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2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION!

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Location: Canada
Schools: Ross, Schulich, Rotman
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2011, 06:54
Program: MBA (FT)
Area of interest in MBA: General Mgmt, Finance, Consulting
GMAT: 760 (Q50, V42) AWA 5.0
GPA: 3.3 Computer Science (Top Canadian School)
Work experience(WE): 6 years in Actuarial, R&D, and BI Roles
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 31 at matriculation
Gender: Male
Extra-curriculars/community: Large variety of sports / Many different activites/charities at work

Michigan (Ross) R3
Status: Admitted and Matriculating

Toronto (Rotman)
Status: Admitted

York (Schulich)
Status: Admitted with $$$

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Joined: 25 Aug 2010
Posts: 37
Schools: Columbia (enrolling), Booth (admitted), Kellogg (admitted), NYU (withdrawn)
WE 1: 3 yrs IM
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 05 May 2011, 19:57
GMAT: 770
GPA: 3.8 Finance/Econ, US state school (Big 10)
WE: 3 years IM
Nationality: Asian-American
Age: 24 at matriculation
Gender: Male
ECs: pretty involved w/2 non-profits, started investing club in ugrad, CFA
Post-MBA: IM

Schools applied to:

Columbia (Early) - Enrolling
Booth (R1) - Accepted (w/$$$)
Kellogg (R1) - Accepted
NYU (R1) - Invited to interview, withdrawn
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 06 May 2011, 06:37
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Hi there!

I have recently been admitted to two great Schools: Tuck and Ross.

I would love to share my profile and schools with you guys!

WORK PROFILE:
2007-2011
Worked as an Animation Engineer in a startup in India.
Instrumental in setting up the operations in India for the Los Angeles based startup.
Challenging role as a liason between the Technology team of developers, scientists headed by the CTO and the Production team of artists and executive producers.

2005-2007
Worked as an Application Developer at IBM.
Steep learning curve initially. Performance was stellar, but work became repetitive.

PART TIME

Program: MBA (FT)
Area of interest in MBA : General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT: 770 (Q 50 V 45 AWA 5)
GPA: 7.8/10, Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi, Class of 2005) - Best you can get ;)
Nationality: Indian
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Extra-curriculars/community: Very Strong.

Schools applied to:
TARGET SCHOOLS
    HBS - Denied w/o interview (R1)
    Stanford - Denied without interview (R1)
    Booth - Waitlisted, then Denied. (R1)
    Kellogg - Waitlisted, then Denied. (R2)
    Tuck - Accepted, Matriculating.(ED)
    NYU Stern - Waitlisted, then Denied. (R2)
    Ross - Accepted. (R1)
    Duke - Denied after Interview.(R1)
    Wharton - Denied after Interview.(R1)


IMPRESSIONS
Booth Interview - by an Alum - very unpleasant experience.

Wharton Interview - by an Alum - good, but too professional / formal.

Duke Interview - First time on Phone - by second year - interviewer did not do a good job of making conversation - was okay.

Duke Interview - Second time by alum - very nice experience - good conversation, friendly environment, personal feel.

Kellogg Interview - by adcom over the phone - Straightforward, mostly I talking and she listening sorts.

Tuck Interview - by adcom in person - Very nice, personal, friendly and open. Best ever interview.

Tuck campus visit - amazing school, everyone is super helpful, best cozy, close knit environment andy B-school can ever offer.

Ross Interview - by adcom in person - Very nice. Professional yet personal. Nice conversation. Passionate alum and a good listener.

Ross student forums - very enthusiastic. Lots of energy.

TIPS/STRATEGIES
    If you don't have a stellar profile (read IB, Consultant at big company, non-profit, etc.) get a good GMAT Score. I have a 770 on the GMAT (Read my story here) and a solid acad from IIT and yet I had a tough time getting in.
    Write very personal essays.
    Have ample time to write the essays.
    Take your GMAT before June.
    Diversify! Everything: Essay choices, recommenders, schools - expand the scope of your story.
    Do not write down your interview answers. Feels rehearsed - big NO NO.
    Be relentless.
Read the entire story on my website(see signature).

I hope this helps for anyone who's embarking on this long and tiring journey. Before school I am free and you guys are welcome to PM/Email me for any questions you have regarding B-school applications.

Thanks,

All the best!

Mukul
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GMATing: How I made it to an Ivy League B-School!!||How I got a 770!!

