530 = accepted into Boston University MBA program

Congrats! Tell us how you did it
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Guys if you have a unique story and a passion for a school you can overcome a low GMAT score!! I am proof!

Good luck to all don't be discouraged by the GMAT tell you story as this is what gets you into biz school...

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by karanrulz4ever » Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:21 pm
Congrats!!! Could you post your detailed profile so that others might find it helpful?? The one thing I can presume about you is that you might be working with HP... :)

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by gmatmachoman » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:17 am
karanrulz4ever wrote:Congrats!!! Could you post your detailed profile so that others might find it helpful?? The one thing I can presume about you is that you might be working with HP... :)
Nice guess!!

So any guess on my name :gmatmachoman???

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by HPengineer » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:22 am
ha yes good call i am with HP!

My background is very Non Traditional... I started as contractor in HP mail room at 18 years old almost 12 years ago... I didnt go to college right away as i needed to make money.

After 2 years one manager in HP give me a chance at entry level position and the rest as they say is history. I started going to college full time and working full time graduating Electrical Engineering with 3.7 GPA... Just when i finish school HP send me to Taiwan for 2.5 years to work... I study mandarian while there and become decent in speaking chinese. Now i am back to Houston working as Platform manager.


In eassy i just tell the story of my dream of mail room to board room etc... The admission commitee were touched by my determination and struggle... In addition they over looked my GMAT as test anxiety due to my high GPA.. Overall my essasy i felt were very strong cause they were heart felt.. I had to struggle alot to get where i am at and i put that in the essays... Also i think the international experince really help me alot as well.

My best advice is tell your story everyone has a unique path in life its these stories that intrest the Adcom. Make your essay read like a book that someone can not put down and you will have a good shot to get in..

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by forbidden » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:29 am
can u jst send me a copy of your essays if u dont mind
u can send it at forbiddensins18@gmail.com
thanks.

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by sivaelectric » Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:04 pm
this is definitely inspiring. thanks for the post. could you please send the essays to the following id if you dont mind, sivaelectric@gmail.com
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by Taran » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:48 pm
Hi HP

Congratulations for getting admitted. Have you ever come across a movie that builds your interest, engrosses you and then suddenly finishes, leaving you wondering what the !!! :)

Your little debreif did the same to me. Please, if possible, send me your essays, so that i can see 'the making' of the movie, i just saw.

Me email is tssambi@yahoo.com

Thanks...:)

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by yourshail123 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:38 am
Congrats HPengineer!! Its an inspiring story. Awesome!!
Could you or anyone on the thread help me by sending the profile?

My email-id is yourshail123@yahoo.co.in

Thanks !! :)

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by vineeshp » Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:26 pm
Hey HPEngineer,

Interesting story. Congrats on your admit. Welcome to BU! From what I know, most of my classmates have good GMAT scores. Hence, it must be especially gratifying.

I just casually logged in to BTG after a while.

To those asking for his essay, it is not going to help you much to see his essays. Each person's story and admission is different. It will only inhibit your creativity as you will try to base your essays on his because you see it as a successful admit.
Vineesh,
Just telling you what I know and think. I am not the expert. :)