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 [#permalink] New post 30 May 2006, 15:49
I'm from the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean and now reside in Los Angeles , CA. Work for a major E-commerce company and have just taken my GMAT, high 600s with verbal and Quant around the same.

Hoping to get i nto a program that has a strong Asia focus.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2006, 03:46
Hi!
I'm from Moscow, Russia. I have a specialist degree in International Economic Relations (it's above Bachelor's but below Master's) from one of the most well known Russian Universities, which I have finished with a Cum Laude diploma. I have a working experience of six full years of which 3.5 in a major multinationl company.
I'm going to take my first GMAT in a week (after approximately five months of sporadic preparations) and I need >700 cause my aspiration is to be admitted in one of the Top-10 US b-schools :))))
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2006, 20:13
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starting over!! [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2006, 12:17
I found this club today, when I was ordering more GMAT study guides from Amazon. I just took the GMAT last Friday and I did not do very well (I'll leave it at that). Any who, I was starting to run out of ideas for study tips and even starting to talk myself into my plan "C" school that my score is good enough for, but after reading some of the success stories posted it has given me the hope and motivation to begin the dread process again. I want plan "A" school. :lol:

Thanks!!

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2006, 10:47
Hi everyone,

I've been participating in the forum for the last 20-25 days or so, but hadn't intro'd myself.

I'm a 33 year old engineer, currently in the US but am an Indian IT professional (*sniff*). I have over 10 years of experience, and some of it is pretty decent. I'm planning to get into a 1 year course - the choices are INSEAD, IMD, ISB or probably Judge-Cambridge. Since I already have significant experience, even at leadership levels, my motivation for MBA is not really to change my work field but to leverage on what I already have.

I plan to give GMAT around last week of August (2006), with about 2 1/2 months of prep. Will that be sufficient? I don't know! But I need to do the exam by then to meet some of the application deadlines. I hope I'll hit a 700...I really wish I do! :)

My trademarks in study are - I make an awful lot of silly mistakes in quant, so I'm now focusing on eliminating them.

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My intro [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2006, 14:18
Hi,

I have been reading your forums for a while but never "officially" joined.

I have worked for the last two years at various law firms, first as a paralegal then as 80% marketing director/20% paralegal. I will be relocating to CA this year to work as a COO at my family's business for a year while I apply to B-schools. Don't laugh about the family business part... it actually will be more gruelling than my current work here since I need to turn them into two separate corporations, then there's all the remodeling that needs to be done due to CA's strict environmental laws that recently made all of our equipments out of date, hiring a new accountant, etc. I figure this experience would give me an edge with the B-schools.

I graduated from a top 5 liberal arts college in the US with my bachelors in Political Science and Studio Art. I've had numerous interesting jobs while in college, including at various city governments and national television station.

I am torn between accounting and entrepreneurship/general management. I will most likely apply to the accounting programs at Northeastern in Boston and UT-Austin, then apply to UCBerkeley, UCDavis, UCSanDiego, Georgetown, UVA, and University of San Diego for e/gm.

BTW.. I am an Asian-American female with South Korean citizenship (my family moved here when I was ten). Any feedback you guys could give on everything and anything would be greatly appreciated.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2006, 19:24
Hi,

My name is Elaine. I am from Cleveland Ohio. I am an accountant for a health insurance company. I graduated with an accounting bachelors
degree from Lake Erie College. I am attemping to get into the University of Akron. I just took my GMAT on July 1st and received a terrible 340. I need to get that score to 540.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2006, 05:07
Welcome aboard friends :) :wave

Don't wait, just jump into the forums with your doubts/questions, make use of the opportunity. There is no better time than now!

We all wish you all the very best :good
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Hi Everyone [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2006, 14:00
My name is Amy and I am 28 years old, 6 years out of undergrad (UC San Diego, History major). I went to law school for a year, didn't do well, and basically left because it wasn't quite what I wanted to do anyway. I currently live in the NYC area, working in Finance on the admin side, want to switch over to where the deals are happening as soon as possible. My objective is to get into Stern, in the PT program (who isn't out here), for Fall 2007.

