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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2007, 22:10
TimeSquareDesi wrote:
aurobindo wrote:
For outsider essay, can I write my experience as a non-drinker before I turned to drinking? :wink:


It is therefore essential to make sure you stain the essay paper with bacardi and coke so the reader can smell it - that will prove that your essay is accurate and not a fraud! =P


Online submission makes it a little complicated :P
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 05:59
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 07:03
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Started filling in the online-app. Sh*t, it's a lot of work.....Also, I looked at the PDF version of the recommender form. There are about 9 short essay questions. Any idea on the word limits for these?


I would suggest that there are no word limits for recos in Wharton but not to overload the recommenders I would ask them to write 100-150 words for each question. That's 900-1350 overall :)
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 07:33
I typed out some points and kinda did a quick calculation as to length, should be approximately 4-5 pages single spaced if I figured correctly. The one thing I tried to stress was weaving in stories to highlight points for each reco...so that's what bumps up the word length. Seriously need to give each reco a good gift when I get in to a school, this is a serious amount of work.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 08:31
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this is a serious amount of work.


Seriously!

My boss submitted 3 recos in the last 1 month. Now I am a bit ashamed to ask her to write 2 more recos. I guess I should give a month gap before I turn to her again with a sheepish grin :)
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2007, 08:47
I've been trying to track mine down for the last week. Next week, we'll be in Boston for 2 days together. and then he's off to Denver, and some other places.

I have a meetng scheduled at 1pm today. Hopefully it actually happens. Getting nervous!

And to add to all that, he told everyone on a call that I missed that I was doing MBA stuff which is why I wasn't on the call. Kinda embarassing...and now more pressure to make it in. AGH!
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 07:05
It looks like there aren't too many EMBA applicants here but I'm applying to Wharton MBA for Executives.

I went to an info session yesterday in Los Angeles and it was pretty impressive.

RVD.
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Wharton done... [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 19:46
There goes another e-submission into the electronic hordes of Wharton.

Two recos in as well. One more remaining to officially complete my app.
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Re: Wharton done... [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 21:00
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There goes another e-submission into the electronic hordes of Wharton.

Two recos in as well. One more remaining to officially complete my app.


Are other people getting three LORs? I'm only submitting 2.
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Re: Wharton done... [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 21:06
shmegs wrote:
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There goes another e-submission into the electronic hordes of Wharton.

Two recos in as well. One more remaining to officially complete my app.


Are other people getting three LORs? I'm only submitting 2.


2 for me too. one is done, waiting for the other...starting to worry.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 22:17
My application is pretty much done. I'm just too weenie to hit submit.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 23:16
Ok, aside from following up with recommenders I'm starting to read through my essays (for the final time?). I chose option 1 for essay 4: Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)

I've written an essay that talks in detail about one leadership experience, but rereading the prompt I think it may be better to use 2-3 examples exhibiting leadership qualities. Any thoughts?
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 01:04
shmegs wrote:
Ok, aside from following up with recommenders I'm starting to read through my essays (for the final time?). I chose option 1 for essay 4: Where in your background would we find evidence of your leadership capacity and/or potential? (500 words)

I've written an essay that talks in detail about one leadership experience, but rereading the prompt I think it may be better to use 2-3 examples exhibiting leadership qualities. Any thoughts?


According to principle "depth over breadth" it is better to go with one example..in-depth
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 01:23
Hmm...I would say that if you had more than one 'true' leadership experience, talk about them. Of course, the number should be limited to 3 - 4 at the most. With more than one story, you could also use this question to highlight different parts of your app: work, extra curricular and under-graduation. But as always, you need to 'show', not 'tell'. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 03:07
Yea that's what I thought as well, I think I'm going to write about two experiences (one on a project, the other outside of work) that happened at the same time and link the two. On the plus side my essays 1-3 look good just need to be polished.
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Re: Wharton done... [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 11:59
I'm guessing two recos would do. But I wanted to get the reco of a Partner at my firm who's a Wharton alum! Just to give my app that lil' extra nudge! :)

Guess I'll find out soon enough if that did anything for me!

shmegs wrote:
deepuaries wrote:
There goes another e-submission into the electronic hordes of Wharton.

Two recos in as well. One more remaining to officially complete my app.


Are other people getting three LORs? I'm only submitting 2.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 15:01
I am done with 3 1/2 essays (The last one, 4b, is half-cooked). Got review comments for the first 3. Now that I decided to not work on any other school for R1, I think I will have sufficient focus on wharton to finish a quality app in time. Gotta ping the recommenders, though.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 20:19
submitted!! feeling pretty good about these essays too :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2007, 22:06
For essay 2, how long did y'all spend describing the failure itself. I have two versions of the essay 1) I describe the failure in 80 words and spend the rest of the time reflecting and anlyzing it 2) I talk about the failure throughout the essay but after each portion i.e. each action within the failure I analyze it. The second reads more like a story the first more like an assessment. Any thoughts on which way I should go?
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2007, 22:18
I spent about 180 words describing the failure and the rest on what I learnt from it and how I applied what I learnt.
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