Today’s business world provides countless opportunities to establish, change, or grow a career. If you add the vast directions today’s business world provides, you have unlimited career options you can choose to pursue.

To help professionals navigate this complex world of career development, we created Calling All Optimists, a curated collection of tools, resources, and inspiration to help career seekers find their best next step. Our information is intended to spark career-related exploration and provide relevant data to help professionals weigh their options and make career decisions a little bit easier. Whether those decisions include finding the right industry or financial area, or advancing or changing an existing career, we hope to provide professionals with the information they are seeking.

Calling All Optimists is supported by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a mission-driven association of leading graduate business schools worldwide. GMAC provides world-class market intelligence, professional development opportunities, and premier admissions assessments, among other tools and resources.

As part of the GMAC family, we believe that optimism, combined with the right graduate education, can take you anywhere. The right program can help you reach new career heights or build a whole new career, increase your earning potential, improve your network, and the list goes on. If you are looking to answer questions about grad school specifically, or if you’ve already started your program search, GMAC has other resources that can help you with your graduate education journey. Check them out below.

BusinessBecause is a trusted source of information and inspiration for business school applicants, inspiring and informing their business school decisions. Whether you’re considering an MBA, EMBA, or master’s degree, on BusinessBecause you can keep up to date with the latest business school news—rankings, reports, and the rest; uncover the personal stories of business school students and grads; get practical resources and guidance to help your business school application, including advice on GMAT and GRE prep; compare business schools; and find out what the top business schools—and employers—are looking for. You can also check out our weekly Applicant Question feature, our monthly Applicant Bulletin, and our podcast: The Business School Question. is the Graduate Management Admission Council’s flagship portal for prospective graduate business students to engage with business and management education resources and information. Prospective students can:

  • Search for and connect with more than 7,000 graduate business school programs through the Program Finder tool
  • Connect directly with graduate business and management schools by signing up for the Graduate Management Admission Search Service (GMASS)
  • Register to attend recruiting and informational events posted by graduate business schools using the Events tool
  • Learn about, prepare for, and register to take GMAC Assessments including the GMAT exam, the most widely used graduate business school assessment.

Since 1993, The MBA Tour has been working to narrow the connectivity gap between candidates and business schools by providing dedicated forums that bring institutions and students together for personal engagement. The MBA Tour hosts more than 60 business education events each year across 6 continents and connects candidates with business schools from North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America.