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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2010, 09:19
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Did you guys(who got admitted) get a phone call? Someone called me today from Olin but I missed the call.

Ya, if you live Statesside, you'd get a call. Check your message...
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2010, 10:01
I just spoke to Evan and I'm in too :) He told me that he left voicemail but I never got it. Are you guys going to visit campus in April? He told me that Olin is paying for airfare and hotel. Any news on scholarships? I should know by the end of the week
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 04:14
Hey guys, how many of you have accepted the offer and decided to join Olin already?

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 07:15
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I just spoke to Evan and I'm in too :) He told me that he left voicemail but I never got it. Are you guys going to visit campus in April? He told me that Olin is paying for airfare and hotel. Any news on scholarships? I should know by the end of the week


I signed up for April. They provide the phone / email of a travel agent to takes care of the flight.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 10:41
bigdre,
I guess I'll see you there. I'm planning on coming too. I haven't received my package yet, but I assume it's on the same day. Did you get any scholarships?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 11:52
I'm trying to decide between Wash U and Emory for a JD/MBA. Both schools are ranked in the same vacinity for both JD and MBA.

Anyone in a similar situation or anyone that can compare and contrast the schools a bit?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2010, 13:14
Folks,

I was noticing the courses offered at Olin and didn't find any that help with Excel, given how important the tool is in post-MBA finance/operations related careers. However, Kelley and Owen -- two other schools that I have been accepted to -- seem to have a few courses to help students become power users in Excel.

Does the lack of Excel related courses at Olin seem to bother anyone? Just curious.

All the best!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2010, 00:49
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Folks,

I was noticing the courses offered at Olin and didn't find any that help with Excel, given how important the tool is in post-MBA finance/operations related careers. However, Kelley and Owen -- two other schools that I have been accepted to -- seem to have a few courses to help students become power users in Excel.

Does the lack of Excel related courses at Olin seem to bother anyone? Just curious.

All the best!


Hi doejohn,

Yes indeed Excel knowledge is must for post-MBA career. But Olin is much smarter. In place of keeping Excel courses as part of mandatory courses (for which credits will be given towards degree) Olin provides numerous resources to gain this expertise. This gives you an oppotunity to utlize that credits for some extra course which can provide you an edge in job search and your career.

Also, following are few details
1) Olin requires all the admitted students to complete online pre-program before joining the class. Excel is part of this program. So it is covered.
2) Check one of the Olin's club website - http://apps.olin.wustl.edu/orgs/ofc/
Refer the last link for Excel shortcuts
3) Excel is one of the most common tool, there are numerous resources / tutorials available online.......just google :)

Key point is ------- The more you practise the better you become, whenever you come across new function, etc just google and you will find tons of resources online
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2010, 01:13
Hi there!

am also Olin admit (Round 1) and paid the 2K deposit.

Received the Welcome binder yesterday. Unfortunately no chance to attend Admit Weekend! :(

Hope to see you all soon...
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2010, 04:00
I'm probably going to be at admit weekend. Free trip is hard to turn down and it'll give me a chance to see the school a bit.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2010, 07:21
I agree with Reeve on the way Olin handles excel.

I took Excel classes in middle school, when I was 12 years old, literally. At a top business school with some of the top PhD's in business, I don't want to take computer classes on using Microsoft Office. That's just a waste of opportunity!

I do understand pursuing advanced Excel skills, if you don't already have them. I think there are good books at the local Borders that should walk you through lessons.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2010, 12:27
I got an e-mail Sunday night saying I've been waitlisted.

Congrats to all the admits!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2010, 17:40
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I got an e-mail Sunday night saying I've been waitlisted.

Congrats to all the admits!


ri0tp00f, you should be getting your congrats you are admitted email soon, because I decided to withdraw my application. I got admitted but didn't get any scholarships. I simply can't afford to lose so much money: 90K mba, ~40K in living expenses, over 150K in wages plus two years of experience and corporate training. Love the school but I decided to go with Kelley Direct. I will reject my offer right away. Hopefully you get my spot. Good luck.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2010, 04:18
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ri0tp00f wrote:
I got an e-mail Sunday night saying I've been waitlisted.

Congrats to all the admits!


ri0tp00f, you should be getting your congrats you are admitted email soon, because I decided to withdraw my application. I got admitted but didn't get any scholarships. I simply can't afford to lose so much money: 90K mba, ~40K in living expenses, over 150K in wages plus two years of experience and corporate training. Love the school but I decided to go with Kelley Direct. I will reject my offer right away. Hopefully you get my spot. Good luck.

bmw4me, did you apply only to Olin FT? Are you waiting on any other FT admit decision? I like your analysis above very well....
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2010, 12:32
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bmw4me wrote:
ri0tp00f wrote:
I got an e-mail Sunday night saying I've been waitlisted.

