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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Spring Semester Deadlines for US Universities

Spring Semester Deadlines for US Universities. Deadlines for MS in US, PhD for Spring 2014, Spring 2015. Most of these deadlines are correct, but couple of Majors may have different deadlines. So, check the graduate department website of the university for the exact deadline information.

Universities with Deadlines in June

  1. University of Maryland, Baltimore County – 1-Jun
  2. University of South Florida, Tampa – 1-Jun
  3. Texas Tech University – 15-Jun

Universities with Deadlines in July

  1. Florida Institute of Technology – 1-Jul
  2. University of Pittsburgh – 1-Jul
  3. Washington State University, Pullman – 1-Jul
  4. North Carolina State University – 15-Jul
  5. University of Illinois, Chicago – 15-Jul
  6. University of Rhode Island, Kingston – 12-Jul

Universities with Deadlines in August

  1. University of Michigan, Dearborn – 1-Aug
  2. Kansas State University – 1-Aug
  3. North Dakota State University, Fargo – 1-Aug
  4. Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo – 1-Aug
  5. Wichita State University – 1-Aug
  6. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – 15-Aug
  7. South Dakota School of Mines & Tech – 15-Aug
  8. South Dakota State University, Brookings – 15-Aug
  9. University of Kentucky, Lexington – 15-Aug

Universities with Deadlines in September

  1. Florida International University – 1-Sep & 1-Oct
  2. Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago – 1-Sep with Funding 15-Oct without Funding
  3. East Carolina University – 1-Sep
  4. George Washington University – 1-Sep
  5. Indiana University, Bloomington – 1-Sep
  6. Lamar University – 1-Sep
  7. Mississippi State University – 1-Sep
  8. Oakland University, Rochester – 1-Sep
  9. University of Nebraska, Lincoln – 1-Sep
  10. University of Oklahoma, Norman – 1-Sep
  11. University of Texas, Dallas – 1-Sep
  12. University of Texas, San Antonio – 1-Sep
  13. Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University – 1-Sep
  14. California State University, Chico – 15-Sep
  15. Northeastern University, Boston – 15-Sep
  16. Texas A & M University, Kingsville – 15-Sep
  17. Tufts University – 15-Sep
  18. University of North Carolina, Greensboro – 15-Sep
  19. University of North Texas, Denton – 15-Sep
  20. University of Texas, Arlington – 15-Sep
  21. California State University, Fresno – 30-Sep
  22. California State University, Northridge – 30-Sept Online, 31-Oct Doc

Universities with Deadlines in October

  1. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb – 1- Oct
  2. Tennessee Technological University – 1- Oct
  3. California State University, Long Beach – 1-Oct Online, 15-Oct Doc
  4. Indiana University Purdue University – 1-Oct with & without Funding
  5. University of Detroit, Mercy – 1-Oct
  6. Eastern Michigan University – 1-Oct
  7. Illinois State University, Normal – 1-Oct
  8. Minnesota State University, Mankato – 1-Oct
  9. Oklahoma State University, Still Water – 1-Oct
  10. Old Dominion University, Norfolk – 1-Oct
  11. Oregon State University, Corvallis – 1-Oct
  12. Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville – 1-Oct
  13. State University of New York, Stony Brook – 1-Oct
  14. Stevens Institute of Technology – 1-Oct
  15. University of Colorado, Denver – 1-Oct
  16. University of Houston, University Park – 1-Oct
  17. University of Idaho, Moscow – 1-Oct
  18. University of Iowa, Iowa City – 1-Oct
  19. University of Louisiana, Lafayette – 1-Oct
  20. University of Massachusetts, Amherst – 1-Oct
  21. University of Nevada, Las Vegas – 1-Oct
  22. University of North Carolina, Charlotte – 1-Oct
  23. University of Texas, El Paso – 1-Oct
  24. University of Virginia, Charlottesville – 1-Oct
  25. West Virginia University, Morgan Town – 1-Oct
  26. Worcester Polytechnic Institute – 1-Oct
  27. Duke University – 15-Oct
  28. Texas State University – 15-Oct
  29. University of Georgia – 15-Oct
  30. Villanova University – 15-Oct
  31. California State University, Fullerton – 17-Oct
  32. California State University, Los Angeles – 31-Oct

