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Hi all, If this thread is still alive, I have a few questions for all of you. 1) McKinsey, Bain, BCG (MBB) Hiring. I understand that roughly 25% of each year's class graduates into management consulting, but I have not been able to find precise figures on the number of hires to the Top Tier Manageme...

by skalevar

Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: MBA Student Life
Topic: Ask a Haas Student
Replies: 24
Views: 13725

Congrats Tahin,

Keep us updated.

I applied Round 2 and will be keeping my fingers crossed as well.

by skalevar

Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: The Application Process
Topic: MIT Sloan 2011 Applicants
Replies: 26
Views: 8152

thanks for the tips. Is it ok to draw on an example from beyond the past 3 years in the cover letter? Sloan stipulates that essay examples must be within the last three years in the essay section, and I kind of feel I am running out of high-quality leadership/impact stories, particularly if I am not...

by skalevar

Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Ask Stacy Blackman
Topic: Cover letter for Sloan
Replies: 4
Views: 1629

Thanks for the reply.

Would you be concerned with (3/3) essays for MIT being all work-related? Would you suggest slipping in a small story about community involvement in the optional essay (<250 words)?


Essays: Split of Professional vs. Extracurricular Stories

Hi, What do you suggest for a split between professional and extracurricular stories for B-school essays? I have a fairly unique background in a business setting - basically I do M&A for a software company, but as opposed to being simply an analyst, I am on the ground and involved with operations (s...

by skalevar

Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Researching Private Equity MBAs
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Those are both great suggestions. Thanks a lot. I've developed a new found interest in Search Funds (where prospective entrepreneurs buy into an existing business and manage and grow it to exit). This is a relatively new development in the US and is basically non-existent in Canada (as far as I can ...

by skalevar

Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Researching Private Equity MBAs
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Researching Private Equity MBAs

Can anyone recommend any good resources for researching MBA programs with strong Private Equity components?

I bought the Clear Admit guide to entrepreneurship MBAs and I'd love a similar resource to consult for PE, but they don't have one.

Any and all ideas are more than welcome.

Thanks,

by skalevar

Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Researching Private Equity MBAs
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

thanks very much for your reply. I've had at least one other admissions consultant suggest that Stanford would be a waste of time, so it's at the very least encouraging to hear that it might not be out of the question (although I realize it would be a grand feat.) I will definitely pass along my res...

by skalevar

Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Please help - do I stand a chance for Top Tier US?
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Hi Jessica, Thanks so much for your reply. Two follow-up questions for you: 1) What kind of profile would you recommend apply to Stanford? I'm just curious as to what would be considered good enough for Stanford (and to find out what the key differences would be between my profile and that of a Stan...

by skalevar

Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: Profile Evaluation - Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Please help - do I stand a chance for Top Tier US?

Hi, I know that top tier U.S. schools are hyper-competitive. Would applying to these schools be a waste of my time? Are there any schools that I would have a better chance at given my background? I don't work for a brand name company (Microsoft, etc.) and although I think I've done very well in my c...

by skalevar

Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Ask Clear Admit
Topic: Please help - do I stand a chance for Top Tier US?
Replies: 3
Views: 1137

Profile Evaluation - Please help!

Hi, I know that top tier U.S. schools are hyper-competitive. Would applying to these schools be a waste of my time? Are there any schools that I would have a better chance at given my background? I don't work for a brand name company (Microsoft, etc.) and although I think I've done very well in my c...

by skalevar

Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Ask Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting
Topic: Profile Evaluation - Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

my bet is on the name brand - I've never heard of Babson until this thread.

I'm thinking a good compromise might be Booth or Kellogg (among the top 25 on Entrepreneur's List) but they still have Top 10 reps.

by skalevar

Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Best MBA's for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

FYI - I searched Entrepreneur Magazine and I found this list helpful http://www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/grad/0.html

I did not know Booth was known for entrepreneurship.

Please share if you find any other good lists or resources.

by skalevar

Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Research MBA Programs
Topic: Best MBA's for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Replies: 6
Views: 2378

Verbal:

All about Manhattan GMAT. Purchase SC Guide (essential), CR Guide, and RC Guide. Also, you can try Powerscore's CR Bible, it's good for reinforcement.

by skalevar

Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: I just Beat The GMAT!
Topic: Beat (but did not demolish) the GMAT 720 (Q46, V42)
Replies: 7
Views: 1996