Now that I am totally done with submitting R2 apps, need to spend some time on developing a solid strategy to get off the Tepper WL.
Need some inputs from the club gurus to select which amongst the following is effective and in what sequence.
1)Report a TOEFL score where I scored a 30/30 in writing section, to offset low AWA 4.5 (and remove any shadow of doubt on my writing skills.). I am an intl...so this test score might help.
2)Show more fit with the program through a 1-page essay.(I def. did a poor job in highlighting the numerous resources that CMU provides in my area of interest)
3)Try to see if some of the students I had contacted early on can write in a reco (depends heavily on whether they are interested to do this).
4)Write a crisp essay...2-3 paras clarifying my goals better. Vague originally.
5)Addnl essay...2-3 paras...showing how I can contribute to the Tepper community. (Was vague on this in my original essays).
I already visited school and made some contacts. I don't believe visiting again willhelp. But I will contact some folks again to get some more details and highlight that in addnl matl.