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  • 4 GMAT Prep Hacks Everyone Should Know

    4 GMAT Prep Hacks Everyone Should Know

    by on April 23rd, 2015

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

  • 2-Month GMAT Study Plan

    2-Month GMAT Study Plan

    by on April 22nd, 2015

    In this video, Una Japundza, MBA Student at Willamette University, explains how she budgeted two hours a day to study for the GMAT. Read More

  • Data Sufficiency and My Brain: 4 Tips to Get You Started

    Data Sufficiency and My Brain: 4 Tips to Get You Started

    by on April 20th, 2015

    It’s official, my brain hates data sufficiency! I am having some difficulty with this section because my brain keeps trying to solve the problem even though I know that I don’t have to. For some reason I also … Read More

  • Demystifying MBA Rankings

    Demystifying MBA Rankings

    by on April 15th, 2015

    Hello everyone! I’m started to get ready to boot up my GMAT brain … how tough it has been to get motivated. I really have to get posting again. In the mean time, check out this awesome infographic. Here is a … Read More

  • Applying Again: Pre-MBA Programs, MOOCs, and the GMAT

    Applying Again: Pre-MBA Programs, MOOCs, and the GMAT

    by on April 11th, 2015

    I LOVE life right now. Work is going great, my non-profit initiative is making great progress, and I am enjoying the fantastic California weather. However, April is PRIME TIME to start prepping for applying in the … Read More

  • The GrantMeAdmission MBA Application Model

    The GrantMeAdmission MBA Application Model

    by on April 9th, 2015

    I’ve been busy speaking to a LOT of people regarding MBAs. With most of the decisions out, I have had the opportunity to speak with many new admits (and a few folks that will be reapplying next year). After speaking … Read More

  • Flashcards—My GMAT Prep Technique

    Flashcards—My GMAT Prep Technique

    by on April 8th, 2015

    I love flashcards. I have multi colored flashcards, sticky flashcards, rolodex style flashcards, lined flashcards, blank flashcards…ok, I think you get the picture. Flashcards are a great study aid and I think that … Read More

  • How to Get into HBS and Stanford GSB from Someone That Did

    How to Get into HBS and Stanford GSB from Someone That Did

    by on April 4th, 2015

    Our girl Sarah (not her real name) achieved something amazing; she leveraged her specific career goals and infectious energy to get into HBS AND Stanford GSB! That’s right, folks, she got into two of the top MBA … Read More

  • I Failed … Should I Even Try Again?

    I Failed … Should I Even Try Again?

    by on March 30th, 2015

    It’s been ~80 days since I revealed that I was denied at all five of my schools. I have spent a long time thinking. Maybe even too long. I don’t think I have experienced this much self-doubt in my goals and my … Read More

  • Allies in Your Practice GMAT Test Mistakes

    Allies in Your Practice GMAT Test Mistakes

    by on March 25th, 2015

    I have been MIA…I know but between work, family and studying I have barely had time for anything else. That and its hard for me to tear myself away from books once I become immersed in them. Its funny, I thought math … Read More

  • Books, Books, and More Books

    Books, Books, and More Books

    by on March 22nd, 2015

    I love books. My brother used to tease me because I liked to smell my books, but I didn’t care. As a matter a fact I still do. I just love how new books smell and how they feel when you flip through the pages….old … Read More

  • How to Get into LBS from Someone That Did

    How to Get into LBS from Someone That Did

    by on March 19th, 2015

    Congratulations to Carrie (not her real name), who used her strong sense of passion and purpose to get into LBS! We find that one of the best ways to learn how to be a successful MBA applicant is to learn from someone … Read More

  • My MBA Pick: It’s Booth for Me

    My MBA Pick: It’s Booth for Me

    by on March 18th, 2015

    So you want to go to business school. That’s great! Where are you going to apply? Now I don’t know about everyone else but before I even begin prepping for the GMAT I need to figure out where I want to go and what … Read More

  • An Introvert Journey to B-School: The Start

    An Introvert Journey to B-School: The Start

    by on March 17th, 2015

    33. That’s how old I am. Am I crazy for wanting to go back to school to get an MBA at 33? Maybe … but it feels like it’s time. To be 100% honest I have been meaning to go for an MBA for about 4 years now, but … Read More