Last visit was: 14 Jul 2024, 09:51 It is currently 14 Jul 2024, 09:51
Close
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.

Customized
for You

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

Track
Your Progress

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

Practice
Pays

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.
Close
Request Expert Reply
Confirm Cancel
User avatar
VP
VP
Joined: 24 Sep 2006
Posts: 1359
Own Kudos [?]: 208 [2]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
User avatar
Current Student
Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 1414
Own Kudos [?]: 311 [0]
Given Kudos: 1
Location: Ann Arbor
Concentration: Health Care Marketing
Schools:Ross '10
Send PM
User avatar
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Posts: 5916
Own Kudos [?]: 3089 [1]
Given Kudos: 7
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE:Business Development (Consumer Products)
Send PM
CEO
CEO
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 2883
Own Kudos [?]: 1142 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
[#permalink]
Rants:

I've adjusted my sleeping time to about 4~5 hours, literally surviving on caffeine just to make through the week.

The work load is overwhelming, I've had to employ the 80/20 rule.

My team is composed over overachievers who demand that we meet 4~5 days a week for two hours at a time.

Raves:

More of a collaborative rather competitive feeling.

Free food and drinks on a daily basis, not to mention the best darn coffee on the planet.

Learning more about the world of business than I had imagined. Went from the direct to the indirect method in one day and have been analyzing interesting cases ever since.

Discovered that it is better to wake up at 5am and get the synapses firing before walking into lectures and meetings at 8am.

Took the role of information broker (aka liasion) between the international students and their doestic counterparts.

All in all, having the most challenging and invigorating time of my life.
User avatar
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Posts: 5916
Own Kudos [?]: 3089 [1]
Given Kudos: 7
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE:Business Development (Consumer Products)
Send PM
[#permalink]
1
Kudos
GMAT773, refresh my memory, where did you end up?
User avatar
Current Student
Joined: 24 Apr 2007
Posts: 588
Own Kudos [?]: 17 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
 Q50  V44
Send PM
[#permalink]
rhyme wrote:
GMAT773, refresh my memory, where did you end up?


I'm not GMAT773, but I am pretty sure he's at UW (Washington in this case, not Wisconsin). That's Drumheller fountain on his avatar.
SVP
SVP
Joined: 31 Jul 2006
Posts: 2209
Own Kudos [?]: 522 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Schools:Darden
 Q50  V51
Send PM
[#permalink]
Yeah, he's at Washington. It's the only school he applied to.
User avatar
Director
Director
Joined: 28 Jun 2006
Posts: 958
Own Kudos [?]: 100 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
[#permalink]
Pretty similar thoughts here as well:

Budget blown. Clubs, books, New York, all really expensive.

Group work not going well.

Everything else going great.
SVP
SVP
Joined: 31 Jul 2006
Posts: 2209
Own Kudos [?]: 522 [1]
Given Kudos: 0
Schools:Darden
 Q50  V51
Send PM
[#permalink]
1
Kudos
Strangely enough, I haven't blown my budget. For some reason, everything seems really really cheap around here. My rent is about 1/8 what my mortgage used to be, and includes cable and internet. Drinks cost about 1/3 what I'm accustomed to paying, which is a good excuse to get stinking drunk.

As far as school goes, it's all I could have hoped for. There really is a sense of teamwork and community here. The number of CEOs and such they bring to speak on campus is amazing. The course load is heavy, but manageable; all the activities and classes and recruiting really teach you how much you can stack on your plate. I feel like I'm in one of those Army commercials, "we do more before 10AM than most people do in a day" or something like that. It feels like ties with alumni are strong as well; when I send an email to an alum, I fully expect a reply in relatively short order, no matter how senior or how busy the person is. I know that's not the case everywhere.

The weather has been great here and the surroundings are really awesome. Not just the business school buildings, which are just a few years old, but everything in the area is just clean and manicured. Everyone actually does leave their computers and belongings anywhere around the business school, and there's never any problem (nobody come here to steal our computers when we aren't watching please). I think the sense of community, safety and well-being is really unparalleled; definitely as advertised. My only real complaint is that we don't have a major airport nearby. That's a pain; not that I have the time to actually go anywhere.
User avatar
SVP
SVP
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 1854
Own Kudos [?]: 233 [0]
Given Kudos: 2
Concentration: Social Enterprise
Schools:The Duke MBA, Class of 2009
Send PM
[#permalink]
my team is great.

i like all you wealthy b-school people more than i thought i would

money is ok, actually. but i'm used to being broke and the mortgage is only 640 (PITI)

the team fuqua stuff really is great. And i LOVE my section. we're very into having a good time and supporting each other

rant - i decided i don't care so much about grades. i like sleeping more. and no one who hires me is going to care.
CEO
CEO
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 2883
Own Kudos [?]: 1142 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
[#permalink]
bherronp wrote:
rhyme wrote:
GMAT773, refresh my memory, where did you end up?


I'm not GMAT773, but I am pretty sure he's at UW (Washington in this case, not Wisconsin). That's Drumheller fountain on his avatar.


Yep, UW, or hereforth known as the "Foster School of Business." Mr. Foster made a handsome donation to our program over the summer, hence the name change.

Drumweller fountain is still shooting high and overflowing with activity, much like the opportunities many of my colleagues have been given in just the past few weeks.

