Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Jul 2014, 19:47

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Calling all Female MBA Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Nov 2009
Posts: 75
Schools: Wharton (WL), Booth (WL), Kellogg (WL), Ross (ding)
WE 1: public accounting
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 6

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2010, 13:18
dcdevil wrote:
ykostyuk wrote:
well, I've looked at what's available online so far. Since mine is only 2 (3 by matriculation), it's probably a bit easier to find a daycare, than it would be for school. I am not applying to any of the daycares until I know whether I am admitted, and ideally, I would try to find an at-home daycare. Or maybe meet a wife of a fellow student who is staying at home with a child and would like to make extra income :-)

The wait period for some of the good daycares can be quite long, up to 18 months (there's hope for 2nd year in the program lol), but I don't think it's worth stressing about until the admissions decision.


Mine will be 3 too which I guess is easier than finding care for an infant but I have heard that the daycare lists are really long too. The bigger problem is enrolling the 5 year old in school...I called some of the work/life offices at some of the places I was applying to and they seemed to act like that would be a huge big deal and kind of problematic--it sounds like it will be hard to get him into kindergarten than it will for me to get into business school!


I guess it depends greatly on the school, and the area you choose to live in. I have a friend at Booth, who has a 7 year old son, she had no problem enrolling him in school, and very happy with the school district. You may have to choose to live a little further from campus though to find a better school. Also, don't many daycares provide Kindergarden option? This maybe something to look into, at least both kids would be in the same place then. Will you have any support network with the kids?
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2010
Posts: 117
Schools: UCLA
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2010, 17:28
ykostyuk wrote:
dcdevil wrote:
ykostyuk wrote:
well, I've looked at what's available online so far. Since mine is only 2 (3 by matriculation), it's probably a bit easier to find a daycare, than it would be for school. I am not applying to any of the daycares until I know whether I am admitted, and ideally, I would try to find an at-home daycare. Or maybe meet a wife of a fellow student who is staying at home with a child and would like to make extra income :-)

The wait period for some of the good daycares can be quite long, up to 18 months (there's hope for 2nd year in the program lol), but I don't think it's worth stressing about until the admissions decision.


Mine will be 3 too which I guess is easier than finding care for an infant but I have heard that the daycare lists are really long too. The bigger problem is enrolling the 5 year old in school...I called some of the work/life offices at some of the places I was applying to and they seemed to act like that would be a huge big deal and kind of problematic--it sounds like it will be hard to get him into kindergarten than it will for me to get into business school!


I guess it depends greatly on the school, and the area you choose to live in. I have a friend at Booth, who has a 7 year old son, she had no problem enrolling him in school, and very happy with the school district. You may have to choose to live a little further from campus though to find a better school. Also, don't many daycares provide Kindergarden option? This maybe something to look into, at least both kids would be in the same place then. Will you have any support network with the kids?


I am hoping the work/life office will be awesome to me if I get into my 1st choice....
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Jul 2009
Posts: 194
Location: Anchorage, AK
Schools: Mellon, USC, MIT, UCLA, NSCU
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 10

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 09:12
Forte Foundation --- Upcoming Online Events for Women Thinking About An MBA

Your Application is in...Now What?
January 27, 5-6 pm eastern

Now that you have submitted your applications for admission to the MBA program of your dreams, what comes next? Join Dr. Don Martin, Former Dean of Admission at Chicago Booth School of Business and author of "Roadmap for Graduate Study" in a discussion about how to handle the next series of decisions. Dr. Martin will discuss how to manage the outcomes of your applications, negotiate financial aid offers, choose where to attend and more.

http://www.fortefoundation.org/site/Pag ... nts_online

_________________

Reward wisdom with kudos. ;)

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 17
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 11:15
I don't have any words of wisdom for those looking for schools for their children, since my daughter is only 6 months old AND I'm doing a part time program, but wanted to wish all the mommas good luck with their apps and their programs. Sure it will be a challenge, but well worth it in the end. Go Moms!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Apr 2009
Posts: 3
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Schools: MIT, Duke, IESE, ESADE
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 11:43
Hi everyone,
Please add me too.

I'm 27, Ukrainian. GMAT 640
Applied in R1 to MIT and Duke. Interviewed with Duke but got rejected. Got ding from MIT without interview.
Impressed how some of you approached GMAT preparation and application. Have to admit my approach was less consistent and, as a result, less effective. Yet do not give up in pursuing MBA.
I have not decided on whether to apply anywhere for 2010 intake or not. Now leaning towards European schools. Considering IESE and ESADE and doing more research. Time goes, maybe will have to wait till the next application season.

Great thread! THANKS for inspiration!
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Jun 2009
Posts: 446
Followers: 39

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 36

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 12:59
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2010
Posts: 122
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 17

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 16:57
Is anyone else thinking of attending the Forte MBA conference in Chicago this summer? I've found a couple of blog reviews about it from last year. It's an opportunity to network with students at Forte sponsor schools and also do some preliminary schmoozing with the corporate sponsors. I'm strongly considering showing up.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Jun 2009
Posts: 446
Followers: 39

Kudos [?]: 158 [0], given: 36

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 20:20
Ladies, I have a question about hair during interviews. if your hair is longer than shoulder length, how did you wear it during the interviews? Pony tail, bun, down, put up with a clip, etc?

