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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 06:23
I submitted 10/14. My "I am a person who..." statement was all personal - just stated broadly my goal for my professional life. 53 words total.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 06:51
I like what you did Ntang. I'm not sure why they'd give us that one single sentence, ask us to just fill the blanks, and expect a longer response comprising multiple sentences. 100 words is quite a bit.

I'm probably going to try and keep it around 50 words myself.

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I submitted 10/14. My "I am a person who..." statement was all personal - just stated broadly my goal for my professional life. 53 words total.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 10:12
So I went from Pending to Pending Committee Review today. Did people who have received interview invites have that happen to them relatively soon before receiving interview invites?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 10:35
Somebody on BW called admissions about this and was told there is no difference between "Pending" and "Pending Committee Review."

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So I went from Pending to Pending Committee Review today. Did people who have received interview invites have that happen to them relatively soon before receiving interview invites?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 11:11
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I submitted 10/14. My "I am a person who..." statement was all personal - just stated broadly my goal for my professional life. 53 words total.


I filled mine with a bunch of non sequitur personal trivia. My thought is that if you fill it with a bunch of work goals and shop talk, it's going to make you look bland and interchangeable. Besides, you have three other essays to address that.

Have fun with it...I'm sure they are.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 11:36
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Somebody on BW called admissions about this and was told there is no difference between "Pending" and "Pending Committee Review."

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So I went from Pending to Pending Committee Review today. Did people who have received interview invites have that happen to them relatively soon before receiving interview invites?


That's true...... check out the adcom's words on this......
http://dardenadmissions.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/application-status-change/

My status is still "complete" though...... :?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2008, 12:50
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Somebody on BW called admissions about this and was told there is no difference between "Pending" and "Pending Committee Review."

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So I went from Pending to Pending Committee Review today. Did people who have received interview invites have that happen to them relatively soon before receiving interview invites?


That's true...... check out the adcom's words on this......
http://dardenadmissions.wordpress.com/2008/11/21/application-status-change/

My status is still "complete" though...... :?


Oh cool...thanks for the link.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2008, 22:06
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It's great to see that a bunch of people have received interview invites. I wanted to offer congratulations and to stress that the interview really does matter for Darden (this is based on my personal experience rather than the party line). More than almost any other school (certainly among their elite peers), Darden adcoms really look for people that are interested in and will embrace the culture and community here. So, my tip would be to learn as much as you can about the community (Darden as well as Charlottesville) and have a story about how you will take advantage as well as fit in. Some key points to hit on would be that you are aware of the work load and aren't afraid (you might point out that you want to get as much out of your MBA education as possible as long as you are paying for it), that you are interested in the Darden community (Darden Capital Management is a point of emphasis for the trustees) and that you want to be in Charlottesville (hiking trails, historic campus, ideal college-town feel, golf).

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 06:56
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It's great to see that a bunch of people have received interview invites. I wanted to offer congratulations and to stress that the interview really does matter for Darden (this is based on my personal experience rather than the party line). More than almost any other school (certainly among their elite peers), Darden adcoms really look for people that are interested in and will embrace the culture and community here. So, my tip would be to learn as much as you can about the community (Darden as well as Charlottesville) and have a story about how you will take advantage as well as fit in. Some key points to hit on would be that you are aware of the work load and aren't afraid (you might point out that you want to get as much out of your MBA education as possible as long as you are paying for it), that you are interested in the Darden community (Darden Capital Management is a point of emphasis for the trustees) and that you want to be in Charlottesville (hiking trails, historic campus, ideal college-town feel, golf).

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You are the man. Thanks so much for sharing that.

Pelihu, do you have much interaction with the law school students at UVA? Obviously there's the natural crossover with JD/MBA students, but does the school encourage interaction through social/networking events? It would seem like a great fit, I know a bunch of dudes that went to UVA law and not all of them went right to a law firm, some went into consulting, banking, etc. I was just wondering if this is something Darden considers an asset.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 08:04
I think UVa Law follows the same term schedule at Darden, so it's really easy for Darden students to take classes at the Law School. Much easier than at the rest of the University.

And besides, UVa law grads (at large law firms at least) to me seem to be the most well-rounded group of associates in the class.

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It would seem like a great fit, I know a bunch of dudes that went to UVA law and not all of them went right to a law firm, some went into consulting, banking, etc.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 08:08
The law kids and Dardenites do socialize, if for no other reason than the schools are right next to each other. They're both on North Grounds, which is set away from Central Grounds (with the Rotunda, major libraries and Lawn).

Also be sure to check out UVA's top-notch bus system, and remember to thank your driver. I used to be one!

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 08:11
Yes, and all you Darden kids *should* socialize with the UVa Law people if for nothing else then because they have a "Feb Club," which throws parties every single day in February every year.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 11:28
Guys, My status also finally changed to "Pending committee review".....
@ the interviewed guys....... after how many days.... (on an average) did u guys recieve the interview invite????
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 11:30
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Yes, and all you Darden kids *should* socialize with the UVa Law people if for nothing else then because they have a "Feb Club," which throws parties every single day in February every year.


Excellent reasoning there :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2008, 20:06
I guess no interview invites went out to any clubbers today?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 06:42
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I guess no interview invites went out to any clubbers today?


"today" was something special??
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 08:05
Was just wondering... Has anyone been dinged by Darden yet??? See my logic here is most of the people for the first batch of interviews from dec 5th to 19th have got the call already... So I'm guessing, that the people who are still on pending committee review(and have been that ways for quite sometime) are on a sort of mini waitlist... Basically not good enough for the initial cut but lets see what happens types.. Hence the decision has been kept pending... I feel that the people who submitted app. well in time and have been on the pending status may not get any change for a quite a few days.. Maybe till mid dec. even... But then this is purely my hypothesis... I could be absolutely wrong as well... Just wondering how many more days I can last going on the app website every few hours :shock:
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 11:03
After several days of stressing out, I got my invite today. Not sure what the process is on their end, but I submitted my application the 28th.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 11:14
Congrats...what is your profile?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2008, 11:19
Forgot that piece -

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