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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 09 May 2011, 15:43
GMAT: 700
GPA: 3.0 Finance, US state school
WE: 5 years in S&T (bulge bracket i-bank - NYC)
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 27
Gender: Male
ECs: Strong
Post-MBA: Sustainable investments/VC

Schools applied to:

Haas R3 - Dinged
Kenan Flagler R3 - Accepted
Fuqua R3 - Accepted and matriculating
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 09:19
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EDUCATION:
- City University of New York
- Magna Cum Laude
- USMC officer candidate school

WORK EXPERIENCE (3.5 yrs):
- Search Engine Marketing start-up - Analyst, promoted to Project Manager


EXTRA CURRICULAR:
- GED Math Tutor (YMCA) (2 yrs)
- Habitat for Humanity - new home construction volunteer (3 yrs)
- Habitat for Humanity - board chair (1 yr)
- Uttar Pradesh, India NGO - SEO Manager (2 yr)


Program: MBA (FT)
Area of interest in MBA : Strategy Consulting, Finance
GMAT: 720 (Q47/V42/6AWA)
GPA: 3.7/4.0
Nationality: Ukrainian
Age: 26
Gender: F

Schools applied to:
Columbia - Re-applicant, denied W/O interview (ED)
Stanford - Denied W/O interview (R2)
Tuck - Accepted, Withdrawn (R1)
MIT - Waitlisted after Interview, Withdrawn (R2)
Wharton - Accepted, Matriculating (R2)

*It was a very difficult decision between Tuck and Wharton. Tuck was amazing, and had the closest and most interesting community of any school that I visited. My decision to go to Wharton was based on the availability of resources, career services, and the extensive alumni network. I would be happy to discuss my essay/interview experiences for Wharton/MIT/Tuck/Columbia - please feel free to send me a message.

My personal advice to all MBA hopefuls is to take your time with the essays - don't rush them just to make the deadline. Throughout the last three years, I learned a lot about writing effectively and "selling" an image that is tailored to the strengths of each MBA program to which I applied. Be honest with yourself and do your homework - where does the school place the majority of its graduates? is this area consistent with your background? if not, what qualities do you need to exhibit in your writing/resume to showcase your ability?

Good luck, and don't give up. A rejection is just another opportunity to improve your candidacy.
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 12 May 2011, 06:55
Program: MBA (FT)
Area of interest in MBA : MGMT/PE
GMAT: 690
GPA: 3.5 in Finance at a Top 50 Big State School
Work experience: 2 Years IB, 3 Years Middle Market PE
Nationality: US
Age: 27 at matriculation
Gender: M
Extra-curriculars/community: Minimal

Wharton: Round 1
Status: Ding w/o interview

Columbia: Round 1
Status: Ding w/ interview

Ross: Round 2
Status: W/L then Accepted

Anderson: Round 2
Status: Accepted w/ $$$
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 17 May 2011, 17:14
700 GMAT (Q=46,V=40)

3.3 U.G. GPA in Psychology
3.6 Graduate research in Psychology.

I decided to abandon my pursuit of a PhD, to pursue an MBA in Finance. I had to be extremely careful with my essays and the essays were by far the most difficult aspect of the application. I feel that many schools rejected me with just a glance, whereas others took the time. Here are the results. All of these programs were in the 3rd or 4th round.

NYU Stern: Rejected without interview
UW Foster: Rejected without interview
ASU W.P. Carey: Accepted with interview (G.A., scholarship $$$)
Fordham: Accepted with interview (Skype)
SDSU: Accepted without interview

I will be attending W.P. Carey for many reasons. Primarily, it is a great program, especially for the cost. Secondly, the interview was a fantastic experience and its clear they are VERY committed to their students' success. If anyone wants information on the program, send me an email.
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 19 May 2011, 10:18
690 GMAT (Q=46,V=40)
3.3 GPA in Accounting at Top 75ish state school
28 Years old
Tax compliance background with 4.5 years experience at a big four accounting firm
White non-hispanic male

All applications were round 3/4 i.e. last:
Stern: Rejected without interview
Darden: Rejected without interview
Fuqua: Rejected with interview
Georgetown: Accepted with interview - Matriculating
UNC: Accepted with interview
Notre Dame: Awaiting Decision (delayed interview in order to have in person rather than over the phone)
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GMAT 2: 660 Q V
GPA: 3.64
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2011, 08:04
Program: Full-time
GMAT: 770
GPA: 2.69 / 4.00, from Europe.
WE: 10 years
Nationality: International (Europe)
Age: 33
Gender: male
EC: Few

All rounds are R2/R3 (the round before the final rounds)

