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Acing It: GRE vs GMAT

Life is all about choices.  Lease or buy?  Diet versus regular? GRE or the GMAT? But when personal preference for aspartame doesn’t immediately establish you firmly in one camp or another, it’s time to stop and think what the choice

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Announcing the 2015 Texas MBA Application Essays

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Each year, like most business schools, we update our application essay prompts in an effort to better glean important information from our candidates.  The essay is a great opportunity to do a few things: one, it shows your writing skills;

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There’s No Place Like McCombs: Visit Us in Austin and Around the World

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Summer is here!  And with summer comes heat, sun, and travel.  We, too, will be hitting the road for a number of events around the world, and we wanted to take just a quick moment to let you know how

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Interview with Admissions Director: Rodrigo Malta Chats with MBA Crystal Ball

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Our Director of MBA Admissions, Rodrigo Malta, recently spoke with MBA Crystal Ball, an MBA admissions consulting group out of India, and shared with them some information about our admissions process, tips about essays and interviews, and more. See an

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What Diversity Means at McCombs

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By Brodie Reynolds, Associate Director of Admissions, Full-time MBA, University of Texas at Austin We have a tendency here at the McCombs School of Business of bragging incessantly about how great our students are.  They truly are not only the

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Coffee Chats With Current MBAs

Join A Current Student For A Coffee Chat

By David Burford I have a friend who is so picky about his dining experiences that he is unwilling to eat at any restaurant in which he has not thoroughly examined all of its Yelp reviews. While I admire his

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You Are Not Your GPA

You Are Not Your GPA

How do you quantify the characteristics that make you great, but aren’t measurable? How do you synthesize your personality in an easily digestible paragraph? How do you reveal the real YOU to somebody that is simply reading your application on

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Creating Entrepreneurs One Pitch at a Time

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Written by Jaime Sutton Last weekend I was proud to host the second annual Texas Venture Labs Scholarship competition alongside the Texas MBA program. The goal of our scholarship program is to help inspire and create MBA students who have a

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When Less Is More: Short Answer Questions Explained

Advice From The A-Team

Written by David Burford The feeling you get when staring at a blank word document. The cursor blinks, blinks, blinks…. Suddenly the 1 a.m. memory of a long forgotten freshman comp final paper due the next day creeps into your

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Work Experience Quantity vs. Quality: Which Is Preferred By MBA Admissions?

Quality vs Quantity

Sometimes more is better. Like chocolate, vacation days and itemized tax deductions. But sometimes more is NOT better, like saturated fat, bills and dental work. The key is how you look at it. Admissions officers tend to look at things

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