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Friday Factoid: Charlottesville Living at UVA Darden [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: Friday Factoid: Charlottesville Living at UVA Darden Charlottesville, VA“Amazingly addictive” is one student’s description of Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia’s Darden School. With a mix of city attractions that include fine arts and celebrity chef–owned restaurants, the feel of suburban living, and easy-to-reach outdoor activities such as hiking, bird watching, and even skiing—not to mention a low cost of living and a dollop of historical appeal—Charlottesville has it all. “Living in Charlottesville is a delight,” remarked another student. “The city is a particularly good place to raise children because of the scenery, the quality of life, and the cost of living.” Darden students tend to feel that while a big city offers many activities that can pull students outward, in a smaller community, students end up spending more time together, thus establishing deeper bonds and creating interactions with special character and depth.Most of Darden’s students choose to live in two complexes located only minutes (if not seconds) from campus, but even those who elect to live downtown instead are never more than ten minutes away, and that is in the worst of traffic. According to those mbaMission interviewed, many Darden students have cars, but they use them more for going shopping or into downtown Charlottesville than for commuting to class. The University of Virginia has a free, comprehensive bus system that runs in a loop around campus and also makes stops at nearby shopping areas.For more information on other defining characteristics of the MBA program at Darden or one of 15 other top business schools, please check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.The post Friday Factoid: Charlottesville Living at UVA Darden appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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Hear How Ben Hindman Went from DC Tour Guide to Splash CEO [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: Hear How Ben Hindman Went from DC Tour Guide to Splash CEO Today, many aspiring MBAs and MBA graduates want to join start-ups or launch such companies themselves. Is entrepreneurship as exciting as it seems? Is it really for you? mbaMission Founder Jeremy Shinewald has teamed up with Venture for America and CBS Interactive to launch Smart People Should Build Things: The Venture for America Podcast. Each week, Shinewald interviews another entrepreneur so you can hear the gritty stories of their ups and downs on the road to success.The podcast series welcomes its twenty-first guest, Ben Hindman, founder and CEO of event marketing software company Splash. Hindman shares how he built the firm, which enables customers to maximize the impact of their events before, during, and after they happen using online tools and social media. He discusses these points and much more:How he left behind a rather surprising position as a Washington, D.C. tour guide to test entrepreneurial watersWhat the rapid changes within the company—Splash started out as a budgeting tool!—taught him about businessHow a very surprising visitor recently crashed the company’s Web site—the pope!Subscribe to the podcast series to hear how Hindman and many other entrepreneurs achieved success!The post Hear How Ben Hindman Went from DC Tour Guide to Splash CEO appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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Monday Morning Essay Tip: Do You Write with Connectivity? [#permalink]
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Professor Profiles: Saras D. Sarasvathy, the University of Virginia Da [#permalink]
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B-School Chart of the Week: The Role of Women Within the Class of 2017 [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: B-School Chart of the Week: The Role of Women Within the Class of 2017 Although quantifying a school’s profile certainly does not tell you everything, it can sometimes be helpful in simplifying the many differences between the various MBA programs. Each week, we bring you a chart to help you decide which of the schools’ strengths speak to you.Gender equality has been a popular discussion topic in the business school world recently. Harvard Business School (HBS) announced a program to recruit women in April, while such publications as the Financial Times have examined the topic by offering comparisons and scorecards of various schools. What is the situation at the moment? We took a closer look at the recently matriculated Class of 2017.Perhaps unsurprisingly, none of the top-ranked schools that we examined yet have a 50/50 gender divide in their Class of 2017. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management came closest, with women representing 43% of each school’s class. At 42%, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, HBS, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College were not far behind. The school with the lowest percentage was the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where only 30% of the incoming class are women. Source: Business school class profiles, Class of 2017The post B-School Chart of the Week: The Role of Women Within the Class of 2017 appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Show Off Your Talent at the NYU Stern Follie [#permalink]
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Diamonds in the Rough: Improved Facilities at Washington University’s [#permalink]
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Friday Factoid: Studying Health Enterprise Management at Kellogg [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: Friday Factoid: Studying Health Enterprise Management at Kellogg An often unsung program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management is the school’s Health Enterprise Management program, and a “star” within this program is the Global Health Initiative (GHI)—co-founded by Kellogg professor Daniel Diermeier, with several students in leadership and advisory roles—in which academics, students, corporations, and nonprofits create products that solve medical problems around the world. As evidence of the program’s profile, in 2006, the GHI received a \$4.9M grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop diagnostic devices capable of identifying the HIV virus.Another impressive experiential offering is the multidisciplinary “Medical Innovation” lab class, which brings together industry leaders, top faculty members, and students from several of Northwestern’s graduate schools (Law, Engineering, Medicine, and Business). In this two-term course, students experience the “entire innovation life cycle” from a variety of perspectives: scientific, legal, and entrepreneurial/managerial. Students even shadow surgeons and observe clinicians to facilitate their own brainstorming sessions for an innovative product—an actual product is created and presented to potential investors. Clearly, Kellogg provides students interested in health care with an opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty (and then sanitize them after, of course).The post Friday Factoid: Studying Health Enterprise Management at Kellogg appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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GMAT Impact: How to Study [#permalink]
 FROM mbaMission Blog: GMAT Impact: How to Study With regard to the GMAT, raw intellectual horsepower helps, but it is not everything. In this blog series, Manhattan Prep’s Stacey Koprince teaches you how to perform at your best on test day by using some common sense.This week, I have got a short and sweet post for you.Take a look at your calendar and find a weekend to take off from your studies (or even an entire week). Yes, I am serious! People tend to get really burned out studying for the GMAT; you will be doing your brain a favor if you give it a bit of a break. (Note in general: when your brain is fatigued, it cannot make solid new memories. Do not keep pushing yourself to study under those circumstances!)Second, I have a few resources for you. I put together a couple of posts that highlight what I think are the most useful articles from recent years. Take a look at What Would Stacey Do? for resources and advice on areas with which you may be struggling.I do want to take time to mention explicitly the one post that I think is the most important and the first thing that every GMAT student should read: What the GMAT Really Tests.Third, recently we discussed how to study for Critical Reasoning (CR). Here are two available resources:Explaining a Critical Reasoning DiscrepancyAnalyzing a Critical Reasoning Boldface QuestionFinally, go take a break! Take a look at your calendar and find a good time to rest your brain. I have never met anyone who can study effectively for months straight without at least one solid weekend break (and an entire week is often better!).The post GMAT Impact: How to Study appeared first on mbaMission - MBA Admissions Consulting.
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