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Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants

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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 10:02
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rouzbie wrote:
I apologize if this has already been asked.

Do the essays have to answer the question in the same order that the question is asked or can I start with part (c) if it's the most effective way to answer part (a)?


Hey rouzbie, I was wondering the same thing. I ended up writing my essay in order (a, b, c) after reading Stacy Blackman's post (Google "stacy blackman nyu stern tuesday tips"). I think what she says makes chronological sense, so I began my essay with a short preview of my lifelong motivations/goals, and then talked about my past choices (academic and professionally), why an MBA and then short- and long-term goals.

Also, Columbia's essay prompt is similar, but in reverse (goals, then why an MBA at Columbia), so NYU might also be wary about students copying over their Columbia essay to apply to NYU. Doing it in the order of NYU's essay prompt might help alleviate that potential concern on NYU's part.


IMO, you should answer in the way that results in the best flow given your particular story. Another consultant has this advice:

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We actually recommend a past, future, present sequence for this essay, because in this case, the most logical approach is to first give context and background about yourself, next describe your goals and then explain why you need the particular school’s resources to achieve those goals. Convincingly explaining why a school’s resources are required to help you achieve your goals would be quite challenging if you have not first stated what those goals are.


This is the approach I have taken.
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 10:23
Thanks. I decided that my essay works better with an introduction to my career goals at the beginning and further emphasis at the end.
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 11:15
In the online app, did you guys list what other schools you are applying to? Should we answer this question, or just leave it blank?
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 11:21
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In the online app, did you guys list what other schools you are applying to? Should we answer this question, or just leave it blank?


I answered it honestly.
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 11:26
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In the online app, did you guys list what other schools you are applying to? Should we answer this question, or just leave it blank?


I left it blank. If it's not required, I don't see a need to answer it.
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 11:32
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I left it blank. If it's not required, I don't see a need to answer it.


Is it optional? I didn't see that. I generally fill out all optional sections anyway :shrug:
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 11:39
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I left it blank. If it's not required, I don't see a need to answer it.


Is it optional? I didn't see that. I generally fill out all optional sections anyway :shrug:


I'm almost certain it was optional. I submitted last week and I wasn't forced to answer it to submit.
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 11:43
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I'm almost certain it was optional. I submitted last week and I wasn't forced to answer it to submit.


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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 15:10
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i started it from a reference point from my deployment, then i connected everything - i tried to focus on a theme, for me my theme was "helping people" it was really basic but i tried to show a pattern of making decisions to help people - join the army - project i did in iraq - consulting / mentoring junior officer -> then tied all that to my short and long term goals as a consultant and then strategic manager

i think its important for the whole essay to flow from a central idea, i think a reference point is a good way to make it more interesting, rather than say:
"I decided to pursue a career as a management consultant"

you could say something like "I had just landed in Japan to lead a team on a very important project to resolve major operational challenges. It was my first time in a lead role and the work I did fueled my passion to develop skills in management, strategy, and operations.."

i dont know something like that maybe, just my 2 cents..


thanks wp06 +1....

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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 19:08
Hey guys getting ready to submit for R1 - quick question: I know Booth gives recommenders a week past the deadline to submit. Does Stern do this as well or is the 15th the final deadline for recommendations?
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 20:26
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Hey guys getting ready to submit for R1 - quick question: I know Booth gives recommenders a week past the deadline to submit. Does Stern do this as well or is the 15th the final deadline for recommendations?



Hoping they give some leeway too - otherwise I'll be standing in my manager's office tomorrow until he submits! It appears as if you can't get past the checklist portion of the online app without selecting "submitted online". Who knows.
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 21:27
I'm in for R1
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2010, 22:50
While submitting the application, can we simply self report GMAT scores or are we suppose to request GMAC to send Stern the score report too?
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 02:40
alright i'm in for R1...jus hit submit today...love the school..loved the sternies i spoke to..lets hope the adcom feels the same way abt me ;)

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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 06:25
Just submitted for R1! WHEW!
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 07:40
Hey guys!
Just submitted R1 to Stern.
Good luck all!
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 08:12
In for R1
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 08:25
Arrrrrrrrrrrrggggghhhhh... file upload error. I'm sure it'll work if I keep trying, but I'm already a little on edge!!!!

edit: ok it worked now. :deep sigh of relief:
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 09:40
Submitted about an hour ago, in for R1.
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Re: Calling All NYU Stern Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 09:55
I've submitted for R1 as well. My second recommender is yet to finish, he shouldn't have any issues submitting even though I have paid for/submitted my app right?
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