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# Am I doomed?

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02 Aug 2008, 09:26
I know some other guy applying to business school in the fall from my company. He has been there for years (I have only for a year) so he got promoted as well as being a minority. Not knowing anything else from his app will he get picked over me every time?? I don't think he has is GMAT done yet, so hopefully he applies for R2 and I can beat him to the punch:)
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02 Aug 2008, 12:35
just out of curiosity how large is your company?

i know a couple others at my work applying to the same b-schools, but then again we have 85,000 employees (15,000 at my site)
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02 Aug 2008, 12:38
huge company (Fortune 100) , same department of a few hundred people
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02 Aug 2008, 12:45
terp26 wrote:
I know some other guy applying to business school in the fall from my company. He has been there for years (I have only for a year) so he got promoted as well as being a minority. Not knowing anything else from his app will he get picked over me every time?? I don't think he has is GMAT done yet, so hopefully he applies for R2 and I can beat him to the punch:)

so there might be a few too many unknowns here for anyone to say off-hand
I think that you shouldn't be disheartened - people get promoted for all kinds of reason aside from performance such as tenure at the company, whether managers think they'll stick around, etc etc.

So don't worry about it! Focus on the things you can control like making your essays top-notch
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02 Aug 2008, 14:11
Theres more to you than what division you work in no? Or is that the only thing that makes you you?

Relaxamundo.

Alternate strategy: Tell the guy to write about how great scoretop was for him in his essays
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03 Aug 2008, 05:18
You're in a F100 company, ofcourse you should expect several people applying for MBA every year. You should try to be unique and chill
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03 Aug 2008, 16:37
we can't control things that are external to us.

just continue to think you're the sh*t and kill those essays buddy.
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03 Aug 2008, 19:51
terp26 wrote:
I know some other guy applying to business school in the fall from my company. He has been there for years (I have only for a year) so he got promoted as well as being a minority. Not knowing anything else from his app will he get picked over me every time?? I don't think he has is GMAT done yet, so hopefully he applies for R2 and I can beat him to the punch:)

I know a 1st year @ HBS who has a coworker with the same exact role on the same team that is also going to be starting at HBS this year. To top it off, their work experience is very similar to my own, same type of function, but a different industry.

IMO, it doesn't affect your app. Just bribe your recommenders to write more glowing reviews about you .
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05 Aug 2008, 18:45
He can correct me if I get this wrong but Kry got into Kellogg in R2 with a scholarship after a few people he knew with almost identical profiles got in during R1. I also met someone at DAK who had the same basic job function at him (for a competitor of his companies), similar education, and same ethnic background (an "overrepresented" minority)

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Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond.
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05 Aug 2008, 18:47
you'll do fine terp26. I applied to Kellogg R2, where they already accepted THREE other guys with the same educational background, same major, same industry, same type of job, same ethnicity, and similar stories (even same Extracurriculars). I thought I had no chance in R2, but in the end, they still let me in

EDIT: river beat me to it, again.
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06 Aug 2008, 23:20
riverripper wrote:
Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:45 pm

kryzak wrote:
Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:47 pm

kryzak wrote:
EDIT: river beat me to it, again.

Wow, you guys are good. Do you call each other on the phone and race to see who can reply to certain topics the fastest???
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06 Aug 2008, 23:27
YihWei wrote:
riverripper wrote:
Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:45 pm

kryzak wrote:
Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:47 pm

kryzak wrote:
EDIT: river beat me to it, again.

Wow, you guys are good. Do you call each other on the phone and race to see who can reply to certain topics the fastest???

phones are for normal people like us. kry and river are psychic
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06 Aug 2008, 23:29
LOL, but river generally has more time than me these days (until his school starts), so he beats me to most of the posts
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06 Aug 2008, 23:31
We have a great community going on here. I wonder which of you guys met up in real life after gmatclub. I'd love to do so but I live a 17 hour plane ride away
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06 Aug 2008, 23:36
unfortunately river and I have not met up yet, but I did meet some great folks at Days at Haas, Day at Kellogg and other events (TJ, ghgirl, futuredukemba, ujjib, reds4, terry12, zakk, branson, bherronp, aviroop, kwam, and more...) Everyone I've met in person from GMATClub has been AMAZINGLY friendly, which proves again we have a great community here!

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