Beat The GMAT Scholarship, & BoB
What also separates a good applicant from an average one is the ability to spot opportunities and maximizing the resources available. If you are busy preparing for GMAT or choosing which schools should make it to your list, with an eye on the upcoming application cycle later this year, I would seriously recommend you to participate in the Beat THE GMAT Scholarship for 2009. It’ll give you some good practice in writing a couple of essays and a taste of what it takes to complete an MBA application (including getting disqualified if you go over the prescribed word limits!). Check out the link above for all the details. Contrary to the name, it does not hand out the prizes based on who gets the highest GMAT score! In fact it offers you valuable resources to help you during your GMAT preparation and proceeding with your applications. It has become the largest GMAT scholarship program on the Internet, so expect it to give you a good idea about the competition you are up against. You also stand to improve your cash flow if you make your application compelling enough to win one of the prizes. All in all, you’ve got nothing to lose and a lot to win. Rarely does the application process offer you such situations, so go for it if you’re serious about pursuing an MBA.
Clear Admit has been partly responsible for shooting up the visitors’ count on this blog, and now they extend the honour by nominating this blog for their Best of Blogging (BoB) competition, 2008-2009. In the past they’ve sent me an excellent school guide for Kellogg and have had a half an hour free discussion over the phone regarding my application strategy, for which I am extremely grateful. I hope by this contest they’re able to aptly promote the spirit of blogging, and more importantly, sharing. Congratulations to all the other nominees! And thank you Clear Admit by bringing us all together into this wonderful community.