_________________

Tips: best-app-tips-77803-80.html#p610423
GMAT experience: gmat-710-q47-v41-what-worked-and-what-didn-t-81055.html#p608295
Telling your story: storytelling-82064.html#p615567
Other MBA women: calling-all-female-mba-applicants-84636.html
GMATClub interview practice groups: gmatclub-interview-groups-85902.html#p643929

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2010
Posts: 117
Schools: UCLA
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2010, 20:39
MBAgirl2010 wrote:
Ladies, I have a question about hair during interviews. if your hair is longer than shoulder length, how did you wear it during the interviews? Pony tail, bun, down, put up with a clip, etc?


I put mine up with clip...I have curly hair too which just looks messy when its down.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Dec 2009
Posts: 17
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2010, 06:29
I'd go with something off the face. Probably not a ponytail; that smacks of the gym to me. Either up in a clip or a nice bun; something that conveys a feeling of formality. Just my two cents.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Oct 2009
Posts: 230
Schools: Wharton!!! Stern Columbia HBS
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 6

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2010, 06:38
dcdevil wrote:
MBAgirl2010 wrote:
Ladies, I have a question about hair during interviews. if your hair is longer than shoulder length, how did you wear it during the interviews? Pony tail, bun, down, put up with a clip, etc?


I put mine up with clip...I have curly hair too which just looks messy when its down.


I have long hair and I straighten it and pull it half back with a ponytail holder. Gets it out of my face. I look too young with a ponytail.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Dec 2009
Posts: 83
Location: Chicago
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 13

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2010, 06:40
muffeebrown wrote:
Is anyone else thinking of attending the Forte MBA conference in Chicago this summer? I've found a couple of blog reviews about it from last year. It's an opportunity to network with students at Forte sponsor schools and also do some preliminary schmoozing with the corporate sponsors. I'm strongly considering showing up.



I'm considering it now that you've mentioned it! Pretty convenient too since I live in Chicago.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 26 Mar 2008
Posts: 652
Schools: Duke 2012
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 114 [0], given: 16

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2010, 05:17
I had read it wrong and thought the forte thing was in new york (last year). I think I may go now, though I would probably still need to spring for the hotel.

_________________

"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity." - Frank Leahy

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2010
Posts: 122
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 36 [0], given: 17

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2010, 14:53
I'm also strongly considering it. I went to school at UIUC and still have a lot of friends in the area so it would be a good opportunity for me to kill a couple of birds with one stone. If we get enough women gmatclubbers to go maybe we could have a little meet-up as well :)
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2009
Posts: 30
Location: Los Angeles
Schools: Wharton (ding), Kellogg (WL -ding), CBS (ding w/ int), Yale (int invite - ding), Anderson (in), Booth (int invite - ding)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2010, 11:28
MBAgirl2010 wrote:
Ladies, I have a question about hair during interviews. if your hair is longer than shoulder length, how did you wear it during the interviews? Pony tail, bun, down, put up with a clip, etc?


Normally, I have my hair up, but people always comment about what great hair I have. So for my interviews, I have kept my hair down, but I've made sure that I look neat, with no hair in my face. I put product in my hair to make sure that there would be no flyaways or hair in my face.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 02 Dec 2009
Posts: 221
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: University of Michigan Ross/SNRE (Erb Institute)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 50 [0], given: 22

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 08:41
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Jun 2007
Posts: 49
Schools: CMU, Ross, Kellogg, Case, OSU, Stanford, Kelley
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 8 [1] , given: 0

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 09:50
1
This post received
KUDOS
conmisdosmanos wrote:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123202067

discuss?


This is really cool... but obtaining a work visa in France is very difficult compared to the US !
Also we need to know French.

Even if schools give good funding usually students prefer US to France / Europe etc
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2010
Posts: 122
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 36 [1] , given: 17

Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 10:33
1
This post received
KUDOS
I think increasing the representation of women in high-level business positions is an admirable goal, but I don't particularly agree with the way they're going about it. This is just a knee-jerk reaction on my part-but my impression of quota systems is that they create a) bad blood and b) can be abused.

However, it seems like many women who were previously opposed are getting on board and I'll admit that I know little about the political history of France.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 28 Jun 2009
Posts: 456
Location: United States (MA)
Followers: 14

Kudos [?]: 99 [0], given: 46

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 11:03
Hey girls!!

Kudos for strating this thread! add me to the list of Class of 2011
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 02 Dec 2009
Posts: 221
Location: Chicago, IL
Schools: University of Michigan Ross/SNRE (Erb Institute)
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 50 [1] , given: 22

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 11:13
1
This post received
KUDOS
muffeebrown wrote:
I think increasing the representation of women in high-level business positions is an admirable goal, but I don't particularly agree with the way they're going about it. This is just a knee-jerk reaction on my part-but my impression of quota systems is that they create a) bad blood and b) can be abused.

However, it seems like many women who were previously opposed are getting on board and I'll admit that I know little about the political history of France.



Agreed. I am certainly more in favor of women (everyone) attaining these positions based on merit and mutual respect. Such a law could even call worthy candidates into question based on gender. Personally, I hate that being female can give me an edge even as I appreciate it during this application process. It's all part of the huge problem of "creating" equality where it doesn't exist. Is it a necessary evil? I can't tell.
Re: Calling all Female MBA Applicants   [#permalink] 01 Feb 2010, 11:13
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
1 Pepperdine - Calling All MBA Applicants akkane 0 25 Oct 2012, 14:07
Experts publish their posts in the topic Freeman (Tulane) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants souvik101990 2 23 Oct 2012, 09:41
29 Experts publish their posts in the topic Goizueta (Emory) - Calling All 2013 MBA Applicants bb 395 21 Oct 2012, 16:06
1 Marshall MBA.PM 2012 - Calling All Applicants dzyubam 90 08 Sep 2011, 01:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Calling all Female MBA Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9    Next  [ 171 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.