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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2013, 08:53
Hey guys! My name is Jose. I'm also interested in learning more about the Consortium. I finished with my GMAT yesterday and will begin working on my essays shortly. I have my LORs in order already. I look forward to learning more about the Consortium from you guys!

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There is only 1 set of recommendations. We also have 2-3 essays for the common application. Then each school has "school specific" questions that they ask. I think the essays usually are like the ones from the regular application, but usually not all of them. I'm just not sure which essays each school chooses. I guess we just have to wait and see!

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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2013, 15:36
How's everyone doing? So glad I came across this forum... I'm planning on applying to consortium within the next few years but wanted to know if someone could share some insights for me on a few questions that I had ...

I wanted to know if a mix of corporate and nonprofit experience would be viewed favorably in order to gain a fellowship? My background includes 1 year at Morgan Stanley in a middle office role....then two years as an Account Manager at AT&T doing B2B sales..and now I am planning on working in a nonprofit for a few years before applying to b school...is that type of experience enough for a consortium fellowship?

Also I wanted to know if gaining admittance into MLT's MBA Prep does anything in terms of gaining a Consortium fellowship or if the two programs run completely independent of each other?

Any insights would be greatly appreciated...thanks!
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2013, 16:08
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How's everyone doing? So glad I came across this forum... I'm planning on applying to consortium within the next few years but wanted to know if someone could share some insights for me on a few questions that I had ...

I wanted to know if a mix of corporate and nonprofit experience would be viewed favorably by the consortium? My background includes 1 year at Morgan Stanley in a middle office role....then two years as an Account Manager at AT&T doing B2B sales..and now I am planning on working in a nonprofit for a few years before applying to b school...is that type of experience enough for the consortium?

Also I wanted to know if gaining admittance into MLT's MBA Prep does anything in terms of gaining acceptance into the Consortium or if the two programs run completely independent of each other?

Any insights would be greatly appreciated...thanks!


Hey LLL, I'm no expert, but from my understanding there is no "specific type of work experience that you need." I am also coming from a non-profit/government background but the important thing is that you can show that an MBA (and your nonprofit experience) is relevant and VITAL to what you want to do in the future. As far as I know, the Consortium and MLT are completely separate, however, being in the MLT program will be another accolade on your resume, which is always a good thing. Gives you more prestige than otherwise not having it.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2013, 00:29
Hi everyone, I applied through the Consortium and am happily attending Darden in the Fall. I highly recommend both and am open to discussing either. OP is an amazing advantage!

Quick question: my younger brother is considering applying directly out of undergrad. Anyone know of Consortium Programs that directly accept undergrad students in to their MBA programs?

Thanks!
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2013, 21:28
Could I be denied to the schools solely because they believe I have not demonstrated enough involvement in helping Black, Latino, or Native American communities?
In other words, could I be grant admission but not membership to the Consortium?
I'm really confused about this. If I haven't done much community work specifically to address racial inequalities, am I better off applying to the schools individually?

Thank you!
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2013, 22:11
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Could I be denied to the schools solely because they believe I have not demonstrated enough involvement in helping Black, Latino, or Native American communities?
In other words, could I be grant admission but not membership to the Consortium?
I'm really confused about this. If I haven't done much community work specifically to address racial inequalities, am I better off applying to the schools individually?

Thank you!


You can get accepted to a school and NOT gain membership into the consortium. From what I have heard, it is always best to apply through the consortium. The schools evaluate you for admissions first (the same way they evaluate regular applicants, except for the difference in essays), then the consortium evaluates you for membership. I believe once you are accepted into the consortium, the process for fellowship evaluation occurs. Its also possible to get into a school and into the consortium, but not offered the fellowship.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2013, 01:20
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eeecarus wrote:
Could I be denied to the schools solely because they believe I have not demonstrated enough involvement in helping Black, Latino, or Native American communities?
In other words, could I be grant admission but not membership to the Consortium?
I'm really confused about this. If I haven't done much community work specifically to address racial inequalities, am I better off applying to the schools individually?

Thank you!


You can get accepted to a school and NOT gain membership into the consortium. From what I have heard, it is always best to apply through the consortium. The schools evaluate you for admissions first (the same way they evaluate regular applicants, except for the difference in essays), then the consortium evaluates you for membership. I believe once you are accepted into the consortium, the process for fellowship evaluation occurs. Its also possible to get into a school and into the consortium, but not offered the fellowship.


I have never heard of anyone being denied admission in to the Consortium. If you can't even show an iota of commitment to the Consortium's Mission, then go volunteer for some organization that supports the minority group's now. That way you can get a letter of recommendation for the Consortium and help you possibly contend for fellowship. Also, make sure in your essays that you plan to be committed to the mission in the future.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2013, 22:57
Interesting to note that Ross' own deadline is Oct. 1, but the Consortium's early deadline is Oct. 15th. I.e. applying through the Consortium gives you 15 more days to complete your Ross app.

Another strange I noticed are the word limits for the Anderson essay. Anderson's own website notes a word limit of 750. But for the same school-specific essay, the Consortium gives a 4,000 character limit.

