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Your LSAT Study Schedule: 2 Essential Tips
January 20, 2015
In this post, I want to focus on the process of studying for the LSAT and, specifically, the LSAT study schedule. Many LSAT experts write about the importance of having a study schedule for your preparation for the LSAT. No one would argue with that. What often gets overlooked, however, are two critical pieces of that process: (1) how your study schedule should be organized; and (2) when you should begin implementing your study schedule.
The GRE in the Graduate Admissions Process
December 22, 2014
Applying to get your Masters Degree or your PhD is probably a trickier process than applying for any other type of graduate degree. Those who apply to law school know that – by far – the most important components of their application are their numbers: undergraduate GPA and LSAT scores, while those applying for an MBA are benefited most by a good GMAT score, a few years of work in the business world, and recommendations from former employers.
Applying to Business School as a More Experienced Applicant
December 16, 2014
Many top-tier MBA programs prefer candidates with two-six years of full-time post-college work experience. Admissions officers like to see a strong track record, which includes evidence that you are a major contributor with the potential for professional leadership. But when candidates have extensive experience, admissions may wonder if they are too advanced to benefit from the MBA program. There’s also a concern that more seasoned applicants will have a tough time finding jobs after graduation, and no one likes to see that.
How to Get into US Medical School as an International Applicant
December 8, 2014
Applying to medical school as a US citizen is already a difficult task. However, applying as an international student makes admission to US medical schools exponentially more difficult. If you are convinced that med school is the path for you, here are a few tips on how to get into US medical schools that I learned from my personal journey.
Part Time vs Full Time MBA: Choosing What Works Best for You
December 5, 2014
Thanks to business schools’ attention to the ever changing needs of aspiring MBA students, business school applicants are now given a wide variety of MBA programs from which to choose. Each program is tailored to suit the lifestyle, schedule, and budget of executives and professionals who aspire to further their studies in business administration.
The Future of Big Data Analytics: What it Means for MBA Programs
December 1, 2014
Due to advancements in technology, there has been a shift in students’ ambitions at business school. While finance and management consulting remain heavy hitters, the rise of technology has initiated an increase in the popularity of big data analytics in business school programs. According to the Wall Street Journal, data and the ability to assess market trends are driving business decisions and MBA students want to be at the forefront of this emerging market.
HBS vs. Wharton: Comparing Harvard Business School and Wharton
December 1, 2014
As competition grows, especially from the international market, this year’s competition is neck and neck for the world’s most prestigious MBA schools. Clearly, rankings provide valuable information, but how does one know which ones really matter?
10 Ways to Show Your Interest to a Particular School
November 28, 2014
For many US colleges and universities, a student’s demonstrated interest in the school has a significant weight to the school’s admissions committee members. They want to see how serious an applicant is about the school and what kind of fit that person would be in the incoming class; at the same time, they want to protect their yield and make sure they aren’t sending out acceptances to droves of people who will not ultimately attend the school.
The Debate About Getting Rid of the 3rd Year of Law School
November 25, 2014
In the United States, lawyers are required to earn a college degree and spend another three years of graduate study in law school to earn their Juris Doctor or J.D. degree. The three-year J.D. program provides students with an outstanding and extensive education to prepare them for their legal career.
Working without a Calculator: Tips for Complicated GMAT and GRE Math Problems
November 21, 2014
On the integrated reasoning section of the GMAT, and the quantitative section of the GRE you are given an onscreen calculator to use. But is the calculator really helpful? Often times students will use it in cases where it really isn’t necessary. In these cases they are wasting valuable time that they could be using to solve other problems on the test.