Universities with Deadlines in November

  1. Florida State University – 1-Nov
  2. Monmouth University – 1-Nov
  3. Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn – 1-Nov
  4. Portland State University – 1-Nov
  5. University of Louisville, Louisville – 1-Nov
  6. University of Miami, Coral Gables – 1-Nov
  7. University of South Carolina, Columbia – 1-Nov
  8. University of Utah, Salt Lake City – 1-Nov
  9. University of Wyoming, Laramie – 1-Nov
  10. Vanderbilt University – 1-Nov
  11. Arkansas State University – 14-Nov
  12. Marquette University – 15-Nov
  13. New Jersey Institute of Technology – 15-Nov
  14. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth – 15-Nov
  15. Marist College, Poughkeepsie – 30-Nov
  16. Southern Methodist University – 30-Nov

Universities with Deadlines in December

  1. Lehigh University – 1-Dec
  2. Louisiana Tech University, Ruston – 1-Dec
  3. New York Institute of Technology – 1-Dec
  4. University of Houston, Clear Lake – 1-Dec
  5. University of South Alabama, Mobile – 1-Dec
  6. University of Southern California – 1-Dec
  7. Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla – 15-Dec

Universities with Other Deadlines

  1. Florida Atlantic University – 1 year before
  2. Wright State University, Dayton – Rolling
  3. University of Toledo – Rolling

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Top 5 Scholarship Essay Mistakes to Avoid

1. Waiting to the last minute: Deadlines really light a fire under most people, but in order to do your best, start writing early!  Nothing is worse than sending out your application materials and then thinking of a great way of saying something better two days later.  Also!  Write when you are on vacation, the weekend, or other times when deadlines and demands on your time are at a minimum.
2. Not researching who/what you are writing for or about: Don't fall into the cookie cutter mentality!  While the bottom line is getting money for school, each application is to be approached appropriately.  Take your time to get to know your audience.  You know you can tell when someone is recycling, they can too!  Moreover, follow directions to the "T".  If they call for 12pt TNR font, and 1" margins, do it without question!
3. Blah Writing: The scholarship committees don't want to read dry, sterile drivel and incidentally, you don't want to sound this way, especially since you are talking about your favorite topic: You!
Be creative!  Use an original opening and ending that comes from the heart - your heart! not someone else's!
4. Using slang, and abbreviations: Your scholarship essay may require you to write only 300 words.  This does not mean that you use abbreviations that should be reserved for the cellular device!  Avoid slang at all costs, however, some colloquialisms are OK, but only in extreme moderation, maybe once per 300 words.  Be professional not texty!  For example, "through" is not spelled "thru", and "espc" is not an acceptable replacement for "especially"!  IMHO...
5. Spell check and grammar check are not enough: 
Will you please read your essay carefully before printing it or sending it out?  Spell and grammar check are good for picking up glaringly obvious errors, but leave plenty behind.  They are not perfect and may never be completely perfect. It doesn't pick up on the fact that you said, "amazing" three times in your essay, so proof it yourself before letting Dr. Grammar Check at the patient.  Have a friend read it over, or if your best friend is a rock, then try your school's writing center.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

