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    1) Share your thought process as you encountered a challenging work situation or complex problem. How did this experience change your perspective? (500 words maximum)


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Class Size - 320
Women - 35%
Men - 65%
Domestic Minorities - 20%
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 12:28
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Hosts: Jonathan (Fuqua), Molly (Fuqua), Aviva (Darden)
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 14:29
Hello,
Nice to see the thread. I am planning to apply to Darden as well. I am just a little surprised on the one essay format of its application process.

Cheers!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 16:45
If there are any prospective military applicants considering Darden, I wanted to let you know that on Monday, 3 September 2012, we are hosting a Veterans Open House to introduce active military and veteran applicants to the Darden School of Business and its three MBA formats: full-time MBA, MBA for Executives and the Global MBA for Executives.

The day will include:
• Welcome from Admissions representatives
• Distinguished veteran alumnus guest speaker
• Career Development panel
• Financial Aid information session with the UVA Veterans’ Affairs coordinator
• Class visit
• Lunch with Darden Military Association (DMA) members
• Tour of the Grounds
• Student life panel
• Pre-Open House gathering on Sunday, 2 September with members of the DMA

To register for this event, please visit the Darden Admissions homepage and look for the blog entry dated 24 July. I would have simply cut and pasted the link, but GMATClub won’t let me until I have five posts.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 17:59
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Nice to see the thread. I am planning to apply to Darden as well. I am just a little surprised on the one essay format of its application process.

Cheers!


There are two mini-essays at the application as well. About career goals (i.e. your elevator speech) and EC activities if I'm not mistaken. But 150 words each. It might have been changed this year though.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2012, 18:45
Don't miss out the last Fridays in July Admissions Event this Friday!

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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2012, 01:05
Round 1 here!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2012, 04:59
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LN03FZL wrote:
Hello,
Nice to see the thread. I am planning to apply to Darden as well. I am just a little surprised on the one essay format of its application process.

Cheers!


There are two mini-essays at the application as well. About career goals (i.e. your elevator speech) and EC activities if I'm not mistaken. But 150 words each. It might have been changed this year though.

I actually asked this question of the adcom on Monday over at a live BTG chat and she said the application would have short answers again this year, although she didn't confirm that the topics would be the same.
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2012, 07:17
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LN03FZL wrote:
Hello,
Nice to see the thread. I am planning to apply to Darden as well. I am just a little surprised on the one essay format of its application process.

Cheers!


There are two mini-essays at the application as well. About career goals (i.e. your elevator speech) and EC activities if I'm not mistaken. But 150 words each. It might have been changed this year though.


Oh Thanks for the info. 150 would be more like a short question-answer thing.

Another query: 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?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 22:27
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!
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2012, 22:32
Actually, the web site won't let me re-register with the same e-mail address ^^
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 06:40
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?
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Re: Darden (Virginia) 2013 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 03:44
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?
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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
LN03FZL wrote:
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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