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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 11:02
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I am also pushing for R1. Started my app on Sunday. Hope to finish by Sunday. My recommender probably is attending the Sharepoint best practices conference - so will need him to submit pretty soon as well when he comes back on Fri.

I had one question for essay 1 - "you went beyong what was defined, expected, established, or popular". My example does not have the popular aspect of the question. It just talks about what was defined, expected and established. My act definitely was popular. Does this really make a difference?


The question says: defined, expected, established, or popular. Because it says "or", it does not need to address all of these points.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2009, 23:50
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I am also pushing for R1. Started my app on Sunday. Hope to finish by Sunday. My recommender probably is attending the Sharepoint Conference - so will need him to submit pretty soon as well when he comes back on Fri.

I had one question for essay 1 - "you went beyong what was defined, expected, established, or popular". My example does not have the popular aspect of the question. It just talks about what was defined, expected and established. My act definitely was popular. Does this really make a difference?


Wow looks like people are quick here. I just started on Essay 1 today. Looks like this is gonna go down to the wire too.
good luck !!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 00:19
Are people counting the headers and signatures in their word counts for the cover letter? MIT is very specific on limits for the resume and essays, so I am being extra careful to be under the limits... I wouldn't be surprised if they automated word and line counting of submitted materials somehow.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 01:37
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Are people counting the headers and signatures in their word counts for the cover letter? MIT is very specific on limits for the resume and essays, so I am being extra careful to be under the limits... I wouldn't be surprised if they automated word and line counting of submitted materials somehow.


I assumed as much when I wrote mine.

Furthermore, the 1 page limit was far more restrictive on the cover letter than 500 word limit. The header/signature take up significant space.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 13:29
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Are people counting the headers and signatures in their word counts for the cover letter? MIT is very specific on limits for the resume and essays, so I am being extra careful to be under the limits... I wouldn't be surprised if they automated word and line counting of submitted materials somehow.


I assumed as much when I wrote mine.

Furthermore, the 1 page limit was far more restrictive on the cover letter than 500 word limit. The header/signature take up significant space.


After seeing all these posts, I realized I didnt put a header or footer or any of my essays for any school. Is this mandatory?
Did I mess up badly or what?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 13:34
I think it depends on the school and essay. For Booth, they specify that you put your name at the top of each page, so I had a header. In the case of the Sloan cover letter, standard cover letter formatting has:

Your contact info

Recipient contact info

Dear Mr/Mrs Recipient,

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I was just wondering if people were counting the entire documents words for the 500 word limit, or just the body.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 13:43
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I think it depends on the school and essay. For Booth, they specify that you put your name at the top of each page, so I had a header. In the case of the Sloan cover letter, standard cover letter formatting has:

Your contact info

Recipient contact info

Dear Mr/Mrs Recipient,

Body

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I was just wondering if people were counting the entire documents words for the 500 word limit, or just the body.


I counted all the words including the header info and the signature. With that, I was at 503 words, but I think I will be fine.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 15:17
Think I might drop MIT. Spent so much time on Haas that I've barely gotten started on Sloan. On top of that, my recommendation provider point blank told me you're not going to get in, which got me thinking...
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 15:51
fyi....During one of the Sloan admission process online chats the adcom mentioned that only the body of the essays are counted towards the word limit.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 16:44
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Think I might drop MIT. Spent so much time on Haas that I've barely gotten started on Sloan. On top of that, my recommendation provider point blank told me you're not going to get in, which got me thinking...

I haven't started either but I can get it done in the next 5 days. Can't wait till r2

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 18:41
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Wow looks like people are quick here. I just started on Essay 1 today. Looks like this is gonna go down to the wire too.
good luck !!


Couldn't help! :)
My Booth app took one extra week than what I expected.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 19:21
Okay I'm starting essays now. Will see if I can get 2 essays done by Friday else I'm not doing sloan...
These guys won't even let me reuse my resume..how do I fit the damn thing in 50 lines?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 19:28
Alums, current students, others...
Question: can the bullet points in my resume overlap with my essay content?
Or do they have to be completely new stories in the essays? After all, I've had only so much impact on my company.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2009, 19:52
Thank you for pointing out the 50 line resume req. I had quite conveniently ignored that.

For the resume points, I do think that they can very well overlap. Infact, if you highlight something in your essays, those are you key points which should be in the resume as well...

essay 2 is killing me....
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 09:11
Hey Moderator!

Applying!

Update roll call!

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 11:17
What font are you guys using on your resume?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 11:27
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What font are you guys using on your resume?


Comic Sans, with Curlz MT for the section titles.


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(I'm really using Times New Roman, 10 pt, 0.5" margins)
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 11:33
Applying in first round. Please update the rollcall
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 11:45
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rao_1857 wrote:
What font are you guys using on your resume?


Comic Sans, with Curlz MT for the section titles.


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(I'm really using Times New Roman, 10 pt, 0.5" margins)


Lol ...

I am trying to get it into 11pt.. does that matters in anyway ?

Also when you say 0.5" is it all four or left and right.

right now mine is top, bottom - 0.60, left, Right- 0.75
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2009, 12:14
My resume is size 11 in the body, 12 for section headers, and 14 for the title. I decreased the margins a bit, and interspersed size 4 font blanklines between some sections to make it less crowded. 50 lines of text exactly.
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