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Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2008, 16:38
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Didn't have a clear idea on the admit situation for desis.. Hence, thought of starting a thread.

Desi = Indian national (No GC, No dual citizenship)

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Results: xxx (admit), yyy (ding), zzz (waiting)
Brief profile: age, education, school (IIT, REC, non IIT/ non REC/MS etc...), GMAT, WE, type of WE (IT, sales etc..)
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2008, 16:49
Schools applied: Duke, Tepper, Ross, Cornell, Goizueta, Kellogg (not sure at this point)
Results: Duke (ding), Tepper (ding), Ross (waiting for result), Cornell (waiting for interview), Goizueta (waiting for result)
Brief profile: 30, B.E. - non IIT/ non REC, but a reputed university in India, 740, 8yrs, IT, Leading onsite and offshore teams, bunch of ECs.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2008, 17:02
I got this idea yesterday,after the Duke ding to figure out how rest of the desis are doing.Glad you opened one.

Profile:Indian/IT/Male/27 yrs/750/Engg from a good univ/MS(3.6)/3.5 yrs exp.

Significant leadership and ECs.

School:Duke
Status:Ding.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2008, 17:35
Profile:Indian/IT/Female/28 yrs/680/Engg from a good univ(NonIIT/nonREC)-University First/MS(4.0)/5 yrs exp by Aug 2009.
Lead Leadership roles in Extra Curriculars.

Schools:NYU Stern PT (Accepted), Duke (Accepted), Tepper (WL), Darden(Waiting for Interview)
Withdrawing Tepper & Darden in few days.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2008, 21:39
Profile:Indian/Male/24 yrs/750/Engg from a good univ/2.5 yrs exp.

Significant leadership and ECs.

School:Wharton
Status:Accepted and matriculating!

School: Cornell
Status: Accepted

School: Columbia
Status: Ding

School: Stern
Status: Withdrawn

School: Yale
Status: Withdrawn
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2008, 02:45
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Profile:Indian/Male/24 yrs/750/Engg from a good univ/2.5 yrs exp.

Significant leadership and ECs.

School:Wharton
Status:Accepted and matriculating!

School: Cornell
Status: Accepted

School: Columbia
Status: Ding

School: Stern
Status: Withdrawn

School: Yale
Status: Withdrawn


Congrats on Wharton!

I have seen many candidate "withdrawing" their applications. I've not really understood the concept? Haven't you already paid for application/spent too many hours on the essays? So why withdraw..

Shed some light, please.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2008, 06:36
Im not indian, white as Wonder bread. But I was curious what "desi" meant so I came over to check it out.

As to the questions of withdrawing applications. If you get into your dream school and there isn't any amount of money that could pull you away from that decision, then out of general curtesy for the adcom staffs and applicants at other schools, you should withdraw your application. It lets the adcoms move on to another application, and opens a spot for someone else who dream school might be the very one you are withdrawing your application from.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2008, 11:04
Noticed this thread just now and I think it is a good idea. aakashganga +1

Schools applied: Tuck, Ross, Duke, Tepper, ISB, UNC, Georgetown
Results: Tuck (ding), Duke (ding), Tepper (ding), Ross (waiting for result), UNC (waiting for result), Georgetown (will be applying soon)
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2008, 19:13
domtri33 wrote:
Im not indian, white as Wonder bread. But I was curious what "desi" meant so I came over to check it out.

"Desi" means "country" in Hindi (I share your Wonder Bread complexion).
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2008, 19:24
Thanks!! Learn something new everyday.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 21 Dec 2008, 04:42
Hey,

Nice idea for a thread. I havent really been active on GMATClub since my GMAT.
Here is my profile and current statuses ->

Profile:Indian/IT/Male/25 yrs/760/Engg from BIT Mesra/3 yrs exp. (2yrs Onsite France)

Some leadership and good ECs.

School: Columbia
Status: Ding :shock:

School: Wharton
Status: Waitlist :?:

School: Kelloggs
Status: Interview Done :)
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 05:51
Hey,

Nice idea indeed.
Profile:Indian/IT/Male/27 yrs/750/B.Tech. IIT/6 yrs at matriculation
1 yr onsite/ modest ECs.

School: Duke
Status: Accepted and Matriculating

School: Darden
Status: Invited for interview; withdrawn.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 06:23
Hi All,

Here goes...

Profile:Indian/Telecom/Male/27 yrs/740/B.E - private college good scores/3.76 GPA MS/4.5 yrs FT in Fall 09 +1.5 yrs internships/national squash/district badminton and basketball/traveller throughout
Good ECs, community involvement

School: Duke
Status: WL then DING

School: Tepper
Status: WL

School: Cornell
Status: Waiting for interview

School: UT
Status: Waiting for interview

School: Ross
Status: In the process of applying

School: Columbia
Status: In the process of applying
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 11:26
Hey

Good to know we have a dedicated "for Indians" thread.

