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INSEAD has always been my dream and i hope to start off with a 15 day plan to my effort to write GMAT on 18th March. I am aiming at a 700+ score and i believe i should get to my dream on the very first attempt. I started with the OG and my going is alrite for now. I will post my experiences as i go.
Many people who want to study alone have taken the GMAX Online course and found it to be their most useful tool. It is a shame to waste the questions in the OG10 before you actually learn the material beforehand.
Regards and good luck,
I appreciate your advice and i agree that it might be good for a GMAX online course. But I have taken the GMAT before and i have been doing the base study for quite some time now. Last Year i was about to give the GMAT before i had to cancel it for unforeseen reasons. I am preparing myself now on a tight schedule and the going seems to be alrite for now. I am an engineer and i feel that Quants section holds no fears for me. I am trying to beef up my Verbal skills right now. Anyway thanks for the advice and i hope that my way of preparation holds good.
I joined gmat club few days back and have across this thread recently. I hereby take this oppurtunity to introduce my self.
I have complete my engineering and am working as a software consultant past 4 years. I want to raise my bar and get into strategic position and thats where MBA comes into picture. Hopefully things will go as per my plans here after now that I have finally started the preparation.
Past few days I have been visiting different forums on gmat club. I am more than delighted to find answers to most of my questions here. Hatsoff to all moderators and contributors for maintaining the informative and not to forget exhaustive portal. I will try my best to keep contributing to this.
I just found GMATClub today as I was searching for advice on what questions to ask, whom to see, etc. on an up-coming campus visit. I haven't (yet, I hope) found that info, but I'm loving this forum already. Herewith, my introduction:
My name is Shauna. In May, 2005 I received my BS in Geology (Marine Science concentration) and in December, 2005, I received my 2nd BS in Multidisciplinary Studies (International Relations in a Historical Context). For the past 5 years I have been working as the Imports Manager & Wine Buyer for a wine company. That has been a great gig since I get to use my 6 foreign languages (well, not the Russian so much, but...)
Let's see... I took my GMAT last October. With only 4 weeks to prepare (with a full-time class load and job schedule to work around), I went the self-study route. Using Princeton Review's 'Cracking the GMAT', Kaplan's GMAT Premier and the Official Guide I managed to score a 710 (Q45, V41, AWA 6.0).
I've been accepted at all of the schools to which I applied, but will probably be attending Thunderbird - and learning to speak Mandarin Chinese - come August.
Good luck to everyone still preparing for the GMAT, applying to schools or waiting to hear back.
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Hi Friends. I have joined back this forum after almost 1 and half year. Took sometime to change my job and role. It was great to be an active member of this forum, though my first attempt on GMAT failed miserably. I scored way below my expectations. Now I want to practice more and achieve my target of 700 plus. I can never forget all the help and inspiration I got from this forum. I am sure this time I will make it happen.
I am an Indian currently residing in the US. I came to know about this website thru a friend and i already feel as if i am hooked on to it ..
It's a good means of communication .. I can see lot of members helping each other with different queries .. Thats hould take them a long way ..
well, let me tell something about mysely .. Have done my Bachelors in accounting and Masters in Human Resources from India .. Worked with ICICI for 6 mths .. I am planning on doing MBA in HR from SFSU .. Anyone out there who knows something about this school .. ???
As i am half way thru my GMAT prep . My main areas of weakness are RC & CR .. Anyone has got a few tips to tackle these topics ?? Well thats it from me .. Awaiting everyones reply ..
What a wonderful site! and What a Luck ! that I came across this site and gone thru hundreds of postings in various forums such as share the GMAT experience, PhD in Business, etc.
A bit of me. I am 36+ male from India, aspiring to PhD in Finance. Already an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (in India, a B-School which is most difficult in the world, to get in), FRM, and other professional designations; years of experience in industry and teaching, including the one in the TOP3, in India, I want to move into Research.
You guys are doing wonderful guiding, inspiring and providing a learning forum to so many of us who are going to take GMAT.
I took gmat way back in 1991 and the score was very low, around 580. Needless to say, I need to take it again and get above 700 to make it to some decent school.
I am sure I want to learn a lot from the young and old (veterans in GMAT) alike. They say if there is a will there is a way, or shall I say the GMATClub Way.
Hi this is Avinash here, I have been working for past 5.5 years at various places in the esteemed Indian IT Industry. The Thought of pursuing an MBA has been there in my conscious for a while now. My dream turned into a Nightmare, when I scored a miniscule 500 ( Q 43 V 18) in my first attempt @ GMAT(early this year). In the hindsight, I see that I did not put in a lot of effort I had only worked on the Princeton Review book and that too for less than a month.
Nonetheless, this score has shook me up totally, I justed laid-off my plans for a couple of months. I am back and with a resolve to score nothing less that 700. I have been going through the discussion forum for couple f days and I see that people have done it in the past.. I am sure I can...... I hope we can all work together towards our goal.
Welcome all, this forum is one of the best places to learn & help others learn.
Those who have taken the tests & couldn't do well...do not despair! Do not give up! The best way to learn, is to participate in the discussion, post your views/method of solving problems (Quant/Verbal), ask others about their methods. We all are here to improve.
I have a Masters degree and 3.5 yrs of engg experience. I have just started my GMAT preparation. I am planing to do a part time MBA in the chicago area. I look forward to sharing GMAT preparation tips, Essay and apps strategies with the group.
My name is Brett. I am a recovering GMAT taker. My problem began 6 years ago when I though about going to Grad school. I put it off and kept working, got married, etc. I am now 36 years old and have finally got off my kiester in part due to the urgings of my wife. I have been a working professional for over 10 years and need a change.
I have a pretty good life and currently make 70K a year as a Design and Engineering Manager, but in a dead-end job. Over and over I see how our company makes mistakes and am powerless to change it. My goal is to get an MBA with a Product Innovation/Product Manager emphasis. Obviously, this limits my school choices but they are out there.
I am really looking forward to doing something else, somewhere else! _________________
My name is Abu Naser Jaman. I am a clinical Data Analyst in Georgetown Univserity, Washington DC. I graduated last year and i have one and half years of experience in information technology. I will sit for GMAT on june,2006. I will go for part time. Everyone pray for me so that i can do well in GMAT. Take care all of you guys.
Hi! I had read about this club last year. Somehow, I forgot about the club, and got lost in GMAT preparation Scored low in GMAT, got drained out badly, now I am back. This time around I want to make it. I am spending more time in going through the posts in this club. Its helping a lot in planning my strategy for the GMAT. Interestingly, I realized that I am not alone in making mistakes If not for my mistakes, I would not have given serious thought to my goals. All the best to you all!