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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 15:37
This is the most current stats, solaris can you update it?

THE R2 TEAM
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Submitted: 10
Interview Invites: 6 (60%)

atlmba2009 - submitted 01/06
fall09 - submitted 01/06
fugo - submitted 01/07 | invite for interview 01/23
LeftOut - submitted 01/06 | invited for interview 02/02
liubsh02 - submitted 01/05
llest - submitted 01/06
raabenb - submitted 01/07 | invited for interview 02/09
solaris1 - submitted 12/31 | invite for interview 02/02
smokedpotatoes - submitted 01/07 | invite for interview 02/02
BklynMatt - invited for interview 02/09

mba07 wrote:
I'd assume that the evaluation is random. My app went "pending review" about a week or 10 days ago and I'm sure a lot of invites would come out this week. I think about 75% of the GClubbers that applied got an interview call in R1. R2 should be no different.


If the ~75% holds, there's only going to be 1 or 2 more invites before the 16th (a holiday). I'm getting nervous.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2009, 18:50
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2009, 11:14
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I'll be visiting Darden for the first time in Feb. comming from the west coast. Does anyone know Darden's class schedule?? Do they have classes on Fridays? Which days are R-days? When is exams?

Any info would help out.

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 11:50
I was losing hope, but I just got my interview invite at 2:10 PM (EST).

Cheers! Here's to keeping the hope alive.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 12:35
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I was losing hope, but I just got my interview invite at 2:10 PM (EST).

Cheers! Here's to keeping the hope alive.


Congrats when are you going?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 13:04
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liubhs02 wrote:
I was losing hope, but I just got my interview invite at 2:10 PM (EST).

Cheers! Here's to keeping the hope alive.


Congrats when are you going?


Thanks, I'm interviewing on 2/19.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 13:27
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I was losing hope, but I just got my interview invite at 2:10 PM (EST).

Cheers! Here's to keeping the hope alive.


Congrats! Out of curiosity, how long ago did you go pending? Mine has been pending for just over a week.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 13:54
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liubhs02 wrote:
I was losing hope, but I just got my interview invite at 2:10 PM (EST).

Cheers! Here's to keeping the hope alive.


Congrats! Out of curiosity, how long ago did you go pending? Mine has been pending for just over a week.


If I recall correctly, my was "pending" on 1/7/09 (I submitted on 1/5/09). My status now says "Pending Committee Review" (I'm not sure if that was different than my previous pending message, I think it might be different).

I called Darden earlier this week, they told me not to worry, that interview goes out all the way until the decision deadline on March 25. I don't quite understand how that works since their interview period is Feb 16 - Mar 2, but I didn't press the issue.

Good luck!
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Message - Your application is now with the Admissions Committee for evaluation. You will be notified of your decision by email on the decision date assigned to the application round in which you applied.

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 13:57
Cancelled interview and withdrew my app today. Good luck everyone!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 14:05
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Cancelled interview and withdrew my app today. Good luck everyone!


Raabend,
Congrats on your decision :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 19:06
so interviewing has started at UVA. any field reports. Just made it in to Darden today for my interview tomorrow.
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I just did my darden interview, here are some comments:

- i felt that the day was really well organized. the admissions office has a nice welcome area and there was almost always a 1st or 2nd year student to talk to in case you were waiting around.

- the class visit was really interesting and the students seemed to talk more than at tuck and fuqua (where i also visited and also really liked but in different ways). at the beginning of the class i introduced myself and had to tell an embarrassing story.

- the interview was really laid back. as most people have said before, it really was "tell me your story". my interviewer was a 2nd year student and she asked some questions along the way, but it was mostly me talking the whole time and telling about my life and experiences. of the course the why MBA and why darden questions were there. and at the end i got to ask her some questions. i was surprised that she didn't even take notes during the interview. some people get adcom interviewers and some 2nd year. i heard it is random and makes no difference (hopefully that's true!)

- after the interview, we had a nice lunch with a member of the faculty. the prof we met with was really friendly and nice. i was surprised to find that you call all the profs by their first names (which is pretty cool).

- after lunch, we got a tour and then my day was done!

all in all, it was a great day and definitely reaffirmed how much i want to get into darden.

good luck to all (but not if you take my spot :) ).
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2009, 11:35
Is there any international candidate who has received interview invitations? (Just to know whether I can still receive mine)
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what Matt said.

