Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 24 Oct 2014, 12:59

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 16 Nov 2010
Posts: 1691
Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 299 [0], given: 36

Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2011, 22:04
Brilliant.. Thanks again for your answers.
_________________

Formula of Life -> Achievement/Potential = k * Happiness (where k is a constant)

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Patience is the key!!
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 85
Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V41
GPA: 3.7
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Health Care)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 2

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2011, 13:01
Hi Av, mreevit,rpratt620

I have a question regarding campus visit. Would it be "wise" to visit the Ross campus when called for an interview? or should i plan and visit the campus before i submit my application. I have talked to a few alums and current students but haven't contacted the adcom. I have met members of the adcom at different MBA events in the area. I read somewhere that you have to atleast contact the adcom if you are not visiting the campus before submitting the application? Is this true? Does it affect my chances of getting an interview?
I really want to get into and don't want anything to affect my admission. I just though that if I get called for an interview, I will schedule for an on campus interview and visit the school as well.. Please advise


Thanks
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 570
WE 1: Hi-tech Product Development
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 3

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 20:17
Nice to see this level of interest so early in the season. I'm a 2011 Ross Grad, currently bumming around, but starting at a consulting firm in the fall. I'll be happy to answer any questions regarding Ross and/or MC. All the best!
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Status: Patience is the key!!
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 85
Location: United States (MA)
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V41
GPA: 3.7
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Health Care)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 2

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2011, 20:42
Hello KingKreep can you please give me some advise on my last post about campus visit.

Thanks

Posted from my mobile device Image
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 570
WE 1: Hi-tech Product Development
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 3

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2011, 02:16
Nope - neither visiting Ross nor talking to the Adcom is required. It certainly does not affect your chances of getting an interview. People visit Ross to get a better feel for the culture there. As far as talking to the Adcom goes, they meet hundreds of applicants every year, and I find it hard to believe that they take note of every awesome applicant they meet. Or for that matter, who reached out to them and who didn't. My guess is they let the application speak for itself.

Bottom line: visit Ross if you feel that you need to get to know it better. Reach out to the Adcom only if you have a specific question about the application/process that you absolutely cannot get answered anywhere else.
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 Jan 2011
Posts: 34
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 730 Q50 V39
GPA: 3.7
WE: Research (Other)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 3

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 12:38
There's one right here. If anyone wishes to learn more about Ann Arbor in general (culture, housing etc.) feel free to pm me. I've lived here for 4+ years and have gotten to know the place rather well, if I may say so :)


Pkit wrote:
Av wrote:
It's great to see active discussion in the Ross thread this early in the season! Be sure to reach out to our awesome GMAT Club community in Ann Arbor if you visit this fall.

Good Luck and Go Blue :)


I will! :)
I am wondering how many g-clubbers are there?
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 1560
Location: Ann Arbor
Schools: Ross '10
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 165 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 15:07
With your background, I think you should consider retaking GMAT if you think you can lift it by another 50 points or so. Having seen how the Ross admit process works, I wont buy into the notion of "650 is fine if you have stellar this... and stell ar that...".

aalriy wrote:
gmatpapa wrote:
For Indian IT candidates, 650 is definitely on the lower side. 4+ years of job ex is also average. If you think your community involvement is extraordinarily strong and it will set you apart from other candidates with higher GMATs and same work experience, then you absolutely should apply. GMAT, work ex are important in an application but you should remember that they're just a part of the story of your life. Adcoms will judge your candidacy on the basis of your overall personality..


If I retake the GMAT then would a 20-30 point increase or at the max a 50 point increase in my GMAT score improve my chances?

Also, by the time I join I would be having 5 years of experience and that too in reputed companies like Deloitte and L&T Infotech.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 08 Nov 2006
Posts: 1560
Location: Ann Arbor
Schools: Ross '10
Followers: 12

Kudos [?]: 165 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 15:08
KK, You seem vaguely familiar :wink:

How, and where, are you these days?

KingKREEP wrote:
Nope - neither visiting Ross nor talking to the Adcom is required. It certainly does not affect your chances of getting an interview. People visit Ross to get a better feel for the culture there. As far as talking to the Adcom goes, they meet hundreds of applicants every year, and I find it hard to believe that they take note of every awesome applicant they meet. Or for that matter, who reached out to them and who didn't. My guess is they let the application speak for itself.

