Student Case

Where should a smart, but directionless 26-year-old ex-scientist focus her energy to build a solid, satisfying career?


Kate:
The good news is that you are looking for a reasonable salary – that’s the equivalent of $25-30/hour for a 40 hour work week (50 weeks/yr).

Have you considered branding yourself..."


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Tips for Applicants

Test tip

How to Fix Your GMAT. First step, find out what you actually need to improve. Feel free to dig around my responses at Prepwise.com based on your scaled scores. Scaled scores range from 0-60 (technically, though above 51 is practically impossible). You have a scaled score for math and a scaled score for verbal. Do not be distracted by your percentiles.

Quotable

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. "–Mark Twain

Application tip

Feeling ADD/ADHD? You may have it or it may be the case of modern life. Focus is a learned skill. You have to train to focus. Build your Focus muscle just like you would build your body at the gym. Start by clearing your head.

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Best in Show - You need a break!

Think it's tough to get into business school? Try winning the big prize at a dog show. The world of competitive dogness - my name for it, not a real title - is fraught with year long travel schedules, personal trainers, and expensive blowouts. If you're up for a good laugh, watch Best in Show, Director Christopher Guest, 2000. There's more truth to it than you might imagine!
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