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WVU Faculty Upholds Land-Grant Mission by Promoting Better Living in the State of West Virginia

  June 06, 2019        0 Comments

It's no secret that West Virginia has some of the highest rates of obesity and cardiovascular disease in the country. But to create a healthier landscape in some of our state’s unhealthiest counties, a few West Virginia University faculty believe you have to empower the entire community.

Communities in WV's Clay and McDowell counties will soon be the focus of a rural health project led by faculty from WVU Extension Service, WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, and WVU School...

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7 Steps to Choosing a Graduate School That's a Good Fit for You

  May 16, 2019        0 Comments

When you're choosing a graduate school and everyone tells you to find a program that’s a “good fit” for you. But what does that mean? And how do you do it?

In simple terms, choosing a graduate school that's a good fit for you means finding a program and place where you will be happy during the next two to seven years of your life while you complete your advanced degree. There are a number of variables that go into the equation of a good fit: including faculty, current students, location,...

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Rethink Involving Your Parents in the Grad School Admissions Process — Here's Why

  January 17, 2019        0 Comments


You'd be surprised to learn how many parents of prospective graduate students are intimately involved in their children's graduate school admissions and application process.

What does this look like exactly? Well, many graduate school administrators receive calls and emails from parents checking-in on their children's progress. These check-ins vary from inquiries about application requirements to follow-ups on receipt of transcripts. Whatever the reason behind these check-ins, it’s clear...

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WVU's Top 5 Blog Articles of 2018

  December 20, 2018        0 Comments

At West Virginia University, we've been busy researching, analyzing, and creating content related to the kinds of topics that are valuable to you.

We took a few minutes to research the five most viewed blog posts from The Summit Ahead from 2018. Take a look, and hopefully, you'll find these stories to be as valuable as the rest of our readers!

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7 Errors NOT to Make While Applying to Grad School

  October 11, 2018        1 Comment

There are a lot of moving parts that come with applying to graduate school, and with those moving parts comes the possibility of making mistakes, but as you tackle the graduate school admissions process, remember that you're not alone!

Here at West Virginia University, we're prepared and excited to help you in whatever way we can. And that's why we took the time to list out a few mistakes and faux pas that you should definitely avoid when applying to graduate school.

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Graduate Assistantships: Why They Matter and How to Apply for One

  April 26, 2018        0 Comments

Your graduate education is more than what you learn in the classroom — it’s also the work experience you gain and the networks you cultivate.

One way to obtain work experience in graduate school is through a graduate assistantship. A unique experience during graduate years, graduate assistantships provide an excellent learning environment, exposing students to what it is like to be in the workforce (and will also help you in financing graduate school!).

Here are a few reasons graduate...

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Topics: Funding Your Graduate Education, Graduate School Resources

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying to a Master's Program

  March 29, 2018        0 Comments

Between studying for the GRE, analyzing your financial situation, and making a decision regarding whether to keep working or not, applying to graduate school can be stressful. And in the midst of weighing several challenging choices, it's sometimes easy to overlook important steps in the graduate school admissions process.

But don't worry! The West Virginia University Admissions team is here to help.

Take a look at these three easily avoidable mistakes before you apply to grad school (and...

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Topics: Funding Your Graduate Education, Graduate School Resources

3 Reasons an Online Hybrid MBA Program May be Right for You (or Not!)

  March 08, 2018        0 Comments

Are you ready to go back to school, but not ready to quit your job?

Choosing graduate school online will allow you to maintain momentum in your career while pursuing your degree. You'll not only master a specific body of knowledge, you'll also learn to think critically and creatively, analyze and synthesize information, communicate effectively, and solve complex problems — all skills that give you that decisive competitive edge.

But remember that there are two sides to every story. Just...

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A Look at WVU's Integrated Marketing Communications Master’s Degree

  February 22, 2018        0 Comments

Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is a planning process designed to assure that all brand contacts received by a customer or prospect for a product, service, or organization are relevant to that person and consistent over time."

But what exactly does this mean?

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Beyond the Grades – 5 Things Grad Admissions Are Looking For in an Applicant

  February 08, 2018        2 Comments

There are misconceptions of what makes a good graduate student.

When choosing a graduate school and when navigating the graduate school admissions process, students can submit (in addition to undergraduate transcripts) other program specific materials, which may include interviews, portfolios, résumés, test scores, recommendations, and essays.

Though high grades and test scores are highly commendable, the true picture of an individual is revealed in these supplemental requirements.

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About the Blog

Deciding what graduate school to attend can be daunting at times, and navigating the admissions process can be that much more difficult. We hope to make the journey from considering graduate school to enrolling in a graduate program easier by publishing content that will be helpful to you as you discern if, when, and where, to pursue your next degree.

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