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

It is currently 30 Aug 2014, 00:17

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

Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 143
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 500 Q30 V28
GMAT 2: 690 Q44 V40
GPA: 3.09
WE: Marketing (Entertainment and Sports)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 13

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2011, 11:47
brettness wrote:
goodbyeboy wrote:
brettness wrote:
so, I applied during round 2 and have gotten my interview invite and have scheduled my visit for the 17th of January. Anyone want to share their campus visit experience and what do you think it says about the viability of my candidacy for admission considering the invite? Everything i've read about owen has been outstanding. It's my first choice by a long shot, I'm really crossing my fingers!


I didn't do my interview on campus but I visited the school in the summer. Everyone at Owen is just really friendly and willing to help. Do you know who's going to interview you?

It'd help to know your profile in detail to share my thoughts on your candidacy although I am no expert. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions :-D


Well, GMAT score of 690 Q37 V48. GPA in college is messy. My cumulative is somewhere around 3.25. However, I transferred twice from U of Idaho to the U of Arizona to Boise St. Switched my major from Biology to Finance my second semester at BSU, and since then, my GPA is a 3.7 (last 81 credits).

For work, i've been with a surgical group doing a variety of things for them... Started off with a statistical analysis of their bariatric patients in order to earn the clinic a "center of excellence" designation. Continued doing their statistical tracking and started handling their marketing. After that, started working on their billing and insurance appeals as well as their bariatric services coordination... I'm sure I could think of a grab bag of other things I've done while I've worked there. Been with them since May 2008, I graduated in May of 2009...

There are some things as far as community service goes that I didnt include in my application, although, thinking back on it, I probably could and should have. I volunteer coached an 8th grade AAU basketball team one winter and have participated in some local community rejuvenation projects... Nothing super intensive though unfortunately.

As far as the interviewer goes, they havent told me... I planned a campus visit for the 17th of January, cutting it close, i know... considering the 20th decision deadline but i really wanted to experience the campus and the city considering the fact that it is my 1st choice school. Hopefully that will help me.

Also, as a side note, if anyone else is going to be in town the 14th through the 17th and wants to grab a drink and chat about your experiences before my interview, feel free to PM me...

Hope this helps you help me haha. Sorry for the novel... :-D


Your cumulative GPA isn't messy at all. Mine is 3.09 and I was admitted. I think as long as you can prove that once you found your fit, in your case changing your major from Biology to Finance, you were well focused and primed for success, as it's shown in your later GPA.

Will you be pursuing health care MBA? If yes I can see why you put Owen as your first choice - Last time I checked Owen has a great reputation for health care MBA.

I wouldn't worry too much about your E/C as long as you had other solid activities that you mentioned on your application. I think we all need to pick and choose the strongest and most influential E/C that will aid the application.

You'll love the city and the school - again, they're just all nice folks willing to help and wanting to get to know you. I think KPrizzle lives in Nashville so you might want to PM him/her. I am away from Nashville for now but I guarantee that you won't regret visiting. Have fun and good luck! :)
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Other
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V38
GMAT 2: 660 Q V
GPA: 3.64
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 61 [0], given: 76355

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2011, 19:03
I am on the fast track toward applying to Owen. I just decided a month ago to finally pursue the full time MBA. I am applying to Univ. of TN, and since I just received a 760 on my first practice GMAT, thought I would give Owen a shot. I had assumed that there was no chance of acceptance so wasn't going to bother. I especially like the application fee...shows a lot of class in my opinion.

My GPA is only 2.95, but that includes some horrendous semesters early in my college career. My GMAT is scheduled for Jan. 10 and I have a visit scheduled for Jan. 16. Hopefully I can rock the GMAT.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2012
Posts: 13
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Evaluative Interviews! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 07:57
Hi,

I received an email about Vandy visiting Boston MBA Fair and the email proposed candidates (whatever leg of application process they are) to schedule an evaluative interview. I applied in R2 but guess my dismal score of 660 and a weak work profile are reasons to no response from the Adcoms. I did not get a proper interview invite and as I learn from this forum. R2 applicants had their interviews and admits long before the Christmas break. I am little disheartened!

