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A Ball Game, a Bachelor Party and Berkeley

July 9, 2012

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So I just had quite an interesting (and tiring) weekend. I left work a little early on Friday to drive to Orange County and meet my mentee for a baseball game. Now, if you ever want to test the strength of our friendship, ask me to drive to southeast Hell Orange County to see you, […]

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ACT 3: FROM 590 TO THE GMAT 700 CLUB (Q47, V40, AWA6)

June 25, 2012

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{{PROLOGUE}} I played classical saxophone for about 8 years between middle school and my first year of college. I also had the privilege of taking private lessons from Mr. Collins, who was hands down the best in my state at the time. His students consistently auditioned well enough to dominate all-county and all-state wind ensembles. […]

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10 Reasons Why I Love Working For a Nerdy Company

June 15, 2012

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NERDS IN PARIS: Yesterday was the last day of work for one of my marketing interns. She was an exchange student who had just finished her masters degree in corporate finance from Institut National des Telecommunications in France and was completing her exchange studies certificate at one of the more well-regarded UC (University of California) schools. […]

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(MBA vs EMBA) Choosing the Hard Climb: Why I Don’t Want an Executive or Part-Time MBA

June 3, 2012

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One of the first questions that I get from people when either A) I mention my age/years of work experience while talking about my MBA candidacy or B) I mention my candidacy and they already know my age is “Have you considered a Part-Time MBA or EMBA?” The answer to that question is yes, I […]

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Why Top MBA Programs Are Shifting from Suits to Start Ups in the Millennial Era

May 31, 2012

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Recently, Poets & Quants published an article highlighting the trend of more and more MBA students in top programs shunning traditional corporate jobs to start their own businesses. In particular, the piece highlighted that Stanford and HBS grads are 3x and 2x more likely to start a business upon graduation, respectively, when compared to their […]

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A Not-So Winding Road

May 12, 2012

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So, about 2 1/2 weeks ago I celebrated the 12th anniversary of my college graduation. Though it would be a shameful lie for me to sit here and say that “it feels just like yesterday”, I am yet amazed at just how fast time has progressed. It’s been an eventful, busy, lesson-filled decade and change; […]

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A Mixed Review on Poets and Quants

May 12, 2012

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 A week or two before starting this blog I had my MBA applicant profile analyzed by Sanford “Sandy” Kreisberg,  a well-known MBA admissions consultant and founder of HBSguru.com. His brand is based on his style as a “straight-shooter”–giving you the most blunt opinion possible about your chances at various business schools (that you choose). My review […]

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