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I really appreciate the responses to my query. I am actually a Canadian and am staying in Southern California as a permanent resident. As a graduate of Canadian university (University of Waterloo), I am very familiar with the repute of Canadian universities and its graduate programs. Yes "sch" you a...

by bjcoolj

Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: UCLA vs. Rotman
Replies: 13
Views: 15698

yeah, but you have to remember that Booz/McKinsey are recruiting at Rotman for their offices/projects in Canada. It is very difficult as a graduate of Rotman to compete with Ivy League graduates swarming the global consulting scene. Just take a look at the profiles of its associates provided on McKi...

by bjcoolj

Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: BU MBA vs Univeristy of Toronto Rotman MBA
Replies: 3
Views: 4257

I had minimum GPA 3.0. Also, I think my application was quite weak in "Extracurricular / Volunteer" section. While working I didn't really belong to any organizations or committees outside work. So when top tier schools asked my involvement in any enterprises outside work, my response was very limit...

by bjcoolj

Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: How hard is it to get into Harvard/Columbia with 720 GMAT
Replies: 8
Views: 19786

BU's MBA is in second tier. If you want to work in U.S. I would say BU could be better but if I were you I would consider Toronto Rotman. UT is located at the heart of Canada's largest financial districts and has great alumni network throughout major financial institutions such as BMO, RBC, CIBC, an...

by bjcoolj

Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: BU MBA vs Univeristy of Toronto Rotman MBA
Replies: 3
Views: 4257

I seriously doubt GMAT plays that much of role in your application to HBS. I too was rejected HBS in the first round and I had 730 for my GMAT. I think your extracurricular activities (during school and during your professional career), essays, work experience and recommendations generally are more ...

by bjcoolj

Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: HBS Round 2... no interview invite
Replies: 23
Views: 20386

Hmm... I'm not sure about Schulich. I heard it is an excellent business school but York University, institution itself, is not very well known. I myself just received an acceptance to UCLA Anderson and Toronto Rotman. I don't think anyone can answer your questions (Are Canadian MBAs generally a lot ...

by bjcoolj

Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Toronto school MBAs
Replies: 1
Views: 1347

dmateer25 is absolutely right. I say your essays, work experience, and recommendations carry heavier weight in the admission process than your GMAT. Trust me, your GMAT is good enough (I would say, as long as you are around the median score, you're fine). I received GMAT score of 730 (96%) but was r...

by bjcoolj

Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: How hard is it to get into Harvard/Columbia with 720 GMAT
Replies: 8
Views: 19786

Thank you so much for your response. I do agree with you and I guess needed some confirmation from others. Thanks!

by bjcoolj

Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: UCLA vs. Rotman
Replies: 13
Views: 15698

UCLA vs. Rotman

I recent got accepted to two schools - UCLA Anderson and Toronto Rotman. Both schools have stellar finance programs; however, there isn't much of financial industry in Southern California, and for some of the finance jobs here I would be competing against many Ivy business school graduates from the ...

by bjcoolj

Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: Admissions Success Stories
Topic: UCLA vs. Rotman
Replies: 13
Views: 15698

Resume details

For schools that have not specified resume lengths, is it better to have a one-page resume with just highlight the main points in my professional career than to have two-page resume with more detailed descriptions? I'm really lost. Some samples I've seen are only one page long and others are two to ...

by bjcoolj

Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Ask mbaMission
Topic: Resume details
Replies: 1
Views: 4336

resume - length and topics

For schools that have not specified resume lengths, is it better to have a one-page resume with just highlight the main points in my professional career than to have two-page resume with more detailed descriptions? I'm really lost. Some samples I've seen are only one page long and others are two to ...

by bjcoolj

Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: resume - length and topics
Replies: 1
Views: 1079

Length of Resume

For schools that have not specified resume lengths, is it better to have a one-page resume with just highlight the main points in my professional career than to have two-page resume with more detailed descriptions? I'm really lost. Some samples I've seen are only one page long and others are two to ...

by bjcoolj

Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Length of Resume
Replies: 4
Views: 3295

Resumes

Hi Stacy, thank you for your help on how to approach the recommenders. I have another question regarding a resume. Most of the schools limits the length of cover letter to one page. The length of resumes, however, is not specified by most schools. I have seen mixed recommendations on the length of t...

by bjcoolj

Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Resumes
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Recommendations

It seems business schools require two or three recommendation as part of the application. I have no problem getting them for a school. However, I'm not planning on applying to one school but as many as ten. And I am not sure how to approach my recommenders to complete this daunting task for me (it's...

by bjcoolj

Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Recommendations

It seems business schools require two or three recommendation as part of the application. I have no problem getting them for a school. However, I'm not planning on applying to one school but as many as ten. And I am not sure how to approach my recommenders to complete this daunting task for me (it's...

by bjcoolj

Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: Ask an MBA Admissions Consultant
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 890