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Why have a Study Partner- A GMAT top scorer speaks

I’ve taken the GMAT twice, so I know what you are going through – a month to test day, 70 hour weeks at work, struggling to keep up with your Manhattan GMAT OG tracker. The second time around I studied with a partner, which helped me achieve 720. I will narrate the successful experience to give you insight on the benefits of studying with a partner. I was working in Investment Banking at the time, so needless to say I worked long hours and had to squeeze in GMAT prep at nights and occasional free weekends. Turns out chatting at the water cooler actually does help, because little did I […]

5 essential steps to reaching your goal GMAT score

5 Essential Steps to Reaching your Goal GMAT Score by Eliza Chute from 1.Assess your needs The first essential step to creating a GMAT study plan is to figure out what you need from that GMAT study plan. For example, if you are already reaching your goal score in quant, it would be a waste of time to focus equally on quant and verbal. In order to assess your needs, you should start by taking a GMAT practice test. You can get two free from GMAC, when you download their GMAT prep software. 2.Learn the Core Strategies and Concepts After you figure out where you weaknesses are and how […]

Linkedin Managing Director, Asia-Pac & Japan, tells you how to get in to INSEAD

Hari Krishnan, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific & Japan at Linkedin tells us about his global MBA experience at INSEAD and how to leverage your network. You have worked in different organizations – Large companies, Fast growing Silicon Valley Companies and Start Ups. What have you learned from each?

Amazing superfood hacks for study group sessions

Moina Oberoi, celebrated food photographer, stylist, writer and recipe developer gives us her tips on how to keep you going during your study sessions. I am often hungrier while writing an article about food rather than while I’m cooking it. Thinking can make us pretty hungry. According to medical researchers, our brain cells need double the energy as the other cells in our body, causing our body to crave food to restore this energy during intellectual activities like test prep. So if you are preparing for standardized tests and often get the munchies, it is merely your brain insisting on a glucose boost. Sorry to be a damper on a […]

How to get accepted into Ivy League MBA schools

Grishma Nanavaty of ReachIvy, a boutique educational advisory, provides insight on getting accepted in to Top MBA schools. Grishma did her MBA from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and is currently a Senior Counselor at ReachIvy. When should students applying for MBA to Ivy League schools start their application process? At ReachIvy we start working with students up to 4 years before as it takes time to build all aspects of a compelling application.   We have students starting as early as the completion of their undergraduate degree.  We coach and mentor students, understand who they really are and create achievable benchmarks for them.  Students also need time to research […]

Learn how to launch your successful start-up and get into Columbia Business School

Harsh Jain, Co-Founder & MD of, winner of the prestigious Red Herring Global Top 100 Award, talks to about his journey to Columbia Business School and his GMAT prep Did you study with a partner or by yourself for the GMAT? If yes, why? I studied by myself for the GMAT as none of my friends were taking it around the same time. At the time of my GMAT prep I was running my start-up and had long working hours, which meant studying at odd hours of the night and squeezing in time on free weekends. I was not able to find a study partner in my […]