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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 09:28
I am not sure if this has been discussed earlier.. any suggestions on how to approach the unique essay.. is it better to write about one solid experience or give 2 - 3 examples..my problem is i wud find it difficult to elaborate on just one experience for 500 words..
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 13:15
helg wrote:
1. adc_away
2. shmegs
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Good luck guys...at least you only have to wait a few more weeks. I am surprised there aren't more applicants.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 15:22
Went for the Winter Tucktails event last saturday. Met with some current students who are doing a global consulting project in Kualalumpur. They flew down to Singapore for the event. I must say Tuck really stands up to its reputation of being one of the friendliest and tightly knit schools. The students really wanted to help you know more about the school. Some of them were ready to help with my application and gave me tips. Most of the students end up in a IB or Consulting track . One more thing about Tuck is it is great for people with partners. I believe apart from its slightly remote location Tuck is a great place to be.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 00:47
I just realized I had to put '0' for the 'people reporting to me' question :( Do you guys think this is an automatic ding? Does anyone else has '0' there?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 00:53
Darden2010 wrote:
I just realized I had to put '0' for the 'people reporting to me' question :( Do you guys think this is an automatic ding? Does anyone else has '0' there?


Nah, don't think so. Number of official reports is just one of the many aspects for judging your leadership/managerial potential.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 03:52
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I just realized I had to put '0' for the 'people reporting to me' question :( Do you guys think this is an automatic ding? Does anyone else has '0' there?


Dont over think it. The vast majority of applicants have 0. Pretty much all the engineers and IT people will. Its more a function of age and industry.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 03:54
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Went for the Winter Tucktails event last saturday. Met with some current students who are doing a global consulting project in Kualalumpur. They flew down to Singapore for the event. I must say Tuck really stands up to its reputation of being one of the friendliest and tightly knit schools. The students really wanted to help you know more about the school. Some of them were ready to help with my application and gave me tips. Most of the students end up in a IB or Consulting track . One more thing about Tuck is it is great for people with partners. I believe apart from its slightly remote location Tuck is a great place to be.


Its a little more than slightly. Definitely a school that all the students and alums take great pride in. If you are married it is a great school, especially if you have school age children. The one drawback for partners is the job market but it is the one school that allows spouces pretty much all the privledges of students. They can attend any class they want if there is room and they can use the career service center.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 12:30
Ok, well can tha '0' be explained by the fact tha I am only 24? Or maybe I am just too young to be applying anyways so there is no excuse for the '0'.

Also, I had a on-campus part-time job during college in which I was responsible for 20 people. Do you guys think it would be smart to put this part time job as 'work experience' in the application even though I know that only full time experience counts :)

I just don't want to have that '0' only

Please advise!
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 12:37
Darden2010 wrote:
Ok, well can tha '0' be explained by the fact tha I am only 24? Or maybe I am just too young to be applying anyways so there is no excuse for the '0'.

Also, I had a on-campus part-time job during college in which I was responsible for 20 people. Do you guys think it would be smart to put this part time job as 'work experience' in the application even though I know that only full time experience counts :)

I just don't want to have that '0' only

Please advise!


If this helps, I am an AVP and have 0 direct reports. Truly, this number depends on the nature of your position, industry, responsibilities and the company's structure.
Do not feel like you have to put something above 0 to be a successful applicant.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 12:42
I think putting my part-time job in the application would really help me, because I had a lot of responibilities and I managed many ppl. It was kind of the most prestigeous job on campus, but it was part-time.

Do you think I should put it anyways? Am I being disrespectful for going against the instructions for including only full time jobs?
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 12:44
I tend to think schools dont care about jobs during college unless its an internship that directly relates to your career/future career. If it was nothing really related to your career you are probably better off leaving it off.

Zero direct reports is not going to be an issue especially at 24. I turn 28 in a few weeks and have no direct reports and it hasnt hurt my candidacy at all.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 13:12
You should not list your part-time job if the application specifically asks for full-time experience. Many applications have work experience broken into two sections: part-time and full-time post-college work. If you list this job when it asks for full-time likely Adcom will think you can't follow directions and that is not good. Like the previous posters have said many people even in their late twenties may not have direct reports it really depends on your industry and function. Do not stress out about it.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 13:20
Darden2010 wrote:
I just realized I had to put '0' for the 'people reporting to me' question :( Do you guys think this is an automatic ding? Does anyone else has '0' there?

im 24 also, and have a big fat 0 direct reports. i work in consulting though and direct reports dont mean that much... just a matter of organization for assessments. most of the time people in my group dont even work with their superior/juniors.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 14:04
Ok, so the instructions specificaly say this:

"In the spaces provided below, list your employment history for your last four employers, beginning with your current or most recent position. Include military experience, if applicable. If you have changed positions with the same employer, resulting in significant changes in responsibility, please complete a separate entry for each position."

hmmm.... so according to this it is kind of ok to put the part-time job huh? It will not look like I am not following directions. And the job was related to my major
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 19:56
Waitlist seems pretty good now actually.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 22:08
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Waitlist seems pretty good now actually.


You don't say that! You don't know what 7 months on a WL mean! :twisted:
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2007, 23:28
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adcxaway wrote:
Waitlist seems pretty good now actually.


You don't say that! You don't know what 7 months on a WL mean! :twisted:


That's true.... hahah.. but i'll take a waitlist over a straight out ding... at least with a waitlist there's some ray of hope :P
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2007, 06:39
yay, tomorrow is the decission release for ED,
any admits yet?
admits please introduce yourself, I want to know who will be in my class (when I get in in January) :)))
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2007, 06:42
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yay, tomorrow is the decission release for ED,
any admits yet?
admits please introduce yourself, I want to know who will be in my class (when I get in in January) :)))


Nope, it's Friday, not tomorrow :?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2007, 07:59
Ok,

but still, I cannot believe nobody has posted an admit 2 days before the deadline.... come on guys post post !
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