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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2011, 01:30
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I got the call i am in after being waitlisted since the first round ... now comes the decision time anyone have any advice about either going to Georgetown vs WashU(olin) ... I really liked Olin when I visited there but feel like Georgetown would have more recruiting opportunities based on location. I am interested in either Consulting or Banking.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2011, 05:55
I am actually choosing Gtown over UNC. Even though UNC may be higher ranked, I have talked to several ppl in NYC who talk highly of Gtown's reputation in IB and I prefer going to a school in a big city since I went to a rural town for undergrad.

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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2011, 07:05
I think youre right inwith the recruiting opportunities at gtown v olin being better
consulting is big there and IB is do able.
Olin b/c of its location and size suffers in these fields and most of the legwork will need to be done by the students themselves. That, said, for IB you will be going to NYC every other week at least from either school. Gtown of course makes that much easier. Consulting is BIG in DC, but its mostly federal consulting, which IMO if your after strategy/mgmt can be very boring.

DC is a fun place, with those goals I would pick Gtown. Olin is a wonderful program though. They are very close
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2011, 07:08
R3 Applicant here. I got the "good news" call yesterday at around 12:30 p.m. Eastern. I was actually in the air, on the way home from a business trip, so I missed it. I got the email five minutes after I landed, at around 4:55 p.m.

I have yet to decide if I am going to matriculate, as I have been put on the WL by my number one school.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 14 May 2011, 09:00
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I am actually choosing Gtown over UNC. Even though UNC may be higher ranked, I have talked to several ppl in NYC who talk highly of Gtown's reputation in IB and I prefer going to a school in a big city since I went to a rural town for undergrad.

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I was accepted off the w/l yesterday and am deciding between unc and gtown. I'd like to get into consulting in the dc area, so I'm wondering if where I might be able to find the specific recruiting/employment results for that industry in the dc area.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2011, 04:55
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wahoo2006 wrote:
I am actually choosing Gtown over UNC. Even though UNC may be higher ranked, I have talked to several ppl in NYC who talk highly of Gtown's reputation in IB and I prefer going to a school in a big city since I went to a rural town for undergrad.

Hope that helps.


I was accepted off the w/l yesterday and am deciding between unc and gtown. I'd like to get into consulting in the dc area, so I'm wondering if where I might be able to find the specific recruiting/employment results for that industry in the dc area.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=georgetown+univers ... ent+report

As a DC resident, I can tell you that Gtown is well respected in this area. If you want to go to consulting in the DC area, Gtown can make that happen. You may need to set your sights beyond McKinsey, Bain and BCG but otherwise, sure.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2011, 06:07
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wahoo2006 wrote:
I am actually choosing Gtown over UNC. Even though UNC may be higher ranked, I have talked to several ppl in NYC who talk highly of Gtown's reputation in IB and I prefer going to a school in a big city since I went to a rural town for undergrad.

Hope that helps.


I was accepted off the w/l yesterday and am deciding between unc and gtown. I'd like to get into consulting in the dc area, so I'm wondering if where I might be able to find the specific recruiting/employment results for that industry in the dc area.


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=georgetown+univers ... ent+report

As a DC resident, I can tell you that Gtown is well respected in this area. If you want to go to consulting in the DC area, Gtown can make that happen. You may need to set your sights beyond McKinsey, Bain and BCG but otherwise, sure.


I meant beyond the employment records officially released by the school. Thanks for taking the time to put together the let me google that for you link though.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 15 May 2011, 08:14
^^^ well what are you looking for? you're not getting anything super specific unless you call career services. Since you're an admit they would be happy to help.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 11:02
A friend of mine who is a currently a 1st year student told me there were a multiple FT offers (3-4) given out by McKinsey this year.

I don't have any other details behind this (office location, salaries, etc) but he mentioned that this was the first time this has happened for Gtown.

Random fact but this is definitely something you cannot get from the employment reports.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 16 May 2011, 22:19
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A friend of mine who is a currently a 1st year student told me there were a multiple FT offers (3-4) given out by McKinsey this year.

I don't have any other details behind this (office location, salaries, etc) but he mentioned that this was the first time this has happened for Gtown.

Random fact but this is definitely something you cannot get from the employment reports.


Similarly, I was told good things with regards to I-banking recruiting at Gtown this year. As expected, private equity recruiting was said to be much more difficult.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2011, 12:48
With regards to the MBAMath requirement - I already have an account that I purchased on my own to prepare for the fall. Can I use my scores from that to pass the requirement? If one of my scores is too low, can I re-take that particular part of the course to raise it?
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 17 May 2011, 16:08
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With regards to the MBAMath requirement - I already have an account that I purchased on my own to prepare for the fall. Can I use my scores from that to pass the requirement? If one of my scores is too low, can I re-take that particular part of the course to raise it?


Once admitted the adcom seems pretty approachable and reasonable so I would be shocked if they didn't accept those scores and/or let you retake certain sections.

I would give them a holler and inquire.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 20 May 2011, 15:08
Kilian wrote:
With regards to the MBAMath requirement - I already have an account that I purchased on my own to prepare for the fall. Can I use my scores from that to pass the requirement? If one of my scores is too low, can I re-take that particular part of the course to raise it?


