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How I got into the Ivies

Going to graduate school can bring great learning opportunities and rewarding career prospects. Admission in the Ivy Leagues is really competitive and the application process can be overwhelming for everyone. Through this podcast, I wish to share my knowledge and experiences with you about the application process for graduate school and all that you should keep in mind. I hope that you’ll make the most out of it and succeed in getting into your dream school.

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Episode 13: The QnA episode!

Hey everyone, in this episode, I’ll be answering the questions sent to me by my listeners about the graduate school application process for masters in the USA.

16mins

19 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 12: Valuable insights from the graduate school application process

Hey everyone! In this episode, I’ll be sharing some insights and learning from the graduate applications process to US universities. I hope this episode helps you plan your applications well and save valuable time. To convert your GPA to US 4.0 scale, you can use the free WES iGPA calculator: https://applications.wes.org/igpa-calculator/

8mins

10 Jun 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 11: Letters of Recommendation and Resume for graduate school applications

Hey everyone! In this episode, I’ll be discussing about the Letter of Recommendation and Resume, both of which are required as part of your application. These documents can have significant impact on your application decision and so you don’t want to miss this episode. Letters of Reference at 0:31 and Resume at 6:53. Document for resume templates: https://hwpi.harvard.edu/files/ocs/files/masters_resume_cover_letters.pdf

13mins

4 Jun 2020

Rank #3

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Episode 10: The Statement of Purpose (SoP)

The Statement of Purpose (SoP) is an essay which conveys all about you, your area of interest, future plans and career goals. This is one of the most critical parts of the application process. Through this episode, I intend to walk you through my process of SoP writing which will help you create an impressive document. Your SoP should answer a few questions which I’ve discussed here. Also, you can use Grammarly for basic grammar checks and plagiarism detection: https://www.grammarly.com

11mins

30 May 2020

Rank #4

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Episode 9: How to go about university shortlisting?

Hey everyone! In this episode, I’ll be discussing about how you can go about university shortlisting. While this may be an open-ended subject and it is specific to the individual, I’ve tried my best to make this extensive process as generic as possible. The ranking websites I mentioned are: USNews, QS World Rankings, Shanghai Rankings, CWUR ranking, Times Higher Education and msinus.com. For extensive profile evaluation, you can look up Yocket.com. Further, I’ve also underscored the need of being optimistic and ambitious, while keeping a few safety options for yourself.

8mins

26 May 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 8: All about the TOEFL

Hey everyone! In this episode, I’ll be discussing the format of the TOEFL iBT along with basic strategies and prep resources that you can use. ETS TOEFL website: https://www.ets.org/toefl

11mins

23 May 2020

Rank #6

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Episode 7: Coaching classes or self-study for GRE prep?

Hey everyone! In this episode, I’ll be talking about whether you need to enroll in coaching classes for GRE prep. Also I’ll be touching upon my way of prep and few things you should keep in mind before you start your prep. I hope this episode helps you in making the right choice for yourself so you achieve your dream GRE score.

8mins

21 May 2020

Rank #7

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Episode 6: GRE prep strategies

Hey everyone! In this episode, I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks which helped me prepare effectively for the GRE. This is a standardised test required as a part of applications to graduate schools in the USA. I hope the strategies I mention in this episode help you ace the GRE.

11mins

19 May 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 5: All about the GRE

Hey and welcome back! In this episode, I will share the format of the GRE test and the materials I used for preparation. This is a standardised test required as a part of your applications to graduate schools in the USA. You can check https://www.ets.org/gre for official information and the documents I mention in this episode.

11mins

17 May 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 4: Application timeline for Fall intake

Hey everyone! In this episode, I discuss about my timeline for the application process. I applied for the Fall 2020 intake and I’ll be specific with the months here. I hope this episode helps you understand the time you need to invest in this process and helps you plan well.

6mins

17 May 2020

Rank #10