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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2008, 11:02
I applied in the round 1 and used poetic expression to describe my past, present and future. I used the Shakephere's "Seven Ages of Man" framework to categorize my life and used rhymes dipped in platonic philosophy to make meaning of my life. Also, I put each stage on each page (around eight short lines of poem per stage) and put my pic's from each stage of the life on each page.

Being in NYC, I had the opportunity to visit admissions office and confirm that they would accept this format. So, I don't think simple poem should be a problem.

But...I haven't received an interview invite yet, so I don't know if I went overboard with the creativity part...hopefully not :(
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 20:42
Hi..got a question on resume for Stern.

The app asks for a resume, stating that "Provide a current résumé including educational and professional information." Then on next section, it asks "Provide your Employment History separately from your résumé. "

I am having hard time differentiating "professional info" and "employment history" Can someone clarify this for me please?
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 23:53
R2 list

Ozmba - submitted 01/13

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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 06:14
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Ozmba - submitted 01/13
rajpdsouza - submitting 1/14 or 1/15

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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 07:22
Has R1 applicants received interview invites yet? Mid-January should be around the time they go out..
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 02:23
Jee, this thread is rather quiet ??? What's happening gmatclubbers ? No love for Stern ?
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 06:40
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 07:51
R1
max125 720/(7.81/10)/3.25 yrs
faceman 740/3/5yrs @matric
vchhaochharia 720/(9.4/10)/5 yrs
gz2nyc 710/2.x/5yr (09/2008)
pats 660/3.4 GPA/4.5 yrs exp
playoptions 690/3.7/2.5 yrs w/e

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kidderek 730/3.6/6yrs
Ozmba - submitted 01/13
rajpdsouza - submitting 1/14 or 1/15
bsd_lover - submitted 1/15
prospective mba - submitted 1/07
gmat_march (720/3.66/3.5yrs@matr/Indian)- submitted 1/15
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 08:44
R1
max125 720/(7.81/10)/3.25 yrs
faceman 740/3/5yrs @matric
vchhaochharia 720/(9.4/10)/5 yrs
gz2nyc 710/2.x/5yr (09/2008)
pats 660/3.4 GPA/4.5 yrs exp
playoptions 690/3.7/2.5 yrs w/e

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kidderek 730/3.6/6yrs
Ozmba - submitted 01/13
rajpdsouza - submitting 1/14 or 1/15
bsd_lover - submitted 1/15
prospective mba - submitted 1/07
gmat_march (720/3.66/3.5yrs@matr/Indian)- submitted 1/15
ryguy904 (680/3.8/5yrs@matr/White Boy) - submitted 1/6
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 14:03
Just SEVEN R2 apps ? Why is NYU not getting much love ? Is it because of the student loan policy ? Are there any gmatclubbers who wanted to apply but decided against it ? I'd like to know some reasons ?
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 14:19
I thought about it as a R2 app, was still undecided about it when I found out about Kellogg...after that I decided against it. I initially was set to apply there, sent my GMAT score there and everything. However, the cost of living in NYC was a huge turn off and had my wife and I leaning against it after we thought more about it. NY isnt a fun city to be poor in.
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 14:44
Jeez ...both my recommenders are still to submit their recos., they both asked what time is it due tonight ...,
looks like they are going to do it just before tonight. :(
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 14:58
To prepare for this eventuality, I always give my recommenders a deadline date of five days BEFORE the real deadline.

