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First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 11:58
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I am from this country from South Africa but I went to a US school for my undergrad education.......As far as I know, I think there is no one from my country attending the top MBA program in the states. If I get into one of them, I might the first person ever to go to a top-tier program.

Is that fact going to put me at a advantage in the admission process?
My top choice is Wharton. What does it take to get into Wharton?

Please feel free to give me any insights or suggestions....Thanks.

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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:00
Ok, I'll bite, what country are you from?
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:01
Is your country so small that you actually know every single person and therefore can verify that no one else from your country has attended any of these schools in the 100 years that some of them have existed? That's a pretty big claim you're making.
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:10
Put me down for Laos, Brunei, or Burma.
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:10
I am 98% sure that no one from my country ever went to the top MBA programs....There is only a small community of students in the states and....we pretty much know what each of us is doing. A couple of my friends are in Medical Schools (not top programs though)....but for JD and MBA, I have never heard anyone attempting it. Also, I have read class profiles on several schools' websites and...my country's name is not mentioned in the list of countries where students come from.
May be we are not at that level as other super-smart ppl who got into top programs. We will see.

How should I mention this fact in my applcation so that it works in my favor?
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:13
You still didn't tell us what country you are from. Also, list out which schools you are calling "top" programs. This way we are all defining them the same way as you when we respond.

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I am 98% sure that no one from my country ever went to the top MBA programs....There is only a small community of students in the states and....we pretty much know what each of us is doing. A couple of my friends are in Medical Schools (not top programs though)....but for JD and MBA, I have never heard anyone attempting it. I have read class profiles on several schools' websites and...my country's name is not mentioned in the list of countries where students come from.
May be we are not at that level as other super-smart ppl who got into top programs. We will see.

How should I mention this fact in my applcation so that it works in my favor?
Any advice?
Thanks.

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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:14
BTW, which country are you from? I guess anybody reading this post will be more curious to know your country of origin than who will be winning the election...... :lol:
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:15
Maybe East Timor?
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:20
By top programs, I mean those top 10 schools. (Harvard, Standford, Wharton...etc)
Sorry, :oops: I don't think I should mention my country's name...for personal reasons. Lets just say country X.
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:21
If I were a betting man, which I'm not, except on days ending with 'y', I would put my money on Brunei.
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:23
I put Brunei in my guessing because its so small......but you would think somebody in the Sultan's posse would want an American MBA for bragging rights???

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If I were a betting man, which I'm not, except on days ending with 'y', I would put my money on Brunei.

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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:23
It makes no sense to start this thread if you do not want to say the name of the country you are from.

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By top programs, I mean those top 10 schools. (Harvard, Standford, Wharton...etc)
Sorry, :oops: I don't think I should mention my country's name...for personal reasons. Lets just say country X.

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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:24
Correct me if I'm wrong but "days" ends in an "s" :-D

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If I were a betting man, which I'm not, except on days ending with 'y', I would put my money on Brunei.

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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:30
This is so frustrating! TELL US YOUR COUNTRY!

Wouldnt it be funny if he said "Hello, I am from this country in the Australian continent"....because at least we could guess on that and be confident in our guesses!!!
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:37
jallenmorris wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong but "days" ends in an "s" :-D

YihWei wrote:
If I were a betting man, which I'm not, except on days ending with 'y', I would put my money on Brunei.

LOL, how about, "on any day ending in 'y'"? :lol:

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This is so frustrating! TELL US YOUR COUNTRY!

Wouldnt it be funny if he said "Hello, I am from this country in the Australian continent"....because at least we could guess on that and be confident in our guesses!!!

We should play 20 questions. Is your country by the ocean?!
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:40
Does your country contain an "Aung San Suu Kyi"?
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:41
If I read the previous post correctly...... You said Asia?
Is it N.Korea then? :roll:
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:43
I'll be smart and say the guy has to be from Thailand!! :shock:
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:47
Atleast I know two folks graduated with a business degree, one from Wharton and another from Haas who were Thai....
Easy guess eh?
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Re: First applicant ever from my country [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2008, 12:50
I am going to say East Timor as well ..newly consituted country where the number of students going abroad may be relatively low given the socio-economic situation there.

But if the kind gent will not tell us than it is all moot ...
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