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Admissions Tip: Plan of Attack

by Clear Admit on Nov 30, 2012

With November wrapping up this week, Round Two deadlines for a number of programs are just around the corner. As most applicants are targeting multiple schools and still working to [...]

Forbes' 10 Most Under-Rated Reasons to Get an MBA

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 29, 2012

Some people are dubious about the value of an MBA degree - see the link I mentioned recently, where UV Darden's Dean Robert Bruner sets straight the naysayers who argue, [...]

How to Stand Out When You Have The Same 'Ol Story As Everyone Else

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 27, 2012

Hi There! Could the leaves changing color be any prettier? Even though it’s not that cool yet in Los Angeles, my sweaters and fireplace are beckoning me. At this time of year, [...]

The Reasoning Is in the Details

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 26, 2012

Which type of RC passage is your favorite – social science, business, hard science? Just kidding! I know that most people don’t have a favorite type (though most of us have [...]

MBA Rankings: Valuable Tool or a Distraction for Applicants?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 25, 2012

The subject of rankings comes up a lot with MBA applicants. I’m always surprised by the extreme interest in rankings, which are, after all, rather fleeting. You may have your [...]

Comparisons and Parallelism in GMATPrep

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 25, 2012

Last time , we took a look at a Comparisons problem; in today’s article, we’re going to examine another one. This question is from the free problem set included in the [...]

B-Schools Give a Boost to Student Entrepreneurs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 24, 2012

Global Entrepreneurship Week is an annual event from November 12-18, 2012, and is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to [...]

Career Opportunities after the Indian School of Business

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 22, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upzEZPB-7zE[/youtube] Mr. V.K. Menon, Senior Director of Placements, leads an open Q&A with Beat The GMAT audience members on career options post MBA, and how graduates can actively plan a successful [...]

Specify a Learning Agenda in Your MBA Application

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 21, 2012

This post originally appeared on Stacy’s “Strictly Business” MBA blog on U.S.News.com . "So, you want to go to business school. What exactly do you want to learn?" It sounds [...]

Comparisons in GMATPrep Sentence Correction

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 20, 2012

I’ve got a fascinating (and infuriating!) GMATPrep® problem for you today; this comes from the free problem set included in the new GMATPrep 2.0 version of the software. Try it out [...]

Overcoming a Challenging Academic Record

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 18, 2012

When our client Irene first started working with her SBC consultant, she brought up an issue that was causing her a lot of anxiety. At the beginning of her sophomore [...]

How to Master MBA Interviews

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 15, 2012

'Tis the season for interviews! This is the most unpredictable portion of the MBA application process, since every interviewer is different. The same interviewer may even react differently depending on [...]

Pesky Prime Theory

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 9, 2012

Data Sufficiency problems often have elegant shortcuts if we really understand the theory behind whatever the problem tests – and, sometimes, DS sets up some very tricky traps if we [...]

How to Make Weighted Average Problems Easy

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Nov 3, 2012

Most people don’t like weighted averages, and for good reason. The formula is complicated, and these often come in the form of “story” problems, which are hard to set up. [...]

How To Write Effective Application Essays (A Step-by-Step Guide)

by Beat The GMAT on Nov 1, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_-spMdxvx8[/youtube] During this free and exclusive session, Marc Zawel, founder of AcceptU, broke down the key steps on effectively writing application essays so you can present your best side to b-schools. [...]