Need to Learn a Foreign Language?

Foreign Language: learning resources As a complement to my top 3 resources for Non-Native Speakers of English, the following resources can help Native English Speakers learn a foreign language at a higher level. If you are applying to a program that requires proficiency in multiple languages (here’s looking at you INSEAD!) or you want to … Read more

Top 3 Resources to Improve English for Non-native Speakers

Here are some resources to aid your writing and speaking skills particularly if you are not a native American English speaker. If you have recommendations, please add them in the comments below. The first few are resources that are uniformly robust and are useful to my former students. These are not resources for total beginners. … Read more

Student Debt Influences Job and Earnings Potential

You’re looking at an MBA from a top school because of the future earnings potential.   This is going to be costly and, depending on your financial situation, you may be considering taking on a substantial amount of debt.  Did you know that substantial student debt may determine whether you end up in a job … Read more

Ask Kate Response: Using Bschool to Change Careers

Kate answers whether Business School is a good path to take for someone that wants to change careers. She also cautions you about pitfalls that can occur by taking this route. Prepwise Youtube channel If you would like to ask Kate a question regarding college or grad school admissions, choosing a major/career, and/or test preparation, … Read more

A Passion Everyone Can Achieve

Please don’t follow your passion.   A lot of students ask Kate how to use their passion as a means of guiding their career choice.  However, not everyone can easily identify their passion.   Those that can’t need help identifying their passions and choosing a career path that will fulfill and sustain.  This problem is compounded when … Read more

Get back up, life isn’t over, if you aren’t accepted to your bschool of choice

Originally I wrote this school rejection article for undergrads. But the advice holds for MBA applicants too. If you’ve been rejected, that’s not a no forever. Just a no right now. There may be career catalyst work that makes sense. Do that before you toss more bschool applications onto the fire. Hail Mary applications only … Read more