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  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Number Properties/ArithmeticWhen the positive integer x is divided by the positive integer y the result can be expressed as a terminating decimal with J, K, and M representing the tenths, hundredths, and thousandths digits respectively. What is the value of J + K + M?

    (1) x < 10

    (2) y = ... Read More

  • A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

    -Lao Tzu

     

    Why I want to go to a top business school I moved to the East Coast with a singular vision: “Be a rock star in a new division and go to a TOP business school.” The reason why I want to go to a top business school is a very personal one. The ability to network and surround ... Read More

  • We apparently have more opinions than we know what to do with these days, and unsolicited advice is rarely welcomed, is it? This one is probably going to only be laughed at by the Columbia admissions people, rather than seriously considered, and if they did implement it, many BSers would probably be PO’ed as heck at the ‘Snark for it. (Warning: ... Read More

  • Visiting Le Baux in Provence — and checking off an item from my Baby Bucket List.

    I’m 26 weeks pregnant — which means I only have 14 weeks until my life is radically, permanently changed.

    I’m excited to meet the wee chick who’s been turning somersaults behind my belly button. But I also feel like there’s a countdown clock on my ... Read More

  • Second in a series for individuals who have not yet started to prepare their MBA applications. For a look at Reasons 1-5, see our previous blog post at www.mbaexchange.com   6. I have too much / not enough work experience to apply The range of full-time work history for admitted applicants is much wider than you may think. Top business schools ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Problem Solving – CombinatoricsHow many unique ways can 7 people be arranged around a circular table (The same relative arrangement does count as unique)?

    A. 7!

    B. 6!

    C. 5!

    D. 7!/5!

    E. 7!/4!

    AnswerSelectShow B.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionMost GMAT combinations/permutations questions are not difficult ... Read More

  • Like most things, different studying techniques work best for different types of people. Our friends at Magoosh have put together an Exam lifehack infographic to make sure you safely avoid any test-day nightmares.  This infographic complements other Magoosh infographics in previous posts, such as Minimum TOEFL Score – What do you need? and Which ... Read More

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  • We’ve covered this GRE vs GMAT question before but since it came up in the awesome Success Story from a military candidate recently, we wanted to backtrack and offer this advice again, with some additional nuances inspired by what that person said.

    First of all, as a blanket statement (that we covered in greater detail in many prior posts), the ... Read More

  • I’ve always been a food snob when I travel. If I’ve spent the time and money to go far, far away, the last thing I want to eat is close-to-home American food. Why seek out burgers, pizza or chocolate chip cookies when you’re surrounded by local delicacies, most of which are far better than the poor copies of American food that touristy restaurants ... Read More

  • GMAT Question of the Day – Data Sufficiency – Absolute Value/Number PropertiesIs |x| > x?

    (1) x^3 > x

    (2) |x|/x < 1

    AnswerSelectShow C.GMAT Question of the Day SolutionContinuing on with more GMAT absolute value questions. These can make your head spin if you’re not organized. When dealing with absolute value consider two ... Read More

  • This year, only 6% of applicants gained acceptance to Stanford Graduate School of Business. How can you optimize your application so that you can join the 6% that into next year’s class? How should you present your qualifications effectively to the GSB adcom? How can you demonstrate that you’ll both fit in at this top b-school AND stand out?

    Join ... Read More

  • Free Webinar 7/29/14: Get Accepted to Stanford This year, only 6% of applicants gained acceptance to Stanford Graduate School of Business. How can you optimize your application so that you can join the 6% that into next year’s class? How should you present your qualifications effectively to the GSB adcom? How can you demonstrate that you’ll both ... Read More

  • GMAC has recently published a brand-new version of the GMAT Official Guide.  This is in fact the 14th edition of the GMAT OG, but that’s not what GMAC is calling it.  They are calling it: The Official GMAT Guide 2015.  How does this differ from the OG13?

     

    The printed copy = virtually identical The OG13 has a teal cover, and the teal-colored ... Read More

  • Finally – a store that got it right! Despite a very simple rule that less is used for what cannot be counted (snow, anxiety, interest, beer) and fewer is used for what can be counted (snowflakes, moments of anxiety, interesting people, bottles of beer), grocery stores across America stubbornly refuse to change their “10 items or less” signs. This ... Read More

  • The same is reproduced on Financial Times MBA Blog

    The shortest I have lived in a city is six days and the maximum is five years. I was only six days old before my parents moved from Karnal, a small town in northern India to Bangalore, also known as the Electronic City of India.

    Since both my parents were working, I would spend my day with three different ... Read More

  • Today, Monday July 28th, sees the full-time MBA class submit their Capstone Project – the final assignment to be submitted as part of the MBA programme. I have had countless conversations with participants over the past number of days who can’t believe how quickly their time on the MBA has passed. Today marks the end [...] Read More

  • Today, Monday July 28th, sees the full-time MBA class submit their Capstone Project – the final assignment to be submitted as part of the MBA programme. I have had countless conversations with participants over the past number of days who can’t believe how quickly their time on the MBA has passed. Today marks the end [...] Read More

  • We recently overhauled the Berkeley Haas essay guide to reflect the (totally effing awesome) changes that they made for the 2014 application season. You’re invited to pick that guide up in the bookstore. We also thought we’d toss out a high-level assessment and some advice of how to go about the new version of their…

    While much of ... Read More

  • To get a successful career is not an easy task, nor can every person take hold of it. It approaches to the people who go after it to chase its path, no matter how rough the track is. To be very successful in your career, you need to put never-ending efforts towards your goal attainment. […] Read More