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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 07:00
you can add me to the friday bloodbath: ding
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 15:43
Got the "ding" from Sloan on Friday. :-(

Good luck to everyone else.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 16:34
Dinged as well. MIT application was my very last one and I felt utterly exhausted at that time which could probably be seen in my essays. Still I am glad I tried. Good luck to those who are still in the race.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 18:21
I'm sorry to hear about those who were dinged - most of you whose posts I remember have real stand up accomplishments, so extrapolating how it turned out for the r1 dings, you should be able to secure a spot in a great school as well! To those on WL - hope is still alive! A poster on BW who attended AdMIT (i wasn't there) shared that most admits he spoke to had offers from other schools, so chin up and good luck!
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 19:59
MIT is a strange beast indeed.

Anyone know how many they took off the waitlist last year?

I was looking at the waitlist chat from last year. From 75 waitlistees to 100-200 (seems like a lot closer to 200) this year with no R1ers seems so weird. What are they doing?
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 20:08
Sorry to hear so many Dings.

Isa, zoiink, here is the R2 consolidated summary based on page 1 and the updates from everyone. Do post this in the first page. I sorted the list in alphabetical order.

R2 – MIT
Total Applicants: 19
Admits: 0 (Not Yet)
Invite to Interview: 2
Dings: 8
Waitlist: 4
Unknown: 4
Withdrawn: 1

appukutty - Waitlist
arshia22 – Ding
asdert – Ding
Coolrun-Ding
dp122008 - ?
DanielPlainview- Ding
foodstamp – Invite to Interview
GandalftheGrey - ?
Hardestadt- Ding
intrinsicreality - ?
labomba – Waitlist
lasttotheparty – Invite to Interview
maidinindya - Waitlist
ma.agrawal – Ding
pguard - Withdrawn
Praz – Waitlist
pursuittowardsmba - ?
sset009 – Ding
Zimzamzum – Ding

Edited 3/10/09 to include Pguard's statu (withdrawn)

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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2009, 21:09
pguard--withdrawn
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2009, 08:06
Had an interview today... Didn't go so hot - I guess I was overwhelmed with nervousness! And the interviewer forgot to ask for my official transcript. I definitely needed some cookie-therapy afterwards...

The interviewer was cordial and definitely wanted to know more about specific things I'd mentioned in my apps and on my resume.

Anyway, here are the questions I remember:
Walk me through your resume
Tell me about something recent at work that you're proud of
Tell me about a piece of feedback you received from a supervisor and how it changed you
Why MBA
Why Sloan
What do you wish you'd been asked
What do you do outside of work


Best of luck to everyone!
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2009, 18:58
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Had an interview today... Didn't go so hot - I guess I was overwhelmed with nervousness! And the interviewer forgot to ask for my official transcript. I definitely needed some cookie-therapy afterwards...

The interviewer was cordial and definitely wanted to know more about specific things I'd mentioned in my apps and on my resume.

Anyway, here are the questions I remember:
Walk me through your resume
Tell me about something recent at work that you're proud of
Tell me about a piece of feedback you received from a supervisor and how it changed you
Why MBA
Why Sloan
What do you wish you'd been asked
What do you do outside of work


Best of luck to everyone!


I'm sure you did fine, no worries. I find that those who claim they had a great interview always seem to be explaining away a rejection. And the rest of us have just average interviews. :)
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 23:54
wanted to share this ... cool stuff

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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2009, 06:36
Two more weeks... ugh.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2009, 21:50
I need some inputs based on my interview ...

On the day of the interview, I called the Hotel early in the morning to confirm my Interview. However a record of this interview was not on their roster. Apprehensive about the interview location and considering that there was a prior change in interview location from Place A to this hotel which was communicated to me by email, I reached an hour early after driving 50 miles. For the next 50 minutes, I checked multiple times with the front lobby but still a record of the interview still didnt exist. I contacted MIT admissions office inbetween who contacted the interviewer and confirmed the location. A person working for the hotel confirmed the interview just 5 minutes before the scheduled appointment. I am not clear if this person in the hotel failed to include this in the roster. I wonder why this process was not automated. Considering how selective MIT Sloan is for interview, I was anxious and did not want to miss this interview by not being in the right location at the right time and felt nervous during this time. Obviously I didnt perform as well as I had hoped to. I missed out even basic facts that I had met the interviewer a couple of times earlier etc.

