10 Things I Wished I Knew Before My MBA Application

MBA application preparation is a long process of eternal suffering. Coming from an international student background, I feel that there are extra hurdles for people like me to go through. Unlike applicants in the US, international applicants do not have the undergraduate prestige/brand name companies to leverage as a part of their application. Some may …

True Cost vs. Efficient Cost of GMAT

Sometime ago I wrote my GMAT debrief on gmatclub.com and found a very interesting feedback: “But this it seems your expenditure on GMAT and prep is more than $3000. This will not be affordable by most of the students.” This was the first time I realized how much I spent so for other to not …

MBA School Selection… a dilemma of fear?

MBA School Selection… a dilemma of fear?

I was sitting on the opposite side of the dinner table when my friend ask “Why should I start saying which schools I wanna go to when I don’t even feel like they would accept me?” The anxiety in his face and confusion in his voice reminded me how scared I was during my application process. I was in the same exact spot. I have the same hopes and dreams as him but at the same time I fear myself (or my ego) being completely crushed because of rejection letters.

Slaying the GMAT Step by Step

Slaying the GMAT Step by Step

Recently, I’ve been gaining a lot of messages from my friends and people on gmatclub.com on how to start studying for the GMAT since I managed to make a jump from 550 to 740 in 5 months. So instead of doing tailored replies to all, I’ve decided to dump all my debriefs here in one place …

MBA required online prep-courses?!

I honestly didn’t expect myself to be doing accounting courses prior to school but it’s required. It’s a thing! I think a growing number of MBA programs are requiring students to prepare themselves for the rigorous curriculum they’ll be going through for the next two years. These courses are very similar to the ones offered …