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Sanjukta Sen
Sanjukta was on cloud nine when ISB Hyderabad Admission results were announced. She had secured an admit from both ISB and IIMC. It was one of the toughest choice she had to make. Sanjukta finally decided to go to IIMC and join the PGPEX program.Having worked in Infosys and Ericsson in an IT profile (that many would call ‘typical’), Sanjukta was initially worried about her chances at these schools. With thoughts that cross every applicant’s mind at this stage, “Should I retake the GMAT?’, Sanjukta did thorough research to strengthen all other aspects of her application. She ultimately decided not to retake the GMAT and focused on creating a strong application with GyanOne for both ISB and IIMC. Sanjukta is an outstanding professional and has worked on some cutting-edge applications of business technology. Her examples and initiative, and GyanOne’s guidance, helped her to build a strong profile. Sanjukta finally made it to both ISB and IIMC in Round 1 results. Had she applied to some of the other options in India available to her, she might well have made it there too. IIMC was Sanjukta’s top choice, and will now be her alma mater..IIMC PGPex: IIM Calcutta Class Profile, Fees: GyanOne Success
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Sumit Srivastava, a Maruti Suzuki employee for more than 9 years, makes it to IIM Ahmedabad . It was a dream come true for this Mechanical engineer, to receive an admit from one of the best business schools in India. With a GMAT score of 700, When Sumit approached GyanOne, he still had his doubts about his candidature to IIMA PGPX. However, with just 15 days of extensive work on his essays and application, GyanOne was able to help him build a strong story around the outstanding work that he had done in helping Maruti launch a new car in the market. Just as Sumit had put in hard work in launching the car under a tight deadline, he worked extremely hard on his application too. Whether rewriting his essays, coming up with new examples, or bringing out new dimensions in the story, he ensured that his essays were extremely strong.. IIMA PGPX Placements, IIMA PGPX Eligibility, IIMA PGPX Fees: IIMA Success
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How to get 770 on GMAT

by GyanOne » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:27 pm
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Scoring a 770 on GMAT (99 percentile) is rare enough, but doing it in one’s first attempt on this challenging test is rarer still. What does it take to get this outstanding score, and how should one optimize one’s preparation strategy to overcome constraints and suit one’s strengths? This is the story of Vatsal Gupta, and of his 770 on GMAT.
Before one can start dreaming of a great GMAT score, one needs to be able to plan for it. Unfortunately, most test takers plan for a test wishfully, and execute fitfully.
In other words, everyone wants a great score, but not everyone puts in the effort and structure into preparation that is required to achieve it. This structure is not just about what to study, but about how to study it. Here are the key strategies that Vatsal followed: – To begin with, Vatsal took a mock test to identify his natural strengths as well as areas that did not align with his capabilities immediately..How to get 770 on GMAT
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From the high seas to the IMD MBA – that is Rakesh Renganathan’s story. Rakesh managed large offshore vessels as a Master (Captain) in his earlier life, and here he is at the IMD MBA, managing himself through a program that is intense, demanding, and full of learning.
In this interview, Rakesh talks about life at IMD, his key learning experiences, and how being part of one of the world’s most elite MBA programs has helped him grow as an aspiring business professional.
A must-read for those looking at the IMD MBA as a future option. Even for those who are not, this interview can help understand life at a top MBA program. Over to Rakesh, who delivers some excellent insights into life at IMD..IMD assessment day, IMD MBA, MBA in Europe, MBA Success Stories
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GyanOne interviews Sudhir Patamseti, an NYU Stern MBA Current Student, and a GyanOne client on Life at this premier bschool. As of March 2016, NYU Stern School of Business MBA program is ranked #10 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report. Sudhir shares his experience on key highlights on Life at Stern business school, learnings from the program and opportunities for a technology professional post NYU Stern MBA. GyanOne: What made you consider the Langone MBA?
Sudhir: I chose the Langone MBA because I did not want to give up my current job [context: Sudhir works at Akamai Technologies, the leading global Cloud services provider], and did not also want to go for a full-time MBA program because of the higher costs involved. The Stern Langone MBA provided me with the best of both worlds – I could work and at the same time study at Stern, and the additional work experience that I so gained would help me in my career progress later too.. GyanOne Interviews NYU Stern MBA Current Student – Life at NYU Stern
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HEC Paris MBA Interview Questions

