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Happy New Year!!! And round two help :)

Congrats everyone!!! We’re in the year when most of us will be resuming at Business schools 🙂

This is going to be very brief but I know it’ll help someone. This post is specifically for round two applicants yet to submit. Two things I want to say:

  • The entire application matters. Looking back at my applications, I realize that there are a lot of things my essays did not address but I see them addressed in other parts of my submission. So take the time to read through the online application, your resume and your essays. Don’t take any one piece for granted.

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Posted by on January 2, 2015 in Application

 

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Minor Updates, practice questions & Interview with Accepted

My Booth interview has been setup for next week Tuesday and my interviewer is not the famous Lady A that did my first interview. I realised I did not include that in my last post. I’m knee-deep into my preparations for the interview but it is a very slow process as I’m currently working an average of 12 hours a day, six days a week (and that’s not counting the hours spent in the tedious Lagos traffic). By the way, my interview with accepted.com is now live – check it out.

Another thing I forgot to do was to provide the universe of questions I’m using for my preparation so here you go: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Interview

 

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Presentations rock

Caffeine is my new best friend and Booth rocks for giving me the opportunity to create an awesome presentation. If consultants have a language it’ll be presentations and I’m very fluent in that language if I have to say so myself. However, I am aware that some people do not have the same love for presentations that I have but still want to send in an amazing presentation so I’m going to summarize my ‘introduction to presentations’ study pack (pecks of being a hoarder, I still have those from 2008), I hope its useful: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in Application, Financial Aid

 

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GMAT: my journey from 610 to 710

On 23rd December 2013, I attempted the GMAT exam for the first time, after a little more than a week of preparation (which consisted of learning the question types and trying a few questions), the result was a pitiful 610 (Q47, V28, IR3). I was so heartbroken but I submitted a few applications.

In February, after the dings came rolling in, I attempted the exam again, totally focusing my two-week prep on the verbal. I took two practice tests within that period and got 680 in each of them, my GMAT score however was 650 (Q45, V32, IR3). Submitted my Booth application in round 3 with that result, sadly, I got dinged after the interview.

So I re-strategized for the new application season and decided to give the GMAT one last try. This time, I planned six weeks of study (I know it will be different for other people, but I get bored very fast especially while studying the same thing), just enough time for me to focus on one “subject” without getting bored. I used the following study materials: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Application, Uncategorized

 

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Application Advice & June roll-call

June has already ended! One major thing that happened this month was that I got a lot of advice from people (current students, Alumni, Colleagues, even Adcoms – from events I attended). So I’m putting them up here so that everybody can benefit from them, you can add yours in the comment section so I can also benefit from them. They are listed in no particular order:

  • The entire application is important; use every bit of it. Let your all your responses and answers demonstrate that you are ideal for the school.

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Posted by on June 30, 2014 in Application

 

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Resume *sigh*

 

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful – John Maeda

 

P.S: In case you can’t tell, I’m having difficulties putting my resume together. I wish all parties could agree on what it should or should not contain and how long it can be, along with all the extra things that go into putting it together.

For now, I’m going to take a deep breath and do some meditation. Any help, suggestion or advice is welcome.

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Application

 

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Pre-Application Preparation: Letters of Recommendation

If you are not applying to any of the schools that have started their Fall 2015 admission; (HBS, Columbia, Stern & Tuck – are the only ones that I know of, there may be others); you’re in the same boat with me. Except you may have written your GMAT which I am still preparing for but that is for another post.

Apart from preparing for GMAT, I’m also preparing for another aspect of the application: recommendations. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2014 in Application, Recommendation

 

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