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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2009, 00:55
here's the crux of the question then:

will I endanger my application if i apply via cgsm, but for one reason or another, end up not meeting their threshold?

lsuguy7 on the 2nd post of this thread says that admission is still possible
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2. Accepted by a member school with no money and no admission to CGSM
but the question is does my rejection from the cgsm put my application in a disadvantage.

in other words, if i apply via consortium, and the cgsm adcom deems my application not minority focused enough for a scholarship or acceptance into the consortium, who makes the judgment of whether or not i'm accepted into the school? is my application passed onto the general pool applicant adcoms? does the fact that i was disqualified make my application less likely to be accepted? to me, it would seem so because you essentially wasted an essay talking about a subject that the adcom deemed unworthy of acceptance and more than likely, you have elements of the essay interwoven throughout your entire application.

it seems to me, that there could very well be a situation, where you've made a delicious bowl of spaghetti, but if the parmesan cheese you have has gone bad, and you sprinkle it on top of your dish, the entire meal has been ruined.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2009, 01:11
the schools decide 1st whether or not to admit you. then consortium decides if it wants to give you membership. then the school decides if they want to give you, as a member, a full ride (based on your ranking - typically only your #1 can give you a full ride). But membership is worthwhile in itself, access to the network / special events where there are recruiters, etc. it think applying to CGSM (again if you have a valid story) will make you stand out vs. the traditional route
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2009, 01:31
hmmm,

so what you're saying is, you've "cheesed" my spaghetti metaphor? :lol:

no just kidding.

thanks nerdgirl. that info really does help. i think i will apply via consortium. even though i'm not a targeted minority, my work with my organization, along with the work i've done in my community that targets minorities in the area (i volunteer at a local low income high school, and i'm a leader at a Young Marines group in south central LA), will give me enough credence to apply via cgsm.

hopefully, it'll at least get me an acceptance.

thanks again.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 15:12
I would encourage you to apply via Consortium it seems like you have a good story to tell. I'm a Consortium fellow at Ross and out of our class there was another asian girl, (I'm half asian/white), and two indians that I can think of off the top of my head. So although most people are underrepresented it is not a requirement and in fact the Consortium was actually started by a couple of white guys.

I think the most important thing is that you have helped underrepresented minorities in some way. It doesn't have to be earth shattering - I wrote about my experience mentoring/tutoring. If you have other questions feel free to send me a pm.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 16:52
Been busy so I haven't been keeping up with the topic but as always I'm available via pm to answer CGSM application questions. I also believe that showing a direct correlation between the work you've done and the mission is far more important than being an URM.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 17:06
quick question. (epic football game)

URM=under represented minority?
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2009, 17:15
^yes. specifically in the business school sense, this refers to blacks, latinos, and native americans.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 09:56
If you are accepted in the Consortium, but decide to go to a non-Consortium school (maybe you didn't get the fellowship or it was just a better school), can you still retain membership in the Consortium and engage in their activities?

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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 10:48
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If you are admitted and granted membership to one of our member school programs, you must enroll to enjoy the benefits of Consortium membership. Membership is not transferrable to non-Consortium schools.


doesn't seem like it
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 11:03
That's correct. Membership in the Consortium and participation in their activities is dependant upon you attending one of their member schools.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 13:56
If you request - they will let you attend OP and get a sense of what the Consortium is about and the recruiting and networking opportunites it offers. Of course if you go to OP and decide not to attend a CGSM school you'll need to pay back your air fare that is free for fellows. We had a couple of people who went this route and after OP decided that the benefits of CGSM + Ross is huge and possibly better than attending a higher ranked school without the Consortium Fellowship on the resume.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 14:57
an OP?
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2009, 16:52
It stands for Orientation Program which they have in June before you start school. You can meet students from other Consortium schools and there are companies there so you have a chance to network and interview as well.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2009, 14:13
can someone please post the recommendation questions? i opened an application but it does not show the questions - not very helpful if you want to put together a recommender packet ahead of time so recommenders know what to expect.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2009, 15:37
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can someone please post the recommendation questions? i opened an application but it does not show the questions - not very helpful if you want to put together a recommender packet ahead of time so recommenders know what to expect.


bump. i'd like to see this as well to give hard copies to my recommenders.
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 08:26
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can someone please post the recommendation questions? i opened an application but it does not show the questions - not very helpful if you want to put together a recommender packet ahead of time so recommenders know what to expect.


bump. i'd like to see this as well to give hard copies to my recommenders.


bump again. i'm specifically interested in the professional recommendations. my guy for the mission recommendation already completed it. he said there were only 2 questions for that one:

  • How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
  • "What has the candidate done in business, personal, or their academic life to demonstrate commitment to reducing the serious underrepresentation of African-Americans, Hispanic Americans or Native Americans through the applicant's academic, or professional pursuits? What potential does the candidate demonstrate for assisting The Consortium in pursuing its mission? "

+1, thank you for posting those
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2009, 03:50
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If you are accepted in the Consortium, but decide to go to a non-Consortium school (maybe you didn't get the fellowship or it was just a better school), can you still retain membership in the Consortium and engage in their activities?

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I talked to a Consortium representative about this - the answer was NO (unless I horribly misunderstood).
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2009, 20:32
Glad I came across this thread. I am considering applying for the 2nd Round. Deadlines coming up soon!
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2009, 07:07
I have my Consortium interview today. I'm hoping this is a conversational alum, I'm not ready to be grilled just yet :oops:
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Re: Should I apply through the Consortium? [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2009, 07:27
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I have my Consortium interview today. I'm hoping this is a conversational alum, I'm not ready to be grilled just yet :oops:



I have mine next week. Any advice?
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