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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 10:21
BTW: Just a thought, we should probably continue our discussion at the original thread...

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... 0&start=20

I'll copy some of the relevant posts there to seed the conversation...

"We now return you to your original programming of Chicago GSB Applicants" ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 14:34
I kinda had the same thoughts on my mind. I can breathe happier. BTW, anybody already submitted their Chicago GSB applications yet?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 15:23
I probably could if I knew what to put on those 4 power point slides... the other questions are very similar to the Haas essays, with a more lenient word limit! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 15:31
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I kinda had the same thoughts on my mind. I can breathe happier. BTW, anybody already submitted their Chicago GSB applications yet?


people are submitting applications already?

im not until i visit on the 28th, and then itll take me a week to incorporate that visit into my goals essay
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 15:39
aviroop wrote:
I kinda had the same thoughts on my mind. I can breathe happier. BTW, anybody already submitted their Chicago GSB applications yet?


I doubt it... another thought: there is no advantage to submitting early. I imagine everyone knows that, but just in case...
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 15:46
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aviroop wrote:
I kinda had the same thoughts on my mind. I can breathe happier. BTW, anybody already submitted their Chicago GSB applications yet?


I doubt it... another thought: there is no advantage to submitting early. I imagine everyone knows that, but just in case...


I am aiming for that week having it done. I dont want to feel rushed by the deadline or work on editting up to that point. I am going to make sure my recommenders are done with a couple weeks left though. I don't want them to screw me up by forgetting or having to leave for a business trip.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 16:33
On my school visit on August 7, 2007, the ad-com director told me that he had already received 4-5 app packages and was talking about the powerpoint slides - some of them were quite compelling.
That caught my attention - some folks already submitted their applications so early, thats why..wondering who were these super heroes.

Anybody on this forum?
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 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2007, 17:14
I wonder what a "compelling" powerpoint slide is like? With essays, you can read past good essays to see what makes it good. With this new powerpoint thing, you never know what can be brilliant or disastrous...
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 06:55
Can everyone planning to visit Kellogg on Thursday, September 27 PM me their names? I will keep a running list of people intending to attend in this post. As suggested previously on this thread, Kellogg might agree for a tour outside of the usual fall schedule if there is a group of people as opposed to a loner trying to schedule a visit.
Btw, I registered for the Chicago Live event on the 28th...
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 07:34
Nervousgmat check out this thread, it has a list of people who have signed up for the event and of course Rhyme.

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... 046#362046

I know burger2001 said in this topic he wanted to see Kellogg and I am sure a few of the others would be interested.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 07:43
Good suggestion, riverripper!
Anyone interested in attending Kellogg on the 27th of September, please PM river or me and we'll add you to the thread below:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... 046#362046
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2007, 07:55
I modified the thread to now include Kellogg.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2007, 16:52
Sigh, of course the one day I am going to be in Chicago is diversity GSB live, and I am about as un-diverse as they come. I emailed the admissions team, I hope they still let me come, but I don't know.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2007, 18:31
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Sigh, of course the one day I am going to be in Chicago is diversity GSB live, and I am about as un-diverse as they come. I emailed the admissions team, I hope they still let me come, but I don't know.

I dont think diversity means you have to be an Innuit or a lost tribe from Sub-Saharan Africa. More like diverse in thoughts!!!!!

Of is it not?? atleast for this event.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2007, 19:44
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I dont think diversity means you have to be an Innuit or a lost tribe from Sub-Saharan Africa. More like diverse in thoughts!!!!!

Of is it not?? atleast for this event.


It says underrepresented minority, which I certainly am not. I hope that they will let me come anyway, although I wouldn't want to take a spot away from someone who had a legitimate desire to go to an event focused on them, that wouldn't be fair.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 11:03
Planning to apply for R2!
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Thoughts on Chicago GSB San Jose Infosession [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 19:58
Just got back from the infosession. Oh boy, rhyme won't like this...

Pros:
- FIFTEEN alums showed up, including the CEO of Maxtor (now Seagate)! That's a record! It gave a GREAT overview of what people did before and after GSB.
- There was real food

Cons:
- While the information was good, this was probably the worst presented infosession I've seen, compared to Stanford, Haas, UCLA, Kellogg, and Stern. The guy presenter was very monotonic and boring, while the lady present said so many "ums" that I wanted to kill someone.

- The "arrogance" of the alums, while not as blatant as some other schools, was definitely on display. There were numerous mentions of Stanford and how GSB is better than Stanford in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capitalism. While the alums keep on saying "I don't want to put down another school," they continued to bring up examples on why GSB is superior. This is the ONLY infosession where anyone ever mentions another school by name and compares against it. Not even Haas said anything bad about Stanford, nor Kellogg anything bad about GSB, and none of the others were remotely as arrogant (yes, even Stanford was pretty humble). I was very turned off by this.

- One alum went all the way to say, "In entrepreneurship, or in any field, if you're not going to the top 5 schools (H/S/W/Ch/K), you really need to rethink why you want an MBA and all the opportunity costs involved." Ouch! What about Haas and UCLA, which both have GREAT entrepeneurship programs and definitely beats GSB in real estate and entertainment/media, respectively?

- They keep on claiming that GSB has THE BEST (not "one of the best", but "the best") entrepreneurship program in the country. Wow! That's a huge claim! Even Stanford didn't say that! This was followed by the claim that "Stanford's well known for entrepreneurship/VC only because of its location." Yikes!

Anyway, the whole event left a bad taste in my mouth. I'm not going to judge the school based on this case alone, but "holistically", GSB has fallen down a few more notches in my "want to apply" meter. I just did not find any of the alums to be very personable, compared to the Kellogg, Haas, Stanford, and UCLA alums. I will still try to visit GSB when I go to Chicago later this year, hopefully that'll change my mind.

sorry rhyme, I really wanted to like GSB, but things that I'm finding out about it are pushing me farther and farther away from applying. :(

Oh yeah, interesting tidbit, there were more than 50% Indians in the crowd, out of 70-80 students. You guys got competition! ;)

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Re: Thoughts on Chicago GSB San Jose Infosession [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 20:07
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Oh yeah, interesting tidbit, there were more than 50% Indians in the crowd, out of 70-80 students. You guys got competition! ;)


That is why I decided to not attend any info session outside San Francisco. For some reason, every info session in the bay area that is not in San Francisco has 50% Indians (And the rest 50%, Asians). Gives me creeps about the competition that I have to face. :shock: In SF, Asians and Whites come in greater numbers, which is a good confidence booster. :lol:

BTW, great review, kryzak. Needless to say, I am surprised at such bad-mouthing and the fact that someone from GSB was even "trying" to push Stan down in the fields of Entrepreneurship and VC. But you are right about not forming an opinion based on just a few people.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 20:11
interesting point mNeo. Yeah, this is the first infosesson I've attended off campus and outside of SF but still in the bay area.

There was a VERY rude Indian guy who just cut into our conversation with an alum and kept on asking questions, and then left without thanking him. Other Indian guys were much nicer and polite.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2007, 20:13
kryzak wrote:
There was a VERY rude Indian guy who just cut into our conversation with an alum and kept on asking questions,


ncprasad, I didn't know that you were going to GSB's info session :lol:

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