Saturday, July 21, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
July 2000 - Went to Thousand Oaks, Cali with my mom for when Danny D was born
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
PS: For those of you who are unsure of the pronunciation (or just say it wrong), it's Boy-see, not BoyZ-ee. It really irritates Brian when people say it with a "Z".
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Well, my husband performed beautifully! Better that either of us hoped or expected even. The final score? (With the maximum being 800.)
That's right! Brian got 710 out of 800 - that's the 94th percentile! (He was in the 97th percentile for his verbal even!) Yah, my husband's pretty darn amazing. I was so proud of him and he was so excited - especially just to have it over with finally. Now, we can start considering what to do with the rest of our lives.
And just to give you an idea of how good that score really is...here's a breakdown of the top schools and their average GMAT scores. (Not to brag or anything, but okay, I'm going to...) :) The name that follows the school is the business school's name. This ranking is according to Business Week (U.S. News and World Report's new one isn't out yet.)
1. University of Chicago (yep, our local school is ranked numero uno) - 710
2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) - 714
3. Northwestern University (Kellogg - also in Chi-town) - 702
4. Harvard University - 711
5. University of Michigan (Ross) - 701
6. Stanford University - 720
7. MIT (Sloan) - 702
8. UC Berkeley (Haas) - 707
9. Duke University (Fuqua) - 696
10. Columbia University - N/A
So, as you can see, Brian's score is very competitive. It's by no means a guarantee, of course, but it helps in the application process. They also consider work and life experience, GPA, personal recommendations, essays, and the interview. So he still has a way to go, but this is a good start!
His top choice right now is probably University of Chicago Business School - for obvious reasons. We've also decided to apply to Northwestern, University of Michigan, and University of Texas - Austin. So, those are the first choices and then if we need to, we have some potential back up plans.
Anyway, I just had to share Brian's huge success after all the hard work and effort he put in! Wish us luck on the application process! (And it is an "us" thing...)