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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 08:40
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$50 says that if I were Mexican with my 740 GMAT and 3.7 GPA, I'd be getting in under big Rod's rule.


I thought I had a good chance of getting accepted at MIT, but I just got dinged too.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 08:43
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$50 says that if I were Mexican with my 740 GMAT and 3.7 GPA, I'd be getting in under big Rod's rule.


Not sure I get this? Is he a big fan of the diversity stuff?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 08:50
Ding-dong-ding. 700/3.7 GPA/ 8 years WE. Currently a Sloan student, not MBA tho., wanted to so change the program . Started a student club here, finalist in the 100K competition. Looks like the admits will indeed be superhumans ! ...and to top it all Sloan AdCom "does not have the resources" to give feedback to applicants. (Wharton with 7000+ applicants still does it, looks like the Dean really has to give Rod some strategy lessons and money to do it!)

Imagine getting the ding-dong e-mail and then within 15 minutes attending my Sloan class with all MBA's students around me... !!

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Ding!
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Other dings, can you post your stats? Any other entrepreneurs get interviews (or accepted from R1)? Tell me your secret!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 08:55
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Ding-dong-ding. 700/3.7 GPA/ 8 years WE. Currently a Sloan student, not MBA tho., wanted to so change the program . Started a student club here, finalist in the 100K competition. Looks like the admits will indeed be superhumans ! ...and to top it all Sloan AdCom "does not have the resources" to give feedback to applicants. (Wharton with 7000+ applicants still does it, looks like the Dean really has to give Rod some strategy lessons and money to do it!)

Imagine getting the ding-dong e-mail and then within 15 minutes attending my Sloan class with all MBA's students around me... !!

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Ding!
740 / 3.7 GPA / 6 Years WE. Currently an Entrepreneur in San Francisco.
Other dings, can you post your stats? Any other entrepreneurs get interviews (or accepted from R1)? Tell me your secret!


That's a slap in the face!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 08:58
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Ding-dong-ding. 700/3.7 GPA/ 8 years WE. Currently a Sloan student, not MBA tho., wanted to so change the program . Started a student club here, finalist in the 100K competition. Looks like the admits will indeed be superhumans ! ...and to top it all Sloan AdCom "does not have the resources" to give feedback to applicants. (Wharton with 7000+ applicants still does it, looks like the Dean really has to give Rod some strategy lessons and money to do it!)

Imagine getting the ding-dong e-mail and then within 15 minutes attending my Sloan class with all MBA's students around me... !!

sf1 wrote:
Ding!
740 / 3.7 GPA / 6 Years WE. Currently an Entrepreneur in San Francisco.
Other dings, can you post your stats? Any other entrepreneurs get interviews (or accepted from R1)? Tell me your secret!


Yikes. If you didn't get in what chance do the rest of us mortal souls have? :(
I'm sorry to hear that. If you are at Sloan maybe they felt they could continue having you as a student and give a spot to someone else. Since you're right there, why not visit the admissions office in the summer and ask for feedback? I'm sure if you're sincere some nice lady will help.

Btw Wharton doesn't give feedback anymore either.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 09:11
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This is pathetic. I got dinged from mit, but should be accepted soon to a top 20 program for reasons I won't detail. However, we give these app committee jokers way too much power. I mean, we all have different reasons for going back. The GMAT is truly the best test of one's ability in the classroom. However, they place all this emphasis on some BS essays that don't mean $hit in the real world, and expect to mold the business leaders of tomorrow from the decisions they make. How about interviewing based on intelligence (GMAT). Well, we actually don't do a lot based on intelligence as a country. I personally have made a lot of $$ betting against the standard US stock market investments over the last 5 years and don't expect that to change any time soon. Don't drink the kool-aid. Be smart. Most of these places aren't going to really teach you anything, btw.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 09:20
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This is pathetic. I got dinged from mit, but should be accepted soon to a top 20 program for reasons I won't detail. However, we give these app committee jokers way too much power. I mean, we all have different reasons for going back. The GMAT is truly the best test of one's ability in the classroom. However, they place all this emphasis on some BS essays that don't mean $hit in the real world, and expect to mold the business leaders of tomorrow from the decisions they make. How about interviewing based on intelligence (GMAT). Well, we actually don't do a lot based on intelligence as a country. I personally have made a lot of $$ betting against the standard US stock market investments over the last 5 years and don't expect that to change any time soon. Don't drink the kool-aid. Be smart. Most of these places aren't going to really teach you anything, btw.

Wow. I hope you don't end up at whatever school I go to . . .

I'm a R1 deferred candidate and actually got excited for a second thinking that I would get an interview, but now I'm back to anticipating a delayed ding . . .
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 09:26
Ding dong the witch is dead
which old witch?
The wicked witch

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 09:30
John Galt. Atlas Shrugged? One of the best books ever written. Doubt Hot Rod Garthia agreetthh, but who knowtthhhsss. Anyways, I was just letting off a little steam about the way this whole thing works.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 09:32
Ding

3.2 GPA in Electrical Engineering at UT
730 Gmat
4.5 WE as Business Development Manger (Sales)

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Worked with and lead teams in India on a daily basis for the past 4 years and have worked out of the Bangalore office

I know it's competitive out there but gosh this is frustrating.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 09:38
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John Galt. Atlas Shrugged? One of the best books ever written. Doubt Hot Rod Garthia agreetthh, but who knowtthhhsss. Anyways, I was just letting off a little steam about the way this whole thing works.

