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  • You could wear this on your blue blazer

    Some of the best admissions advisers are those who have gone through the process recently, and I think that one of the posters over at Wall Street Oasis, has been incredibly helpful in his musings about getting into Harvard Business School.  His posts and his responses are incredibly thoughtful, and I suggest ... Read More

  • As we drove across the country, the miles stated to get to me.  The junk food and long drives made me feel nauseated and exhausted.  Once we arrived in Utah, we left the kids with Grandma Steele and unpacked for a couple days.  I still felt off--nauseated and tired.I reluctantly decided to take a pregnancy test--I say reluctant because ... Read More

  • In my first post, I explained that, contrary to popular belief, you can actually prepare and study for the LSAT, and you can do so by learning the logic that underlies the exam.  In this post, I want to emphasize and explain that your preparation must involve using actual LSAT exams.  Preparation with actual exams will help you gain familiarity with ... Read More

  • The relationship of an MBA salary and what constitutes a great return on investment from business school are inextricably linked– for good reason.  The GMAC’s annual survey of business school alumni (21,000 graduates from 1959 through 2013) yielded some interesting results for anyone considering business school.

    Business School Value

    91% ... Read More

  • To celebrate ‘International Day of the Girl’ on 11th October, Plan Ireland held its Because I am a Girl Ball in the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin. Because I am a Girl is Plan International’s global initiative to educate girls across the developing world. To do this, Plan International identify the key barriers to [...] Read More

  • Our journey of 1 year Full-time MBA has already got into full swing. Though, there have been numerous learning opportunities during the last one and a half month, experience of working in teams (formally known as study groups) has been the most enriching. This has enhanced our learning curve exponentially. Collectively working on various assignments, ... Read More

  • Each week, we sit down and get to know one of our MBA Consultants. Not to brag, but we have an amazing team of people, and there’s more to them than just their top school pedigree or their devilish good looks. When you’re choosing an MBA consultant, you don’t just want someone in your industry or who went to your dream school. You ... Read More

  • Iceland

    by Two Years at HBS on October 23, 2014

    This week is a week dedicated to recruiting for ECs and job interviews are underway. As I am not partaking of the recruiting opportunity, this is a vacation week for me. Off to Iceland! Taking a relatively short, direct flight of 5 hours, Iceland is one of the most popular short-trip destinations for HBS students.

    Last year’s BGIE course totally ... Read More

  • Darden - University of Virginia - was the last school in my targeted school list for round 1. Before I started researching about Darden, I was not sure whether to apply into this school. I want to target only among top 25 ranked schools from FT ranking and Darden ranks 27 in the Financial Time ratings; however, as I progressed in my research I started ... Read More

  • 2014 Economist Full-Time Global MBA Rankings

    1. Chicago Booth (U.S.)

    2. Dartmouth Tuck (U.S.)

    3. UVA Darden (U.S.)

    4. HEC Paris (France)

    5. IESE Business School (Spain)

    6. Harvard Business School (U.S.)

    7. UC Berkeley Haas (U.S.)

    8. NYU Stern (U.S.)

    9. Stanford GSB (U.S.)

    10. Columbia Business School (U.S.)

    11. UPenn Wharton (U.S.)

    12. MIT ... Read More

  • Whether you’ve recently submitted your Round 1 business school applications or are still in the application-writing process, now is a great time to get ready for your upcoming interviews. One of the most useful interview tips that we can provide is to prepare well in advance! As former admissions directors at top MBA programs, we interviewed thousands ... Read More

  • We recently shared with you the report on gender at Columbia Business School produced last year by the Columbia Women in Business club.

    Since we’re on the subject, we thought we’d pass along some insights from a female graduate about her experience – and all you guys out there, don’t quit reading here because you think this ... Read More

  • Get into the best business schools by preparing early!

    If you’ve been following along, you’re probably already familiar with the handy MBA application checklist we gave you a few weeks back. For you underclassmen out there, don’t go thinking that your business school application days are so far ahead of you that you casually file those tips ... Read More

  • Here are eight practice problems on Sequences.

    14, 23, 32, 41, 50, 59, …

    1) In the sequence above, each term is 9 more than the previous term.  What is the 41st term of the sequence?

    360 365 369 374 383

    2) What is the difference between the fourth and third terms of the sequence defined by

    18 23 47 65 83

    3) Which of the following could be ... Read More

  • It’s a festival season for people in India. And we are enjoying it all over the country(22nd October in some parts and 23rd October in some places).

    Crackers, Sweets, Joy, & Party!!

    Oh boy!! What a day!!. Every year, Diwali brings color and joy to all the people in India!!

    For the benefits of folks, A little insight about Diwali. Diwali ... Read More

  • We are now half way through semester 1, or a quarter of the way through year one, or an eighth of the way through the MBA. It doesn’t matter how you put it, it’s all the same. Some of us focus on the big picture while others are taking one day at a time. When [...] Read More

  • What makes a great MBA Interview? We’ve gotten MBA interview tips from former admissions counselors, our own expert consultants, and even our successful applicants have weighed in. And now, our COO Lauren Herskovic is getting in the game.

    Here we present what NOT to do at an MBA interview - 7 MBA Interview Tips (Hover over and click the volume ... Read More

  • Just over a year ago, the bschool applicant forums were buzzing with talk about a damning article that came out in the New York Times about gender inequality at Harvard Business School . A subsequent article was also published about class and accusations of elitism surrounding a clique of rich kids at HBS . EssaySnark offered our reaction after speaking ... Read More

  • "Denied." 


    "Released."    Business schools have no shortage of euphemisms when it comes to informing an MBA applicant that he or she will not be invited to join the incoming class. Whatever terminology the adcom chooses, considering all of the time and effort you've put into the application ... Read More

  • Just wanted to share my happiness with you as I took the GMAT exam today and got the score I needed! Finally, after one year of studying and struggling, I got the score I need and I thank you and your course for it! I think the main thing that I benefitted from in your course is the self confidence it gave me. I finally overcame my anxiety and went ... Read More