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  • The art of #humblebrag won’t get you far, but a job market upswing might.

    From a sizzling MBA job market to the eternal question: GMAT or GRE?—let’s dig into the latest headlines in business education and MBA news. Leave your comments below.

    MBA job market on fire We’ve come a long way since the 2008 financial crisis, which slowed the job ... Read More

  • International students face unique challenges applying to business school.

    So, you’re looking to study abroad and earn an international MBA. Becoming an international student is a unique opportunity to open your mind and enrich your life. It also makes for an impressive addition to your resume or CV.

    Whether you’re looking to go to business school ... Read More

  •   As the test quickly approaches, you need to know what to spend your time doing, and more importantly, you need to know what to not do!

    Here are all my tips for your final week before the exam. And if you’d like to read more, there’s an entire article I wrote on the last minute tips here.

    This week’s board:

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  • Planning to apply to Columbia Business School? Nervous your application might not make the cut?

    If you’re seeking expert tips on how to get accepted to CBS, then you’ll want to attend Accepted’s upcoming free webinar, Get Accepted to Columbia Business School, Wednesday, May 27 at 10am PT. During the webinar, you will learn how to ... Read More

  • Planning to apply to Columbia Business School? Nervous your application might not make the cut?

    If you’re seeking expert tips on how to get accepted to CBS, then you’ll want to attend Accepted’s upcoming free webinar, Get Accepted to Columbia Business School, Wednesday, May 27 at 10am PT. During the webinar, you will learn how to reveal your ... Read More

  • A new essay question and a Mad Men case study.

    From a new mandatory MBA admissions essay question to Mad Men being taught in business school—let’s dig into the latest headlines in business education and MBA news. Leave your comments below.

    Harvard Business School requires introductions Harvard Business School just announced that it’s eliminating ... Read More

  • Anticipate Test Day with a stress management strategy. Photo Credit: Stephen Poff via Compfight cc

    Life after college isn’t easy. That’s why in the next couple of weeks we’ll be focusing in on some tips for alleviating and managing your GMAT prep stress.

    If you’re like most prospective business school students, some of these common sources ... Read More

  • Today we are offering a huge shout-out to all of you!

    Why? Well, we couldn’t be prouder of our Magoosh students, and we are so grateful to you for all the fun that you bring to our jobs.

    You guys represent 185 countries, have watched over 1 million hours of Magoosh video, and have answered 50 million practice questions. Those are huge numbers!

    So, ... Read More

  • Whether you’re just starting the application process or have already been accepted to business school, you know one thing for sure about b-school: it ain’t cheap! If you’re seeking expert tips on MBA funding, you’ll want to attend Accepted’s free webinar on How to Pay for Your MBA, when guest presenter Julianna Young, VP of Operations at CommonBond, ... Read More

  • Whether you’re just starting the application process or have already been accepted to business school, you know one thing for sure about b-school: it ain’t cheap! If you’re seeking expert tips on MBA funding, you’ll want to attend Accepted’s free webinar on How to Pay for Your MBA, when guest presenter Julianna Young, VP ... Read More

  • Over the next few weeks, we’ll be hearing from Akhil, a former Magoosh student who will be pursuing his MBA at Hult in the fall. Akhil will be writing about his experience with the GMAT and the MBA admissions process as an international student. You can learn more about him on his blog!

    My name is Akhil Viz and I will be posting a series of blogs ... Read More

  • Is going to business school near Silicon Valley really worthwhile?

    A new report sheds light on the lack of diversity among administrators, terrorism rocks a business school in Africa, and an executive director at Chicago Booth cautions against earning a Silicon Valley MBA—let’s dig into the latest headlines in business education and MBA news. ... Read More

  • Success! I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your help. As an abnormal GMAT student, it was a struggle for me to knock 10-15 years of dust off. Your quantitative course helped me raise my quant score from 31 to 42 in just over a month. The confidence (I feel) also helped me bring my verbal score up by an extra point on the actual exam, and ... Read More

  •   Procrastination plagues us all. It’s time to start lying to ourselves that we’ll have more time later to study and start now!

    In this week’s video, you will learn seven tips to stop procrastinating and start studying.

    Check out this week’s board:

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  • Don’t let a daunting passage slow down your GMAT score.

    Let’s be honest. Most of the time, the reading comprehension passages on the GMAT are, well…as most students would say, boring.

    To make a passage more difficult, the creators of the GMAT select passages with the most daunting of technical terms and obscure topic. These passages are enough ... Read More

  • Know Your GMAT “WHY” for Maximum Success Let’s be honest: Dominating the GMAT is a serious endeavor.

    It requires a significant investment of time, energy, focus, sacrifice, and yes, even money.

    As such, it’s easy to get sidetracked. To lose motivation. To fall behind in your preparation. Remember when you were so sure that ... Read More

  • Could Cuba be the next frontier for business education?

    The GMAC president dishes up MBA admissions insight, a “gossip girl” considers Harvard Business School, and Cuba could start accepting MBA students—let’s dig into the latest headlines in business education and MBA news. Leave your comments below

    MBA news straight from the top Here’s ... Read More

  •   We return again to active reading. Today we look at a group of words that help us to understand the structure of a passage. That’s why we call them structure words.