by GyanOne » Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:58 pm
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The HEC Paris MBA interview is conducted by two or more panel members including HEC Paris MBA alumni. Mentioned below is the interview experience of one of GyanOne HEC Paris MBA applicant (who successfully made it through). The interview process comprised of a series of two interviews listed in detail below. Note that HEC Paris MBA interview questions are both goals and career related, and behavioral. Fit with HEC is an important component of the process, and it is gauged through behavioral questions.
GyanOne provides comprehensive help on interview preparation for all top MBA programs. Our proprietary interview support methodology, IntOne™, helps you to prepare yourself for the interview in a disciplined and professional manner. For more info on the service, visit GyanOne Premium Interview Preparation Service..HEC Paris MBA Interview Questions
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Stanford MBA Interview Questions

by GyanOne » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:15 pm
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Stanford GSB interviews roughly 1,000 applicants every year. The interview focuses on past actions rather than on hypothetical situations. The primary questions revolve around attitudes, behaviors, and skills that have been key to vital to high-impact leadership post-MBA. The interview reflects on your personal and professional experiences, and how best to lead people and manage situations. Stanford interviews take place all over the world, typically near where you live or work. Applicants are strongly advised to know the school and its resources inside out. They are also expected to be able to talk about their career goals and how Stanford specifically fits with them, in great detail. While most interviews are conducted by alumni, expect all alumni interviews to probe along these dimensions, though in a casual, relaxed, and friendly manner..Stanford MBA Interview Questions
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HEC ranked as the top business school in Europe 7 times in the 9-year period between 2006 and 2014 in the Financial Times ranking. The HEC Paris MBA curriculum is divided into two phases; the Fundamental Phase and the Customized Phase with the former focusing on developing knowledge in the business discipline while the later allowing students to customize the program according to their professional objectives. CEO Series, 3-day MBA Tournament and off-campus leadership seminar designed to develop leadership skills in MBA Students. Nikhil Jones, one of GyanOne’s clients and successful HEC Paris MBA Applicant, reveals his perspectives on the HEC Paris Application process and post MBA job opportunities in Europe..HEC Paris MBA Application
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MSU Broad MBA Interview Questions and Tips

by GyanOne » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:04 pm
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MSU Broad MBA interviews – what is the admissions committee looking for?
The 21-month Full-time MBA Program at the Broad College of Business has one of the most diverse student population—in terms of ethnicity, gender, national origin, and professional experience. The program has just around 100 students entering the Full-Time MBA degree program each fall, and has an extensive admission criterion for selecting the best among the large pool of applicants. MSU Broad MBA interview questions therefore are quite ‘broad-ranged’ (no pun intended) too. Expect to answer questions on specific challenges you have faed, your approach to certain situations, and your choice of career. Also expect your interviewer to touch upon non-academic and non-professional aspects of your profile, such as interests outside work, key challenges you have faced, your background and exposure to multi-cultural work environments, and of course, your ambitions in life..MBA interview tips
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Ross MBA essays 2016: A Brief Analysis

by GyanOne » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:49 pm
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The Michigan Ross MBA essays have changed. While most top business schools either revamp their essay sets from year to year, or leave them unchanged, Michigan Ross has gone with a third approach – it has modified the topics a bit, and changed (reduced) the word limits associated with each essay. While the changes to the Ross MBA essays 2016 are few, they are highly significant, and would involve a very different approach from those applying to the program.
Yet, Ross is very clear in now communicating that they are looking for leaders who make a positive difference in the world. The key elements here would not just be what one has done, but the factors that drove one to do it, and the impact it had..Ross MBA essays 2016: A Brief Analysis
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IIMB EPGP Interview Questions

