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17 Jan 2008, 19:31
great post NC! Especially about Accepted.com. I posted a pretty detailed profile and got told that UCLA was "possible", Berkeley was "unlikely", and Kellogg was "slightly better than minimal"
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17 Jan 2008, 20:19
Good debrief NC. Perhaps we can put all the separate pieces together and make one big "ncprasad's journey to B-School" post and sticky that.
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17 Jan 2008, 20:38
NC I hope you plan on posting all that in your profile area. Probably the best place to keep it all together for the future members to read.
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Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond.
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18 Jan 2008, 16:17
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18 Jan 2008, 20:00
Excellent post. Kudos for you. This forum is invaluable.
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20 Jan 2008, 06:25
Hi ,
everyone ...am a newbee in this forum...
am not having too impressive profile ..

joined as SOFTWARE PROFFESSIONAL in a US BASED COMPANY(COGNIZANT)..total 3 years exp till now

currently i am working for CREDIT-SUISSE BANK IN ZURICH(switzerland) through cognizant...

as i wil try my level best to score the best in GMAT..but i know only score doesnt matters...

i have got 99.9+ percentiles in CAT(INDIA) from last two years but not IIM'S ...but my aim was or is not IIMS ..
but my aim is to be an mba grad from top ivy league ...

please do shed me your brilliant ideas in this regard ,, i am wiling to do the hardwork from sweat till blood

hemant singh
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20 Jan 2008, 06:34
Hemant, if you want to get into the top schools, you need to take a leadership role in a community activity. Your participation takes on more importance if you do not have significant leadership content in your professional work experience. A great GMAT score is required. It might not be the only thing Adcoms consider, but with you falling into the most competitive pool of applicants (Indian, IT), you really need to shine on the GMAT to get into the top business schools.
Also, you need to write convincing, honest essays, which are possible only after you have thoroughly researched the schools you are applying to and have firm goals in mind. You need to convince the adcom that you need an MBA and that an MBA will help you achieve your long term goals. Good luck!
In summary, you need to clearly demonstrate that A) You can handle the content of the program (GPA, GMAT) and will contribute to the class (work experience, extras, community)
B) Fit into the program - You intend to get X out of the MBA and this top school just so happens to specialize in giving you that X.
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20 Jan 2008, 11:10
Just curious to know why you took the CAT if IIM's do not interest you.
Anyways, with 99.9% in CAT, I would presume cracking the GMAT shouldn't be too difficult.

From my personal experience, GMAT matters a lot for our pool. try to score 760 or above to remain competitive. Rest depends on quality of your essays, school research etc. etc.

I have heard that IMD is a pretty good Intnl program. Any particular reason you are not interested in that or other European schools ?

hksingh83 wrote:
Hi ,
everyone ...am a newbee in this forum...
am not having too impressive profile ..

joined as SOFTWARE PROFFESSIONAL in a US BASED COMPANY(COGNIZANT)..total 3 years exp till now

currently i am working for CREDIT-SUISSE BANK IN ZURICH(switzerland) through cognizant...

as i wil try my level best to score the best in GMAT..but i know only score doesnt matters...

i have got 99.9+ percentiles in CAT(INDIA) from last two years but not IIM'S ...but my aim was or is not IIMS ..
but my aim is to be an mba grad from top ivy league ...

please do shed me your brilliant ideas in this regard ,, i am wiling to do the hardwork from sweat till blood

hemant singh

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20 Jan 2008, 22:07
hksingh83 wrote:
i have got 99.9+ percentiles in CAT(INDIA) from last two years but not IIM'S ...but my aim was or is not IIMS ..
but my aim is to be an mba grad from top ivy league ...

I do not understand what do you mean by "from last two years"..does that mean you have written CAT twice and got 99.9percentile each time??

Anyways, IMHO, ivy leagues are always not the best of B-schools,so do your research and involve yourself in extracurriculars..
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21 Jan 2008, 01:02
Hi All,
It doesnt mean tht IIM doesnt fit my in likes ...but only the iim i am intrested is IIMA ..
and i tried from last two years but of no use ...
i wanted to crack IIM coz i wanted to get an edge over my profile ..so tht i can pursue MBA from top B school of US .

My final needs me to be an MBA grad from finance or enterpreneual management from these colleges

Thanks a lot ...for your superb help ..
and i will be doing accordingly

Thanks a again ...i know its difficult but not impossible
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21 Jan 2008, 23:58

The best advice I got from my teacher was to “Write daily”. It doesn’t matter what you write about. Just write for 10-minutes non-stop everyday without fail. What you write does not have to make sense, be logical or even be interesting. Write whatever comes to your mind. By doing this, you quicken the time it takes for your brain to kick in when you really WANT to write.

Does posting too many times on GMATClub count as "writing daily"?

great post NC, thanks again!
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22 Jan 2008, 00:25
kryzak wrote:
Does posting too many times on GMATClub count as "writing daily"?

great post NC, thanks again!

That didn't really help my skills
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22 Jan 2008, 06:28
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marinate for while

Reminds me of the biriyani post we had a while back!

Great post Nc- I am amazed at the amount of effort and thought you put into this whole process. you are setting a GREAT example. My writing sucks big time and wish I had taken a class as well
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22 Jan 2008, 11:05
Awesome post NC. Writing has always been a challenge for me too.. but you gave a very good example on how to tackle one's weak points.

We should combine all this info to an indian B school aspirants' thread (as we have different challenges).
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22 Jan 2008, 11:17
All the parts of the story have been very interesting to read. Please continue
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22 Jan 2008, 11:23
Great stuff Nc...being a desi, I am learning a lot from your experiences
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22 Jan 2008, 12:31
dosa_don wrote:
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marinate for while
Reminds me of the biriyani post we had a while back!

dosa, lol. That was a fun thread. Wasn't it?

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/103-t49783
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22 Jan 2008, 20:39
LOL! I agree. That thread was funny and true too.
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25 Jan 2008, 11:19
congrats NC..
Nice post indeed..
So what do you guys say for Female, India, IT???

Also, seeking a little specific advice for me I'm confining my universities to Texas and my preferred school is UTD (cohort MBA -16 months) This is considering both the finance and the location factors.It is in the list of top 50 and a pretty decent school.
NC, do you think it will help boost my career in the US? Please advice as I'm still a little doubtful about taking up full time MBA.
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25 Jan 2008, 11:23
Any reason why you don't want to apply to McCombs (UT Austin). It has a top-rated accounting program and has good reputation in Marketing and Tech Mgmt as well.
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