Articles by MBAover30

30+ Applicant: How I Got into HBS

by MBAover30 on April 29, 2015

Intro Several months ago, I received an email from someone who had filled out my form for a free MBA profile opinion. Since I was at the [...]

Looking Back on My MBA Ride

by MBAover30 on November 15, 2014

(Oakland, CA) – It was almost exactly 3 years ago that I first began to seriously consider aiming for an MBA at a top program. When [...]

One Year Down, Second Year Bound

by MBAover30 on July 9, 2014

Hardly Working So for the past 7 weeks, I’ve been back out on the west coast living and working in the Silicon Valley for Google. It has [...]

A Startup, Wharton West, Travel Abroad, Google, and Other Updates

by MBAover30 on February 28, 2014

First, I’d just like to congratulate my admissions consulting clients from this season who have accepted offers to their target schools. Thus far, 2 of you are headed [...]

A Wharton MBA On The Wall Street Journal Criticism

by MBAover30 on October 10, 2013

I want to put in my 2 cents on all the hoopla that has been stirred up by this article in the WSJ regarding Wharton’s application volume [...]

Updates from Wharton: the Beauty of a Large Program

by MBAover30 on October 9, 2013

My first quarter at Wharton has been an unbelievable experience. When I last posted, I was just getting my druthers after a fun but exhausting [...]

Pre-Term at Wharton: The Fresh Prince of Philly

by MBAover30 on August 12, 2013

The short version of this story is that I’m having the time of my life right about now. Here goes the long version… (I hope [...]

GMAT Quant Practice #4

by MBAover30 on July 25, 2013

It’s GMAT time for a lot of your right now. I’ve spoken with a number of you who are taking the exam in a few [...]

Philly Bound at Last: a New Zip Code, a New Lifestyle

by MBAover30 on July 24, 2013

This time tomorrow, I will officially be a resident of Philadelphia. Since I was admitted during round one (December), much of this transition has been [...]

Funemployment, Prepping for Wharton and Turning 36

by MBAover30 on July 17, 2013

I’ve never really been the jealous type. That notwithstanding, it can be quite a challenge to not become a hater when all of your rich [...]

Entrepreneurship Doubling at Wharton since 2010

by MBAover30 on June 28, 2013

Every now and again (actually, quite often if I’m honest) I get yet another confirmation of having made the right decision in choosing to attend The [...]

The Truth vs. “Playing the Game” in MBA Admissions Essays

by MBAover30 on June 18, 2013

Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken with a number of 2013-14 MBA applicants while helping them with their application strategies for this admissions season. A few [...]

GMAT Quant Practice #3

by MBAover30 on June 14, 2013

Here’s GMAT Quant/Math Batch #3 from our friends at Target Test Prep. Throw these problems into your GMAT prep mix to increase your chance of breaking [...]

DMAC Diversity Conference: Why You’ve Got to Be There!

by MBAover30 on June 8, 2013

A year ago today, I was mulling over why a full time MBA vs. an EMBA was the right decision for me being that I was only [...]