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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 06:06
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Case2010 keep on crossing those finger for me... otherwise you will be writing my essays next fall... ;-)

You got it bro: fingers remain crossed. Heck, I am willing to help with writing any R3 essays this year if you are exploring that option...

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do schools reallocate turned down fellowships? like everyone else, i'm really surprised about the low number of fellowships coming from stern, both between here and in my personal network, i only know of two people being offered the fellowship, one i am certain will get into HBS and therefore turn it down. it just seems like many of the people who really want to attend stern were not offered the fellowship or any other compensation.

in any case, i wanted to wish everyone good luck at OP (I definitely wouldn't complain about sharing a room, although I guess I've never had hangups about that) I'm sad that I will miss this networking opportunity with peers (especially my minority peers across various schools) and companies, hopefully we will cross paths during our internships, at NBMBAA/NSHMBA, various conferences, or other cross-school events.


I assume you are taking the Wharton offer? Congrats! Theirs is a terrific program and am sure you'd have a blast! If however, Stern re-allocates a fellowship to you, are you willing to switch your allegiance to NYU? If so, I'd say a call and strong negotiations (with tactful mention of your other offers) might be in order...at least to put your name on the top of the list for re-allocated fellowship funds...
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 09:52
Looks like I am going to have to turn down the Consortium fellowship at Ross. I'll officially withdraw shortly. Hopefully this frees up funds for someone out there.

I wish I could just give it to someone on this forum.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 10:45
Case2010 Bro,

I was hoping to get in this year, but my chances are growing smaller by the minute. When i log in to Tuck's website this morning and saw my rejection letter.

Nonetheless, I have three more school that i am waiting for; lets hope that one of those school pays get me an acceptance letter!!!

If not we will def. have our intense essay writing sessions this summer bro. Where are you?
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 11:03
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Looks like I am going to have to turn down the Consortium fellowship at Ross. I'll officially withdraw shortly. Hopefully this frees up funds for someone out there

So where are you headed to then?
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Looks like I am going to have to turn down the Consortium fellowship at Ross. I'll officially withdraw shortly. Hopefully this frees up funds for someone out there

So where are you headed to then?


Looks like Wharton for me. Just can't turn it down.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 11:48
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Looks like Wharton for me. Just can't turn it down.

that's pretty much my plan unless i can fight my way off the waitlist at kellogg
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 12:14
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Looks like Wharton for me. Just can't turn it down.

that's pretty much my plan unless i can fight my way off the waitlist at kellogg


I met someone from MLT recently who said they have had a lot of people successfully fight their way off of Kellogg's waitlist. He was in the same position and is afraid he might have to sacrifice a deposit.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 12:40
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I met someone from MLT recently who said they have had a lot of people successfully fight their way off of Kellogg's waitlist. He was in the same position and is afraid he might have to sacrifice a deposit.

Yea, I know of a few people who have and I also have some "connections" (couldn't think of another word), so I will try, the only thing is, I hope that there is an opportunity for me to apply for grant/fellowship money.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 12:56
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Looks like Wharton for me. Just can't turn it down.

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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 14:07
drmang7 wrote:
Looks like I am going to have to turn down the Consortium fellowship at Ross. I'll officially withdraw shortly. Hopefully this frees up funds for someone out there.

I wish I could just give it to someone on this forum.


congrats on getting into wharton. just a general comment since i know a few people in this thread are in your same position (consortium fellowship at school X vs. attending non consortium school Y):

it's been said many times on this thread, but in the end you should go to the school you feel the best connection at. not the school that gives you the most money. not the school that is ranked higher. not the school that gives you tons of free gifts in their admission packages. all that stuff is secondary, but in the end, if you think you'd be happier at school X over school Y (even if school Y is giving you tons of money), then you should go with your heart, or your gut, or whatever other body part you listen to. i think you'll have great opportunities pretty much at any school you choose.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 14:29
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congrats on getting into wharton. just a general comment since i know a few people in this thread are in your same position (consortium fellowship at school X vs. attending non consortium school Y):

it's been said many times on this thread, but in the end you should go to the school you feel the best connection at. not the school that gives you the most money. not the school that is ranked higher. not the school that gives you tons of free gifts in their admission packages. all that stuff is secondary, but in the end, if you think you'd be happier at school X over school Y (even if school Y is giving you tons of money), then you should go with your heart, or your gut, or whatever other body part you listen to. i think you'll have great opportunities pretty much at any school you choose.


Well, if they give you some REALLY cool stuff in their admission packages, it might sway me...j/k

Completely agree shadowsjc. Just glad to see so many people in this forum are finding themselves with great options.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 05:40
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...you should go with your heart, or your gut, or whatever other body part you listen to.

:-D shadowsjc, I totally agree with your post. But I couldn't help but laugh at the above....So given that I am male, I wonder what "body part" I listen to per "conventional wisdom"? :lol: :lol:

So how about we start today on a lighter mode, shall we? (afterall, it been somewhat a tense few months :lol: ) Lets look at this from another angle, and lets see if bloggers here represent the "conventional" assumptions of what we as dudes vs dudetts think (the reality might be different) we listen to: head (and I mean the one sitting on top of your neck :-D ), gut or heart (whatever these variables mean to you, you can explain in further detail if you'd like).

So here we go: Case2010/dude: head 75%, gut/heart 25%

vote with thou posts and lets make this fun for all....
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 05:42
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 06:09
i do a combination, i used to go with my gut, but this process has made me realize that some things in my life would have been different had a i went with my head, which has made me start leaning toward listening to my head more
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 06:14
I'd like to think it's about even for me, but that in the event of a tie, I'd follow my heart. So:

49% head, 51% heart
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 07:10
idcandy - looks like you need to just print out your avatar and play some darts.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 08:00
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idcandy - looks like you need to just print out your avatar and play some darts.

Lol! I just might do that :-P
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 10:18
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idcandy - looks like you need to just print out your avatar and play some darts.

Lol! I just might do that :-P



Hahaha! You guys are funny! So idcandy, did you decide between Stern and Ross? I'll be at GBR next week, hope you can make it!
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 11:26
45% Head and 55% Heart.

The motivation that comes along with following my heart usually outweighs what I may lose out on in the beginning. My heart may not always lead me to the most logical decision, but often times I can make up the difference through some extra hustle. Legal and ethical 'hustle' that is.

Its like taking the higher paying job in a place that doesn't make you :( happy. That position will probably not bring out the best in you, and ultimately you may get left behind by the person who is happy :lol: and working hard in their position.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2010, 19:51
100% Heart

It's so good that it actually convinces my gut and head that it's them that make the decision. My gut reacts to the school but my heart led it there. My head justifies why the school is right regardless of whether it's a rational decision. It'd probably appear as a 50/50 head/gut decision, but the heart is the one calling the shots.
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