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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 09:28
Does anyone know of any instances where Darden has not interviewed and accepted an applicant? I've done several Darden events including local alumni events as well as the open house, but I have not been invited for an interview. On top of this I was able to get an answer from admissions if my app was included for Round 1 review as one of my reviewers submitted a bit late.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 11:56
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Several of my friends applying to schools last year said that the people who wrote their recommendations got a phone call to verify their identity/position etc. Has anyone heard from any of their recommendors that they received a call yet? Do schools always do this and at what point in the process?


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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 15:36
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I thought they called to verify recommenders before they accepted you - so I was worried that they hadn't checked me yet


I also read that some schools use automatic fraud detection software, so if a recommender used the same computer as you did or had a similar IP address or whatever other criteria might be established, the adcom could call to verify that the recommender is real and is recommending you. But long story, short, I don't think whether or not they have been contacted would mean anything at this stage in the game.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 19:25
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Does anyone know of any instances where Darden has not interviewed and accepted an applicant? I've done several Darden events including local alumni events as well as the open house, but I have not been invited for an interview. On top of this I was able to get an answer from admissions if my app was included for Round 1 review as one of my reviewers submitted a bit late.
I've seen people w/o invite getting waitlist, and then interviewed for an admit at Darden.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 08:01
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Does anyone know of any instances where Darden has not interviewed and accepted an applicant? I've done several Darden events including local alumni events as well as the open house, but I have not been invited for an interview. On top of this I was able to get an answer from admissions if my app was included for Round 1 review as one of my reviewers submitted a bit late.
I've seen people w/o invite getting waitlist, and then interviewed for an admit at Darden.


The Q&A on the Darden admissions blog says the opposite.

Question: Can you be placed on the waitlist if you do not interview? And if so, would you then need to interview to be admitted from the waitlist?

Answer: You cannot be placed on the waitlist without an interview.

http://blogs.darden.virginia.edu/admissions/2012/12/05/admissions-qa-application-status-waitlist-and-general-admissions-topics/
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 09:58
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The Q&A on the Darden admissions blog says the opposite.

Question: Can you be placed on the waitlist if you do not interview? And if so, would you then need to interview to be admitted from the waitlist?

Answer: You cannot be placed on the waitlist without an interview.

http://blogs.darden.virginia.edu/admissions/2012/12/05/admissions-qa-application-status-waitlist-and-general-admissions-topics/


Weekly Darden chats said the same. You'll only be waitlisted with an interview.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 20:02
I was on that chat that Krudget mentioned. I was also on the chat today and I think they are pretty close to being done with interview invites. So long Darden, it's been a fun ride.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 09:25
Is it wrong for me to assume that Darden places less weight on the essays as compared to numbers and resume? I'm saying this because theres only 1 essay (which does not address career goals) and no optional essay option.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2012, 09:34
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Is it wrong for me to assume that Darden places less weight on the essays as compared to numbers and resume? I'm saying this because theres only 1 essay (which does not address career goals) and no optional essay option.


There is only one "essay", however if you go through the application online, there are 2 other text boxes stuck in there for "short answer" questions - one is about your contribution to your learning team and the other is about your career goals. There is also a short answer text box for "additional info" at the end (optional essay)
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2012, 20:12
Hey guys, when should we expect calls to start going out?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2012, 22:29
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Hey guys, when should we expect calls to start going out?


It'll start from Tue morning, if the same as last year. Good luck!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 04:29
These next two days are going to be some of the longest of my life
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 06:35
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These next two days are going to be some of the longest of my life


Same here! Good luck everyone!!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 07:22
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These next two days are going to be some of the longest of my life


Somehow, I never feel the wait difficult. The difficult part is that 'moment of truth' when you log in, check status and face the decision.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 12:20
Can any one chime in about the opportunities in healthcare after Darden?
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Can any one chime in about the opportunities in healthcare after Darden?


http://www.darden.virginia.edu/web/MBA/Academics/Curriculum-Electives/Areas/Specialty-Areas/

Go there and click on Health Care.

While there aren't many opportunities coursework-wise, the health care club seems fantastic and Philippe Sommer's Bio-Innovation course seems really neat. While it's not as established healthcare-wise as Wharton or Fuqua, and not pushing healthcare as much as up-and-coming Owen or Kenan-Flagler, there are certainly the opportunities at Darden. I've reached out to a bunch of people at Darden regarding this, and they still match people with careers at terrific companies in the health care sector. Some of the folks on that site would be a great start to ask about specifics.
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All the best today people. Anyone knows if scholarships will be announced in the call?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 06:26
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All the best today people. Anyone knows if scholarships will be announced in the call?


Previous years scholarship info has been mentioned only in the acceptance letter that you get in the mail. I'm not sure if it's the same this year though.

Best of luck to everyone!! The wait is so hard right now.
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Okay so which jerk in the Admissions Office thought today would be a good day to send out an email about global opportunities at Darden? Did they not know I would have a heart attack when I saw a Darden email in my inbox?!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 06:56
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Okay so which jerk in the Admissions Office thought today would be a good day to send out an email about global opportunities at Darden? Did they not know I would have a heart attack when I saw a Darden email in my inbox?!


I thought the same thing. So cruel :) Probably a practical joke they like to pull on nervous applicants :)
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