Bottom line: visit Ross if you feel that you need to get to know it better. Reach out to the Adcom only if you have a specific question about the application/process that you absolutely cannot get answered anywhere else.
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Current Student
Joined: 24 Aug 2010
Posts: 1346
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
Followers: 98

Kudos [?]: 401 [0], given: 73

Premium Member
Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2011, 17:00
gmatpapa wrote:
aalriy wrote:
With a GMAT score of 650, 4+ years of Work-ex in IT, and 70% in Engineering from India, good community involvemenet, biking & adventure sports as a hobby should I think about applying for Ross?


For Indian IT candidates, 650 is definitely on the lower side. 4+ years of job ex is also average. If you think your community involvement is extraordinarily strong and it will set you apart from other candidates with higher GMATs and same work experience, then you absolutely should apply. GMAT, work ex are important in an application but you should remember that they're just a part of the story of your life. Adcoms will judge your candidacy on the basis of your overall personality..


One of the things that we can't get from "stats" is the quality behind them. Aalriy only said he has 4 years of job experience. Those 4 years could be extraordinary. We don't really know without details. Will a higher GMAT make his application more competitive? Yes. We can all agree on that. But I get uncomfortable when we say someone's ECs and/or WE are average simply because of the length of time. Quality is what matters, not quantity.
_________________

The Brain Dump - From Low GPA to Top MBA (Updated September 1, 2013) - A Few of My Favorite Things--> http://cheetarah1980.blogspot.com
Image


Last edited by cheetarah1980 on 24 Aug 2011, 05:27, edited 1 time in total.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 05 Aug 2008
Posts: 1262
Schools: Ross 2012
WE 1: 5 Years at Fortune 50 Company in Manufacturing
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 164 [0], given: 20

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2011, 19:57
It's really a judgement call. If you close by it wouldn't hurt to just see Ross and meet the people get to know more about the classes and events. But you can also learn a lot by reaching out to students or reading about the schools. You won't get the feel but at least you will understand the school. If you don't visit or reach out to students, then you will be a little more limited during the interview on explain why michigan besides the brochure selling points.

The student here are a mixed in terms of what they did. Some visited before, some during interviews, and others didn't see the campus until GBR or orientation. I did not contact adcom prior to applying.

Hemantuec wrote:
Hi Av, mreevit,rpratt620

I have a question regarding campus visit. Would it be "wise" to visit the Ross campus when called for an interview? or should i plan and visit the campus before i submit my application. I have talked to a few alums and current students but haven't contacted the adcom. I have met members of the adcom at different MBA events in the area. I read somewhere that you have to atleast contact the adcom if you are not visiting the campus before submitting the application? Is this true? Does it affect my chances of getting an interview?
I really want to get into and don't want anything to affect my admission. I just though that if I get called for an interview, I will schedule for an on campus interview and visit the school as well.. Please advise


Thanks

_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 570
WE 1: Hi-tech Product Development
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 72 [0], given: 3

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2011, 19:27
ncp wrote:
KK, You seem vaguely familiar :wink:

How, and where, are you these days?



I'm doing well ncp and am currently sitting in a backpacker hostel in Thailand :)
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Happy to join ROSS!
Joined: 29 Sep 2010
Posts: 279
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Ross '14 (M)
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 48

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2011, 11:44
For those who have not seen yet - a fantastic (But short-lived) offer from the Rossians:

essay-reviews-from-current-mba-students-119855.html
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 Aug 2011
Posts: 4
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2011, 16:54
Hello, all,

I am applying to Ross through the Consortium this year. I plan to visit the second week of October for one of the VIP visit days. Any tips/advice on where to stay, what to see, good places to eat, and anything else is more than welcomed. I am from Los Angeles and will be staying there 3 days. Thanks!

-Karen
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 17 Jan 2010
Posts: 149
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.78
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 11

Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 09:44
Hi everyone,
I will be applying to Ross in R1 and thinking about attending either VIP (visit in person) or Ross Preview Day. Which one do you think is more informative and/or useful? I understand that sitting in the class is not one of the activities during Ross Preview Day, am I correct? Thanks.
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Current Student
Joined: 24 Aug 2010
Posts: 1346
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 710 Q48 V40
WE: Sales (Consumer Products)
Followers: 98

Kudos [?]: 401 [0], given: 73

Premium Member
Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 10:54
studentsd wrote:
Hello, all,

I am applying to Ross through the Consortium this year. I plan to visit the second week of October for one of the VIP visit days. Any tips/advice on where to stay, what to see, good places to eat, and anything else is more than welcomed. I am from Los Angeles and will be staying there 3 days. Thanks!

