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Just got the call and I am in...would not give scholly info on phone but will be mailed with our info packet...now it's time to make the big decisions (Yale or Darden). Nervous, any advice? _________________
Just got the call and I am in...would not give scholly info on phone but will be mailed with our info packet...now it's time to make the big decisions (Yale or Darden). Nervous, any advice?
That's a toughie, lanter. First of all, congrats! It's great that you have an opportunity to decide between these great schools. I think the most important thing that you have to decide is which school can offer you more opportunities in your post MBA field. Yale SOM carries a lot of weight in its brand name; however, the school places its graduates mostly in northeast and financial services/non-profit areas. I'd say Darden is a more well-rounded school: it's great in general management, places a lot of people in IB, consulting and even marketing. That being said, Darden's method of teaching is strictly case-based. Are you OK with that way of learning? Plus, Darden is famous for (unnecessarily?) rigorous curriculum. When I visited, married students were saying that they had a very hard time finding 1-2 hours for their families, and that's over the weekend! Knowing that you and your wife are expecting, would you be comfortable not seeing your family for days? These are all hard questions but I think if you answer them honestly, you might be able to make your decision rather quickly. PM me if you want to discuss further!
R1: VirtualM - accepted lanter1- submitted and interview set for 1/14; accepted Iwannabe - submitted and interviewed
MiamiMBA - submitted before R1 deadline, but 2nd recommender was a few weeks after (no interview invite yet) sperinko - Pending adcom decision (to decide if I should be interviewed) gmat_march - submitted and still stuck on 'pending'/no interview, and loosing patience! spideyeclipse27 - submitted by R1 deadline but recommender was late by 2 weeks; no invite yet kingKREEP - submitted by R-1 deadline, application definitely used as toilet paper and no, no interview
Ha Ha KK....include my app as well in the app-toilet paper list. Staring at a big fat DING from Darden at the moment. I guess we'll know tomorrow night.
Hey man, at least you've got NUS. I've got zilch, squat, zero, nothing...My apologies, this application process has made me a *little* cynical and pessimistic (realistic?). No wait, I'm really a nice guy! Hold on.....argh.....pain.....left side of head......evil thoughts.....argh.....Yup. I'm officially insane. My apologies for making you waste one minute of your life to read this completely useless post
Edit: Congrats to the admits! I'm happy for you guys. Honestly. _________________
just talked to jeanne at Admissions! She confirmed that there might be interview invites going out for people delayed in the process for some reason or the other.
These guys should freaking hire some of their own graduates as consultants to streamline their admission process. This is all so screwed up ... oh well, I don't expect myself to be the lucky one to get an interview invite the last day ...should stop logging in to check my status now and retire from this thread. ..just so painful.
Congrats to all the admits, really glad to know your efforts paid off !
The scholarship information (if any) will be included in the admission package which will be mailed out tomorrow. There are two options for admitted students weekend - Feb 16, 17 and March 1, 2. Gmatclubbers should try to meet up.
Congrats to all of the Darden admits. Beautiful campus, incredible school! When I visited, I thoroughly enjoyed the First Coffee. Also, there is a student there named Pelihu, you might want to meet him, he knows his _ _ _ _.
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