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Thomas Cook wing scholarship for GMAT applying abroad

Thomas cook announces a scholarship programme for Indian students wanting to go to abroad for higher studies: The Thomas Cook wings scholarship.

Now here’s what you need to do:

  1. write a 2 page SOP
  2. Mail it to uspecial@in.thomascook.in

And how it’ll be done?

Students will have to write a 2 page Statement of Purpose (SOP) and either mail it to uspecial@in.thomascook.in or submit it at any Thomas Cook Branch in their city by 30th September 2010. Refer to their official website to locate branch near you; or simply call 18002099100.

I know it’s bit stale news but not too late, you can still apply! There’s plenty of time & I hope you already have rehearsed good SOP. For questions, queries and discussion please visit the Facebook page of Thomas Cook U-Special.

Out of all the received entries, 10 best SOP’s will be shortlisted and those students will be awarded a scholarship worth upto Rs. 35,000/- each. There is also a newly introduced special VISA assistance for students that offers them a smooth travel Experience, catered by Thomas Cook.

GMAT promo codes, voucher. Whats the fuss?

There’s been a lot of discussion about GMAT vouchers & promotional codes. Everyone seems to be clueless, no one exactly knows what’s this all about, nor they’re getting proper information from the internet. But if it’s on official GMAT website then codes has to be there (somewhere floating around or only for some exclusive bunch of people). The reason for lack of information around the world wide web is this is a recent phenomena. It was not present earlier. Hence the post. 🙂

What is GMAT promotional code & gift voucher?

and where can I get it? How can I get it?

While registering a GMAT date at MBA.com, when you check payment options you’d find two boxes at the bottom of the screen appear for GMAT promotional code & GMAT voucher.

1.] GMAT gift voucher can be obtained from your university’s financial aid office. You need to express your financial need & provide relevant documents to support what you claim. It’s your financial aid office that decides whether to avail the voucher for you or not. hmm did you mean GMAT fee waiver? [download GMAT Fee waiver programme doc. for more info click ref. GMAC]

GMAT voucher code is available & valid for selected nations or regions. (I’m not sure whether it’s available outside United States…but definitely not valid in EU & Japan) d

Update: You can buy GMAT gift voucher for someone (or for yourself). Once bought, it’ll be valid for 5 years. You cannot claim a refund if you’ve already booked a date and paid exam fees. Please note the published date of the article. (April 2009).

2.] Secondly about GMAT promo code (promotional codes) these are nowhere to be seen. In my theory, if a certain company has partnered with GMAC to offer GMAT promotional code or discount, it should promote the promotional codes well; it should advertise the promotional codes in order to leverage the benefits of the partnership (or whatever.) So, to conclude I dont think there are any promotional codes out there (you do study Critical reasoning, dont you 😉 ). It’s may be the feature added (by web designer) they never used. (I vaguely remember that Kaplan might have such promo codes for their GMAT classes which costs thousands of dollars.)

But it’s a great feature to introduce. If GMAC hasn’t thought of use it yet, they should seriously think about it.

We, at Beat The GMAT, perhaps can use this promo codes for GMAT scholarship winners. I think it’s lot more safer, convenient and direct option to offer GMAT exam fees to winners than giving them ‘e-cash’ through paypal.

PS: [update]  & guess what? I’ve figured out way to avail the GMAT voucher! Yes, apply for BeatTheGMAT scholarship and get GMAT gift voucher for free!

GMAT local, GMAT events near you.

Introducing GMAT study resources respective to your local area, event happening where you live.

Beat The GMAT has recently launched three features related to your regional/city specific GMAT needs.

  1. Directory of free GMAT events

  2. Directory of GMAT coaching classes near you (in your city)

  3. Directory of city threads of local study group

Let me talk about it in detail,

The live GMAT events are mostly (I am most certain that they are free) available for free, maybe a trial class or a free workshop hosted by big GMAT coaching institute or MBA admission consultant. Take a sneek-peek of a sample description of live events at North River Chicago by ManhattanGMAT. Then there’s region wise classification of GMAT classes (read: point no. 2). See, for example GMAT test prep courses abailable at NYC New York city.

You will notice that the first two links/points are only available for US of America. However, in future it would show events across the globe. We’ve seen overwhelming response to our Lets meet up forum & thus to make this easier for our members searching for the local study group, I’ve created a directory of city threads. Check out the thread, you’ll be surprised we’ve covered more than 70 regions (& still counting). People have formed study group and I think, they meet occassionally to discussi GMATF strategies and their MBA admission blues.

Exciting isn’t it? 🙂 So what are you waiting for? Find your regional thread for meet ups and more.