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# The evolution of your B-school pursuit

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03 Dec 2008, 05:33
this is a great thread. thanks river! +1
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03 Dec 2008, 07:51
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These are great..hopefully GMATclub class of 2011 can continue this thread soon.
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15 Dec 2008, 02:46
This is indeed a thread that cracks my nerves, I joined GMAT club recently, the dreams and the struggle that people go through is really inspiring. Thanks for all the people who have posted here for guiding people like me through the GMAT adventure. I really hope more people will share their experience here.
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01 May 2009, 16:32
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01 May 2009, 19:54
Wow jb32!! That's an amazing story! Congrats!
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01 May 2009, 21:00
Great post JB. thanks for your insights.
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05 May 2009, 03:17
Excellenté, nink!
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05 May 2009, 07:30
Raabend wrote:
2008- Fast forward: I just returned from my honeymoon and realized that my wife is kinda an expensive trophy so I need a better job (and I was unhappy in marketing so I wanted to switch to something a tad more analytical).

I am dying while laughing!
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05 May 2009, 16:13
Great motivational post!

scorpioguy wrote:
How has your B-school plan evolved? When did you decide to pursue this, what were you goals and have those changed, and of course the rotating decision on what schools and which is your top?

My bschool application journey has more in common to a Bollywood blockbuster -------TRIMMED----Thats my story and I am sticking to it.

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10 May 2009, 16:51
What poignant and touching posts. Superb stuff +1 Paradosso. Shame you are not coming to London. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side of the ocean.
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10 May 2009, 17:09
My regrets, if any, are not to be able to be in class with the people on here who are going to other schools I was accepted to. I actually feel guilty to current students like Riverripper, rhyme, Steel, MGOBLUE, who have been immesely helpful to and far beyond me. Trust me when I say that all you have helped me with stands as timeless advice. Your kindness has made a difference.

Glad to see you made your decision...sorry to see you aren't coming here but \$ from Wharton is something hard to turn down. I know personally I am not here helping to help out Kellogg per se...sure that happens but one great thing about what this place has become is now we all have a network that extends well beyond our own school. I wish you the best of the luck and maybe in 10 years you will be a manager at some VC and I will come knocking on your door for seed money...you never know what might come about because of gmatclub in the future.
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11 May 2009, 02:54
I am actually positive, statistically speaking, that some GmatClub connection will prove directly useful also in our career endeavors to come, so that's spot on River.

My bad for not having included bsd_lover in the people to thank: though I believe European schools are not a fit for me, I believe they are for a whole lot of people here, and he's doing a wonderful job of promoting those, which are traditionally not so much spoken about here (I have to write something about the US-centric vision of US people, it's all bona fide but it's incredible how even very smart people* just equate US to the world at large). Plus his story is inspiring and comforting for those who struggle.

Last, I encourage other 09 applicants to share their stories: I found that writing mine* is as enjoyable as reading the past ones (and I liked them a lot). This thread is GC at its best.

* I almost never re-read in real time and I realize my writing above is largely obscure and disconnected. I apologize!
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11 May 2009, 22:18
It's so great to see all the new GC class in their dream schools and reflecting back on the journey. As we (the class of 2010) finish the last few weeks of our 1st year (for me, just 4 more days left), nostalgia is already setting in.

Best of luck with your new journeys. If my experience is any indication, you guys are in for one of the best times of your life!
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19 Mar 2010, 08:38
Thank you for sharing your nuggets, ACNguy, and congrats on getting into Darden. Great post.
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03 Jun 2010, 10:39
thanks a lot ariel. Very well done.
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08 Jun 2010, 06:03
we need more stories in this thread!
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08 Jun 2010, 20:28
Praetorian wrote:
we need more stories in this thread!

Agreed, I think these are terrific reads and really do possess candid, valuable advice...come on folks, you know longer are putting together applications and we're in a dead period, post your stories
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10 Jun 2010, 02:18
This is an awesome thread, and I'll be sure to post to it in December-March, when I actually have news to give people and advice for those earlier in the process.
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10 Jun 2010, 05:57
Great story. Very inspiring. A lot of times you think that your past background may get in the way and it's frustrating, because you can't go back and change stuff. This is a major problem for people who had no plans for applying to an MBA program from the very beginning (undergrad school) and their career is just a different representation of their future goals. So thank you for sharing your experience and once again getting it out there that it's just a matter of how much you want to succeed - cause it's hard, but it's doable.
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14 Mar 2011, 19:05
First Post! I don't have a B-school pursuit to retell yet so I can fill in my own story as the process continues over the next several months. It's incredibly helpful to get a sense of the timing involved with each step.
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