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Help...with choosing schools for this year (or next) [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 03:07
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I got an admit from Weatherhead (50% scol), and from what I have unearthed so far, they are good for finance (ranked #5 in US - ask accepted). However, job opportunities are not so good in Ohio, and Weatherhead is very much a 'regional' school.
I am waiting for results from Simon, and it seems it is better than Weatherhead (location, overall rankings).

If I get admitted in Simon with good scol, fine.... if not, the question is - do I go to Weatherhead, or apply elsewhere next year ? I was thinking of aiming for the following -
Darden
UCLA
Ivey (Canada)
A good scholarship is must for me, so are these schools feasible given my profile ?

My GMAT - 700 (Q-50, V-34)
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Present Occupation - Analyst in Capital One

Thanks in advance,
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Re: Help...with choosing schools for this year (or next) [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2013, 22:40
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Well, I would pick Weatherhead with 50% scholarship.
I would also tag the post with proper tags, but that's me and I am old fashioned.

1. The employment stats are about the same
2. I think Simon has actually a worse location (though it is 3 hrs from NYC)
3. The schools are quite different so you have to look a bit at profile and curriculum and class size (Simon is about 2x)
4. Simon has better rankings but not $50K worth better since Simon grads average salary is 86K and Weatherhead $80K

P.S. about waiting to apply next year - if you think you have a chance, UCLA and Darden will give you $25k extra salary upon graduation compared to Simon/Weatherhead but they are top 10-20 schools and tough to get in. If you get dinged from Simon, that will be your sign not to bother with Anderson or Darden.

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Re: Help...with choosing schools for this year (or next) [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2013, 04:16
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Hi

I got an admit from Weatherhead (50% scol), and from what I have unearthed so far, they are good for finance (ranked #5 in US - ask accepted). However, job opportunities are not so good in Ohio, and Weatherhead is very much a 'regional' school.
I am waiting for results from Simon, and it seems it is better than Weatherhead (location, overall rankings).

If I get admitted in Simon with good scol, fine.... if not, the question is - do I go to Weatherhead, or apply elsewhere next year ? I was thinking of aiming for the following -
Darden
UCLA
Ivey (Canada)
A good scholarship is must for me, so are these schools feasible given my profile ?

My GMAT - 700 (Q-50, V-34)
4+ Work Experience
Present Occupation - Analyst in Capital One

Thanks in advance,
Adi



Not sure what is your criteria for picking up B schools. Darden and UCLA are both tough schools to get into. Add to that if you want scholarship from these schools means you are a top 10 US B School profile. To be honest nothing stops you from applying next year ,but the offer from Weatherhead would not be present next year. Your GMAT is ok for Darden and with a solid story and good recos I see you have decent chance at Darden. UCLA is more of tech school , so unless you want to end up on West Coast with tech companies , UCLA could be little wayward for your career. For finance Simon would be a better choice for finance.
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Re: Help...with choosing schools for this year (or next) [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2013, 22:18
Hi Adi,

I would suggest you to wait and give a shot in your shortlisted b-schools. You may also target Duke, Ross, Emory, McDonough, CMU-Tepper, Rice-Jones, McCombs, Kenan-Flagler, Rotman, McGill and Schulich. You may also try your chance sin b-schools. You may try your chances in b-schools by clicking http://www.general-ed.com/bschool-selector

To be able to convert your chances from application to admission, you must demonstrate team work and leadership story in application essays and showcase achievements in or outside work place, ability to work with others and other aptitudes during final interviews.

Feel free to post any other concerns you might have. You can PM your details to have a discussion over your profile and selection of b-school(s).

Cheers!!
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Hi

I got an admit from Weatherhead (50% scol), and from what I have unearthed so far, they are good for finance (ranked #5 in US - ask accepted). However, job opportunities are not so good in Ohio, and Weatherhead is very much a 'regional' school.
I am waiting for results from Simon, and it seems it is better than Weatherhead (location, overall rankings).

If I get admitted in Simon with good scol, fine.... if not, the question is - do I go to Weatherhead, or apply elsewhere next year ? I was thinking of aiming for the following -
Darden
UCLA
Ivey (Canada)
A good scholarship is must for me, so are these schools feasible given my profile ?

My GMAT - 700 (Q-50, V-34)
4+ Work Experience
Present Occupation - Analyst in Capital One

Thanks in advance,
Adi

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