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  • What’s the best way to say thank you to your interviewer?

    Following up after an interview You left the interview feeling good and loved everyone you met in the office. Although you may feel confident, you aren’t done with the interview process just yet.

    As a proactive job seeker, you want to guarantee that you’ve done everything you can to ... Read More

  • 1) In quadrilateral ABCD, is angle D ≤ 100 degrees?

    Statement #1: AB = BC

    Statement #2: angle A = angle B = angle C

     

    2) Point P is a point inside triangle ABC.  Is triangle ABC equilateral?

    Statement #1: Point P is equidistant from the three vertices A, B, and C.

    Statement #2: Triangle ABC has two different lines of symmetry that ... Read More

  • This post is most relevant to folks applying to Harvard Business School in 2016, but in many ways, it could be helpful for folks considering application essays for many business schools.  This year, the question on the application for the class of 2019 is simply the open ended question: “As we review your application, what more would you ... Read More

  • Spending time with your pet can help get you through the semester.

    You love dogs because… well, they are just so darn cuddly and cute. But did you also know that being around these friendly canines can improve your health?

    Being a dog lover reduces stress Studies have shown that dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression and have lower ... Read More

  • Could a new app give MBAs more confidence in their speaking?

    From MBA applicants narrowing their focus to analytics and Big Data bringing big opportunities—catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    Narrower focus in business education A new survey released by the Graduate Management Admission Council, the folks who make the GMAT, ... Read More

  • Are you wondering, why an entire blog post on Inequalities?   Well, as you may have already found out, compared to other question types on the GMAT, inequality questions are an especially slippery slope! They have sent many a test-taker tumbling down on the path to not-so-great Quant scores.   By the time you finish reading this post, you ... Read More

  • First, here are 8 GMAT Sentence Correction problems, each involving some kind of logical issue.

     

    1) Napoleon entered Russia in June, 1812, with an army half a million strong, but leaving in December, 1812, with just less than 30,000 troops.

    (A) leaving in December, 1812, with just less

    (B) just left in December, 1812, with fewer

    (C) left ... Read More

  • Are you a job seeker hoping to wow the interviewer?

    The dreaded interview round Congratulations, you’ve made it to the interview round—the part of the application process that every job seeker both dreams of and fears. Fortunately, we’ve put together some advice on how to make a positive and lasting impression.

    Before you let the pressure get ... Read More

  • By Francine Fluetsch on May 12, 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.

    When striving towards success, it’s always good to have some role models in your pocket to model your goals after. Maybe it’s their journey ... Read More

  • Does higher tuition mean a better business school?

    From a Canadian business school nearly quadrupling its tuition to the top MBA programs with the most women—catch all the trending stories for future business leaders.

    MBA programs with the most women More women are enrolling in business school than at any time. This is partially because many business ... Read More

  • Come learn how to tackle this special type of inference question—author’s purpose.

    If you’d like to see how we evaluated the passage, head over to our first Reading Comprehension video in this series.

    The post GMAT Tuesday: Official Guide Reading Comprehension #102 appeared first on Magoosh GMAT Blog. Read More

  • Are you a job-seeker hoping to wow potential employers?

    Write a cover letter that gets you the job When it comes to your job hunt, writing an attention-grabbing cover letter that highlights your experience and skills is what will initially impress the employer enough to want to interview you.

    This is your chance to showcase the best parts of your ... Read More

  • The Kaplan Has My Back Sweepstakes has been such an amazing experience. We loved reading about all the things that drive you to succeed and how your experiences have shaped your goals. Thank you for sharing and empowering others with your story! Now, one lucky winner is going home with $1,000.

    And the winner is…

    Our official winner is Michael McCarthy ... Read More

  • This article is continued from the first, on “Translating from Words to Math.”  First of all, here are four word problems that present issues with assigning variables.

    1) Each month, after Jill pays for rent, utilities, food, and other necessary expenses, she has one fifth of her net monthly salary left as discretionary income.  ... Read More

  • When we speak of one past event that happened before another past event, one way to denote the earlier event is by use of the past perfect tense.  When should we use the past perfect, and when is it not required?  This is a tricky issue.   First, four practice Sentence Correction questions.

     

    1) James Joyce wrote the novel ... Read More

  • What should you do if you get dinged or waitlisted?

    From a declining MBA education market in India to possible strategies for waitlisted applicants—catch all the trending business school stories here.

    MBA admissions rejection The toughest part of applying to business school is undoubtedly rejection. You scored high on the GMAT, your undergraduate ... Read More

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

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

    Getting to the top of the recruiter’s list 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