Yes, you can use your existing MBA Math scores to satisfy Georgetown's requirement. I did the same thing when applying last year. I believe the MBA Math requirement is handled by PJ Grana in MBA Student Services (pjg46@georgetown.edu).
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 23 May 2011, 23:25
Georgetown's business school has announced their new dean as David A. Thomas, professor and former associate dean of Harvard Business School. Prior to Harvard he taught at Wharton.

Seems like exciting times at GTown

http://www.georgetown.edu/story/newmsbdean.html
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 24 May 2011, 12:11
I got an interview for the Evening MBA program. Very surprising since my GMAT was lower than the 80% range, but I realize an interview is hardly acceptance. My resume was very strong, as were my GPA and recommendations. However, I am torn between schools. Assuming G'town says yes, I have a tough decision, and I would appreciate any input.

I have been accepted to American (Kogod) with a sizable ($18.5K) scholarship. I really like the small class sizes, availability of faculty and staff, the very active Alumni, the proactive Career Center, and the "hyper-cooperative" environment of Kogod. I have attended several AU events and really love the school.

That said, I love the Georgetown prestige. McDonough School of Business is much bigger, though the Evening Program is a 60 person cohort. I am pretty sure I will be competing in a pool of sharks for the available resources (faculty, staff, career center, recruiting opportunities, etc).

Of course, they might just tell me to pound sand and re-take my GMAT at the interview, so I may be toiling for naught!

Thoughts?
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 24 May 2011, 12:17
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I got an interview for the Evening MBA program. Very surprising since my GMAT was lower than the 80% range, but I realize an interview is hardly acceptance. My resume was very strong, as were my GPA and recommendations. However, I am torn between schools. Assuming G'town says yes, I have a tough decision, and I would appreciate any input.

I have been accepted to American (Kogod) with a sizable ($18.5K) scholarship. I really like the small class sizes, availability of faculty and staff, the very active Alumni, the proactive Career Center, and the "hyper-cooperative" environment of Kogod. I have attended several AU events and really love the school.

That said, I love the Georgetown prestige. McDonough School of Business is much bigger, though the Evening Program is a 60 person cohort. I am pretty sure I will be competing in a pool of sharks for the available resources (faculty, staff, career center, recruiting opportunities, etc).

Of course, they might just tell me to pound sand and re-take my GMAT at the interview, so I may be toiling for naught!

Thoughts?

I would go for Georgetown...the scholarship money is good, but in the long run, it prob won't matter much, whereas the name recognition of Georgetown will be with you forever.

And sure, Gtown may be more competitive (not sure if its a tank of sharks as you claim) but that competitiveness will only make you work harder and be more successful.

In the end, its about choosing the school that will best allow you to achieve your goals...
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 25 May 2011, 06:39
Thanks for the reply Xeon216. I am seriously struggling with this decision. I have a non-traditional background...25 years in the Military...so my resume is full of experience. I have no doubt that I will do well in school, however, I really want to enjoy it as well.

I guess I am faced with the age-old question...Does the B-school really matter? Kogod has a great reputation in the DC area, but can't really compete with the Georgetown brand. But it's the person, not the school, who gets the job in the end.

Tough decision!
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 26 May 2011, 04:17
I am admitted to Georgetown and USC full-time MBA but I want to hear your thoughts before I make a decision.

I am an international applicant with 3 years work experience. Post-MBA I want to work in management consultancy. I have no ties with any of these two places so both schools are equal for me. Which one is more respected in USA and which one would provide me more opportunities to find a job?

Thanks and good luck to all wait listed applicants!
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 26 May 2011, 07:14
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I am admitted to Georgetown and USC full-time MBA but I want to hear your thoughts before I make a decision.

I am an international applicant with 3 years work experience. Post-MBA I want to work in management consultancy. I have no ties with any of these two places so both schools are equal for me. Which one is more respected in USA and which one would provide me more opportunities to find a job?

Thanks and good luck to all wait listed applicants!


USC is the better ranked school and IMO is in a better area. Both are good schools, though. If I was in at USC and Georgetown, I would go to USC.
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Re: Calling All Georgetown 2011 Applicants (Updated) [#permalink] New post 26 May 2011, 07:41
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I am admitted to Georgetown and USC full-time MBA but I want to hear your thoughts before I make a decision.

I am an international applicant with 3 years work experience. Post-MBA I want to work in management consultancy. I have no ties with any of these two places so both schools are equal for me. Which one is more respected in USA and which one would provide me more opportunities to find a job?

Thanks and good luck to all wait listed applicants!


Splendido,

First, congrats on being admitted to both schools. I think you will be happy wherever you go. In terms of reputation and job opportunities, I think you will discover that it is very even amongst those schools and generally all MBA programs outside the top 5. Your chances of finding the job you want will rest largely on your shoulders so IMO this decision comes down LOCATION!

- If you want to work/live anywhere on the East Coast, there is no question that you should go to Georgetown

- If you want to work/live anywhere on the West Coast, there is no question that you should go to USC

- If you do not know where you want to live, the best thing you can do is look at the qualities of each school that attracted you to apply in the first place and decide which factors are most important to you.

Both schools have good brands nationally, but job placement will be extremely biased to their respective locations. Good luck and let us know what you decide!
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