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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2008, 11:41
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By the way, did Stern stop offering class visits and lunches with current students for Fall 2009? The application has gone live, but none of this appears on the admissions website anymore. I swear it was still around during the summer.

That's not good.

Also, anyone here think it's worthwhile to mention the names of Langone alumni you've spoken to while researching academics at Stern?


My guess would be that they haven't set up the process yet. From what I remember, they didn't offer a lunch, but a coffee.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2008, 14:53
Does NYU do an official (a la KWEST@Kellogg) or unofficial (like Columbia's "World Tour") pre-MBA trip for the incoming class?
I know I'm getting ahead of myself here, but I was just curious.

Also, any ideas on whether submitting before the R1 deadline will lead to a somewhat faster turnaround on the interview/ding notification? From what I can gather, an interview invite is a huge thing and most people interviewed end up getting offers. True?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2008, 15:29
Solaris - No, they don't. Maybe they don't want to add $3k to the bill upfront, but I have never been certain why not. Summer Start might be part of the reason (it would force them out of those events)
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2008, 15:34
Thanks 3underscore, you've got a PM by the way. :)
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2008, 06:31
For any minorities, they are now taking applications for the Discover Stern Weekend and the deadline is September 5th. I attended last year and it is really a great event and gives ample opportunity to interact with the admissions officers, current students and faculty. It's 3 days long and each day is full of events. Last year a bunch of students even hosted a party at a decent nightclub in NY and you really got the chance to hang out with them outside of school. So if you want something beyond the typical school and class visit this is definitely it.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2008, 07:01
FYI,

I'm a first year MBA going through recruiting right now....here are my limited tips available to you for

*Minorities should consider applying through Consortium since you can get accepted and possible a full scholarship. (also can apply to other schools too very cheaply.)

*Career switchers should look at the Industry Mentoring Initiative program (http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/initiatives/imi.cfm?doc_id=6912). You are paired with a profession in the field usually at a pretty good firm/bank.

*Management Consulting should look at Stern Consulting Corps. Team with a firm during the 2nd semester. The benefits you'll reap are usually too late to make it into your recruiting calendar but you'll be better prepared for your summer internship opportunity.

*Marketing/Brand Management/EMT is huge here...LA treks (twice a year I believe) and a very active club.

Also, some interesting points...

*All students are organized into blocks with assigned core class study groups.
*Clubs meet during lunch to prepare students for recruiting and also hold brown bag sessions with top firms/companies who recruit on campus
*Stern conducts interviews (IB especially) before second semester starts...huge advantage in my opinion.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2008, 20:45
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In your essay 1, are you addressing the Why Stern? question anywhere? Their essay asks for a why mba, but they dont seem to be interested in the why stern aspect of things..is that bettern answered by question 2a?

Where do you state what classes you want to take, programs you want to participate in..?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2008, 21:07
navy01 wrote:
FYI,

I'm a first year MBA going through recruiting right now....here are my limited tips available to you for

*Minorities should consider applying through Consortium since you can get accepted and possible a full scholarship. (also can apply to other schools too very cheaply.)

*Career switchers should look at the Industry Mentoring Initiative program (http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/initiatives/imi.cfm?doc_id=6912). You are paired with a profession in the field usually at a pretty good firm/bank.

*Management Consulting should look at Stern Consulting Corps. Team with a firm during the 2nd semester. The benefits you'll reap are usually too late to make it into your recruiting calendar but you'll be better prepared for your summer internship opportunity.

*Marketing/Brand Management/EMT is huge here...LA treks (twice a year I believe) and a very active club.

Also, some interesting points...

*All students are organized into blocks with assigned core class study groups.
*Clubs meet during lunch to prepare students for recruiting and also hold brown bag sessions with top firms/companies who recruit on campus
*Stern conducts interviews (IB especially) before second semester starts...huge advantage in my opinion.

Great info!

Congrats again on making it in off the WL!!! Hope Stern is treating you well and keep us posted on your progress.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 07:20
So where's everybody? I presume the late R1 due date is the reason for the lull in the Stern thread.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 07:25
kidderek wrote:
So where's everybody? I presume the late R1 due date is the reason for the lull in the Stern thread.


I'm in for RD1 but as you mentioned it's pretty late, so I'm focused on most of the October apps right now.
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 08:02
I'm starting to think about the essays - 2(b) is really giving me a hard time. Last year's thread seemed to suggest that submitting before the actual deadlines resulted in a somewhat quicker decision. I am going to try and target submission by November 1.

Kidderek, are you trying Cornell again this year?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 08:19
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I'm starting to think about the essays - 2(b) is really giving me a hard time. Last year's thread seemed to suggest that submitting before the actual deadlines resulted in a somewhat quicker decision. I am going to try and target submission by November 1.

