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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Introduce Yourself ##### This topic has 135 expert replies and 282 member replies Goto page Legendary Member Joined 20 Apr 2006 Posted: 2469 messages Followed by: 15 members Upvotes: 85 Target GMAT Score: 801- ajith wrote: but I don't know whether I would be suitable for a monitor. I will be around for another 2 months for sure and the things are very uncertain after that. A lot depends on external agencies on which I have no control. So if you are okay with it, I am ready to take up the err .. Adventure!!!! No problem. You can be on ^the post^ as long as you wish to. just keep us updated... say if you're on leave for 7 days or so... _________________ Getting started @BTG? Please do not PM me, (not active anymore) contact Eric. Legendary Member Joined 21 Sep 2006 Posted: 1275 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 125 Test Date: April 2010 Target GMAT Score: 740 Okay then make me a spam killer! _________________ Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn't expect to be paid back. ### GMAT/MBA Expert Site Admin Joined 13 Feb 2006 Posted: 6738 messages Followed by: 975 members Upvotes: 1249 ajith wrote: Okay then make me a spam killer! Thanks for volunteering, ajith! I've just given you Monitor permissions! _________________ Beat The GMAT | The MBA Social Network Community Management Team Research Top GMAT Prep Courses: https://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-prep-courses Research The World's Top MBA Programs: https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/school Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 23 Mar 2007 Posted: 31 messages Upvotes: 3 Test Date: 09/06/08 (tentative) Okay, after reading the plethora of introductions here thought I might give it a try as well! I guess my nick speaks for itself and of course on my behalf too . I've been like a "cat sitting on the wall" about pursuing an MBA. Finally after realizing that being in a 8-5 job will be unproductive (though not totally) financially I decided to take the leap. More about me: Have a graduate degree in electrical engineering with a little under 7 years of work ex as an electrical engineer. Work mostly involved electronics and embedded systems design for semiconductor OEM company and now for a diversified industrial manufacturer. Very interested in photography, spirituality and music. Currently scheduled to take my GMAT on the 12th of May. But I just might end up rescheduling that to a date in either June or July. Scores in practice tests were 560 and 500 (Kaplan and GMATPrep respectively). I'm quite rusty with my fundamentals and truly believe it to be the reason for my low scores. Let's see where this journey takes me and what kind of scores it leads too. Three cheers to Eric for starting this forum and to the others for carrying on the good work Eric started!!!!! Absolutely fantastic effort!!! Cheers! ### GMAT/MBA Expert Site Admin Joined 13 Feb 2006 Posted: 6738 messages Followed by: 975 members Upvotes: 1249 mbaprocrastinator wrote: Okay, after reading the plethora of introductions here thought I might give it a try as well! I guess my nick speaks for itself and of course on my behalf too . I've been like a "cat sitting on the wall" about pursuing an MBA. Finally after realizing that being in a 8-5 job will be unproductive (though not totally) financially I decided to take the leap. More about me: Have a graduate degree in electrical engineering with a little under 7 years of work ex as an electrical engineer. Work mostly involved electronics and embedded systems design for semiconductor OEM company and now for a diversified industrial manufacturer. Very interested in photography, spirituality and music. Currently scheduled to take my GMAT on the 12th of May. But I just might end up rescheduling that to a date in either June or July. Scores in practice tests were 560 and 500 (Kaplan and GMATPrep respectively). I'm quite rusty with my fundamentals and truly believe it to be the reason for my low scores. Let's see where this journey takes me and what kind of scores it leads too. Three cheers to Eric for starting this forum and to the others for carrying on the good work Eric started!!!!! Absolutely fantastic effort!!! Cheers! Welcome to the forums, and thanks for the nice intro! _________________ Beat The GMAT | The MBA Social Network Community Management Team Research Top GMAT Prep Courses: https://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-prep-courses Research The World's Top MBA Programs: https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/school Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 05 Feb 2007 Posted: 53 messages I suppose i should post a little intro. After all i seem to be on this forum everyday now. Here goes...i am an Officer in the US Air Force. I have been living overseas for the last 2 years in Asia and Europe and the middle east. I had a business undergrad but decided to join the AF after graduation. All those skills are gone now. Anyhow, i have been prepping for the GMAT for the last 2 months. I dont have a great track record on standardized tests so i am working very hard to score well on the GMAT. I plan on making my first attempt in June. Thats about it. Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Joined 06 Apr 2007 Posted: 3 messages Didn't see an introduction type forum, so didn't know exactly where to put this. I'm Kevin. Turning 23 on Monday. Married this past January. Graduated a semester early, magna cum laude in December 2005. 7 months of an internship with Enterprise Rent A Car, plus 1.25 years of work experience thus far. GPA in college (business management) was a 3.85. By the time Fall 2008 rolls around, I will have 2 years, 7 months of experience. I currently work for a multi-billion dollar IT staffing firm, and thus far in 2007 I am in 1st/2nd in terms of revenue production in my office of 8 recruiters. Career Path: Internship May 2005-December 2005 w/ERAC Jan 06 - Mar 06 - Management Trainee Mar 06 - August 06 - Management Assistant (very fast promotion thanks to internship) August 06 - current - TEKsystems (IT recruiting firm) I have not taken the GMAT yet, I plan to study for quite a while to try and master it before taking it ($250 is a lot of money to me).

