Pagalguy.com published an FAQ series written by yours truly for pagal guys (or puys, as the forum readers are known). It covered many basic questions that come up in the minds of applicants who have just begun their research on the best international MBA programs across the world. Titled ‘The Mother of all International MBA FAQs’ each Pagalguy MBA abroad post covered common questions related to a specific topic – GMAT preparation, MBA financing, MBA essays, MBA interviews, MBA recommendations and many more.
If you are a pagal guy (i.e. a regular lurker on Pagalguy) you might have already read it. For others who missed it, it would be worthwhile to check out the basics of how the gears turn when it comes to international MBA admissions. Here’s a summary of the various posts. You’ll find the link to the entire set of articles at the end of this post.
When your competitors are spending 3 months and a tidy sum on their GMAT preparation, you know it is important. But the bigger question is – how important is it?
If you thought a fantastic GMAT could hide all the sins you committed in your undergrad days, you might be disappointed. Read why admission officers would still be keen on evaluating your engineering (or any other discipline) grades.
So you know that your GMAT alone can’t get you into your dream bschool. So what can you do to improve your chances? Here are some suggestions you should consider before starting work on your MBA applications.
Your rich uncle in the US might be the one to reach out to if you are having trouble getting your MBA financing plans in place. If that’s not possible, the article suggests a few other ideas that go beyond exploiting your family tree.
Another arena where your job CV writing skills aren’t directly going to help you create a strong MBA resume. This article covers basics that you can’t afford to miss out while writing your MBA resume.
Approaching the CEO of your company (or some other celebrity) to write your MBA recommendations can backfire. Read why that might happen and what you can do to avoid such a situation.
The MBA interview is the finally hurdle between you and your dream. Don’t assume that the job interview experience you have, will make you equally adept at tackling MBA interviews. Here are some tips about the how, why and what about MBA interviews – including interview preparation and dressing tips.
Why is there so much of a fuss about MBA essays? Aren’t they just a formality, like the MBA resume and recommendations?
If you think you knew all about writing MBA essays (and how it is not the same as a regular Masters statement of purpose i.e. MS SoP), you might still pick up a few interesting tips in this article. Also, read why we restricted ourselves to 9 tips and didn’t make it a perfect 10.
Read all the Pagalguy MBA abroad articles re-posted here –> MBA articles by Sameer Kamat