Announcing Six New MBA Admissions Blueprint Cities for August!

After the success of our first two MBA Admissions Blueprint events in New York City over the past year, we’ve expanded the event to include SIX cities in late August! Next month we will run MBA Admissions Blueprint events in New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco!

What is MBA Admissions Blueprint? It’s a one-day event that brings together some of Veritas Prep’s top MBA admissions experts will applicants who are ready to get a head start in the admissions process. In the morning you will attend a seminar to get an overview of Veritas Prep’s MBA Game PlanTM methodology for strategically approaching your business school application.

Then, in the afternoon, you will meet one-on-one with an experienced Veritas Prep admissions expert for an hour, to get specific advice on your candidacy. Use this time however you’d like — to review your resume, discuss your long-term career goals, or identify which schools are the best fit for you.

Follow the links below to register for the MBA Admissions Blueprint event nearest you:

Registration for each event costs $250, and is very limited to ensure these are intimate events, so register soon to ensure that you have a seat!

Announcing MBA Admissions Blueprint: New York June 2009!

After the tremendous success of last December’s event in New York City, next month Veritas Prep will run its second MBA Admissions Blueprint event, on June 20 in New York City. This event will give you the chance to meet one-on-one with a Veritas Prep admissions expert and get a head start on your business school applications.

If you plan on applying to business school this fall, MBA Admissions Blueprint will help you significantly boost your chances of success. The coming year is shaping up to be another competitive admissions season, and this event will help you quickly get up to speed on what admissions officers look for in the perfect applicant — and how to stand out from a crowded field of applicants who all have a background similar to yours.

Especially if you only recently have decided to apply — and we know that’s the case for many of our clients, who have unfortunately lost their jobs or seen their job prospects deteriorate because of the economy — this event will help you get up to speed on your application in just one weekend.

MBA Admissions Blueprint will also give you a chance to meet one-on-one with a Veritas Prep admissions expert. You can use this hour however you’d like — to get a feel for your chances, formulate an application strategy, give your essays a thorough review, or prepare for an upcoming MBA admissions interview.

For $250 you will attend the Saturday admissions workshop as well as an hour with a Veritas Prep admissions expert on Sunday — all for the price of what applicants normally to work with one of our consultants for just one hour.

Enrollment is limited to the first 30 people who respond. Register here!

If you’re not in the New York area, but still want to meet one-on-one with an admissions expert, don’t worry… We have something coming for you soon!

Only Three Days Left to Register for MBA Admissions Blueprint!

Just a quick heads up to everyone to let you know that there are only three days left to register for MBA Admissions Blueprint and meet one-on-one with a Veritas Prep admissions expert this weekend in New York!

Chad Troutwine, one of Veritas Prep’s co-founders, will be at NYU to meet with you and discuss the two questions that we most often hear these days: how the current economic client has affected the MBA admissions process this year, and what you can do to get into a top business school in what is shaping up to be the most competitive year yet.

On Saturday Chad will discuss Veritas Prep’s MBA admissions philosophy and what you can do now to significantly improve your chances of success, no matter where you are in the application process. He will review in detail our proven MBA Game Plan methodology and how you can use it to your advantage even if you feel you are facing an uphill battle.

Then, on Sunday you will meet one-on-one for an hour with one of Veritas Prep’s best admissions experts. You can use this time however you like: to get a candid assessment of your candidacy, to formulate an overall application strategy, or to get some professional help in polishing your essays. And don’t worry if you don’t know how to use this hour — you will be in good hands with your admissions expert, who will coach you from start to finish.

Registration costs only $250 — that’s what it normally costs to work with a Veritas Prep admissions consultant for one hour — and includes the session with Chad Troutwine as well as your one-on-one meeting with an admissions expert.

Hurry… Registration ends Friday!

Veritas Prep Featured in BusinessWeek

The folks at BusinessWeek are working on an interesting and valuable series: If someone could start planning their business school application five years in advance, what should they plan and do each year leading up to submitting their application? For the first story in this series, called Five Years to B-School: The First Year, she turned to Veritas Prep’s own Scott Shrum for advice for future MBA applicants.

