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Should You Start a New Job Before First-Round Deadlines?

By - Apr 10, 07:00 AM   Comments [0]

With approximately six months to go before first-round deadlines for the 2014–2015 MBA application season, many business school aspirants are considering ways they might enhance their candidacy. While candidates can take a variety of steps to accomplish this—from boosting their community and personal profiles, to pursuing additional...

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Beating the GMAT: Intelligence is Insufficient

By - Apr 8, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Undoubtedly, the GMAT can be a frustrating test to learn how to beat. Most who find themselves in battle with it end up following a red herring by questioning what the heck this test has to do with business. Entertaining this line of inquiry is...

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Top 3 GMAT Time Management Strategies

By - Apr 7, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Time management is a very important element of the GMAT. Those of us who have chosen this path are juggling so many different deadlines and time constraints, and effective time management is critical to ensuring your success. Here are my top 3 GMAT time management strategies while...

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GMAT Data Sufficiency Tips: A Breakdown

By - Apr 4, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Data Sufficiency (DS) questions are unique to the GMAT. When first encountered they are cumbersome, confusing, and generally frustrating. Admittedly, Data Sufficiency questions often remain cumbersome, confusing, and generally frustrating, but such is the nature of the GMAT. After all, the better you do, the...

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Take Responsibility in Your Optional Essay

By - Apr 3, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

Business school candidates who have an obvious weakness in their profile—such as a low GPA or GMAT score or a prolonged gap in work experience—often worry that they are destined to attend a virtually unknown business school. Whenever such applicants ask admissions officers how their...

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Don’t Fall for Common Misconceptions About the GMAT

By - Apr 1, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

April 1st is here, and you know what that means: pranks, jokes, and odd press releases in which companies make outrageous claims, like: “Wow, Google says they’re going to set up a colony on Mars!” . . . “Hey, Nike has invented an anti-gravity shoe!” ....

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GMAT Study Tip: Do the “Write” Thing

By - Mar 31, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

I take notes.  I write things down.  Those statements may sound less than novel, but more and more such actions seem to be just that.  In the classes I teach, both for Kaplan and at DePaul, it is the rare student I observe actually taking notes and...

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MBA Admissions: How do you look on the Internet?

By - Mar 28, 10:00 AM   Comments [0]

You have an online reputation. You might not know what it is, your friends and family might not know what it is, but it is there. Granted, it is reasonable to conclude that some people (remember, “some” just means “at least one”) interested in applying...

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Surviving the MBA Admissions Interview

By - Mar 27, 06:00 AM   Comments [0]

While not every b-school requires an interview, for many it is an important requirement for MBA admissions. Some schools use MBA admissions interviews to evaluate borderline cases. Whatever the reason for the interview, it’s important that you schedule with the admissions officer early. In a recent...

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Is GMAT Tutoring Right for You?

By - Mar 25, 10:30 AM   Comments [0]

Why Does GMAT Tutoring Work? It is different than the classroom prep experience, where the agenda is set and you work at the rate established by the rest of the students in class and the teacher's lesson book. While some students function perfectly within the classroom...

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