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Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged)

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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 15:35
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I couldn't more strongly recommend visiting the schools. I visited every school I applied to, which had a huge impact on my perception of those schools. Gave me a much better sense for which schools I preferred and helped tremendously when writing application essays. Also gives you a great opportunity to meet fellow applicants, which can be helpful as you navigate the application process. I visited during the fall and took time off from work to do so. If I had to do it over again, I'd visit much earlier - ideally during the summer.


Why ideally during the summer? I was under the impression this wasn't a good idea because campus was dead?
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 15:38
I think the reason for visiting in the summer is probably because you will be super busy come fall, plus you will want things that you can add to your essays. If you could visit places now, that's probably ideal.

I'm applying in the fall too :-D
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2009, 16:38
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I couldn't more strongly recommend visiting the schools. I visited every school I applied to, which had a huge impact on my perception of those schools. Gave me a much better sense for which schools I preferred and helped tremendously when writing application essays. Also gives you a great opportunity to meet fellow applicants, which can be helpful as you navigate the application process. I visited during the fall and took time off from work to do so. If I had to do it over again, I'd visit much earlier - ideally during the summer.


Why ideally during the summer? I was under the impression this wasn't a good idea because campus was dead?

I wrote that too quickly. Ideally you'd do this during the spring (not summer), as in now. Problem is that some schools have already finished classes and others are soon to be done. If you're considering visiting before the fall, I'd get on that right away. Visiting classes and talking to students were valuable experiences, and yes, you won't be able to do that during the summer. If you do this during the fall, as I did, you'll have to schedule visits ASAP after classes start to have enough time to visit before submitting your apps. That's a bit tough if you don't live near the schools; for me, it meant taking off a lot of time from work. My schedule became so crunched that in some cases I visited just a few days before apps were due. In hindsight, I wish I had visited much earlier.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 01 May 2009, 03:21
I have already visited Columbia 2 times. One through their host program and sitting in on classes. Can't tell you how nice it was to just be in that environment again. Very nostalgic : ). I'm also plannning on attending an information session on May 14th.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 01 May 2009, 14:08
Please add me to the list! I will be applying for Fall 2010.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 01 May 2009, 14:13
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 01 May 2009, 15:18
Count me in for Fall 2010 :)
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 01 May 2009, 18:16
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 02 May 2009, 06:50
Toss my name in the hat for class of 2012. I am currently studying for the GMAT - looking to apply to three schools in Round 1 this Fall, two or three in Round 2.

These boards have been great - especially for those of us in non-MBA intensive industries. Keep up the great work, Mods!
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 02 May 2009, 06:54
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 03:56
Mee too for fall 2010.

Guys, Anyone visited or planning to visit IESE/ESADE? I am looking to visit these schools in july-Aug. Is it a good time? Also, is it worth going there right from India?
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 08:50
yes..me..going for 2010!
lets all help each other.. and good luck!
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 16:56
me too going for fall 2010.

applied for fall 2009. couldnt make it anywhere this year
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 17:43
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Fall 2010 Applicants: (14)
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 03 May 2009, 18:57
Add my name to the list of 2010 applicants :)
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 04 May 2009, 09:02
i've change my handle from gmatagogo to xlick. can you update the list? thanks.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 04 May 2009, 11:05
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 06 May 2009, 11:19
I'm assuming I'm going to be applying for fall 2010 as well. I'm still on the WL at Georgetown but I'm not going to bank on that.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 11 May 2009, 08:38
add my name to the list...

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and unfortunately due to location and travel costs I won't be able to visit all the schools I'd like to.

If invited to interview, I will definitely make the effort.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 11 May 2009, 09:37
Count me in! *fingers crossed*
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