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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2011, 13:04
anyone here apply for the BAML fellowship?
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2011, 18:14
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anyone here apply for the BAML fellowship?


I did. Apparently not that many people applied last year and this year they are giving away more awards. Hoping I can snag a fellowship from them...
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2011, 22:09
i am planning to apply in 1-2 years, so this thread has been excellent information for my research. i was speaking with my friend about consortium and he suggested that some member schools offer more consortium fellowships than others. he suggested that USC Marshall does not offer more than 1-3 fellowships each year. is it possible to see how many fellowships were offered by each member school? or have you guys noticed any trends or know of which schools are more generous with fellowships?

i figure that it may be smarter to prioritize schools which i have a good chance of becoming admitted AND offer more fellowships rather than schools which i have a good chance of becoming admitted AND offer fewer fellowships.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2011, 04:25
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i am planning to apply in 1-2 years, so this thread has been excellent information for my research. i was speaking with my friend about consortium and he suggested that some member schools offer more consortium fellowships than others. he suggested that USC Marshall does not offer more than 1-3 fellowships each year. is it possible to see how many fellowships were offered by each member school? or have you guys noticed any trends or know of which schools are more generous with fellowships?

i figure that it may be smarter to prioritize schools which i have a good chance of becoming admitted AND offer more fellowships rather than schools which i have a good chance of becoming admitted AND offer fewer fellowships.


I don't think there is a list. Go through this thread for starters. It seems like Ross gave out a lot of fellowship but I could be mistaken.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2011, 07:10
lagomez is right, as usual. One of the best things you can do to prepare for a Consortium application is to review this thread, CAREFULLY. My suggestion for new applicants (1-2 years out) is to think carefully about your "rankings." Be realistic about your chances of acceptance by a specific school. Ignore business school rankings for the most part (I know -- it's tough to do so). As a general rule, if you can get into a school like "Dartmouth Tuck" via a regular application, then of course go ahead and list it at the top of your Consortium rankings if that's where you truly want to go (that's just an example). If you objectively review your own profile (in comparison) to the school's profile of entering students, and you are well below-average, then I suggest you select a school more in-line with your personal stats. Note: ALL of the Consortium schools are great schools. There are some really good under-the-radar schools like Simon, Olin, Jones, etc. They didn't get much attention on this forum. In my humble opinion, everyone who received a fellowship this year knows he/she was fortunate (probably @ 70%)... The other 30% probably "could" have received fellowships, but did not for a variety of reasons -- mostly because of their rankings. There are certain schools who will not even consider you if you don't place them #1 or #2, and there are others in which it really doesn't matter at all. You have to figure out who they are and be very objective/realistic during your evaluation of the rankings. Select a school you really want to go to (or could see yourself at) because of fit, culture, location, specialization, career center, etc.

Bottom line is if your main objective is a "fellowship," then you should pursue a very specific strategy for targeting that one or two schools. If you seek "straight membership" and want to affiliate with the Consortium and "reach" for another school, that's a separate strategy. And if you just want to use the Consortium process as a means for "spraying" a common application and hoping for the best, then that's a completely different approach... I don't have any access to hard numbers, but if we have @ 330 members (class of 2013), and approx 70% receive fellowships (based on previous 1-3 yrs), then thats about 230 fellowships. Divided by the schools -- I am guessing around 13-15 per school. Some provide +/-

Above everyting else, make sure you understand the mission of the Consortium and be prepared to explain how you have supported [and will support] the mission. If you are just using the process to save money that will be pretty obvious to everyone, and will not serve you, your classmates or the schools well at all.

Hopefully next year there will be some real strong forum leaders (like lagomez and a handful of others) who have lots of insights, opinions and one heck of a sense of humor who keeps it all real, fun and interesting. Good luck.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2011, 08:04
oops - received two IMs from colleagues reminding me "Jones" [Rice/Jones] isn't a member school. Of course they are correct. Jones, however, provides "Consortium-like" incentives. Additionally, the 13-15 fellowship estimates per school was just a straight-divisional swag. Class sizes are not the same. Neither are budgets (the schools pay for the fellowships). So obviously the larger schools [should] have more Consortium members/fellows than the smaller programs. Thanks.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Apr 2011, 16:11
Hey guys,

Haven't checked this topic in a while as the Consortium played my life (all dings and a WL at Yale) but I thought I'd check in cause this is low key also the URM topic and I'm in search of some URM money, or just money period. Preferably in singles.