Thoughts on this? Anyone see other discrepancies/differences between the school's app and the Consortium's app?
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2013, 04:41
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Hi everyone, I applied through the Consortium and am happily attending Darden in the Fall. I highly recommend both and am open to discussing either. OP is an amazing advantage!

Quick question: my younger brother is considering applying directly out of undergrad. Anyone know of Consortium Programs that directly accept undergrad students in to their MBA programs?

Thanks!


Johnson & Tepper take a handful of straight-throughs each year, about 5 out of a 250ish class size. But, they are typically academically exceptional, like, really exceptional. I'm sure there are a few other Consortium schools that do as well, but as an older sibling who now knows a little bit about b-school, shouldn't you encourage your brother to get some work experience first? Straight-throughs might take the same classes, but the recruiting process is much more difficult for them in regards to MBA-level jobs, which require real work experience...
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2013, 04:51
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MBAUnderDOG wrote:
eeecarus wrote:
Could I be denied to the schools solely because they believe I have not demonstrated enough involvement in helping Black, Latino, or Native American communities?
In other words, could I be grant admission but not membership to the Consortium?
I'm really confused about this. If I haven't done much community work specifically to address racial inequalities, am I better off applying to the schools individually?

Thank you!


You can get accepted to a school and NOT gain membership into the consortium. From what I have heard, it is always best to apply through the consortium. The schools evaluate you for admissions first (the same way they evaluate regular applicants, except for the difference in essays), then the consortium evaluates you for membership. I believe once you are accepted into the consortium, the process for fellowship evaluation occurs. Its also possible to get into a school and into the consortium, but not offered the fellowship.


I have never heard of anyone being denied admission in to the Consortium. If you can't even show an iota of commitment to the Consortium's Mission, then go volunteer for some organization that supports the minority group's now. That way you can get a letter of recommendation for the Consortium and help you possibly contend for fellowship. Also, make sure in your essays that you plan to be committed to the mission in the future.


I KNOW somebody who was denied admission to the Consortium, but who was still accepted to Consortium member schools. I think the statistic is that around 99% who are accepted to a member school are also accepted to the Consortium, which means that each year 5-6 people are denied admission to the Consortium.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2013, 07:25
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Interesting to note that Ross' own deadline is Oct. 1, but the Consortium's early deadline is Oct. 15th. I.e. applying through the Consortium gives you 15 more days to complete your Ross app.



You should check with each school on this. Instead of having 15 more days for R1, some schools just evaluate all Consortium applicants together in R2. For example, Yale SOM has a R1 deadline of Sept 25th, so since the Consortium R1 deadline is after that date, they group R1 and R2 Consortium applicants together.

This means that for some schools there is no benefit of applying R1 through the Consortium.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2013, 15:01
The Consortium application link is now live. The only problem is I don't know how to register an account. There is only a sign-in screen so far.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2013, 19:43
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The Consortium application link is now live. The only problem is I don't know how to register an account. There is only a sign-in screen so far.


Did you create an interest page? If so, use that username and login to get in. I've already started entering information into my application.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2013, 16:36
For any of you who have started the application, do know how to send the link to the mission recommender? For the professional recommendations there is a clear link. But for the mission recommender, it looks like you just enter their name and email but there isn't a link to have the request sent.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2013, 18:00
So after going over the previous years' stats, it appears that our odds are essentially 50-50, but I'm wondering if we apply to 6 schools are we bound to get in one of them or is it possible to get denied from all 6 of them? I know that is always a possibility, just trying to gauge my odds as a military member with a low GMAT score but high GPA lol.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 17:33
MBAUnderDOG wrote:
There is only 1 set of recommendations. We also have 2-3 essays for the common application. Then each school has "school specific" questions that they ask. I think the essays usually are like the ones from the regular application, but usually not all of them. I'm just not sure which essays each school chooses. I guess we just have to wait and see!


I agree with the confusion about essays. I've been told by school representatives that I should provide essays when their websites say that the essays from Consortium are enough for the entire application. There's even a post in GmatClub saying that you should submit at least one essay from the participating schools.

It'd be incredibly useful to have a list of Consortium schools, if they require an essay and (nice to have) a u.r.l to the schools' essays page to learn the essays' topic.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 17:50
MBAUnderDOG wrote:
There is only 1 set of recommendations. We also have 2-3 essays for the common application. Then each school has "school specific" questions that they ask. I think the essays usually are like the ones from the regular application, but usually not all of them. I'm just not sure which essays each school chooses. I guess we just have to wait and see!


Nevermind! the Consortium application has now (well, this is my first time applying through them) all the additional requirements by school; very neat!
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2013, 09:45
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Hi everyone, I applied through the Consortium and am happily attending Darden in the Fall. I highly recommend both and am open to discussing either. OP is an amazing advantage!

Quick question: my younger brother is considering applying directly out of undergrad. Anyone know of Consortium Programs that directly accept undergrad students in to their MBA programs?

Thanks!


As your name suggests, you applied to a ton of schools. Can you share how you ranked the schools and if you got the fellowship for Darden?
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2013, 09:52
Hi Everyone,

I will be applying this year too. Best wishes to everyone.
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Re: Calling All 2014 Consortium Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2013, 17:32
does anyone know if schools will be able to see the membership essay?
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