-Karen


Do you know about the UpClose event from Sept. 29-Oct. 1?
_________________

The Brain Dump - From Low GPA to Top MBA (Updated September 1, 2013) - A Few of My Favorite Things--> http://cheetarah1980.blogspot.com
Image

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 05 Aug 2008
Posts: 1262
Schools: Ross 2012
WE 1: 5 Years at Fortune 50 Company in Manufacturing
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 164 [0], given: 20

Re: Calling all ROSS 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 13:35
studentsd wrote:
Hello, all,

I am applying to Ross through the Consortium this year. I plan to visit the second week of October for one of the VIP visit days. Any tips/advice on where to stay, what to see, good places to eat, and anything else is more than welcomed. I am from Los Angeles and will be staying there 3 days. Thanks!

-Karen


There are several hotels near Briarwood Mall that would be alright. You will be able to take a taxi (if you don't have a car). Ann Arbor is fairly convenient since it's not too big. As for food and things to see, Main Street has more of the bigger restaurants and bars while south University near the bschool has a lot of the B-school hangouts. Kerrytown is nice with a food co-op, farmer's market, and Zingermann's (great deli).

You can probably meet some Ross Students then ask where people are going that night. Everything in Ann Arbor is walkable. Go So-Cal!
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Happy to join ROSS!
Joined: 29 Sep 2010
Posts: 279
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Ross '14 (M)
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 48

Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 10:32
Current/Ex-students,
could you please comment on the internship & job opportunities in general management? From the latest employment report I see that as many guys went into GM as (almost) into IB:
http://www.bus.umich.edu/EmploymentData/ByFunction.htm
what's the reason - there is no interest from students? no offers in GM? or the offers are not sexy?

thanks!
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 05 Aug 2008
Posts: 1262
Schools: Ross 2012
WE 1: 5 Years at Fortune 50 Company in Manufacturing
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 164 [0], given: 20

Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 11:03
I would not necessarily break it down that way since "General Management" is very broad and is also contained in other areas. These are students self Identified. Example: product manager at P&G or Apple can be marketing or general management.

Product Manager at Ford Global Product Strategy can be marketing, operations/engineering, or general management.

Posted from my mobile device Image
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Status: Happy to join ROSS!
Joined: 29 Sep 2010
Posts: 279
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Ross '14 (M)
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 48

Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 11:19
GoBruin wrote:
I would not necessarily break it down that way since "General Management" is very broad and is also contained in other areas. These are students self Identified. Example: product manager at P&G or Apple can be marketing or general management.

Product Manager at Ford Global Product Strategy can be marketing, operations/engineering, or general management.

Posted from my mobile device Image

--
Thanks! That partially answers my question. But I am still wondering about job offers/opportunities.

The reason for my curiosity is: I was chatting with some students and they told me that GM positions are normally filled PREFERABLY with US citizens because in that way US companies don’t need to spend intl workers quote on somebody who is in great supply anyhow. The companies would rather use their limited quotas to attract scarce hi-tech or unique specialists.

Another view is that GM positions (unlike those in finance or MC analytics) require much stronger people skills AND great knowledge of local culture (well, everyone heard about Britney Spear, but what if your department is filled with 40+ men who listen to country music you never heard about??)

That is why I'd like to get a Rossian's view on the GM opportunities.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 28
Location: United States
Concentration: Sustainability, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: Consortium (S)
GMAT Date: 09-19-2011
WE: Sales (Other)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 9

Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 18:10
I'll be applying to Ross 1st or 2nd round. I'm particularly interested in the Erb institute and the dual MBA-MS in Natural Resources and the Environment. If anyone can speak about that I'd be thrilled to hear!

I'll be in Boston tomorrow night as Ross is holding an info session. Anyone else going to be there?


Details on me:
I'm coming on three years in sustainable tech sales and marketing. Two working for a German manufacturer as a Regional Sales Manager and the recent year working for a triple bottom line start up Solar and Energy Efficiency Integrator as the Marketing and Sales Manager. In total I have 9+ years WE, an absurd amount of community involvement, and working hard to rock the GMAT this coming October 8th!
Re: Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 06 Sep 2011, 18:10
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
195 Experts publish their posts in the topic Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants AN225 1692 13 Jul 2011, 00:58
1 Ross Part-time 2012 - Calling All Applicants dzyubam 15 08 Sep 2011, 02:07
332 Experts publish their posts in the topic Calling all Ross 2011 applicants! lagsantiago 3678 10 May 2010, 06:59
333 Experts publish their posts in the topic Calling all Ross 2010 applicants! milias 1927 23 Jun 2009, 09:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  8   9   10   11   12   13   14  ...  85    Next  [ 1693 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.