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Manager
Status: Waiting
Joined: 11 Dec 2012
Posts: 53
Location: Bahrain
Concentration: Healthcare, General Management
GMAT 1: 640 Q49 V24
GMAT 2: 720 Q49 V40
WE: Sales (Other)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 144

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15 Jul 2014, 09:00
 FROM Piyush Jain Everyday (UCLA): New post on UCLA Anderson Student Voice Blog – Why UCLA Anderson?
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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15 Jul 2014, 22:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Health Care Employment Stats for Leading MBA Programs One helpful factor to consider when choosing which MBA program to apply to are the employment statistics. While almost all MBA programs have solid consulting and banking employment numbers, health care results are less consistent across schools.I took a look at top 20 programs that were known for health care or had significant recruiting numbers for the industry. I then went on to each program's website and analyzed publicly available employment data to draw some comparisons between schools. Initially I wanted to look at biotech and pharma stats only, but very few schools offered that level of detail, so the following data is for all health care companies. Here's a rough look at the health care employment results between leading US MBA programs.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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19 Jul 2014, 10:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Spring 2 Duke MBA: Deep Dive into Marketing Part 2 Marketing Strategy Taking Chris Moorman's Marketing Strategy course was essential to building my skills as a business thinker. Marketing has really evolved in recent years and is being more tied closely into business strategy. Focusing on the customer, then, is the role of any good marketing strategy and is thus key to a sustainable competitive advantage for a company.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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22 Jul 2014, 22:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Byron Sharp's How Brands Grow This book was given to me as a gift from a very senior leader in marketing. I was told that the book would cover things that are not taught in MBA programs. After reading the book, I must say that I agree. In my marketing classes, I was intrigued by why established brands still spent so heavily on advertising and how brands actually measured advertising effects, while not controlling for confounding variables. This book looks at empirical evidence and proposes the laws of marketing.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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26 Jul 2014, 18:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Does School Location Affect Fuqua MBA Recruiting? Not for Pharma A question I get asked a lot is whether Duke Fuqua's location puts students at a disadvantage when it comes to recruiting for health care. My answer is no, because Fuqua is a target school for many companies that recruit MBAs and they make an effort to come to the Duke campus. However, I did not know objectively how Fuqua compared with schools that were local to health care hubs. I took some time and got some data from LinkedIn, and used the pharma industry as an example. Surprisingly, at least for pharma, Fuqua has a stronger presence than many local schools.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Status: Waiting
Joined: 11 Dec 2012
Posts: 53
Location: Bahrain
Concentration: Healthcare, General Management
GMAT 1: 640 Q49 V24
GMAT 2: 720 Q49 V40
WE: Sales (Other)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 144

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26 Jul 2014, 23:00
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Status: Waiting
Joined: 11 Dec 2012
Posts: 53
Location: Bahrain
Concentration: Healthcare, General Management
GMAT 1: 640 Q49 V24
GMAT 2: 720 Q49 V40
WE: Sales (Other)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 144

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28 Jul 2014, 09:00
 FROM Piyush Jain Everyday (UCLA): Time to move again! – Post on Financial Times MBA Blog The same is reproduced on Financial Times MBA BlogThe shortest I have lived in a city is six days and the maximum is five years. I was only six days old before my parents moved from Karnal, a small town in northern India to Bangalore, also known as the Electronic City of India.Since both my parents were working, I would spend my day with three different families, who were speaking three different languages. Before I even knew it, I had moved to three cities in India and three countries in the Middle East by the age of 12. And that’s how discovering new places and experiencing new cultures became a passion.I did my undergraduate degree in London and during those three years I travelled extensively in Europe. I have been working in Bahrain for the last two years. After going through the emotions of deciding to pursue an MBA it was relatively easy for me to answer the “where?”. Having lived in Asia and Europe, North America was my obvious choice.This fall, I am starting my full-time, two-year MBA at UCLA Anderson School of Management in the heart of Los Angeles. I could not have asked for a more diverse and dynamic place to pursue my education.Through my posts on the FT MBA blog, I will document my journey as I make my transition from the Middle East to the west coast and from a life of an oil & gas professional to a UCLA student. As an international candidate, I will share my experiences and challenges, which could be social, academic or professional.I also hope to maintain a dialogue with the readers during these years. Please send any comments, questions, tips for living in LA, MBA jargons and new island discoveries in the comment box below. You can also follow me on twitter @0jain
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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29 Jul 2014, 22:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Leadership: the Key Ingredient to Success Toward the end of my internship, I was asked by a senior executive what I was surprised most about my summer. I paused for a long time. "Leadership, and how it was so front and center to my experience".Like many new MBAs on the job, I thought my goal was to perform functionally. My expectation going in was to learn a thing or two about health care and give a stellar performance on my project, or in other words, to get a "good grade". I wanted to hone and show off my marketing skills and industry knowledge. However, at the end of the internship, I realized that leadership was in fact what was most important. And that success in a corporate environment was enabled by placing leadership at the center.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [1] , given: 9

