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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 06:55
Thanks NC, dabots!
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 07:23
ncprasad wrote:
Adding to what kwam said, MIT ad-com said that they dont care if you have a well-defined career goal or not. So, ya, you only need to touch upon them briefly. However, if you have a fairly defined goal with convincing experiences to back up "why?", it will still be an advantage to elaborate about them.
Julie Strong talked about the same thing in Beijing. They do not believe in post-MBA goals that much, because over 70% of students do not follow their goals. They believe in the career-altering experience that comes with business school education.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 13:49
Guys I think I'm done with MIT essays, now going for revision!

It was really tough, well not as tough as GSB's slides, and I don't think it is perfect, but I'm running out of time as bacause of professional issues from thursday to monday I won't be able to review it.

Good Luck everyone!
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 15:19
OK Guys. With just a week left for the deadline, time for a quick essay roll call.

Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling :(
Others - ?
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 15:21
Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 15:30
Kwam - Done with them
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CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editting), cover letter not started, optional complete
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 21:02
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 22:15
First up respect to Kwam, ncp and xerox......thanks guys - tis things like these that I love abt gmatclub, sniff sniff. No seriously - appreciate you guys taking the time out - I am gonna bolster my why MIT - an I do have some very good reasons for MIT actually.

next up adding to the roll call

Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editting), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 22:20
A warning regarding LOR's

Spoke to the Adcom regarding me submitting an additional LOR - she said that they only look at TWO - an those are selected at random. Bottom line, whoever had registered three/four recommenders delete all but two - they do accept additional recos if you are waitlisted
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 23:17
next up adding to the roll call

Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editing), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
aurobindo - Essays written (editing), cover letter written (editing). Targeting R1. Most probably make it.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2007, 23:37
Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editing), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
aurobindo - Essays written (editing), cover letter written (editing). Targeting R1. Most probably make it.
collegesenior - Starting on essays. Made broad plan for each. Apping in R1.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 07:29
I am trying to figure out the format for my cover letter. Looking for some opinions. Should I stick with the standard format

Date
Address

Dear, Mr X

All my wonderful content

Sincerely
RR
my address


Or just start with Dear, ignoring the addresses at the top and bottom.

Also are you counting all the words or just the words in the body of the text. 500 words is pretty tight so I dont want to waste 50 words with non-value added fluff.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 07:42
river, your format looks fine. The 500 word limit is for the body of the letter. The addresses dont count towards the limit. Some one who is an ex-adcom at MIT told me this.
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2007, 19:04
Are you guys including the question at the top of your essays or can the document contain the essays alone? With the question at top, my essays span 2 pages. I dont want ad-com to think I exceeded the limits too much.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 03:27
Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - Still editing and struggling
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editing), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
aurobindo - Essays written (editing), cover letter written (editing). Targeting R1. Most probably make it.
collegesenior - Starting on essays. Made broad plan for each. Apping in R1.
Toploader - Cover letter 75%, 2 x 75% done, 2 x 0% done but I just had an epiphany on the topic... going to pound it out right now.

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 04:20
ncprasad wrote:
Are you guys including the question at the top of your essays or can the document contain the essays alone? With the question at top, my essays span 2 pages. I dont want ad-com to think I exceeded the limits too much.


I'm including the question... not sure though if it's necessary
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 06:28
Kwam - Done with them
ncprasad - For better or worse, I am done with them. Reviewing 1 final time.
CookieMonster - still working on essay OUTLINES.
riverripper - Essays written (editing), cover letter not started, optional complete
sangoman - Essays 2 frozen, two semi solid , cover letter and optional essay not started
aurobindo - Essays written (editing), cover letter written (editing). Targeting R1. Most probably make it.
collegesenior - Starting on essays. Made broad plan for each. Apping in R1.
DrivinWest - Cover letter 75%, 2 x 75% done, 2 x 0% done but I just had an epiphany on the topic... going to pound it out right now.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 06:32
kwam wrote:
ncprasad wrote:
Are you guys including the question at the top of your essays or can the document contain the essays alone? With the question at top, my essays span 2 pages. I dont want ad-com to think I exceeded the limits too much.


I'm including the question... not sure though if it's necessary


Not necessary, but am doing it in the header......problem with MIT's essay topis is that they are so close that you can easily interchange some essays an topics......would rather not take a chance on that
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 13:24
One of my recommenders who is writing both my MIT and Ross LORs is leaving for vacation this Sunday. He hasnt even confirmed his email registration. When I call him, it goes to his VM. I am REALLY freaking out :cry:
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2007, 13:28
Hell .. these recommenders are turning out to be such dangerous beings. I hope you get in touch with him and get everything sorted, prasad!
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