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Decoding Number Properties on the GMAT - Part 2

by on Dec 28, 2015

Welcome to the 2 nd installment of our dive into Number Properties. If you haven’t yet tried the first problem, start with the first article in the series . Let’s dive [...]

Decoding Divisibility and Prime on the GMAT - Part 1

by on Dec 27, 2015

Most of my students are driven crazy by Number Properties. On the face of it, the topic seems straightforward: I know what positive and negative, odd and even are. Divisibility [...]

HSW: What the Adcom is Really Looking for in R2

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 22, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urIgUThDlwg[/youtube] John Buckingham, Stratus Prep Senior Admissions Counselor and former Harvard Business School interviewer, shares tips for admission in Round 2 (and beyond) to elite MBA programs, such as HBS, Stanford, [...]

Make the Most of Your Holiday Study Time - Part 2

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 19, 2015

Last time, we talked about how to use holiday downtime to get ready for round 2 admissions . This time, we’re going to talk about what to do if you [...]

Michigan Ross MBA Director Explains 'Holistic Review,' Gives Advice for R2

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 18, 2015

Many business schools call their MBA admissions process holistic , and the University of Michigan Ross School of Business is no exception. We think admissions director Soojin Kwon 's latest [...]

Time to Thank Your MBA Supporters

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 17, 2015

If you applied to schools in Round 1, you’re getting close to learning the final results of your efforts. Before you do, you should make a point of circling back [...]

HBS Opens Workspace for Alumni in NYC

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 16, 2015

Harvard Business School has announced it will open its first workspace for HBS alumni startups in New York City, which will act as both an ecosystem for high potential ventures, [...]

Michigan Ross Demystifies Team Exercise with New Video

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 15, 2015

Feeling nervous about what to expect during the team exercise at Michigan Ross School of Business ? Soojin Kwon , director of MBA admissions at the Ross School, has just [...]

Harvard Business School Expands Peek Program for 2016

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 14, 2015

Harvard Business School has announced the initial details for its 2016 Peek Weekend , an educational experience designed to give current college sophomores, juniors, and seniors insight into the Harvard [...]

Applying to B-School With Limited Work Experience

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 13, 2015

There is no single right time to go to business school. Every MBA applicant has his or her own unique professional goals and timetable, and while the vast majority of [...]

Women Entrepreneurs Thriving Worldwide

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 12, 2015

According to the newly released Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2014 Women's Report , entrepreneurial activity among women has increased by seven percent across 61 economies worldwide in just two years. Women entrepreneurs [...]

Guiding Your B-School Recommenders

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 11, 2015

As the majority of Round 2 deadlines are in early January, you should follow up with your recommenders now to ensure they are pacing themselves and won’t be crunched for [...]

Make the Most of Your Holiday Study Time - Part 1

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 11, 2015

The holidays are fast approaching and all of my students are asking me how best to use their extra downtime over the next few weeks. I have some different recommendations, [...]

How to Stand Out in an MBA Group Interview

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 10, 2015

Have you been invited to a group interview—or hope you will be? Some of the world’s top MBA programs use a team-based interview format, and we won’t be surprised if this [...]

UVA Darden Tops Forbes List of Most Satisfied MBAs

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 9, 2015

Wondering which MBA grads feel the most love for their alma mater? According to Forbes ' list of business schools with the most satisfied MBA graduates , it's not directly [...]

MBA Interview Tips to Help You Knock It Out of the Park

by Stacy Blackman Consulting on Dec 8, 2015

As you may guess, the purpose of the MBA admissions interview is twofold: it gives the AdCom a chance to see a candidate’s personality, leadership qualities and motivation for pursuing [...]

Writing a Winning Essay: The KEY to Getting Shortlisted for an MBA Program

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 8, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJJpuhwhctM[/youtube] Eric Lucrezia, Recruitment Manager for MBA Programs at ESSEC , shares strategies and tips on writing a killer essay, as well as pitfalls to avoid—which will unlock the next steps [...]

MBA Fit: Why Tuck?

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 5, 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDhJrXU7foc[/youtube] The Tuck School of Business is distinct among the world's top business schools. In this video, Pat Harrison, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Tuck, discusses what makes the Tuck experience [...]

How to Master Every Critical Reasoning Question Type

by Beat The GMAT on Dec 3, 2015

Has Critical Reasoning been driving you crazy? Do you keep getting tangled up in arguments, agonizing back and forth between answers, or picking an answer confidently only to find that [...]