In this Student Spotlight, meet Raji, a current IT programmer and aspiring entrepreneur originally from Madurai, India!
Rajalakshmi Muthukumarasamy [I know it’s hard to say :-). People call me ‘Raji’]
Madurai, India [Now in Colorado Springs, CO]
Why do you want to get an MBA?
To know the nuances of Business and Management to become a successful Entrepreneur
What’s your dream job after b-school?
Can you tell us a bit about your experience prepping for the GMAT?
I invested 14-16 hours a week before the exam. I completed all the practice exercises and tests in the GMAT books – Kaplan/Princeton/GMAT Official Guides. On the whole, I took 6 online GMAT tests before the exams. I went over few materials that I had downloaded from different websites and also the strategies/tips offered in Beat the GMAT community. I was able to crack almost all the questions on time but some times I ended up choosing the trap answer. That was a real challenge for me! From my experience, I feel two techniques are very important in GMAT: applying the strategies and time management.
Any Knewton teacher shout-outs?
Rich Zwelling – His way of teaching, an in depth analysis, the tips and intricacies of arriving at the correct answer is outstanding!
Lightning Round: Favorite song right now?
When you smile, I smile with you…
Data Sufficiency or Sentence Correction?
Data Sufficiency since that’s tricky!
Bill Gates or Steve Jobs?
Steve Jobs – My inspiration!
Harry Potter or Twilight?
I prefer Wizards over Vampires. So, hands up for Harry Potter!