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Now Hiring: Vice President of Kaplan Acquisition

Now Hiring: Vice President of Kaplan Acquisition

We’re growing! Veritas Prep is seeking a Vice President of Kaplan Acquisition to work in our Malibu, California headquarters, on an as-yet-unnamed secret project. Veritas Prep is the largest privately owned GMAT preparation and admissions consulting company in the world. We offer our renowned GMAT courses in more than 90 cities on five continents and employ nearly 150 admissions experts from the world

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Alternative MBA Options: Part 2 (The EMBA)

Alternative MBA Options: Part 2 (The EMBA)

A few weeks back we ran a post on part-time programs as part of a broader concept: finding and presenting alternative MBA options to those applicants who desire an MBA but do not fit the traditional profile for an elite, full-time MBA program. Today, we continue the theme by exploring the Exeuctive MBA (EMBA) and looking at some of the elite and interesting options available to students in that space.

Filed in: Business School
GMAT Tip of the Week: Whatever You Say I Am

GMAT Tip of the Week: Whatever You Say I Am

It’s Hip Hop Month on the Veritas Prep blog, and no discussion of contemporary rap would be complete without mention of Eminem, the controversial emcee who has earned Grammy award and platinum records at nearly the same pace as he has earned criticism and backlash for his honest, edgy lyrics and demeanor.

Law School Applicants: You Can Learn From Rappers

Law School Applicants: You Can Learn From Rappers


If you have been reading our excellent GMAT Tip of the Week series (penned by Veritas Prep’s GMAT guru, lesson booklets co-author, and Director of Academic Research Brian Galvin), then you know one thing: it is “Hip Hop Month” here at Veritas Prep. The esteemed Mr. Galvin has been coming up with interesting and nostalgic ways to use rap music examples in order to better understand complex GMAT problems and solutions.

Six Terrific Professors at Michigan (Ross)

Six Terrific Professors at Michigan (Ross)

Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we look at six of the Ross School of Business’ most popular professors. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Ross research.)

Filed in: Annual Reports
GMAT Tip of the Week: Be a Method Man (not an Ol' Dirty Bastard)

GMAT Tip of the Week: Be a Method Man (not an Ol' Dirty Bastard)

Welcome to Hip Hop Month in the GMAT Tip of the Week space on the Veritas Prep blog. Now that we’re a full decade removed from the entire span of the 90s, “classic hip hop” is a viable genre and discussion topic, and in this space we’ll analyze some of the highlights of 90s rap and, more importantly, how these topics can help you succeed on the G-to-the-MAT.

HBS 2+2 Application Deadline Announced for 2010

HBS 2+2 Application Deadline Announced for 2010

Harvard Business School has just announced this year’s application deadline for the HBS 2+2 Program: June 15, 2010. Note that this is a couple of week’s earlier than last year’s deadline.

A Bold Law School Recruiting Proposal

A Bold Law School Recruiting Proposal

For the last year and a half, there has been a steady stream of articles, blog posts, and opinion pieces about the law school recruiting process. Some have explored new apprenticeship models employed by law firms, others have focused on what law schools are doing to protect students, still others have put a renewed focus on public interest fellowships and job opportunities. Most, however, have merely predicted more doom and gloom. It’s perfectly fine to report what is going on out there, but how many more profile articles and pithy blog posts do we need about stranded 3Ls with no prospects?

Filed in: Law School
Four Important Characteristics of the Duke MBA Program

Four Important Characteristics of the Duke MBA Program


Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top MBA programs, this week we investigate a few things that make Duke’s approach to graduate management education unique. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Fuqua School of Business research.)

Filed in: Annual Reports
GMAT Tip of the Week: Carving Out A High Score

GMAT Tip of the Week: Carving Out A High Score

As we enter the final weekend of the Vancouver Winter Olympics, plenty of drama remains. Will Canada clinch the ice hockey gold medal on its home ice? Will it do so against the rival Americans? Will Lindsey Vonn withstand the pain of another injury – this time a broken finger to go with her badly bruised shin — to add another medal to her haul? Will Bob Costas ever look older than 29? Will Bode Miller summon the magic one more time to erase his Torino disappointment with an unexpected (or perhaps just delayed… we expected this from him in 2006) display of overall alpine mastery?