TOP US Universities for MS

TOP US Universities for MS

1Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Cambridge, MA
2Stanford University - Stanford, CA
3University of California - Berkeley,CA
4Georgia Institute of Technology - Atlanta, GA
5California Institute of Technology - Pasadena, CA
6University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
7Carnegie Mellon University
8University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
9University of Texas, Austin
10Cornell University
11Purdue University,West Lafayette
12Texas A&M University,College Station
13University of Southern California
14University of California, San Diego
15Columbia University
16University of California,Los Angeles
17University of Wisconsin, Madison
18University of Maryland,College Park
19Harvard University
20Northwestern University
21Princeton University
22University of California,Santa Barbara
23University of Pennsylvania
24Virginia Tech
25Pennsylvania State University,University Park
26Johns Hopkins University
27University of Washington
28Duke University
29University of Minnesota,Twin Cities
30Ohio State University
31North Carolina State University
32Rice University
33University of California
34Yale University
35University of Colorado
36University of Florida
37Vanderbilt University
38Boston University
39University of California,Irvine
40University of Virginia
41University of Rochester
42Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
43Arizona State University
44Iowa State University
45Lehigh University
46Brown University
47Case Western Reserve University
48University of Pittsburgh
49Michigan State University
50Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey,New Brunswick
51University of Arizona
52University of Notre Dame
53Washington University in St. Louis
54University at Buffalo,SUNY
55University of Utah
56Stony Brook University,SUNY
57University of Delaware
58University of Iowa
59University of Massachusetts,Amherst
60Dartmouth College
61University of Dayton
62Northeastern University
63Colorado School of Mines
64University of California,Riverside
65University of Connecticut
66University of Illinois,Chicago
67Auburn University
68Colorado State University
69Drexel University
70Polytechnic Institute of New York University
71University of Tennessee,Knoxville
72Illinois Institute of Technology
73University of Central Florida
74Stevens Institute of Technology
75Syracuse University
76Tufts University
77Clemson University
78University of Houston
79University of Texas,Dallas
80University of Cincinnati
81University of Missouri
82Mississippi State University
83Missouri University of Science & Technology
84Oregon State University
85University of North Carolina,Chapel Hill
86Washington State University
87University of California,Santa Cruz
88Michigan Technological University
89Rochester Institute of Technology
90University of Alabama,Huntsville
91University of New Mexico
92University of Texas,Arlington
93George Washington University
94Kansas State University
95Louisiana State University,Baton Rouge
96New Jersey Institute of Technology
97Texas Tech University
98University of Nebraska,Lincoln
99University of South Carolina
100Worcester Polytechnic Institute
101University of Kansas
102Florida A&M University - Florida State University
103Indiana University-Purdue University,Indianapolis
104Tulane University
105University of Kentucky
106University of Oklahoma
107West Virginia University
108Wichita State University
109CUNY,City College
110Oklahoma State University
111University of Alabama
112University of Arkansas,Fayetteville
113University of South Florida
114Brigham Young University
115University of North Texas
116George Mason University
117Oregon Health and Science University
118University of Georgia
119Wayne State University
120Binghamton University,SUNY
121University of Maryland,Baltimore County
122Clarkson University
123Southern Methodist University
124University of Akron
125University of Louisville
126University of Miami
127Louisiana Tech University
128New Mexico State University
129University of North Carolina,Charlotte
130Ohio University
131Temple University
132University of Alabama,Birmingham
133Marquette University
134University of Hawaii,Manoa
135University of Maine
136University of Wisconsin,Milwaukee
137Utah State University
138Wright State University
139Alfred University,New York State College of Ceramics
140California State University,Long Beach
141Santa Clara University
142University of Nevada,Reno
143University of New Hampshire
144University of Tulsa
145University of Vermont
146Montana State University
147North Carolina A&T State University
148University of Colorado,Colorado Springs
149University of Idaho
150University of Rhode Island
151University of Wyoming
152Virginia Commonwealth University
153Catholic University of America
154Cleveland State University
155Florida Atlantic University
156Florida Institute of Technology
157University of Toledo
158Florida International University
159Howard University
160Lamar University
161Lawrence Technological University
162Morgan State University
163New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
164North Dakota State University
165Oakland University
166Old Dominion University
167Portland State University
168Prairie View A&M University
169San Diego State University
170South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
171South Dakota State University
172Southern Illinois University,Carbondale
173St. Louis University
174SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
175Tennessee State University
176Tennessee Technological University
177Texas A&M University,Kingsville
178University of Alaska,Fairbanks
179University of Detroit Mercy
180University of Bridgeport
181University of Colorado,Denver
182University of Denver
183University of Louisiana,Lafayette
184University of Massachusetts,Dartmouth
185University of Massachusetts,Lowell
186University of Memphis
187University of Mississippi
188University of Missouri,Kansas City
189University of Nevada,Las Vegas
190University of New Orleans
191University of North Dakota
192University of Texas,El Paso
193University of Texas,San Antonio
194Western Michigan University
195Air Force Institute of Technology
196Idaho State University
197Naval Postgraduate School

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Top Ways to Make Your Scholarship Essay Get Results!

Top Ways to Make Your Scholarship Essay Get Results!

April 21, 2013
A personalized - not cookie cutter! - passionate scholarship essay can mean everything when it comes to obtaining your scholarship dollars.
It's not easy to separate your scholarship application from the background noise of thousands of other applicants. Even if you fit the main criteria for a scholarship, you're still going to have similar grades, goals, activities, and aspirations as dozens of other applicants.
That's where a great application essay comes in. The essay is your best chance to state your case for why you above all others should receive a scholarship; it helps the scholarship provider learn about the person behind the application, and gives them a much more detailed look at your unique story, what you took away from school and what it truly means to be you!

