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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 06:17
Has anyone had any luck finding a pre-MBA internship? No luck here so far.
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 11:08
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So I'm about 90% set on Woodbury Gardens and have made an appointment on Friday. I have a couple of other appointments a bit closer to school (that I found off Craigslist) but the washer/dryer/dishwasher/disposal convenience + 20 month lease + 50% rent during the first summer have more or less sold me. I know from experience that subletting over the summer is pretty difficult, so I'd rather take the 50% discount and just call it a day. Also, I figure the proximity to school is undercut by the lack of conveniences at home. The downside is that I will be cutting it very, very close to the Room and Board budget in my financial aid.

How's everyone's house hunt going?


I didn't make any appointments, but I think i'll probably tag along when you go visit. I think I'm pretty set on woodbury gardens also. Give me a ring when you go okay?
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 16:29
No problem. The appointment is for Friday at 4:30 pm-just in case you have something you'd rather be doing.
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 08:38
Ugh I've been so busy I haven't even looked at GMATClub in days! WEIRD!

What's the final GBR headcount? I'm leaving this afternoon/evening so I'll be there tomorrow morning.

I haven't had a chance to do any househunting or set up appointments, either. Luckily I'm in Chicago so I can go back pretty easily, but if anyone has any great tips that haven't been mentioned on the Google group, I'd love to hear them.
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Has anyone had any luck finding a pre-MBA internship? No luck here so far.



I found one, but it's pretty, um, atypical... I'm going to be working part-time on a farm for a couple of months this summer. :lol:
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 09:09
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I haven't had a chance to do any househunting or set up appointments, either. Luckily I'm in Chicago so I can go back pretty easily, but if anyone has any great tips that haven't been mentioned on the Google group, I'd love to hear them.


I'm a SY here so I can provide insights/tips if you let me know what you are looking for. For what it's worth I love my building. Its about a 5 min walk to Ross with mostly MBAs and the landlord is great. Two best features: covered parking and free laundry :)
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 09:49
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conmisdosmanos wrote:

I haven't had a chance to do any househunting or set up appointments, either. Luckily I'm in Chicago so I can go back pretty easily, but if anyone has any great tips that haven't been mentioned on the Google group, I'd love to hear them.


I'm a SY here so I can provide insights/tips if you let me know what you are looking for. For what it's worth I love my building. Its about a 5 min walk to Ross with mostly MBAs and the landlord is great. Two best features: covered parking and free laundry :)



Oh that would be awesome! Thanks!! Here's what I'm looking for:

-I like living in converted houses rather than apartment buildings.
-I want to be as cheap as possible. I need a multipurpose room, a usable kitchen (dishwasher not necessary, but counterspace!), and a bathroom.
-Clean and spartan is great.
-I like sunlight.
-No car! Parking not an issue, but close enough for walking/biking.
-Laundrey in the building is a definite plus.
-I kinda hate carpet.
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So from what you've said it seems that ideally you would live in an apt/house close to Ross and its what I'd recommend without a car. Anywhere else is kind of a pain carless (in my opinion).

1. Few places have hardwood floors most have carpets
2. The closer to central campus you are the higher the rent (generally speaking). Most 1 bedrooms close to campus are probably in the 800-1000 range depending on size. It is much cheaper if you are willing to live in a house with other people.
3. If you want a converted house split into apts check out the housing fair and talk to companies there. Note: you want to talk to the student housing companies NOT places like Woodbury that have apt complexes farther away.
4. Most places should have laundry in the building and may or may not have parking. If they do you could rent the space to someone.

***There are some good apartments very close to Ross, but as in any university town the quality of housing varies greatly. So I strongly recommend against renting anything sight unseen.... There are some nice apartments and some really terrible ones.
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 11:56
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For all you GBR attendees, you're probably here or almost here - and already have a packed schedule. I wanted to invite Erb prospectives to a couple of events.

Thurs April 8th, 9-11PM
Conor O'Neils, 318 S. Main St
Mix and mingle with Erb students, alumni and other prospectives

Fri, April 9th, 7-9PM
Taste of Ross Reception

Sat, April 10th, in the morning
Potluck Brunch for partners and significant others

Sat, April 10th, 5-9pm
BBQ with the Erb community

If you need the locations for Saturday events, PM me.

Have fun! Maybe I'll meet you out at an event!
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 12:00
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So from what you've said it seems that ideally you would live in an apt/house close to Ross and its what I'd recommend without a car. Anywhere else is kind of a pain carless (in my opinion).

1. Few places have hardwood floors most have carpets
2. The closer to central campus you are the higher the rent (generally speaking). Most 1 bedrooms close to campus are probably in the 800-1000 range depending on size. It is much cheaper if you are willing to live in a house with other people.
3. If you want a converted house split into apts check out the housing fair and talk to companies there. Note: you want to talk to the student housing companies NOT places like Woodbury that have apt complexes farther away.
4. Most places should have laundry in the building and may or may not have parking. If they do you could rent the space to someone.

***There are some good apartments very close to Ross, but as in any university town the quality of housing varies greatly. So I strongly recommend against renting anything sight unseen.... There are some nice apartments and some really terrible ones.


I'll also add that you don't need to find housing at GBR. You may feel overwhelmed and an urge to sign a lease or housing will all disappear. That's not true. You can find housing well into the summer and there's going to be a lot of activity on the google group with people looking for roommates.

