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How to write a dynamic academic resume

How to write a dynamic academic resume

See that photo up above? That’s of my dog, Tilly, after I said the words “academic resume” to her. In fact, say the words “academic resume” to anyone, canine or otherwise, and watch just about everyone’s eyes glaze over with equal...
During the pandemic, find your passion project

During the pandemic, find your passion project

In this crazy time of COVID, I found myself on a hiking trail last week thinking about passion projects. It was a pretty day, the forest trilling with birdsong, the leaves on the trees that new, tentative green that only exists in the spring. My dog Tilly and I were...
Why this personal statement works: a breakdown

Why this personal statement works: a breakdown

Sometimes, even when it comes to writing, there is nothing better than seeing a visual breakdown to understand why a personal statement is effective and memorable. In my view, the best personal statements: are honest and relatable are detailed show vulnerability show...
How to get excellent recommendation letters

How to get excellent recommendation letters

Let’s face it: asking for a recommendation letter can be awkward. You know you’re asking someone to invest time and effort on your behalf, and that can be uncomfortable. But these letters — usually two from teachers and one from a guidance counselor are...