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Free Bschool info sessions and campus visits

I originally posted it in GMATCLUB FORUM. Re-posting here for benefit of the readers.

A comprehensive list of road shows, online events, coffee chats & campus visits organized by various universities. Be sure, to catch them while you can. πŸ˜‰

MIT-Sloan
https://mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/admission-events/?admissions/attend-event.php
Tuck Darthmouth
http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/connect-with-us/attend-an-event/
Standford
http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/mba/admission_events/
Harvard
http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/events.html
Wharton
http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/admissions/admission-events.cfm
Columbia
http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admissions/learnmore/columbiaontheroad
Kellogg
http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/programs/fulltimemba/admissions_events.aspx
Berkeley Haas
http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/events.html
Ross
http://www.bus.umich.edu/admissions/mba/forumsreceptions/MeetRossStudents.htm
Yale
http://mba.yale.edu/MBA/admissions/events.asp
UCLAAnderson
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/mba-events.xml
Kenan-flagler
http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu/admissions/mba/admissions-events.aspx
Insead
http://mba.insead.edu/form/mba_events.cfm
Duke
http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/events/
Darden
http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/mba/admissions/events/home/
London Business School
http://www.london.edu/programmes/mba/informationevents.html
Cornell Johnson
http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Executive-MBA/Admissions/Admissions-Events.aspx

Also, THE MBA TOUR is conducting free seminars and fairs in various continents!

You really don’t want to miss them! A great opportunity to interact with aspirants and to get to know about your dream bschool on first hand basis!


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Admissionado September Bootcamp giveaway!

Admissionado is having yet another Giveaway. Yup, it seems crazy to me, as their first giveaway was a flaring hot ( 3 deluxe package for the winner). This time, they are giving two boot camps for Free for not one But THREE lucky winners! Well, as much as i appreciate their efforts i am just blown away by their commitments to FB page, its almost a free consulting page. Kudos to the team.

So, how you claim your piece of the cake? Well, pretty simple, all you got to do is,

Post a picture of your dream school on their wall and tell them the one thing in YOUR profile that’s got you worried. Is it your college GPA? Your limited work experience? A less-than-stellar verbal score on your GMAT?

Well what you waiting for?? πŸ˜€ I am going to start working on it soon πŸ˜€


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Write Like an Expert!

The Season has begun. Most of the B-schools have already announced their Round 1 deadlines. Essays are a big part of admission process. Because, with those 1500 words, we have to talk about our past, present, and future and have to convince the committees to call you for the next round! Sadly, Essays are too personal unlike GMAT, where practice can give you a better edge. Since essays are too personal, what to include and what not to depends on the perspective. It is important we get to know what the admission committees of various B-schools are interested in. Here is where Beat the GMAT comes into rescue of nervous MBA aspirants. BTG has organized free webminars for each B-schools, and experts from various companies will be focussing on a particular b-school essay. Very helpful, cause its pretty much focused and not a general essay writing – which are available all over the internet, but school specific. So, Make sure you block your dates. You really don’t want to miss them!

Harvard Business School – July 31
Presenter: Graham Richmond, co-founder of Clear AdmitStanford GSB – August 2
Presenter: Eric Allen, co-founder of Admit Advantage

Wharton – August 7
Presenter: Jeremy Shinewald, founder of mbaMission

Columbia GSB – August 8
Presenter: Shawn O’Connor, founder of Stratus Prep

INSEAD – August 9
Presenter: Jon Frank, co-founder of Admissionado

Yale SOM – August 14
Presenter: Eric Allen, co-founder of Admit Advantage

Kellogg – August 15
Presenter: Travis Morgan, Director of Admissions Consulting, Veritas Prep

Booth – August 16
Presenter: Jeremy Shinewald, founder of mbaMissionBerkeley Haas – August 21
Presenter: Dr. Shel Watts, founder of MBA Admit

MIT Sloan – August 22
Presenter: Veritas Prep

Cornell Johnson – August 23
Presenter: Jon Frank, co-founder of Admissionado

NYU Stern – August 28
Presenter: Shawn O’Connor, founder of Stratus Prep

Duke Fuqua – August 29
Presenter: Dr. Shel Watts, founder of MBA Admit

Tuck – August 30
Presenter: Stacey Oyler, Sr. Consultant at Clear Admit


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Thursdays With Ron

Ron Purewal has always been enthralled by standardized tests. In his elementary-school days, he never liked state-sponsored aptitude testing, because it always ended too soon; even today, he can be found loitering in the Study Aids section of Barnes & Noble, perusing everything from the curricula of second-language English proficiency tests to the weird dice that populate spatial reasoning exams.

He is an inveterate strategist, approaching every quandary in life – whether it be the GMAT, a sequence of Tetris pieces, or a decision about when to go to sleep or which lane is best in a traffic jam – with an absolute dedication to finding optimal solutions and explaining them, in detail, to whomever is fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be listening. He is also an unconventional and flexible thinker, known for questioning dogma – whether that be the ‘established’ solution to a math problem or the ‘acceptable’ yet essentially arbitrary pairing of food items like cereal and milk – and for evaluating courses of action solely on their effectiveness. Ron brings these traits – an unflinching commitment to solving problems, and a remarkable diversity of approaches to finding those solutions – to Manhattan GMAT, where he is a natural choice to teach our Complete Course and private lessons.

Ron has taught students of all ages in almost every imaginable subject area, from AP calculus and physics to technical writing and human nutrition. He has taught standardized test prep for over a decade, and has written and edited major test-prep companies’ curriculum materials. He will be teaching MGMAT’s Complete Course in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he has lived since graduating from Stanford with honors degrees in mathematics and chemistry in ’99.

If not the most famous Manhattan GMAT Instructor, who else would he be! Woah! his videos are terrific, if anybody is looking to improve their Verbal Score on a very large scale ie from 30’s to 40’s i would recommend this. (A lot of people i asked for verbal improvement suggestions have pointed at Ron). Thanks to web, you can definitely get something for free, if not everything. So don’t miss the opportunity, Thursdays with Ron.

Here is bonus – List of Past Thursdays with Ron Videos. There are about 30 videos till now, spread across all the sections of GMAT including, AWA and IR. Isn’t that great! Best way to use them is to integrate with your study plan!