Yes, fantastic book. Fantastic ideology.

I understand your frustration, I'll be equally as frustrated when my imminent ding comes as well. Although I value intelligence more than most, there is a lot to be said for the person that has the social skills to become president of his/her school or work his/her way up in business on a "who you know" basis. It is not a strong talent of mine, by any means, but it is certainly admirable and is incredibly valuable in business, thus the essays and resume portion of the app.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 09:44
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Ding

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Active and Accomplished Toastmaster
Founder and President of Technology User Group with over 1200 members and month meetings with over 100 in attendance
Worked with and lead teams in India on a daily basis for the past 4 years and have worked out of the Bangalore office :shocked

I know it's competitive out there but gosh this is frustrating.


Agreed. Feeling a myriad of emotions:
:beat :pc :arh :ouch :nopem :hair :wall :crying :out :dunnow :hammer :maniac :saw :plasma :help2 :beatup

I'll be a-drinking tonight...
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 10:07
D-I-N-G

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 10:41
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Ding-dong-ding. 700/3.7 GPA/ 8 years WE. Currently a Sloan student, not MBA tho., wanted to so change the program . Started a student club here, finalist in the 100K competition. Looks like the admits will indeed be superhumans ! ...and to top it all Sloan AdCom "does not have the resources" to give feedback to applicants. (Wharton with 7000+ applicants still does it, looks like the Dean really has to give Rod some strategy lessons and money to do it!)


been lurking up until now. ding for me in cambridge as well. rod's got some nerve saying that they can't spare the time of 2 employees to provide feedback for 4200 (assuming 500 of the 4700 receive acceptance offers) applicants. considering how much one spent in time (avg of 40hrs) and money ($250+GMAT) on each application, they can't spare 2 people to provide feedback for the 168,000 hrs (4200*40) that we put in?! julie strong has said that they spend 20-25 minutes on each application, what's another 2 minutes to give us a few sentences of feedback as they go through our app?

just venting here. i was expecting a ding and knew that they didn't provide feedback. for those of us who received bad news on the ding day, is it even worth reapplying without significantly improving your application in 8 months time? yeah, i know the acceptance rate for reapps is higher... 18%. whoopty doo.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 10:53
I just accepted a spot on the waitlist. They write, "We will likely have between 100 and 200 active candidates on the waiting list."

I feel... actually pretty okay. Definitely a relief to stop refreshing.

My stats: 25 / F / 730 / 3.5 Ivy / Nonprofit
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 10:59
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This is pathetic. I got dinged from mit, but should be accepted soon to a top 20 program for reasons I won't detail. However, we give these app committee jokers way too much power. I mean, we all have different reasons for going back. The GMAT is truly the best test of one's ability in the classroom. However, they place all this emphasis on some BS essays that don't mean $hit in the real world, and expect to mold the business leaders of tomorrow from the decisions they make. How about interviewing based on intelligence (GMAT). Well, we actually don't do a lot based on intelligence as a country. I personally have made a lot of $$ betting against the standard US stock market investments over the last 5 years and don't expect that to change any time soon. Don't drink the kool-aid. Be smart. Most of these places aren't going to really teach you anything, btw.



Rd2 applicant, looks like I just got waitlisted, I guess they plan to have between 100 to 200 people on the list.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 11:01
I just received an email too stating that I have wait-listed. Rec'd 1:45pm

I am a NYC applicant

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 11:14
Waitlisted as well, in the south.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 12:20
It is all about how chillingly exciting your stories in the essays are guys. Period. GMAT/GPA/WE are just a booster, that is it.

It is not about how good you are, but how good your essays are!

Of the dozens of MBA Sloanies I personally closely know while at Sloan, I would say 85% are just simple people with decent experience under their belt - work/outside (just like the tons I know outside of Sloan). It was how they spun it in their essays that counted... and I admire that. It is a skill that counts, but not the only one. I feel the AdCom is putting undue weightage on essays. Inviting more candidates to interview with them/alumni and having a blind interview would have been much better. There are so many non-MBA successful business people who would have written awful essays. Written communication is by far the primary decision making factor here, which is unfortunate.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2010, 12:37
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It is all about how chillingly exciting your stories in the essays are guys. Period. GMAT/GPA/WE are just a booster, that is it.

It is not about how good you are, but how good your essays are!

Of the dozens of MBA Sloanies I personally closely know while at Sloan, I would say 85% are just simple people with decent experience under their belt - work/outside (just like the tons I know outside of Sloan). It was how they spun it in their essays that counted... and I admire that. It is a skill that counts, but not the only one. I feel the AdCom is putting undue weightage on essays. Inviting more candidates to interview with them/alumni and having a blind interview would have been much better. There are so many non-MBA successful business people who would have written awful essays. Written communication is by far the primary decision making factor here, which is unfortunate.


well said!
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