With the TechWomen application deadline less than one week away, we thought we would offer several tips as candidates put the final touches on their applications. Remember, the deadline for submitting applications is 23:59 Cairo time, February 15, 2012.
Exceptional candidates will excel in all the areas of consideration: professional and academic qualifications in technical fields, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to professional development, English language proficiency, exemplary letters of recommendation, record of voluntary or public service in their communities, and evidence of adaptability and motivation.
The best place to highlight the above criteria is in your essays. We recommend that you use this space wisely and elaborate on your accomplishments. Remember, the application and letters of recommendation should give the selection committees a complete understanding of who you are so be sure to include all information you would like them to consider in the application.