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Accepted to Rutgers and Fordham MBA programs!!

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Accepted to Rutgers and Fordham MBA programs!!

Post Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:55 am
Hey friends,

Just found out I got accepted to both Rutgers and Fordham MBA in Professional Accounting programs! I'm really excited!

If you're still applying, I encourage those in my boat that have scores that might not be astronomical to really focus on the other aspects of the application to make up for your weaknesses. I tried to make show my unique qualities and highlight the positive attributes I gained from each of my prior positions. Most importantly, I strived to make my essays readable, flowing, and as exciting as they could possibly be.

Thanks!



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Hey Nuclear Attacker,

I scored 660 in my GMAT, and applying for Fordham, Rutgers and Baruch Universities. Looking at your success, I feel hopeful. But, I'm a little concerned about my essay. Could you please guide me that what should or should not be written in the essay! Please help!

Thanks.

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Pathak,

I think that you are making a mistake here. I don't think that you should focus on what to say and not to say in the essay. Instead, focus on telling a compelling, honest, and detailed story. Adcoms do not look for students who tell them the same thing and in the same way. Instead, I think that you should figure out your motivations, passions, interests, and goals, and then tell your story in a sincere and concrete fashion. Do not be afraid to be different. The most successful business people got to where they are because they thought in an unconventional way. Since schools want successful people, don't you think that they also look for differentiating qualities in their candidates? Nuclear's story, among other things, is different from yours. You wouldn't slap a wheel from a pick-up truck on a tiny Honda, would you?

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Post Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:24 pm
Hey Nuclear Attacker,

I scored 660 in my GMAT, and applying for Fordham, Rutgers and Baruch Universities. Looking at your success, I feel hopeful. But, I'm a little concerned about my essay. Could you please guide me that what should or should not be written in the essay! Please help!

Thanks.

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Post Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:11 pm
Pathak,

I think that you are making a mistake here. I don't think that you should focus on what to say and not to say in the essay. Instead, focus on telling a compelling, honest, and detailed story. Adcoms do not look for students who tell them the same thing and in the same way. Instead, I think that you should figure out your motivations, passions, interests, and goals, and then tell your story in a sincere and concrete fashion. Do not be afraid to be different. The most successful business people got to where they are because they thought in an unconventional way. Since schools want successful people, don't you think that they also look for differentiating qualities in their candidates? Nuclear's story, among other things, is different from yours. You wouldn't slap a wheel from a pick-up truck on a tiny Honda, would you?

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I just started looking into different Graduate programs and GMAT/ LSAT tests. 3.4 is exactly what I have, and Fordham is the first choice school for me. Approximately, how long does it take to study if your target score is like yours, 610-650 in GMAT?

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Post Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:13 am
Congratulations ! Rutgers and Fordham are good schools !

NuclearAttacker wrote:
Hey friends,

Just found out I got accepted to both Rutgers and Fordham MBA in Professional Accounting programs! I'm really excited, and am still waiting on decisions from Pace, NYU, and Baruch's Zicklin. My stats are:

GMAT - 610
GPA - 3.4

My GMAT wasn't stellar by any means, but I took the time to perfect my essays and get really good recs. I think this helped a lot, and got me in without having to interview.

If you're still applying, I encourage those in my boat that have scores that might not be astronomical to really focus on the other aspects of the application to make up for your weaknesses. I tried to make show my unique qualities and highlight the positive attributes I gained from each of my prior positions. Most importantly, I strived to make my essays readable, flowing, and as exciting as they could possibly be.

With regards to Rutgers and Fordham, I was wondering if anyone has any insights on either school, and which might have advantages over the other. I always see Rutgers in the business school rankings somewhere on the list, but not Fordham. Anyone know the reason for this? How do I find out which program would look better to a potential employer? If you had to choose, where would you go, and why? Any help is greatly, greatly appreciated...


Thanks!

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Post Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:38 am
Mbadrew,

Are these universities any good - Univeristy of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. Can you tell me their strengths and standing?

AG

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Post Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:10 pm
Saurab,

Are you still in India? I'm on the West Coast in San Francisco California and bio-stats, I can recommend U.C Berkeley, Stanford, Univeristy of San Francisco and San Francisco State University.

thanks
Andrew

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Post Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:54 pm
congrats for your admission...

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