We had our annual mentor reception kick off dinner last night at the Burke museum which attracted a huge crowd of successful CEOs, VC, and entrepreneurs, with almost the entire 08 and 09 class attending. That event, coupled with our committed business connection center, really helps synthesize current students and the growing demands of our thriving local business community.
A caveat to the Foster approach is that it seems to be rather regionally biased. If you have aspirations of working or owning your own enterprise in the Pac Northwest, this is unarguably the ideal place to be. Many of the niche boutique consulting firms that cater solely to the interests of Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, etc.. levergae their contacts from UW alumni. Keep in mind, Huskies are very territorial and collegiate. That's not to say that outsiders can't penetrate the Seattle business community, it's just that they have a much tougher time doing so.
User avatar
Director
Director
Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Posts: 954
Own Kudos [?]: 30 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Location: New York
Send PM
[#permalink]
Quote:
Yep, UW, or hereforth known as the "Foster School of Business." Mr. Foster made a handsome donation to our program over the summer, hence the name change


Good one mate

Would you mind sharing the info about the placement scenario for "International students" at UW??
User avatar
Current Student
Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 1428
Own Kudos [?]: 233 [0]
Given Kudos: 6
Location: New York, NY
Concentration: Finance (Corp Fin, Financial Instruments)
Schools:NYU Stern 2009
Send PM
[#permalink]
I would have never believed that a multiple choice Finance midterm could ever have been as difficult as the one I sat last week. Tricky and then some.
avatar
Manager
Manager
Joined: 27 Apr 2006
Posts: 116
Own Kudos [?]: [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
[#permalink]
Rant: The GSB's reputation of being a "quant" school is no joke...in fact it is well earned. Lke a few of the other comments it took a few weeks to get used to the work load.

Rave: Realizing that the cliche term, "anything is possible" is really very true. The options are endless and fascinating and difficult to choose between! I also like that the professors demand a high level of participation and effort, for me high excpectations = high level of work. Finally, truely talented and knowledgable class mates!
User avatar
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Status:Um... what do you want to know?
Posts: 5456
Own Kudos [?]: 706 [0]
Given Kudos: 14
Location: SF, CA, USA
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship, Digital Media & Entertainment
Schools:UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
 Q51  V41
GPA: 3.9 - undergrad 3.6 - grad-EE
WE 1: Social Gaming
Send PM
[#permalink]
rhyme wrote:
Raves:
I'm over my worry that I can't hack it at the GSB - I'm not the brightest bulb there, but there are some bulbs that don't even turn on.


LOL! I wonder how they got in... :o

Wow, sounds like a blast. I think I'll save lots of money on being a non-drinker... though the clubs/books do sound like they cost a lot!
User avatar
SVP
SVP
Joined: 24 Aug 2006
Posts: 1960
Own Kudos [?]: 338 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
[#permalink]
kryzak wrote:
rhyme wrote:
Raves:
I'm over my worry that I can't hack it at the GSB - I'm not the brightest bulb there, but there are some bulbs that don't even turn on.


LOL! I wonder how they got in... :o

Wow, sounds like a blast. I think I'll save lots of money on being a non-drinker... though the clubs/books do sound like they cost a lot!


I think some of these people have the creds, they just don't give a crap. They look at bschool as vacation.

As for the drinking, I think it's mostly free. First years???
User avatar
Current Student
Joined: 04 Dec 2006
Posts: 440
Own Kudos [?]: 27 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
[#permalink]
kidderek wrote:
kryzak wrote:
rhyme wrote:
Raves:
I'm over my worry that I can't hack it at the GSB - I'm not the brightest bulb there, but there are some bulbs that don't even turn on.


LOL! I wonder how they got in... :o

Wow, sounds like a blast. I think I'll save lots of money on being a non-drinker... though the clubs/books do sound like they cost a lot!


I think some of these people have the creds, they just don't give a crap. They look at bschool as vacation.

As for the drinking, I think it's mostly free. First years???


One of the best perks of B-school is being fed well and having a social event every night where the libations are provided! If you want I am sure you could go through an MBA program spending $0 on drinks but manage to drink 4-5 nights out of the week! :-D
User avatar
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Status:Um... what do you want to know?
Posts: 5456
Own Kudos [?]: 706 [0]
Given Kudos: 14
Location: SF, CA, USA
Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship, Digital Media & Entertainment
Schools:UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
 Q51  V41
GPA: 3.9 - undergrad 3.6 - grad-EE
WE 1: Social Gaming
Send PM
[#permalink]
that is true, some of them are company sponsored, so they really don't need to work hard to get a job.
User avatar
Current Student
Joined: 11 Dec 2006
Posts: 1428
Own Kudos [?]: 233 [0]
Given Kudos: 6
Location: New York, NY
Concentration: Finance (Corp Fin, Financial Instruments)
Schools:NYU Stern 2009
Send PM
[#permalink]
I would just like to share something.

If you are recruiting for banks, being in NYC is a double edged sword and then some.

I am heading into the fourth or fifth consecutive week when I have at least one bank event a night. Some nights two, with one downtown immediately after one in midtown (with no time to travel).

The banks see more of you than any other schools. Really consider whether that is a good thing - I am undecided, but don't think it is *that* bad.
User avatar
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Jun 2006
Posts: 458
Own Kudos [?]: 219 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
[#permalink]
rave:
amazing group and classmates
lots of fun and amusement along with back breaking work
opportunity to learn plenty in a short time

rant
singapore house rent and paperwork for france
exams. aargh.

budget: in control.
GMAT Club Bot
[#permalink]
 1   2   3   4   5