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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2011, 12:52
For those of y'all who interviewed at Darden, did anyone try to schedule a time outside of what they offer? I am the random R3 applicant on here, and I will already be in the area a couple of days before the only days they offer for me to schedule one. Should I try to call and see if I can interview while I'm there? Did anyone try that and how receptive were they? I don't want to be difficult, but then again it would be nice not to have to pay to change the plane ticket I already have for other reasons and not to miss more work. Any input would be appreciated!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2011, 13:56
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For those of y'all who interviewed at Darden, did anyone try to schedule a time outside of what they offer? I am the random R3 applicant on here, and I will already be in the area a couple of days before the only days they offer for me to schedule one. Should I try to call and see if I can interview while I'm there? Did anyone try that and how receptive were they? I don't want to be difficult, but then again it would be nice not to have to pay to change the plane ticket I already have for other reasons and not to miss more work. Any input would be appreciated!


You could always call the admissions team as you'll find that everyone there is extremely helpful. If I were you, I'd call and ask about my concerns, and if to no avail, I'd see if I can reschedule my trip to Virginia.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2011, 18:45
Any forte fellows here? Got to know I've been named one.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2011, 19:30
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Any forte fellows here? Got to know I've been named one.


I'm one as well.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2011, 20:15
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anudada wrote:
Any forte fellows here? Got to know I've been named one.


I'm one as well.

I've been searching on what are the benefits of being a forte fellow, but that's kinda difficult sitting in India. Whats the general rep of Forte foundation? Is it something great to be associated with? I know that like with any organization, what you get out of it will be a function of what you put into it, but I want a general idea anyway.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2011, 04:54
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anudada wrote:
Any forte fellows here? Got to know I've been named one.


I'm one as well.

I've been searching on what are the benefits of being a forte fellow, but that's kinda difficult sitting in India. Whats the general rep of Forte foundation? Is it something great to be associated with? I know that like with any organization, what you get out of it will be a function of what you put into it, but I want a general idea anyway.


Everything I've read about the Forte Foundation points to them being amazing. Just check out the folks who associate themselves with Forte: http://www.fortefoundation.org/site/Pag ... onsor_main

Top companies and top business schools. They also have their own career center :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2011, 18:56
Just curious...does anyone know if Darden uses a traditional grading system...like A,B,C etc...or something more similar to HBS' where it's just 1, 2, 3?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2011, 19:09
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Everything I've read about the Forte Foundation points to them being amazing. Just check out the folks who associate themselves with Forte: http://www.fortefoundation.org/site/Pag ... onsor_main

Top companies and top business schools. They also have their own career center :)


Thanks for the info tarheel!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 06:00
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Just curious...does anyone know if Darden uses a traditional grading system...like A,B,C etc...or something more similar to HBS' where it's just 1, 2, 3?


They don't use letters or numbers.... they have distinguished/high/standard/low performance

http://coldcallchronicle.com/index.php? ... 3:features
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 06:50
tarheel2009 wrote:
calisnoopy wrote:
Just curious...does anyone know if Darden uses a traditional grading system...like A,B,C etc...or something more similar to HBS' where it's just 1, 2, 3?


They don't use letters or numbers.... they have distinguished/high/standard/low performance

http://coldcallchronicle.com/index.php? ... 3:features


Thanks for the info!

BTW, correct me if I'm wrong (or if you heard otherwise from a Darden student/adcom) but I called the Darden Admissions Office for clarification on the background check, like many of you, I did not see it on the checklist and the lady I spoke to said there was no background check that she was aware of.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2011, 07:24
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tarheel2009 wrote:
calisnoopy wrote:
Just curious...does anyone know if Darden uses a traditional grading system...like A,B,C etc...or something more similar to HBS' where it's just 1, 2, 3?


They don't use letters or numbers.... they have distinguished/high/standard/low performance

http://coldcallchronicle.com/index.php? ... 3:features


Thanks for the info!

BTW, correct me if I'm wrong (or if you heard otherwise from a Darden student/adcom) but I called the Darden Admissions Office for clarification on the background check, like many of you, I did not see it on the checklist and the lady I spoke to said there was no background check that she was aware of.


yep, that's the response I got several months ago. The lady said that there was no post-admission background check and that Darden has done whatever it needed to be done pre-admission. I'm not sure exactly what that meant but I let it go at the time. I know for a fact that Darden didn't call up my recommenders because I've asked them about it. Perhaps Darden picks and chooses from the pool to do check-ups before making the final offer?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2011, 08:48
Have fun guys! Please give us updates if you are attending the event!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2011, 12:37
Darden Days is over and was an absolutely fantastic experience, looking forward to August and seeing everyone I met this weekend. A few people rambling in the case study but we'll get the hang of things, and it seems like most everyone is very smart and extremely motivated.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2011, 13:36
Unfortunately I had to miss this exciting event. But I know I'll partake in next year's as a fresh batch of students come. =)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2011, 17:09
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Darden Days is over and was an absolutely fantastic experience, looking forward to August and seeing everyone I met this weekend. A few people rambling in the case study but we'll get the hang of things, and it seems like most everyone is very smart and extremely motivated.


what group were you in? My group was definitely not like that. Everyone had incredible viewpoints, no rambling. I loved it.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2011, 10:08
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Darden Days is over and was an absolutely fantastic experience, looking forward to August and seeing everyone I met this weekend. A few people rambling in the case study but we'll get the hang of things, and it seems like most everyone is very smart and extremely motivated.


what group were you in? My group was definitely not like that. Everyone had incredible viewpoints, no rambling. I loved it.


Let me be clear that wasn't nearly characteristic of the entire case discussion, which was a treat to be in. The professor delivered a top-notch performance. Afterwards really appreciated the time that current students put in to talk with us (especially props to Paul in the Consulting Club) and the evening at the vineyard. Big success guys!

Also I need to go back and double check here to see if there were any more admits writing that they intend to matriculate, but if anyone who has decided on Darden already could post here or PM me I would be thankful.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2011, 19:23
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Darden Days is over and was an absolutely fantastic experience, looking forward to August and seeing everyone I met this weekend. A few people rambling in the case study but we'll get the hang of things, and it seems like most everyone is very smart and extremely motivated.


what group were you in? My group was definitely not like that. Everyone had incredible viewpoints, no rambling. I loved it.


Let me be clear that wasn't nearly characteristic of the entire case discussion, which was a treat to be in. The professor delivered a top-notch performance. Afterwards really appreciated the time that current students put in to talk with us (especially props to Paul in the Consulting Club) and the evening at the vineyard. Big success guys!

Also I need to go back and double check here to see if there were any more admits writing that they intend to matriculate, but if anyone who has decided on Darden already could post here or PM me I would be thankful.


I'm matriculating 8-)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 01:25
Any R3 interview invites so far ?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 07:54
Nope...I think sls579 got one couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 07:59
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Nope...I think sls579 got one couple of weeks ago.



Yes I got one on the 11th and then had my interview on the 22nd... guessing I was lucky to be among the first, but they say the invites go out until the decision date. I'm glad to see some other R3 applicants on here.
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