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GMAT - what else are you getting out of GMAT?

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GMAT - what else are you getting out of GMAT? [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2010, 11:33
Hi GMAT members,

Its been almost one year I am introduced to the GMATClub. Love it! I have given GMAT once in Jan 2010, and working on a second one in Feb 2011. Studying for GMAT over 1.5 years now.

About me: weirdo, greenbee, love books, and believe in beauty with brains. GMAT has been a struggle for me, esp Quant...you read it right Quant ! Verbal is decent.
All of us out on this club or any other clubs slog our a** to get the score of our dream; few cross the 700 barrier.
We put in hours over the week, after 8-10 hours of office. Hours on the weekend, missing our favorite shows and/or Sunday NFL games (Brett Favre, love ya!).
Seclude oneself, sacrifice fun times with family and friends. Eat less so that we don't sleep because of the carbs (the day I eat rice, I can't keep my eyes open). Try to read during office hours, even if your manager and coworkers are..what the hell is he/she doing !!!!!! No shopping, no cleaning, no vacation, no holidays, ...everything made to a stop.
Sacrifice sacrifice sacrifice and sacrifice....unlimited. Some students make it sound like a cakewalk; they cross the 650 barrier easily vs. some struggle to cross the 500/600 barrier.
I agree, all this to get into top 10 B-schools, hey but are you looking for anything else out of this long term commitment and struggle????

I am writing a blog and would like to know if anyone else in this GMAT world, is looking for anything more out of GMAT other than just the given; admit into B-school; career change; equity analyst/IB/strategic mgmt/finance.

If you could take a minute and just answer in few words will be greatly thanked and appreciated.
- Yes - I am taking GMAT just to get into business school
- No - I am looking for more out of GMAT, and that is.......

Of course after a few posts I will tell you guys why I raised this question.
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Re: GMAT - what else are you getting out of GMAT? [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2011, 06:46
Hi bb,

I will begin by thanking you first for starting this forum. Through this forum I understand English and Math in a different way (the way in which this blends in every day life, important in every day life), and hurts to realize I missed studying all the basics in my school days.

If I am ever recruited by a company for my GMAT (if I do well/bad), I will not accept the job. This is not attitude. GMAT should not gauge who I am or what I am. I have met many different people who are exceptional in Quant and Verbal, but miss the basic values in life.

I have had a very troubled childhood. My mother even to this day sleeps in scare. The physical abuse my mother has gone through (and still is going through) had/has affected me in a way that I never took studies seriously until I came to US.
I came to US only to save my mother. After coming here I realized how much I have missed, and now it's been 5+ years I am working hard to re-live my school days.
I am using GMAT to educate myself in English and Math basics. This is what I am getting through GMAT! I have this thirst for knowledge. When I see educated people, I am in a way jealous of them.

GMAT is a way for me to get the basics. Life has taught me lot of lessons. I don't know the meaning of "giving-up". I don't know what my score is going to be the second time.

The reason I started this discussion just to hear if anyone has a similar story like me. If anyone is using the GMAT for something more than just a score, just a means to better life......if anyone is re-living their school days in this forum or through GMAT.

I hope the best for GMATClub.
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Re: GMAT - what else are you getting out of GMAT?   [#permalink] 05 Jan 2011, 06:46
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