How not to write a graduate school personal statement

The essays are coming! The essays are coming! Well, actually, not really. You still have some time to write that Pulitzer Prize-winning, God-defying personal statement. It doesn’t matter how much you polish those test scores or flaunt that GPA, they’re not enough to get you into the graduate school of
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Even celebrities need UC Berkeley doctoral degrees

Actress and political activist Ashley Judd recently announced that she’ll be returning to school to get her doctorate in public policy from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy. She already boasts a master’s degree from Harvard University and an IMDB page that’s likely more impressive than any of her future
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What post-graduate life is really like

“Congratulations Class of 2015! You did it!” A phrase that I still subconsciously hear in my mind from time to time. A phrase that’s supposed to signify the endless triumph and success in the form of a piece of paper worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, don’t get me
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BAs are nice, but PhDs are forever

Hungry and Foolish

For some, a bachelor’s degree is starting to feel like a compulsory, devalued certificate; a stamp to mark the top of one’s resume. A degree in the liberal arts (and herein lies my bias), although better than a high school diploma, doesn’t get one very far in today’s job market.
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