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Beat The GMAT Rockstar: fieldwolf

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 29, 2012

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyoWnKzhiek[/youtube] Each week in the Beat The GMAT Rockstar series, we highlight one exceptional forum member for his or her outstanding contributions.  This week, we're excited to feature fieldwolf as our [...]

Bucket Lists and More: Some Final Things to Consider Before You Start Business School Next Month

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 28, 2012

Business school has been an  incredible  experience for me. Through business school, I've had amazing opportunities from going to the southernmost tip of Africa through our new FIELD program, to [...]

Michigan / Ross Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013

by Clear Admit on Jul 27, 2012

Following up on our recent announcement of the Michigan Ross essay topics for the 2012-13 admissions season, we’d like to offer some guidance on each question as applicants begin thinking [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Time Management, Part 2

by Clear Admit on Jul 27, 2012

Welcome to the second half of our Time Management omnibus. In this updated version of our original time management series, section 4 has changed the most. If you've already read [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Time Management, Part 1

by Clear Admit on Jul 26, 2012

I haven’t picked too ambitious a title there, have I? Let’s see how we do! This article is an update of one that was originally published a couple of years [...]

Overriding a Low GPA and GMAT: Profiles of Real Admits to Top-10 Schools

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 24, 2012

Last week, we had a chat with Dr. Shel Watts, founder and CEO of MBAAdmit.com .  She provided some great tips for gaining admittance into the top 10 business schools and [...]

Beat The GMAT Rockstar: eagleeye

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 23, 2012

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ioq_GXEfGtY[/youtube] This is the third week of our Beat The GMAT Rockstars series, where we highlight one exceptional forum member for his or her outstanding contributions.  This week, we're excited to [...]

Chicago Booth MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 22, 2012

The updated Chicago Booth Essay Questions are posted for this admissions season, along with the deadlines. The overall goal of this application is to evaluate candidates on their ability to [...]

Non-Traditional MBA Candidates: How to Get Accepted

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 18, 2012

Earlier this week, we had the pleasure of hosting a live Q&A chat focused on answering profile-specific questions from our community members.  Kofi Kankam, co-founder of Admit Advantage , was [...]

Adding an EMBA to Your Options

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 18, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Our client Luis had been weighing his options for a while [...]

What's The Flaw? Stretching Your Critical Reasoning Skills

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 18, 2012

We’ve talked about various types of Assumption Family questions in the past (find the assumption, strengthen, weaken, and evaluate the conclusion), but we haven’t yet tackled a Flaw question. This [...]

UC Berkeley Haas Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 17, 2012

This set of essays for admission to UC Berkeley Haas School of Business covers a variety of topics – from the song that expresses you to your quantitative skills. In [...]

Social Media Influences Curricula, Affects Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 16, 2012

MBA students and applicants live and breathe through social media, which is a good thing, considering the growing demand in the business world for employees with honed social media skills. [...]

Admissions Tip: School-Hosted Blogs

by Clear Admit on Jul 16, 2012

As the summer progresses and applicants begin researching their target schools in more depth, we would like to highlight a valuable research tool: school-hosted blogs. The last few years have [...]

Beat The GMAT Rockstar: karthikpandian19

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 15, 2012

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhSEo1VgQ9c[/youtube] This is the second week of our Beat The GMAT Rockstars series, where we highlight one exceptional forum member for his or her outstanding contributions.  This week, we're excited to [...]

Managing Stress with a Timeline

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 15, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Just about a year ago our client Emily was starting to [...]

MIT Sloan School of Management MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 14, 2012

On its website, MIT Sloan states that “innovation and collaboration [are] at the heart of what we do.“ Your task is to remain focused on your overall application strategy and [...]

Map Out Your MBA Timeline

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 13, 2012

This post originally appeared on Stacy's "Strictly Business" MBA blog on U.S.News.com Once you've decided to pursue an MBA, you've got your work cut out for you. MBA applicants need [...]

Confessions of an MBA Consultant: White Spaces

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 11, 2012

This post of Stacy's, the first in a series, originally appeared on Poets & Quants . I’d rather listen to Celine Dion on a loop, I think to myself knowing [...]

Decoding the Prime Disguise

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 10, 2012

How can the GMAT disguise a prime number (or any other) problem? I asked this question a couple of years ago at the start of a very important article entitled [...]

Beat The GMAT Rockstar: Birottam Dutta

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 9, 2012

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7p56NzAVKc[/youtube] We're starting a new series where we recognize awesome Beat The GMAT members each week.  To kick things off, we'd like to recognize Birottam Dutta !  He's been on our [...]

GRE Trumps GMAT?

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 5, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Our client Terrence looked like a stellar candidate except for one [...]

Wharton MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 4, 2012

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has published the new essay questions for applicants seeking a space in the class of 2015, along with a new brand position: Knowledge for [...]

Making the Family Business Work For You

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 1, 2012

*Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client. Our client Bill came to us wondering if his atypical background [...]

Tackling the Lone Wolf GMATPrep Passage

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 1, 2012

This week, we’re going to tackle a dense GMATPrep® reading comprehension passage, along with a Specific Detail question. Let’s start with the passage and problem. Take up to 3 minutes to [...]