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# Calling all Tepper Fall 2010 Applicants

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Current Student
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22 Aug 2009, 18:46
Many schools have some sort of 'Contribution' essay.Basically list out your interests and how they will help your classmates.In another way,show them what you bring to the table.

rao_1857 wrote:
Need help with # 2 essay:

Can anybody give us insight as to what should go under :

B. The Tepper School’s culture relies on all members to be active contributors to our community. With your values, experiences, and interests, how will you make a unique contribution to the Tepper community? Your examples may include: classroom interaction, student activities, career development, community service, etc.

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22 Aug 2009, 20:39
Class2012 wrote:
Many schools have some sort of 'Contribution' essay.Basically list out your interests and how they will help your classmates.In another way,show them what you bring to the table.

rao_1857 wrote:
Need help with # 2 essay:

Can anybody give us insight as to what should go under :

B. The Tepper School’s culture relies on all members to be active contributors to our community. With your values, experiences, and interests, how will you make a unique contribution to the Tepper community? Your examples may include: classroom interaction, student activities, career development, community service, etc.

Thanks !

So just to confirm this includes everythign from your diverse background to your professional as well as ECs...right?

Thanks again for the clarification
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23 Aug 2009, 03:47
Right.Be sure to include how your background/hobbies help the Tepper community.

rao_1857 wrote:
Class2012 wrote:
Many schools have some sort of 'Contribution' essay.Basically list out your interests and how they will help your classmates.In another way,show them what you bring to the table.

rao_1857 wrote:
Need help with # 2 essay:

Can anybody give us insight as to what should go under :

B. The Tepper School’s culture relies on all members to be active contributors to our community. With your values, experiences, and interests, how will you make a unique contribution to the Tepper community? Your examples may include: classroom interaction, student activities, career development, community service, etc.

Thanks !

So just to confirm this includes everythign from your diverse background to your professional as well as ECs...right?

Thanks again for the clarification
Director
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23 Aug 2009, 09:30
Perfect ... thanks !
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25 Aug 2009, 10:00
Another Q (sorry for bombarding):

1. Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development?

Just to confirm this is not the right place to talk about weaknesses, right ?
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25 Aug 2009, 13:02
rao_1857 wrote:

Just to confirm this is not the right place to talk about weaknesses, right ?

You can talk about it if you overcame it.
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25 Aug 2009, 13:48
Class2012 wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:

Just to confirm this is not the right place to talk about weaknesses, right ?

You can talk about it if you overcame it.

THNAKS !!!

Do you have an idea as to how much we should devote on the

Obstacle,

how did we overcome

how it foster our development.
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28 Aug 2009, 14:48
rao_1857 wrote:
Class2012 wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:

Just to confirm this is not the right place to talk about weaknesses, right ?

You can talk about it if you overcame it.

THNAKS !!!

Do you have an idea as to how much we should devote on the

Obstacle,

how did we overcome

how it foster our development.

For me,how it fostered your development needs more space followed by rest.
Current Student
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28 Aug 2009, 14:52
Tepper released the profile for incoming class.

Class size is roughly the same whereas avg GPA went up and avg GMAT score went down,not substantially though.

Also the % of women went up.
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29 Aug 2009, 16:42
rao_1857 wrote:
Another Q (sorry for bombarding):

1. Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development?

Just to confirm this is not the right place to talk about weaknesses, right ?

Is it ok to write an obstacle which is like 10 years old?

I am having real hard time in finding any substantial one
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29 Aug 2009, 18:22
rao_1857 wrote:
rao_1857 wrote:
Another Q (sorry for bombarding):

1. Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development?

Just to confirm this is not the right place to talk about weaknesses, right ?

Is it ok to write an obstacle which is like 10 years old?

I am having real hard time in finding any substantial one

I think you can write provided it helped foster your development.
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02 Sep 2009, 22:10
Hey all, the Tepper app went live yesterday! Although, I experienced a little difficulty in creating an account - when I tried yesterday I got a duplicate accout warning message. I don't know why they'd have a dupe as this is the first time I'll be applyin to Tepper. I clicked on the "email" option but didn't receive anything. I tried to create an account today, got the same warning, clicked on the "email" option again, but this time I got an account creation confirmation. I guess it worked in the end, but it was a little confusing nevertheless.

Has anyone else experienced this or is it just me?
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03 Sep 2009, 03:20
Skye10 wrote:
Has anyone else experienced this or is it just me?

I experienced something similar.Got a duplicate message for the first time.I think the login for all apps on applyyourself.com might be the same.
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03 Sep 2009, 23:43
I spoke too soon, I tried entering the PIN, located the other school that shared the same one and tried to enter the corresponding password...now I get a message saying that either the PIN or the password is wrong. Tepper's app is just weird, when I try to search by my email account (the one that supposedly has a dupe) the thing says that the PIN can't be located. I have created different PINs (2 of the schools both use the ApplyYourself system) or a username for all of the 3 other schools I'm applyin to. I asked a couple of people I know that are also applyin to multiple schools - although no one else is applyin to Tepper - and they said that they did the same.

Has anyone been able to actually access the app system for Tepper? I don't get why this is so difficult, I consider myself a reasonably intelligent individual...
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04 Sep 2009, 05:39
Skye10 wrote:

Has anyone been able to actually access the app system for Tepper? I don't get why this is so difficult, I consider myself a reasonably intelligent individual...

I'm able to access it.
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15 Sep 2009, 23:52
Anyone planning on joining the Tepper chat session scheduled for this Friday? Or scheduled an on-campus visit/interview?
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16 Sep 2009, 04:38
Skye10 wrote:
Anyone planning on joining the Tepper chat session scheduled for this Friday? Or scheduled an on-campus visit/interview?

I will join if I'm able to connect to the chat room from workplace.I might do a campus visit/interview in the 2nd week of Oct.
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24 Sep 2009, 02:50
Anyone visting the campus or scheduled a interview visit?
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24 Sep 2009, 22:43
I'll be out at Tepper this Monday for a class visit and interview. If anyone else is going to be out in Pitt let me kno, altho I'm starting to get the feeling that Class2012 and I are the only ones with an active interest in Tepper on this forum...
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07 Oct 2009, 07:30
Skye10... I'll try and be more active, it has just been a busy time with all the round 1 deadlines looming.  I have my interview scheduled for tomorrow in Detroit.  Would anyone who has already done an interview be willing to post their questions?  I'll post mine first chance I get.  Thanks!

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