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How to make your grad school recommendation letters tell the story you want

It’s easy to think of recommendation letters as just more annoying documents that admissions counselors require – hurdles that you have to jump to apply to grad school. But they’re a crucial part of the story you’re telling to convince the school that you belong there. They can be powerful testimonials to your character, abilities, and potential that showcase your…

Saint Rose Studies Abroad: Italy Edition

Studying abroad is one of the most exciting and alluring opportunities a Saint Rose student can experience. For the next several weeks, we’ll profile many students who studied abroad and learn about their different experiences. Maybe, it will spark your interest. Maybe, you don’t know if studying abroad is right for you. Either way, we encourage you to reach out…

A Day in the Life of a Translator

    It’s Not Just About the Words Bags of bird seed from China, intended for Western consumers, were labeled “brid.”  Packages of garlic from Israel displayed a picture of ginger root. A liquor store awning in France boasted this: “Stranger Wine.” “They are trying to sound sophisticated,” explained Christine Durban, a respected French-English translator who shared a good number…

It’s NOVEMBER. Do I still have time to apply for grad school?

You’ve probably heard the conventional wisdom about how far ahead you should plan for graduate school: Start at least 10 to 12 months before the application deadline (November-December) researching prospective colleges or universities, parsing out pros and cons, taking required standardized tests, and requesting letters of recommendation. But what if you don’t have a full year? What if you want…

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Graphic Design Student Finds Inspiration at Retirement Community

Birute Martjuchin grew up in communist Lithuania before escaping to Germany. Andy Chaidez was raised in the same orphanage as Marilyn Monroe. Louise Trancynger is a retired rock climber and motorcyclist. Walter Dackson is a Korean War veteran and avid art collector. These people and more are the participants of Saint Rose graphic design student Gabriela Gordon’s latest photography show,…