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2010 - Where are you applying?

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by dmateer25 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:55 am
shadowsjc wrote:i've been MIA for awhile, but still very much in the b-school hunt.

Age: 24 @ matriculation
Gender: Male
Current Location: USA
Nationality - US Citizen
Race/Ethnicity - Latino
GMAT: 770 [Quant-48, verbal-51]
GPA: 3.44 UG (engineering); 3.8 Graduate (Engineering management)
Full Time Work Experience: 2 years
Application year: 2010
How far along in application process: HBS submitted R1 (invited to interview); Consortium R1 app in process (due Nov 15)

Schools interested in:

HBS
Yale SOM (via Consortium)
NYU Stern (via Consortium)
Columbia (thinking about it)
Hey shadowsjc. Congrats on the HBS interview invite. When is your interview taking place?

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by shadowsjc » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:23 am
this coming tuesday... ive been preparing for it, and hopefully i won't choke under the pressure.
my GMAT debrief: https://www.beatthegmat.com/came-through ... 44327.html

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A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right, but it will not come near you.

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by FinanceBioE » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:41 pm
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Current Location: USA
Nationality - US Citizen
Race/Ethnicity - Asian
GMAT: 700
GPA: 3.75 Major UG (Engineering); 3.6 Overall UG
Full Time Work Experience: 2 years
Application year: 2010
How far along in application process: TBD

Schools interested in:
SLOAN
HAAS
HBS

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by kanhaiya » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:42 am
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Current City: Mumbai
Nationality: Indian
GMAT: 660
GPA: 3.56
Full Time Work Experience: 3 years
Application year: 2010
How far along in applicationprocess:Applying/Submitted

Schools interested in:
Texas A&M
Maryland
Katz
Lally
BYU

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by hk » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:43 pm
Hi everybody,

Its been long since i visited this part of the forum. Hope everyone is doing great in this busy season! :D

So here is me:
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Current Location: NJ
Nationality - Indian
GMAT: 640 :lol:
Academic numbers: 75% UG (engineering); 3.6 Masters in EE
Full Time Work Experience: 4 years
Application year: 2010
Current job: Engineering consultant (R&D), (Fortune 10 company)
Other activities: 12 yrs in the non-profit sector (not a penny in earnings, i swear), Serving on the board of a non-profit, UN volunteer, Avid blogger, Social media enthusiast, aqua-culturalist and i speak 6 languages.

Target schools:

Insead - (Update - rejected) :lol:
IESE - interview invite
ESADE - interview invite
NUS
HKUST
HKU
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by beatthegmat » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:31 pm
Great seeing these profiles everyone, keep them coming! :)

@hk: I think you're going to like what you see on 11/15 in these forums. We're restructuring the MBA discussion areas (thanks to dmateer's help). This area is going to get more lively. :)
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by hk » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:00 pm
Eric, cant wait for that. Looking forward.

@dmateer, thanks a lot man for all your contributions!!
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by dmateer25 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:30 am
Glad to see some more profiles! How are all of the apps coming?

I am excited for the new MBA discussion area structure!

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by bln123 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:00 pm
hk wrote: Target schools:

Insead - (Update - rejected) :lol:
IESE - interview invite
ESADE - interview invite
NUS
HKUST
HKU
vaibhav.iit2002 wrote: Schools interested in:
INSEAD
Oxford - Said
ISB
INSEAD
Cambridge - Judge
IMD
Hey guys, very interested how your non-US applications are going since I am also looking to apply at INSEAD, IE and the like...

my profile

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Current Location: Germany
Nationality: German
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
GMAT: not taken, looks like 700 (+/- 20)
GPA: 3.5-4.0, haven't calculated yet(business)
Full Time Work Experience: 3 years in major consulting
Application year: 2010
How far along in application process: GMAT not taken, researching programs...possibly applying for 2011

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by Vitalina » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:27 am
Finally, have some room to breath and can share my profile:

Name: Alina
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Current Location: Norway
Nationality: Russian
Race/Ethnicity: White
GMAT: 670
GPA: 4.0
Full Time Work Experience: 4 years
Lots of extracurriculars
Application year: 2010
How far along in application process: Submitted 2, working on 1

Schools interested in:
LBS (rejected after round 1 application, surprise surprise! :D)
Judge - Cambridge - waitlisted (:()
Edinburgh Business School - writing application


Looks like I need to look at US schools more closely. I received invites from Darden and Notre Dame and Kenan-Flagler to apply, and they stated that I am a 'priority candidate'. :/ I prefer to stay in Europe though, and think I will apply to US only if I don't get in anywhere this year...

