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Looking Down the Home Stretch

November 11, 2014

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 (Oakland, CA) – It was almost exactly 3 years ago that I first began to seriously consider aiming for an MBA at a top program. When I look back on that time as I approach my last semester at Wharton, it blows my mind how close I came to NOT having made the decision to […]

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Pre-Term at Wharton

August 8, 2013

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  The short version of this story is that I’m having the time of my life right about now. Here goes the long version… (I hope you packed a lunch!) The Fresh Prince of Philly I arrived in Philadelphia back on July 23rd, just over 3 weeks ago. While my flight had me landing several […]

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The Truth vs. “Playing the Game” in MBA Admissions Essays

June 13, 2013

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Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken with a number of 2013-14 MBA applicants while helping them with their application strategies for this admissions season. A few days ago, one of them asked me a very candid question about his admissions apps for several top 10 schools. “While writing my essays, should I tell the […]

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MBAOver30 GMAT Quant Practice #4

June 13, 2013

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It’s GMAT time for a lot of your right now. I’ve spoken with a number of you who are taking the exam in a few weeks. There are many more of you who will be taking it for the first (or second, or third) time within the next 1-2 months, depending on which round you […]

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MBAOver30 GMAT Quant Practice #3

June 4, 2013

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Here’s GMAT Quant/Math Batch #3 from our friends at Target Test Prep . Throw these problems into your GMAT prep mix to increase your chance of breaking into scores of 680-750 and above. And don’t just go through the problem, really seek to understand the underlying rules and relationships that lead to a solution. Here you goes: […]

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DMAC Diversity Conference – You’ve Got to Be There!

June 3, 2013

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A year ago today, I was mulling over why a full time MBA vs. an EMBA was the right decision for me being that I was only about 6 weeks away from my 35th birthday. Boy am I glad that I got clear on that distinction and chose the path of full time. The dividends […]

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MBAOver30 GMAT Quant Practice #2

May 31, 2013

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You asked for it, and now you’ve got it. Our friends over at Target Test Prep have sent this year’s GMATTers two more juicy quant problems to chew on. Here’s to your 680-750+ next GMAT attempt! Here’s bath #2! PRACTICE PROBLEM 2A Jamshid can paint a fence in 50 percent less time than Taimour can […]

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MBAOver30 GMAT Quant Practice #1

May 29, 2013

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In the past, several people have asked me to publish advice and help on the dreaded GMAT exam. When I was applying, I had zero time to offer this kind of help. Now, I am able to provide some occasional practice questions and solutions based on having slightly more time than I did before and […]

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It Wasn’t You; So Maybe it Was Your Pitch

May 1, 2013

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So, you laid it on the table during this MBA admissions cycle. Your GMAT score and undergrad GPA were in range, you have a solid work history, strong extras, clear goals AND don’t know of any reason that any of your recommendations would have gone sour because you’ve crushed it at work to boot. I […]

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