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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 03:10
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Anybody think it's a really bad idea to say I applied Columbia ED and was denied after an interview in that section of the Stern application that asks about where else I'm applying?

Or should I just tell them Cornell Johnson and UVa Darden? Or say nothing at all?

Ideally I'd like to be completely honest so I'm overanalyzing this for sure, but also not certain what admissions is looking to find out here.



this question was asked at the Stern Reception I attended. The adcom said its only to guage Stern's rep and standing compared to other schools. Its fine if u leave it blank as well. I asked the same to an alum and he pretty much said the same thing.

Though I do not think you need to mention ur ding at all! Just Johnson and Darden is good.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2008, 20:13
Just put where you have applied. People choose Stern over Columbia every year, and I am sure they see it as a regular data point. It is just for information on where they are perceived.

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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2008, 04:19
Hey guys,

I decided that I'm going to apply to Stern after all. I think that I'm going to sit in on a class next week. Has anyone sat in on a class? Any recommendations?

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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2008, 06:35
Just curious, do you guys think it's OK to write an essay for Essay #3 but also insert pictures into the document. Or is words-only the safest way to go?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2008, 07:25
I think a lot of folks do a traditional essay with images, sonibubu. So if you think images would give your essay a bit more "oomph" - by all means go for it. It's been done before.

Now to go back to thinking about Essay 2(b)... :?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2008, 17:50
Question for everyone....with short-term aims to get into MC, do you think this would be looked upon as a bad "fit" for NYU if I write about those goals in my essay? Should I instead try to create a story about wanting to get into finance instead (in reality, I very well may change my mind and start in finance) to show better fit?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2008, 18:31
Whatever makes for a more compelling "Why MBA?" argument, glettian. There's obviously several folks at Stern who have no intentions of going into finance, and yet fit in perfectly well into the NYU community and enjoy the academic experience.

In fact, I hope to be one of them myself.

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Question for everyone....with short-term aims to get into MC, do you think this would be looked upon as a bad "fit" for NYU if I write about those goals in my essay? Should I instead try to create a story about wanting to get into finance instead (in reality, I very well may change my mind and start in finance) to show better fit?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2008, 23:46
Thanks Solaris!

Another question for anyone...I know this has probably been rehashed endlessly in other threads, but for Stern specifically, anyone have insight into how they view word limits? I'm about 50 words overboard on essay #1 (with a 750-limit), and would hate to have to take out anything.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 03:25
Well, they clearly say "750 words maximum" as opposed to making it a "recommended" or "suggested" word limit, so I would try to bring down that word count a bit.

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Thanks Solaris!

Another question for anyone...I know this has probably been rehashed endlessly in other threads, but for Stern specifically, anyone have insight into how they view word limits? I'm about 50 words overboard on essay #1 (with a 750-limit), and would hate to have to take out anything.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 04:09
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Question for everyone....with short-term aims to get into MC, do you think this would be looked upon as a bad "fit" for NYU if I write about those goals in my essay? Should I instead try to create a story about wanting to get into finance instead (in reality, I very well may change my mind and start in finance) to show better fit?


I wrote about pursing MC, but am now full-fledged into Investment Banking. If you are undecided, go with what makes the best case for why Stern and why a MBA.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2008, 18:30
So I went on a tour of Stern this afternoon and sat in on a class (Mathematics of Investing). I was really impressed by the school. I just got a really great feeling from all the students that I met there. They all seemed really smart, but in a really approachable and laid-back way. I also got the impression that the career office is really thorough there. The class I sat in on was a straight finance course but the prof. had a good sense of humor. He was an old New Yorker...seemed like he knew his stuff. I enjoyed it.

Though my primary focus right now is on social enterprise, I was really intrigued by their entertainment business concentration. I'm going to have to take a class or two in that if I go there. Anyway, it was a really positive experience and I'm much more motivated now to work on my Stern app.

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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2008, 06:40
I'm strongly considering applying to Stern in R2, and I want to schedule a visit before classes end (12/5 I think). Does anybody have any recommendations for reasonable places to stay and the best day to visit? I assume they don't have classes on Friday and there is a happy hour thing on Thursday...if that is the case, I could fly in on Wednesday evening, visit Thursday and fly back Friday.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2008, 19:20
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So I went on a tour of Stern this afternoon and sat in on a class (Mathematics of Investing). I was really impressed by the school. I just got a really great feeling from all the students that I met there. They all seemed really smart, but in a really approachable and laid-back way. I also got the impression that the career office is really thorough there. The class I sat in on was a straight finance course but the prof. had a good sense of humor. He was an old New Yorker...seemed like he knew his stuff. I enjoyed it.

Though my primary focus right now is on social enterprise, I was really intrigued by their entertainment business concentration. I'm going to have to take a class or two in that if I go there. Anyway, it was a really positive experience and I'm much more motivated now to work on my Stern app.


Ha! I met Lerverandon! Without knowing he was even here!

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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2008, 10:53
Hi All,

I am going to Stern on 11/11. Anybody else going that day...

was curious if any ambassador is available to host or meet for a coffee/chat? I will be reaching around 12:15 on campus (flying from Chicago)....

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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2008, 14:55
Hmm. Tuesdays aren't my day. Monday & Wednesday are my big days for doing the prospective stuff (plus Friday). I might be about, but... well... I can't really work out my schedule right now.

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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2008, 08:10
Does anyone know if NYU allows a buffer for recommenders to submit their recs, or are they due strictly at the due time?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2008, 11:31
Can't think they would say they'll move you to R2 if you submit your R1 application on time and the recommendations come in a day or two later. But you should probably let them know in advance if you anticipate this happening.

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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2008, 20:57
Hi 3underscore,

Thanks for your response. I will look forward for your further response. However, can you put me in touch with someone who would be there on TUE?

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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 07:56
Did anyone figure out a nice way to list the "activities" and "achievements" section in the application form? No matter how I format it in the box, it always show up as one massive line in the preview.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 18:20
What is degree conferred date:

1. Date you became the candiate for degree or
2. date you actually recieved your degree?

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