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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 15:11
Thanks for the feedback! I also couldn't make it and would love to hear about peoples' experiences.

I am sure that you heard about a lot of Ross resources. Anything in particular that was new and exciting? Also I am leaning heavily towards Ross, so I am sorry I didn't make it to GBR, but would you recommend anything that we could do to sort of "catch up" on info that we didn't get? Hope that makes sense!


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Can anyone who was at GBR give a run down as to how it went?? I wasn't able to make it due to work constraints, but still want to hear about what people thought of it.


I think most people enjoyed it. It was fun and there were a lot of activities going on throughout the day. We ate in the Big house (football Stadium) and even got to walk through the locker room, tunnel, and onto the field.

Every night there was an opportunity to go out and partake in tomfoolery with some pretty cool people. Everyone I met was genuinely friendly and interested in meeting others. People were accomplishment and interesting but no one was posturing or trying to sound like they were the greatest thing since sliced bread (there might be a few of those but 90-99% of the people didn't).

I was 90% sure I would attend when I went to GBR. At GBR, I drank the kool-aid and I liked it so now I'm 100% committed (as soon as I plunk down the deposit).
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 15:17
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Thanks for the feedback! I also couldn't make it and would love to hear about peoples' experiences.

I am sure that you heard about a lot of Ross resources. Anything in particular that was new and exciting? Also I am leaning heavily towards Ross, so I am sorry I didn't make it to GBR, but would you recommend anything that we could do to sort of "catch up" on info that we didn't get? Hope that makes sense!

It was fun but they lay it on THICK, which is to be expected during a sell weekend. Lots of "show me how you're feeling by a round of applause" and "go blue" stuff, which personally got a little tiring by the end. It was a great experience overall, though, and really from a school perspective there was probably no new information that you have missed to this point. I was most interested in meeting my future classmates and current 1st years it seemed like a fun group.
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 15:37
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 15:38
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 16:00
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Can anyone who was at GBR give a run down as to how it went?? I wasn't able to make it due to work constraints, but still want to hear about what people thought of it.

There were some bits that I found informative (really enjoyed the strategy professor's mini-class; the panels were good), but I don't think that anything was 'revealed' to GBR attendees that cannot be found in the admit package or on the web. What I found really valuable was all of the time spent at social events with admits and current students. I walked away pretty pleased with the community.
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2012, 17:31
Last session was way too long on Fri, but the closing speaker made up for it.

Big house was a nice touch, including the photo op on the field.
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2012, 09:19
I loved the event! period

A longer version: I was in between a few schools and I am glad I finally found the ONE: I liked my class (you, boring nerdy people :) , AA, and career opportunities offered.

My only 'dissapointment' was a presentation from one of Ross-related institutes - I did not get at all that they were doing, why and how. But that was just one wasted hour among three days of fun and great activities.

See you all in AA!!
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 06:07
Hey everyone,

Congrats to all the admits and Good luck to all waitlisters!

First, I did not get to go to GBR (sounded like a blast though!)

I have a question to throw out there for the fuqua vs ross prospectives

I had lunch with a former colleague (a graduate from Columbia Business who works at one of the prestige MBA employers) who recently tried to emphasize that Fuqua is a far better business school than Ross, and it is getting a better rep and will be a better investment long term. I was under the impression that both schools are, for the most part equals. He told me that Ross is way easier to get into (which I don't believe is true) and it is not as respected as a B school. I think he was just a pompous jerk--(also made some other arrogant type comments). I know rankings wise, both are very similar. However, do you all think that Ross and Fuqua will both always be "more or less" equals or Fuqua's momentum will advance Ross in the near future. Interested in hearing your comments on this matter-
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2012, 06:24
Most of the people I spoke with who were not committed to Ross were Duke vs Ross (some other variations, but Duke vs Ross was the most common).

Based on my own personal info hunting, they seemed to be pretty equal with one main difference: Duke folks tend to stick more to the east coast where Ross folks are a bit more spread out. Employment stats are very similar (Ross seems to attract more dual degree/non traditional MBA careers) so that skews the stats a bit for Ross.

The same people chose to come to Ross GBR over Duke ASW. I'm sure there were people at Duke who chose Duke ASW over Ross GBR.

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Congrats to all the admits and Good luck to all waitlisters!

First, I did not get to go to GBR (sounded like a blast though!)

I have a question to throw out there for the fuqua vs ross prospectives

I had lunch with a former colleague (a graduate from Columbia Business who works at one of the prestige MBA employers) who recently tried to emphasize that Fuqua is a far better business school than Ross, and it is getting a better rep and will be a better investment long term. I was under the impression that both schools are, for the most part equals. He told me that Ross is way easier to get into (which I don't believe is true) and it is not as respected as a B school. I think he was just a pompous jerk--(also made some other arrogant type comments). I know rankings wise, both are very similar. However, do you all think that Ross and Fuqua will both always be "more or less" equals or Fuqua's momentum will advance Ross in the near future. Interested in hearing your comments on this matter-

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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Apr 2012, 06:33
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Harvard barely is a strong school in engineering (ranked 20's). It's the problem of having a linear scale.


