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bschool debrief: an engineer’s journey from GMAT to admission ( UCLA)

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Hey everyone,

I used GMAT club sparingly during my application process and especially during the waiting period after submitting. As you can see to the left, I applied to 5 schools (all round 1) and got into my true top choice. I wanted to chronicle my b-school app journey for anyone that needs some advice, anecdotes, reassurance or just entertainment!

So I've started a blog about the experience:
b-school debrief: an engineer’s (multi)year-long journey from GMAT to admission

I'll go from the GMAT all the way through deciding and submitting my deposit for UCLA Anderson, and possibly continue updating as I go through the program over the next 2 years. I'll update this thread each time I have a new post. Hope this can help!

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Introduction - What this blog is all about, and why I am starting it [3 May 2016]
GMAT, Part 1 – Breaking down the realities of the GMAT and the available resources [20 May 2016]
GMAT, Part 2 – How I tackled the GMAT and improved a disappointing score [22 June 2016]
Costs of the Application Process – Understanding the monetary costs of applying to b-school, GMAT courses, and admissions consultants [20 July 2016]

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HBX CORe and Business School Applications - A feature I did on Harvard Business School’s HBX Blog detailing my advice for taking HBS’s MBA primer course, HBX CORe, and applying to b-school at the same time
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New post 19 May 2016, 04:24
Congrats on getting into your top choice! Anderson is one of my top choices as well for when I apply this fall. Maybe I can pick your brain when application time comes :P
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New post 20 May 2016, 09:39
Part 1 of GMAT is up!

http://blog.ryandumlao.com/2016/05/19/b ... at-part-1/
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New post 22 Jun 2016, 13:43
Long delay, but Part 2 of GMAT is up!

http://blog.ryandumlao.com/2016/06/22/b ... at-part-2/
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing!
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My post on the costs of applying to business school is up!

http://blog.ryandumlao.com/2016/07/20/b ... n-process/
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New post 21 Jul 2016, 13:46
Loved all your posts so far!
My goal is to go to Anderson someday so I'm excited for your future posts :)
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New post 24 Dec 2016, 02:58
SO sorry for such a long delay everyone! B-school definitely ate up all of my time and then some. For Round 2, I wrote something up on letters of rec, which was a concern I heard from prospective R2 applicants to Anderson I've been meeting with the last few weeks!

http://blog.ryandumlao.com/2016/12/24/b ... mendation/
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