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  • Are you a job-seeker hoping to wow recruiters?

    Getting to the top of the recruiter’s list Six seconds. That’s the average amount of time you have to get a recruiter’s attention with your resume.

    As a job seeker, polishing your resume is perhaps the most important part of applying for a position. When thinking about the increasingly competitive ... Read More

  • I’m continuing to put in the hours studying for the CFA Level 3 exam, which is about a month away now. Of course, I feel like I’m pretty far behind and have a long way to go. I’ve completed all the actual past CFA exams (morning sessions only) from 2012-2014 and did very poorly on them; I’m currently in the process of retaking ... Read More

  • Check out these TED Talks for going to business school and earning your MBA

    By Francine Fluetsch on April  27, 2016 

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    Are you thinking about going to business school soon? What ... Read More

  • Are you dreaming of a career with a nice fat signing bonus?

    While signing bonuses are soaring, some top GMAT scorers are getting dinged from top MBA programs. Catch all the trending business school stories here.

    Signing bonus season It’s a great time to be going to business school and earning your MBA. Hiring is up and so are salaries. Additionally, ... Read More

  • To get an MBA admit by the end of 2016, you need to overcome the first challenge – The GMAT!

    In this session, you will learn:

    (1) Why the GMAT is an important factor in your MBA application journey

    (2) How the GMAT is structured and how to approach the different sections on the GMAT

    (3) What materials to use to prepare for the GMAT

    (4) How ... Read More

  • Are you facing an overall timing issue on the GMAT – then RC could be the culprit!

    Join us on a GMAT strategy session where we will teach you:

    1. How to use the 80/20 rule to reading GMAT RC passages.

    2. FIVE  ways in which GMAT sets traps to confuse you on the answer choices.

    3. How to conserve your mental energy by switching gears while ... Read More

  • Dive into another week of Idioms! In this weeks video, I cover idiomatic phrases involving hold, view, know, and hope. 😀

    Be excellent to the universe!

    Here’s this week’s board!

     

    The post GMAT Tuesday: Must Know Idioms #16 appeared first on Magoosh GMAT Blog. Read More

  • Have you considered business or career opportunities overseas?

    Studying abroad to launch your career Last week, we looked at how studying abroad can grow your personal and academic success. Anyone who’s spent time overseas knows how life-changing the experience is. When applied to its full potential, the experience can have a long-term impact on ... Read More

  • We have put together a powerful GRE workshop tailored to help you improve your GRE Verbal Scores!

    GRE Verbal section (3 hours of content and teaching)

    (1) Learn how to train your mind to identify the right arguments in Critical Reasoning and how to choose the right answer in under 3 minutes.

    (2) Know how to use the strategy of Skimming and Scanning ... Read More

  • Are you facing an overall timing issue on the GMAT – then RC could be the culprit!

    Join us on a GMAT strategy session where we will teach you:

    1. How to use the 80/20 rule to reading GMAT RC passages.

    2. FIVE  ways in which GMAT sets traps to confuse you on the answer choices.

    3. How to conserve your mental energy by switching gears while ... Read More

  • I have been blogging about my progress through the CFA program for almost five years now. To give a short summary: I passed Level I on my first try, failed Level II twice, then passed Level II on my third try. This year I’m taking the Level III exam, which is in about six weeks.

    I registered for Level III early and began studying in December. ... Read More

  • Have you considered academic opportunities overseas?

    Why study abroad before business school? Whether it’s for six weeks, six months, or somewhere in between—time spent studying abroad as an undergraduate can confer important lessons for both personal and academic growth. Far more than an extended, adventurous vacation, studying abroad is an opportunity ... Read More

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    Recruiters for consulting firms are seeking out big data analytics skills.

    Which business schools have the best up-and-coming professors? What does Columbia Business School look for in new students? Is big data your ticket to a big time consulting gig? Catch all the trending stories from top MBA programs.

    Big consulting loves big data

    Consulting ... Read More

  • Share your story on Instagram We’re halfway through the #KaplanHasMyBack campaign, so don’t miss out on the chance to share your story and win 1,000 dollars! Remember, all you have to do is:

    Post your story to Instagram and also share on Facebook and Twitter! Add #KaplanHasMyBack and any other relevant hashtags (ex: #GradSchoolBound, #futuredoctor, ... Read More

  • Are you facing an overall timing issue on the GMAT – then RC could be the culprit!

    Join us on a GMAT strategy session where we will teach you:

    1. How to use the 80/20 rule to reading GMAT RC passages.

    2. FIVE  ways in which GMAT sets traps to confuse you on the answer choices.

    3. How to conserve your mental energy by switching gears while ... Read More

  • Need a reference letter for your graduate school or job application?

    How to ask for a reference letter So, you’re in your senior year and it’s time to start finding professors to write you a reference letter for your graduate school or job application. How do you go about getting a winning recommendation?