Veritas Prep iPhone GMAT Prep App Reaches More Than 50,000 Downloads!

Veritas Prep iPhone GMAT Prep App Reaches More Than 50,000 Downloads!


With our GMAT prep classes starting around the world this week, we were so hard at work that we almost missed a huge milestone: Our Veritas Prep GMAT Practice Quiz iPhone App has been downloaded more than 50,000 on the iTunes store!

Filed in: GMAT Prep
A Closer Look at Wharton's First-Year Core Classes

A Closer Look at Wharton's First-Year Core Classes


Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we take a closer look at Wharton’s first-year core MBA curriculum. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Wharton research.)

Six Professors You Should Know at Columbia Business School

Six Professors You Should Know at Columbia Business School


Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we look at six of Columbia Business School’s most popular professors. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Columbia research.)

Filed in: Annual Reports
Getting Into Wharton: Veritas Prep on MBA PodTV

Getting Into Wharton: Veritas Prep on MBA PodTV

MBA Podcaster’s MBA PodTV team has just launched a new video titled “Getting Into The Wharton School,” featuring our own Director of MBA Admissions, Scott Shrum. In addition to some great advice from Scott, the episode also features admissions insights from Wharton admissions officers, current students, and recent alumni:

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The Best Way to Get to Know a Business School

The Best Way to Get to Know a Business School

Continuing our new MBA admissions video series, this week we answer the question of how an applicant can get to know his target business schools. The question came up at a recent discussion among some of Veritas Prep’s admissions experts, and we all agreed that the most powerful way to get to know a school still is the one that takes the most effort: visit the school!

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HBS 2+2 Program Admissions Statistics for 2009

HBS 2+2 Program Admissions Statistics for 2009

This past week Harvard Business School released its admissions decisions for the HBS 2+2 Program. HBS has admitted 115 students, which is nine more than last year, according to Director of Admissions Dee Leopold in an interview with the Harvard Crimson.

Filed in: MBA Admissions
The Brutal Law Firm Hiring Landscape

The Brutal Law Firm Hiring Landscape

When the financial crisis hit in the fall of 2008, the assumption held by many is that law school would emerge as the safest of havens for college graduates and young professionals. The length (three years, great for riding out a recession), versatility, and perceived job security of a JD all made it an ideal candidate for those students that would normally pursue plum jobs or perhaps an MBA. Many have gone on record predicting a massive increase in applications for the coming 2009-2010 cycle.

Filed in: Law School
Thank you for believing in us, Stanley Kaplan

Thank you for believing in us, Stanley Kaplan

“I have to let you know; I’m not a very good standardized test taker.”

If you’ve ever taught a test preparation class, you’ve heard this introduction-slash-disclaimer multiple times as students have entered your classroom for the first time. If you’re reading this space to learn how to become a better standardized test taker, you may have uttered these words to yourself recently. In a society that becomes more quantitatively-oriented by the day (as evidence, someone somewhere can give you a percentage by which that quantitative orientation increases day by day), standardized tests are a major determinant in the academic and professional opportunities available to those who seek them. The high stakes nature of those exams builds stress, and that stress more often than not snowballs, bringing down a student’s performance level and creating additional stress on the next standardized test.

Filed in: GMAT Prep
How to Make the Most of Medical School Secondaries

How to Make the Most of Medical School Secondaries

The medical school application process is a marathon, not a sprint, as it features an AMCAS application (featuring most of the admin work, a slew of short answer questions, and the always-difficult personal statement), secondary applications for individual schools, and then interview days at select programs. The whole thing lasts for nearly a year and the time spent tends to dwarf the application processes for other types of graduate programs.

