5 Tips to Make Your Master's App a Snap UW-Madison Engineering Professional Development
(Note: Some universities will require you to answer a series of questions, or stick to a specific word count, so be sure to do your homework before starting. For instance, UW-Madison wants to know how your background is unique, what your leadership experience looks like, and why you feel the program is a good fit.)
Bonus: UW-Madison’s student service coordinators are willing to look at your essay and provide feedback before you submit.
Chances are, your immediate supervisor and colleagues may already know you’re planning to pursue an advanced degree. But a quick heads-up can prevent them from being caught off guard when they’re contacted.
Also, consider giving them a copy of your resume and your statement of purpose (if applicable), so that they can get a clearer idea of what to say about your abilities or what you hope to study in their recommendations. As a courtesy, try to give them two weeks’ notice—at the very least, one week–before you submit your application.