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Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants!

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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 10:25
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nm4787 wrote:
Are the applications for Fall 2013 available yet? My Symplicity portal that Darden uses for applications doesn't show any applications for 2013 yet, but all of the deadlines and the essay question are published. Should I re-register? Thanks!


I am having the same issue, were you able to find a solution?

The applications are not yet available. In a recent chat, the adcom said they will be up no later than 9/1.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 11:10
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I heard that Darden places a lot of emphasis on undergrad GPA and undergrad institution's reputation. Is that true? I have a first class degree but I wasn't amongst the toppers. There was no relative ranking in my university. Instead my undergrad uni used to award absolute marks. Any thoughts on this?


Same question, please.

My undergrad study was in Vietnam. My GPA, roughly translated into the US grading system, is only ~3.0.

My GMAT score & WE are okay. Chances are not high but I do hope I can make it to Darden.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2012, 03:56
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 16:10
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2012, 08:18
Would any of the current students help me to evaluate my chances at Darden:

Here is a brief of my profile :

Educational Background:
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications - GPA 3.5
GMAT 680 (Q49,V33)

Professional Background: Experience: 5 years (as of August-2012)
1) Senior Analyst 2010 - present: Credit Risk Analytic at a Boutique Consulting
Currently working with the largest retail bank in UK to develop strategies and insights to advise clients on the following :
Customer acquisition ,Customer retention,Loss Minimization on High Credit Limit accounts,Collection strategies to minimize loss on delinquent accounts etc.

2) 2007-2010: Business Analyst at a Major IT MNC

Extra-Curricular Activities:

NGO experience - Worked for an NGO from within the organization to help the underprivileged children, of Denotified tribal area , in accessing a continuous stream of education. Involved in speaking to small fund donors and gathering volunteers.

Rock Band in Undergraduate Institute - Performed Live and backstage at various competitive events across State.
Head of Cultural Committee in Undergraduate Institute - Funds collections , marketing events for the various year round activities

Member of Core marketting committee in Undergraduate Institute - Marketing spotlight events across state, inviting high budget sponsors for event sponsorship

Languages known: English , Hindi , German(Speaking)

Reason for doing an MBA: Career Progress
I would want to leverage my Credit Risk Analytic experience and work post MBA for a Big 4 in their Risk Advisory domain, or leverage the same experience to work for a large lending Institution in their Credit risk vertical(Ex Citi , Amex etc)

How good is Darden in placing students in Financial consulting Companies such as Oliver Wyman ?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 08:15
In for Round 1. Has anyone from India, attended the info session in Bangalore?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 09:14
Check in ~
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2012, 01:03
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2012, 13:03
Where can I find Recommendation Questions for Darden 2013, before sending them to recommenders through online application ?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2012, 02:05
I had a doubt regarding the Essay Topic. "Share your thought process as you encountered a challenging work situation or complex problem. How did this experience change your perspective? "

"challenging work situation or complex problem" - Does this mean it has to be a work situation or can personal examples be used?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 06:15
It can be a personal situation. Someone asked about it on the latest admissions chat they held. Check out their admissions blog for the details.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2012, 06:50
Thanks dan62287. It was me who asked that question in the admissions chat.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2012, 09:18
I just realized the instructions on the Darden application regarding recommendations are a little vague. For reapplicants, are we supposed to submit only one recommendation (since our previous app had the requisite 2), or are we supposed to submit 3 all new recommendations?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2012, 18:59
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2012, 19:02
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I just realized the instructions on the Darden application regarding recommendations are a little vague. For reapplicants, are we supposed to submit only one recommendation (since our previous app had the requisite 2), or are we supposed to submit 3 all new recommendations?


I believe it will be one "NEW" application. There is no point re submitting the old one. You could get that checked with the admission staff.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2012, 19:30
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Where can I find Recommendation Questions for Darden 2013, before sending them to recommenders through online application ?

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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2012, 07:17
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Where can I find Recommendation Questions for Darden 2013, before sending them to recommenders through online application ?

+1

I remember having this same question when I was applying. The Darden application page, from what I recall, is fairly different from those of other schools and not very easy to navigate. I don't know if they've changed the system for this year, but I couldn't find those rec questions before submitting them either.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2012, 01:17
Do reapplicants need to write an essay explaining how are they better this time? or is it just 1 extra recommendation that needs to be submitted.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 01:35
One of my recommend-er is out of town. He will be able to submit the recommendation only on Tuesday/Wednesday. Can I still go ahead and submit rest of my application for EA round i.e. by Monday? Would they consider it part of EA round or move it to the next round? If you have been through similar experience or are a member of adcom/current student, please do help.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 13:18
Is there no pdf version to have a review before pressing "submit" ??
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