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Thanks, yes this helps. What I wanted to understand though was the nature of your work in the Tech company - which seems like a Product (and not services) firm? Are you in a Product Manager role/team? Or Strategy? Or something else? This will determine your post-MBA goals story to a large extent as...

by vrchen

Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Eval Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

It will be good to understand the nature of your work both at the consulting firm as well as the current tech firm to really get a better sense on the profile's strength. What brands have you worked for? Any achievements there that differentiate you? For the super aggressive school list you have th...

by vrchen

Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Eval Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

It will be good to understand the nature of your work both at the consulting firm as well as the current tech firm to really get a better sense on the profile's strength. What brands have you worked for? Any achievements there that differentiate you? For the super aggressive school list you have th...

by vrchen

Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Eval Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Profile Eval Please

Target Schools: Stanford GSB (Top Choice) HBS Kellogg (2yr program, considering 1 yr) Haas Target Round: Round 1 (applying Fall 2015) GMAT: 720 @ 94% V 38 @ 84% Q 50 @ 90% AW 5.5 @ 77% IR 5 @ 53% Age: 26 Female Asian Work Experience: Total 4.5 years (6 years by matriculation) Prior: 2 years at mid-t...

by vrchen

Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Eval Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

The real thing seemed easier than MGMAT IR questions. You can get a good sense of the actual difficulty through MBA.Com's practice test and OG Practice problems (online).

by vrchen

Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 720 (Q50 V38 IR5)
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Hey guys, thanks for the feedback...definitely makes me feel a little better. By the way, can you share with us what books did you find more helpful for both Q and V? I used MGMAT set and OG (full, quant, and verbal) to study. I find the MGMAT helpful for tricks and shortcuts to help with quant calc...

by vrchen

Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 720 (Q50 V38 IR5)
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

720 (Q50 V38 IR5)

Hey guys, So I took my GMATs a while back (Sept '12) but decided to finally post here since my IR score has been bugging me. I'm pretty satisfied with my overall score of 720 (Q50 V38) but my IR score is pretty low at a 5/8 which puts me at the 53rd percentile. AWA was 5.5. I know everyone's been sa...

by vrchen

Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 720 (Q50 V38 IR5)
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Hi All, I just redid the problem and realize the reason the answer is the Cambrian period is because the timeline shows how far in the past each eon/era/period is. Therefore, what looked like the "end" of the Cambrian period is actually the beginning of the period that started ~550 years ago. I gues...

by vrchen

Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: IR Question from GMATPrep
Replies: 2
Views: 2850

Hi All, I am also curious about this question as I came to the same conclusion as Kevinst. The answer I selected was Precambrian eon as it marks the end of the Paleozoic era which I equate with the start of another (unnamed?) era. It also marks the beginning of the of the Vendian period. Any thought...

by vrchen

Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: IR Question from GMATPrep
Replies: 2
Views: 2850

IR Question from MGMAT IR Bank

Hi All, I came across an combinatorics IR question in the MGMAT IR question bank and was wondering why my method doesn't work. I've pasted the question + answer explanation along with my method below. It'd be great if someone could help me understand this better. Thanks in advance! Question: A garde...

by vrchen

Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: GMAT Integrated Reasoning
Topic: IR Question from MGMAT IR Bank
Replies: 2
Views: 2860