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by Jarron11 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:40 pm
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Eth: Caucasian
Nationality: USA
GPA: 3.7
GMAT: 690 (Q44, 40V)
Work Exp: 5 yrs (Banking, PE)
Applying: 2010
Application Process: Round 2
Schools:
Chicago Booth
Kellogg
Columbia
McCombs
Fuqua
Darden

This website is priceless.

Best of luck.
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by hk » Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:17 pm
bln123 wrote:
hk wrote: Target schools:

Insead - (Update - rejected) :lol:
IESE - interview invite
ESADE - interview invite
NUS
HKUST
HKU

Hey guys, very interested how your non-US applications are going since I am also looking to apply at INSEAD, IE and the like...

my profile

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Current Location: Germany
Nationality: German
Race/Ethnicity: Caucasian
GMAT: not taken, looks like 700 (+/- 20)
GPA: 3.5-4.0, haven't calculated yet(business)
Full Time Work Experience: 3 years in major consulting
Application year: 2010
How far along in application process: GMAT not taken, researching programs...possibly applying for 2011
Well as you might have noticed that INSEAD has already rejected my application, i am not sure how valuable my input would be.

But for the benefit of all, here are the reasons why i think INSEAD rejected me:

1. My infamous GMAT score: I took my gmat 3 times and stayed adamantly on 640. INSEAD is a top b-school creeping into the top 5 b-schools in the world. So obviously they wouldn't want to go really low on the score. INSEAD's 80% range of gmat scores are between 640 and 710 so I guess i had a very small chance to start with.

2. Peer competition: I belong to the most competitive group of applicants. I'm an Indian and an engineer. And whats common with Indian applicants especially those applying to INSEAD is a ridiculously high GMAT score along with some international experience. I had the exp. but not the score. To top it all, INSEAD has a policy of not accepting more than 10% of the applicants from the same "group" (Geographic, professional, nationality etc.)

3. Lack of managerial experience at work: INSEAD's is a 10month program. This means that there is no time to actually learn from scratch. So given my background, i believe there might be better accomplished people for whom INSEAD would be an ideal bridge to advance.

4. I don't think my profile Pop'ed: One guy who got an interview call for fall 2010 intake was 30yrs old, 8 years at Mckinsey, triple citizenship and spoke 3 European languages other than English. So now you get my point?

Hope that helped in some way.
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by cammijc » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:48 am
Hi all! It has been a while since I've been on here, but this site gave me priceless information and encouragement while I was studying for the GMAT.

About me:

Age: 24
Gender: Female
Eth: Caucasian
Nationality: USA
Current Location: NYC
GPA: 3.89
GMAT: 730
Work Exp: 2 years (Financial Analyst at PR Firm)
Applying: 2010

Schools:
USC Marshall (Submitted)
UW Foster (Deadline tomorrow...eek!)
UCLA Anderson
Yale SOM
UC Irvine
UC Davis

Best of luck to everyone! :)
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by beatthegmat » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:02 am
Nice to see you back, cammijc. Hopefully our community can provide you more priceless info and encouragement during your MBA application process. :)
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by palermo10 » Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:11 am
Just found this site, lets give it a shot:


About me:

Name: Colin
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Eth: Caucasian
Nationality: USA
Current Location: Phoenix
GPA: 2.93
GMAT: 680
Work Exp: 2 years (Client services at large mutual fund family)
Applying: 2010
Undergrad: BBA in Management and BA in Spanish


Schools:
IESE (interviewed & waitlisted, invited to assessment day in NYC?)
Arizona State (interviewed)
USC Marshall (Submitted)
University of Georgia (Submitted)

Depending on what I hear from the above schools, I'll consider:
University of San Diego
University of Arizona