The schools I am interested in, in order:

1. Duke/Fuqua
2. Vandy/Owens
3. UNC/Kenan-Flagler

I am not targeting the big name schools in Chicago, the northeast, Washington D.C., etc. because I want to stay in the southeast or south-atlantic states. I am really interested in Duke because it would get my wife and I closer to home. I was wowed by their brochure as well.

So, with my credentials thus far... and I know GMAT is a huge piece of this... would you say I have a decent shot? I am concerned, obviously about the GMAT and work experience. I have excelled at the two positions I have had, but it isn't like I've been doing management consulting coming right out of college.

Anyways, I also write about personal finance and other random tidbits when I get the chance.

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kmull wrote:
Didn't see an introduction type forum, so didn't know exactly where to put this.
Yes this is the perfect place to introduce yourself.
Thanks and welcome to the forums.

For profile evaluation and the strategies to enhance your chances of getting into your desired b-school you might want to post a query hree:>
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Since you're new to this forum I'd like to tell you that GMAT annual scholarship competition is on. You too can participate in the event.
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Thanks again have a nice time

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For profile evaluation and the strategies to enhance your chances of getting into your desired b-school you might want to post a query hree:>
http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewforum.php?f=21

Since you're new to this forum I'd like to tell you that GMAT annual scholarship competition is on. You too can participate in the event.
http://www.beatthegmat.com/scholarship/

Thanks again have a nice time
I figured I would wait on Stacy since she is out of office until 4/15.

I saw the scholarship thing and am really impressed by that. What is the deadline?

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kmull wrote:
aim-wsc wrote:
For profile evaluation and the strategies to enhance your chances of getting into your desired b-school you might want to post a query hree:>
http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewforum.php?f=21

Since you're new to this forum I'd like to tell you that GMAT annual scholarship competition is on. You too can participate in the event.
http://www.beatthegmat.com/scholarship/

Thanks again have a nice time
I figured I would wait on Stacy since she is out of office until 4/15.

I saw the scholarship thing and am really impressed by that. What is the deadline?
Deadline to submit is May 7, 2007.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/scholarship/

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I suppose i should post a little intro. After all i seem to be on this forum everyday now. Here goes...i am an Officer in the US Air Force. I have been living overseas for the last 2 years in Asia and Europe and the middle east. I had a business undergrad but decided to join the AF after graduation. All those skills are gone now. Anyhow, i have been prepping for the GMAT for the last 2 months. I dont have a great track record on standardized tests so i am working very hard to score well on the GMAT. I plan on making my first attempt in June. Thats about it.
Thanks for the intro--and thanks for your posts!

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Didn't see an introduction type forum, so didn't know exactly where to put this.

I'm Kevin. Turning 23 on Monday. Married this past January.

