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2010 - Where are you applying?

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by dmateer25 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:43 pm
Lattefah84 wrote:
dmateer25 wrote:Welcome, Brianm and meechele418!

Best of luck to you both. Keep us updated with your application progress and status.

Happy Holidays!
and no welcome for me?

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lol. sorry, Lattefah84! I must have missed your post. Welcome to the forums!

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by Lattefah84 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:18 am
dmateer25 wrote:
Lattefah84 wrote:
dmateer25 wrote:Welcome, Brianm and meechele418!

Best of luck to you both. Keep us updated with your application progress and status.

Happy Holidays!
and no welcome for me?

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lol. sorry, Lattefah84! I must have missed your post. Welcome to the forums!
Oh, thank you very much :)

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by crackgmat007 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:47 pm
Nice to see the profiles. If it helps, why not share the differentiating factors of the schools you applied/plan to apply.

Here is my profile:

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Current City: Seattle
Nationality - Indian
GMAT: 690
GPA: Got 4th rank at university, I should say 3.99 :)
Advanced Degree: Chartered Accountant (same as CPA of US) - 21st rank at the country level
Full Time Work Experience: 9 years with 5 years of international experience (secured several awards)
Working at : Big 4 accounting firm
Application year: 2010
How far along in application process: Submitted the final application just now :D .
Others: Served as board member at a non-profit professional organization and serving as a committee member at internal auditors chapter

I am switching my career (interested in management consulting). Schools I selected and some differentiating factors:

Duke - Team Fuqua, strategic concentration
Tuck - close-knit community and unprecendented access to the faculty
Kellogg - noncompetitive culture, Labs
LBS - Experiential projects such as Shadowing project, second year project
Sloan - consulting focused, especially its consulting club
Ross - Action-based learning

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by brianm » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:54 pm
Just finished up my last two apps yesterday and today! Commence the prayer!

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by brianm » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:51 am
I'm trying not to turn this into my own personal blog, but wanted to update that I had my Kellogg interview yesterday.

Overall it was different from what I expected, but I think I did fairly well. It lasted about 35 minutes, and the questions were what I expected (see the ClearAdmit wiki for some good debriefs), but it didn't quite flow as well as I hoped. The interviewer (a current student) asked a lot of clarifying questions as I went through my first question "take me through your resume." I was trying to keep my answer to 3-4 minutes but it ended up going longer because of the interviewer's questions. Nothing wrong with that obviously, I just didn't get a chance to talk about some of my more recent experiences, which I am somewhat disappointed about. It threw me off a little, so my delivery on some questions could have been better, but all in all, I got less nervous as the interview went along. So I'm fairly satisfied with how I interviewed.

I am nervous though because at the end she did not offer me time to ask any questions. I had to ask her if I could ask a few questions, which I proceeded to do. I'm not sure if it was because we started late or because I really messed up in some way (I hope not!).

Now all my apps are in, all mandatory interviews are done. It's nerve racking already!

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by gkumar » Tue Jan 19, 2010 2:30 pm
Just submitted all of my applications for Round 2. W00t! Here is my profile and best of luck to everyone!

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Eth: Indian
Nationality: USA
Current Location: Chicago
UGPA: 3.0
Graduate GPA: 4.0
GMAT: 710 (49Q; 39V)
Work Exp: 3 years (2 years as a Lehman Brothers Analyst, 1 year as a FactSet Quant aka Financial Engineer)
Applying: 2010
Undergrad: BS in Top Computer Science program from Carnegie Mellon
Graduate degrees: Master of Science in Quantitative Financial Engineering

Where I applied in round 2:
Wharton
Booth
Stern
Columbia
Sloan
Harvard
Stanford

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by hk » Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:43 pm
....and I'm being waitlisted left and right!! :)
Wanna know what I'm upto? Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/harikrish

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by brianm » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:53 am
Keepin this thread alive! I submitted my Texas app on 1/15 and this morning, 1/23, received an interview invite! Gotta love rolling admissions, woo!

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by GoBlue0206 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:31 pm
New member here!

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Current City: Cleveland, OH
Nationality American - Caucasian
GMAT: 610 (Work in quantitative job but scored much higher on verbal) <--1.5 months of studying.
GPA: Cumulative 2.9 Business Undergrad: 3.2 (3.6 senior year)
Full Time Work Experience: 4.0 years @ time of enrollment: 1 yr of admissions counseling, 1 year as a financial analyst with the federal reserve system, and 2 years as an analyst at a business valuation/IB firm.
Application year: 2010
How far along in application process: Interviewed last week at Michigan for the part-time weekend MBA program. Anxiously awaiting a decision.

To further my post, I understand the average GPA and GMAT are lower for part-time programs and that the quant nature of my job may outweigh the GPA and GMAT (also took one MBA level statistics course and got a B). In addition, I can speculate that the adcom must be somewhat interested given that I was invited to interview. I have a letter of rec from a Ross MBA alumni who is also a managing director at our firm.

I've been speculating like crazy but am not concerned with getting accepted, but just a matter of what year!

But if anyone is/has applied to the same program and has received a decision, I'd love to hear your profile.

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by money9111 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:12 pm
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Eth: African American
Nationality: USA
Current Location: NYC
UGPA: Optional Essay Material... (entered school as Pre-Med...enough said)
GMAT Target: 700
Work Exp: 4.5 years in Digital Marketing.. currently a Search Engine Marketing Analyst for Bloomingdales.com
Applying this year for Fall 2011
Undergrad: BA in Economics
Continuing Studies: Certificate in Digital Media Marketing

Definite Target Schools:
HBS - dreaming
Dartmouth Tuck
Yale SOM
NYU Stern
Columbia GSB
*others TBD
My goal is to make MBA applicants take onus over their process.

My story from Pre-MBA to Cornell MBA - New Post in Pre-MBA blog

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by GoBlue0206 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:54 pm
Well, after a week of speculating and preparing myself for the worst. . . .



ACCEPTED!

I guess I am proof that even with some scores below the average, experience, letters, and well constructed essays (the areas of my app with which I was most confident) can make a HUGE difference!

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by money9111 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:05 pm
Great Job & Congratulations! Best feeling in the world I bet!!!! Now deposit time lol
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by GoBlue0206 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:08 pm
Oh yeah...deposit, empty the savings, etc.


But still a GREAT feeling!

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by brianm » Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:33 pm
Congrats goblue! As a Ross alum myself (BBA), I know you'll have a great experience. Plus you get the new building. They started tearing down mine the day I graduated!

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by vishnupr » Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:20 am
Gender: male
Nationality/ethnicity: Indian
Current Location: Chennai, India
After MBA: Top 3 consulting firms
Year: 2010
GMAT: 710
UG GPA: 8.9/10 (equivalent to 3.56/4.)
Masters GPA: 3.3/4.0
Undergraduate:a major engineering school in India
Major:Mechanical engineering
Masters: Mechanical engineering from Stanford
Work experience: 3+ years full-time in automation, engineering
Extracurricular Activities: volunteer and leader in a NPO
My schools: Darden (2010, R2), INSEAD(Jan 2011, R1)