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Strategies to Help Women Craft Outstanding Graduate School Applications

Online • August 5, 2014

It's really true - women candidates for business school, medical school and law school need to build their brand differently in order to maximize their odds for success. Karen Marks, Founder and Pr...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT

It's really true - women candidates for business school, medical school and law school need to build their brand differently in order to maximize their odds for success. Karen Marks, Founder and President of North Star Admissions, will walk you through steps that you can take now to prepare your applications, including specific strategies for women. Learn how to create a timeline, choose the best stories and recommenders, write compelling essays, navigate interviews, school visits and more. Since October 2013, North Star's clients have received more than 2.5 million dollars in scholarships and have been admitted to some of the nation's top schools, including Stanford, Wharton, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, MIT, the University of Chicago, UVA, Duke, Georgetown and more.


Karen Marks leverages more than a decade of admissions experience to help her clients succeed. She spent time as the Associate Director of Admissions at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she was the lead Diversity Recruiter, and as a member of Dartmouth’s undergraduate admissions committee. In addition, Karen served on the Board of the Consortium for Graduate School Management. Previously, Karen was a civil rights attorney for the ACLU, specializing in race and gender discrimination litigation. She hold a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University School of Law.


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