    1. Make sure you professors know you Ideally, ... Read More

  • MBA applicants know too well the pain of receiving a lousy verbal GMAT score. It can feel like the end of your career before you’ve even started, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Since b-school students are expected to have excellent communications skills, it’s not easy, but it is also not impossible to get accepted even with ... Read More

  • By Francine Fluetsch  on April 15, 2016

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    If you are planning on attending business school this fall, it might be time to start looking into places to live. You don’t want just ... Read More

  • In sentence correction there are many options that sound correct the first time we read them, but actually are incorrect. This is because we take certain things for granted in spoken or everyday English, whereas the GMAT tests more formal rules. The GMAT is also adept at tripping up the test-taker by purposely including things that sound awful but are ... Read More

  • What do MBAs have to say about the perks of studying abroad?

    From the benefits of studying abroad to one business school offering free tuition—catch all the trending stories from top MBA programs.

    Why consider studying abroad? The MBA landscape is becoming increasingly international. Did you know that a majority (58%) of applications to U.S. business ... Read More

  • Another Tuesday filled with idioms. Every where you turn, there are new idioms to learn and take in. And if you put in the time to learn them, you’ll breeze through some of the sentence correction questions on the GMAT. 😀

    This week we look at fascinated, compare, replace, and account idiomatic phrases.

      Check out this week’s ... Read More

  • Hoping your MBA essay gets noticed by the admissions committee?

    Writing an effective personal statement Your resume is top-notch and you’ve spent hours on end studying to earn that stellar GMAT score. So, what’s next? Business school is around the corner, and now it’s time to make your application stand out from the rest.

    Typically, business ... Read More

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    Share your story for a chance to win What are you passionate about? What are your goals for the future? What drives you?

    We want to hear YOUR answers! Whether it is your goal to go to professional school, get into graduate school, land a job, or pass the exam that stands between you and your future, Kaplan wants to hear what motivates ... Read More

  • A new study shows gender equality remains elusive for female MBAs.

    Business schools linked to HCBUs are seeing a surge in applications—but not necessarily from African-American applicants. Meanwhile, gender equality remains an uphill battle when it comes to income and influence. Read trending stories for future business leaders.

    MBA gender equality

    A ... Read More

  • Whether you’re shooting for a fall 2016 matriculation to business school or are a junior or sophomore wanting to lock in a surefire test score for future enrollment, the GRE or GMAT could be your key to acceptance. With several months still to go, we continue to offer helpful planning tips in the fourth part of our “Kickstarting  Your GRE or GMAT ... Read More

  • On Thursday, March 10, 2016, just a week before Mike’s favorite ethic holiday, GMAC, the folks who create the GMAT, hosted a webinar for test prep professionals, folks such as I, on GMAT updates and I listened in. Here are some of the discoveries I made.  

    Canceling and Reinstating Scores Back in the old days (five years ago), at the end ... Read More

  • So your GMAT score or GPA isn’t perfect. That doesn’t mean an automatic ding from your top choice MBA program. Even elite schools like Harvard, Wharton, and Stanford accept students who goofed off their first year of college or didn’t hit the GMAT jackpot.

    But what do all of these applicants with less-than-stellar stats have in common? ... Read More

  • By Elana Goodwin on April 1, 2016 

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    There are a lot of unknowns and myths surrounding business school so if you’re a student in business school or planning to study business, ... Read More

  • Take away concepts and strategies that will help you navigate tricky questions on the GMAT with limited information .

    The post GMAT Inequalities Handbook appeared first on crackverbal-GMAT. Read More

  • Data shows MBAs are doing well in the job market.

    Which business schools have the best job placement statistics? Why are some students learning data analysis skills? Where are the most highly-ranked MBA programs concentrated? Read trending stories for future business leaders.

    Job placement up for business school grads As we’ve documented in this ... Read More

  • It’s never smart to put all your eggs in one basket – aim too high and you may be left with nowhere to go, aim too low and you might get acceptances to schools that aren’t quite right for you. For the highest chances of getting in AND for the best MBA experience, you need to evaluate your competitiveness and apply to the best MBA programs ... Read More

  • The Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) for the GMAT can catch you off guard if you aren’t ready. If you aren’t familiar with the structure of arguments or you are familiar with common argument flaws, you may find yourself stressed and wasting time on test day.

    In this video, we’ll look at vague words and how they lead to weak conclusions. ... Read More

  • Give the Test Day experience a trial run.

    Whether you’re shooting for a fall 2016 matriculation to business school or are a junior or sophomore wanting to lock in a surefire test score for future enrollment, the GRE or GMAT could be your key to acceptance. With several months still to go, we continue to offer helpful planning tips in the third part ... Read More

  • By Gretchen Kernbach on March 25, 2016

    This article is brought to you by Uloop and Kaplan.  Search Uloop for student housing, college roommates, sublets, part-time jobs, internships, tutors, and campus news.

    It may not be the end of the road for you after college if you plan on pursuing a career in business. Typically, prospective business students ... Read More

  • Why has NYU Stern taken such a tumble in the latest MBA rankings?

    From one business school’s blunder in the latest MBA rankings to recruitment efforts targeting international students—read trending stories for future business leaders.

    MBA rankings tumble How U.S. News & World Report arrives at its MBA rankings is a relatively straightforward ... Read More

  • Sentence Correction is at once one of the most objective, “quant-like” sections of the GMAT Verbal, to paraphrase Ron Purewal from Manhattan. What Ron is talking about is that there are a lot of pretty objective rules that you can apply—things that will work a huge majority of the time.

    In my own practice, I call these “95% Rules.”

    What’s ... Read More