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I think there is some value in entering the work force for a few years, first. In my experience, going into my MBA program after already having a sense for real-world business issues really solidified my learning. The case studies felt that much more concrete, and I had real-world background to cont...

by VP_Tatiana

Tue Dec 23, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: College Seniors/Inexperience????
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

Hey guys, It's looking like lots of people will apply to bschool this year due to the economy. However, I don't think that should discourage you from applying. There is no bad time to go to bschool, as the value of the education amortizes over your lifetime. If these are 1-2 years that you would oth...

by VP_Tatiana

Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: MBA in a Recession
Replies: 5
Views: 2916

Hi there, The question is a little broad, so let me break it down a little. There are many factors you will want to consider: 1) Where you want to work after school. If you want to work in NYC, your best bet is to go to an East Coast business school. If you want to work in Silicon Valley, look at St...

by VP_Tatiana

Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Europe or America?
Replies: 2
Views: 1840

Most schools have application rounds. What this means is that they have several (usually 3) different deadlines. In general, you have better chances of getting accepted if you apply to an earlier round, as spots fill up on an ongoing basis. However, if you have a stellar application it may still be ...

by VP_Tatiana

Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: what do you mean by rounds after gmat
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

I used a Samsung UMPC through business school (purchased Jan 2007). It is a very small touchscreen/tablet. This was a perfect choice for me because I would find a few minutes here or there to do homework, and I could always have my laptop with me by having such a portable laptop. Now that it is time...

by VP_Tatiana

Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Laptop/Computer/Notebook for B-School
Replies: 1
Views: 1604

Hi there, I believe the confusion is resulting from raw score vs. scaled score. If you got 29 right, that is your raw score for the section. The scaled score is computed based on the computer adaptive nature of the test. The scaled score does not directly correspond to the raw score. You could miss ...

by VP_Tatiana

Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Gave the Veritas Test but cant figure out the scoring
Replies: 1
Views: 1438

I just want to caution everyone about using Venn diagrams for CR questions. Venn diagrams are great for overlapping sets Quant questions, but they can be misleading as far as CR questions go. The main reason is that the word SOME could mean 1 or it could mean ALL. So, the Venn diagram for "Some A's ...

by VP_Tatiana

Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Critical Reasoning
Topic: German Philosophers
Replies: 11
Views: 6765

Friday is soon! Unfortunately, it's too late to postpone your test without forfitting the fee (that requires 7 day notice at least), so I think you might as well go for it. Just make sure that this experience hasn't ruined your mental game. Stay positive, and envision that goal score! Since your tim...

by VP_Tatiana

Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: lost all confidence
Replies: 10
Views: 2179

Sorry to hear that your test did not go as you had hoped. Don't be discouraged! I have seen people go from 490 to 600, so it is certainly possible. You should look at some of the stories from "I beat the GMAT" to give you inspiration. The worst thing to do is to let the stress get to you. Maybe it s...

by VP_Tatiana

Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Test Day Tomorrow.. Stressed and need advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 2427

Let me add my (soon to be: graduate in 11 days!) alma mater to the list: Babson College. It has been ranked #1 in entrepreneurship by US News and World Reports 15 years in a row. I can attest to the fact that the curriculum focuses on opportunity identification and evaluation. Entrepreneurs need to ...

by VP_Tatiana

Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Using MBA to explore options?
Replies: 7
Views: 2273

A person would earn the maximum if they charged at least $10,000.

They would earn:

0.005(1000) + 0.01(2000) + 0.015(3000) + .02(4000) =
5 + 20 + 45 + 80 =
150

Hope that helps!

Tatiana

by VP_Tatiana

Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Bonus problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

PROBLEM 1: Statement 1 tells us that n is non-zero. However, we could have cases like -1^2=1 or 1^2=1, so we do not have sufficient information to find one solution for z. Statement 2 tells us that z>0. However, we could have cases like 3^0=1 and 1^2=1. So, we don't have a single answer for z and th...

by VP_Tatiana

Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: Data Sufficiency
Topic: GMAT Prep - 1 Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1509

Hi Ian, I explained that these were alternating signs and 1/2 the magnitude each time, so the example of 1/8 + 1/8 +1/8 doesn't parallel what is going on in this particular problem. The fact that each term is the opposite sign from the last, and half the magnitude of the last, is what insures the an...

by VP_Tatiana

Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: GMAT Prep Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2001

Try the google search feature. ; )

by VP_Tatiana

Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: how to study for math
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

This question has been answered several times in the strategy section. I'd recommend checking there for similar threads.

Best wishes,

Tatiana

by VP_Tatiana

Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: GMAT Math
Topic: how to study for math
Replies: 3
Views: 1882