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14 Feb 2012, 00:51
Very inspirational one. Thanks Threestripes for this wonderful post.
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15 Feb 2012, 08:34
Threestripes,
This is really a gem of a post. Though our friendly forum is full of great advice, countless GMAT and app strategies, and a whole bunch of supportive people (like you and Cheetarah) - it's also a place where people compare themselves to impossibly high standards and start doubting. Every Ivy+3.8+Miracle Worker makes you wonder if you've got what it takes. Before I was contributing regularly, I was immensely proud of my own GMAT score, now in comparison some of the sheen is gone. I think this type of doubting runs rampant among us high-achieving hyper-anxious applicants.

But then there's your story - focused, results-oriented, and overwhelmingly POSITIVE. I'm glad to see people posting about how they've learned from their experiences (I won't say mistakes) and are setting high goals and then reaching them. All-quadrant applicants can see the value in your story and how easy it must have been for the admissions committee to see what you'd bring to your class.

Congrats on your well-deserved admits and thank you for helping to remind us to let go of all of the comparisons and focus on what we want and how we can contribute.

Thanks, LRW! I couldn't have said it any better. I definitely got more anxious after seeing all the incredible profiles in this community. Fortunately, I was able to look past the stats and just focus on the goal of getting my number one school to accept me.

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15 Feb 2012, 08:36
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Very inspirational one. Thanks Threestripes for this wonderful post.

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25 Jun 2012, 12:05
Fantastic thread threestripes. Sorry to resurrect an old thread- no, actually, I'm not sorry. It's an uplifting tale and something a lot of us can relate to and learn from, especially in the upcoming 2012-2013 application season.

This forum is definitely an amazing portal. I browse through the post history of various long-time contributing members and it's a bit surreal to see many others experiencing the same feelings of anxiety and excitement one year ago, and are now in a position to at least relish the triumphant feeling of acceptance, knowing where there short-term future is headed. But like you iterated threestripes, it'll only get harder and I'm sure you admitted folks are now preparing for new kinds of challenges (and fortunately/hopefully get to say goodbye to the yuckiness of applications forever).

I'm not exactly a Third Quadrant applicant, but a Fourth Quadrant applicant. 2.94 UGPA and a 730 GMAT (w/ a strong verbal and AWA but a not-so-strong quant score). My UGPA looms over my head like a dark cloud, and snaps me down to reality everytime I start dreaming about life @ a top b-school and what I can achieve afterwards. But I'm determined to at least give it a shot. No regrets. Will be happy to report back after the application cycles are over... but spring 2013 never felt so far away.

Duke Fuqua is actually among my top 3 choices for schools I am planning to apply to and I am scheduled to attend an upcoming Duke Information Session event. What about Fuqua drew you in the most? Any questions or areas you feel should be worth exploring/asking at the infosession?
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27 Jun 2012, 07:53
@threestripe: That is some story dude. U have inspired me so much that i have decided to join this committee just to reply to your post.
Most of all i agree with the last para that you wrote: this is a place for competitive as well as co-operative people who want to help each other. It is good to be a part of this community.
I have some personal questions regarding Fuqua. I will pm you.
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Hello from the GMAT Club MBAbot!

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29 May 2016, 22:43
Wow, I lurk on this site all the time, but this post just motivated me to log back in and really focus on my goal of attending b-school. Sometimes this site can be intimidating with the high gpa's and test scores. Sometimes it's nice to hear a story I can relate to! Thank you!

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