When done right, those few paragraphs can help your application stand out—and could mean the difference between getting a "thanks for applying" E-mail and the award you're looking for.
Of course, putting so much emphasis on a scholarship essay may make it seem like a daunting task, especially if you don't consider yourself a great writer. By following these four tips, just about anyone can create an amazing scholarship essay.
1. Research your audience: Each scholarship provider is different and looking for a specific set of students who meet their specific criteria. Look closely at the application questions, the organization giving the scholarship, and any past recipients, if they are listed.
Do they emphasize school performance? Looking for someone who's dealt with adversity? Interested in character or community service more than grades? Whatever the answers, your research will put you a step ahead of applicants who are copying and pasting "cookie-cutter" essays.
2. Plan, plan, plan!: Don't settle for a cookie-cutter essay!  Start your research and planning as far in advance as possible.  This will give you time to develop an outline.  List two or three main points you want to make in response to any essay questions, add some supporting information under each and consider a sentence or two of introduction and conclusion. 
3. Make it personal and passionate: The scholarship committee does not want to read dry, sterile drivel!  If you can't be passionate about your future, then who can?!  You want to convince the committee that you're the student they've been looking for. Answer the questions you've set out in your outline, but make sure every point you make is illustrated with a specific detail that shows you care about the subject.
Don't just mention that you work with disadvantaged kids; tell them how your love of soccer got you into coaching those kids. Don't just tell them about your acting awards; show how the stage helped you conquer your shyness.
4. Find an editor: Last but not least, make sure you have time to run your essay by a good editor. Even a well-researched and passionately written essay can be derailed by spelling mistakes or awkward sentences, and if you've spent a lot of time looking at your words, it's easy to miss the obvious.
A few minutes of proofreading by a trusted editor can make a huge difference. I also recommend reading your essay aloud to yourself, so you can hear how it flows.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stop saying that! The top 10 things not to say on your resume! No, really!

We - resume writers - used to use the term "boilerplate" when it came to these adjectives and phrases people would pepper their resumes with. Trust me, hold the pepper. Boilerplate means "formulaic or hackneyed language". You could also say they're cliche, blasé, and or buzzwords. Don't tell me it's just your schtick. Stick your schtick, already. Your resume is not the place for these terms! It is best to 

let your achievements do the talking!

Example: don't say that you're a team player if you point out that in your list of achievements you were a team member in a really important project - it's obvious you were a team player or you wouldn't be mentioning it! There's on!

1. Hard working - Make a great resume, and anyone reading your resume will know that you are hard worker. Get good references, and they'll know you're a hard worker. Complete projects on time, mention the projects, tell 'em how you finished ahead of schedule, and - say it with me - they'll know you're a hard worker! 

 2. Self-starting - If you have been in a position in which you are basically a whole department or have supervised at least one other employee - even a part'-timer - you're a self starter. OR! If you handle projects regularly, and with little or no aid, you're a self starter...mention the projects and chuck the boilerplate terms! 

3. Team player - Don't say that you're a team player if you point out that in your list of achievements you were a team member in a really important project - it's obvious you were a team player or you wouldn't be mentioning it! 

4. Highly qualified - Mention your qualifications, even inflate them a bit, we all do it - and they'll know you are qualified. Or, even better, how about applying for a job you're qualified for, with the right list of qualifications, and then, you guessed it, they'll know you are highly qualified! By the way, don't just mention your qualifications - qualify them by listing your greatest achievements! 

5. Dynamic - Show how you're dynamic - for example, you handled many different aspects of a tough project, coordinating performers, caterers, logistics, etc. See how dynamic you were?!

6. Problem solver - Show how you solved problems over the years in your work or your volunteerism. 

7. Reliable - Leave it up to your references to illustrate how reliable you are. What is more, if you finish projects on time or ahead or time - guess what? - you're reliable!

8. Familiar with... - Say instead 'how' familiar you are with a software package, or a process. List years used and in what capacity. For example, if you've been a computer user since you were 8, it doesn't really count until you use a computer for work. Thus, say something like, expert computer user, 8 yrs professional computer use. I'm familiar with tae kwan do after watching some vids on it, but I can't really do it.

9. Flexible - Ok, yoga-tard, show how you were flexible, or actually be flexible and let your references do the talking. Flexibility on your resume can be illustrated thus: Handled large scale project while also completing regular duties, and met all deadline. 

10. People person - If you've been in customer service since you graduated high school, you're probably a people person. If people skills are needed for the job you are applying for, highlight some good examples: handled customer complaints; increased staff morale with Holy Smoke It's Friday in-house program; stuff like that.  Seeing "people person" on a resume makes me gag, then laugh, then gag again...sorry, but it's true.

Overall, boilerplate lines have been overdone - so stop doing it - you'll make more space for the things that matter. You've only got so much space to shine, so let's focus on the best you have to offer and can the canned terms!

Now...wanna see some great Resume and CV samples?

