Applicant Stories Articles

  • Student Reveals: Applying at Hult International Business School

    Student Reveals: Applying at Hult International Business School

    by on July 26th, 2015

    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 … Read More

  • Tell the Story of You in Your B-School Application

    Tell the Story of You in Your B-School Application

    by on July 24th, 2015

    Julia Yoo, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Sloan School of Management, sees the business school application as a place for storytelling where you can communicate who you are simply and effectively. … Read More

  • What It Was Like to Move from Uruguay to the UK for My MBA

    What It Was Like to Move from Uruguay to the UK for My MBA

    by on July 13th, 2015

    Mariana Zecca, from Cranfield University, discusses the challenges she faced going from her small home country to the United Kingdom for her MBA, and how she overcame them throughout her business school application … Read More

  • Reflection on a Dartmouth Tuck Coffee Chat

    Reflection on a Dartmouth Tuck Coffee Chat

    by on July 9th, 2015

    I attended a Tuck Coffee chat a couple weeks ago and was eager to see what my first face to face meeting with a top tier business would be like. I was also interested in sizing up my peers and hearing their stories. I … Read More

  • Want to Meet the Top B-Schools All at Once?

    Want to Meet the Top B-Schools All at Once?

    by on July 6th, 2015

    Hello everyone! Researching, networking, and understanding the “feel” for a school are all part of the essential journey to a top MBA. Wouldn’t it be great if there was one event that you could do all of the above … Read More

  • Do You Really Need an MBA Consultant?

    Do You Really Need an MBA Consultant?

    by on June 30th, 2015

    Josh Eddy, 33, and his mom rarely disagreed–about anything. Then, he decided to apply to business school. “There were raised voices, which had never happened between us before,” he recalls in a Reddit forum. They … Read More

  • Why I Went from Engineering in Undergrad to an MBA

    Why I Went from Engineering in Undergrad to an MBA

    by on June 28th, 2015

    Jackie DiMonte, from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, describes her path from Engineering as an undergraduate to her current MBA program and discusses the knowledge she’s gained so far. Read More

  • My 3 Biggest Mistakes Studying for the GMAT (Updated)

    My 3 Biggest Mistakes Studying for the GMAT (Updated)

    by on June 27th, 2015

    Last time I took the GMAT, I got a 710. As I study to take it again, I reflect on three mistakes I made last time while studying for the GMAT.  When I first studied for the GMAT, I managed to log 150 hours in 10 weeks. … Read More

  • The Most Important Technique to Boost Your Critical Reasoning Score

    The Most Important Technique to Boost Your Critical Reasoning Score

    by on June 25th, 2015

    This week I am excited to have a guest blogger. Eliza Chute is an independent GMAT tutor, and she runs the helpful site (check it out, it has helpful course comparisons, discounts, and helpful GMAT tips). Eliza is … Read More

  • War-Gaming the MBA Wait List Process

    War-Gaming the MBA Wait List Process

    by on June 24th, 2015

    I was ahead of the game. In the summer of 2014, I fine-tuned my resume, I started writing several essays, and I began preparing for hopeful invitations to future interviews. However, I knew I had a long road ahead for … Read More

  • 5 Tips on Getting a 700+ on the GMAT

    5 Tips on Getting a 700+ on the GMAT

    by on June 20th, 2015

    So I have taken the GMAT twice and gotten a 710 twice. My splits were (Q49, V38) and (Q47, V41). This blog post is going to go over what I think are the FUNDAMENTAL elements for getting the ever elusive 700+ score. Use … Read More

  • Smartly Getting Ready for B-School This Fall

    Smartly Getting Ready for B-School This Fall

    by on June 18th, 2015

    Hello everyone! Normally I blog for fellow applicants who are in the process of applying to a top business school. However, many readers and fellow bloggers have succeeded and are preparing for business school this fall … Read More

  • How I Got a 710 on My First Try

    How I Got a 710 on My First Try

    by on June 16th, 2015

    This is the guide I wrote after I got a 710 the first time. The GMAT journey is a hard one; but I believe I did a decent job of prepping for my first try. I have updated this guide to be current, and will also share my … Read More

  • The Case for Applying to One B-School

    The Case for Applying to One B-School

    by on June 15th, 2015

    How many business schools would you apply for? If your answer is “four to six,” you belong to the majority of applicants. But I believe “less is more.” Here’s a plea for boldness, or why you should apply to one … Read More