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Intern
Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.1
WE: Management Consulting (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 1

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10 Aug 2014, 00:01
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 02 May 2009
Posts: 84
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V42
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V37
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 14

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10 Aug 2014, 09:01
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Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 93
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 9

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12 Aug 2014, 19:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): 2014 MBA Health Care Conferences MBA health care conferences are an amazing opportunity to learn and network in the Health Sector. The latest topics on news articles and text books come alive and attendees are brought to the cutting edge. People who dedicate the time and energy to go to these events are also very passionate about the topic and are great to meet and talk with.I know that many fellow MBA students would like to attend a few of these conferences. But how many are out there, and when and where are they? I've always assumed that all the top MBA programs held a health care conference. I now share with you a comprehensive list of all the Top 20 MBA programs that have at least one annual student-run health care conference.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
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Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 93
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 9

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12 Aug 2014, 19:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Why I chose Duke Fuqua, Top 2 Reasons From a 2nd Year MBA Student 2 years ago, I was in the shoes of a prospective student trying to figure out which schools to apply to. It's difficult knowing beforehand how well a school fits your personality and career aspirations, because, well, you haven't been a student there yet. Interacting with current students and experiencing the classroom is helpful but oftentimes less objective. Here is a look at my reasons for choosing Duke Fuqua, with a focus on objective evidence. You may find my framework of looking for clues to be helpful for other schools as wellContinue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
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Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 93
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 27 [1] , given: 9

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13 Aug 2014, 19:00
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 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Duke MBA Healthcare Recruiting Because Duke University is located in Durham, NC, many folks are concerned about recruiting across the US. For example, the major hubs for pharma, such as Boston, New Jersey, and the Bay Area are far away. Fortunately the Health Sector Management (HSM) program at Fuqua has a solid relationship with many health care companies. Because of the strong reputation (and size) of the HSM program, the Duke MBA is a key target school for many companies in the health sector.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
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Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 93
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 9

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15 Aug 2014, 21:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Pharma MBA Commercial Roles This week, a reader had requested information on MBA roles in a pharma company. I thought it may be a good idea to write a blog post on this while the MBA summer internship is still fresh in my mind. I won't mention any companies in particular, and will keep this information as general as possible.This post will only focus on the commercial function as that is the only area where I have first-hand experience. While I put down pharma in the post title, it also applies to medical device companies for the most part. Alright, let's get started.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 93
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 9

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20 Aug 2014, 07:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Get Promoted: First Build Trust With Your Boss Learning about leadership is like being a detective. You're given bits and pieces by different leaders - clues, if you will. And then it's up to you to interpret those clues and create a story of what leadership actually is. I had a conversation with a senior executive and he told me one of the trademarks of a rising leader is when your bosses aren't in the room, they still trust that you will take the team further to achieve their vision.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 93
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 9

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24 Aug 2014, 06:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Leadership Development: Finding the Time to Reflect The best thing about leaving your job and doing the MBA is that it gives you two years to pause and reflect. As a bonus, the MBA summer internship is like leadership learning on steroids.During the internship, students have a lot of time to engage with senior leaders through one-on-ones. You work on a team and do projects, thus acquiring learnings. Then you discuss these learnings during engagement with senior leadership, and reflect.This cycle of learning and reflection in such a short amount time is incredibly powerful and hard to find outside of an MBA program.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 02 May 2009
Posts: 84
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V42
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V37
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 14

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24 Aug 2014, 17:01
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors

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Intern
Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.1
WE: Management Consulting (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 1

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25 Aug 2014, 16:01
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
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Affiliations: AS - Gold, HH-Diamond
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 14244
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
Followers: 3656

Kudos [?]: 22440 [0], given: 4451

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25 Aug 2014, 20:51
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Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 93
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 9

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27 Aug 2014, 18:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Leading Effective Meetings for MBAs During the MBA summer internship, you'll spend a lot of time in meetings. If you're an MBA student, you may be wondering why you have so many team projects at school. They are there to prepare you for your future function in the internship and after graduation. In my internship, I've had days where I had back-to-back meetings all day. That's a very common situation in Corporate America.While we had a lot of meetings at during the first year of my MBA, I was still not mentally prepared for how frequent and how important meetings were for making decisions until my summer internship.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Intern
Joined: 10 Dec 2013
Posts: 40
Schools: Rotman '16 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

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27 Aug 2014, 23:01
 FROM uwengdori - Current Student: Yum First day of orientation.While I try to watch my diet and food intake, I just can’t say no to chocolate cookies!Started the orientation with a cup of black coffee, healthy chicken lunch, finished with some almonds and chocolate cookies. It also means more jogging this week to burn it off
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Intern
Joined: 10 Dec 2013
Posts: 40
Schools: Rotman '16 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

