Applicant Stories Articles

  • Student Post: Why Should You Get an MBA?

    Student Post: Why Should You Get an MBA?

    by on May 18th, 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

  • Applicant Stories: Why Get an MBA?

    Applicant Stories: Why Get an MBA?

    by on May 14th, 2015

    Why go to business school? The answer can be nearly anything, but it’s almost always about moving forward. By its very nature, business school is a means to an end. The benefits of business school are numerous: it can … Read More

  • Mistakes of an MBA Career Switcher

    Mistakes of an MBA Career Switcher

    by on May 12th, 2015

    Going from professional to MBA student can knock even the most adept cultural chameleon off his or her balance for a while. Every program has it’s own norms and culture, and all of them are different than your previous … Read More

  • 30+ Applicant: How I Got into MIT Sloan and INSEAD

    30+ Applicant: How I Got into MIT Sloan and INSEAD

    by on May 9th, 2015

    Today I would like to share the success story of another MBA applicant from this cycle. While I’ve worked with applicants of all ages, this particular gentleman just happens to be over 30 just like the previous … Read More

  • How to Get into MIT from Someone That Did

    How to Get into MIT from Someone That Did

    by on May 7th, 2015

    Congratulations to Doug (not his real name), a re-applicant who turned his story around to get into MIT and INSEAD! He took some time out from his blog TopDogMBA and being a general badass to answer a few of our … Read More

  • Tips for Creating a GMAT Prep Study Plan

    Tips for Creating a GMAT Prep Study Plan

    by on May 3rd, 2015

    In this video, Erik Maita, Student at EDHEC Business School, gives tips on how to create a GMAT study plan in order to identify strengths and weaknesses. Read More

  • 30+ Applicant: How I Got into HBS

    30+ Applicant: How I Got into HBS

    by on April 29th, 2015

    Intro Several months ago, I received an email from someone who had filled out my form for a free MBA profile opinion. Since I was at the gym, I wasn’t able to answer right away, but I did scroll quickly through the … Read More

  • The Calm Before the GMAT Prep

    The Calm Before the GMAT Prep

    by on April 24th, 2015

    It’s been a couple of uneventful days. I’ve been gathering material in order to prepare for the GMAT and I have also joined an international study group—how cool is that? Amazing what the internet enables you … Read More

  • 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