by GyanOne » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:46 pm
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The IIMB EPGP Interview questions vary across topics and feilds. We have covered a lot of them in one of our earlier articles. However, in an attempt to keep our readers up-to-date with the ever changing questions every year, and to provide hem with maximum possible exposure to the IIM Bangalore EPGP interview experience, mentioned below are more IIMB EPGP Interview questions, that have been asked to our clientele in 2015-16.
Q) 6 years in Infosys. Why is that?
Q) Can you explain what are the right opportunities you just spoke about?
Q) Why development project is good for you?
Q) But you are just a fresher. How much can you see in a development project?
Q) But I think you can learn more from a support project?..IIMB EPGP Interview Questions
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ISB PGP Interview Questions

by GyanOne » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:36 pm
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The Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, has an extensive admission process consisting of submitting a detailed application and a more detailed interview process. The ISB interview process is conducted by 2-3 members in the interview panel and last roughly 30-40 minutes. The interview panel members can be ISB alums or admission committee members. Questions asked in the ISB PGP interview can vary from personal experiences, professional achievements, short term and long term goals and industry and general awareness. The ISB PGP interview panel primarily judges a candidate from various perspectives, and selects the mot worthy candidates. Mentioned below is a list of questions asked to some of GyanOne clients for the ISB PGP 2016 intake..ISB PGP Interview Questions
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Amrit Mann, a BITS Pilani engineer, now an HEC Paris student reveals the most sought after answers by Indian applicants intending to Study at Top business schools in Europe. Amrit has been an absolute pleasure to work with and to interact with. GyanOne caught up with him, whIle he is in the last leg of his Master’s at HEC Paris. He spoke about his experience of study in Europe, and how the HEC experience has helped him grow. The most exciting part for me is, in a way, representing your country on a big stage. A B-school has a lot going on and if you are good at something, it shows and you are recognised for it. Another interesting aspect is that your opinions on various topics (business or cultural) are constantly challenged and that expands your horizon. My experience has been excellent, and I would highly recommend that other Indians and even other nationalities study in Europe, and also work here later..GyanOne Interviews HEC Paris student
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NYU Stern MBA Admit with a 650 GMAT Score

by GyanOne » Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:40 pm
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An NYU Stern MBA Admit with a 650 GMAT ? This might look more like fiction than fact, but wait till you hear of the applicant’s achievements. He not only works for Amazon, one of the world’s leading technology firms, but is also a scholarship winner, a Columbia post-graduate in software, and an SAT teacher for high-school kids in New York City. Yet, a 650 GMAT is, after all, a 650 GMAT. Here is Aniket Phatak’s story of how he overcame his barriers and secured an admit to the NYU Stern Executive MBA program. Aniket is a very successful professional by any measure. He works for Audible, one of Amazon’s subsidiaries (focused on audiobooks), and has received accolades for his academics, his work in the community, and his contribution to Audible. At Audible, Aniket is in the SDE (Software Development Engineer) role – a prestigious and difficult to attain position with the engineering team with a low success rate of applicants. In spite of these technology accomplishments, however, Aniket decided to pursue an MBA..NYU Stern MBA Admit with a 650 GMAT Score
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ISB with 670 GMAT? Possible?
Every year, we hear stories of many applicants who apply to the Indian School of Business (ISB) and make it with low GMAT scores. The ISB admit with a low GMAT score is not a myth, but reality. However, ISB MBA applicants who wish to be able to make it through a rigorous application process need to demonstrate excellent planning and execution to be able to make it. This is not about ‘hoping’ for an admit, but making it happen through an outstanding application and interview. Every year, many applicants make it to ISB and other top schools with lower than average GMAT scores. This article is the story of SV, an ISB with 670 GMAT and excellent planning..Made it to ISB with 670 GMAT
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