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27 Aug 2014, 23:01
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
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Joined: 25 Jun 2012
Posts: 382
Concentration: General Management
Followers: 50

Kudos [?]: 198 [0], given: 13

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29 Aug 2014, 18:00
 FROM Defying Gravity - The MBA Journey: Week 1 at HBS I just finished my first week as a Harvard Business School MBA candidate!... Wow, that feels pretty cool to say.This week was a mix of every humanly possible emotion. I began the week with extreme excitement and a bit of anxiety, wondering what this adventure would hold. At 7am on Monday morning, we were given our section assignments. Sections are a defining aspect of the HBS experience, and how the program is able to feel close-knit and intimate, in spite of the fact that there are 900+ first year students. Each student is assigned to a section of about 90 people. We will stay in the same section for the entire year, taking all of our courses with the same group of people. We stay in the same room for all of our classes, while our professors rotate.In addition to the sections, we are also all assigned to discussion groups of 6 people. The discussion groups are a cross-sectional mix. We meet every morning at 8am to discuss the cases for the day. The discussion groups are essentially a microcosm of the section experience, as they are composed of a diverse mix of students with varied experiences and backgrounds. By meeting daily with this small group, I've already been able to form bonds, which I'm sure will only deepen as the semester progresses.Overall, I had a great week, but holy cow, I'm beyond tired. I was up until around midnight last night preparing cases for today's classes. The workload is pretty intense. That's why it's Friday night, and while many of my classmates are going out, I'm excited to relax in my on-campus apartment, watch mindless television, and go to bed early.Goodnight.
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Joined: 10 Dec 2013
Posts: 40
Schools: Rotman '16 (M)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 0

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29 Aug 2014, 22:01
 FROM uwengdori - Current Student: https://joshatrotman.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/rotman-logo.jpg
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Schools: Rotman '16 (M)
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29 Aug 2014, 23:01
 FROM uwengdori - Current Student: Win a trip to Rotman open house weekend! Such a great opportunity especially for international students who want to learn and visit Rotman in person!Click for more details here.Deadline: Sept. 14, 2014, 11:59PM EST (Eastern)
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
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Joined: 25 Jun 2012
Posts: 382
Concentration: General Management
Followers: 50

Kudos [?]: 198 [0], given: 13

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Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
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30 Aug 2014, 20:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Non-traditional MBA Skills, a Hidden Asset During my internship I had the opportunity to attend an all-employee meeting. The CEO spoke for about half an hour, then something unexpected happened. The Chief Scientific Officer stood up to explain something research related and I heard a familiar yet almost foreign language.Barely anything scientific entered my ears in my one year of business school and during my time as a commercial MBA intern. This is the first time after business school that I truly felt my science background was actually an asset that I could leverage in the future.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
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06 Sep 2014, 07:01
 FROM Defying Gravity - The MBA Journey: #LifeAtHBS The admissions team is running a social media campaign called "Life at HBS." Based on feedback from prior years, it seems that applicants are really interested in what life is really like at HBS. They've asked us current students to use the hashtag #LifeAtHBS on many of our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc posts. So, if you haven't already checked it out, it'll give you something to do after you submit your application and are looking for a distraction for the next 3 weeks until interview invites are released (I wish they had this when I applied!).In the spirit of that campaign, I'm writing more about my life at HBS. Here are a couple of basics:All first year students (known as RCs), take 6 classes the first semester:TOM: Technology Operations Management: This is basically an operations classFRC: Financial Reporting and Control: This is an accounting class, but HBS likes to use fancy namesLEAD: This is a class on leadership and is often cited by alums as one of the most important classes they tookMKT: Marketing: This name is pretty straightforwardFIN: Finance: We won't officially start our finance classes until next weekFIELD: This is a three-part course that spans the entire first year. In Field 1, the focus is on interpersonal dynamics and teamwork. In FIELD 2, we'll all travel to developing countries to consult on a good or service for a company. Lastly, in FIELD 3, we'll work in small teams and get a couple thousand dollars from HBS to launch a start-up.We're typically in class from around 8am-3pm, followed by activities, events, speakers, meetings with professors, and review sessions. Then, we spend a few hours each evening preparing for the following day's cases. Amidst all of that, we often have group dinners or go out for drinks. There are also multiple campus parties each week. All-in-all, we are often sleep-deprived, but the experience has been pretty freakin' amazing.
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors

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