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Admissions Decisions Are In: What Now?

by Knewton on Apr 30, 2011

If you applied to b-school for fall 2011, you should have received the admissions committee’s decision by now. Whether you’ve been accepted, waitlisted, or rejected by your dream school, here [...]

Tips for Re-Takers: 5 Ways to Hit Your Target GMAT Score

by Knewton on Apr 29, 2011

Want to achieve your dream GMAT score? Here are 5 ways to make that goal a reality. 1. Target your weaknesses but reinforce your strengths. “Knowing yourself is the beginning [...]

Admissions Tip: Applying After Being Laid Off

by Knewton on Apr 29, 2011

What if you were a holder of one of those no-longer-existing jobs and planned to apply to business school this fall for matriculation in Fall 2012? Does the layoff doom [...]

Part 5 – Yeah, India is Still Poor

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 28, 2011

HYDERABAD, INDIA – Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 5:27 PM When you see the Indian School of Business campus, it seems like paradise.  The campus is an oasis of shiny new buildings [...]

Tuesday Tip: Why Almost All Excuses are B.S.

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Apr 28, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP5520ODAUw[/youtube] My clients come up with all sorts of excuses for not working on their applications. Most of them seem absolutely legitimate – a family member is sick or has died, people [...]

Thursdays with Ron - Data Sufficiency

by Manhattan Prep on Apr 28, 2011

Every other Thursday, our instructor  Ron Purewal (known on the Beat The GMAT forums as  lunarpower ) hosts a free study hall session, called  Thursdays with Ron , where anyone [...]

Coming to America...$100K Challenge Style

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 27, 2011

Last fall, Beat The GMAT held its largest scholarship competition ever: the Beat The GMAT $100K Challenge.  In this scholarship campaign, we gave away 500 prizes worth over $100,000.  The [...]

Part 4 – One-Minute Interviews with Non-Indian ISB Students

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 26, 2011

HYDERABAD, INDIA – Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 11:00 PM This evening, the Indian School of Business held a mixer where I was able to meet foreign students (Non-Indian citizens) who chose [...]

After the MBA: Private Equity

by Knewton on Apr 26, 2011

In our After the MBA series, we’re chronicling a variety of post-MBA career opportunities to give you a sense of which might be the best fit for you. This week: [...]

Breaking Down a GMATPrep CR Strengthen Problem

by Knewton on Apr 26, 2011

This week, we’re going to tackle a harder GMATPrep® critical reasoning question from the Strengthen category. Let’s start with the problem. Set your timer for 2 minutes and go! Sales of [...]

Bollywood MBA

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 25, 2011

This is the very first Bollywood movie ever shot at Columbia Business School -- starring actual CBS students!  Enjoy. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8ezzfgzXbQ[/youtube] [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week - 25 April 2011

by Manhattan Prep on Apr 25, 2011

Here is a new Challenge Problem! If you want to win prizes, try entering our Challenge Problem Showdown . The more people that enter our challenge, the better the prizes! [...]

Choosing a B-School: Determining What's Important to You

by Manhattan Prep on Apr 22, 2011

Last time we talked about how assessing your profile will help you choose a realistic list of schools to apply to. Today we're going to talk about what you are [...]

Admissions Tip: Avoiding Red Flags

by Clear Admit on Apr 21, 2011

When applying to the top schools, it is important to avoid “red flags” in your application. For the uninitiated, red flags are negative items that stand out in your file [...]

After the MBA: Investment Banking

by Knewton on Apr 20, 2011

This is another post in our After the MBA series, in which we chronicle a variety of post-MBA career opportunities to give you a sense of which might be the [...]

Manhattan GMAT Challenge Problem of the Week - 19 April 2011

by Manhattan Prep on Apr 19, 2011

Here is a new Challenge Problem! If you want to win prizes, try entering our Challenge Problem Showdown . The more people that enter our challenge, the better the prizes! [...]

Part Three: ISB Explains Why It Exists

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 19, 2011

HYDERABAD, INDIA – 7:01 PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 It’s been a busy first day at the Indian School of Business!  Highlights include: a full campus tour, meetings with administrative/admissions deans, [...]

GMAT Reading vs. Everyday Reading: Change Your GMAT Reading Strategy

by Knewton on Apr 18, 2011

Written by Christina Yu. Last week we talked about a few of the ways GMAT passages much more difficult to read than passages you'd find in a novel, newspaper [...]

How to Save Room on Your Resume: Change the Formatting

by Knewton on Apr 18, 2011

This resume tip comes to us from Igor Khayet, founder of My Resume Shop . As a professional resume writer, one of the most common questions I get asked is [...]

Breaking Down A GMATPrep Geometry Problem

by Knewton on Apr 18, 2011

Recently, we talked about quant problems where it seems that the GMAT test writers are more interested in our ability to set up the problem than in our ability to [...]

Admissions Tip: Addressing Academic Strengths

by Clear Admit on Apr 17, 2011

While we devoted time last week to advice on addressing weaknesses in one’s academic record , today we wanted to explore the other side of the issue: the strengths that [...]

Breaking Down A GMATPrep Exponents Problem

by Clear Admit on Apr 17, 2011

This week’s problem emphasizes the importance of recognizing common ways to manipulate exponent expressions efficiently and accurately. I won’t say any more until after you’ve tried this GMATPrep® problem for [...]

Spring Cleaning for Your GMAT Prep

by Knewton on Apr 16, 2011

Feeling overwhelmed or disorganized in regards to your GMAT prep routine? Here are a few ways to “dust off” your habits just in time for the warmer weather. Remember, the [...]

Behind the Music: The Creator of the Kellogg LipDub Video

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 15, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQIUGpzF9vw[/youtube] In this exclusive Beat The GMAT 'Behind the Music' interview, I speak with the Joshua Eddy -- the MBA student and creative genius behind the recent Kellogg LipDub music video [...]

Kellogg Students Dance Better than Kevin Bacon

by Beat The GMAT on Apr 15, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtanF5tl2as[/youtube] A very impressive viral video by students from the Kellogg School of Management! [...]

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