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GMAT 5: 710 Q45 V41
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New post 25 Oct 2008, 19:08
ryguy904 wrote:
Ntang wrote:
5 - All the hot chicks in business school.


:?: :?: Where are you applying? No b-school is flooded with hot chicks - not even USC (Marshall). However, USC's undergrad student body, that's another story. IHateTheGMAT can back me up on this.


ahahaha hey hey now! There are women on this board believe it or not!

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New post 25 Oct 2008, 19:16
My current job does not offer much growth.An MBA at this moment is a step in the right direction for me.I want to take more challenges.

Also as someone else mentioned,I want to hang around with hot Babes.I'm bored working with middle aged people right now. :)

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Well... my main reason. I'm 26 (27 at matriculation), and I want my MBA and I want kids. So. If I want to have kids before I'm 40 and actually have a solid career (being a woman) - I should go now. And secondly, I want to get out of my current industry. If I stayed here another few years, I would not progress as much as I would if I went to a full-time MBA program. I am looking forward to meeting new people, from various professions and growing my network and business knowledge. Coming from an IT and writing background, I need that business foundation to accomplish my long term goals.

If the economy doesn't fit in to my long term personal and professional goals, then so be it. I'm confident I will make it work out in the end. People are too reactive in my opinion, don't lose faith that this is the right decision just because the news is blasting something discouraging (when is it not?).


That's a good point jlola - it's not my primary reason for going to school now (I'm 23 so have a few more years) but in the back of my mind have been doing some timeline planning....getting an MBA sooner than later will def help :)

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Location: Russian Federation
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GMAT 4: 700 Q48 V38
GMAT 5: 710 Q45 V41
GMAT 6: 680 Q47 V36
GMAT 9: 740 Q49 V42
GMAT 11: 500 Q47 V33
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That's a good point jlola - it's not my primary reason for going to school now (I'm 23 so have a few more years) but in the back of my mind have been doing some timeline planning....getting an MBA sooner than later will def help :)


Earlier is definitely better! My mom has two bachelors degrees and a masters. She got her second bachelors while she was pregnant with me, and then got her masters when I was two, while still working full time. Could you imagine? Working, pregnant, and going to school? Just thinking about it gives me a headache.

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That's a good point jlola - it's not my primary reason for going to school now (I'm 23 so have a few more years) but in the back of my mind have been doing some timeline planning....getting an MBA sooner than later will def help :)


Earlier is definitely better! My mom has two bachelors degrees and a masters. She got her second bachelors while she was pregnant with me, and then got her masters when I was two, while still working full time. Could you imagine? Working, pregnant, and going to school? Just thinking about it gives me a headache.


I know! My mom got her first PhD when I was 1 and then got the second while working part time when I was 11 and the bro 8....waay too crazy for me :shock:

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GMAT 5: 710 Q45 V41
GMAT 6: 680 Q47 V36
GMAT 9: 740 Q49 V42
GMAT 11: 500 Q47 V33
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I know! My mom got her first PhD when I was 1 and then got the second while working part time when I was 11 and the bro 8....waay too crazy for me :shock:


Exactly! Well hopefully it'll work out for us both this application season :).

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New post 26 Oct 2008, 00:54
wow, this just gave me a lot of answers for this question. thanks guys.

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