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How To Write Your Stanford GSB Essay

Andrew Brodhead – Stanford News

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business consistently ranks as one of the most prestigious b-schools in the world.

To maintain its prestige, the b-school is highly selective of who it accepts.

Matt Symonds, co-founder and director of Fortuna Admissions, recently discussed what kind of applicants Stanford GSB looks for and how applicants can write strong essays.

WHO GSB SEEKS

The ideal student at Stanford GSB, according to the school’s evaluation criteria, is someone who possesses three main characteristics: intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions.

“Stanford is looking not just for extremely bright and successful professionals, but also young people who have strong values, and who want to have a positive impact in the world,” Fortuna’s Heidi Hillis, Stanford GSB alum and former alumni interviewer, says. “The school genuinely wants to get to know you and to understand your values. Stanford MBAs are

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Motorists in a jam as Covid-19 leaves them waiting months for DVLA documents

<span>Photograph: John Stillwell/PA</span>
Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Frustrated car owners have been waiting months for vital documents and left unclear about whether they can legally drive their vehicles because of a backlog of applications caused by the coronavirus crisis.

In the past few months, licence renewals and changes to vehicle registration (V5C) documents have been backing up at the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency’s Swansea offices, leaving thousands of people waiting months to get them back.

Since Guardian Money wrote about the case of a driver struggling to get hold of a car logbook, readers have swamped our Consumer Champions’ inbox with reports of long delays and how impossible it has become to contact the UK government agency.

Those sending off their driving licence or V5C document for routine changes of address report waiting months. Some, with more complex cases, say they have been waiting since January for applications to be dealt with.

While many

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The cost of becoming a U.S. citizen just went up drastically. And asylum is no longer free

The Trump administration announced on Friday an exorbitant increase in fees for some of the most common immigration procedures, including an 81% increase in the cost of U.S. citizenship for naturalization. It will also now charge asylum-seekers, which is an unprecedented move.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published on Friday a final rule in the Federal Register that details the new cost for dozens of immigration and naturalization applications, a further change in immigration policy to curb legal immigration of low-income foreign nationals.

The fees’ adjustment “to ensure U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recovers its costs of services,” they agency said in a press release, includes a $50 fee in the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. That will make the United States one of only four countries around the world that charge a fee for humanitarian protection.

The fee to apply for U.S. citizenship through naturalization

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Looking to travel outside the US? These places are open to Americans

It can be difficult to imagine traveling during a global pandemic that has racked up more than 17 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, worldwide and has caused many countries and states to close their borders to international travel. But as of July 30, the Transportation Security Administration reported that 718,310 people took flights, a drastic increase from the March 30 travel number of 154,695.

Where once the United States passport granted citizens the ability to travel almost anywhere, now only some countries and territories are allowing Americans across their borders. The U.S. largely falls into a “hot spot” category and is barred for its inability to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Just yesterday, the European Union extended its travel ban on Americans. According to the Henley Passport Index, which ranks the world’s most powerful passports, the U.S., which used to fall in the

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New Yorkers Get Extra Week To Apply For Rent Assistance

NEW YORK CITY — New York City tenants who missed rent payment thanks to the coronavirus pandemic will have an extra week to apply for state help.

The deadline for COVID Rent Relief Program applications is now Aug. 6.

The program provides New Yorkers funds for up to four months of rent missed during the coronavirus pandemic. It falls far short of calls to “cancel rent” or other forms of forgiveness, but still provides renters in greatest need some relief.

Originally, New Yorkers had just two weeks to apply. But officials with New York State Homes and Community Renewal, which runs the program, on Friday announced the deadline would be extended an extra week.

“The Legislature designed the COVID Rent Relief Program to help New Yorkers who are the most at-risk and rent burdened after losing income due to the pandemic,” said RuthAnne Visnauskas, HCR’s commissioner, in a statement. “By

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How to Choose Emergency Loans to Get Fast Cash

When the rent is due, you don’t have time to wait for the grinding gears of government.

So could an emergency loan help?

If you’re among the 31.5% of out-of-work Americans who say they couldn’t last a month without the extra $600 a week from unemployment, your budget can’t accommodate a lapse in unemployment benefits without some kind of help.

And while we recommend building an emergency fund, finding a bridge job and tightening your budget, if you need the money this week, an emergency loan may be the lifeline you need to keep your head above water until the next unemployment or stimulus check arrives.

We’ll break down loans that can get money in your hands fast, including what you need to qualify, what kind of interest rate you’d be facing and which offers to avoid.

How to Get Emergency Loans

If it seems like the more you need

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How to Earn Money Online

The jobs available for people looking to make money online run the gamut. On the internet, you can seek everything from full-time employment as a remote staff member to a work-whenever-you-want side hustle as a blogger or jewelry-maker.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has rattled the job market, online hiring is strong in a range of industries. According to Glassdoor’s Job Market Report, there were 11,430 remote job openings in July on Glassdoor, up 28.3% from the year before.

“The fields with the most remote-work listings right now include areas like customer service, sales, computer and (information technology), medical and health, and education and training,” wrote Brie Weiler Reynolds, career development manager and coach at FlexJobs, a resource for finding remote jobs, part-time jobs, freelance jobs and other flexible jobs, in an email.

These are industries where work has moved away from in-person to online interactions, she notes.

Other fields with

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Smart Ways You Can Prepare For Job Loss While You’re Still Employed

Approximately 44.2 million people have filed for unemployment since the start of the coronavirus shutdown in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Labor. If your employer is struggling to stay afloat in the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re probably concerned about your job.

Preparing for a possible pink slip in your not-so-distant future can help you find a new job faster and stay afloat financially in the interim. In order to brace yourself for job loss, take these steps now.

Last updated: July 30, 2020

Update Your Resume

If your resume is updated, you’ll be able to start applying for jobs the day you’re laid off. You’ll need to customize it for each position, but having a generic version ready to go will be a huge start.

This is the first impression you’ll make on potential employers, so take the time to create a polished and professional document. Most employers 

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Kids’ mental health can struggle during online school. Here’s how teachers are planning ahead.

When her South Carolina high school went online this spring, Maya Green struggled through the same emotions as many of her fellow seniors: She missed her friends. Her online assignments were too easy. She struggled to stay focused.

But Green, 18, also found herself working harder for the teachers who knew her well and cared about her. 

“My school doesn’t do a ton of lessons on social and emotional learning,” said Green, who just graduated from Charleston County School of the Arts, a magnet school, and is headed to Stanford University. “But I grew up in this creative writing program, and I’m really close to my teachers there, and we had at least one purposeful conversation about my emotions after we moved online.”

From the other teachers, Green didn’t hear much to support her mental health.

This was a common complaint among parents when classes went online in March to

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Amazon Reviewers Say These $27-and-Under Serums Seriously Improved Their Skin

When it comes to the bandwidth of our Amazon shopping carts, the limit (as Cady Heron would say) simply does not exist. From affordable skin-saving elixirs to highly sought-after hair tools to nail-enhancing supplements to lash-extending mascaras, Amazon is our oyster when it comes to beauty shopping. But of course, this can be both a blessing and a curse.

On one hand, we love to have options, and with more options comes the increased probability we’ll find the perfect product to add to our regimen. But when you’re faced with literally thousands of beckoning beauty choices, the process of finding said perfect product can feel daunting and practically impossible. To complicate matters further, shopping for beauty products online—versus in person—is significantly more difficult. I avoid online returns at all costs, and because of that, I heavily rely on ratings and reviews while shopping online retailers like Amazon, especially when it

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