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Prateek is an entrepreneur with a passion for business and business studies. He loves reading, photography, music and is a technology journalist too. He runs a tech news and startup review site, TheTechPanda.com. You can know more about him at About.Me/PrateekPanda
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How a Management Degree Can Help Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Can you learn to be an entrepreneur or is it something innate? This is a question that often divides the opinion in the management education world. Some believe that entrepreneurs are born risk-takers whose brains are wired differently than the rest of the population. Others believe it’s possible to learn the core skills to set […]

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Harvard Business School Recommendation Questions

If you’re an MBA applicant to Harvard Business School, what does the admissions staff expect from the three recommenders it requires as part of your application? For the 2012-2013 application season, HBS suggests that two out of the three recommendations come from your professional life (Harvard’s 2+2 applicants only need two recommenders). “Ideally, one of […]

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Handling Unemployment or Gaps in Employment

The number of applicants to every business school is increasing each year. Given the emphasis that schools place on a candidate’s work experience, it is important to be proactive in addressing gaps in employment. Many prospective students have these issues and often try hiding them. Many of us also try faking an employment. Is that […]

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Stern Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2012-2013

The Stern School of Business at NYU recently released its application deadlines and essays for the Class of 2015. Just as we have seen with other highly ranked business schools so far, Stern has made some notable changes to its essays this year. Here are NYU Stern’s deadlines and essays followed by our tips and comments: NYU Stern Application […]

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GMAT Preparation: Learning From Your Errors

We make many errors in life, you’ll make many during your GMAT preparation as well. Errors can come in several different forms: careless errors, content errors, and technique errors. We’re going to discuss something critical today: how to learn from your errors so that you don’t continue to make the same mistakes over and over again. […]

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5 GMAT Preparation Tips

Alright, so you’ve decided to write the GMAT. You are just about to start preparing. If this is the case, then there are a few things which you should keep in mind. Apart from knowing about what the test is all about and having the necessary books, it is important to consider a few things while […]

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MIT Sloan Admissions Essays and Deadlines for 2012-2013

MIT Sloan has released its admissions essays and deadlines for the Class of 2015. Sloan has made some changes this year which includes dropping an essay, which continues as a trend that we have seen among top MBA programs this year. However, the school’s cover letter returns. This cover letter is still unique among other top MBA programs’ application essays. […]

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Things To Do On The First Day of B School

So, you finally made it to your dream B School. If you are in foreign land, you might be anyways having a tough time feeling at home. Amidst this tensed atmosphere, what are the things that you should keep in mind when you attend the first day of business school? For students starting an MBA […]

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MBA: No Experience Necessary?

One question has been a reason of frequent debate – pursue MBA just out of college or after gaining a fair bit of work-experience. Nowadays, many MBA aspirants are entering business schools straight out of college, without having any work experience. We asked a few such students and the major reason they gave is that […]

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5 Tips for Taking Revised GMAT

The GMAT recently got revised as we mentioned in our last post. A new section called the Integrated Reasoning is now part of the GMAT. With the revised version of the test still in its infancy, the number of graduate business school applicants who have seen the Integrated Reasoning section is very small. Here are some tips […]

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