Great post you wrote! Exactly, the problem with linear scale is that it is good to measure temperature, but not ratings.

In many students' minds, the rating
1.h
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means that H is ~20 times better than anderson, while in reality the school opportunities are clustered, something like:

(hsw).... (mit chicago).............(duke ross kellogg)...............................................(anderson)
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 15:20
I just got an interview invitation TODAY. R2 applicant on the wait list. Any tips?
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 21:48
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I just got an interview invitation TODAY. R2 applicant on the wait list. Any tips?


It's the usual fare, if I recall. Walk me through your resume, why MBA, why Ross. Maybe a behavioral or two about a time you lead change or dealt with a difficult situation. If you've got a 2Y student, I think it can be slightly hit or miss, but should be a relaxed, friendly environment.

Congrats on the interview invite and good luck!!!
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Apr 2012, 23:32
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I just got an interview invitation TODAY. R2 applicant on the wait list. Any tips?


It's the usual fare, if I recall. Walk me through your resume, why MBA, why Ross. Maybe a behavioral or two about a time you lead change or dealt with a difficult situation. If you've got a 2Y student, I think it can be slightly hit or miss, but should be a relaxed, friendly environment.

Congrats on the interview invite and good luck!!!


are the results going to be out on 30th of april?? any idea??
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2012, 06:22
Got an invite yesterday, R1 waitlist, although I wonder why my email said that I am invited for an off-campus interview when I live in AA itself, is that just formatting?
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2012, 07:17
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I just got an interview invitation TODAY. R2 applicant on the wait list. Any tips?


It's the usual fare, if I recall. Walk me through your resume, why MBA, why Ross. Maybe a behavioral or two about a time you lead change or dealt with a difficult situation. If you've got a 2Y student, I think it can be slightly hit or miss, but should be a relaxed, friendly environment.

Congrats on the interview invite and good luck!!!


are the results going to be out on 30th of april?? any idea??


Which results are you talking about?
I am waitlist(after interview) applicant from R2 too. All I know is that the final deposit day for R1 and R2 is May 1st and the decision date for R3 applicants is May 15th.
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2012, 09:30
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Got an invite yesterday, R1 waitlist, although I wonder why my email said that I am invited for an off-campus interview when I live in AA itself, is that just formatting?

Yeah, gotta be just a form letter. Makes sense that they're not offering "on-campus" interviews with MBA2's since class/etc is pretty much wrapped for the year at this point.
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 03:51
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Do any of those admitted have a clue about the strength of the incoming class based on the number of R1 and R2 applicants who paid the first deposit?
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 05:35
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Do any of those admitted have a clue about the strength of the incoming class based on the number of R1 and R2 applicants who paid the first deposit?


I think there wont be many who would not go to Ross given that this is the last batch for whom the option of a non-cosigner loan is available. Also, many schools have completely abandoned the non-cosigner loan system through which most of the international students benefit.
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 05:56
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Do any of those admitted have a clue about the strength of the incoming class based on the number of R1 and R2 applicants who paid the first deposit?


I think there wont be many who would not go to Ross given that this is the last batch for whom the option of a non-cosigner loan is available. Also, many schools have completely abandoned the non-cosigner loan system through which most of the international students benefit.


Actually, the non-cosigner loans option is not available to the incoming class. So I think the yield for international students will be impacted. Given international students are only 30% of the class, the overall yield should still be reasonable. So if you are an international student on the waitlist I'd say you are in with a good shot.

Id say only the adcom would know exactly how many people paid deposits.
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Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 06:01
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jimmypageled wrote:
Hi there,

Do any of those admitted have a clue about the strength of the incoming class based on the number of R1 and R2 applicants who paid the first deposit?


I think there wont be many who would not go to Ross given that this is the last batch for whom the option of a non-cosigner loan is available. Also, many schools have completely abandoned the non-cosigner loan system through which most of the international students benefit.


Actually, the non-cosigner loans option is not available to the incoming class. So I think the yield for international students will be impacted. Given international students are only 30% of the class, the overall yield should still be reasonable. So if you are an international student on the waitlist I'd say you are in with a good shot.

Id say only the adcom would know exactly how many people paid deposits.

Please cehck this link below
http://www.bus.umich.edu/admissions/fin ... gnLoan.htm
It says that the fall 2012 batch international students have an option for non-co-signer loan.
If Ross also doesn't give non-cosigner loans, then i am in big trouble. I am admitted at McCombs but I do not have a cosigner and cannot join because of the non-cosigner thing. Hence, waiting for Ross decision.
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