SOURCE: Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep

February 26, 2009 11:44 ET

"Education Inflation" Driving Professionals and Graduating College Seniors to Seek Admission Into Leading Graduate Education Programs, Says Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep Now Offers General Grad School Admissions Consulting to Meet the Needs of Prospective Students Seeking Accelerated Credentials

MALIBU, CA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2009) - While a college degree used to be enough help someone score a top job in a desirable field, many job candidates now need a graduate degree to maintain a competitive professional edge as more and more job opportunities disappear due to the softening economy. To assist the droves of professionals and graduating college seniors facing dismal career prospects as a result of "education inflation" -- the increasing necessity of having a graduate degree to remain a viable candidate for leading positions -- Veritas Prep today announced a new service to help prospective students gain admission into the full spectrum of graduate programs.

"Education inflation" is generally discussed in terms of the rising cost of higher education; however, it can also refer to the phenomenon of the accelerated academic qualifications necessary to secure top jobs. While this inflation is partially exacerbated by the influx of international applicants with degree-heavy resumes in an increasingly global economy, the bottom line is that more and more people are competing for fewer and fewer positions. A graduate degree can set someone apart from a sea of similar looking professionals.

"A graduate degree from a leading institution can propel one's job candidacy from long-shot to competitive, but given the unprecedented number of applications to the nation's leading grad schools, gaining admission means fighting an uphill battle," explains Chad Troutwine, CEO and co-founder of Veritas Prep. "The guidance of an admissions consultant can help prospective students market themselves effectively to admissions committees and secure coveted spots despite increasing demand for seats at graduate schools."

Veritas Prep's team of admissions consultants are experts in the graduate school application process for nearly every type of program, ranging from architecture to nursing to public policy. As opposed to general, one-size-fits-all advice, Veritas Prep offers personalized advice from its skilled consultants, each of whom is a published writer possessing at least two graduate degrees, on topics including:

--  Overall application strategy
--  Creating powerful essays, resumes, and personal statements
--  Soliciting effective letters of recommendation
    

Veritas Prep offers a broad range of offerings to support prospective students in any stage of the grad school application process, from early mentorship to last-minute assistance. For more information about Veritas Prep's general graduate admissions consulting visit http://www.veritasprep.com/graduate_school/ or call 1 800 925 7737.

About Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep is a leading GMAT prep and admissions consulting provider offering effective programs to help students improve GMAT scores and gain admission to the world's best graduate schools. Founded in 2002 by graduates of the Yale School of Management, Veritas Prep offers live GMAT prep instruction in more than 70 cities worldwide, as well as interactive online courses. In addition, Veritas Prep offers industry-leading admissions counseling and advising services to applicants seeking admission to the most competitive graduate schools, including MBA programs and law schools. To learn more, visit http://www.veritasprep.com.

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