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Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt

Welcome to the weekly newseltter from Merchant GMAT. If you do not receive this email and want it in your inbox every week then simply go to the homepage and fill out this form at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

This week we seek the best tips and advice about the GMAT and the MBA from former students. Those people who have been there, done it and got the t-shirt.

We start with our recent interview with Merchant Alumni Alejandro Echevarri. He is a huge advocate of seeking advice from people who had been through the GMAT process and the MBA, and is not the only member of the MBA community covered in this newsletter to talk about the importance of networking (the topic of last weeks newsletter).

After that we have Drew and Virgil via YouTube, who give us a very funny and informative video about what they learned from their first year doing their MBAs.

Next our friends over at give us the results of a survey they carried out with recent MBA graduates and concentrate it into 13 tips to succeed in a top MBA program.

Finally we have GMAT tips from three MBA students who got 700+ from Imperial College London in the UK.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

From one Student to Another: Alejandro’s top tips for MBA success

Our past Merchant students are here to share their experiences and guide you along your way! With that in mind… meet one of our incredible Merchant Alumni, Alejandro Echevarri! Read more here.

Drew & Virgil: 5 Tips to Survive and Succeed your MBA First Year

The first year of your MBA program or any graduate school program can be grueling and defeating, but it doesn’t have to be. We give you five tips to make the most out of your first year! Read more here.

13 Tips From MBA Students On How To Succeed In A Top-Tier Program

To better understand how to hit the ground running and to make sure you maximize success in your MBA program, our friends at turned to recent and current students of top-tier MBA programs for advice. Read more here.

Imperial College London: GMAT tips and tricks from Full-Time MBA students

Three students from Imperial College London in the Full-Time MBA cohort, who scored 700+ on their GMAT, list the tips and tricks that helped them crack a good score. Read more here.

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Tim Jackson

Director of Student Success

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