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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 10:55
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I'm in at McCombs! R4 applicant. Email letting me know my status had changed came at 1:45 CST. Good luck everyone.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 03:47
I'm in for Mccomb

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 05:17
I'm in for R1. I wonder what caused them to dump the rolling admissions policy. Granted, from the 2011 thread, It sounds like they more or less dumped it last year.

Happy to know I'll have at least one response for Christmas, Ideally a positive one!

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 08:16
In for Round 1
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 00:38
Guys, can you guys please share your profiles as well.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 05:31
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Guys, can you guys please share your profiles as well.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2011, 06:44
In for round 1..would love to be back in Austin Fall 12. Top choice.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 21:31
Applying in R1, McCombs is my top choice.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2011, 06:13
In for round 1.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 10:21
I am applying to Round 1 as a reapplicant.

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McCombs is my first choice.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 12:16
Not sure about R1/R2 and McCombs is not my first choice.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 10:14
Me in too
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 17:12
In for RD1 Consortium
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 17:31
Heads up, I saw the 2012 essay questions were posted last night.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2011, 22:42
Planning to apply for round 1 in McCombs

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 06:35
This link is not working on the UT McCombs website :

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/pdf/cover.pdf

I've mailed the folks at McCombs School, will update again when I hear from them.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 02:25
Hey all,

How are you guys thinking about the second essay - the strengths analysis one? What do you think would be the best strategy here? Identify 2-3 strengths but only illustrate how you used that strength at work and a non-work setting, or identify 2-3 and illustrate how you used one strength at work and another at a non-work environment, or just identify 1 strength and illustrate how you used that at work and at a non-work setting?

Am I thinking about this essay in a convoluted way?!?!

Appreciate your thoughts!
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 20:18
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Hey all,

How are you guys thinking about the second essay - the strengths analysis one? What do you think would be the best strategy here? Identify 2-3 strengths but only illustrate how you used that strength at work and a non-work setting, or identify 2-3 and illustrate how you used one strength at work and another at a non-work environment, or just identify 1 strength and illustrate how you used that at work and at a non-work setting?

Am I thinking about this essay in a convoluted way?!?!

Appreciate your thoughts!

I hate to be vague or unhelpful, but it's really up to you. You should write it in whatever way you feel best plays to your strengths that you can back up with specific examples. In my opinion the setting of your examples doesn't matter so much as the strength of them, as long as you use at least one of each.

Alright I'm going to stop helping the competition now. :-D
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 11:05
What do you guys think about the 2 required / 2 optional essays? Seems like a pretty strange format to me. In my other apps, I don't plan on utilizing the lone Optional Essay because I don't really have extenuating circumstances to address. However, in McCombs I almost feel obligated to do one of the optionals since there are two.

Thoughts?
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 11:57
mbain2012a wrote:
What do you guys think about the 2 required / 2 optional essays? Seems like a pretty strange format to me. In my other apps, I don't plan on utilizing the lone Optional Essay because I don't really have extenuating circumstances to address. However, in McCombs I almost feel obligated to do one of the optionals since there are two.

Thoughts?

I don't think you should ever write an optional essay just to write it. The fact that they're optional means you should not feel obligated. If you don't have something relevant and meaningful to add that you couldn't cover in the required essays, don't waste the time.
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