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How do you get noticed at information sessions? [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 09:51
I went to an information session and my goal was to get the admission staff to notice me or remember my name. However, I'm not sure that happened and I'm not sure how to get that to happen. I asked and answered questions. I stated my name before speaking. But, I'm didn't get the feeling that those people will remember me.

How do you get yourself noticed at information sessions? Should I send a thank you letter to the admission director and thank them for holding such a great session?
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 13:13
Hey Keen,
I have been to a ton of info sessions and personally I can tell you that those are not really the forums where you try to somehow gain the confidence of an admissions director or anyone else responsible for admitting students. They are all there to sell you their school, not to scout out the best b-school recruits. I mean the admissions committee holds hundreds of these info sessions in several different countries..so don't feel bad if you got the feeling that you didn't leave an impression because I'm not sure that during those sessions they ever really give you a chance. It seems to me the only way to leave a strong impression on the adcom guys is to have a great GMAT score, great grades, phenomenal work experience and extremely interesting volunteer experience...but I could be wrong :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 14:45
I agree with greenandwise that info sessions are not usually a great forum for leaving a lasting impression- especially for the heavily oversubscribed schools. While these sessions can be a useful way of learning about schools, I have often had the feeling that students give far too much weight to the impressions they form from these brief sessions(e.g. "that admissions guy was a real jerk- I wouldn't want to go to a school who has someone like that represent them").
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 [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2005, 15:28
Thanks, I feel a bit better now.
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Re: How do you get noticed at information sessions? [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2005, 10:18
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Keen wrote:
I went to an information session and my goal was to get the admission staff to notice me or remember my name. However, I'm not sure that happened and I'm not sure how to get that to happen. I asked and answered questions. I stated my name before speaking. But, I'm didn't get the feeling that those people will remember me.

How do you get yourself noticed at information sessions? Should I send a thank you letter to the admission director and thank them for holding such a great session?

I agree with the other posters. Info sessions are places for you to get information, not get notices or make an imprssion.

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