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by aim-wsc » Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:56 am
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...

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by ajith » Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:00 am
Okay then make me a spam killer!
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by beatthegmat » Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:55 pm
ajith wrote:Okay then make me a spam killer!
Thanks for volunteering, ajith! I've just given you Monitor permissions!
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by mbaprocrastinator » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:12 pm
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!!!

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by beatthegmat » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:35 pm
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!
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by scoutkb » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:28 am
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.

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by kmull » Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:05 am
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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by aim-wsc » Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:42 am
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:>
https://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.
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Thanks again have a nice time :)

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by kmull » Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:30 pm
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:>
https://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.
https://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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by beatthegmat » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:29 pm
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:>
https://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.
https://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. :)

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by beatthegmat » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:48 pm
scoutkb wrote: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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by beatthegmat » Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:48 pm
kmull wrote: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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by rajesh_ctm » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:45 pm
I didn't notice this thread earlier as I jumped right into problem discussions.
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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.

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by beatthegmat » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:09 pm
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!
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hi all .. i joined newly

by hedonistatbreak » Wed Apr 11, 2007 2:54 am
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 :D
i hope i wil be able to gain substantially through this forum .. and end up scoring a gr8(decent if not) score .. :lol:
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 .. :!: