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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 16 May 2009, 16:06
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 16 May 2009, 16:54
nink, why dont you just keep the first page updated...good place to have a catch all list.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 16 May 2009, 17:10
bsd_lover wrote:
Hi steppenwolf you will find this thread helpful :
2008-zero-admits-where-are-they-now-77761.html
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I'm in as well. Reapplying after scoring a bagel in '09 apps.


bsd_lover, thanks for pointing me to this thread. It's got tons of useful info. One question I didn't see addressed is whether it is advisable to use, in the current application essays, some of the work/life experiences mentioned in the previous years' essays? Would be most grateful for your insight on this.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 16 May 2009, 17:53
riverripper wrote:
nink, why dont you just keep the first page updated...good place to have a catch all list.


I am doing both in order to keep a bookmark to remind me where the last updated/cutoff pt was.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 02:28
Hi Steppenwolf, perhaps this question is more appropriate to the zero admits thread. In brief - it depends. You may choose to use the same information, but provide more depth (e.g. a story in which you might have just touched upon last year). Also bear in mind that some schools will keep your last year's essays, but some wont (I think HBS doesnt). So oviously if the school has thrown out your past essays you may be able to reuse last years content more freely (those schools usually make your rewrite the entire essay set). However do still think primarily in terms of improvements and progression when writing reapplications.

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bsd_lover, thanks for pointing me to this thread. It's got tons of useful info. One question I didn't see addressed is whether it is advisable to use, in the current application essays, some of the work/life experiences mentioned in the previous years' essays? Would be most grateful for your insight on this.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 03:36
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bsd_lover wrote:
Hi steppenwolf you will find this thread helpful :
2008-zero-admits-where-are-they-now-77761.html
steppenwolf wrote:
I'm in as well. Reapplying after scoring a bagel in '09 apps.


bsd_lover, thanks for pointing me to this thread. It's got tons of useful info. One question I didn't see addressed is whether it is advisable to use, in the current application essays, some of the work/life experiences mentioned in the previous years' essays? Would be most grateful for your insight on this.


At the risk of turning this thread OT, I'll just quickly say I reused some material and added new material. Probably about 33% reused and 67% new, but even on the reused material I went more in depth. When considering how much material to reuse, it's helpful to remember the definition of insanity as repeating the same action and expecting a different result.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 08:50
Hi all! I am a fall 2010 applicant.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 17:18
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I wonder if rhyme is still allowing new applicants to take him out for lunch for one-on-one Ask Anything about Booth Session......He did graduate from Booth this year... :-D


I don't think a lunch will do anymore. He's a dad now, I think he only accepts bribes in the form of diapers and baby formula now.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 18:46
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I think its just HBS; they did the same thing last year, if I recall correctly. The other schools should be releasing their questions around the same time that they did last year.


Ahhh, they're making me feel like I'm behind already...I hope they don't come out for awhile, I'd like to keep some of my sanity for a couple more months.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 19:06
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pmenon wrote:
I think its just HBS; they did the same thing last year, if I recall correctly. The other schools should be releasing their questions around the same time that they did last year.


Ahhh, they're making me feel like I'm behind already...I hope they don't come out for awhile, I'd like to keep some of my sanity for a couple more months.



I'm even further behind, I still have my GMAT to go...and probably not ready until mid July...however I am planning to rush through the process to get HBS, S and W in R1 at least...
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 19:08
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pmenon wrote:
I think its just HBS; they did the same thing last year, if I recall correctly. The other schools should be releasing their questions around the same time that they did last year.


Ahhh, they're making me feel like I'm behind already...I hope they don't come out for awhile, I'd like to keep some of my sanity for a couple more months.



I'm even further behind, I still have my GMAT to go...and probably not ready until mid July...however I am planning to rush through the process to get HBS, S and W in R1 at least...


there absolutely no reason to rush...the deadlines aren't until october i guess...chill out :)
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 19:11
Isn't it better that the questions are out soon....which gives more time for home work! :lol:

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pmenon wrote:
I think its just HBS; they did the same thing last year, if I recall correctly. The other schools should be releasing their questions around the same time that they did last year.


Ahhh, they're making me feel like I'm behind already...I hope they don't come out for awhile, I'd like to keep some of my sanity for a couple more months.

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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 20:13
nink wrote:
Message from Yale SOM for Class of 2012 Applicants

http://mba.yale.edu/news_events/CMS/articles/6861.shtml


Also, some video from Yale Faculty Research Speaker Series. I had not had the time to visit Yale som, I know these special topics are much different than what you will see in a regular class room, but they are never the less interesting.

Enjoy! http://mba.yale.edu/news_events/lecture ... shtml#chen

Prof. Keith Chen's video is a good one.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2009, 22:15
bsd_lover and jerz, thanks for your answers.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 12:06
I'm in for 2010 apps.

Good luck everyone!
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 14:04
Breaking news from HBS

"Beginning with the class of 2012, HBS will accept both GMAT and GRE results. We think that both tests will provide adequate metrics of what a standardized test can tell us about a candidate. It will take a while for us to do a complete update of every reference to these tests on our website — in the meantime, please accept this as official notification of this change."

Is this a sign for the changes to come? Will other school soon to follow?
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 14:55
latammc wrote:
highhopes wrote:
pmenon wrote:
I think its just HBS; they did the same thing last year, if I recall correctly. The other schools should be releasing their questions around the same time that they did last year.


Ahhh, they're making me feel like I'm behind already...I hope they don't come out for awhile, I'd like to keep some of my sanity for a couple more months.



I'm even further behind, I still have my GMAT to go...and probably not ready until mid July...however I am planning to rush through the process to get HBS, S and W in R1 at least...


There are lots of people in the same boat as you...you'll be fine. I am not touching b school apps until July - so come July we'll be in the same spot :-D
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 14:56
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Breaking news from HBS

"Beginning with the class of 2012, HBS will accept both GMAT and GRE results. We think that both tests will provide adequate metrics of what a standardized test can tell us about a candidate. It will take a while for us to do a complete update of every reference to these tests on our website — in the meantime, please accept this as official notification of this change."

Is this a sign for the changes to come? Will other school soon to follow?


That's really interesting, I wonder what that means for the new GMAT format. Will they have to adjust to keep getting the GRE takers if this policy broadens?
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 15:43
I think GMAT is only available in 100 countries compared to 150 offered for GRE. Maybe school wants a little bit more diversity.
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Re: Calling All 2010 Applicants / Bschool visits (Merged) [#permalink] New post 18 May 2009, 16:01
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Fall 2010 Applicants: (26)
Billyjeans
Ancientmtk
unhedged
pleonasm
xlick
89nk
ElleBee
Triple5Soul
Franklin
snipertrader
RonMexico
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