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9 Application Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 31, 2013

In this business, I've seen applicants attempt to pull off just about any trick under the sun to gain a seat at the MBA program of their dreams. Let me [...]

GMAT Percentiles Update

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 29, 2013

Last week, GMAC updated its percentiles for GMAT scores. The organization does this once a year to smooth out any differences in the testing pool. What do I mean by “differences?” [...]

GMATPrep Problem Solving: Kaye’s Stamps

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 28, 2013

Some people really like ratio problems while others struggle with these. What do you think? Let’s talk about a go-to solution method when handling a problem of this type. Try this GMATPrep® [...]

Northwestern / Kellogg Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

by Clear Admit on Jul 26, 2013

Following up on Kellogg ’s release of its 2013-2014 essay topics , we wanted to take a closer look at how this year’s prompts have changed from last year and [...]

Meet the 2013 BTG Scholarship Winners: Grace Lesser

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 25, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRLrfYnOHrc[/youtube] Meet  Grace Lesser , the 1st place winner for the 2013 Beat The GMAT Scholarship Competition! Out of 349 applicants, we only got to pick 8 winners this year! It was an [...]

Chicago Booth Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

by Clear Admit on Jul 20, 2013

Continuing with our series of essay topic analyses for this year’s applications, we’re now turning to Chicago Booth’s essay questions for the 2013-2014 admissions season . The Booth adcom has [...]

The Second Level of Learning to Take the GMAT

by Clear Admit on Jul 20, 2013

You already know how to learn—you’ve been learning all your life. The problem is that the way you learn best for school is often not the best way to learn [...]

NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 18, 2013

As the NYU Stern MBA website states, “we seek students with strong intellectual ability and superior interpersonal skills (IQ + EQ)” The individual components of your application will be academic [...]

Michigan Ross MBA Essay Tips

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 17, 2013

Michigan Ross is a program that emphasizes learning both inside and outside the classroom, and is seeking candidates that are intellectually curious and able to accomplish their goals. At the [...]

Crushing the MBA Resume

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 15, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pUm5tglbGI[/youtube] In this video, Kyn Chaturvedi, Senior Consultant at Admissionado , walks us through the ins and outs of the MBA resume, and show you how to do it RIGHT...and on [...]

3 DAYS LEFT: Are You Up to the Task? Become a School Champion on MBA Watch

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 13, 2013

Beat The GMAT is searching for a team of 5-8 volunteers* to champion MBA Watch, the largest social media platform for MBA applicants, for the entire 2013-2014 application cycle. From [...]

A Recipe for Career Goals that Admissions Officers Will Eat Up

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 13, 2013

Dunkin’ Donuts made headlines this month with its latest menu item: the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. The sandwich consists of fried eggs and bacon tucked into a glazed doughnut, and [...]

Match Your Personality With B-School Teaching Style

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 12, 2013

Many MBA applicants make the same wrong assumption: No matter which top business school you attend, its teaching style will be more or less the same. While there are similarities across [...]

Stop Taking So Many CATs!

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 12, 2013

Let’s talk about the Do’s and Don’ts to get the most out of your CATs. Know WHY you take CATs Practice CATs are very useful for three things: Figuring [...]

Revised 2013-2014 School Guides to Top B-Schools

by Clear Admit on Jul 11, 2013

We are excited to announce the first release of the  Clear Admit School Guides , updated for 2013-2014! Praised  by both admissions officers and applicants, the School Guides profile top [...]

Columbia Business School MBA Application Essay Tips 2013

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 11, 2013

Columbia Business School has posted the essay questions for this fall’s application. Columbia has updated several questions with an increased focus on New York City as a defining feature. As [...]

Wharton School 2013-2014 Essay Questions

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 10, 2013

The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School has announced the required essay questions for the upcoming MBA admissions season. This year's applicants will now submit two rather than three essays, with [...]

Harvard Business School Essay Change Stresses Applicants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 9, 2013

Harvard Business School recently announced major changes to its admissions requirements for the upcoming season that include posing applicants a single, optional, MBA essay question with no word count limit. From [...]

Meet the 2013 BTG Scholarship Winners: Elmira Paluaniyazova

by Beat The GMAT on Jul 9, 2013

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bN4RvdjLUs[/youtube] Meet  Elmira Paluaniyazova , the 3rd place winner for the 2013 Beat The GMAT Scholarship Competition! Out of 349 applicants, we only got to pick 8 winners this year! It was an [...]

MIT Sloan 2013-2014 MBA Essays

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 7, 2013

The MIT Sloan School of Management has posted the MBA essay prompts included in the 2013-2014 application for admission. They are: We are interested in learning more about how you [...]

The Value of MBA Admissions Consultants

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 6, 2013

“Do MBA admissions consultants open doors?” is the question posed in a recent article in Canada’s Globe and Mail, which features my thoughts on the topic. I think you can [...]

UMD Smith School Launches Online MBA Program

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 5, 2013

Beginning in January 2014, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business will offer a flexible online MBA program that allows students to earn their degree with minimal [...]

MIT Sloan Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

by Clear Admit on Jul 5, 2013

Now that MIT Sloan has released its 2013-2014 essay questions , we’d like to take the time to offer some advice on how to best approach these prompts. Like a [...]

Analyzing a CR Boldface Question

by Clear Admit on Jul 4, 2013

Recently, we published the Master Resource List for Critical Reasoning , but I had to link to an older version of a Boldface explanation because I hadn’t yet written an [...]

Harvard Business School MBA Application Essay Tips 2013

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Jul 3, 2013

This year Harvard Business School has streamlined the essay process even further by limiting the usual batch of essays to one question. While one question for HBS makes coming up [...]

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