Articles by MBAover30

  • 30+ Applicant: How I Got into HBS

    30+ Applicant: How I Got into HBS

    by on April 29th, 2015

    Intro Several months ago, I received an email from someone who had filled out my form for a free MBA profile opinion. Since I was at the gym, I wasn’t able to answer right away, but I did scroll quickly through the … Read More

  • Looking Back on My MBA Ride

    Looking Back on My MBA Ride

    by on November 15th, 2014

    (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 … Read More

  • One Year Down, Second Year Bound

    One Year Down, Second Year Bound

    by on July 9th, 2014

    Hardly Working So for the past 7 weeks, I’ve been back out on the west coast living and working in the Silicon Valley for Google. It has been an out of this world experience thus far and I hardly want to come to grips … Read More

  • A Startup, Wharton West, Travel Abroad, Google, and Other Updates

    A Startup, Wharton West, Travel Abroad, Google, and Other Updates

    by on February 28th, 2014

    First, I’d just like to congratulate my admissions consulting clients from this season who have accepted offers to their target schools. Thus far, 2 of you are headed to Wharton, 2 to INSEAD, one to Duke, and 4 … Read More

  • A Wharton MBA On The Wall Street Journal Criticism

    A Wharton MBA On The Wall Street Journal Criticism

    by on October 10th, 2013

    I want to put in my 2 cents on all the hoopla that has been stirred up by this article in the WSJ regarding Wharton’s application volume and the departure of its former admissions director, Ankur Kumar. A day or so … Read More

  • Updates from Wharton: the Beauty of a Large Program

    Updates from Wharton: the Beauty of a Large Program

    by on October 9th, 2013

    My first quarter at Wharton has been an unbelievable experience. When I last posted, I was just getting my druthers after a fun but exhausting Pre-Term experience. I had also deluded myself into thinking that I’d do a … Read More

  • Pre-Term at Wharton: The Fresh Prince of Philly

    Pre-Term at Wharton: The Fresh Prince of Philly

    by on August 12th, 2013

    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, … Read More

  • GMAT Quant Practice #4

    GMAT Quant Practice #4

    by on July 25th, 2013

    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 … Read More

  • Philly Bound at Last: a New Zip Code, a New Lifestyle

    Philly Bound at Last: a New Zip Code, a New Lifestyle

    by on July 24th, 2013

    This time tomorrow, I will officially be a resident of Philadelphia. Since I was admitted during round one (December), much of this transition has been anticlimactic for me since my excitement hit its zenith … Read More

  • Funemployment, Prepping for Wharton and Turning 36

    Funemployment, Prepping for Wharton and Turning 36

    by on July 17th, 2013

    I’ve never really been the jealous type. That notwithstanding, it can be quite a challenge to not become a hater when all of your rich banker classmates are gallivanting around the globe after having quit their pre MBA … Read More

  • Entrepreneurship Doubling at Wharton since 2010

    Entrepreneurship Doubling at Wharton since 2010

    by on June 28th, 2013

    Every now and again (actually, quite often if I’m honest) I get yet another confirmation of having made the right decision in choosing to attend The Wharton School to get my MBA and focus on building a company. … Read More

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

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

    by on June 18th, 2013

    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 … Read More

  • GMAT Quant Practice #3

    GMAT Quant Practice #3

    by on June 14th, 2013

    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 … Read More

  • DMAC Diversity Conference: Why You’ve Got to Be There!

    DMAC Diversity Conference: Why You’ve Got to Be There!

    by on June 8th, 2013

    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 … Read More