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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2014, 14:47
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Got my kellogg swag, anyone know how long the battery charge is?
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2014, 16:09
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Wait - you guys got stuff?? Had I known this a few months back, I would have dramatically altered my application strategy :P


So it's fair to say that Booth and CBS weren't so generous in their swag-giving?

Adding a couple more: maize and blue mini flag with a block M and "Ross" on it (from Ross obviously) and a branded pen from Tepper.


CBS was pretty generous!

During the admitted students weekend (Columbia Connect I) we got a CBS notebook, CBS headphones, CBS leather name tag, and a CBS thermos.


Oh wow, that is really good! Sorry to misrepresent - I just meant I hadn't received anything in the mail. I haven't made it out to campus yet. Good to know!
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2014, 18:14
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Stop talkin' about it and start posting pictures!


CBS gave me a $250 thermal mug. Kellogg has a portable charger thing but I can't really see how I would ever use it (but hey it's the thought that counts!)

I hope I get into Sloan on Tuesday so I get that free (*$250 cough*) leather clutch...


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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2014, 01:08
Ha, awesome thread. Haas was pretty good a school-specific - they sent a solar powered charger for all those sunny days. Not going to be using that too much in Boston, though!
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2014, 05:47
Darden this year was a keychain and car decal

In the oh-so-critical judgement on pen quality for my admits, SOM won hands down. Though the orange ink in Darden's was pretty clutch
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2014, 20:57
Pictures?
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2014, 23:11
I was so excited when Wharton sent me tickets to go see Justin Timberlake! By far a better gift than any garbage Booth sent me. I love Wharton. It's the BEST!
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 06:13
I now have black leather portfolios from 3 different schools. They lose points for lack of originality.
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 07:06
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I now have black leather portfolios from 3 different schools. The lose points for lack of originality.


So true, I would never use a padfolio with my school's logo on it anyway.
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I now have black leather portfolios from 3 different schools. They lose points for lack of originality.


Does that mean you're not going to HBS?
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 13:56
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I now have black leather portfolios from 3 different schools. They lose points for lack of originality.


Does that mean you're not going to HBS?


Still deciding between HBS and GSB, but they both gave me black letter portfolios, so I can't use that as a distinguishing factor (lol)
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 13:58
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I now have black leather portfolios from 3 different schools. The lose points for lack of originality.


So true, I would never use a padfolio with my school's logo on it anyway.


Why? I would while in school
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2014, 13:59
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I think bschoolaspirant was making a joke in response to Waiting Game...in regards to the stereotype that harvard people like to brag about being in harvard, a la the famous joke:

How do you know someone went to Harvard?
Don't worry, they'll tell you.
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2014, 08:36
Some dark horse school should start sending out section/year/ocean/whatever fleeces (preferably some unreasonably expensive brand). I'm sure application volume would jump. The number one school in terms of application volume for 2014/2015 would end up being The Cordon Bleu School of Business (CBSB) or something similar.

PS. Let just be happy we got anything. I applied to an MPP program as well and their "swag bag" consisted of two pieces of paper :problem: ...Was I still happy....of course...was I disappointed that my leather portfolio/clutch collection had reached the end of its road...you bet ya.
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Kelley gave us a car sticker in their admit packet, but their binder was leather, which is nice. At admit weekend, the girls got tote bags with a leather luggage tag, local granola and coffee, a pen, fancy notebook and Indiana business cards with our names on them. The men got the same with backpacks. Also, women who went to their preview events got Kelley aprons.

Notre Dame included a lapel pin, which I thought was classy. At their preview weekend, we got coffee mugs, lunch bags and this confusing desk thing. Also, the most comfortable pen I have ever used.

Merage-leather notebook

Olin-nothing.

From Kellogg, they had a nice water bottle at their admit day, pen and a free box of macaroons. Haven't gotten the packet yet, not that it matters since I will be going to Kelley.

Tepper had a ridiculously fancy pen that works as an ipad stylus. If people use those.

Did a school really give Justin Timberlake tickets? Or was that a joke?
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Also, women who went to their preview events got Kelley aprons.


Wow... sexism much? (@Kelley)
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Just finished UCLA's admit weekend, got some pretty sweet swag, as follows:

-anderson t-shirt (well designed, and choice of sizes)
-anderson drawstring bag -- super high quality (one that won't fall apart for a long time)
-anderson reusable water bottle...with infuser! (infuser attachment allows you to infuse fruits or veggies in your water - so LA!)
-anderson notebook and pen (eco friendly)
-the honest co organic lip balm (honest co = Jessica Alba's company, she worked with anderson folks to launch it)
-phresh wayfarer sunglasses (phresh = an anderson student's company
-anderson branded sunscreen
-hot wheels car (mattel is in LA)
-blu ray/dvd of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate is a big LA studio, Anderson alums are there)
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2014, 10:06
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Just finished UCLA's admit weekend, got some pretty sweet swag, as follows:

-anderson t-shirt (well designed, and choice of sizes)
-anderson drawstring bag -- super high quality (one that won't fall apart for a long time)
-anderson reusable water bottle...with infuser! (infuser attachment allows you to infuse fruits or veggies in your water - so LA!)
-anderson notebook and pen (eco friendly)
-the honest co organic lip balm (honest co = Jessica Alba's company, she worked with anderson folks to launch it)
-phresh wayfarer sunglasses (phresh = an anderson student's company
-anderson branded sunscreen
-hot wheels car (mattel is in LA)
-blu ray/dvd of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate is a big LA studio, Anderson alums are there)



woah! did they ever stop distributing stuff the whole weekend? too much!
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2014, 10:43
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woah! did they ever stop distributing stuff the whole weekend? too much!


I bet Duke did the same thing - you just missed out!
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Re: Best swag / gifts from a b-school [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2014, 10:54
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woah! did they ever stop distributing stuff the whole weekend? too much!


I bet Duke did the same thing - you just missed out!


I'm raiding their stores as soon as I land.
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