Please advise if holding an evaluative interview is any good? Is it advisable in my case to schedule an interview? and has there been any admits after evaluative interview? All inputs invited?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Jun 2009
Posts: 141
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q51 V27
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Computer Hardware)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 21

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Evaluative Interviews! [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 08:05
joliemba wrote:
Hi,

I received an email about Vandy visiting Boston MBA Fair and the email proposed candidates (whatever leg of application process they are) to schedule an evaluative interview. I applied in R2 but guess my dismal score of 660 and a weak work profile are reasons to no response from the Adcoms. I did not get a proper interview invite and as I learn from this forum. R2 applicants had their interviews and admits long before the Christmas break. I am little disheartened!

Please advise if holding an evaluative interview is any good? Is it advisable in my case to schedule an interview? and has there been any admits after evaluative interview? All inputs invited?


Owen call all of their interviews 'evaluative interview'. Even I had received invitation for evaluative interview when Owen visited India, (I had not submitted my application at this point). However I could schedule that interview. Later after submitting application I received request to schedule interview, again.

I would suggest, don't look too much into 'signs'. If you think your profile is weak, look at this interview as opportunity to improve your candidacy and take this interview. You don't have anything to lose by scheduling an interview.

From what I know, Owen will be continuously sending interview invites and admits till 20 Jan. So don't get disheartened, I am still waiting for my decision.
_________________

I am ready to fall, but not before I fly.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2012
Posts: 13
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 08:12
Thanks a ton, alpeshvc!
So have you been interviewed? Vandy is very competitive and they require a score of 700 and above for Indian students so had self-doubts. I will drop a mail requesting to schedule an evaluative interview on Vandy's Boston MBA trip.

Good luck for your apps :)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 143
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 500 Q30 V28
GMAT 2: 690 Q44 V40
GPA: 3.09
WE: Marketing (Entertainment and Sports)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 13

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 09:49
joliemba wrote:
Thanks a ton, alpeshvc!
So have you been interviewed? Vandy is very competitive and they require a score of 700 and above for Indian students so had self-doubts. I will drop a mail requesting to schedule an evaluative interview on Vandy's Boston MBA trip.

Good luck for your apps :)


At Owen, evaluative interviews ARE admission interviews. You can be interviewed either before or after you submt an application.

Drop them an email now and say you are interested in an evaluative interview to see if there are any spots left. As far as I know they only have few slots open before the fair opens. Don't get disheartened if they say they can't give you an interview for any reason - they pretty much rejected me the first time I made the request because they thought my candidacy wasn't strong enough (this was before I submitted my application) and almost rejected me again the second time because there was
no slot left, but in the end they admitted me. So good luck and let us know how it goes :)

Image Posted from GMAT ToolKit
Expert Post
Founder
Founder
User avatar
Affiliations: UA-1K, SPG-G, HH-D
Joined: 04 Dec 2002
Posts: 12090
Location: United States (WA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.5
WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism)
Followers: 2234

Kudos [?]: 8393 [0], given: 3646

GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 09:57
Expert's post
Does anyone want to be a thread master (Owen Champion) at GMAT Club? If so, please PM me (you will be the owner of the first post and responsible for keeping it updated with latest news/updates/etc)
_________________

Founder of GMAT Club

Just starting out with GMAT? Start here... | Want to know your GMAT Score? Try GMAT Score Estimator
Need GMAT Book Recommendations? Best GMAT Books

Co-author of the GMAT Club tests

Have a blog? Feature it on GMAT Club!

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Dec 2011
Posts: 8
Location: United States
Concentration: Real Estate, Finance
GMAT 1: 720 Q47 V41
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V33
WE: Investment Banking (Investment Banking)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2012, 15:02
Just got an e-mail today .... In for 2012

Super excited
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Posts: 80
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
GPA: 3.45
WE: General Management (Law)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2012, 22:44
Anyone else nervously awaiting a response by the 20th? I hate being notified on deadline days it always makes me feel like I'm not going to get in. :(
_________________

Feel free to read about my progress

http://20somethingsmba.blogspot.com/

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

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

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 12:01
I got a call last week and was notified of my acceptance.
aray23 wrote:
Just got an e-mail today .... In for 2012

Super excited
[quote="aray23"]Just got an e-mail today .... In for 2012

Did you hear anything about scholarships?
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Posts: 80
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
GPA: 3.45
WE: General Management (Law)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 08:39
Just got the email in for 2012!

