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Internal Strategy Consulting

Hi, Having just completed my executive MBA from Duke, I aspire to enter into management consulting. My background is in software development in telecommunications (Cisco). While I love the job profile of a strategy consultant, there's one aspect of it that I may not be well-suited for - travel! Most...

by achandwa

Fri Dec 04, 2009 2:00 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Internal Strategy Consulting
Replies: 0
Views: 2554

Update on Wharton:
Did not make it. I have no regrets. Duke will save me a lot of time, money and energy and hopefully will get me where I want to be. Thanks Jelt, for your encouragement in taking a shot at Wharton. I will rest in peace for I atleast tried.
-Ashish

by achandwa

Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Got into Duke EMBA
Replies: 10
Views: 15303

Duke or Wharton?

My situation: Have an admit at Duke for EMBA. Applied to Wharton EMBA last minute and interviewed yesterday. It went well. Lasted 45 minutes or so. It was more of an informal conversation with Diane Sharp, associate director of admissions. The usual questions - career path, goals, how MBA fits into ...

by achandwa

Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Got into Duke EMBA
Replies: 10
Views: 15303

Alright. I will give it a shot. I have scheduled my interview for this Saturday. My application is going to look rushed but cannot help at this point. If I get in I will owe it to you. However, I am going in without any expectation and with a sense of not having to lose anything.

by achandwa

Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Got into Duke EMBA
Replies: 10
Views: 15303

Thanks for your input Jelt. As much as I'd love to get an EMBA from Wharton instead of Duke here's some challenges I will face if accepted at Wharton: 1. Need to relocate to make commute feasible. After living over eight years in RTP, NC, I have developed roots in the community. Relocating with my w...

by achandwa

Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Got into Duke EMBA
Replies: 10
Views: 15303

Got into Duke EMBA

I am so happy and excited to make it into the program. Originally, I wasn't planning to apply this year because I didn't think I could make the final deadline. But I did and got in! I understand that there are better schools, but Duke being local, was my first choice and the only school I applied to...

by achandwa

Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: Got into Duke EMBA
Replies: 10
Views: 15303

It was a blind interview. In a lot of top tier schools the interview is blind to eliminate any bias from prereading.
-Ashish

by achandwa

Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Duke EMBA interview blind?
Replies: 4
Views: 5168

Duke EMBA interview blind?

Hi,
Does anyone know if the Duke EMBA interview is blind?
Thanks, Ashish

by achandwa

Wed Jan 02, 2008 8:54 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Duke EMBA interview blind?
Replies: 4
Views: 5168

Hi Gans, Congrats on your score! I scored the same as well and I am aiming for Duke executive MBA too. I attended their campus visit and got a favorable response on my GMAT score. I don't think the GMAT score should be your worry. I think work experience counts far more for a part-time MBA. After yo...


Hi Shiva, What can I say?!? If GMAT had one more section you probably had enough time to murder it as well in the 55 minutes you spared! I have never heard of such a performance in that amount of time! Congratulations! Good luck with your apps. BTW I feel ashamed when you say you took a ton of tests...

by achandwa

Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 770 (Q49, V46)
Replies: 9
Views: 3312

Well, it would be nice if I do not have to blindly guess a few to make it to the end :) I seem to struggle with the residue effect. It may sound funny but after taking more than 10 tests, I just can't shrug off the thoughts of previous problem on hitting confirm. Need to overcome this bad habit in t...

by achandwa

Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Running out of time on last question?
Replies: 5
Views: 3280

Great! That's inline with what I saw in GMATPrep.
Thanks mayonnai5e
It's nice to know since I seem to hit this situation in every single test! :)

by achandwa

Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Running out of time on last question?
Replies: 5
Views: 3280

Running out of time on last question?

I vaguely recollect a recommended strategy in one of the prep books (probably Kaplan premiere, but not very sure) that if you are on the last question with a few seconds left, you could mark one of the choices blindly and then think about the solution. That way you avoid the penalty of an unanswered...

by achandwa

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Running out of time on last question?
Replies: 5
Views: 3280

MGMAT question with the answer

I am not quite convinced with the explaination of the answer. If someone has insights please let me know. Search for [ASHISH] for my question. Thanks, Ashish Question Given that n is an integer, is n — 1 divisible by 3? (1) is not divisible by 3 (2) , where k is a positive multiple of 3 (A) Statemen...

by achandwa

Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:24 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: MGMAT question with the answer
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Congratulations on a stellar performance! But am I reading your scores right? Q-51, V-42 sounds like a 760 or 770?!?!? What were your individual and aggregate percentiles?
-Ashish

by achandwa

Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: GMAT 730
Replies: 2
Views: 2329