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Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks...

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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2010, 07:09
Its been almost 4 years, Matt, or anyone knows, which university got accepted into???
This is truly an inspiring story....
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2010, 01:04
good luck!
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 09:02
Super awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 09:10
Super awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 10:21
amma4u wrote:
Its been almost 4 years, Matt, or anyone knows, which university got accepted into???
This is truly an inspiring story....


University of Washington according to the user's last post which was in 2008.
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2010, 09:14
that's a great motivational story. Cheer Matt
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2011, 13:38
Geesh man, u touched me. Hope all is good. +1
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 23:11
Here's my story - I am giving GMAT now - I am 33 years old - But 11 years ago I gave CAT which is the Indian equivalent of GMAT ( I just need an invitation letter from wharton / Harvard to motivate my 6 year old US born Kid)

Here's what happened 11 years back:

In November 1999, I was in fourth year of my college and prepared for CAT. After 6 months of painstaking preparation I did not get through. I know it was primarily due to RC - although the scores were not revealed at the time. Out of the top 6 B schools I recieved 0 interview calls. (Calls are based solely on score). I was not only preparing for CAT - I was also studying for the final year of my college and looking for a job. I failed in CAT, barely passed in final year college and found a decent job. So my 16 hour days did bring some fruit if not much.

I started working in the summer of next year. I repeated my performance in CAT in November 2000 (you could only give the exam once a year) I was doing okay in my job performance and failed in CAT again. I got 0 calls from the top 6 B schools. This was in part because I misplaced the admission ticket and was driving for 19 hours on the day before the exam to replace it. I reached the test center 15 minutes early and slept 10 minutes into the exam. 3 months of 8 hours a day (over and above the Job) efforts went waste!

Next summer I was laid off and couldn't find work, - partly due to the dotcom bust. I started studying for the exam with no job and no savings - not knowing if I could pass it. I looked for jobs in the first 30 days after the lay-off but did not make much headway.

It was at this point that I decided to do another wholehearted attempt to give the annual exam again. I stopped looking for work and devoted 16 hours a day for 5 months. As a backup I applied to all top 30 B schools as well.

This time I passed and got interview calls from all the top 6 B schools.

So net net I ask - Do you want it badly enough to pick yourself up and start afresh - like I did?
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 23:28
Hey Deep, thats an inspiring story.. As your story expresses "Perseverance Pays.." So finally which B-school you got into? and what was your score?
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Re: Update: From GMAT loser to fighter in six weeks... [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 07:18
this is a great post thanks
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