    For this week, you will need to read the first three paragraphs from this paper, The Psychology of Coordination and Common Knowledge, written by my good friend Kyle Thomas.

    Here’s ... Read More

  • GMAT vocabulary study tips for ESL and international students.

    The GMAT has a reputation for being tough, and it can seem especially daunting when it’s not just the content or strategy of the exam—but the language itself—that presents a challenge.

    Never fear! Kaplan teachers help many students prepping for business school who learned English ... Read More

  • Today, Aringo shares 8 tips for making sure your MBA essay stands out from the crowd.

    Writing the application essays is usually the hardest part of the MBA admission process. Below, we offer a few MBA essay tips and guidelines to help you successfully navigate the often challenging writing process.

    Develop your strategy Before writing the MBA application ... Read More

  • Which business school is most beloved by MBA students?

    From a business school class trip leading to a billion dollar startup to top MBA programs recommended by MBA students, let’s dig into the latest headlines in business education and MBA news. Leave your comments below.

    The billion dollar business school field trip It’s not uncommon for ... Read More

  •   Wow! We’ve made 10 videos now on idioms! That’s awesome!

    In this weeks video, I go through some idioms that depend on whether you are talking about an issue or a person, what preposition to use with passives and past participles, as well as idioms to complete parallel structure.

    Here’s a look at this week’s board:

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  • There’s no time like springtime when studying for the GMAT. Credits: James Jordan via CompfightCC

    Happy May! Both April showers and the vernal equinox (in the northern hemisphere) are behind us. In other words, spring has sprung. Apart from being a time of fecundity and celebration, it’s the perfect opportunity for us to share some study tips ... Read More

  • Seven ways to get a head start on your MBA application

    It’s not even spring yet. So why am I nagging you to get moving on your MBA application prep?

    Not just because those Round 1 deadlines creep up with wicked stealth and speed. But also because there is so much you can still do between now and then to improve your candidacy (sometimes a lot, ... Read More

  • Check our Aringo’s tips for making your recommendation letter count!

    Most business schools require two or three letters of recommendation as part of the admission process. In most cases, the schools request that the recommender send the recommendation online, through the school’s application system.

    The recommendations are among the most ... Read More

  • Can a pre-MBA internship prepare you for business school?

    From a rise in average GPA at America’s top business schools to turning happy MBA students into generous alumni donors after graduation—let’s dig into the latest headlines in MBA news and business school admissions. Leave your comments below.

    Average GPA on the upswing Not only are GMAT ... Read More

  • Fact #1: Essentially, every MBA program on the planet accepts the GMAT.  Not all require it, but all would accept it.

    Fact #2: Almost all of them also accept the GRE. Thus, students have a choice.

    Fact #3: ETS, the company that produces the GRE, heavily advertises Fact #2.

    Fact #4: ETS recently issued a press release about the advantages of ... Read More

  •   With nearly every major business school accepting the GRE or the GMAT for admissions, we needed to know which test to take. Today, I dive into the question and hopefully provide some guidance for making a decision.

    In the video, I mention that you should take a GRE and a GMAT practice test. Here is a link to software for a GRE practice test, ... Read More

  • Whether applying for a job, internship, or TA position, here’s how to shine in your job application.

    Are you applying for a job, internship, or teaching assistant position? We’ve got five easy tips for getting the edge on competitive job applications and interviews. You can use these when applying to just about anything.

    Tuck these tips under ... Read More

  • Hello Magooshers! Have you ever wanted to join our team of awesome bloggers? Well, here’s your chance.

    We’re hiring a student blogger to help write posts for our TOEFL blog. As a student blogger, you will be able to reach thousands of international students who are preparing for the TOEFL and applying to universities in the US. You ... Read More

  • 750! I got my target score, and I’m incredibly happy. Brett Ethridge is a great instructor who knows what is necessary to succeed on the GMAT. I love the course’s online format for its convenience and flexibility, and Brett supplements the static elements of the course with lots of interaction. I’m incredibly pleased I chose Dominate ... Read More

  • I was incredibly nervous about taking the GMAT, especially with only a month and a half to prepare. To say I was starting behind the eight ball would be an understatement. Fortunately, I found Brett’s Dominate the GMAT course after watching some of his free videos on YouTube (they were super impressive!). Within days of starting with his material, ... Read More

  • In conversation with Amiya who scored 750 on the GMAT and got an MBA admit to the University of Maryland

    Could you tell us about your profile?

    I work as a software developer with Juniper Networks in Bangalore and have a work experience of 3.5 years in the telecom industry.

    How did you know about CrackVerbal?

    Once I had decided on preparing for the ... Read More

  • Today, we’re going to review the last two questions from the Tricky Data Sufficiency Questions practice post. If you’re just tuning in, give the questions a shot, check your answers here, and then review the explanations to questions #1-2, #3-4, and #5-6.

    Ready? Let’s move along.  

    Question #7 7. If p + q = 2r + 3, what is the ... Read More