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Hi bucky6225, There is a possibility of deferring, but my "feeling" is that its not as common as for undergrad. I think u need to have a good story for that as well. Schools will probably not buy the fact that u want to defer because of recession. I went to a LBS seminar recently and they were not s...

by wilderness

Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: To those who were chased away by the recession / crunch
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

I was also thinking along the same lines ... some extra curricular or community work .... I dont think the adcom should look at it from this prespective ... Infact if someone is doing voluntary services just to boost his applications it goes even further to show that he is really interested in the M...

by wilderness

Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: To those who were chased away by the recession / crunch
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Hi bucky6225, I was planning to take a shot at the big ones: HBS, Stanford, INSEAD. May be CMU and Hass also if the economy seems to be doing good. On the job front, I am aiming at managing Tech & Telecom companies. These companies are doing much better currently as compared to investment industry a...

by wilderness

Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: To those who were chased away by the recession / crunch
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

To those who were chased away by the recession / crunch

Hi all, I know there are many who are applying for MBA because of the credit crunch and many who stopped from applying because of the credit crunch. The belong to the second group. (28 m, 5 yrs WE, 730 GMAT,living in Germany,Consultant for a leading global telecom giant). I had planned for an MBA fr...

by wilderness

Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: To those who were chased away by the recession / crunch
Replies: 9
Views: 2857

Citi lost confidence in MBA

Hi, Regardless of how foreign students would be able to arrange loan for MBA, Citi's decision to stop MBA loans for foreign students sends a very clear message. I take it to mean that Citi is not confident that foreign students will have a very good chance of finding jobs in US. So it fears they mig...

by wilderness

Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Citi lost confidence in MBA
Replies: 1
Views: 1950

European executives are older than Americans ?

Hi, I was going through the Executive MBA programs in Europe and US and it appears that the european programs are designed for singnificantly older and more experienced managers. for example looks at the info about a typical student profile on their website IMD Switzerland The program is designed fo...

by wilderness

Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: European executives are older than Americans ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1187

Hi all, Another point that probably hasn't been adressed so far is the downward trend in the salary of fresh MBAs. As the job market would be more competitive and economy sluggish, is it not normal to expect that average salaries for new MBA grads will go down. Plus all the debate about cutting bonu...

by wilderness

Sun Oct 19, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: US MBA, is it the right time?
Replies: 11
Views: 4522

Just as the saying goes "The worst of times are the best of times and the best of times are the worst of times". So as long as you can see beyond the obvious, I think there is a lot that can be done. But poetry aside, you have a point. Investment banking is in a bad shape. But the point is : Anyone ...

by wilderness

Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Still going into Investment Banking?
Replies: 3
Views: 1609

Recommender's Post equally important as the recommendation ?

Hi, I am in the middle of a confusion regarding whether its worth taking the risk to get a recommendation from a very senior person. The situation is that I have to choose between my immedidate team lead and Country Manager for requesting a letter of recommendation. I have worked with both, so they ...


Choosing schools to send TOEFT score on the day of the test

Hi, This concerns selecting schools where I want to send my TOEFL score. I know that for GMAT it is possible to select the schools on the day of the test. But for TOEFL I am being asked for the schools at the time of test registration. I am still not sure about the final list of schools. So the ques...

by wilderness

Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Choosing schools to send TOEFT score on the day of the test
Replies: 1
Views: 2449

I am also interested in knowing the same. So Gurus .. please ...

Plus, is the debt really that big an issue. I know people having problems paying home mortgage. But dont know about many who went bankrupt because of MBA loan. Are there such cases ?

by wilderness

Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Is it worth it to go to Ivy?
Replies: 7
Views: 3330

Thanks VP_MBA_Expert for the reply but I am somewhat more confused. 2) create a request that will ensure a letter that is in line with the rest of your application, and Do I need to write a special letter to get a recommendation ? I got recommendations in the past (for my MS) and it was a straight f...

by wilderness

Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Admissions Consultants??
Replies: 11
Views: 3015
by wilderness

Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: How to research the alumini connection ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1644

Is TOEFL a common requirement ?

Hi, I am not a native English speaker, but I went to an English speaking undergraduate university. So I was releived to find out that HBS, Wharton, INSEAD, MIT Sloan all waived TOEFL if you have done so. But I just came across a brickwall as I found that Hass business school has no such waive off. I...

by wilderness

Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Is TOEFL a common requirement ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1896

An admissions consultant can .... get strong letters of recommendation. I dont want to challenge anyone, but just want to clafiry a confusion here. How can a consultant help me get a better letter of recommendation? The letter has to be done by the recommender, and isn't it against the rules to inf...

by wilderness

Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:27 am
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: Admissions Consultants??
Replies: 11
Views: 3015