In this week’s Student Spotlight, meet John Kang, a former Knewton GMAT student who took the big test in August 2010 — just one month before his wife gave birth to his first son, Isaac. Luckily; the stress of impending parenthood didn’t seem to affect John’s GMAT skills; he managed to increase his score by a whopping 150 points! Learn more about John’s current job and future plans below.
Engineer Officer in the US Army
Why do you want to get an MBA?
I would like to transition from the Army into a high potential role at a technology oriented firm.
What’s your dream job after b-school?
Product manager at a large technology oriented firm (Amazon, Google, Dell, Boeing, etc..)
Can you tell us a bit about your experience prepping for the GMAT?
I took 6 months and studied primarily by sitting in on the Knewton classes and finishing all of the homework. I found it challenging to find time to finish all of the homework while working... The [Knewton] teachers were great and very responsive to questions.
Lightning Round: Data Sufficiency or Sentence Correction?
I like Data Sufficiency MUCH more than Sentence Correction.
Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?
Harry Potter or Twilight?