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Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged)

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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink]  15 Apr 2010, 13:45
maxtor wrote:
While I really do like and respect their program, they almost seem like a spoiled kid who is mad their not in the Top 10. I think they feel they should be more prestigious than they are, so they act it even though they haven't truly earned it yet. Little things like this will always keep their yield low (a lot lower than their peers).

But ... I want to a Duke ACC rival school ... so maybe I'm biased.

Heh, I went to an ACC rival school also, but I've heard similar opinions from others who considered or applied to Fuqua (including a Dukie). Fuqua seems like a great program, though, so I think it is strictly a marketing issue.

maxtor wrote:
Also, I always get UCLA and USC mixed up.

Careful who you say that to!
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink]  15 Apr 2010, 14:00
maxtor wrote:
Also, I always get UCLA and USC mixed up.

Careful who you say that to! [/quote]

I second that!
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink]  15 Apr 2010, 14:09
idcandy wrote:
maxtor wrote:
While I really do like and respect their program, they almost seem like a spoiled kid who is mad their not in the Top 10. I think they feel they should be more prestigious than they are, so they act it even though they haven't truly earned it yet. Little things like this will always keep their yield low (a lot lower than their peers).

But ... I want to a Duke ACC rival school ... so maybe I'm biased.

Heh, I went to an ACC rival school also, but I've heard similar opinions from others who considered or applied to Fuqua (including a Dukie). Fuqua seems like a great program, though, so I think it is strictly a marketing issue.

maxtor wrote:
Also, I always get UCLA and USC mixed up.

Careful who you say that to!