Chicago Booth's Rose Martinelli Gives Advice to Reapplicants

Chicago Booth's Rose Martinelli Gives Advice to Reapplicants

Last week Chicago Booth’s Associate Dean for Student Recruitment and Admissions, Rose Martinelli, wrote a followup to her first blog post about how reapplicants can approach the MBA admissions process. While the first post gave very general information that our readers have seen multiple times (e.g., think about what aspects of your application you need to bolster, consider if your goals are the same this year…), Rose’s second post contains some more concrete info that provides a good insight into how Chicago Booth reads reapplicants’ applications.

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Is Harvard Going Broke?

Is Harvard Going Broke?

The August issue of Vanity Fair is flying off of newsstand shelves due to high profile articles on Heath Ledger’s last days and Sarah Palin’s political turmoil; however, arguably the most interesting article in the magazine is a feature on Harvard’s current financial troubles.

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NYU Stern Appoints a New Dean

NYU Stern Appoints a New Dean

NYU’s Stern School of Business has just named Peter Blair Henry, currently the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Economics at Stanford University, its new dean effective January 15, 2010.

A Rhodes Scholar, Henry recently received some notoriety as the leader of the Obama Transition Team’s review of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and other international lending agencies. He has also served as an economic advisor to governments from the Caribbean to Africa, Dean-designate Henry’s scholarship focuses on the impact of economic reform on emerging economies.

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UCLA Anderson Application Essays and Deadlines for 2009-2010

UCLA Anderson Application Essays and Deadlines for 2009-2010

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has released its admissions essays and deadlines for the coming application season. Here they are, followed by our comments:

GMAT Tip of the Week

GMAT Tip of the Week

There Must Be An Easier Way

(This is one of a series of GMAT tips that we offer on our blog.)

If you’ve been a loyal reader of this space for a year or so, you may have read something similar to this post back in the fall of 2008, but it bears repeating. Business schools aren’t particularly interested in “human calculators,” but they do express a direct preference for problem solvers — those who can efficiently make good decisions. As such, the quantitative side of the GMAT is skewed toward that kind of thinking, and rewards test-takers who can efficiently and accurately analyze numbers.

Duke (Fuqua) Application Deadlines for 2009-2010

Duke (Fuqua) Application Deadlines for 2009-2010

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business hasn’t yet released its application for the coming year, but the school did recently release its application deadlines for 2009-2010 (click on the “When to Apply” tab on the Fuqua site).

GMAT Tip of the Week

GMAT Tip of the Week

No Chain!

(This is one of a series of GMAT tips that we offer on our blog.)

This weekend, some of the best-conditioned, hardest-working human beings on the planet will complete one of the most grueling challenges known to man. At the same time, some of those not taking the GMAT will finish the Tour de France, a similarly daunting challenge. What can you, as a test-taker, learn from the champions of the grand Tour?

GMAT Tip of the Week

GMAT Tip of the Week

Mind Your Own Business

(This is one of a series of GMAT tips that we offer on our blog.)

The GMAT verbal section can be distracting if only because of one truth: Sentences (for correction) or reading comprehension passages must be about something. Whether it is a technical topic (immunological reactions, biological discoveries involving microorganisms) or a business-related subject (the rise of multinational corporations, the origin of hedge funds), questions on the verbal section will take place within the context of some kind of subject matter. Traditionally, the GMAT uses academic subjects such as:

  • Natural Sciences (astronomy, biology, etc.)
  • Social Science (history, political science, etc.)
  • Business Related

As a test-taker your reaction to these subjects can take multiple forms, but usually falls in to one or two major categories: bored/intimidated by something you don’t like or understand, or engaged/interested by something that intrigues you. In either case, you’re likely to be distracted, either by your distaste for the subject of by your enjoyment of it. Don’t forget, though, that you’re not reading the sentence/paragraph/passage for the value of the knowledge contained within it! Your job, regardless of the topic, is to perform a specific function:

A B C - Always Be Cinematic

A B C - Always Be Cinematic

Is the absence of failure, success? Can one fail successfully? Can a businessman that has all but sold his soul to an M&A tycoon ever get back on the right path towards the asymptote of success? These are the types of issues that are explored in our revolving list of top business movies of all time.

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