Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 31 Mar 2015, 21:53


GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance


we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

How much did you have figured out?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Joined: 06 Jan 2008
Posts: 218
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 1

How much did you have figured out? [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2008, 17:39
I took the GMAT in late January, scored a 680, and was split 39Q/42V. I went through an investment bank finance training first year out of PSU, and have worked in corporate treasury for 3 years for a mid-cap multi national manufacturing company in PA since. (Didn't like the banking culture).

I'm likely moving to Chicago at the year, so will really be focusing on Northwestern and University of Chicago.

I'm having a hard time really pulling together my thesis for my application. I doubt that all successful MBA applicants know exactly where they want to be in 10 years, and exactly what they want out of their Business school experience, but it really seems as if that kind of "plan" is what we are being asked to provide in essays, profiles, etc. Meanwhile, my mentors who have MBAs laud the transformational aspect the top programs. My strongest convictions about life and career are that we never know what is coming next, and the uncertainty is where the fun comes from.

Focus: How important do you think it is to be "the man with the plan" during your apps and essays? I'm going to apply no matter what, but can't tell if this trait is a critical flaw that I should try to avoid in my profile, or an aspect to my identity that I should explore in my application.... Quite the conundrum, eh?

Also as a bonus, would you consider my GMAT scores competitive for Northwestern and University of Chicago? as of now, I am planning on retesting, because I know I underperformed to my potential on the quant section.

Thanks for your advice!
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesVeritas Prep GMAT Discount Codes
How much did you have figured out?   [#permalink] 20 Feb 2008, 17:39
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
3 Experts publish their posts in the topic How much weight did you gain/lose over application season? milias 18 17 Jan 2010, 11:48
How much $$$ did/will this application season cost you? domtri33 39 10 Feb 2009, 13:11
7 Experts publish their posts in the topic Personal: How much did you save before pursuing your MBA? dominion 34 31 Jul 2008, 22:06
How much did you improve your last 3 weeks of prep? MeddlingKid 6 29 Apr 2008, 06:45
How much studying did you do the last 4 days? zakk 5 05 Sep 2007, 21:29
Display posts from previous: Sort by

How much did you have figured out?

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.