Kellogg | Mr. Young PM
GMAT 710, GPA 9.64/10
Wharton | Mr. Indian VC
GRE 333, GPA 3.61
MIT Sloan | Mr. Tech Enthusiast
GRE 325, GPA 6.61/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. Midwest Dreamer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Foster School of Business | Ms. Diamond Dealer
GRE 308, GPA Merit
NYU Stern | Mr. Low Undergraduate GPA
GMAT 720 (Expected), GPA 2.49
Stanford GSB | Ms. Try Something New
GMAT 740, GPA 3.86
Darden | Mr. Military Missile Defense
GRE 317, GPA 3.26
Wharton | Mr. Army Bahasa
GRE 312, GPA 3.57
Harvard | Mr. Consulting To Public Service
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Strategy To Real Estate
GMAT 750, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Ms. Standard Consultant
GMAT 750, GPA 3.46
Harvard | Mr. 1st Gen Brazilian LGBT
GMAT 720, GPA 3.2
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
NYU Stern | Mr. Customer Success
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Industrial Goods To MBB
GMAT 650, GPA 3.35
Stanford GSB | Mr. Family Biz From Chile
GMAT 710, GPA 5.5/7.0 (Ranked 6 out of 181 of class)
Tuck | Mr. Military Communications Officer
GRE 320, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Dr. Harvard Biotech
GRE 322, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Global Connector
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
London Business School | Ms. Tech Researcher
GRE 331, GPA 3.17
Kellogg | Mr. Nigerian Engineer
GRE 310, GPA 3.5/5.0
Harvard | Ms. Indian Business Analyst
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. National Table Tennis
GMAT 720, GPA 4
INSEAD | Mr. Petroleum Engineer
GMAT 690, GPA 3.46
Georgetown McDonough | Mr. Aspiring Consultant
GMAT 690, GPA 3.68

An INSEAD MBA On ‘Living In B-School Paradise’

With apologies to Coolio and L.V., Krystal Kovalick borrowed the backing track of Gangsta’s Paradise to riff on the MBA experience at INSEAD. A former Deloitte consultant in the firm’s Washington, D.C., offices, Kovalick is now studying for her MBA at INSEAD’s Singapore campus.

Her lyrics to Gangsta’s Paradise make for a fun parody of business school life and also capture the often stressed-full days of searching for that post-graduation job. As she writes it, “Interviews ain’t nothing but a heartbeat away. I’m gonna try for McKinsey, what can I say? I’m 29 now but will I have a job by 30. Yo the way things is going I don’t know.”

Yo, enjoy the video (especially the often awkward dancing) and the full lyrics (below):

As I walk through the hallway on the way to my class

I take a look at my life and realize it’s going fast

‘Cause I’ve been having a blast for so long that

Even my mama thinks I may never come home

But I ain’t met a student here that didn’t deserve it

Me be cheating on the GMAT, you know that’s unheard of

You better make sure you’re talking or Facebook stalking

Or you and your homies might get caught in a *SHH!*

I really hate to brag but I gotta gloat

As we grow I see us all on my private boat, fool

We’re the kind of class the 14Ds wanna be like

Using these day and night, making plans for a good time

Been spending most our lives living in a B-school paradise

Each week a different flight living in a B-school paradise

Shaker on Wednesday nights living in a B-school paradise

We hustle hard and all do fine living in a B-school paradise

Look at these simulations they got me facing

I could never be a chef, climbing mountains ain’t my thing

So I gotta be down with Consulting

Too much presentation watching got me chasing dreams

I’m an educated fool with money on my mind

Got my CV in my hand and a gleam in my eye

I’m a stressed out, anxious test-taking student

I got one in an hour so chilling wouldn’t be prudent, fool

Interviews ain’t nothing but a heartbeat away

I’m gonna try for McKinsey, what can I say?

I’m 29 now but will I have a job by 30

Yo the way things is going I don’t know

Tell me why are we so blind to see

That in under a year we’ll be graduating

Been spending most our lives living in a B-school paradise

Cubicles are hard to find living in a B-school paradise

National Weeks are tight living in a B-school paradise

Not many girls but tons of guys living in a B-school paradise

Someday we’ll have money and maybe we’ll have power

But for now we’re depleting our savings by the hour

Everybody’s bidding, but half of them don’t know

How many points they need for Singy, and if they’ll get to go

They say I gotta learn and professors here will teach me

But if I can’t understand them how can they reach me?

I guess TAs, they’re really smart, one’s kind of hot

That’s how I know I’m never gonna flunk, fool

Been spending most our lives living in a B-school paradise

Final exams turn out alright living in a B-school paradise

Club 16 is up all night living in a B-school paradise

INSEAD love for life living in a B-school paradise

Tell me why are we so blind to see

That in under a year we’ll be graduating

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.