Western Michigan University, BS
The University of Iowa College of Law, JD with distinction
Once you have an idea where you want to apply (after careful research and consideration), visit the schools in person, if possible. Get a tour and meet with students, available faculty, the career services center, and the admissions office. You will be there for three years, so make sure you are comfortable with the culture. Stay loosely in touch with those you connected with during your visit, especially the admissions office. These connections and “reminders” of who you are can be really helpful when schools consider your application. Make sure your application reflects the information you have learned about the school and your personal connection to it. This is important not only for admission consideration but also for scholarship assessment.
I spoke with other companies, but in my first conversation with Ali Nash, she showed me that she didn’t consider me just a ‘client,’ another application, or a number. She cared about my story, my experiences, [and] what was important to me, and helped me to use those things to craft applications that not only showed schools why I was a unique candidate, but that reflected me as a person and showed them why I was a candidate they wanted.