Kidderek, are you trying Cornell again this year?


No, Cornell can kiss my a$$. hahaha

I think I'm going to apply to my one and only love, Stern.

As for essay 2b, I'm going to write one sentence on it; I'll spend another 470 words on how much I love Stern. I hope that works!
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 18:17
So does Stern review applications and release decisions on a rolling basis or not? :stupid
This "Admissions Tip" from their website, seems to suggest that they do.

"Because NYU Stern follows a rolling notification process, you should request your official transcript(s), translations and/or degree conferral(s) early in the application process, before you are invited to interview."

I interpret that to mean that there is indeed a relative advantage to applying before November 15. Am I mistaken?

http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/admissions/full ... oc_id=7465
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 18:20
If any of you are just starting your essays, buy Paul Bodines' "Great Application Essays for Business Schools." I picked this book up when I was waitlisted and figured I'd start on my reapp and although I didn't get to use it, I think it is great and am keeping it as a reference for my scholarship essays I'll need to write again. This is perfect for Q1.

As for the second essay, I feel that you'll need to tie them together somehow. What is your experience and what have you learned means you need to be reflective about your interactions with the community. Here are some hints about what I took out of orientation about what makes Stern different (by what they stressed to us in orientation)
*Stern stresses that it is different from other business schools because people are coolaborative and not cut-throat, especially in recruiting.
*Stern stresses understanding and accepting different cultures/personalities and being culturally sensitive. This can be seen by the 40% women compared to most schools that have 30%. Stern also has the typical 30% interntaional + ??%US minorities.
*Stern facilitates a close-knit community hence the amount of effort they have put into orientation, the SWAP network (stern network to access alumni), and upgrades to facilities to allow space for group work (if you have never been to NYC, you won't understand how great the facilities are!!!)

So the second part is constructive criticism. I don't know but being able to turn a negative into a positive which shows your experience in one of the Stern differentiators would sounds pretty good to me if I was reading it. And it would tie your two questions together in. Anyway, I think the second part needs to be very short on the description and tons on the what you learn + how that'll make Stern strong or make you a better fit.

Good luck all!!!
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 18:24
Stern is semi-rolling in that they'll give you an initial notification deadline but they'll review the applicants in the order received so if you submit it earlier, you should get feedback before the deadline. Of course there are outliers on both ends.

FYI if you are submitting a transcript under your maiden name you need to notify them otherwise they'll toss it and you'll move to the back of the pile...and they won't tell you this until about 2 months after you submit it.
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Re: [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 19:31
Great tips! Thanks for sharing this.

navy01 wrote:
If any of you are just starting your essays, buy Paul Bodines' "Great Application Essays for Business Schools." I picked this book up when I was waitlisted and figured I'd start on my reapp and although I didn't get to use it, I think it is great and am keeping it as a reference for my scholarship essays I'll need to write again. This is perfect for Q1.

As for the second essay, I feel that you'll need to tie them together somehow. What is your experience and what have you learned means you need to be reflective about your interactions with the community. Here are some hints about what I took out of orientation about what makes Stern different (by what they stressed to us in orientation)
*Stern stresses that it is different from other business schools because people are coolaborative and not cut-throat, especially in recruiting.
*Stern stresses understanding and accepting different cultures/personalities and being culturally sensitive. This can be seen by the 40% women compared to most schools that have 30%. Stern also has the typical 30% interntaional + ??%US minorities.
*Stern facilitates a close-knit community hence the amount of effort they have put into orientation, the SWAP network (stern network to access alumni), and upgrades to facilities to allow space for group work (if you have never been to NYC, you won't understand how great the facilities are!!!)

So the second part is constructive criticism. I don't know but being able to turn a negative into a positive which shows your experience in one of the Stern differentiators would sounds pretty good to me if I was reading it. And it would tie your two questions together in. Anyway, I think the second part needs to be very short on the description and tons on the what you learn + how that'll make Stern strong or make you a better fit.

Good luck all!!!
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2008, 11:37
Man! first Fuqua, now Stern. What's up with schools asking what other schools I'm applying to right on the application?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2008, 06:55
Have they opened up class visits yet?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2008, 08:28
Don't think so. I really want to crash Beer Blast one Thursday night before I turn in my application, too.
3underscore/navy01/jsnooky33 - play host? :wink:

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Have they opened up class visits yet?
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Re: Calling all NYU Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2008, 12:26
solaris1 wrote:
From what I can gather, an interview invite is a huge thing and most people interviewed end up getting offers. True?


I think this is a bit of a misconception. It is true that a larger than normal percentage of interviewees get accepted than other schools (less people to interview). But, I think the number is somewhere between 60 and 70%. So, congrats if you get an interview, but it hardly means you're in.
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