Posted from my mobile device Image
_________________

Feel free to read about my progress

http://20somethingsmba.blogspot.com/

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 20 Feb 2011
Posts: 143
Concentration: Marketing, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 500 Q30 V28
GMAT 2: 690 Q44 V40
GPA: 3.09
WE: Marketing (Entertainment and Sports)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 13

GMAT ToolKit User GMAT Tests User
Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 08:40
sometimesitsnows01 wrote:
Just got the email in for 2012!

Posted from my mobile device Image

Congrats!!

Image Posted from GMAT ToolKit
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Followers: 0

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

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 11:34
Does anyone know when you find out if you have been awarded a scholarship?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2012
Posts: 13
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 15:21
Super Super Excited !!!! Got a call yesterday that I am in.....Ehhhaaaaaaaaaa!!!
But in all the excitement I forgot to ask about the Scholarship. The adcom associate did mention that they dispatched the package with all the details. My owen page just shows admitted. How about the rest of you? How were the ones who did receive scholarship notified?

And Kprizzle I would want your input on apartments I should be looking at?

Is anyone coming for the April 13-14 weeekend?

Anyone from East side of US? I stay in Boston.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Jun 2009
Posts: 141
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q51 V27
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Computer Hardware)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 21

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 22:32
One more wait-list. :(
_________________

I am ready to fall, but not before I fly.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 16 Jan 2012
Posts: 80
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
GPA: 3.45
WE: General Management (Law)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 22:34
alpeshvc wrote:
One more wait-list. :(


Theres a very good change I will be turning down my admission, I'll just put it in the universe that you get my spot :)
_________________

Feel free to read about my progress

http://20somethingsmba.blogspot.com/

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Jun 2009
Posts: 141
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q51 V27
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Computer Hardware)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 21

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2012, 22:35
sometimesitsnows01 wrote:
alpeshvc wrote:
One more wait-list. :(


Theres a very good change I will be turning down my admission, I'll just put it in the universe that you get my spot :)


:)
_________________

I am ready to fall, but not before I fly.

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 139
GMAT 1: Q V
GMAT 2: 740 Q51 V38
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 40

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2012, 02:03
I've just received an email with the title "Vanderbilt MBA Application Status: Interview Invitation" with these lines:
"Regardless of your stage in the application process, we suggest that you schedule your evaluative interview. An evaluative interview with a member of the Admissions Committee is required of all applicants to complete the application."
I've finished my online application for the Jan 16 deadline except one of my recommenders has not submitted his recommendation yet. Am I late for this deadline?
Is this letter a normal interview invitation?
Many thanks
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 19 Jun 2009
Posts: 141
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 650 Q51 V27
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V39
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Computer Hardware)
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 21

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2012, 02:15
DavidArchuleta wrote:
I've just received an email with the title "Vanderbilt MBA Application Status: Interview Invitation" with these lines:
"Regardless of your stage in the application process, we suggest that you schedule your evaluative interview. An evaluative interview with a member of the Admissions Committee is required of all applicants to complete the application."
I've finished my online application for the Jan 16 deadline except one of my recommenders has not submitted his recommendation yet. Am I late for this deadline?
Is this letter a normal interview invitation?
Many thanks


Yes, this is a normal interview invitation letter. I know the language is ambiguous.
If you have received invite, I don't think you are late for deadline.
_________________

I am ready to fall, but not before I fly.

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Jan 2006
Posts: 230
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
WE: General Management (Manufacturing)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 15

GMAT Tests User
Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2012, 02:44
:(
Dinged with interview
_________________

Eat like a Pig, Lift like a Demon & Sleep like Dead.............

Re: Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 21 Jan 2012, 02:44
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
13 Experts publish their posts in the topic Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants dzyubam 183 29 Jul 2011, 05:22
16 Experts publish their posts in the topic Vanderbilt (Owen) 2013 - Calling All Applicants fv113 181 22 Oct 2012, 04:08
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Calling all Owen - Vanderbilt 2011 Applicants/Admits treehugger 58 09 Dec 2010, 14:15
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Vanderbilt Owen 2012 - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10    Next  [ 184 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®.