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It’s Never Too Soon to Prepare for Your MBA

by Cacilda Teixeira
Forté Fellow and MBA Candidate 2015
University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler Business School)

You’ve decided to take a big leap and apply to business school, and you’re wondering what you could be doing right now to prepare.

Here are three things you can start doing now to get a head start:

Take the GMAT.

The GMAT is an arduous process and the sooner you get started the better.

You may not do as well as you would like on the first try and want to take it again; the sooner you take it the more time you have to re-take if needed.

Start researching schools.

There are so many schools out there and now is a good time to start researching schools to whittle down your choices. You can also start visiting schools to get a feel about where you want to be.

Revise your resume.

You’ve accomplished a lot thus far and have been successful in your career. Now is the time to make certain your resume reflects your accomplishments and start looking at what you could be doing to boost your qualifications.

Set professional goals to fill in any gaps you see, so you can put your best foot forward when you submit your application.

Come fall you will have much more on your plate with essays, recommendations, interviews and the more you can do now to prepare, the better.

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