Had applied to Wharton, Booth, LBS, Stern, Stanford, ISB in R1

Status check : Wharton (WL :| ), Booth (Dinged :( ), LBS (WL :| ), Stern (Waiting for IV invite), Stanford (Waiting for IV invite as a reliance fellow) and ISB (Admitted :) )

My profile : M/730/Mech Eng./3 years in Corp Finance background

Waitlist is going to be a huge patience tester over the next few months :roll: plannin my R2 very carefully now :|

All the best to others on the thread.....

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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 11:58
Good idea to start a desi thread:)

Schools applied: Booth, Ross, Duke, Tepper, UNC, Emory
Results: Booth (ding), Duke (ding), Tepper (Yet to submit R2), Ross (waiting for result), UNC (Admitted), Emory (applied, no interview yet)
Brief profile: 29, Female, B.Tech.(NIT), 710, 5.5yrs, IT, Project Leadership experiences, modest ECs.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 15:48
vmh - do you mind if I add you to the LBS list on the LBS applicants thread : 106-t70701

Come around and register your interest - we've got a good crowd going.

vmh wrote:
Hey

Good to know we have a dedicated "for Indians" thread.

Had applied to Wharton, Booth, LBS, Stern, Stanford, ISB in R1

Status check : Wharton (WL :| ), Booth (Dinged :( ), LBS (WL :| ), Stern (Waiting for IV invite), Stanford (Waiting for IV invite as a reliance fellow) and ISB (Admitted :) )

My profile : M/730/Mech Eng./3 years in Corp Finance background

Waitlist is going to be a huge patience tester over the next few months :roll: plannin my R2 very carefully now :|

All the best to others on the thread.....

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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 17:25
congrats SV6, abhyudaya and sterny...

For those on W/L, see the brighter side of the status...

For those dinged, here is my story... You can certainly find some consolation from it...

This all happened in last 2 months..

Dinged at Duke. Wify had an accident in next 2 days. Car was totaled. Wify treated for some injuries. Had to look for a used car (didn't want another loan on new..), missed a deadline, have been asked to work throughout the holidays, dinged at Tepper, Wify had another accident (not her fault this time), had to handle insurance claims, towing, repairs...

I am 30 and need to get into school soon... getting old :)

btw, of those dinged, did anyone try to find out the reasons? I see many profiles here who have strong profiles for the schools they applied, yet got dinged... Can anyone think of any reasons?
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 18:07
aakashganga wrote:

This all happened in last 2 months..

Dinged at Duke. Wify had an accident in next 2 days. Car was totaled. Wify treated for some injuries. Had to look for a used car (didn't want another loan on new..), missed a deadline, have been asked to work throughout the holidays, dinged at Tepper, Wify had another accident (not her fault this time), had to handle insurance claims, towing, repairs...

I am 30 and need to get into school soon... getting old :)

btw, of those dinged, did anyone try to find out the reasons? I see many profiles here who have strong profiles for the schools they applied, yet got dinged... Can anyone think of any reasons?


Looks like u had a pretty painful past few months.Sorry to hear that.

Coming to my Duke ding,I think it boils down to my essays.So trying to improve them with the help of some kind people in this forum.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 18:20
aakashganga wrote:
congrats SV6, abhyudaya and sterny...

For those on W/L, see the brighter side of the status...

For those dinged, here is my story... You can certainly find some consolation from it...

This all happened in last 2 months..

Dinged at Duke. Wify had an accident in next 2 days. Car was totaled. Wify treated for some injuries. Had to look for a used car (didn't want another loan on new..), missed a deadline, have been asked to work throughout the holidays, dinged at Tepper, Wify had another accident (not her fault this time), had to handle insurance claims, towing, repairs...

I am 30 and need to get into school soon... getting old :)

btw, of those dinged, did anyone try to find out the reasons? I see many profiles here who have strong profiles for the schools they applied, yet got dinged... Can anyone think of any reasons?


Sorry to hear sir..yet you can still smile, gives all of us reason not to lose heart.
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Re: Indian Admits 2009 : Keep all desi discussions here! [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2008, 18:22
aakashganga,

Really sorry to hear about your wife's recent accidents. I hope she recovers soon and I hope that you get your admit in the next few months.

As you all must have read, I got dinged at Tuck, Tepper and Duke in a span of 2 days. My hopes crashed in a really short time. I called up Tuck and Duke today for feedback. Tuck admission representative was really nice as always is the case. She said they do offer feedback, but not immediately. I should be sending an email requesting for it and they would reply to me only after spring. I think by Spring she meant when all the admission rounds were done. I am planning to send that email soon. Duke admissions rep said that they do not offer any feedback. I tried calling Tepper too, but their phone line was busy continuously. I hope it was busy bcos they were offering feedback to other applicants like me. :)
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