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Give Aspiring MBAs What They Want This Season

December 11, 2012 by

Bloomberg Businessweek posted an article that reaches beyond the superficial issues tangentially relevant to the aspirant MBA.

The article gets straight to the most timely and crucial concern at the forefront of any prospective b-schooler’s mind as well as their closest friends and family: holiday gifts.  Whether you need ideas for giving or receiving, Bloomberg’s survey of students, professors, and administrators at our nation’s top schools is sure to provide sage advice that will bring ear-to-ear smiles of gratitude this season.

Conveniently, the write-up is broken down into categories: technology, travel, fashion, rest & relaxation, and stocking stuffers and more.  Here, we highlight a few of the best ideas then offer up some more of our own.  At the end, let us know what missed the list!!

From the article:

  • PowerPoint remote.  This simple device future students can use in their upcoming and at times seemingly endless number of business
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Hurricane Sandy: GMAT Classes and Communication

October 29, 2012 by

To our GMAT students:

As always, we are committed to the success and well-being of our students and our faculty.  As a business, we try our best to remain in operation during periods of inclement weather to provide information about class cancellations in your area and to provide assistance to ensure that you can continue with your studies with minimal disruptions.

We have a team of Kaplan representatives ready to help.  However, due to increased call volumes, students may experience a delay in reaching an Enrollment and Experience representative by telephone or email. We appreciate your patience during this time. Please be assured that we remain absolutely committed to your educational success and want to do our part in easing any concerns you may have.

We will contact you if there are any changes to your regularly scheduled class. If you do not receive any notification, you should assume … Read full post

Kaplan GMAT Alumn: Making Business Social

May 10, 2012 by

In an earlier post, we kicked off a Kaplan GMAT student success story series.  We want to share our students’ successes to inspire you to reach for your goals because they are attainable.  In fact, your goals are so important to us that you can win cash and prizes just by telling us about them!  We want to know:  Where will you take you?TM

Jeff Gibbard never had a problem with creativity. But in order to get his social business agency off the ground, he needed to give himself a left-brain advantage. After preparing for the GMAT with Kaplan, he got a scholarship to Drexel’s fast-track MBA program and eventually founded his own social business agency.

Q: Why did you decide to get an MBA?

My undergrad degree was in film and media arts. During my studies I explored other creative outlets such as photography, graphic design and basic web … Read full post

GMAT Coaches and GMAT Players

January 14, 2012 by

To become excellent at something takes work.  Coaches have their roles and players have theirs.  Right now, I coach GMAT players.  I want them to become excellent, I want them to win.  I provide what I can—structure, knowledge, parameters, technique, and so on.  What I cannot provide is commitment, discipline, the right attitude, or the just plain hard work it takes to achieve.  Those things are on the shoulders of the players.

A student recently asked me what I thought I could score on the GMAT if I took it tomorrow.  I thought for a moment and said, “I don’t know.  Well, I’d probably do pretty good, but I wouldn’t score near what I could score if I prepped for it.”

He was surprised.  “What do you mean?  You teach the GMAT!”

“Yeah, that’s true, but imagine I was a tennis champ turned tennis coach.  Teaching someone how to … Read full post

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