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Jeez ...both my recommenders are still to submit their recos., they both asked what time is it due tonight ...,
looks like they are going to do it just before tonight. :(
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 16:41
bsd_lover wrote:
To prepare for this eventuality, I always give my recommenders a deadline date of five days BEFORE the real deadline.

gmat_march wrote:
Jeez ...both my recommenders are still to submit their recos., they both asked what time is it due tonight ...,
looks like they are going to do it just before tonight. :(


I did so bsd, and I reminded them day before yesterday, yesterday and today. At times you cannot do more t help yourself...
Both of them are real trustworthy, one of em has written like 5 recommendations already for me, even during his christmas
vacation ..., i hope they keep up to my trust tonight :|
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 17:32
R1
max125 720/(7.81/10)/3.25 yrs
faceman 740/3/5yrs @matric
vchhaochharia 720/(9.4/10)/5 yrs
gz2nyc 710/2.x/5yr (09/2008)
pats 660/3.4 GPA/4.5 yrs exp
playoptions 690/3.7/2.5 yrs w/e

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kidderek 730/3.6/6yrs
Ozmba - submitted 01/13
rajpdsouza - submitting 1/14 or 1/15
bsd_lover - submitted 1/15
prospective mba - submitted 1/07
gmat_march (720/3.66/3.5yrs@matr/Indian)- submitted 1/15
ryguy904 (680/3.8/5yrs@matr/White Boy) - submitted 1/6
Audio - submitted 1/15 2 hours before deadline...
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 17:36
2.39am here in Brussels, nightmare to get that application on time. I realized around midnight that my 3rd essay, a word doc with pics, was too large! I tried EVERYTHING, nothing worked. Thank God I had sort of prepared an "alternative" essay - which took me about 2h to update.

PS: is it just me, or 500k limit is way to small for a "creative" essay?

PPS: how come a word document containing only 3 images of 120k each gives me a word doc of 3.3megas?? I was going nuts.
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 19:49
Audio wrote:
2.39am here in Brussels, nightmare to get that application on time. I realized around midnight that my 3rd essay, a word doc with pics, was too large! I tried EVERYTHING, nothing worked. Thank God I had sort of prepared an "alternative" essay - which took me about 2h to update.

PS: is it just me, or 500k limit is way to small for a "creative" essay?

PPS: how come a word document containing only 3 images of 120k each gives me a word doc of 3.3megas?? I was going nuts.


You should have tried converting it to PDF before uploading.This cuts down the size significantly especially when you have images in the document.
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 22:30
I had to go with a low quality pdf, which , I felt, destroyed a lot of the hard work I had put in it. But then I guess the rules are the same for everyone. My high quality pdf for well over 6 megs.

Audio wrote:
2.39am here in Brussels, nightmare to get that application on time. I realized around midnight that my 3rd essay, a word doc with pics, was too large! I tried EVERYTHING, nothing worked. Thank God I had sort of prepared an "alternative" essay - which took me about 2h to update.

PS: is it just me, or 500k limit is way to small for a "creative" essay?

PPS: how come a word document containing only 3 images of 120k each gives me a word doc of 3.3megas?? I was going nuts.
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 23:44
bsd_lover wrote:
I had to go with a low quality pdf, which , I felt, destroyed a lot of the hard work I had put in it. But then I guess the rules are the same for everyone. My high quality pdf for well over 6 megs.

Audio wrote:
2.39am here in Brussels, nightmare to get that application on time. I realized around midnight that my 3rd essay, a word doc with pics, was too large! I tried EVERYTHING, nothing worked. Thank God I had sort of prepared an "alternative" essay - which took me about 2h to update.

PS: is it just me, or 500k limit is way to small for a "creative" essay?

PPS: how come a word document containing only 3 images of 120k each gives me a word doc of 3.3megas?? I was going nuts.


Just curious, why did you guys not print it out and mail it ...? I understand international mail might take some time, but the materials had to be postmarked by 15th Jan, not necessarily had to reach them by 15th. ..
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Re: Calling Stern/NYU Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 01:55
I could only get it finished by the 14th. Also, I didn't have a high quality color printer handy.Didn't wanna take any chances of it getting lost in the mail either. I guess deep down somewhere its my inner lazy self :)

Now that the deadline's over ? What kind of ideas did you guys use ?

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Just curious, why did you guys not print it out and mail it ...? I understand international mail might take some time, but the materials had to be postmarked by 15th Jan, not necessarily had to reach them by 15th. ..
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