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Monday, July 12, 2004

MBA and GMAT New Info

More Action. Columbia just announced deadlines and application.

They are interesting. Since they are a rolling applicant school. They actually start reviewing applications 1/10/05 and will take the last application to be reviewed on 4/20/05
Their Early Application Starts 8/16/04 and EA Deadline is 10/11/04

I checked up on

and their applications aren't out yet.

MBA Application Essay Info
Linda Abraham commented on GMATClub that there was a good article on helping one write essays posted on Click Here

New GMAT Online prep available from GMAX Online

Read the review the was done by for GMAX Online
or go to them directly at
GMAX Online

The survey question of the week is, "Why do you really want an MBA?" As this is an anonymous survey and you can input anything you want... I really think peoples answer will be revealing. A half dozen have already answered. Would be great if you could answer it as well. Shouldn't take more than 20 secs.

Click here to take survey

Whew, much happening. looks like BritChick and Dirty_Martini, RaverLA are all moving along with their essays just fine. Ah Yah, I'm jealous. If I neglected to mention others, my apologies. Too much info floating around in my head. Call me weird, but it looks like Russell of the League of MBA Bloggers has fallen asleep. There are like 10-12 new MBA blogs that have come up since he last did an update. That list is getting longer and longer. It appears that quite a few got the bright idea to begin blogging their MBA experiences. Sure would have been better for me and other applicants if they started earlier so that we could get a little more info on their application process. Oh well.

My GMAT studies really suck. I didn't improve on my GMATClub Challenge. It was such a let down, it took me 2 days to mostly recover. I got some pointed and needed advice to pay attention to my error logs. That is to review the questions I had difficulty with during my GMAT prep. I did that a little yesterday and a good deal today. Thanks Aejaz, for the advice and encouragement!

I don't know how, but I ran into this thing called the Kellogg Merger. It's the online Kellog MBA student magazine. Somewhat interesting. The only thing that peaked my interest was an article that interviewed one of the directors or someone at that level to find out what professors at Kellogg go through to get hired, continue teaching and to eventually get tenure. Basically, they have to have good marks with teaching and research or after 6 years, they are asked to leave. Actually, they have a review after 3 years and if it's looking good, then it's 3 more years or get fired and then after those 3 years have have a tenure review. Noble prize in research and poor teaching will still get them fired apparently. Although I doubt it, but that's what they say is their policy. Kellogg admissions committee, if you're reading this... just kidding man! Really!

I studied 8 hrs today. just wasn't enough. Gonna hit the books again after this and do some more review. Best wishes all!


Blogger Dirty_Martini said...

yes, essays are fun! but, trust me, I spent many a night studying for the gmat..... :) keep up the blog- great stuff.

8:59 AM  

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