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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 07:53
Yeah, this is the kind of exposure that we budding entrepreneurs are hoping to get from the B schools. Nice to see a slight confirmation.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 08:11
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Yeah, this is the kind of exposure that we budding entrepreneurs are hoping to get from the B schools. Nice to see a slight confirmation.


True. I liked that statement that being an entrepreneur is the best way we can get the best out of ourselves (too many bests I know :P )
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 20:05
good to hear SoCal is the place to be for funding. So UCLA's comments about how the whole Entrep/VC is still growing down there is all true. :)

I need to spend more time reading this after I finish my R1 apps!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2007, 20:43
If invited for an interview, in which city would you prefer to be interviewed? (Interview locations will not be finalized until after each application deadline.)

This question is in "Application Information" section.

For this, do we definitely need to select a city?

Unfortunately, there is no city in the list from India. So, Singapore may be the only option.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 16:03
I just saw mNeo's picture of the Sloan building, unfortunately the new building wont be done until 2010 so any of us who manage to get in and go to MIT wont get to enjoy it. By the descriptions its going to be amazing.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 07:52
I have just returned from the MIT on the Road event in Beijing, and the school completely sold itself to me! It is number one on my list now.

I have been to a number of MBA events, and this one was the most useful, best organized, least crowded, most appealing to me.

The presenters and the alums were very approachable, informative, and supportive.
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MIT essay [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:18
these essays are surely weird....they're just too direct with a lot of open space. Does anybody have a hard time finding examples outside of work for these topics?

also, what are they really looking for in these?
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Re: MIT essay [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:37
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these essays are surely weird....they're just too direct with a lot of open space. Does anybody have a hard time finding examples outside of work for these topics?

also, what are they really looking for in these?

i agree. i am doing 3 work, 1 non-work
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:43
I am doing all work as of right now. My non-work ideas suck compared to work so I am going with the strongest examples.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:48
Let me ask this question again. How far into your past are you going for the essays?

I have heard varying opinions on this subject. When I visited MIT, the ad-com said we should stick with the 2 yr limit, then river posted that it was only a guideline and that even 4 years in the past may be acceptable.

Anybody going back beyond 2-3 years?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:58
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Let me ask this question again. How far into your past are you going for the essays?

I have heard varying opinions on this subject. When I visited MIT, the ad-com said we should stick with the 2 yr limit, then river posted that it was only a guideline and that even 4 years in the past may be acceptable.

Anybody going back beyond 2-3 years?

im sticking to 2 years, but during my visit they said it was somewhat flexible.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 17:34
I am sticking to the 2 year limit, its not a hard rule but I think it is definitely to your advantage to follow it. It was going to be a requirement but whoever put the info on their webpage messed up and put it in one spot but not another.

So they WANT it within 2 years but aren't requiring it.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 18:38
The MIT presenter at the yesterday's reception in Beijing said the essay questions were designed to generate very very VERY specific answers.

She also said the cover letter was a really important part of the application.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 18:56
Also, she said they did not really care for the time frame you will be drawing your experiences for the essays from.

They want to know how you "will add to the confusion" at MIT, so you decide what best describes you/answers the questions.

Say, in my case, I absolutely have to talk about my succesful start up company I started at third year in universtiy. I sold it seven years ago, but I am still going to talk about it because this experience shows my entrepreneurial spirit. No way I am going to limit myself with a stupid 2 year *regulation*.

What? Are they going to deny you admission because in your essays you have talked about an earlier period of your life? I cannot imagine an adcom saying "Aghh, this guy's experiences are too outdated... He did not adhere to the two year rule, I am going to ding him for that now!" This is nonsense.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 09:45
In the online app system they specifically ask for your Calculus grade. I have one, which is equivalent to a university grade because I took AP Calculus in High School, and those credits could be transferred to university. However, i majored in Philology/Education so there was no need.

How should I report my score in the application?
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In the online app system they specifically ask for your Calculus grade. I have one, which is equivalent to a university grade because I took AP Calculus in High School, and those credits could be transferred to university. However, i majored in Philology/Education so there was no need.

How should I report my score in the application?


i dont like that question. my only calc class was in my first semester of college, and i got a B. im actually pretty good at math, but it was a really advanced class that was invitation only. hardest math class ive ever taken.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 09:58
Oh I hate that question. My calc grade sucks compared to the higher level math I completed. To see that I got a bad grade in Calc stands out since the specifically ask for that. However, I also took Calc 2, Differential Equations, Engineering Macroecon, Fluid Dynamics, Strengths of Materials, a lot of Physics courses...I know I am strong in enough in quant but that damn grade sticks out like a sore thumb in my application since its singled out.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 10:24
I have just sent them an email about this.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 11:56
Something interesting that I suspect most people on this board would be tickled by! In midst of stealing time away at work to write my MIT essays, I was asked by the my firms's recruitment team if I wanted to go up there to interview a few potential candidates that we're looking to hire! :)

I'm guessing "Also, I interviewed a few students on campus last week..." would be a true differentiator on the essays, eh? ;)

Unfortunately client commitments make it hard for me to actually go do that - maybe I'll go to interview the undergrads later on.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2007, 19:28
riverripper wrote:
sticks out like a sore thumb in my application since its singled out.


I took Calculus on UCB extenion online. Has A :P
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