Articles by MBAover30

  • 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

  • GMAT Quant Practice #2

    GMAT Quant Practice #2

    by on June 6th, 2013

    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! … Read More

  • GMAT Quant Practice #1

    GMAT Quant Practice #1

    by on June 4th, 2013

    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 … Read More

  • Nominated for The Clear Admit Best of Blogging Awards 2012/2013

    Nominated for The Clear Admit Best of Blogging Awards 2012/2013

    by on May 15th, 2013

    …And to think I once thought that I’d never see the end of the friggin GMAT. Looking Back Almost exacty a year ago, I hit “publish” on my very first blog post for MBAOver30.com. Real talk, no one could have … Read More

  • GMAT Mode–Again (Well, Sort of)

    GMAT Mode–Again (Well, Sort of)

    by on May 7th, 2013

    I experienced deja vu today. I was in the middle of reviewing some statistics info when I thought to myself, “really tho”?. Allow me to explain… I’m currently in the throes of prepping for my transition from … Read More