Over the last few months, I deliberated whether to bring this to MIT's attention. I didnt want to appear as complaining but at the same time I felt disadvantaged by the interview scheduling process and had to unnecessarily go out of my way to confirm the location instead of composing myself and my thoughts before an important interview.

What are your thoughts? Should I let MIT know?
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 00:17
I mentioned this confusion to the interviewer at the start of the interview. The interviewer mentioned that while the interviews in the last two days were conducted at a well known Place A (office not hotel), since there were only two interviews on the day I interviewed, the interview location was changed from place A to the hotel at which the interviewer stayed so that it was convenient for the interviewer. I didnt want to dwell on this further for obvious reasons and wanted to get on with my interview. I feel that at the least the location should be clear and without ambiguity.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 00:19
No, that's a weak excuse at best. If you can't handle interview pressure like that, how are you expected to handle the real-world? I would not bring it up to their attention.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Mar 2009, 06:39
poochandi wrote:
I need some inputs based on my interview ...
Over the last few months, I deliberated whether to bring this to MIT's attention. I didnt want to appear as complaining but at the same time I felt disadvantaged by the interview scheduling process and had to unnecessarily go out of my way to confirm the location instead of composing myself and my thoughts before an important interview.

What are your thoughts? Should I let MIT know?


I would be wary of calling MIT about that. Last thing you want is to call unnecessary attention to the negative aspects of your interview. It sounds like you did all the right things from your side prior to the interview in confirming the location, the interviewer, etc and since it happened on time...from MIT's perspective, it could sound as though you're complaining? I (personally) wouldn't call MIT about this.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 16:19
poochandi wrote:
I need some inputs based on my interview ...

On the day of the interview, I called the Hotel early in the morning to confirm my Interview. However a record of this interview was not on their roster. Apprehensive about the interview location and considering that there was a prior change in interview location from Place A to this hotel which was communicated to me by email, I reached an hour early after driving 50 miles. For the next 50 minutes, I checked multiple times with the front lobby but still a record of the interview still didnt exist. I contacted MIT admissions office inbetween who contacted the interviewer and confirmed the location. A person working for the hotel confirmed the interview just 5 minutes before the scheduled appointment. I am not clear if this person in the hotel failed to include this in the roster. I wonder why this process was not automated. Considering how selective MIT Sloan is for interview, I was anxious and did not want to miss this interview by not being in the right location at the right time and felt nervous during this time. Obviously I didnt perform as well as I had hoped to. I missed out even basic facts that I had met the interviewer a couple of times earlier etc.

Over the last few months, I deliberated whether to bring this to MIT's attention. I didnt want to appear as complaining but at the same time I felt disadvantaged by the interview scheduling process and had to unnecessarily go out of my way to confirm the location instead of composing myself and my thoughts before an important interview.

What are your thoughts? Should I let MIT know?


Definitely don't call them. You mentioned the confusion at the interview itself and bringing it up again will only draw attention to it. MIT also changed my interview the week of. In my case it was the date/time, and not the location. Maybe they do a stress test? Just a thought.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Apr 2009, 21:12
lars23, isa, BigBad: Thanks a lots for the nice tips. I am keeping my fingers crossed for next week.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2009, 19:44
foodstamp and appukutty: Congrats on your HBS and Stanford admits respectively.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2009, 10:35
Looks like MIT started calling people!

I am in! :) My decision just got harder.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2009, 10:38
foodstamp wrote:
Looks like MIT started calling people!

I am in! :) My decision just got harder.


Congrats, stamp. That completes a very impressive rd2 app season. Nicely done.
Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants!   [#permalink] 03 Apr 2009, 10:38
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