B-School Buzz: MBA Interviews, Waitlist, GMAT

SBC BadgeIt’s MBA interview season, and this week’s B-School Buzz includes tips from applicants on their way to face-to-face meetings with members of admissions committees. It’s also waitlist time, so some applicants are focused on improving their GMAT scores. A couple of our featured bloggers shared some GMAT insights to help you face the test again… or for the first time.

How to prepare for your MBA interview ”“ Ellipsing My Way… To Business School reminds us that the work isn’t over once your application is out the door. He writes about preparing for his Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management interview, from setting up the logistics of where to stay and how to get to his interview, to conducting his pre-interview research. One of his best strategies: “I’ve also dug out the information that I received at Johnson Means Business. I told myself to keep all of that information JUST IN CASE.”

What to bring to your MBA interview ”“ Of course, there’s more to an MBA interview than research and figuring out your interview strategy. Mako at Random Wok shares his MBA interview preparation checklist, which covers everything from logistics (printing out his Google maps) to what to bring. Among his must-have items: 5 Hour Energy and breath mints.

How high should your GMAT score be? ”“ While Felish… da dish is nearing the end of her b-school journey, she focused this week on helping those still in the application stage by positing an answer to the eternal question of just how high your GMAT score needs to be. She enlists help from Conrad from 2minuteGMAT, who advises that you should be at the high end of “the middle 80% of the MBA program GMAT test scores.”

Five best practices for 700+ GMAT scores – Meanwhile, the GMAT Prep Blog shares some best practices for getting your GMAT scores above 700. Check out some useful tips for increasing your test-taking stamina and improving your efficiency as a test taker, among other advice.

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