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Drafting a Personal Statement For Graduate School: Eight Dos & Don'ts

Posted by Simone Handler-Hutchinson on 11/18/15 4:00 PM

Applying to graduate school for a master's degree can feel daunting, particularly if you are a mid-career professional who hasn’t been in the classroom for a while. Most graduate schools will require that you submit a personal statement as part of your application, but don’t be intimidated by the task.

If your goals of returning to school include developing new skills to better position yourself for new or expanding opportunities within your industry or related industry, a compelling personal statement can be the key factor in the school’s decision to admit you. Graduate schools desire diverse students with a variety of personal, professional and educational backgrounds.

Think of the graduate school personal statement as your opportunity to distinguish yourself from other applicants and to highlight something that the admissions committee would not otherwise know about you.

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Topics: Graduate Programs, Advice and Tips, Writing

Why The Hiring Boom in Financial Services Compliance?

Posted by Timothy Glynn on 11/12/15 9:00 AM

Last year, an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Compliance Officer: Dream Career” discussed the massive growth of compliance jobs, emphasizing hiring for new compliance positions in the financial services industry. Just last month, New York Comptroller Tom DiNapoli identified hiring in compliance as driving growth in Wall Street employment in the first half of 2015.

Employment opportunities in financial services compliance are booming for two interrelated reasons.

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Topics: Internships/Jobs, Graduate Programs, Compliance