Kellogg: Ding

Duke Fuqua: Accepted

Michigan Ross: Accepted

UCLA Anderson: Accepted and matriculating

Cornell: Accepted

UNC: Accepted

USC Marshall: Accepted

Georgetown: Accepted
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2011, 21:34
Program MBA FT, then PT
Area of Interest Healthcare
GMAT 740 Q48 V44 AWA 6.0
GPA MS 3.0 BS 3.0 You haven't heard of either of the schools. I studied science and engineering.
WE 3 years of biotech startups in a software role after 3 years of engineering software
Nationality American
Age 28
Sex Male

Schools
Wharton Round 2
Status: Ding
Stanford Round 2
Status: Ding
Haas Round 3
Status: Ding
Kellogg Round 2
Status: Ding w/Int
Fuqua Round 2
Status:WL w/Int
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Location: Louisiana, USA
Schools: Owen @ Vanderbilt
WE 1: Hedge Fund Analyst Intern
WE 2: Registered Securities Rep
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2011, 07:01
Debrief: almost-gave-up-studying-ended-up-with-a-770-q-49-v-114245.html
Program: MSF (Full-Time)
GMAT: 770 (Q49 V48)
GPA: 3.85 in Finance @ Southeastern Louisiana University (Small Regional W/ No Rep)
Work experience(WE): 2 Years as Securities Rep @ Large Brokerage, 3 Months as Research Analyst Intern @ $500m Hedge Fund
Nationality: USA
Age: 24-25 (Applied @ 24)
Gender: Male
Extra-curriculars/community: Not much (unfortunately)

Schools applied to:

School 1: Tulane (Freeman)
Status: Admitted w/ $$

School 2: Washington Univeristy (Olin)
Status: Admitted

School 3: Vanderbilt (Owen)
Status: Admitted w/ $$ and Matriculating

School 4: Boston College (Carroll)
Status: Admitted w/ $$

School 5: LSE
Status: Admitted

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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 08 Jun 2011, 23:41
GMAT 710
UG: 2.7 at a top 40, took one quantitative course to develop alternative transcript (A)
WE: Approx 3.5 years at matriculation in risk consulting, international
Age: applied at 25, received decisions at 26
non-minority
EC: Less in university, more afterwards
Recs: current supervisor and a senior colleague, one high-risk-high-reward and the other straight-edge

Columbia ED
Two interviews - quite testy ones - and deferred, CBS expressed interest in a GMAT retake but the score remained the same followed by a DING

HBS R1 (pressured to apply, didn't want to)
DING w/out interview

Stanford R1
DING w/out interview. Left me cold.

Chicago Booth R1
Very good interview and WL followed by a DING. Their WL hurt more than any ding.

Berkeley Haas R2
WL w/out interview followed by an on-campus interview with a 2nd year student - it worried me, because he came from a country that has a huge political problem with my area of employment, even though I'm detached from the politics followed by a DING. I had to cynically laugh when I got my third WL, but when I visited I knew that Berkeley could really be a golden era for me. Didn't happen.

Down but not dead. Re-applying.
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2011, 10:04
Age: 30
Location: New York
WE: Software engineer roles in IT department
WE1: Top software company
WE2: Bulge bracket Wall St. firm
WE3: Top media conglomerate
GPA: 3.37
UPenn masters in CS, undergrad in a university in Taiwan
GMAT: 760 (Q: 50, V: 44) AWA: 5.5
EC in UG: Tons of leadership positions in Taiwan
EC after UG: Stern biz plan competition, American Cancer Society (all in New York).

Admitted:
Stern + scholarship, McCombs
Waitlist then denied:
Kellogg
Denied with interview:
Wharton
Denied without interview:
Sloan, Haas

I've accepted Stern's gracious offer and did not expressed interest in getting off Kellogg's wait-list. With no surprise I got dinged by Kellogg later on.

Good luck to future applicants. All I can say is that the application process is a tough yet rewarding experience!
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Re: 2011 Profiles w/ Admit/Dings Results - NO DISCUSSION! [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2011, 08:34
Program: MBA (FT)
Area of interest in MBA: General Mgmt, Consulting
GMAT: 690 (Q44, V40) AWA 5.0
GPA: 3.6 Accounting (Decent State School)
Work experience(WE): 4 years in leading Rotational Leadership Program w/ 7+ global assignments
Nationality: American
Age: 26 at matriculation
Gender: Male
Extra-curriculars/community: United Way, Junior Achievement, dog shelters, etc.

UCLA (Anderson) R2
Status: Admitted and Matriculating

Columbia Business School R2
Status: Dinged
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