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MBAOver30 GMAT Quant Practice #4

June 13, 2013


It’s GMAT time for a lot of your right now. I’ve spoken with a number of you who are taking the exam in a few weeks. There are many more of you who will be taking it for the first (or second, or third) time within the next 1-2 months, depending on which round you […]

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MBAOver30 GMAT Quant Practice #3

June 4, 2013


Here’s GMAT Quant/Math Batch #3 from our friends at Target Test Prep . Throw these problems into your GMAT prep mix to increase your chance of breaking into scores of 680-750 and above. And don’t just go through the problem, really seek to understand the underlying rules and relationships that lead to a solution. Here you goes: […]

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MBAOver30 GMAT Quant Practice #2

May 31, 2013


You asked for it, and now you’ve got it. Our friends over at Target Test Prep have sent this year’s GMATTers two more juicy quant problems to chew on. Here’s to your 680-750+ next GMAT attempt! Here’s bath #2! PRACTICE PROBLEM 2A Jamshid can paint a fence in 50 percent less time than Taimour can […]

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MBAOver30 GMAT Quant Practice #1

May 29, 2013


In the past, several people have asked me to publish advice and help on the dreaded GMAT exam. When I was applying, I had zero time to offer this kind of help. Now, I am able to provide some occasional practice questions and solutions based on having slightly more time than I did before and […]

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The Laws of Getting In (to a Top Business School)

December 31, 2012


A Prophet I am Not Despite the nature of heavenly event #1 , heavenly event #2 and heavenly event #3 in my journey to an elite MBA, I’ll be the first to admit that I am no expert on the subject of getting into top business programs. In fact, the only true experts are the […]

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NO MORE Business School Applications!

December 24, 2012


Woooo-saaaaahhhh (And Happy Holidays)! So about a year ago, I plunked down $250 and took my first swing at the GMAT. I had made a 650 on a practice test without studying, and felt that I should be able to do about as well without too much trouble, then pump out a few essays to […]

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Waiting for MBA Admissions Results

November 27, 2012


Ok, so the Thanksgiving Turkey and fixings have all been eaten; and even if that were not the case, I wouldn’t have access to them anyway because all that stuff is back down south with my parents, but I digress. Around 3 weeks from now, the curtain will close on Round 1 of MBA admissions […]

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A Change in Plans

August 5, 2012


“When man makes plans, God laughs” As a compulsive planner, I’ve always taken issue with that statement; yet, it has proven to be the gospel time and time again. So, I was minding my own business last night while watching the swimming and women’s track and field finals of the London Olympics; I was also […]

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Getting My Boss’ Recommendation

August 3, 2012


**Tiger Woods Fist Pump** So it happened today–THE conversation with the boss. While I will admit that I did not have nearly as much to be fearful of as some bloggers that I’ve read about (for reasons that I will get to in a moment), ANY conversation with your boss about how and/or when you […]

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One MBA Essay Shy of Done (for now at least)

July 31, 2012


So, after several days of feverish button mashing and tedious edits, I’ve ended up being just one essay away from having all of my R1 non-consortium essays done. Of course, there will still be edits and iterations after what I have; however, each set of essays that I’ve completed thus far is solid enough where […]

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My July 2012 MBA Application Update

July 26, 2012


In just a few days, it’ll be August.  For many reasons, that is the month that things really begin to heat up in Top 20 MBA land. For starters, August is when the vast majority of people seem to be joining the app race. That is also the month during which every application that has […]

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ACT 3: FROM 590 TO THE GMAT 700 CLUB (Q47, V40, AWA6)

June 25, 2012


{{PROLOGUE}} I played classical saxophone for about 8 years between middle school and my first year of college. I also had the privilege of taking private lessons from Mr. Collins, who was hands down the best in my state at the time. His students consistently auditioned well enough to dominate all-county and all-state wind ensembles. […]

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Developing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

June 10, 2012


Naturally, I haven’t been in much of a writing mood lately since I have just a little more than 2 weeks left until I take a swing at the GMAT. I’ve reviewed all of the math that I intend to, including: OG (all math) OG quant supplement Manhatttan GMAT Number Properties Manhatttan GMAT Geometry Manhatttan […]

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ACT 2 – THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS: Less than 30 Days ‘Til the GMAT

May 27, 2012


I’ve always been a planner–literally addicted to times and dates. It’s the only way for a quasi-forgetful person like me to stay organized and on track. I’m also a person who loves projects; a tendency that can have me jumping from one to explore the novelty of the next if I’m not careful. Calendaring keeps […]

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MBA Fail-O-Phobia: A Sum of All Fears

May 16, 2012


You lose sleep over it. You sacrifice a normal social life as you scavenge the net because of it. You also re-read the same article at 10 times, hoping that your next read will reveal some golden nugget of rare wisdom that you haven’t noticed before. I call “it” MBA failophobia (n): the fear of not getting […]

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How I Totally Underestimated the MBA Admissions Process

May 14, 2012


When you’re in undergrad and your major is engineering, you’re taught two basic mantras: 1) Unless they are studying pharmacy or some variation of natural science–everyone’s major is exponentially easier than yours. 2) Especially the business majors. So for years, both during and after undergrad, I unwittingly subscribed to this insidious, elitist idea and accepted it […]

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