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Accepted to IESE with a 640 GMAT!

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Accepted to IESE with a 640 GMAT!

by hk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:38 am
Guys, I'm on cloud 9 right now! Extremely thrilled with the acceptance!

I took GMAT thrice and never scored more than 640 but nonetheless applied with the score. IESE was my top choice school and i can't be happier! This just goes to prove that a low GMAT score will not and should not determine your future!

I would like to thank Eric and all the amazing people at BTG who help me and supported me throughout my b-school application journey!

Please feel free to post any queries and i'll be more than happy to answer them!

Cheers and best wishes,

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by DanaJ » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:11 am
Wow! Congratulations, that some news! Barcelona is also a wonderful city to study in, it's one of the most beautiful and diverse cities I've ever visited!

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by sars72 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:34 am
Wow! Congratualtions, Hari.

Could you please provide some insight into your profile and the admission process. Thanks!

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by Vitalina » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:50 am
Congrats!! That's amazing news! :)

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by hk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:29 pm
Thanks a lot guys. And yes i agree Barcelona is a beautiful city and I can't wait to go there.
Here is a brief on my profile:

Age: 26
Gender: Male
Current Location: NJ
Nationality - Indian
GMAT: 640
Academic numbers: 75% UG (engineering); 3.6 Masters in EE
Full Time Work Experience: 4 years
Application year: 2010
Current job: Engineering consultant (R&D), (Fortune 10 company)
Other activities: 12 yrs in the non-profit sector (not a penny in earnings, i swear), Serving on the board of a non-profit, UN volunteer, Avid blogger, Social media enthusiast, aqua-culturalist and i speak 6 languages.

I applied to IESE in Round 1 (deadline:Oct 25th) and got interviewed on the last week of November. After that i was waitlisted and invited to attend an Assessment Day in NYC. The AD in NYC was on Jan 31st (yup i had to wait 2 months for this). This was a great experience as i could meet many applicants and potential candidates. The day consisted of a lot of team activities and there were 3 adcom members facilitating the event. After that I received their acceptance mail in the first week of February!
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by beatthegmat » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:00 pm
Congrats Hari, it's so great to see one of our own make it into such a great program!

Time to celebrate! :)
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by hk » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:01 pm
Thanks a lot Eric! Yes Its definitely time to kick back and celebrate! :)
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by money9111 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:38 pm
Congratulations Hari!!! Take off work tomorrow and go out and party tonight!! A lot of people are finding out about programs today...
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by hk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:25 am
thanks a lot money9111. Yup probably this is the month of acceptances! Many of my friends got in. Heres to all!
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by DeepakR » Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:45 am
Congratulations Hari. I have read your blog and about your GMAT experience. I will need your help in choosing/applying to universities. Will contact you through email.

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by money9111 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:31 pm
Hari where are you from in NJ?
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by hk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:22 pm
@deepak, thanks. sure feel free to contact me for any help.

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by money9111 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:34 pm
@hk... ah 20 minutes from my hometown of Old Bridge.. i graduated HS in 04.. if you're around that age im sure we know some of the same people... but thats for another time lol... Congrats again
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by hk » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:48 pm
money9111 wrote:@hk... ah 20 minutes from my hometown of Old Bridge.. i graduated HS in 04.. if you're around that age im sure we know some of the same people... but thats for another time lol... Congrats again
I used to live close to old bridge - lawrence harbor. Just moved to Edison last year. Nah I wouldn't know anybody from those times! :)

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by papgust » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:12 pm
Hi hari,

Congratulations on your admit! I've heard good things about this school in general.

I was just lurking through the IESE site today. I found that they help you assess your application whether you stand a good chance in IESE before you actually apply, which is pretty good. Normally, people unknowingly submit their applications and wait for a response or people take that extra effort to foresee their chances. Did you ever do this when you applied? How effective is this process?

What is the process in Assessment day? I've never heard of this in any school. How serious is this process?