November 13, 2019

MBA or IAS after engineering for NIT Btech grad

His two GMAT scores (490 and 620) threatened to shoot down his MBA dreams. But that’s the second part of this civil engineer’s story. Years before […]
October 28, 2019

Interested in Private Equity or Venture Capital jobs after MBA? Read this

Private Equity (PE) is one of the most lucrative careers in finance. It involves using investor money from “Limited Partners” who are generally Monsieur Big-Pockets, to […]
October 16, 2019

How I scored 800 on the GMAT

When MBA applicants reach out to MBA Crystal Ball and ask, “What GMAT score should I aim for?” our general response is “Why aim for anything […]
September 18, 2019

Investment banking cover letter tips and samples

First, is a cover letter necessary for investment banking jobs? In many cases, no, but in some cases, yes, as it turns out. At bulge bracket […]
September 9, 2019

Top Private Equity (PE) firms in the world

Private equity firms raise capital from institutions and high-net-worth individuals and invest these funds to obtain equity in companies with potential. What are the world’s biggest […]
September 4, 2019

How to improve Sentence Correction

Going by social media content, it may seem that bad grammar, incoherent statements and typo-infested tweets are essential requirements to become rich, famous and powerful. On […]
August 28, 2019

How important are college GPA / grades in getting a job?

GPA (grade-point average) evokes mixed feelings among students. For those who have earned high grades, GPA is a ticket to a bright future. For those with […]
August 21, 2019

Life after investment banking: Top exit options

The motivation and ambition to become the “Wolf of Wall Street” (read Best movies for MBA students) drives many young professionals to the world of investment […]
August 12, 2019

6 Months for GMAT Preparation! Am I dumb?

“What if 3 months is not enough for my GMAT preparation?” “If I can’t crack the GMAT in three months, am I dumb?” “Is it ok […]
July 8, 2019

Difficult MBA interview questions and answer tips for some tough, tricky and hard ones

When a seemingly simple and innocuous question is put to you at an MBA admissions interview, you may start to feel overconfident and tell yourself that […]
July 1, 2019

How to ask alumni for help with internship and jobs

Imagine you’ve come to know about a job or internship opening at your dream company, and the position or internship seems right up your street. Suppose […]
June 24, 2019

Management consulting cover letter

One in one hundred. That’s how many applicants for consultant’s position get the final green signal to join big firms. One of their secrets to success: […]