While there’s no one-size-fits all plan for a future applicant, and not many people necessarily know five years out that they’ll one day apply to business school, Francesca Di Meglio nicely sums up what a future business school applicant should have done by the end of year one. According to the article, by this time you should have:

  • Begun developing your skill set
  • Found a few mentors who have given you a better idea about the jobs you might like to do in the future
  • Found a way to translate your passions into a couple of activities in which you’d really liked to get involved
  • Decided how you can make an impact at the office and in those extracurricular activities and start implementing a plan of action to do just that
  • Kept your mind on business by reading relevant books and articles
  • Made a decision about when you’d like to take the GMAT
  • Started building a satisfying, well-rounded life and career

You can read the entire article at BusinessWeek. If you would like more advice on the MBA application process and you live in the New York area, there’s just one week left to register for MBA Admissions Blueprint and meet one-on-one with a Veritas Prep admissions expert on Dec. 6 and 7!

Last Chance for Round 2 GMAT Course

As you have read on this blog and elsewhere, including the Wall Street Journal, the pool of MBA applicants for the second round deadlines is growing rapidly. With the majority of deadlines set for early January, you may be among the candidates who find themselves without a GMAT score (or at least a competitive GMAT score) in the last month before applications are due.

Because of the late-breaking nature of this year’s applicant pool, fueled by the increasingly-tenuous economy and, more optimistically, the potential to contribute to a new economic model in the forthcoming recovery years, Veritas Prep has announced a “Last Chance for Round 2” weekend GMAT course set to take place in New York City from December 13-14 and 20-21. More information is available at http://www.veritasprep.com/gmat/New-York-City/weekend-course/.

While you’re welcome to enroll in this course on its own, you can also register for it along with MBA Admissions Blueprint, our two-day admissions event in New York City on December 6 and 7. For just $250 (the normal cost to work with a Veritas prep admissions consultant for one hour), you can attend a session on Saturday to learn what the recent economic news means for you and how to maximize your chances of success using our proven admissions strategy. Then, on Sunday, you’ll meet one-on-one with a Veritas Prep admissions consultant for an hour. And, if you register for MBA Admissions Blueprint, you can apply the cost of the event to your Weekend GMAT Course.

Stay tuned to this blog for additional information regarding this competitive admissions season throughout the just-over-a-month between now and the second round deadlines. Best of luck with your applications!

Announcing MBA Admissions Blueprint 2009

Due to overwhelming demand for our admissions consulting services in the New York area, next month Veritas Prep will run its first annual MBA Admissions Blueprint event, on December 6 and 7, at NYU’s Kimmel Center in New York City. This event will bring together some of Veritas Prep’s most experienced admissions experts to help you quickly improve your business school applications.

If you plan on applying to business school this year, MBA Admissions Blueprint 2009 will help you jump start your application and significantly boost your chances of success. This year’s economic news means that this is shaping up to be the most competitive year in MBA admissions yet, especially for people coming from the financial services sector. This event will help you quickly get up to speed on what admissions officers look for in the perfect applicant — and how to stand out from a crowded field of applicants who all have a background similar to yours.

Especially if you only recently have decided to apply — and we know that’s the case for many of our clients, who have unfortunately lost their jobs or seen their job prospects deteriorate because of the economy — this event will help you get up to speed on your application in just one weekend.

MBA Admissions Blueprint 2009 will also give you a chance to meet one-on-one with a Veritas Prep admissions expert. You can use this hour however you’d like — to get a feel for your chances, formulate an application strategy, give your essays a thorough review, or prepare for an upcoming MBA admissions interview.

For $250 you will attend the Saturday admissions workshop as well as an hour with a Veritas Prep admissions expert on Sunday — all for the price of what applicants normally to work with one of our consultants for just one hour.

Enrollment is limited to the first 50 people who respond. Register here!