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# Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate?

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22 Aug 2012, 08:59
Who said they should be fair? life isn't fair, and we all know how much b-schools care about yield, so they might not accept you if they think you won't matriculate.
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30 Aug 2012, 07:23
Oh, no... why so pessimistic?
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07 Sep 2012, 23:02
I'm not pessimistic, I'm realistic. I'm just trying to understand the rules of the game and play by them...
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16 Sep 2012, 07:58
I looked at their list of well known companies which supposed to give you an edge and I think some companies are missing, and some shouldn't be there.
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16 Sep 2012, 19:10
cowboy wrote:
I looked at their list of well known companies which supposed to give you an edge and I think some companies are missing, and some shouldn't be there.

Good point. On a side note...does this tool assume all engineers have the same job function or backgrounds (I would guess electrical or comp eng)? What about other kinds of engineers?
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26 Sep 2012, 09:36
What other kinds of engineers did you mean and how are they different it terms of admission chances?
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26 Sep 2012, 11:04
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What other kinds of engineers did you mean and how are they different it terms of admission chances?

From reading this forum, it seems to me that most engineers hail from the IT sector and are some form of EE/CE. My question was more along the lines for the other types of engineers (Mechanical, Chem, Bio) in other sectors (oil/gas, auto, healthcare/pharma) and functions (sales, R&D, manufacturing, logistics, etc).
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05 Oct 2012, 23:29
I'm not sure how other types of engineers differ in terms of admission chances, but since b-schools always try to diversify the class, it might be an advantage if you are an engineer from a more unique sector or background.
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24 Oct 2012, 22:37
Exactly, you need to differentiate yourself from this large applicants pool and demonstrate as unique profile as possible. That way you are competing against a smaller pool of candidates and therefore have higher admission chances.
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02 Nov 2012, 23:49
That makes a lot of sense. You just need to figure out what are the big groups/types of engineers, if you are in one of those you should think what makes you stand out.
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12 Nov 2012, 08:17
I agree too, you can only estimate how big is the pool you are in. Having a unique background is great (Navy Engineer from Sri Lanka... i wish) but obviously it's not something you can change when you are already applying.
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26 Nov 2012, 10:06
mourinhogmat1 wrote:

So, if you are run off the mill types like Indian Engineer IT then you better get a high GMAT Score and apply.

I think many Indian engineers have high GMAT, so it's probably not the right way to differentiate yourself, maybe you should even go for low GMAT just in order to stand out
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05 Dec 2012, 08:27
Ha ha!
That's an interesting strategy, my friend. Try it and let us all know how it went
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13 Dec 2012, 08:00
Does anyone knows which schools are "engineers friendly"? can one assume that schools that are ranked higher at categories like IT or information system are more engineers friendly?
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22 Dec 2012, 23:53
MIT comes to mind, and also Tepper and McCombs, although I'm not sure it works that way. You can look at the class profile at each school to see the educational background of students.
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04 Jan 2013, 00:01
Good idea, thanks! I'd also add Stanford to that list.
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14 Jan 2013, 08:25
Stanford are not friendly to anyone
with 6% admission rate, it's like they have a big angry bouncer standing at the door...
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23 Jan 2013, 23:47
You have a point, i was only referring to their links to tech firms of the Silicon Valley...
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24 Jan 2013, 10:49
We'll never actually know if the tool is accurate. Someone who gets in but shows up as a long shot in the tool, could conceivably have gotten a hail mary pass from the adcom, deciding there was some little spark they liked. Getting in doesn't mean you were a shoe-in, it just means you got in.

On the other hand, the useful part of the tool is that it reminds you of the many different layers of the application. Promotions, GPA, recs, essays, etc. are all taken into consideration. The assigned values may be spot, but most likely they differ by school, so just make sure each piece of the puzzle you submit is as close to perfect as it can be.

Some of you may have wildly under-estimated yourselves as well. As an arrogant bitch, I scored myself top marks in everything! hahaha.
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14 Feb 2013, 05:28
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I'm new to this site and the interesting thing for me re: the application process, is all the talk about making yourself unique. No one's that unique in this process (except maybe a mature hopeful with a lot of work experience) and frankly I think uniqueness is the wrong angle. I would imagine adcoms want to hear why you want their school (why DO you want that school?) and would like to know how what their school has to offer fits in with your plans for the future (you DO have plans for the future?). Confidence, vision, that kind of thing. They already know you have stamina - let them know you hope to achieve something significant in life, with their help. That would almost be unique.
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