Had my interview today. Extremely informal though a bit of a monologue by me I thought. Maybe I should have allowed more conversational pauses or something. But I guess they really allow you to speak so giving your life story in 20 odd mins is pretty hard. I think I was closer to 30-35 mins just straight of the bat. Followed by the standard why darden, why now questions.. all in all I was closer to 1 hr than 30 mins. the only other question he asked me was what is your leadership style - with a 1 min answer. guess i am long winded.. oh well.

On the whole a pretty good day. I am glad I made the trip - the place is really nice and attending a class was interesting - the students def talked more than the students at Tuck, Kellogg and Booth (yes i know not saying much).

Now I guess I keep my fingers crossed and hope I get in.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2009, 08:33
My interview went very much the same way as Matt's interview. (actually I belive we met - Sirius?)

Everyone was very friendly and the whole day was very well planned, yet at the same time felt very relaxed and welcoming.

I think Matt and I had the same class a global econ focusing on India. The students were very active in their participation, and the class was very engaging. I also had to do the intro and embarrassing story.

Lunch was great, the dining room felt like a country club (actually the whole campus did). Lunch was with a profesor who was very friendly and engaging.

My interview went very well. He basically asked me to tell him my story and why Darden. The interview basically flowed like a normal conversation. Again no note taking. At the end he asked if I had any questions (which I did) We ended up getting in a rather long, but great duscussion.

Overall my experience was great! :-D

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I just did my darden interview, here are some comments:

- i felt that the day was really well organized. the admissions office has a nice welcome area and there was almost always a 1st or 2nd year student to talk to in case you were waiting around.

- the class visit was really interesting and the students seemed to talk more than at tuck and fuqua (where i also visited and also really liked but in different ways). at the beginning of the class i introduced myself and had to tell an embarrassing story.

- the interview was really laid back. as most people have said before, it really was "tell me your story". my interviewer was a 2nd year student and she asked some questions along the way, but it was mostly me talking the whole time and telling about my life and experiences. of the course the why MBA and why darden questions were there. and at the end i got to ask her some questions. i was surprised that she didn't even take notes during the interview. some people get adcom interviewers and some 2nd year. i heard it is random and makes no difference (hopefully that's true!)

- after the interview, we had a nice lunch with a member of the faculty. the prof we met with was really friendly and nice. i was surprised to find that you call all the profs by their first names (which is pretty cool).

- after lunch, we got a tour and then my day was done!

all in all, it was a great day and definitely reaffirmed how much i want to get into darden.

good luck to all (but not if you take my spot :) ).

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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2009, 09:17
Haha, yep, that's me. I had a feeling there would be someone else that would post from our day. glad the interview went well. Good luck!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2009, 09:25
I will second that comment - the day is really well organized and there is quite a bit to do. If you are going to Darden to interview, I suggest planning on staying the day or arriving early for your interview.

The tour and the class were pretty good. Just hanging out in the admissions area for a couple of hours you get to meet a few current students so if you don't know any current students that works out well. I think one of the best parts was meeting with the head of the career office and discussing future careers. It's def the first school that I visited that did this. He was candid and pretty good about answering our questions. I know they have a session on fin aid.. but i didnt attend that due to the other activities that had been going on - i figure i need to get in first then worry about that.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2009, 09:32
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Haha, yep, that's me. I had a feeling there would be someone else that would post from our day. glad the interview went well. Good luck!


I was the guy in the pin stripe suit... I always wonder if any of the other candidates are gmatclubers :panel
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I had my interview today with a member of the Darden admissions. Like everyone said the interview was very relaxed and friendly. The questions are the same: life story, why MBA, why Darden? Thanks to everyone’s previous experiences, I was prepared for the question. Maybe it’s because I interviewed with a member of the admissions team, but I felt a bit rush toward the end. I rushed through the end of my life story and did a quick take on why MBA and why Darden. In the beginning of the interview, she said that the interview should last 45 minutes, and my interview took 48 minutes total. Overall, I felt good about the interview. I want to wish everyone good luck on gaining admissions to Darden.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2009, 02:16
I have been invited to interview. Anyone has done an Alumni interview?
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