Achieving a high GMAT score significantly increases one's chances of receiving scholarships, as exhibited by Aadya who was awarded $160,000 in scholarships after achieving a score of 760 on her GMAT. Prioritising studying over work and other factors, taking difficult mock exams and finding motivation in the goal of achieving one's full potential can aid in achieving a high score.
Aadya emphasises the significance of world knowledge and content during GMAT preparation and its value in securing a job after B-school, and expresses gratitude towards the ALCHEMIST program and how it inspired her to write a book.
After experiencing difficulty with multiple school rejections and waitlists, Aadya was awarded $160,000 in scholarships after achieving a score of 760. She discusses how achieving a higher GMAT score affected her chances of receiving scholarships. When asked about changes made to achieve this score, she discussed the importance of prioritising studying over work and other factors, as well as the effectiveness of taking difficult mock exams to better prepare for the real GMAT.
She also discusses the importance of taking the GMAT seriously the first time around, as it becomes increasingly difficult to succeed with each subsequent attempt due to becoming familiar with the content. She shares her personal journey of feeling demotivated while preparing, but finding motivation in the goal of achieving her full potential. Individual effort is very important in GMAT prep rather than relying on groups or advice from those who have not achieved a high score
Aadya emphasises the significance of world knowledge and content during GMAT preparation and its ultimate value in securing a job after B-school. She recalls how various videos and content, particularly on reading comprehension, helped her better understand the context of passages and hone her writing skills. Furthermore, she believes that having a solid grasp of this resource will benefit her even in her career beyond B-school. She also mentions that her scale of ambition increased after going through the GMAT preparation, and she learned to think on a more substantial level, which positively impacted her work culture.