Graduated a semester early, magna cum laude in December 2005.
7 months of an internship with Enterprise Rent A Car, plus 1.25 years of work experience thus far.
GPA in college (business management) was a 3.85.

By the time Fall 2008 rolls around, I will have 2 years, 7 months of experience.

I currently work for a multi-billion dollar IT staffing firm, and thus far in 2007 I am in 1st/2nd in terms of revenue production in my office of 8 recruiters.

Career Path:
Internship May 2005-December 2005 w/ERAC
Jan 06 - Mar 06 - Management Trainee
Mar 06 - August 06 - Management Assistant (very fast promotion thanks to internship)
August 06 - current - TEKsystems (IT recruiting firm)

I have not taken the GMAT yet, I plan to study for quite a while to try and master it before taking it ($250 is a lot of money to me). The schools I am interested in, in order: 1. Duke/Fuqua 2. Vandy/Owens 3. UNC/Kenan-Flagler I am not targeting the big name schools in Chicago, the northeast, Washington D.C., etc. because I want to stay in the southeast or south-atlantic states. I am really interested in Duke because it would get my wife and I closer to home. I was wowed by their brochure as well. So, with my credentials thus far... and I know GMAT is a huge piece of this... would you say I have a decent shot? I am concerned, obviously about the GMAT and work experience. I have excelled at the two positions I have had, but it isn't like I've been doing management consulting coming right out of college. Anyways, I also write about personal finance and other random tidbits when I get the chance. Welcome! _________________ Beat The GMAT | The MBA Social Network Community Management Team Research Top GMAT Prep Courses: https://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-prep-courses Research The World's Top MBA Programs: https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/school Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 27 Feb 2007 Posted: 135 messages Upvotes: 2 I didn't notice this thread earlier as I jumped right into problem discussions. My intro - My name is Rajesh. I'm male, 28, married. I did my graduation in mechanical engineering in India. I am working in IT field. Total work ex is 5.5 years till date. 2.5 years in India and 3 years in USA (Wisconsin). I'm planning to apply this year for the fall 2008 class. Not yet decided which all schools I'll be targeting. Hobbies - Reading, Learning (anything, really!). Personal Interests - Spirituality, Philosophy, Photography Professional Interests - Finance ### GMAT/MBA Expert Site Admin Joined 13 Feb 2006 Posted: 6738 messages Followed by: 975 members Upvotes: 1249 rajesh_ctm wrote: I didn't notice this thread earlier as I jumped right into problem discussions. My intro - My name is Rajesh. I'm male, 28, married. I did my graduation in mechanical engineering in India. I am working in IT field. Total work ex is 5.5 years till date. 2.5 years in India and 3 years in USA (Wisconsin). I'm planning to apply this year for the fall 2008 class. Not yet decided which all schools I'll be targeting. Hobbies - Reading, Learning (anything, really!). Personal Interests - Spirituality, Philosophy, Photography Professional Interests - Finance Hi Rajesh: Thanks for the intro--and big thanks for the great posts you've contributed to date! Best of luck! _________________ Beat The GMAT | The MBA Social Network Community Management Team Research Top GMAT Prep Courses: https://www.beatthegmat.com/gmat-prep-courses Research The World's Top MBA Programs: https://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/school Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 10 Apr 2007 Posted: 12 messages hey guys!! this is anirudh. i joined this forum almost no time back i am planning to take GMAT in jul 07 and yet to start the preparations. as speculated in 1 of the above post .. i am too a s/w prof. .... very true they have plenty of time to waste i hope i wil be able to gain substantially through this forum .. and end up scoring a gr8(decent if not) score .. i havent xplored this website much yet .. so can anybody tell me where to start with for the starting tips and where on this forum i will get the info. abt the right B school to chose ?? by right i mean ... a B school which complies with my budget, expectations and credits ... that's it from me .... hope to have a good time with u ppl ahead .... looking forward to hear from u guys soon .. • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 5 Day FREE Trial Study Smarter, Not Harder Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Practice Test & Review How would you score if you took the GMAT Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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