Thanks so much for having this website. Someone basically said the 2006 Kaplan Premier book sucked on Amazon.com, then referred to this site, and I just HAD to click on the link to find out what the deal is.

Actually, I was about to enroll in Kaplan ($999 with my "corporate discount," though I don't think it's that much of a discount), quite literally, this past week... but had hesitation because I had previously done BOTH Kaplan and TPR for my LSAT preparation and was not totally convinced they really helped me in the way I needed.

Anyway, thanks again everyone for what seems to be THE SOLUTION to studying for the GMATs. I am browsing through all the posts, am a bit overwhelmed, but believe that with a couple months' worth of time, effort, and energy in this bad boy I will conquer it as many of you already have.
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My name is Kevin Armstrong, from Canada. I´m the GMAT instructor at Kaplan Spain. I did the GMAT exam 17 years ago (780) and I like making up new quant. questions using the concepts tested in the OGs as a base. I'm glad so many of you are willing to try non OG questions in addition to OG questions. The ones you'll get in the exam will likely not be the same as those in the OGs!
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2006, 19:23
kevincan wrote:
My name is Kevin Armstrong, from Canada. I´m the GMAT instructor at Kaplan Spain. I did the GMAT exam 17 years ago (780) and I like making up new quant. questions using the concepts tested in the OGs as a base. I'm glad so many of you are willing to try non OG questions in addition to OG questions. The ones you'll get in the exam will likely not be the same as those in the OGs!


780 17 years ago. thats awsome. you are postingsome excellent qt. questions. expect some important tips on qt and verbal as well.

welcome!!!
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Introduction [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2006, 00:50
hello everyone best of luck to all

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Helloo! [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2006, 18:33
Hey guys,
Well, this will be my third time taking the GMAT. My first was last Oct with a measly 510; my second was Feb with a suical 450. Third times a charm, right? I am aiming for mid-700s, as my work expererience is lacking and the admin director at Notre Dame suggests a high score to compensate. My study plan consists of 5hrs/ day using PR, Kaplan, and OG 11th. Ryhme is definitely an inspiration!! I am considering taking the Manhattan course.
Good night, and good luck!

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Hello everyone [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2006, 07:37
Hello everyone

I am new to this site. I would like to introduce myself to you all.

I started preparing for GMAT 3 weeks ago. I have about 12 years experience, I am 33 years old. I am looking to take the GMAT in the next 2 to 3 months. I am confused as to whether it makes sense for me to do MBA or not. I make descent amount of money and don't know if it makes sense to forgo 2 years salary and spend another 100 K for MBA fees and living expenses. But in any case I want to take the GMAT and have my options open. May be look at the possibility of my company sponsoring the fees.

I am using the following books for now:
Princeton review
Kaplan review
OG - 11th edition

My math skills are descent. I get about 75 to 80% correct on problem solving and data sufficiency. My verbal is not so good. Sentence correction 50%, critical reasoning - 70% and RC - 50%.

I goal is to get 700 in GMAT and join one of the top 5 business schools. I am not so sure if I will be able to score 700 with my skills but I am going to try.

Based on my marks which I have outlined above, do you guys think that I can make 700 or do you think it is not acheivable?

One thing I noticed in sentence correction is, if I chose 2 answers for each question, I see that I get the answers for almost all the SC questions. Which I am thinking means that I am close to getting it right, but need to improve to get the answers correct but I am not too far away. What do you guys think?

I have also ordered the Manhattan sc, rc and cr books. I will keep you guys posted.

Thanks

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Welcome Rnachloo! [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2006, 22:23
Welcome Rnachloo!

I think you will find this site very helpful. There’s a section called Ask Hjort where he’d evaluate your profile, very cool! As to pursuing the MBA, I think a solid place to start would be to know why you want one. How would it affect your life? I guess the most obvious answer would be more money, but would the MBA be more beneficial than the work experience in that aspect? When going into anything I think you need to build a concise (personal) desire. As it turns out, you and I are using the same study tools! I plan to take the GMAT in Oct. My previous scores were weak (to be modest), nevertheless I am confident that I will reach my goal! I am constantly referring to Rhyme’s success story and sg8899 (he went from 500 to 700, Whoa!). It can be done!! Another thing you’ll find is the incredible amount of support and encouragement in the forums. Nothing is out of reach!! Best of luck and hope to see you around!