Sunday, March 17, 2013

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Monday, March 11, 2013

How to write a great Personal Essay

A Personal Essay, sometimes called a Letter of Intent, Statement of Purpose, Personal Statement or Autobiographical Statement, are typically around 300-600 words, depending upon the level of education you are applying for. Pay close attention to school requirements! These essays are highly necessary as they provide a glimpse into your life. Oftentimes a Cover Letter is needed, too, describing the essay you are sending and provide any other information that indicates why you are qualified for the school/program you are applying for. Be sure to include your e-mail address and a day and evening phone number.

Formatting specifications

These are essential!

- 1" margin on all sides
- Put your name, address, phone number, e-mail and other particulars, single-spaced in the upper-left-hand corner
- The rest of your cover letter and statement need to be double-spaced
- Do not indent paragraphs! This is basically a business letter!
- On the 2nd page, use a "slug", which is usually your last name in the top-left-hand corner; no need to number your pages, though
- If you mention people's names in the letter, verify they still work at the places you are referencing!
- Just because your statement is personal, doesn't mean it shouldn't be accurate! Be careful! You just might get interviewed/caught!
- Don't fax or e-mail your statement unless you have permission from the school or if the guidelines say that it is acceptable

Sunday, March 10, 2013

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Monday, February 25, 2013

List of State Universities in USA | Public Universities in USA

Top 10 State Universities in USA

1University of California, Berkeley
2University of California, Los Angeles
3University of Virginia
4University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
5University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
6College of William and Mary
7Georgia Institute of Technology
8University of California, Davis
9University of California, San Diego
10University of California, Santa Barbara

List of State Universities in USA

1Arizona State University
2Auburn University
3Ball State University
4Binghamton University, SUNY
5Bowling Green State University
6Clemson University
7College of William and Mary
8Colorado School of Mines
9Colorado State University
10East Carolina University
11Florida State University
12George Mason University
13Georgia Institute of Technology
14Illinois State University
15Indiana University, Bloomington
16Iowa State University
17Kansas State University
18Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
19Louisiana Tech University
20Miami University, Oxford
21Michigan State University
22Michigan Technological University
23Mississippi State University
24Missouri University of Science & Technology
25Montana State University
26New Jersey Institute of Technology
27New Mexico State University
28North Carolina State University, Raleigh
29North Dakota State University
30Northern Illinois University
31Ohio State University, Columbus
32Ohio University
33Oklahoma State University
34Oregon State University
35Pennsylvania State University, University Park
36Purdue University, West Lafayette
37Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick
38Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Newark
39San Diego State University
40South Carolina State University
41South Dakota State University
42Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
43Stony Brook University, SUNY
44SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
45Temple University
46Texas A&M University, College Station
47Texas Tech University
48University at Albany, SUNY
49University at Buffalo, SUNY
50University of Alabama
51University of Alabama, Birmingham
52University of Alabama, Huntsville
53University of Arizona
54University of Arkansas
55University of California, Berkeley
56University of California, Davis
57University of California, Irvine
58University of California, Los Angeles
59University of California, Riverside
60University of California, San Diego
61University of California, Santa Barbara
62University of California, Santa Cruz
63University of Central Florida
64University of Cincinnati
65University of Colorado, Boulder
66University of Colorado, Denver
67University of Connecticut
68University of Delaware
69University of Florida
70University of Georgia
71University of Hawaii, Manoa
72University of Houston
73University of Idaho
74University of Illinois, Chicago
75University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
76University of Iowa
77University of Kansas
78University of Kentucky
79University of Louisville
80University of Maine
81University of Maryland, Baltimore County
82University of Maryland, College Park
83University of Massachusetts, Amherst
84University of Massachusetts, Lowell
85University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
86University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
87University of Mississippi
88University of Missouri
89University of Missouri, Kansas City
90University of Montana
91University of Nebraska, Lincoln
92University of Nevada, Reno
93University of New Hampshire
94University of New Mexico
95University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
96University of North Carolina, Charlotte
97University of North Carolina, Greensboro
98University of North Dakota
99University of Oklahoma
100University of Oregon
101University of Pittsburgh
102University of Rhode Island
103University of South Carolina
104University of South Dakota
105University of South Florida
106University of Tennessee
107University of Texas, Austin
108University of Texas, Dallas
109University of Utah
110University of Vermont
111University of Virginia
112University of Washington
113University of Wisconsin, Madison
114University of Wyoming
115Utah State University
116Virginia Commonwealth University
117Virginia Tech
118Washington State University
119West Virginia University
120Western Michigan University