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To the Unemployed MBA Applicant: Look for Opportunity and Hedge Your Bets

May 21st, 2009 · No Comments

This is a guest post by Bud Bateman, who is an MBA admissions consultant and former management consultant. You just aced your GMAT, and your high-fiving the rest of your pre-MBA management analyst team brethren at Deloitte.  You just took down the biggest test of your life and well, you’re pretty proud of yourself.  Your […]

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An in-depth look into MBA Admission Consulting

May 15th, 2009 · 5 Comments

After I published "A brief survey of the MBA admission consulting market", I had the opportunity to chat with Graham Richmond of Clear Admit, a well-known MBA admission consulting firms. When I was writing "A brief survey of the MBA admission consulting market", I tried to stay neutral and provide an objective overview. Personally, I […]

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Should you apply law school if you are rejected by business school?

April 28th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I’ve received quite a few emails from folks who are considering applying law school. It’s interesting what they share in common: they’re all young, smart, and ambitious. they attended well-known undergraduate programs. In fact, several of them graduated from Ivy schools. They have all done exceptionally well throughout their academic careers. they have limited work […]

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Tags: Go Back to School · MBA · MBA or Not

Will someone with a perfect GMAT score make a great GMAT coach?

April 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

A few years ago, right before I graduated from business school, I saw a job ad from a GMAT preparation company — it’s looking for GMAT instructors. One of the job requirements was that they only hire people who had scored in the 99th percentile on an actual GMAT test. It’s one of their key […]

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Tags: Management · MBA

A brief survey of the MBA admission consulting market

April 13th, 2009 · 9 Comments

When I applied MBA program eight years ago, there were a few MBA admission consultants. I never used any of them. But, if you search "MBA Admission Consultant " on Google today, it’s mind-boggling how many MBA admission consultants are coming back in the search results. MBA Admission Consulting is a booming industry. I have […]

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Flow, career satisfaction and happiness

March 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

In the past few years, I have consulted many friends about their career problems. Here are some common complaints and aspirations: Life sucks. I hate office politics. I’m just not good at it, and I’m sick and tired of it. I feel I’m stuck at my current job. I cannot wait to get out of […]

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Tags: Frustration@Work · Learning and Growing · MBA

Seven lessons I learned from applying business school while I was unemployed

March 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

You just got laid off. Or you think that you will be laid off in a few months. You have just started working on your MBA application. You’re worried how your unemployment will affect your resume and MBA application. Over the past couple of months, I have received a number of emails regarding applying business […]

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Bank of America withdraws Job Offers to foreign M.B.A. Students

March 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Bank of America has become the first U.S. bank to withdraw job offers made to foreign M.B.A. students graduating from U.S. business schools this summer. I wouldn’t be surprised that other banks and companies will follow Bank of America’s lead. This could trigger a series of chain reactions: Leading U.S. business schools have been recruiting […]

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What percentage of MBA students from a top business school had visited psychological counseling service?

February 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments

While I was attending business school during the last recession, I had the opportunity to work on a very unique project. Due to confidentiality, I wouldn’t reveal the exact nature of the project. But, as part of the project, my team had several lengthy interviews with the university’s psychological counseling service — they provided counseling […]

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Business School or Law School? — You’re asking the wrong question!

December 31st, 2008 · No Comments

I know many young and mid-career professionals who are considering going back to school during the recession. I keep hearing one question: "should I apply business school and get an MBA? Or should I go to law school and get a JD"? To put it bluntly, if you’re asking this question, I think you don’t […]

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Tags: Go Back to School · MBA