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How to Write Personal Essays for U.S. Universities

Friday | March 22, 2019 | by Mariel S. Tavakoli

Mariel S. Tavakoli is a WES Ambassador who recently graduated from the University of Oxford. Her studies focused on helping international students prepare personal statements in English. Below, she provides essential insights about how to prepare a personal essay that will improve your chances of earning admission to a...

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Top 5: STEM Majors for International Students

Tuesday | March 19, 2019 | by Xiao Lu

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 8.6 million STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs available in the United States as of 2015. With such a high demand for qualified employees, STEM students should feel confident in their prospects for employment after graduation. If you...

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Updated Requirements for WAEC and NECO Examination Results

Monday | March 18, 2019 | by Justine D'Souza

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WES recently updated its document requirements for all West African Examination Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO) results coming from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia. The appropriate examining body, WAEC or NECO, must send applicants’ official examination results directly to WES in a sealed envelope....

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Webinar Recap: The Canadian Higher Education System

Thursday | March 14, 2019 | by WES Advisor

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If you missed our live webinar on Canadian higher education, this blog post will summarize the key points and tips shared by our panelists. You can also sign up here to watch the on-demand webinar and receive access to helpful online resources on Canadian colleges and universities. The webinar...

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Will President Trump Closing Immigration Offices Impact Your Journey to the United States?

Tuesday | March 12, 2019 | by WES Advisor

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On March 12, United States President Donald Trump announced that he was planning to close all international immigration offices. This closure, which would potentially impact 21 immigration offices around the world, would take place in the coming months—barring any unlikely pushback from the U.S. State Department. L. Francis Cissna,...

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