My GMAT & Interview Process
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Hey, guys, it's Caitlin again, and in today's video, I want to talk to you about my Jama'at experience and the whole application process. So I had actually been planning on applying to business school in 2018. You know, I had been studying for the G. Matt and I took the G map for the first time that fall, and I did not score as well as I had hoped. I was really aiming to get a 700 on the Guilmette because that's what I felt would make me a competitive applicant for the schools that I was applying. Thio I ended up studying for quite a few more months, and I retook. The G met in 2019, and I finally got the score that I was hoping to get, and that's when I sent my applications out. So to bring you back to the beginning of my G mat studying experience, I first started by taking the in person Kaplan course, and I felt like it would give me a foundation both on the quant side and the verbal side. You know, I hadn't had any sort of testing experience in years, and I just needed Thio Give my brain a refresher. The in person class was beneficial because I was able to ask the teacher questions, and I was able to get feedback from him in regards to what I was doing wrong on questions. I just felt inundated with a bunch of different test materials, and I didn't know which was the best or which would be the best for my learning style. So I bought a bunch of books off of Amazon, including the official G. Matt book, the Manhattan Books. I can't even tell you what else but something that I wish I had done sooner. It wasn't until later, in my studying that I happened to stumble upon the reddit sub thread for the G Matt, and it was there that I was able to get feedback from people in regards to what they're most beneficial studying. Resource is were, and not only that, but it was also just validating to hear that people also struggled with finding time to study after work. You know, how do you maintain that motivation for months at a time when you're trying to study on top of a full time job. In the end, the two most beneficial resource is, for me at least, where the Magoo's verbal study materials online as well as the target test prep materials for the Kwan. I cannot sing the praises of Target test prep enough. I hadn't taken any sort of quantitative courses, and I think about eight years. So Target test prep really, really went in depth in tow. All the different subjects covered on on the quant end of things. Something else I did towards the end of my studying that was so beneficial for me is I purchased the practice Guilmette exams from the official GM at Website I would take one every two weekends, and it was definitely time consuming and stressful. It really made me feel comfortable being able to sit down for hours at a time and go through a whole exam like I would in a regular test scenario. When I retook the exam in the spring of 2019, I finally got the score that I was aiming for, and it was them that I was able to begin the application process. So one of the things that I really appreciate it about owns application is that instead of having you do one huge essay, they actually break it down into three short responses. In addition to that, you also do a video response now for this. It was stressful for me because you on Lee get a short amount of time to prep after you received the response, and then you can record your answer. I think that the video response really let your personality shine through for the actual impersonal interview. So my interview was actually the first person that I had talked to from the Owen admissions office when I was expressing intent to apply. You know, I felt like I already had a relationship with him and the fact that he was able to meet me in Philadelphia, where I was currently living and working. It made me feel more at ease, and our interview was more of a conversation. You know, of course, we hit the regular typical interview questions, but he really made me feel at ease. I was willing to talk about living in Nashville and what the community and culture was like something that I remember very vividly from. My interview was after the actual interview, questions were done. My interviewer asked me if there was any information that wasn't on my application, that I wanted him to know about myself. So I told him that I held the Pennsylvania State record for the women's bench press. Um, now I know over a video, you can't see me in size, but I'm for 11. So when I told people that I'm a power lifter, you know, I think that it really resonates with, um just because they're not expecting it. Let your personality and your charisma shine through because it's going to give you and the interviewer an opportunity toe. So I hope this video was helpful in giving you some insight into my own G mat and application process. I hope that you at least got one good take away from it until next time.