In 2014, I came to a point in my life where I felt like I had plateaued professionally and was becoming complacent.
One of my friends from undergrad at Allegheny College used Magoosh to study for her GRE exam. She had nothing but praise for Magoosh and said it made all the difference in helping her raise her scores and get into school. Personally, I think the step-by-step breakdown and analysis of different problem types and how to think through them made Magoosh stand out from all of the books and flashcards on the market. I also really enjoyed using the Magoosh vocabulary app during my morning and evening commutes on train. I think the combination of available apps, helpful video explanations, and practice problems with in-depth answer keys and videos really make Magoosh the phenomenal product that it is.
Overall, I had a wonderful experience using Magoosh. It raised my GRE scores dramatically and helped me get into my top choice graduate school. My favorite Magoosh moment was when I realized how much larger my day-to-day vocabulary had become. Without thinking, words that I had studied for months began to roll off my tongue naturally, which was very exciting.
Upon completion of the GRE I knew that my score had improved, but I was unsure by how much. The moment I saw my score, I was ecstatic. I knew that Magoosh was the key to helping me achieve the score I had been working so hard for and that would allow me to apply to the programs I really wanted to get into.
I’m currently finishing up my last few months of work at a consulting firm in Boston and beginning to prepare myself for my first semester of graduate school at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy. I absolutely could not have achieved the GRE scores I needed in order to get into this prestigious program without the expert tutelage of Magoosh and all of the wonderful resources they provided me.
My biggest goal for the future is to help improve mental healthcare policies in the United States through healthcare policy research and analysis. I hope that the research I pursue in graduate school and afterwards will make a lasting impact and be used for the betterment of the mental healthcare system.