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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2006, 16:54
Hi Everyone,

I thought I'd introduce myself. I have been following this board for some time now, but I just started participating in some of the the question discussions. I'm scheduled to take the GMAT on 8/9 and I've been studying for about a month now.

I currently run my own business, and I have been doing so for about 4 years now. Prior to starting my own business I received a JD from a top 5 law schoo and practiced law for 2 years. I have been thinking about a career change and I think an MBA would be the right choice for me at this point.

I've always been very successful with standardized tests in the past, so I'm hoping for a good score on the GMAT. I scored will into the 99th percentile on the LSAT, so the CR and RC questions are pretty easy for me to deal with. I was an English major in college, but I'm missing more SC questions than I should so I have been using the forums here at GMAT club to sharpen my skills.

Believe it or not, coming from an English major with a law degree, the quantitative section seems to come easier for me. I was thrown off a bit when I first started reviewing a month ago. I found out that I had forgotten all the formulas from Geometry and many of the Algebra shortcuts. I had to refresh myself on coordinate geometry (hadn't seen that since jr. high I think), exponents, multi-variable equations, and just about everything else. Fortunately, everything came back quickly as I went through the OG.

I've gotten 770 and 760 on the 2 GMATprep tests, so I'm hoping that they translate directly to the real thing. Again, just over a week to go for me.

Nice to meet you all.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2006, 17:38
Welcome to all you friends :) Hope you find our club useful, it's all about sharing what you know & learning from other's posts :good Feel free to discuss any questions!
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a note from Leanna at GMAX [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2006, 06:41
Dear Amynyc,
Have you read the review here and in other places about GMAX Online? The course is full of detail and depth. There is a great deal of homework, the lessons are very serious and clearly presented, and students from all over the world are writing us letters of thanks. The price is still low - $399 for the entire course - and you can take the course up to 3 times within the same price. There is no time limit at all. And, best of all, you can take the lessons from anywhere that you have access to a fast internet connection. If you have a dial-up connection, you can buy the CD Kit, at $449.
One of the basic differences between GMAX Online and Manhattan GMAT is that GMAX teaches the lesson before you are asked to do the homework, and Manhattan has you studying before the lesson. Also, there are about 67 hours of class time with GMAX Online, and, about 23 hours with Manhattan. Search the internet for comments about our course if you like, and you will be amazed.
Regards, and good luck with your studying.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2006, 23:35
Friends,

I apologise for not writing about myself earlier. Somehow I skipped this posting. I am in the field of IT Services & Consulting and I work for a leading global IT service provider.

Have worked in North America and Asia. Been working for 9 years!! Curently in the mid-west.

I am not planning to pursue an MBA for making more money! Am not in a bad shape at all! However, life's becoming a trifle predictable. Kind of gradually losing its fizz :-D :-D !!

So here I am. On the doorsteps of an MBA. Targetting Aug 2007 / Jan 2008. Let's see if I have it in me.

Fields of interest (haven't finalised anything) - Consulting, Entrepreneurship (and if nothing works out: good old general management).

I enjoy the GMATCLUB. It is a warm and friendly place with solutions to many of your queries. At times you felt whether you could have had such a haven for all your queries for life! Life would have been SO EASY?!!

Go GMATCLUB Go! I am a fan. And I enjoy the company of such knowledgeable and unassuming friends. :) All the best to everyone!

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Hi all - new member here. [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2006, 17:02
Hello fellow GMAT-ians,

I'm Saumil, a Business analyst at SunGArd in Philly, PA. I am a parttime student in the executive education prog at Wharton, but am writing the GMAT to get into a full time program.

I did my MS in CS from Louisiana and am originally from India.

Currently, I'm stuck on what to do next: I've finished the PR book and not sure which Kaplan to pick up next:

1. Kaplan 800 2006-2007 Edition OR
2. Kaplan Premier Program 2007

And hence I'm trying to read up here for advice from the gurus. Nice to meet you all, hope to interact more in the coming weeks.

-Saumil.

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