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GMAC Releases Results of Year-End Employer Poll

By - Jan 19, 14:48 PM   Comments [0]

GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council) has completed their Year-End Poll of Employers for 2016. Participating in the survey were 167 recruiters representing 140 companies located in 27 countries throughout the world, with the majority located in the US. Responders included 36 companies in the Fortune...

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4 Things To Do If You Can’t Define Your MBA Goals

By - Jan 19, 01:01 AM   Comments [0]

Top MBA programs are looking for candidates who’ve got their heads on straight and have a clear idea of how a business degree will help shape their futures. It’s for this reason that the MBA goals essay is such an important element in the b-school...

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Why Do You Want to Attend This MBA Program? [MBA Interview Questions Series]

By - Jan 18, 04:53 AM   Comments [0]

  This blog post is part of a series of articles analyzing some of the most popular MBA interview questions and how to best respond to them. In this post, we'll address "Why This MBA Program?": Reason for asking the question: To gauge the sincerity with which the...

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What is an Accomplishment?

By - Jan 16, 11:46 AM   Comments [0]

Accomplishments constitute the bread and butter of personal statements and application essays. That may sound straightforward, however, a fascinating brainstorming session of Accepted admissions consultants reveals that applicants don’t always know what an accomplishment is. What goes into this application staple? And how can you analyze your own...

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How to Choose Between the GMAT and GRE and Start Preparing

By - Jan 15, 10:15 AM   Comments [0]

We get a lot of questions about the GMAT and GRE: Is there an advantage to taking one exam over the other? What are the secrets to studying effectively and beating test anxiety? How can I get the best possible score? How do I start? Here...

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4 Tips for Writing about Last Minute Extracurricular Activities

By - Jan 15, 10:06 AM   Comments [0]

You want to write about all your fantastic non-school and non-work endeavors so that you really stand out from your competition, but when you start to think about it…you draw a blank. There must be SOMETHING you can show for how you use your free time,...

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5-Step Checklist Before Submitting Your Applications

By - Jan 12, 11:36 AM   Comments [0]

Whether you're applying to b-school, law school, med school, grad school, or college, this checklist will be the same. Don't hit that "submit" button until you've completed the following 5 steps: 1.  You’ve made sure that your application presents a holistic, multi-dimensional picture of you. Each section of your application should not just present you as a strong candidate on its own,...

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Top Graduate School Admissions Directors Share the Inside Scoop

By - Jan 12, 10:55 AM   Comments [0]

Applying to graduate school and overwhelmed by your options? Don't know how to find the right program for you? Or have you already found your dream program, and need guidance for applying successfully? For the past few years, Linda Abraham has been interviewing the director of admissions at top graduate...

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Building Your Consulting Career, and a Look Back at a Tuck MBA

By - Jan 12, 10:41 AM   Comments [0]

Today’s guest, J. Kenton Kivestu, graduated from UVA with a BA in economics and history in 2006. Upon graduating he joined Google in product development and worked there for 3 years until he moved to Hanover New Hampshire to attend the Tuck School of Business...

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Walk Me Through Your Resume [MBA Interview Questions Series]

By - Jan 11, 11:51 AM   Comments [0]

This blog post is the first in a series of articles analyzing some of the most popular MBA interview questions and how to best respond to them. In this post, we'll address "Walk Me Through Your Resume": Reason for asking the question: 1. This question (or some version...

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