Articles by John Byrne

  • Mastering the GMAT Basics

    Mastering the GMAT Basics

    by on July 21st, 2015

    There’s a rule of thumb in MBA applications: Start studying for the GMAT in March—a year before you intend to enroll. Why? Just think about all the steps that come with applying to business school. First, you have a … Read More

  • Smart Questions to Ask MBA Alumni

    Smart Questions to Ask MBA Alumni

    by on July 18th, 2015

    When it comes to picking an MBA program, prospective students consult the rankings, pore over the stats, query the consultants, and meet with the Adcoms. Sometimes, they even visit the campus and talk to students. But if … Read More

  • A Harvard MBA Co-Founds the Pandora of Sales Leads

    A Harvard MBA Co-Founds the Pandora of Sales Leads

    by on July 17th, 2015

    Applying to b-school is a rigorous process. But Roger Huffstetler had a few added challenges thrown in. He applied to Harvard’s dual degree master’s program in business and public policy while stationed with the … Read More

  • Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds—Mr. Teach for America

    Handicapping Your Elite MBA Odds—Mr. Teach for America

    by on July 16th, 2015

    For nearly two years, this 25-year-old male has worked at a boutique private equity fund with a focus on emerging markets, a position he took after turning down a prestige investment bank which offered him a full-time … Read More

  • Handicapping Your MBA Odds—Ms. Consulting Wannabe

    Handicapping Your MBA Odds—Ms. Consulting Wannabe

    by on July 15th, 2015

    She’s a 31-year-old white female analyst who has worked for the same financial services technology company for the past eight years. With a 680 GMAT and a 3.43 grade point average in economics from New York University, … Read More

  • Landing Your Dream Job or Internship: The Best of Ivan Kerbel

    Landing Your Dream Job or Internship: The Best of Ivan Kerbel

    by on July 14th, 2015

    Think it’s tough getting into the right business school? Just wait … It can sometimes be even harder to land your dream job. And isn’t that why you’re studying for your MBA? Right now, you’re probably imagining … Read More

  • The Harvard MBA Behind RelayRides

    The Harvard MBA Behind RelayRides

    by on July 13th, 2015

    Harvard Business School comes with many perks. Boston’s weather isn’t one of them. On a particularly daunting winter day, RelayRides founder Shelby Clark–who didn’t own a car at the time–found himself pedaling … Read More

  • The Yale MBA Behind Big Data Platform Hadapt

    The Yale MBA Behind Big Data Platform Hadapt

    by on July 12th, 2015

    At the age of 12, Justin Borgman knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. But when he arrived for his first year as an MBA student at Yale’s School of Management he didn’t have any startup ideas and almost went into … Read More

  • Reflection on a Dartmouth Tuck Coffee Chat

    Reflection on a Dartmouth Tuck Coffee Chat

    by on July 9th, 2015

    I attended a Tuck Coffee chat a couple weeks ago and was eager to see what my first face to face meeting with a top tier business would be like. I was also interested in sizing up my peers and hearing their stories. I … Read More

  • I-Corp: A Taste of the Startup Life

    I-Corp: A Taste of the Startup Life

    by on July 8th, 2015

    “In 2011 over a mediocre Chinese dinner we had a great idea, the kind that won’t let you sleep until you bring it to life,” Kim Cabot explains before a conference room full of ambitious suits, ties, and skirts. … Read More

  • An MIT MBA Co-Founds Health Tech Startup

    An MIT MBA Co-Founds Health Tech Startup

    by on July 7th, 2015

    MIT Sloan MBA Karan Singh opted to take a different path to launching a startup. Rather than spending red-eye nights and hernia-inducing days agonizing over business plans with his cofounder, Anmol Madan, he ate … Read More

  • The Best Investment Banks to Work For

    The Best Investment Banks to Work For

    by on July 5th, 2015

    When you think of investment banking, you probably imagine beaten-down thirtysomethings, pulling 14 hour days in sterile high rises. They spend their days jumping on conference calls, conducting presentations, and poring … Read More

  • Using the LSAT for GMAT Verbal Mastery

    Using the LSAT for GMAT Verbal Mastery

    by on July 4th, 2015

    My guess is that you want a shot at an impressive MBA program and that you’re ready to take some unconventional steps in order to improve your GMAT verbal score. How about using the questions from another test (the … Read More

  • Most Entrepreneurial B-Schools in the U.S.

    Most Entrepreneurial B-Schools in the U.S.

    by on July 3rd, 2015

    So you want to be an entrepreneur, do you? Think you can defy the odds? Strike it rich? Muscle your way into the company of Branson, Zuckerberg, and Schultz, huh? You have guts, I’ll give you that. But that’s only … Read More