I got my first acceptance at XXX for their CS doctoral program! ...
Lastly, thank you so much Karin! You preserved my confidence by not letting my doubts get in the way. Additionally, you gave me lasting essay writing advice and writing.... I can say that I've used what I learned from our sessions everyday -- heck, I would have benefited from more writing sessions. These lifelong skills helped me write a final SoP that communicated my motivation, love, and strengths. I'm actually quite proud of it.. Thank you a ton!
When I first considered applying to graduate programs, I was worried that my low undergraduate GPA and lack of research experience would prevent me from being admitted into a good program. Dr. Ash was extremely patient and took time to get to know me, my academic history and career goals and helped me to write strong statements of purpose that conveyed my strengths as an applicant. Her input and review of my statements allowed me to be representative of my own experiences and goals, but also to do so in a way that catered to the program that I was applying to. With her help and support, I was accepted into all of the programs that I applied to, including the Quantitative Analytics in Education program at the University of Virginia and the Learning Analytics program at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. It was truly a privilege to work with Dr. Ash, and her guidance was invaluable to my application experience! - Angela
In early 2020, I decided to pivot from my career in the arts towards the tech field. While I knew what I wanted to study, and where--which schools were best for this specific discipline, etc--I did not know how admissions committees thought or operated. Karin was the answer to this question. She helped me articulate my experiences as a member of an under-representated demographic in such a way that would augment my skills, knowledge, and professional experience. I was accepted into one of the top US schools in my field, with a sizable merit scholarship; if Karin's guidance played a substantial role in my acquiring this aid, which I strongly suspect it did, my investment paid off by an approximate factor of 8:1.
Hi Dr. Ash,
I hope you're doing well! Just wanted to update you on some admission decisions. I got into UC Davis, the University of Washington, and ...... STANFORD!!! I was really shocked I got into Stanford. ... but I already got into my top 3 schools: Stanford, UIUC, and Cornell :). I really like all three schools and will probably need some help selecting one in the end haha. It's going to be a tough decision.
I just wanted to update you on my Fuqua process. I am happy to share the good news because I just got a call from Fuqua admissions letting me know that I got in.
I am beyond happy right now and can't wait to start at Fuqua next year!
Thank you so much for being supportive when we talked and worked through this process together. It really made a difference!