Getting Organized: Chances are, you will be applying to more than one program. You want to be sure you have a plan to keep track of all the important information you need in order to submit a complete application to each school and meet its deadline. I can help you navigate the complexities of the application process in a way that works for you.
Statement of Purpose: In my experience, students often fail to do justice to their experience and potential in their statement. This is a serious pitfall because the statement of purpose is often the single most important component of your application package. I can help you to make sure that you highlight your strengths and tailor your statement to the program you are applying to.
Letters of Recommendation: I can help you to decide who your recommenders should be, especially if you have been out of school for a while, as well as how and when to approach them. Additionally, I can work directly with your recommenders to offer them advice about what type of information is helpful and important to include in their letters.
Curriculum Vitae: I can help make sure you are communicating your research or professional experience in a way that is likely to stand out to reviewers on the admissions committee.
International Students: I have extensive experience evaluating international students' applications. I can also help you understand what university life is like in North America.
Please visit my website for more information: debbybryanconsulting.comI am a professional graduate admissions advisor specializing in helping students navigate the process of applying to graduate programs in the United States and in Canada. I have particular expertise in the areas of engineering and social sciences.
How I Can Help You:
Universities receive hundreds or, in the case of many top programs, thousands of applications every year. Because of this, it is critical to submit an application that communicates your qualifications in the most effective way possible. You must not only be an excellent applicant, you must submit an excellent application.
I am not in the business of teaching people to game the system. Instead, I will help you avoid the common pitfalls that can prevent excellent applicants from receiving the full consideration they deserve. I will help you craft your statement of purpose and the other components of your application in a way that makes clear what you have to offer as a graduate student. Remember that, from the perspective of the program you are applying to, graduate admission decisions are not about finding the best applicants by some objective standard; they are about finding the applicants who are likely to contribute the most to their department. For that reason, judgments about where your application fits best can be among the most important in determining whether your application is successful.
The graduate admissions process is complicated, and it can be scary, but I can help you navigate it so you present the most favorable, accurate and compelling picture to committee members of what you have to offer their department.
I look forward to working with you!