Confidence and success go hand-in-hand.   Confidence is a critical, and often missing, component of success. This is partially a result of a legacy of serfdom, parental messages, and the encouragement of trust in institutions by our schools. Adults need to learn independence, a middle way between trust and naïveté, the acceptance of our shortcomings, … Read more

How to Find Meaningful Work

A lot of people want to find meaningful work. The first requirement of any job is that it should pay and it should also be full of meaning. People may wonder what it is like to have a meaningful job. Different people will find different kinds of work meaningful. It really depends on who you … Read more


We all have different ideas about manners. Many cultures across the world showcase unique rituals in their everyday lives. The details become far more interesting when we take in an depth look at how manners shape our perception and the world in which we live. Take a step forward and discover yourself. Key Takeaways: Looked … Read more

The Impostor Syndrome

Most of us at one time or another have been compared to someone else. Often times the people doing the comparing have our best interests in mind, however, what about the damage we do when we’re the ones comparing ourselves to others? We may not always fit in, but that’s the beauty of it all. … Read more

The Uses of Envy

Envy actually has some good uses. At a young age we are taught that envy is not a good thing. Envy, like fear is an important emotion that can help us identify what we want. It is a call to action that should not be feared. If we can get by the shame associated with … Read more

Success at School vs Success in Life

Success at school and success at life are similar things. We want to do well at school because it means we will do well at life. We want to succeed and gain the respect of others. But, there are people who did great at school and flunked at life and there are people that did … Read more

Why And How To Say Sorry

Apologies are some of the hardest things for people to do. But it’s one of the most important things in any relationship. You may think that the key to being satisfied in your relationship is to point out the other person’s faults and insist that you’re right. But that isn’t true. Saying “sorry” is guaranteed … Read more

Ask Kate: EMBA job placement

Q:Executive MBA: If I take EMBA from a top tier US business school, will I get a job in the USA? I have 7 years work experience as Accounting Supervisor. A: The EMBA is a relatively lousy way to get a job in the US. Some schools will grant you access to career resources – … Read more

Internship Interviews

Are you applying for an internship? If so you may feel pressure to be more polite than normal (good!). But you may not think to ask the questions that will help you determine if this is the job for you. An internship is often a prelude to a full time job offer. Consider asking a … Read more

Prepwise Tip The Bschool Application, Round 3?

Are you planning to apply to business school in 2018? If you’re pushing to applying in Round 3 for a 2018 start, it’s not too late, but you may want to wait for Round 1 in September for a 2019 start. Here’s a question to answer to help you decide. How much depth can you … Read more

Ask Kate Response: Choosing a Major/Career . . . Interest vs. Passion

Passion vs Interest You think it’s time for Business School and you have no idea what you want to spend the rest of your life doing. One of the first things that you need to know is the difference between passion and interest. Knowing this will allow you to more closely align your career goals … 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

Studying? Don’t forget to take a break

You may think you have all the resources you need to make the best of your test prep: the most up to date resources, a fantastic private instructor, and a supportive home. But you’re not getting the most out of your studying unless you remember one indispensable factor: Rest. There is an importance in rest, … Read more