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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 18:23
mNeo wrote:
Have you guys had such a sponsored vacation in the past? I did something like this when a company invited me for an on-campus interview. I had no interest in the job, but the free flights and the 2 nights stay were too good to pass. Then when they asked me about expected salary, I said, "Double my current salary". They never called me back .. so .. I never had to reject their offer after enjoying vacation on their money. Win Win.

Well .. now that I've started considering entrepreneurship, I can see what a cheapo I was back then. If someone does the same to mNeo Technologies, I'll just kill him. :evil:


When I was in college I was recruited by a few places, I think I ended up going on 4 trips and as a result of each I pretty much decided I didn't want to work for them. It kind of backfired for them, then again its better than hiring me, training me up some and then my hating it and leaving. GE Nuc field engineering was horrible, everyone I talked to basically told me not to take the job cause all you do is live out of a suitcase and its super stressful. Caterpillar was in Peoria Illinois and just seeing the area made me not want the job though it was an awesome job with great benefits. I didn't scam a trip to Amsterdam like a few of my friends who went on an interview with a major shipping company there even though they didn't want to job.

Coming from a super specific major with only a few hundred people who graduate in it every year we were heavily recruited by some companies. I had 9 job offers by Christmas and there was only one kid in my major without at least 3 offers. It was so competitive that I actually had two offers from companies that just got my name from professors, I never interviewed and never sent a resume. Now I guess kids still are getting offers but not like 5 years ago and companies aren't flying half a dozen kids in to interview in person anymore. That was immediately following 9/11 where a third of my classmates were joining the navy or marines and all the companies had a ton openings to fill.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 13:34
Now these MBA emails are turning into a nuisance. I keep getting one every day.
I dont want to tag them as spam as I might stop getting some valuable emails in that way.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 06:43
I got an email from Stanford last night inviting me to an info session via the GMASS system. I wish Stanford was a gmat whore.... Although with all the 760s, 770s, 780s and 790s that have been posted lately, I am no longer particularly special.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 10:50
bherronp wrote:
I got an email from Stanford last night inviting me to an info session via the GMASS system. I wish Stanford was a gmat whore.... Although with all the 760s, 770s, 780s and 790s that have been posted lately, I am no longer particularly special.


Yea I received the same mail, was really excited then I thought better of it. Still, it made me feel better at least until I got the comments on my Wharton essays...
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 11:32
Looks like Stanford doesnt like me right from the word go. How come I dont get these emails ? I thought my 760 was good enuff but after seeing these posts, I feel I have underperformed. I am thinking abt retaking the test
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 13:28
um, I have a 760 and I'm perfectly happy with it... even with all the 770-790's here.

You have to remember, this forum is NOT a good representation of the real world.... statistically less than a fraction of a percent of people get over 760...
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 14:01
There is just no way in hell Stanford is sending these emails to high GMAT scorers only. And I don't think anybody even claimed that in the previous posts.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 14:47
I was disappointed with my 740 at first cause I knew I could do better and saw a bunch of people get 770s right around the time I took mine. I am fine with it since in reality I am not competing against most them and 740 is still at the upper end of the 80% range of all schools.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 15:54
that's the right attitude river! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 16:08
It seems to be this site has an amazingly strong Indian population. Since so many of them have gotten 750+ they tend to motivate each other to do even better. I am sure as a whole they are not representative of their demographic but they give people who visit that perception.

You guys need to take very generic americanized screennames so we wont know your Indian then it wont add to that view as being the most academically well qualified demographic. Something related to nascar, jeeps, baseball, football, beer, you know all those things everyone in the world pictures when thinking of Americans would work well. You Know Junior8, Packers-n-Bud, Jeep-Bro or something like that.

Then add an avatar with a picture similar to this.

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This would give more than just the other Indians the feeling they need to improve on their 720s. You put something like this on here and say you got a 770, then I bet everyone will feel the need to get an 800.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 16:14
LOL River! Haha... I guess my username sounds Eastern European then ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 16:41
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LOL River! Haha... I guess my username sounds Eastern European then ;)


For some reason this is how I picture you on your way to the first day of classes Kry...

