How to Improve My Grad School Chances
August 15, 2008 4:35 PM Subscribe
Is there anything I can do to help myself get into grad school (PhD, political science/international relate) between now and January?
posted by davidstandaford to Education (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on my grad school applications and I'm wondering if there is anything I can be doing over the next six months that might help me get into a good program.
I graduated from college three years ago and spent the last two years working on a college campus and this year I'm in a foreign country doing a one year study program (both unrelated to what I would be doing in grad school).
One of my thoughts was to start a blog about something I'm interested in concentrating on in a grad program (Sierra Leone) and writing about it for the next six months. Would grad school admissions committees consider something like that a plus?
Is there anything else I can be doing that would make me seem like a stronger candidate? Any info or advice would be a big help. Thanks!