Graduate AdmissionsThe decision to pursue a Graduate degree lies solely in the hands of students. Wendy's clients, soon to be recent college graduates, make the choice to continue their academic endeavors by pursuing a degree in their chosen field, such as Psychology, Law, Business, Management, etc. More and more clients want to earn their Master's or Doctorate degree. She helps her clients navigate the graduate admissions process by focusing on the client's career interests, past college experiences and the desire to relocate or remain in Georgia. In addition, she evaluates the Graduate Program's reputation, curriculum and program quality. Wendy creates a workable list and assists throughout the entire process from touring programs, tutoring, application assistance and interviewing.
Learning About The Graduate Admissions Process - At Williams Educational Consultants, LLC, Wendy Williams begins her extensive process by teaching you about Graduate Admissions. Wendy also evaluates your current academic situation and discusses how she can help you select programs based on your needs and future goals. Explaining the trends in Graduate Admissions and giving an overview of the process allows the student to understand timing, location and what programs are looking for in an applicant.
Getting to Know You - Learning about your academics, personality and cultural background is an important part of the process. Wendy must know more than just your current GPA and standardized test scores. She considers these two components to be important for Admissions Officers who are screening applications. Her clients explore career goals before making the decision to apply to a Graduate Program. She offers inventories, which depict interests, personality and highlights career and academic potentials.
Understanding Your Academic Profile – Wendy Williams built her practice by working within the framework of academic institutions. Together with her counseling background and academic experiences, She is able to grasp and understand your student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. She evaluates all psychological and academic records such as transcripts and standard tests to help plan your student’s curriculum for his or her remaining years of college as well as talk about internship and research opportunities. She also help to identify the right tutors for the GRE or LSAT.
Creating a Program List – She evaluates all the information gathered through various meetings, student questionnaires as well as academic performance and creates a working graduate list. This list is a starting point in discussing graduate programs. Once the list is created and reviewed, she encourages her clients to research school programs by contacting the graduate office as well as inquiring online. Thus the application timeline is created. She highly recommend that students visit programs prior to applying. Information gained on campus visits is influential in your application, as well as giving you an opportunity to meet with a Graduate Admissions Officer.
The Application Phase - As a graduate applicant, you have many challenges that affect your decision-making process. No student wants to begin under the pressures and fears of not knowing his/her starting point in this process. With my organized and developed guidelines, students not only begin their process on the right track but their confidence soars. Applications are not a quick turnaround. Applications must convey your past experience, motivation for attending a graduate program as well as your overall potential. This time is critical in the graduate process and should not be rushed.
The Interview Process - Once you have been selected by the Admissions Committee to attend an Interview, Wendy Williams will help you prepare for the interview which could be a group interview, a panel interview, or an interview with a Professor or Faculty member. Interviews may be conducted on-site at the campus or by telephone. Nowadays, some interviews are done through Skype. These interviews are essential to your applications and are strongly evaluated for your academic promise, critical thinking skills, teamwork ability, social competence and problem solving ability. This is not like your college admissions interview. By conducting a mock interview, you will feel more confident with questions that might come your way.
Evaluating Your Acceptances - Wendy Williams will help you decide which program is best for your academic and career future.