Does anyone have any insight as to where I can find scholarships or fellowships for URMs, Women, etc that don't come with a "you must work in finance" clause? Oh and if there's some obscure scholarship for 22 year old female URMs on the east coast who took a year off prior to applying to b-school and therefore has no money to pay for tuition, I'm down for that too. MIT is expensive and hasn't announced scholarships yet so I'm on the prowl.

Congrats again to the admits!


..don't be surprised if she asks where the cash at.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 06:33
Not sure if anyone saw this article from Poets & Quants but it offers some insight into the Consortium Fellowship process. Very odd the way the process is structured.

http://poetsandquants.com/2011/04/20/inside-the-20-million-mba-draft/

Good luck to all Consortium folks next year in school - sorry I won't be joining you
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 07:17
For anyone who is waitlisted at Emory, they are having their "Should we let him in" meeting today.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2011, 12:23
So I was rejected at all Consortium schools and WL at Duke. I'm not too keen on attending Duke even if I were to get in however. I've done some serious soul searching and have come to the conclusion that being in a major city is a top priority for me. I spent 2 years in a very small town while completing a Master's degree, and I felt like my life was completely on hold. I just feel like it's time for a new experience. That being said, I'll be reapplying via the Consortium next year, who is going to be here with me??

I can't believe this process is going to be starting all over again in just a few months. Hell, I'm going to start studying for a GMAT retake in about a month.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2011, 04:56
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So I was rejected at all Consortium schools and WL at Duke. I'm not too keen on attending Duke even if I were to get in however. I've done some serious soul searching and have come to the conclusion that being in a major city is a top priority for me. I spent 2 years in a very small town while completing a Master's degree, and I felt like my life was completely on hold. I just feel like it's time for a new experience. That being said, I'll be reapplying via the Consortium next year, who is going to be here with me??

I can't believe this process is going to be starting all over again in just a few months. Hell, I'm going to start studying for a GMAT retake in about a month.


Good luck. I'm sure you will get in next year.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2011, 05:14
Thanks man. Do you know where you are headed?

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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2011, 05:17
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Thanks man. Do you know where you are headed?

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not yet but I was told I could hear next month, we'll see
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2011, 09:20
Hey Guys:

Does anyone know when fellowship monies are posted to the student accounts by any chance?
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2011, 09:24
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So I was rejected at all Consortium schools and WL at Duke. I'm not too keen on attending Duke even if I were to get in however. I've done some serious soul searching and have come to the conclusion that being in a major city is a top priority for me. I spent 2 years in a very small town while completing a Master's degree, and I felt like my life was completely on hold. I just feel like it's time for a new experience. That being said, I'll be reapplying via the Consortium next year, who is going to be here with me??

I can't believe this process is going to be starting all over again in just a few months. Hell, I'm going to start studying for a GMAT retake in about a month.


All the best!!! You'll probably be more competitive next year.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 May 2011, 11:57
Quick question, and I don't intend for this to turn into some heated AA thread but apart from the fellowship does applying via Consortium aid you in the admissions process if you are an URM?
Ex. African American male from a top Ivy with a 3.0 and 700 GMAT applying to SOM and Stern. Is it better to apply through consortium rather than going straight through the schools online app?

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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 May 2011, 14:33
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Quick question, and I don't intend for this to turn into some heated AA thread but apart from the fellowship does applying via Consortium aid you in the admissions process if you are an URM?
Ex. African American male from a top Ivy with a 3.0 and 700 GMAT applying to SOM and Stern. Is it better to apply through consortium rather than going straight through the schools online app?

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Some (applicants) say it helps some (the schools) say it does not. My guess is it helps.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 May 2011, 09:37
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mustgetin wrote:
Quick question, and I don't intend for this to turn into some heated AA thread but apart from the fellowship does applying via Consortium aid you in the admissions process if you are an URM?
Ex. African American male from a top Ivy with a 3.0 and 700 GMAT applying to SOM and Stern. Is it better to apply through consortium rather than going straight through the schools online app?

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Some (applicants) say it helps some (the schools) say it does not. My guess is it helps.

I second Lagomez' statement.
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 17:42
Any rumors about new schools being added to the consortium for next year?
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Re: Calling all Fall 2011 Consortium Applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 18:52
Not trying to add salt to anyone's wounds, but I was at the gym and just watched an interesting special: Blacks in Latin America....

http://www.thirteen.org/insidethirteen/ ... n-america/
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