Calling all Entrepreneurs

Interested in learning what it takes to get into the business program of your choice or simply looking to take the GMAT and want to discuss best practices to prep? The Graduate Management Admission Council, which owns the GMAT exam, is bringing together more than 65 of the best business schools from around the world for a virtual online fair.

The fair is FREE to attend, and students will have the opportunity to ask questions of admissions staff over live chat or webcam, learn about the various programs at these institutions, and hear from current students and alumni in real time.

"Our goal is to connect the talent and aspiration of these students with the education and career opportunities represented by these schools. The Official GMATCH online fair is an innovative way to bring those interested in an MBA degree or other graduate management program together with representatives from top schools and to demonstrate the GMAT's role as a first step in making these connections," said Pepe Carreras, vice president of marketing operations for the Graduate Management Admission Council, the non-profit association of the world's leading schools of business and management.

GMAC offers five tips for prospective students attending the GMATCH online fair; check them out and register for the event here.

At a time when it’s difficult to secure a steady jobs, seeking entrepreneurial opportunities is a smart move in the veteran community. In fact, recent statistics from various organizations reveal that veteran entrepreneurship is on the rise, with 13.2% of veterans being self-employed - nearly a whole point higher than for non-veterans.

We are natural leaders and entrepreneurs in transition from service, with the skills and toolbox needed to succeed in various industries. Business schools and similar programs can give us the honing skills to turn that toolbox into a rolling tool chest.

Ryan Weemer is a USMC Iraq war veteran and the Education Case Manager for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA).