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MBA Admissions Myth: “I Have No Weaknesses!”

By - May 19, 08:00 AM   Comments [0]

Most business schools will ask an applicant’s recommenders to describe a weakness of yours, or a time when they offered you constructive feedback. You may face great temptation to ask your recommenders to avoid writing anything critical or to present a “disguised strength” as a weakness. Your...

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Who Should Write Your Letters of Recommendation?

By - May 12, 10:57 AM   Comments [2]

Letters of recommendation are an important part of your overall application package—they provide the only outside information the admissions committee receives about you. One of the most stressful parts of the application process can be picking your recommender. The first question you should ask is who...

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GMAT Study Tips for International and ESL Students

By - May 5, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

I started my Kaplan career teaching in the Puerto Rico center, where most of my students knew English as a Second Language. The GMAT can be especially daunting when not the just the content or strategy, but the language itself intimidates you. Never fear – I’ve got some...

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Preparing Your Resume Early Helps Build a Path to the Future

By - Apr 29, 14:00 PM   Comments [0]

We at mbaMission try to encourage business school candidates to get as much “noise” out of the way as possible before the schools begin releasing their essay questions. We want our applicants to have the freedom to reflect on their experiences, formally and thoroughly brainstorm,...

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Preparing Your Resume Early Help Build a Path to the Future

By - Apr 28, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

We at mbaMission try to encourage business school candidates to get as much “noise” out of the way as possible before the schools begin releasing their essay questions. We want our applicants to have the freedom to reflect on their experiences, formally and thoroughly brainstorm,...

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Are You Mentally Tough? Your B-School Preparation Requires It

By - Apr 24, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

Like many MBAs who are naturally filled with ambition and competitiveness, I would love to be an elite athlete, but like so many of us mere mortals (MBA or otherwise), I am not.  I’m pretty good at some things (e.g., I love to get my...

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Should You Consider Another Campus Visit?

By - Apr 22, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

As admissions committees release decisions, many business school candidates suddenly find themselves with more than one option for the coming year. But how does one choose between two or more schools? If you cannot determine a definitive “winner” based on specific academic or professional criteria,...

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High Level GMAT Reading Comprehension Practice: Analysis and Answers

By - Apr 21, 07:30 AM   Comments [0]

We have you a challenging series of GMAT Reading Comprehension tasks to work on in our last blog entry. Now that you've tried them out on your own (if you haven't yet, pause now and take 10-20 minutes to do so), we're going to walk...

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High Level GMAT Reading Comprehension Practice

By - Apr 18, 13:45 PM   Comments [0]

We've recently discussed GMAT Reading Comprehension question types and patterns in detail, so it's time to try your hand at identifying question types and answering some difficult practice questions. GMAT Reading Comprehension Practice: The Passage "Strange Bedfellows!" lamented the title of a recent letter to Museum News,...

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GMAT Stress Management: Improve Your Performance

By - Apr 17, 15:14 PM   Comments [1]

Last time I talked about anticipation stress and how it can impede your preparation for the GMAT. Keep working on conquering that kind of stress. Now, let's talk about the other type of stress that I mentioned in my previous blog entry - test day/performance stress....

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