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I would love to see an applicant from Kazakhstan show up to an interview with a mustache and hair like Borat...I don't think anyone would forget them.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 16:45
I actually was about to post the same thing. For some reason, I picture Kryzak as an Eastern European as well ;-)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 16:47
Based on experience dahcrap- give it a couple of weeks from your exam date before you start getting "spammed" with all sorts of emails from schools. I think for some reason, there is a lag between the time you take the exam and the time you start getting solicited.

dahcrap wrote:
Looks like Stanford doesnt like me right from the word go. How come I dont get these emails ? I thought my 760 was good enuff but after seeing these posts, I feel I have underperformed. I am thinking abt retaking the test
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 16:48
dosa_don wrote:
I actually was about to post the same thing. For some reason, I picture Kryzak as an Eastern European as well ;-)


me too
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 17:16
LOL! Haha, I kinda wish I were unique like that! ;)

But yes, Kryzak is a Polish or Czech last name... as I found out. ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2007, 18:05
I received a viewbook and invitation letter from Tuck this week, it gave me a warm fuzzy feeling :lol:. Too bad the GMAT score isn't nearly enough to get me an automatic admit there.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2007, 12:30
riverripper wrote:
It seems to be this site has an amazingly strong Indian population. Since so many of them have gotten 750+ they tend to motivate each other to do even better. I am sure as a whole they are not representative of their demographic but they give people who visit that perception.

You guys need to take very generic americanized screennames so we wont know your Indian then it wont add to that view as being the most academically well qualified demographic. Something related to nascar, jeeps, baseball, football, beer, you know all those things everyone in the world pictures when thinking of Americans would work well. You Know Junior8, Packers-n-Bud, Jeep-Bro or something like that.

Then add an avatar with a picture similar to this.

Image

This would give more than just the other Indians the feeling they need to improve on their 720s. You put something like this on here and say you got a 770, then I bet everyone will feel the need to get an 800.


do i detect some disdain towards North American culture? Your disrespect is offensive... I don't drink beer, watch nascar, or drive a jeep, etc.. etc.. so your distorted world view seems based too much on a redneck stereotype. you based you argument on an unrepresentative sample. sorry river ripper, you failed that AWA/CR question (LOL). regardless, if that is someone's culture who are you to judge?

if you do not care for North American culture, by all means get your MBA at INSEAD or some top Indian University (do any exist?).

BTW would you like it if someone posted that when most of the world thinks of India, we think of foul smelling folks, an over crowded toxic waste land littered with industrial waste, and brainless code slinging drones who are happy to live in abhorable filth that even the poorest homeless denizens of the first world would not even tolerate?

Nope. Didn't think so. BTW, I have some desi friends and live in an area with lots of desi's here on work visas. I do not agree with the statement above and always try to respect other people's culture. If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it. So please, stay out of my country. I never understood why people migrate to other countries to gripe and whine about their culture... just stay put and don't travel if you can't deal with culture shock.

I'm off to tutor some Indian guy now. He got his B.Com in India and is a Network Engineer. Poor sap scored a 20 Q on his last CAT.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2007, 12:56
Heh. Sorry, this discussion seems to be veering down a nasty path.

Honestly, I did not find river's post offensive, but before we start arguing against and flaming each other, I am going to lock this thread. There are no possible positives that can come from it anymore.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2007, 18:43
ncprasad wrote:
Heh. Sorry, this discussion seems to be veering down a nasty path.

Honestly, I did not find river's post offensive, but before we start arguing against and flaming each other, I am going to lock this thread. There are no possible positives that can come from it anymore.


ncprasad,

I don't think locking forums with heated discussions will solve the underlying problem, which is learning how to be polite and mindful of other people feelings. I'm sure river didn't mean to be offensive but something about his post offended anony. Clearly, we just need to learn how to be more sensitive. That said, I am unlocking this forum with a warning for all users to be nice towards each other.

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