Articles published in August 2010

Help Wanted


Manhattan GMAT continues to grow very quickly thanks to continued word-of-mouth from our students. Thanks for all of your support out there!

One product of our growth is that we’re looking for a few great men and women in all parts of our organization. Some of the positions we’re looking to fill RIGHT NOW include:

1. Instructors. By now, you have a sense of how picky we are. We’ll wind up rejecting 9 out of 10 candidates who have a 99th percentile score on the GMAT and prior teaching experience, based on how they perform during a battery of in-person auditions. But it’s only through this process that we can enlist the very best Instructors.

We’re now looking for additional Instructors in New York, Atlanta, Miami, San Francisco/Bay Area, Seattle, Toronto, and several other markets. Successful candidates will receive signing/training bonuses of $4,000 and will be paid $100/hr to start. And if you think you know someone who fits the bill, we’ll pay YOU $1,000 just for telling your friend if we hire him/her. That’s right, you can get paid just for knowing a brilliant teacher! Just have them mention your name when we ask how they found out about the position. For info on how to apply, click here.

2. Staff. Okay, these positions are in New York, because that’s where our headquarters is. But we’re looking for Full-time Marketing Staff and Full-time Operations Staff. Yes, we are legit hiring right now! If you think you have what it takes to contribute to the most dynamic education company today, click here to apply. Warning that we’re just about as picky with our staff as we are with our Instructors.

3. Part-time Staff. If you’re a talented, personable sort looking for part-time work to balance against school or even another job, we may have a position for you. We’re looking to hire part-time Marketing staff and part-time Operations staff. We will hire undergrads to work during the schoolyear if we like them enough, in part because we like to try and identify top performers before they graduate. Click here to apply.

Please do forward this to anyone you know that is looking for a job right now that you think would be a good fit. We’ll pay you $500 for a staff referral, and $250 for a part-time staff referral. It pays to have (employable) friends!

Something New From Manhattan GMAT


Today, we’re very excited to announce the launch of Manhattan GMAT’s new resources page!

We’ve got a prolific crew of instructors producing great content all over the web. So we decided to compile their articles, and the result is an archive of material covering topics from specific quant and verbal concepts to overall study tip tips and strategies for the official exam. We also created a series of GMAT tutorials, designed to teach particular concepts you’ll face on the test. Everything is completely free and available to the casual browser, so take a look if you’d like some tips.

We’ll be adding more articles in the coming weeks, so watch this space!

More B-Schools Hiring Former CEOs


You’ve probably spent lots of time weighing the merits of various business schools”professors, location, course offerings. But this month’s Bloomberg Business Week offers some food for thought about the individuals who lead the whole operation: deans.

The article profiles two programs that have recently hired former corporate executives as deans. Boston University has recruited Kenneth Freeman, formerly of Quest Diagnostics, while Viacom’s Neil Braun will start in the fall at Pace. And they aren’t the first, either. Corporate deans are still rare, but you’ll find them at both Wake Forest and Ohio State University.  Why the non-traditional choices? They can bring a new perspective, as search committee chair N. Venkat Venkatraman explains: “We wanted someone who could think outside the box, and the committee felt that Ken Freeman brought something new and exciting to the school. There’s also the appeal of a candidate with extensive management experience. The search committee told Freeman they wanted a builder, someone who could advance the school’s strategic plan”and that’s what they saw in the former CEO.

Don’t expect a sea change in the hiring of b-school deans, but this is certainly an interesting development in MBA education.

The “Best of MGMAT” – How-To-Study List


In this article, I’m going to offer a Best of list for how to study. Below, you’ll find links to the articles that I think are most helpful in developing and executing a comprehensive study plan, as well as a discussion of how to use them.

Whether you’re just getting started or are nearing the finish line, it’s critical to develop a study plan that’s appropriate for you, and that study plan will need to be revised periodically as your skills change (because you are getting better over time, hopefully!).

So, start with Developing a GMAT Study Plan. This article will help you determine three critical things: Read more

Stop By Our Study Session on August 19


Got GMAT questions? Join us in our New York center on the evening of Thursday, August 19, for our monthly Manhattan GMAT study session. One of our instructors will be on hand to answer any questions, so come prepared to discuss OG problems, test-taking strategies, the finer points of grammar, or anything else giving you trouble. This event is open to the public”not just Manhattan GMAT students. So stop by and bring your friends.

All the details are available here. Hope to see you there!

Business Schools Love Social Media


What’s the latest trend in MBA curricula, according to Business Week? It comes as no surprise to us here @manhattangmat: Courses on social media!

As more businesses realize the awesome power of Facebook and Twitter, they’re hunting employees who can navigate the tricky waters of social media. So b-schools see a rapidly growing field for which they can equip their students. “Social media skills are the ones that can set them apart. Those are the skills that employers are looking for,” argues John Gallaugher, who teaches Social Media & Web 2.0 for Managers at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management. Columbia now offers four Internet marketing classes”one of them taught by New York Times technology columnist David Pogue. And if HBS’s Competing with Social Networks is any indication, students are enthusiastic, as well: When the course launched, it had three times as many sign-ups as spots in the class.

Once again, business schools are pushing out ahead of the curve!