MBA in USA with scholarship after 9 years experience

Written by Sameer Kamat

MBA in USA for Indian StudentsWould an MBA in USA make sense when you have twice the amount of work experience? The average pre-MBA experience generally hovers between 4-5 years in American MBA colleges.
Though the lure of job opportunities in the U.S. is tough to ignore, most MBA applicants from India who have spent a considerably higher amount of time in their corporate jobs prefer going for a 1 year MBA in India, UK, Canada and other countries where shorter durations programs are in vogue.
Vijay Raj Allen decided not to pursue the conventional approach. He sent us this after he completed his first year at Kelley. What’s worth noting is the meticulous way in which defined and used the criteria to select his business schools.

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8 things to watch out for in Startup jobs

Written by Sameer Kamat

While many dream of entrepreneurship, there are reasons why MBA students won’t start their own companies immediately after graduating. For such folks who aren’t ready yet to embrace true-blue entrepreneurship, thanks to their MBA education loans, there is another option. Join a start-up.

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How the GMAT test centre’s failure saved the day

Written by MG (Manish Gupta)

With so much relying on the 3-digit number, the tension and nervousness at the GMAT test centres in India get too much to handle and there’s a breakdown…sometimes for the GMAT test center itself.
While most would grumble and come back home at having to repeat the whole GMAT test day ceremony again, for HEC Paris MBA student Harsha Vardhan, it turned out to be a boon in disguise.
But despite the additional preparation, he couldn’t capitalise on the second GMAT attempt either and got a 640. Did any of that deter him from applying? Ah, you already know the answer.

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Choosing between being a careerwoman or a housewife and mother

Written by Sameer Kamat

Housewife and motherhood or Career-womanNo matter what your qualifications and capabilities are, if you are a woman, the roadmap is more or less pre-defined for you. After marriage, you’d be expected to settle down. Which indirectly translates to – give up your career and take care of your husband and kids.
Ranjini Shankar takes us through her thought process as she made a difficult choice – to pursue her career aspirations after becoming a mother. And she had a rock solid supporter.

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Tips to tackle the all important Why MBA Essay Question

Written by Sameer Kamat

The Why MBA Essay has baffled the most seasoned MBA applicant for ages. We’ve written about it earlier. So we thought it would be good to get additional perspectives from articulate folks who aren’t part of our team.
Our guest blogger Rohit Gupta shares his perspectives on how the Why MBA Essay question can be answered.

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Online MBA vs Regular MBA: Full-time classroom MBA under threat?

Written by Sameer Kamat

All these years, the debate was limited to online MBA vs part-time MBA. Or online MBA vs Executive MBA. Traditional, full-time, classroom MBA programs weren’t dragged into the discussion.
Recently, a top academician (the Dean of Haas Business School) looked into his Crystal Ball to make a radical prediction that seems to be rocking that very pedestal. If his forecast turns true, half of the business schools in USA will close down in the next 10 years. Shocking enough? Vinay Paramanand reports.

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Part-time MBA at UCLA Anderson (FEMBA) and Berkeley Haas

Written by MG (Manish Gupta)

Part-time MBANot everyone can chuck their job and head off to bschool. There are personal and professional reasons when Part-time MBA programs are a better option compared to regular full-time MBA courses. Almost all the top universities offer part-time MBA degrees.

The admissions process for some these can be pretty tough. Consider folks working in Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, New York City (NYC), Chicago and other such regions where job opportunities are plenty. It’s a tough call for professionals like Pankil Shah who want to keep their career graph going and yet want their skills and qualifications to also get an upgrade to stay competitive in the corporate world. That’s where a part-time MBA from USA or any other country that you are currently working in, can help.

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My MIT Sloan MBA Application Story

Written by MG (Manish Gupta)

MIT Sloan MBA applicationIt’s a brand that gets instant respect no matter where you are in the world – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It already had a formidable presence in the technology world, and with the MIT Sloan School of Management, it ventured into management education. Its flagship proram, the MIT Sloan MBA, enjoys a high ranking and attracts the best students from all over the world.
We published an interview with the MIT Sloan MBA Admissions Officer. We switch perspectives now to reach out to a successful MIT Sloan MBA admit. Shahid Azad talks about how he managed to get a seat at one of the best MBA programs in the world.

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10 Ways to improve your chances of getting a job after college

Written by Sameer Kamat

In this guest post, Aditya Singhal shares job hunting tips and ideas on how to improve your chances of getting a good job after college.

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ETS TOEFL IBT Test Format and Preparation

Written by Sameer Kamat

As an MBA applicant, apart from your GMAT score there’s another test score that the MBA school Admissions Committee would want to know – your TOEFL score.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, in short…and misspelt by many as TOFEL & TOEFEL) is the most popular English proficiency test among international students applying to a range of universities and undergraduate / graduate programs. Rohit Gupta provides a quick overview of the ETS TOEFL iBT test format.

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