Congrats to all the admits!


ri0tp00f, you should be getting your congrats you are admitted email soon, because I decided to withdraw my application. I got admitted but didn't get any scholarships. I simply can't afford to lose so much money: 90K mba, ~40K in living expenses, over 150K in wages plus two years of experience and corporate training. Love the school but I decided to go with Kelley Direct. I will reject my offer right away. Hopefully you get my spot. Good luck.

bmw4me, did you apply only to Olin FT? Are you waiting on any other FT admit decision? I like your analysis above very well....


I applied to Olin and BYU this year. BYU dinged me. The only decision I'm still waiting for is Kelley Direct(waiting for recommendations). I'm currently working on my Masters in IT through Harvard University Extension Schools and love every second of it(amazing professors, high quality classes, flexibility). Based on my experience with HES I decided that distance MBA is exactly what I need: diploma, professors and classes from KD is exactly the same as from FT Kelley program, cost is almost nothing(if you count the tuition reimbursement in), I will have 5 years to finish my MBA and I will keep my current job and salary :)
Some may argue by pointing out some drawbacks with distance MBA(limited networking opportunities, asynchronous communication) but those factors are not crucial to me. I work in technology industry, which has a very solid job market and making a huge investment in order to move into fairly weak job market(banking, marketing) in this economy would be simply unwise. But again it's just my opinion.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2010, 09:37
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bmw4me wrote:
ri0tp00f, you should be getting your congrats you are admitted email soon, because I decided to withdraw my application. I got admitted but didn't get any scholarships. I simply can't afford to lose so much money: 90K mba, ~40K in living expenses, over 150K in wages plus two years of experience and corporate training. Love the school but I decided to go with Kelley Direct. I will reject my offer right away. Hopefully you get my spot. Good luck.

bmw4me, did you apply only to Olin FT? Are you waiting on any other FT admit decision? I like your analysis above very well....


I applied to Olin and BYU this year. BYU dinged me. The only decision I'm still waiting for is Kelley Direct(waiting for recommendations). I'm currently working on my Masters in IT through Harvard University Extension Schools and love every second of it(amazing professors, high quality classes, flexibility). Based on my experience with HES I decided that distance MBA is exactly what I need: diploma, professors and classes from KD is exactly the same as from FT Kelley program, cost is almost nothing(if you count the tuition reimbursement in), I will have 5 years to finish my MBA and I will keep my current job and salary :)
Some may argue by pointing out some drawbacks with distance MBA(limited networking opportunities, asynchronous communication) but those factors are not crucial to me. I work in technology industry, which has a very solid job market and making a huge investment in order to move into fairly weak job market(banking, marketing) in this economy would be simply unwise. But again it's just my opinion.

You opinion makes perfect sense: common, strategic and financial! Way to go! I'll be going to Kelley this fall so we can keep some networking going: I can link you up with promising FT classmates and you do the same in your industry :lol: You never know who might need who in the future, right? How about that :-D ? Good luck!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2010, 18:56
sounds like a plan :) way to be proactive and start networking right away :) let's stay in touch.


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ri0tp00f, you should be getting your congrats you are admitted email soon, because I decided to withdraw my application. I got admitted but didn't get any scholarships. I simply can't afford to lose so much money: 90K mba, ~40K in living expenses, over 150K in wages plus two years of experience and corporate training. Love the school but I decided to go with Kelley Direct. I will reject my offer right away. Hopefully you get my spot. Good luck.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2010, 08:01
I just got admitted yesterday. I didn't want to ask Evan details about scholarship or Financial aid? How long did it take admitted students to receive their package in mail. I'm in New York Also, did you get an email with Fed-Ex tracking information.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2010, 09:11
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I just got admitted yesterday. I didn't want to ask Evan details about scholarship or Financial aid? How long did it take admitted students to receive their package in mail. I'm in New York Also, did you get an email with Fed-Ex tracking information.


congrats. no fed ex tracking number. im in nyc also, it took about 3 or 4 days. $ info will be included in the acceptance package.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 Washington U. (Olin) Applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2010, 10:37
I applied for R3 and got an interview invite today. Anything unique that WashU asks during the interview?
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