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Write optional essay?

Hello, I am in the process of completing the application for Tuck, and contemplating whether to do the fifth optional essay. I have a professional hobby I could write about that I think would bring value to my application. My only hesitation is that Tuck specifically calls out its optional essay as ...

by jplats

Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Write optional essay?
Replies: 1
Views: 1505

Should I explain undergrad choice b/c of its ranking?

Hello, I am applying this upcoming R1 to a few top-tier schools, including HBS and Stanford. My undergrad institution is a small liberal arts college that has a pretty good reputation -- ranked in the 40th to 50th range by US News -- but I fear that most of the other applicants to these MBA programs...


Do I need to explain my undergrad b/c of its ranking?

Hello, I am applying this upcoming R1 to a few top-tier schools, including HBS and Stanford. My undergrad institution is a small liberal arts college that has a pretty good reputation -- ranked in the 40th to 50th range by US News -- but I fear that most of the other applicants to these MBA programs...

by jplats

Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Do I need to explain my undergrad b/c of its ranking?
Replies: 1
Views: 1041

Profile Eval?

Hello, I would greatly appreciate an eval of my profile: UNDERGRAD EDUCATION - Attended fairly competitive liberal arts college (though not a top 10) - Double majored in English and Business - Overall GPA: 3.8 - Received academic prize for being highest-ranking Business major GMAT - 750 -- 89% Quant...

by jplats

Thu May 29, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Profile Eval?
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

East Coast job prospects for Haas Grads?

I am planning to apply to b-schools in the fall, and trying to narrow down the list of schools. Stanford and Haas are both programs that really appeal to me. However, the one thing that has given me pause about applying to those schools is that I am pretty sure I'll want to be in NYC after graduatio...

by jplats

Sat May 10, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: East Coast job prospects for Haas Grads?
Replies: 1
Views: 2382

Profile Evaluation?

Hi, Thanks in advance for taking the time to evaluate my profile. I really appreciate it! I generally feel like I have a pretty strong profile, and am shooting for Stanford or Harvard for Fall 2009. But I would love to get an expert opinion and see if there are any areas I should focus on developing...

by jplats

Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Profile Evaluation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

750 (98%) -- Q49 (89%) V42 (95%)

I rocked the GMAT! This forum was incredibly helpful to me, so in an effort to "give back," I am posting my story below ... OVERVIEW I took the GMAT yesterday after just under three months of studying -- nine weeks enrolled in an in-person MGMAT class and two weeks of post-class prep on my own. Verb...

by jplats

Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 750 (98%) -- Q49 (89%) V42 (95%)
Replies: 3
Views: 2569

Difficult/Medium Bin in OG11?

I've seen references on this site to the "difficult/medium bin" of quant questions in OG10. Is there an equivalent to that in OG11? Or are you supposed to assume that the last 100 or so questions in each practice section are the most difficult?

by jplats

Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: GMAT Strategy
Topic: Difficult/Medium Bin in OG11?
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

Shortcut for long multiplication problem?

I came across this question on a GMATPrep practice exam. Does anyone know of a shortcut beyond actually multiplying it out?

(1001^2 - 999^2)/(101^2 - 99^2) = ?

[^2 = squared and the answer is 10]

by jplats

Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:26 pm
Forum: Problem Solving
Topic: Shortcut for long multiplication problem?
Replies: 7
Views: 12338

Hard/Medium Bin

You mention the "hard/medium" bin of questions in OG 10. I didn't notice anything like this in OG 11 -- is there an equivalent? Or is it safe to assume that the last 100 questions in each section are the most difficult?

by jplats

Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: 720 (96th Percentile) - How I Beat The GMAT!
Replies: 152
Views: 491865

Nonprofit Work Experience

Hi, Stacy. I am currently preparing to take the GMAT, but am already starting to think about which schools I would like to apply to -- shooting for about four or five. My academic record in college was very strong, and assuming I do well enough on the GMATs, I would like to ultimately end up at a to...

by jplats

Mon May 15, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Nonprofit Work Experience
Replies: 1
Views: 3627