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MBA Admissions Mashup: GMAT Tips, Clubs, Recruiting, and Startups

MBA Admissions Mashup

Every Wednesday, we share a round-up of the latest news from MBA admissions blogs at the top business schools. This week we offer up a look at clubs at Harvard Business School, Startups started at Stern (too alliterated for you?), recruiting advice for international students as well as a case for a reward-based system while you study for the GMAT.

It’s May and we know that means many of you are considering targeting Round 1 deadlines. You’re setting up a game plan and studying for the GMAT. If you’re like most people, procrastination and summer distractions will have a tendency to derail progress. In this case, the Berkeley / Haas admissions blog advocates for a rewards-based system. We like rewards and so we couldn’t agree more! The post provides 4 ways that you can implement some positive Pavlovian measures into your study plan.

In a two part video series, UVA / Darden Admissions Director Sara Neher and Denise Karaoli (Senior Associate Director of International Programs for the Career Development Center) provided some insight into how international students can maximize success during “American” recruiting process.

As active members of any business school community, you surely participated in a club or two. Harvard Business School MBA Ben Brinkopf shared 5 facts about HBS Clubs including advice on how to navigate them: “Before committing to many leadership positions, though, make sure you know the commitment required for each role. Talk to the ECs (second year students) about the role and time required, as among classes, social events, networking, recruiting and (sometimes) sleeping, you will become busier than you think in just a few weeks on campus.”

Startups are all the rage these days and many MBAs attend bschool with the end goal of building your company while still on campus. Kudos to you! Sternie Michaella Munyuzangabo highlighted 5 startups that her classmates at NYU Stern founded. Two of her classmastes “met at [NYU] Stern and they are both currently working on a project called the Little Bright Notebook. It is a project design tool for creators and innovators. They combined their experience in coaching, entrepreneurship, and creative work to build a notebook that helps you plan for your next big idea.”

That’s all for this week! Catch us next time in another edition of MBA Admissions Mashup.

Posted in: Admissions Tips, Careers, General, GMAT Tips, MBA Admissions Mashup, Research Tips

Schools: Berkeley / Haas, Harvard Business School, NYU Stern, UVA / Darden

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