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4 Productive Things to do When You Need a Quick Study Break

Attending graduate school has many benefits that will help you advance your career. But, preparing for an entrance exam can be daunting—the extensive hours required to gather information, read, memorize and practice different strategies, along with anticipation of a quickly approaching test day can be extremely stressful. Adequate preparation is crucial for achieving a high score on any entrance exam. In fact, on average, students spend approximately 600 hours studying for the GMAT. That said, it is imperative to find a study-life balance. Overworking yourself will result in a drop in your brain’s attentional resources.

If you’re finding it difficult to justify study breaks, here are a few ways you can remain productive during your time away from the books.

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How to Choose the Right Business School for your MBA

Across Canada, there are currently more than 40 MBA programs to choose from – making it the perfect time to be considering business school. With so many options, the possibilities your academic future holds are essentially endless.

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Graduate School Interview; The Second Half of the Battle

Studying for your grad school admissions test is only half the battle (okay, a pretty big half), but if your program requires an interview, it’s never too early to start preparing for that too. Here’s some information on how to ace that next step: Continue reading Graduate School Interview; The Second Half of the Battle

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Pros and Cons of doing your MBA abroad

The world’s first business school was France’s ESCP-EAP, which opened in 1819. Here in the U.S., the first school opened in 1881. It was the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. The U.S.dominates business education. According to the Financial Times “Global MBA rankings for 2010,” five of the top 10 programs were based at U.S. schools. Studying here is still a popular choice for those who work or plan to work in North America or for U.S.-owned companies.

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How to woo the admissions committee

What do admissions committees look for in an MBA candidate? The answer is as varied as the motivations of the applicants and the many flavours of MBA degrees that now make up part of the Canadian business school landscape.

When it comes to gaining entry, previous academic performance and Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores are critical. “We look for a solid B in the final two years of an undergraduate degree and we have minimum required scores on both the quantitative and verbal sections of the GMAT,” says Isabella Piatek, manager MBA programs at the DeGroote School of Business. That said, there are other qualities that can help sway the decision. “We look for a well rounded candidate to bring a diverse set of experiences, who can communicate well, has passion and is engaged,” says Ms. Piatek.

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GMAT vs GRE

A recent press release from ETS, the company responsible for producing the GRE, indicates that in the last two months more than 100 business schools world-wide signed up to begin accepting the GRE. This activity brings the total number of business schools accepting the GRE above 600, including 60 of the top 100 schools on the latest US News & World Report ranking. The question becomes, what exactly does this mean for people considering business school?

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Writing Tip of the Week – LSAT Blog

Wordiness is a major problem in most lawyers’ writing. While an extra word here or there doesn’t seem like much, they can quickly add up. More importantly, wordiness can slow down your reader. There are lots of things you can do to eliminate wordiness from your writing. This tip comes from Andy Starkis:

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In Search of the MBA Superman or Wonder Woman

When corporate recruiters interview MBA students, what exactly are they looking for? And what do they ultimately expect when they hire an MBA?

Is it Capacity and willingness to follow a leader or Initiative and professionalism? Is it Ability to deal effectively with pressure/obstacles or Communication and Strategic Skills?

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