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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 05:48
Hope all of the current students, faculty and staff are ok after yesterdays earthquake. I work in Alexandria, VA and it was pretty crazy here, so being right near the epicenter in Charlottesville must have been an experience!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 19:40
Everything was okay at UVA. Darden definitely felt it, but no damage was caused.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2011, 19:00
bakfed wrote:
Everything was okay at UVA. Darden definitely felt it, but no damage was caused.


True. Let's see how Irene treats us :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2011, 18:31
Seems like Irene may be letting Charlottesville off the hook this time. :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 01:33
Has anyone already finished with:
" If you were on an elevator with your dream company CEO or angel investor, what would you tell him/her about your professional ambitions and goals?"

Any suggestions how to go about it?
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 05:50
mbacacoethes wrote:
Has anyone already finished with:
" If you were on an elevator with your dream company CEO or angel investor, what would you tell him/her about your professional ambitions and goals?"

Any suggestions how to go about it?


In this case, literally picture yourself in the elevator with that dream person and imaging this is that once in a lifetime opportunity, what would you say to this person (literally speaking)?

It might be helpful if you record yourself for a few times and just say a few sentences (again, imaginig you were on that elevator). This way, you can go back and edit the words you speak and see if they make any sense.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 08:29
Brilliant, I love this idea :)
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2011, 10:29
Good idea. Lets see how it comes down on paper.
B/w I think if I have such an opportunity I would hardly make sense :wink:
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 14:26
Guys,
Do whatever you can to apply in R1, providing your application is ready. Last year the yield in R1 was higher than expected, making it harder for the admissions office to extend the usual number of offers in R2 and R3. Don't freak out if you plan to apply in R2 or R3 though. Just a tip. Good luck!
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 00:53
Do they have only one essay (or 3 if you consider the 2 150 word questions)? Very weird after having seen LBS, Haas etc that have around 6.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 03:19
nikhilsrl wrote:
Do they have only one essay (or 3 if you consider the 2 150 word questions)? Very weird after having seen LBS, Haas etc that have around 6.


yes, one essay (or 3 if you consider the 2 150 word questions). This is how Darden has traditionally done it.
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Re: Calling all Darden Fall 2012 Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 08:19
Dear applicants, I am also a part of the MBA Class of 2013. I will try to help everyone and answer questions as much as possible. GOOD LUCK!!
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Re: Darden 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 19:18
Hey guys - just wanted to introduce myself. I'm currently a Darden SY student and will be happy to take all questions you may have about the school. I started a new forum post - search for "Ask a Darden Student Round 1"!

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Re: Darden 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 20:01
Hey guys,
It is great to see so many current students here!!!
I will be applying in round 2. There is an information session in Bangalore on Sept. 13th from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. If anyone is attending it please let me know, we could meet. The last date for registering is today so hurry in case you haven't registered already! Here is the link - https://darden-admissions.symplicity.co ... 441bd6ca6e You ll have to register at the website and then for the event. The dress code is 'Business Attire'
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Re: Darden 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 11:57
Please check out students' blogs. It's a great way to learn about Darden!
http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/ ... -Bloggers/
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Re: Darden 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 06:55
Hey, stupid question:
The Darden application is different from the other schools, for recommendations, when are emails sent out? As soon as you hit "Save and continue to test scores" ?

Also, "Privacy Waive"... what does that mean? Other schools use the text "Do you wish to waive your right to examine this letter of recommendation?" which is very clear. But for "Privacy Waive" whose privacy are we talking about here?
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Re: Darden 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 11:17
jko wrote:
Hey, stupid question:
The Darden application is different from the other schools, for recommendations, when are emails sent out? As soon as you hit "Save and continue to test scores" ?

Also, "Privacy Waive"... what does that mean? Other schools use the text "Do you wish to waive your right to examine this letter of recommendation?" which is very clear. But for "Privacy Waive" whose privacy are we talking about here?


About the waiver, you are right, it is not clear. If you wish to waive your right to see the letter of recommendation then click yes.
About the recommendations, you filled it and emails weren't sent out? If not you can ask for some help from the technical support at admissionstechsupport@darden.virginia.edu.

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Re: Darden 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 18:28
Thanks Darden.

I'm pretty sure they were sent out, there are just no indication on the form that they were sent out, and I originally added one recommender then saved it, then went back the next day to add the other, and I wasn't sure if the original one would be spammed again. No big deal, just wasn't sure.
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Re: Darden 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2011, 07:52
Count me in for R1!

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Re: Darden 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2011, 23:06
how early to follow up after an information session? :-/ I went for one in Bangalore and I know that they are still having a couple more in India till this weekend, so should I wait till they reach back in the US or send it ASAP?
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