Hello and welcome to today’s free webinar, brought to you by beat the gmat and MBAPrepSchool.com. [Eric introduces himself] Beat the gmat recently teamed up with MBA Prep School -- a new, online learning community offering a comprehensive suite of video how-to courses and interactive services designed to help aspiring MBAs like you build outstanding applications for their dream schools. Today, you’ll get a taste of what MBA Prep School has to offer in our webinar: 5 Steps to Being Accepted by Your Dream School. Our webinar today will be presented by MBA Prep School co-founder, Tyler Cormney.
Tyler is an AIGAC certified MBA Admissions Consultant and is the co-founder of MBA Prep School. He started his admissions consulting career in 2006 with one of the leading firms in the field and has worked with over 100 clients. He authored a “how-to” guide on admissions consulting used extensively by top admissions coaches and has authored five guides on MBA essays. Tyler holds a Harvard MBA with Distinction, a Master’s Degree in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, and is a graduate of the Honor’s Business Program at the University of Texas at Austin. Keep an eye out for Tyler on the beat the gmat forums, and be sure to check out the company’s website at MBAPrepSchool.com. Welcome, Tyler! [TRANSITION TO TYLER] Thanks, Eric. And a special thanks to David Park, Beatrice Kim, and the entire team at beat the gmat for making today’s webinar possible. I’m really psyched that so many beat the gmat community members are tuning in today. Today, I’ll be telling you about five steps you can take to be accepted by your dream school. In essence, I’ll give you a process that, if followed, will ensure that your strongest application emerges. This process is at the core of what MBA Prep School teaches our students. Before we discuss the five steps, I’ll give you a little background about MBA Prep School.
As Eric told you, MBA Prep School.com is an online learning community that teaches aspiring MBAs like you how to build outstanding applications. You guys may or may not know this, but a whole boutique consulting industry has sprouted up over the last six or seven years called MBA admissions consulting. I’ll let you in on a secret: your competition may be hiring admissions consultants and paying anywhere from $2,000 to as much as $10,000 for help building a great application. Now, I don’t have anything against admissions consultants – in fact, I’ve been one for the past four-and-a-half years. But last year, I started thinking: what if we could use the internet to deliver a series of videos that would teach applicants the techniques that top admissions coaches use to help their clients build outstanding applications-- and instead of charging a few thousand dollars we’d charge a few hundred dollars. That’s the idea behind MBAPrepSchool.com. [TRANSITION] We teach MBA candidates who sign up with us how optimize every step of the MBA application process – application forms, essays, resume, reference letters, and interviews. There are five steps at the core of MBA Prep School’s PrepSteps process which brings us to today’s webinar topic: The Five Steps to Being Accepted by your Dream School. Let’s take a look at those Five Steps now.
When you look at the long climb to the top of the PrepSteps, you might feel a little overwhelmed. At a minimum you are now conscious of how challenging the business school application process can be. The good news is that now you know know the five steps to building an outstanding application. Take it a step at a time and you’ll get to the top of that staircase knowing that you did everything you could to achieve the goal of getting into your dream school. And remember you don’t have to do it all alone -- MBA Prep School can help you ever step of the way. I’ll quickly summarize the courses and services that we offer, and then I’ll answer your questions.
The central element of our offering is called our Core Curriculum. Every student that registers as a Core Curriculum student has access to five comprehensive course series that cover every facet of applying to business school: Our Core Curriculum covers what you can do before you apply to build a great foundation, how to create a winning application strategy, how to write outstanding essays, how to optimize your resume, reference letters, and application forms, and how to prepare to ace your admission interview. In addition to the Core Curriculum, MBA Prep School offers a number of Premium Electives, to give your application that additional edge. For example, we have a course taught by one of the top admissions consultant out there who also happens to be a published novelist. He teaches students how to take advantage of creative writing techniques to make their essays stand out. Essay and Resume Editing Services and Total Prep Admissions Consulting complete our suite of services. If you’d like to learn more you can visit our website MBAPrepSchool.com or write to us at email@example.com. Now, I’ll be happy to answer your questions.