Archive for 2011

    Got Dinged? It’s Not Over Yet…

    Got Dinged? It’s Not Over Yet…

    by on December 29th, 2011

    So…you got dinged. One thing’s for sure—we can feel your disappointment from here. But all is not lost!  The truth is, despite what it feels like, this is not the end. In fact, the only way it IS the end for you … Read More

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    Congratulations Round 1!

    Congratulations Round 1!

    by on December 28th, 2011

    Round 1 is complete and we are quickly moving forward with two Consortium rounds and our round 2 applications!  Read More

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    How to Get Over the Holiday Blues

    How to Get Over the Holiday Blues

    by on December 28th, 2011

    Back at work today?  You definitely want to read this post! Whether you’ve been away for 2 weeks of sun, sea, sand, snow or have just had a wonderfully relaxing at home, we all get a bit depressed when it ends. As the … Read More

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    Playing The International Card

    Playing The International Card

    by on December 28th, 2011

    When Geir Bore, a McKinsey & Co. consultant in Oslo, Norway, was looking at a business school to attend two years ago, his first choice was to study at a U.S. school. But his knowledge of the MBA market in America … Read More

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    What Does The Essay Word Limit Really Mean?

    What Does The Essay Word Limit Really Mean?

    by on December 28th, 2011

    One of the most common questions we receive from applicants is, “How strict are schools about word limits in their admissions essays and personal statements?” While the answer is rather straightforward, we often … Read More

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    The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2011 – Number 4

    The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2011 – Number 4

    by on December 28th, 2011

    This article is part of a 10-part series where we will be highlighting the most popular GMAT stories of 2011 from the Beat The GMAT community, in countdown fashion. Can you even believe that someone can pull a nearly … Read More

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    Women of the EMBA: Chantal Gouvea

    Women of the EMBA: Chantal Gouvea

    by on December 28th, 2011

    This is the third post in our Women of the EMBA series, celebrating the many strong and active women enrolled in the Texas Executive MBA program working to advance their education, build solid leadership skills and open … Read More

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    How To Erase a Negative Impression at a Job Interview

    How To Erase a Negative Impression at a Job Interview

    by on December 27th, 2011

    Dear Classy Career Girl, Thanks for all the great advice I get from your blog. Definitely a wealth of information for ladies working our way up the career ladder! Earlier this year, after a lot of networking, I finally … Read More

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    Conflict Management and Negotiations Styles

    Conflict Management and Negotiations Styles

    by on December 27th, 2011

    In my Conflict Management and Negotiation class in MBA program at GWSB this past Fall term one of the assignments (graded, too) was to keep as Self-reflection journal throughout the course. To quote the syllabus: … Read More

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    The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2011 – Number 5

    The 10 Best GMAT Stories of 2011 – Number 5

    by on December 27th, 2011

    This article is part of a 10-part series where we will be highlighting the most popular GMAT stories of 2011 from the Beat The GMAT community, in countdown fashion. Some of you may be thinking about your New Year’s … Read More

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    What to Read – and What Not to Read – on RC Passages

    What to Read – and What Not to Read – on RC Passages

    by on December 27th, 2011

    A student recently asked me to show an example of how I read and take notes on a reading comprehension passage. In this older article, I discussed how to read through an RC passage in general, but I didn’t show an … Read More

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    What do we actually learn?

    What do we actually learn?

    by on December 26th, 2011

    Touching some more on the topic of the previous blog entry: In the process of researching business schools we usually compare entry vs. exit salary to try to measure the real impact of this large investment in our work … Read More

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    International Students Play “Big Role” at UCLA Anderson

    International Students Play “Big Role” at UCLA Anderson

    by on December 26th, 2011

    Working as a marketing director in Mexico City, Ron Friedman decided it was time to earn an MBA – in the U.S. In addition to wanting to open new doors in his career and gain a better understanding of the marketing … Read More

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    Priority #1

    Priority #1

    by on December 26th, 2011

    Always remember your primary goal and prioritize it. How could something seemingly so simple be so difficult? This past year, from acceptance to the writing of this blog post, has been jam packed with responsibilities, … Read More

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