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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 05:15
Sorry. no other schools. really only want to leave what I'm doing now for the right fit. maybe ill revavleuate next year if I find myself in anticipated ding city.

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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 06:46
Personally I wouldn't hold one year of IB post-USMC against you. In fact you could probably make a compelling argument along the lines of "I left the corps, though IB was the place for me, after doing it now I realize I need an MBA so I can move to career field X because now I know that is a better place for my interests."

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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 07:26
[quote="ebonn101"]Personally I wouldn't hold one year of IB post-USMC against you. In fact you could probably make a compelling argument along the lines of "I left the corps, though IB was the place for me, after doing it now I realize I need an MBA so I can move to career field X because now I know that is a better place for my interests."

hit the nail in the head, that's the angle i took... let's just hope it comes across as "compelling" vice "waffling"
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 09:09
Registration just opened yesterday for HBS Prospective Military Student Day on March 5th.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 09:15
Anyone have good news today?? None for me... Oh well.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 09:18
Yeah no dice for me either. I am a R1 applicant deferred to R2 for final decision. Been a looooooong wait.

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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 09:21
If any of you are interested in Tuck, they have a program called Tuck Connect where they pair you up with an alumni that will work with you throughout the process and answer any questions you have about the school. I am interested in consulting and they paired me up with an alum that works at Bain. As soon as I signed up he contacted me the next day. Very cool. I know this is of limited use to those applying this year, but it seems very helpful if you are interested in Tuck for next year.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 13:24
Business Week article on B-Schools pursuing Vets.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/bs ... 62012.html
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 16:43
Gryphon wrote:
Business Week article on B-Schools pursuing Vets.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/bs ... 62012.html


A little depressing for those of us with lots of dings but hopefully this trend will still be going strong when I re-apply next year.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 16:46
Keep the faith, mappleby. Good things happen to good people. I'm sure you can put together a killer app next fall, maybe even consider applying a couple places R3 this year just for the heck of it.

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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 17:53
mappleby wrote:
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Business Week article on B-Schools pursuing Vets.

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/bs ... 62012.html


A little depressing for those of us with lots of dings but hopefully this trend will still be going strong when I re-apply next year.


Yeah. The subtext of the article amounted to "Vets are attractive to schools and corporations because Uncle Sam provides a kicker...oh, and leadership is a good thing too."

I've often wondered about the size of the military applicant pool and the acceptance rate relative to other applicant groups (IB, MC, IT). I would imagine the Indian IT group (or Indians in general) have a much tougher time, followed closely by Chinese mostly because they are big pools and most US corporations won't sponsor visas for them to stay.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 06:57
Is anyone else attending the Booth Armed Forces Group reception on Thursday, Feb 9th (the night before admit weekend starts)?
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 08:11
I was lucky enough to get an interview invite to HBS at exactly 12pm EST yesterday. Any service academy alumni at HBS who would be willing to offer any advice/recommendations in preparation for the interview? Thanks!
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 09:15
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I was lucky enough to get an interview invite to HBS at exactly 12pm EST yesterday. Any service academy alumni at HBS who would be willing to offer any advice/recommendations in preparation for the interview? Thanks!


If you email the Armed Forces Alumni Association, they will help you out. I contacted them last year and they were very helpful (got me into a class when the Admissions office couldn't) and also gave me feedback about essays.

http://hbs.campusgroups.com/afaa/home/



*Edit* I'm not sure if any of the officers in the AFAA are from service academies
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 12:57
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I was lucky enough to get an interview invite to HBS at exactly 12pm EST yesterday. Any service academy alumni at HBS who would be willing to offer any advice/recommendations in preparation for the interview? Thanks!


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As someone mentioned earlier, registration for the HBS Military Prospective Student Day on March 5 just opened up. It won't do you a lot of good if you've already applied, but if you're planning on applying for R1 or R2 next year it would be worth your time.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2012, 20:57
Cool- just registered... plan to apply R1.

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I was lucky enough to get an interview invite to HBS at exactly 12pm EST yesterday. Any service academy alumni at HBS who would be willing to offer any advice/recommendations in preparation for the interview? Thanks!


PM sent.

As someone mentioned earlier, registration for the HBS Military Prospective Student Day on March 5 just opened up. It won't do you a lot of good if you've already applied, but if you're planning on applying for R1 or R2 next year it would be worth your time.
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2012, 10:06
article from Forbes magazine about letting the Army get you an MBA....

http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleade ... ou-an-mba/


i hope interview season is going well for everyone!
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2012, 07:46
Hello all, current Naval Lieutenant here. Any military applying to the London Business School for a 2012 start? Would love to hear from fellow military applicants. Best of luck to all!
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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 06:54
Has anyone requested an extension through personnel beyond their ADSC? My ADSC ends 28 May 2012 but I was hoping to stay in until 1 Sept to get 40% of the GI bill (and to travel around on hops all summer).

Thanks for any insight. I'm about to submit a request and my commander backs it, but I was wondering if anyone had been in this situation before.

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Re: Calling all US Military Fall 2012 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 07:35
Just put in your separation paperwork and request a DOS of 1 Sep. Shouldn't be an issue or require contacting personnel. My ADSC is up on 1 Sep 2012 and I put in for a DOS of 1 Jan 2013 and it got approved a few weeks ago. And I'm even crossing into a new fiscal year. You shouldn't have an issue.

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