The GMAT, the GRE, and the Guy Who Knows them Well

Click here to listen to our conversation with Arthur Ahn!If you have the GMAT or GRE in your future, then you’ve most certainly heard of Kaplan Test Prep. Trying to figure out which test to take? Getting ready for test day? This podcast episode is for you!

Listen to the full recording of our podcast interview with Arthur Ahn, Senior Manager, Product Development at Kaplan Test Prep for the GRE and the GMAT for some great insight into test prep, test taking and what matters to admissions committees.

00:01:00 – Linda answers the oft-asked question: “I got accepted to School X. Should I attend?”

00:05:03 – The test prep biz: Instructing students, but not as the enemy.

00:06:23 – What Kaplan offers future GMAT and GRE test-takers.

00:08:28 – GMAT vs GRE: Differences in prepping & test taking.

00:16:04 – Why a low GRE score is the biggest application killer (by far).

00:22:31 – Is it the total GRE Score, or section scores, that make it or break it.

00:28:32 – Arthur’s top 3 GRE prep tips.

00:30:34 – How to make the big GMAT vs GRE decision.

00:34:20 – Too early to assess: Do applicants with lower scores have a better chance of admissions with one test over the other?

00:39:12 – Why most b-schools don’t really care yet about GMAT IR section scores.

00:47:25 – Last minute advice for exam takers.

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Related Links:

• Kaplan Survey: Two Years After its Launch, a Majority of Business Schools Still Not Sold on the Importance of the GMAT’s® Integrated Reasoning Section; Most Deem it Unimportant, but Students Ignore it at their Own Risk
• What’s the Biggest Graduate School Admissions Application Killer? A Low GRE® Score, According to Kaplan’s 2014 Survey of Admissions Officers
GRE® Test Takers Are Successful in MBA Programs
•  www.kaptest.com
Kaplan GRE Prep on Twitter
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Bruce DelMonico on The Yale School of Management

Click here to hear the full conversation with Bruce DelMonico. If your goal is a spot in the Yale School of Management, what could be better than an inside look into its MBA  program and admissions office?

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Bruce DelMonico, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions at Yale SOM, for an overview of the MBA program and insight into what the adcom is looking for.

00:01:04 – Linda answers one of the most common b-school admissions questions.

00:05:00 – Overview of the 2 year MBA at Yale SOM.

00:08:34 – Networks with Yale and the Global Network Model.

00:17:18 – What role does leadership play in determining a candidate’s admissibility.

00:22:20 – The Silver Scholars Program (sorry Linda, you don’t qualify).

00:31:16 – The video essay: Why Yale wants it, what they are looking for, how it works, & tips for staying calm.

00:44:50 – Why Yale accepts the GRE.

00:48:52 – How the SOM adcom stays “collectively on their game” even as the hour gets late.

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Related Links:

Yale School of Management 
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Silver Scholars Program 
• Yale SOM 2015 MBA Essay Tips 
• Tips for Video MBA Essay Questions

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Getting Into Medical School: Advice from a Pro

Click here for the full interview!Ever wanted to ask a medical school admissions officer what you need to know and do to get accepted to med school?

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Dr. Herman “Flash” Gordon, former chair of the University of Arizona College of Medicine Admissions Committee and Accepted’s newest consultant for invaluable advice about applying to med school.

00:03:43 – When reviewing an application, what is an adcom looking for?

00:06:35 – Advice for this year’s med school applicants who aren’t getting interview invites.

00:14:05 – Tips for the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed applicants planning to apply for the first time next summer.

00:16:22 – Latecomers: should they bother applying at the 11th hour or wait for next year?

00:19:21 – What sets the University of Arizona apart.

00:25:39 – How an MD/PhD application differs from an MD application.

00:27:07 – Background and tips for the Multiple Mini Interview (and yes, you should practice!).

00:35:17 – Teaching Critical Thinking Skills and Dr. Gordon’s app.

00:44:11 – Important advice for future doctors.

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Related Links:

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Medical School Admissions 101
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HEC Paris: Why to Go and How to Get In

Click her to listen to our conversation with Philippe Oster.What do you know about Europe’s top business school? If the answer to that question is ‘Not much,” then you’ve come to the right place.

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Philipe Oster, Director of Communication, Development and Admissions at HEC Paris MBA to learn about the program and to hear excellent admissions advice.

00:05:37 – An overview of the HEC Paris experience.

00:09:47 – The Jury is Out: The HEC application review process.

00:14:50 – What Philippe is looking for in an applicant.

00:18:49 – A very exciting core curriculum.

00:26:03 – HEC’s relationship with the luxury goods industry.

00:30:30 – Jobs are not easy to come by in the EU. Where are grads finding employment?

00:32:41 – Strengths of the HEC program.

00:33:53 – Advice for applicants considering HEC Paris. (But don’t listen to Philippe!)

00:38:35 – The 5 C’s that HEC Paris applicants – all applicants – need to keep in mind.

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The HEC Paris MBA  
HEC Paris MBA Admissions 
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My First-Hand Experience with HEC Paris
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At the Nexus of Business & Law: Penn/Wharton’s JD/MBA

Listen to the full recording of our conversation about the JD/MBA Program!Is your future in the place where law and business collide? Meet the woman who juggles the two worlds of law and business school (and she has two offices to show for it!).

Listen to the recording of our conversation with Colleen France, Associate Director of JD/MBA Programs at Penn Law & The Wharton School, for the low down on this very intense program.

00:02:46 – From admissions to capstone: a comprehensive overview of the 3 year JD/MBA Program.

00:08:54 – Who the 4-year JD/MBA Program is for.

00:12:25 – What the adcom is looking for: How applications are submitted and evaluated.

00:15:45 – How the integrated program works.

00:21:00 – A glance at the (highly impressive) JD/MBA class profile.

00:23:40 – What would make Colleen excited about an applicant.

00:26:39 – The graduates: where are they & what are they saying about their JD/MBA experience.

00:30:11 – Are the 3-year students cut short?

00:34:10 – Great advice for potential applicants.

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