Given one of the schools you applied to and got money from ... I am thinking there is a very good chance we went to the same ACC rival ... hmmmm
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Schools: Indiana Kelley/Class of 2012/Full tuition $$WE 1: Healthcare/Biomedical Research Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 3 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 15 Apr 2010, 14:35 Personal attack/Rant: USNews vs Businessweek MBA Rankings Disclaimer: my future school does better in BW rankings I am of the view that the businessweek "tier" system rankings is a better reflection of reality and is better than USNews. USN's are more like the Financial Times rankings where for example -- no offence intended to anyone of Indian heritage --, the Indian School of business is at # 12, ahead of Stern, Tuck, Yale, Oxford, Kellogg, Ross, Haas, Darden to mention but a few. http://www.rankings.ft.com/businessscho ... a-rankings I'll let you guys analyze this USN ranking and pick out many points that does not make sense like Ohio State and Emory but one example I'd throw out is the below: although I did not apply to them, I got an e-mail from UC Irvine this AM: "U.S. News and World Report released their latest edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools", and The Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA program jumped 15 spots to #36 in the U.S" For goodness' sake, how can a school jump 15 spots in one year?!?!?! _________________ Leadership is not really about telling people what to do — a strategy that doesn't always work. It's about creating an environment where people can speak up, where we can get into debates without becoming confrontational or negative. [It's] about getting people to bring all of themselves to the table." - DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman; Kellogg '83 Intern Affiliations: AI USA Joined: 15 Mar 2010 Posts: 20 Location: Los Angeles, CA Schools: UCLA Anderson WE 1: General Management WE 2: Revenue Management WE 3: Entrepreneurship Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 1 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 16 Apr 2010, 00:33 Case2010 wrote: The Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA program jumped 15 spots to #36 in the U.S. For goodness' sake, how can a school jump 15 spots in one year?!?!?! They had a really good placement rate at graduation last year. Something like 95% unlike the other programs. Current Student Joined: 28 Feb 2010 Posts: 87 Schools: MIT (Sloan) - Class of 2012 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 6 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 16 Apr 2010, 06:44 Case2010 wrote: Personal attack/Rant: USNews vs Businessweek MBA Rankings Disclaimer: my future school does better in BW rankings I am of the view that the businessweek "tier" system rankings is a better reflection of reality and is better than USNews. USN's are more like the Financial Times rankings where for example -- no offence intended to anyone of Indian heritage --, the Indian School of business is at # 12, ahead of Stern, Tuck, Yale, Oxford, Kellogg, Ross, Haas, Darden to mention but a few. http://www.rankings.ft.com/businessscho ... a-rankings I'll let you guys analyze this USN ranking and pick out many points that does not make sense like Ohio State and Emory but one example I'd throw out is the below: although I did not apply to them, I got an e-mail from UC Irvine this AM: "U.S. News and World Report released their latest edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools", and The Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA program jumped 15 spots to #36 in the U.S" For goodness' sake, how can a school jump 15 spots in one year?!?!?! I do agree the tier system works better than an outright ranking in most cases, but business week does use a regular ranking system for the fist 20+ schools. The problem with Business Week is that the tiers are way too wide and when you look at the rankings they just don't correspond to what real people think. Stanford at #6? Duke above MIT? Yale at 24? Cornell above Tuck? I find those that use the USNews rankings best are those that look at it in a tiered approach. They look at what band a school has resided in for many years and make decisions based on that. All that being said ... I physically jumped out of my seat and told several friends when I saw MIT move up to #3 from #5! Manager Joined: 04 Jan 2010 Posts: 127 Schools: Stanford, Haas, Stern Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 16 Apr 2010, 08:55 maxtor wrote: Case2010 wrote: Personal attack/Rant: USNews vs Businessweek MBA Rankings Disclaimer: my future school does better in BW rankings I am of the view that the businessweek "tier" system rankings is a better reflection of reality and is better than USNews. USN's are more like the Financial Times rankings where for example -- no offence intended to anyone of Indian heritage --, the Indian School of business is at # 12, ahead of Stern, Tuck, Yale, Oxford, Kellogg, Ross, Haas, Darden to mention but a few. http://www.rankings.ft.com/businessscho ... a-rankings I'll let you guys analyze this USN ranking and pick out many points that does not make sense like Ohio State and Emory but one example I'd throw out is the below: although I did not apply to them, I got an e-mail from UC Irvine this AM: "U.S. News and World Report released their latest edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools", and The Paul Merage School of Business Full-Time MBA program jumped 15 spots to #36 in the U.S" For goodness' sake, how can a school jump 15 spots in one year?!?!?! I do agree the tier system works better than an outright ranking in most cases, but business week does use a regular ranking system for the fist 20+ schools. The problem with Business Week is that the tiers are way too wide and when you look at the rankings they just don't correspond to what real people think. Stanford at #6? Duke above MIT? Yale at 24? Cornell above Tuck? I find those that use the USNews rankings best are those that look at it in a tiered approach. They look at what band a school has resided in for many years and make decisions based on that. All that being said ... I physically jumped out of my seat and told several friends when I saw MIT move up to #3 from #5! Totally agree about rankings. Current Student Joined: 28 Feb 2010 Posts: 87 Schools: MIT (Sloan) - Class of 2012 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 6 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 21 Apr 2010, 07:02 Its pretty quiet over here. Has everybody accepted and rejected all their schools? Are people ready to finally color one of their schools as blue? Intern Joined: 01 Mar 2010 Posts: 12 Schools: Indiana University - Kelley School of Business Class of 2012 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 21 Apr 2010, 07:42 Headed to Indiana and all other schools officially notified. I'm glad that part of the journey is over! Manager Joined: 04 Jan 2010 Posts: 127 Schools: Stanford, Haas, Stern Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 21 Apr 2010, 08:58 Marshall seems surprisingly difficult to get into via CGSM. Do you think that is becuase people rank it low and the adcom is turned off by this? Current Student Joined: 15 Mar 2010 Posts: 65 Schools: Texas '12 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 21 Apr 2010, 09:18 I wouldn’t say the adcon is turned off so much as knowing that being lower on the totem pole ranking wise decreases the odds of matriculation. Most CGSM students apply to multiple schools and many of the candidates will go to the “higher ranked” school if accepted to more then one. Just my 0.02. mbaTime wrote: Marshall seems surprisingly difficult to get into via CGSM. Do you think that is becuase people rank it low and the adcom is turned off by this? Current Student Joined: 02 Jun 2009 Posts: 332 Schools: Wharton Class of 2012 w/ fellowship Followers: 10 Kudos [?]: 56 [0], given: 12 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 21 Apr 2010, 09:48 Marshall also has an extremely small class....220, that alone, like Yale and Dartmouth, make it very difficult to get into even though it's not ranked as high. _________________ My story of an average chick who stumbled into the 700+ club 700-clubbers-add-your-name-to-the-list-64636-100.html#p600519 My 2009-2010 Application Decisions 2010-profiles-w-admit-dings-results-no-discussion-78475.html?view-post=600694#p600694 Manager Affiliations: Alpha Phi Omega, Golden Key, Phi Kappa Phi Joined: 08 Mar 2010 Posts: 68 Location: Adelphi, MD Schools: Ross (CGSM), Maryland, Columbia, CGSM: Stern, Darden, Cornell WE 1: Software/Product Dev (3 yrs) WE 2: Patent Drafting/Prosecution (1 yr) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 5 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 21 Apr 2010, 09:50 Hi everyone! I've been away for a little bit (uber-busy at work), but I took a quick break to post and update my profile: I've withdrawn my other applications, and will be at Ross this fall! Go Blue! _________________ I'm officially a Terperine! Manager Affiliations: Alpha Phi Omega, Golden Key, Phi Kappa Phi Joined: 08 Mar 2010 Posts: 68 Location: Adelphi, MD Schools: Ross (CGSM), Maryland, Columbia, CGSM: Stern, Darden, Cornell WE 1: Software/Product Dev (3 yrs) WE 2: Patent Drafting/Prosecution (1 yr) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 5 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 21 Apr 2010, 14:16 Btw, it looks like OP flights are being booked. I received my itinerary today. Keep an eye on your email/spam folder (the email came from an email address @gwins.com). I believe you have 24 hours to make any changes to your itinerary if there is some sort of conflict or mistake. See you at OP! _________________ I'm officially a Terperine! Intern Joined: 12 Jan 2010 Posts: 33 Schools: NYU Stern 2012 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 4 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 23 Apr 2010, 08:52 idcandy wrote: Btw, it looks like OP flights are being booked. I received my itinerary today. Keep an eye on your email/spam folder (the email came from an email address @gwins.com). I believe you have 24 hours to make any changes to your itinerary if there is some sort of conflict or mistake. See you at OP! thanks for the heads up, I still haven't heard yet. But I do have a pretty messed up itinerary, so that could be why. It's too bad you're not coming to Stern, but I guess I understand. If you're ever out for recruiting and such give me a call. See you at OP. Manager Joined: 21 Jan 2010 Posts: 190 Location: Ohio Schools: Indiana Kelley/Class of 2012/Full tuition$$
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink]  23 Apr 2010, 09:28
It's been so quiet here, I can feel the cold.....even my loud mouth has been MIA for some time now...
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink]  23 Apr 2010, 09:36
This is random ... but the thread has gotten stale now that we aren't sweating bullets anymore.

