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How These Mexican Lawyers Got into an LLM at Harvard, NYU, Oxford, Chicago and LSE.

Every year, many Mexican Lawyers aim for the top law schools in the world. A prestigious LLM can be a great investment in a long, successful career in law and the legal profession.  

These are five tips I offered lawyers who got LL.M offers at the best law schools in the world. Schools include Harvard, NYU, Oxford, Chicago, LSE, Georgetown, Berkley, UCL, Northwestern, Duke, QMUL and many more.

Get into your LLM… #maestrias #llm #derecho

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Why Your Own Story Is More Interesting Than You Think.

The importance of storytelling and strategic narrative in your career.

People who know me well know that I do two main jobs. I divide my time between consulting on human capital and coaching applicants on applications to top-tiered universities around the world. Storytelling is a critical part of both lines of work and can shapre your future. Let me tell you more…

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The Power of Humility: Why Your Strengths Alone Are Not Enough.

Applications Coach Tom Scott on the power of humility in your statement of purpose. #talento #mba #maestria #softskills #competencias
If it is too good to be true, it probably is. This cliché is ancient, but still relevant. When you write a statement of purpose (SOP), you want it to make you shine. But, if you present a flawless image, admissions advisors will see right through you…

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Mexican’s applying for an LLM: 5 key points to consider

An LLM is typically for lawyers looking to progress their career to the next level, but not always. People from other walks of life may use an LLM to convert to law-focused career. This is particularly true for teaching or academic work.

Every year I coach many lawyers from top-tier firms, small companies or even NGOs. Here, I look at 5 key points for those who already have a law degree in Mexico and are weighing up whether to go for an LLM or not.

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Want to master GMAT and GRE? Change the way you think about failure

Over the last 6 years of teaching GMAT and GRE verbal reasoning, I have come to appreciate and understand some of the main roadblocks that people come up against when trying to succeed at and do well on standardised tests like GMAT and GRE. The tests can be hard and the practice required is gruelling, especially if you consider most the people taking it are full-time working professionals with demanding jobs.

While some people naturally find these types of tests easy, many do not. I strongly believe that the way more people can succeed at GMAT is to change the way they think about failure. Getting in the right mind set is key in order to overcome the hurdle to and MBA or Master’s program. Here are some important tips for keeping a positive, progressive mind-set that sees making mistakes an opportunity to learn.

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Conacyt, Funed and Mexican Scholarships. 4 important tips to follow. Becas Conacyt y Funed.

Each year different organisations in Mexico provide a range of options for scholarships. Now in March 2018, many scholarships, e.g. Chevening, are closed, but the normal period for Conacyt applications is about to open. This is typically between April and June. If you are looking for funding from Conacyt, here are a few tips to bear in mind when doing so.

Conacyt está a punto de abrir su convocatoria 2019. Qué sean atentos de las posibilidades de becas para estudios en el extranjero. #becas #maestrias

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The Chevening Interview – Are you ready for your big chance?

This week, a small handful of the candidates to the Chevening Scholarship 2018, the prestigious scholarship from the British Embassy, were informed they would be invited to interview in the next couple of months. Many others were unfortunately not invited to interview.

Those who are successful at the interview stage will be those who get awarded the scholarship and travel to the UK to study for a year. Importantly, they will also become part of the prestigious Chevening network, a collection of influential and talented professionals around the world who have been responsible for creating great social, economic and cultural links between their countries and the UK.


In the past few years I have worked with a number of Chevening applicants, a number who have been successful in getting to the interview and getting awarded the scholarship. Not every person I have coached went all the way, but having debriefed candidates and discovered about their interviews, here are 4 tips to help you prepare for your interview.

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Choosing the right Master’s for you – some tips

I did a piece the other day regarding the timing of a Master’s degree. Here I’ve decided to share a bit more about the next step: once you’ve decided to do one.

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So you’ve decided now is the time to study a masters degree. That’s great, but what do you need to consider when choosing where, what and how to study? Over the years I have seen great examples of people who chose the right master’s and people who chose the wrong one. Let me share some of things that those who chose the right one had in common when choosing.

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So I’ve just graduated – now for a Masters?

So you’ve finally got your degree… Perhaps you’ve got a job, perhaps not. Half way through your twenties, is now the time for a Master’s degree, be it an MBA, MSc or MA?


There is definitely pressure to be better qualified in a competitive workplace, but it’s worth thinking long and hard before you jump. Having advised people for a number of years now, here is some of my professional advice.

Study vs. Work-experience: Academic qualifications are important, but so is work experience. A master’s degree doesn’t guarantee a better job, especially if those with only a bachelor’s have better experience and work skills. Remember companies hire great individuals, not certificates. So ask yourself whether 1-2 years of additional work experience will be a better investment.

Timing: Studying full-time (home or abroad) for 1-2 years will take you out of the job market and companies will hire and promote other people. If you’re currently employed, always extensively investigate promotion opportunities first. If a job in a management looks likely, it might be better to go for that and build a name for yourself and then look for a master’s later.

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