If you're absolutely unable to come back to find housing, then you might want to sign a lease at GBR, and probably with an apartment complex since that's the easiest option. But if you're not in a rush, then take your time. There's plenty that you will come up in the next couple months and through the summer. Also, you don't need to come back if someone else has done the legwork and looking for a roommate. You may have to trust someone else's judgement, but that will save you a trip out to AA.
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 12:29
Hey Ross Admits,

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about Ross and/or life in AA. Also, if you're town for GBR, PM me as well if you want to chat.
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 12:42
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skaballet wrote:
So from what you've said it seems that ideally you would live in an apt/house close to Ross and its what I'd recommend without a car. Anywhere else is kind of a pain carless (in my opinion).

1. Few places have hardwood floors most have carpets
2. The closer to central campus you are the higher the rent (generally speaking). Most 1 bedrooms close to campus are probably in the 800-1000 range depending on size. It is much cheaper if you are willing to live in a house with other people.
3. If you want a converted house split into apts check out the housing fair and talk to companies there. Note: you want to talk to the student housing companies NOT places like Woodbury that have apt complexes farther away.
4. Most places should have laundry in the building and may or may not have parking. If they do you could rent the space to someone.

***There are some good apartments very close to Ross, but as in any university town the quality of housing varies greatly. So I strongly recommend against renting anything sight unseen.... There are some nice apartments and some really terrible ones.


I'll also add that you don't need to find housing at GBR. You may feel overwhelmed and an urge to sign a lease or housing will all disappear. That's not true. You can find housing well into the summer and there's going to be a lot of activity on the google group with people looking for roommates.

If you're absolutely unable to come back to find housing, then you might want to sign a lease at GBR, and probably with an apartment complex since that's the easiest option. But if you're not in a rush, then take your time. There's plenty that you will come up in the next couple months and through the summer. Also, you don't need to come back if someone else has done the legwork and looking for a roommate. You may have to trust someone else's judgement, but that will save you a trip out to AA.



Thank you both for your input. I have a couple of appointments over the weekend (including houses with roommates, which I have finally accepted as a possibility), but there's already so much going on that I'm not going to push it. I can definitely come back, and if I won't have a problem finding housing in a month or so, that will free me up for other things now. Like Erb events!

Two more general questions: Do either of you recommend for/against any housing companies? And are there areas that tend to have more undergrads (to be avoided)?

Looking forward to meeting some of you!
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 13:59
I don't rent from a company, its just a lady who is awesome. From what I hear though some of the companies are better than others. Undergrads are pretty much everywhere in central campus, but if from Ross if you go on Hill towards Washentaw that area has a large concentration of fraternity houses (read: parties) and from what I understand can be quite loud. I live in the other direction on Hill (Hill & Division) which is usually pretty quiet except during football games.
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 15:41
For those who attended GBR, how did you like it? Did you meet any other GMAT Clubbers?
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-Clean and spartan is great.


Don't forget; you may only use "spartan" as a pejorative now that you are a Wolverine.
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 16:48
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For those who attended GBR, how did you like it? Did you meet any other GMAT Clubbers?



I only really participated on Friday (Thursday I was working, Saturday I did my own Ann Arbor thing), but I had a great time. The school was decked out in its Sunday best - sushi buffet, craft beer, "classes" taught by department heads. It was great to meet everyone, though, and get a sneak peek at the next couple of years. I'm SO glad I'm ending up at Ross. The students are real, down-to-earth, funny, witty, the opportunities abound! Anu1979 and I did get stuck in line in a dank basement bar trying to get to the student band performance, but as soon as they played the opening riffs to Hot for Teacher, all was forgiven.
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 16:52
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conmisdosmanos wrote:
-Clean and spartan is great.


Don't forget; you may only use "spartan" as a pejorative now that you are a Wolverine.


I know, I learned that on my way home (I visited a friend at MSU. Even their trees have giant green S's spraypainted on them!). Congrats on NYU, btw!!
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Re: ADMITTED ROSS CLASS 2012 [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2010, 17:10
conmisdosmanos wrote:
I only really participated on Friday (Thursday I was working, Saturday I did my own Ann Arbor thing), but I had a great time. The school was decked out in its Sunday best - sushi buffet, craft beer, "classes" taught by department heads. It was great to meet everyone, though, and get a sneak peek at the next couple of years. I'm SO glad I'm ending up at Ross. The students are real, down-to-earth, funny, witty, the opportunities abound! Anu1979 and I did get stuck in line in a dank basement bar trying to get to the student band performance, but as soon as they played the opening riffs to Hot for Teacher, all was forgiven.


I'm glad that you guys had fun! Wish I could've been there. Am I now the only one that you guys haven't yet met in person?

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conmisdosmanos wrote:
-Clean and spartan is great.


Don't forget; you may only use "spartan" as a pejorative now that you are a Wolverine.


I know, I learned that on my way home (I visited a friend at MSU. Even their trees have giant green S's spraypainted on them!). Congrats on NYU, btw!!


Yea, big congrats on the Stern admit, coakleym!!!
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GBR was great. I'll be honest, I have been a little pre-occupied with the fact that my doctor's office mixed up some of my labs and gave me a bloody "potential cancer diagnosis" a couple of weeks ago and quite frankly, my heart was really not into it because I've been dealing with that shock and the thought of maybe rolling over admissions and working for an additional year for the insurance for a while now. Fortunately, I got more testing done very quickly and everything came back negative today and the whole thing was a screw up at the lab. I am incredibly freaking relieved, especially since I didn't have a single symptom of anything.

Anyway, aside from the fact that I was too stressed by the thought of having cancer to enjoy anything, I met GoBruins and conmisdosmanos (with bonus boyfriend), and they were all lovely. I very much liked Ross and am happy with where I ended up.



OMG that totally happened to me last year! Isn't not having cancer the BEST?!
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