Ethan Postrel, Rollins College Crummer School of Business, Class of 2015

Mar 25, 2015
Tags: b-school, GMAT exam, military

"I was an active duty officer in the Coast Guard."

Ethan Postrel

Dream career: Business Executive 

Why Business School? To aid in my transition from the military to the private sector 

Best GMAT study tip? Go through the entire GMAT Prep software program. 

My three post-graduation goals:
1. Get a good job in the private sector
2. Eventually become an executive
3. Stay connected with my school 

Before business school, I was: An active duty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard 

When I’m not in class, you’ll find me: Working, studying, and spending time with my wife 

Advice for anyone thinking about b-school? Visit your potential schools ahead of time, talk to the admissions staff, and sit in on a class. 

My remedy for pre-test nerves: Study well, but remember that you’ve probably always been nervous for tests, then probably always done just fine. 

On the day before your exam, you should: Brush up a little on the material, then get a good night’s sleep.

Using GMATPrep Software to Create a Study Plan

"I downloaded the free GMATPrep software and was able to use the practice exams to study for the GMAT."

From Military to MBA

"I had a little bit of work experience, and leadership experience in the Coast Guard, but not much actual business specific experience. I knew in order to be competitive, I needed a little something more. So I decided to got to business school."