For anyone turning down a Fellowship, weather for another non-Consortium school or another school within the consortium:

How do you handle all the people who look at you funny and say "You turned down a full ride?!?!?"

Maybe its just me ... but it seems to come up more than I expected.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink]  23 Apr 2010, 09:37
Case2010 wrote:
It's been so quiet here, I can feel the cold.....even my loud mouth has been MIA for some time now...

I know what you mean. We used to all congregate and talk. Support each other. Now I come here and reminisce over past posts.
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Schools: Indiana Kelley/Class of 2012/Full tuition $$WE 1: Healthcare/Biomedical Research Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 3 Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink] 23 Apr 2010, 10:28 maxtor wrote: This is random ... but the thread has gotten stale now that we aren't sweating bullets anymore. For anyone turning down a Fellowship, weather for another non-Consortium school or another school within the consortium: How do you handle all the people who look at you funny and say "You turned down a full ride?!?!?" Maybe its just me ... but it seems to come up more than I expected. Ok, maxtor...lets get some conversation rolling...Obviously you turned somebody down for Sloan, right? How have you responded to that multibillion$$ question ....Did you get something comparable from MIT?
maxtor wrote:
I know what you mean. We used to all congregate and talk. Support each other. Now I come here and reminisce over past posts.

It was once fun but I guess, every so often, we can rekindle some flames...
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Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged) [#permalink]  23 Apr 2010, 11:11
Case2010 wrote:
Ok, maxtor...lets get some conversation rolling...Obviously you turned somebody down for Sloan, right? How have you responded to that multibillion question ....Did you get something comparable from MIT?

I turned down a full to Carnegie Mellon. I have a Computer Related undergrad and want to go into High-Tech and Entrepreneurship. It was really a tough choice. CMU has a very good program and since I'm not looking to go into Finance or Consulting, I'm pretty sure they would have serviced most of my needs for no money.

Alas, I am a nerd at heart. I have dreamed of saying I went to MIT just to say it. Also, they actually did offer me a large partial scholarship. I'll hate the coldness of Boston, but it'll be a "nice" change.

Case2010 wrote:
It was once fun but I guess, every so often, we can rekindle some flames...

We haven't matriculated yet ... so we can still talk about ... something. I have found this thread out of all the official "Calling X Applicants" ones to be a lot more personal and supportive. I told myself I wouldn't cry ...

Also ... I am literally counting down the days until I officially end and I need something to occupy my mind during the day.
Re: Calling all Fall 2010 Consortium Applicants (merged)   [#permalink] 23 Apr 2010, 11:11

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