10 Tips to Overcome a Poor GRE Score

10 Tips to Overcome a Poor GRE Score

This blog was contributed by our friends at Magoosh Test Prep.  It happens. You get a disappointing GRE score. Whether your bad score comes on a practice test or the real thing, your mantra needs to be the same: “We shall overcome.” But how do you recover from a poor GRE score? By retrying and […]

MBA Application Do’s and Don’ts

MBA Application Do’s and Don’ts

Application season is full swing. Here are some tips to help you successfully navigate the college application process: 👍 Do… Start Early Before things get too hectic with senior year, use the end of the summer and the start of the school year to finalize your school selections, create your Common Application account and school-specific accounts, […]

MBA Hopefuls – Do You Qualify for the Consortium Fellowship?

MBA Hopefuls – Do You Qualify for the Consortium Fellowship?

Outside of admissions help, the question I get asked the most is about college affordability.  It still surprises me that some MBA applicants don’t know about the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (www.cgsm.org). When I applied to business school, I didn’t know about the Consortium and had I known, it would’ve made me re-think […]

Go for the GOLD, not the GMAT

Go for the GOLD, not the GMAT

I love the Olympics. It’s not so much about the medals or the amazing shows and pageantry, rather it’s about the personal stories….the stories of triumph, resilience, hard work, humility, faith, and teamwork. We hear the stories of our country’s athletes and we laugh, cheer, and even cry, with them. As I sat watching the […]

What is “Passion” from the Standpoint of MBA Admissions?

What is “Passion” from the Standpoint of MBA Admissions?

“Passion” sounds sexy. It inspires an emotional, arousing, and intense response. It evokes images of desire or romance. Literature, media, and advertising, have so shaped, even skewed, our understanding of passion that many associate the word with a general’s stirring the troops (Mel Gibson in Braveheart), or a football player in a pre-game huddle delivering […]

6 Trending Post-MBA Career Paths

6 Trending Post-MBA Career Paths

MBA programs are advertised as gateways to a boosted salary. The extent of career success depends on your personal skills and hard work, but there is one thing that is certain – they are expensive! Before you go on to score those high-flying jobs, you have to shell out a huge amount of money. This […]

Does an MBA Make You a Better Manager?

Does an MBA Make You a Better Manager?

  Although there are many managers and other business leaders that reach success without the degree, there are many ways the decision to pursue an MBA can help individuals become better managers. An MBA degree is more than just another credential to add to your resume; it is a way to show that you have […]

Does Your Application Show How You Will Contribute?

Does Your Application Show How You Will Contribute?

We often find ourselves chatting with multiple clients who were focused so intently on everything they were going to take from their MBA programs (including roommates’ jewelry – kidding…) that they weren’t paying attention to what admissions officers are obsessed with: How will this person enhance or contribute to the school? Every program, and certainly the […]

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Posting on Social Media

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Posting on Social Media

The allure of social media is strong: create a platform for yourself, rebrand your image, become the envy of all of your followers and friends. And truth be told, there are far-reaching positive societal changes as a result of the transparency that social media affords. But buyer beware. In just the past 24 hours alone, […]

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Retake the GMAT

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Retake the GMAT

Our last post focused on situations where you should consider retaking the GMAT to improve your chance of admission to your dream school. In this blog, I will give you some reasons why you should NOT retake the GMAT. You were likely in diapers when the late First Lady Barbara Bush’s “Say No” to drugs campaign was released. […]