Back in 2004 I learned that my time at Brooklyn College was going to end soon. I was told by my adviser I would have enough credits
to Graduate in June of 2005. I enjoy being challenged intellectually and I knew I had to ramp up from here. So the next step for me
would be MBA School. As is my style on the job before I make a major capital purchase for my employer, I decided to conduct a very
thorough investigation to find out more about Baruch and what it takes to get in. I had enjoyed my time at Brooklyn College so much;
I decided I would stay in the CUNY school system, which left Baruch as the only choice for me, but still I wanted to know more.
The first step was to start investigating Baruch from the inside out. From October 2004 to November 2005 I attended 3 open house sessions at Baruch to learn about the school. I took rigorous notes and asked a lot of questions at these open house sessions To take it a step further on June 2nd 2005 on the day I graduated from Brooklyn College at night I started a 30 day GMAT test prep course at Baruch to get ready for the test and also try and get a feel for what it is like to be a student at the Baruch facility. In September I also took a 2nd course at Kaplan for GMAT prep. I took the GMAT test in October. I submitted my application to Baruch in November 2006, and got an acceptance E Mail on January 2nd 2006. HAPPY NEW YEAR for me!
I started at Baruch in January of 2006 in the Spring Semester as a member of the evening student Flex Time MBA Program. I participated by taking 2 courses per semester and some during the breaks too. I was even elected to the student government and served as a member of the Baruch GSA for 1 year. I also became the Graduate Student Photographer too, and created a big photo web site for the school. Type the words Baruch College Photos into Google and click on the 1st link to see over 4000 photos of the Graduate Student Events from my 4 years at this school.
I graduated from this School on June 1st 2010 at the Madison Square Garden Arena along with 4143 other students, both Graduate and Under Graduates along with 20,000 or so family members and guests in attendance. After that I took my Fiancee Emma back to the school to take a photo with my picture in the back ground. My picture has been in the window of the Baruch Bookstore since January of 2007 under the words Academic Excellence.While I am not the top student in my class, I am a hard worker and always put forth my best efforts in all of my class assignments. I graduated with a 3.433 GPA which is just a tad shy of the B+ final grade, but I am happy because a year before I graduated I had landed a job with a very large and stable firm with nice benefits and wages too. My new employer is very impressed with the all the knowledge and skills I bring to the job and my supervisors want me to keep on going to school even after I earn my MBA degree, and they will help pay for it too. My education from Baruch is an asset for me, and one of the most worthwhile pursuits I had ever undertaken. I am very glad I chose to attend this school.