missionmba on June 4th, 2009

Is AWA worth the effort?? Simple answer is: Depends on how much effort you are talking about. I was talking to this guy, who is  a good friend and a class of 2012 aspirant. He has already finished most of the stuff that I had suggested (Kaplan comprehensive, OG etc) and is presently getting scores […]

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missionmba on April 22nd, 2009

Every time somebody asks me about profile-building for applying to an MBA program, I get reminded of the book: “How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life.”  The book is about a girl named Opal Mehta, whose parents are hell-bent on making sure that she gets an admit to Harvard. Unlike most […]

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missionmba on April 7th, 2009

It’s almost two years back that I had written a post with exactly the same title.. At that time, I had not taken the test myself and hence, wasn’t sure enough of whatever I was suggesting. Since then, I have pointed to the mentioned post to a number of friends, colleagues, juniors, friends of friends […]

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missionmba on April 1st, 2009

Quoting directly from the first post on this blog: Why I’m writing this blog?? Well, I too am not very sure why.. Was just reading Inblue’s MBA story when the thot struck. I guess it’d be gud to jot down my progress as I go on for my GMAT journey.. As a matter of fact, I do […]

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missionmba on March 26th, 2009

I was going through my blog’s dashboard today, when an old draft caught my eye and I was reminded of a promise that I made  right at the start of apping-process last year. Recognizing my efforts on this blog, Clearadmit had offered me a free sample of their school guide for The Fuqua School of […]

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missionmba on March 5th, 2009

For quite some time now, I have been recommending two books to everybody, who wants to know about life at a B-school. I believe that to this date, I must have made at least 15-20 people in my circle (real-life and the virtual world) buy one or both of these. Both these books are enjoyable […]

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missionmba on January 8th, 2009

… have all failed!! :'( So here’s a post dedicated to the same. Hope this proves useful for future applicants. After the Duke debacle and Tuck waitlist, it was time for Plan B for me. This time, I was looking for more realistic schools: schools where the chances of admission are a bit higher and […]

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missionmba on December 14th, 2008

Some followers of this blog and a couple of Pagalguy members have asked me on my “tips” for Fuqua essays in particular. Now, I am not sure whether I am qualified enough to give any tips (5 more days before i get to know about it 😀 ), but I can surely discuss my take […]

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missionmba on November 15th, 2008

Posted this “comment” on a recent post by a fellow-applicant McCoy After I had finished, I realised that the comment had already acquired the size of a post. So why  not post it on my own blog and compensate for the recent lack of activity. 🙂 Some R2 applicants and applicants to class of 2012 […]

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missionmba on October 21st, 2008

“Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata has gifted $50 million to Cornell University , his alma mater here, an endowment considered one of the most generous ever received from an international benefactor by an American university.. The gift announced by Cornell president David Skorton during his State of the University address on Friday will help recruit […]

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