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01 Aug 2014, 22:00
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 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): What the MBA Doesn't Teach: How to Become a Leader I had always been intrigued by people's transitions into leadership. That was my motivation when I started this blog. One of the first things I sought to find out during my internship was how leaders got to where they were. My finding is this. It's not the degree. It's not age or how smart they are. It's not the resume, or otherwise a checklist of experiences that appear to be necessary to move up. It's the person and their motivators. It's how they interpreted the world around them and how they were able to take the initiative to transform themselves.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 02 May 2009
Posts: 94
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V42
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V37
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 14

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02 Aug 2014, 10:39
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My Oxford MBA 2013-2014 blog - http://oxonian2013mba.wordpress.com/

Manager
Joined: 02 May 2009
Posts: 94
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V42
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V37
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 14

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02 Aug 2014, 10:39
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors

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My Oxford MBA 2013-2014 blog - http://oxonian2013mba.wordpress.com/

Intern
Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.1
WE: Management Consulting (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 1

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05 Aug 2014, 01:09
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Intern
Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.1
WE: Management Consulting (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 1

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05 Aug 2014, 01:09
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Intern
Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.1
WE: Management Consulting (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 1

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05 Aug 2014, 10:01
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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05 Aug 2014, 21:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Gaining Exposure to Senior Leaders: Night Jobs If your goal is to move up in an organization, it's important to gain exposure to senior leadership. And when I say exposure, I don't mean through a one-on-one or a couple of social events. I mean by working on an actual project together. These are projects that typically take extra time beyond your day job. They are called - quite simply - night jobs.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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05 Aug 2014, 22:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Gaining Exposure to Senior Leaders: Night Jobs If your goal is to move up in an organization, it's important to gain exposure to senior leadership. And when I say exposure, I don't mean through a one-on-one or a couple of social events. I mean by working on an actual project together. These are projects that typically take extra time beyond your day job. They are called - quite simply - night jobs.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Intern
Joined: 28 Dec 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 700 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.1
WE: Management Consulting (Internet and New Media)
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 1

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05 Aug 2014, 23:00
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Joined: 12 Mar 2014
Posts: 0
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

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06 Aug 2014, 08:01
 FROM Reaching the Thirties: Duke’s Fuqua 2014-2015 Application Process It’s amazing how fast time flies by. Fuqua’s 2014-2015 application process has been available for a while now, and the deadline for its Early Action round is fast approaching. The deadlines for the 4 rounds are the following: Early Action – September 17, 2014. Round1 – October 20, 2014. Round 2 – January 5, 2015. Round 3 – March 19, 2015. Overall, prospective students … Continue reading →
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors

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Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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08 Aug 2014, 17:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): 2014 MBA Health Care Conferences (Updated August 2014) MBA health care conferences are an amazing opportunity to learn and network in the Health Sector. The latest topics on news articles and text books come alive and attendees are brought to the cutting edge. People who dedicate the time and energy to go to these events are also very passionate about the topic and are great to meet and talk with.I know that many fellow MBA students would like to attend a few of these conferences. But how many are out there, and when and where are they? I've always assumed that all the top MBA programs held a health care conference. I now share with you a comprehensive list of all the Top 20 MBA programs that have at least one annual student-run health care conference.Continue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2013
Posts: 95
Concentration: Healthcare
Schools: Duke '15 (M)
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 9

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10 Aug 2014, 00:00
 FROM From Bench to Board (Fuqua): Why I chose Duke Fuqua, Top 2 Reasons From 2nd Year MBA Student 2 years ago, I was in the shoes of a prospective student trying to figure out which schools to apply to. It's difficult knowing beforehand how well a school fits your personality and career aspirations, because, well, you haven't been a student there yet. Interacting with current students and experiencing the classroom is helpful but oftentimes less objective. Here is a look at my reasons for choosing Duke Fuqua, with a focus on objective evidence. You may find my framework of looking for clues to be helpful for other schools as wellContinue reading »
ForumBlogs - GMAT Club’s latest feature blends timely Blog entries with forum discussions. Now GMAT Club Forums incorporate all relevant information from Student, Admissions blogs, Twitter, and other sources in one place. You no longer have to check and follow dozens of blogs, just subscribe to the relevant topics and forums on GMAT club or follow the posters and you will get email notifications when something new is posted. Add your blog to the list! and be featured to over 300,000 unique monthly visitors
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