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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 03 Jun 2012, 07:23
No, but anyone who can understand it can probably get into HBS :)
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2012, 07:56
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If it helps, I just ran this test with my profile. It said I should not get into Michigan... but I will be attending Ross in the fall.
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 11 Jun 2012, 21:56
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If it helps, I just ran this test with my profile. It said I should not get into Michigan... but I will be attending Ross in the fall.


Interesting! thanks for your input. What made the difference in your opinion? are there any strong sides in your profile the got you admitted but the calculator didn't give you enough credit for?
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2012, 13:46
Same, I was 10 points off of Johnson but am matriculating next fall. This whole process is too hard to try and make cookie cutter like this.
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2012, 07:23
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Same, I was 10 points off of Johnson but am matriculating next fall. This whole process is too hard to try and make cookie cutter like this.


I agree it's not science and accurate prediction is impossible. Can you share what do you think made the difference in your case? what are the main points the tool was wrong about?
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2012, 18:45
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One thing's for sure, if you do not apply, you'll definitely not be accepted. lol
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2012, 11:20
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Same, I was 10 points off of Johnson but am matriculating next fall. This whole process is too hard to try and make cookie cutter like this.


I agree it's not science and accurate prediction is impossible. Can you share what do you think made the difference in your case? what are the main points the tool was wrong about?

It's hard to say really. I think my international work experience as a US candidate helped. I think I had a really good interview (which this does not account for). And most importantly I was passionate about Cornell and I let it show. While it doesn't always work, if you show the Adcom some love, they will be more likely to show you love.
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 18:32
Any engineers with a background in BME have success with Vocaz? It seems like most engineers are in the IT or ME field, I dont see to many ChemE or BME on these boards.
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2012, 18:50
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Any engineers with a background in BME have success with Vocaz? It seems like most engineers are in the IT or ME field, I dont see to many ChemE or BME on these boards.

I'm a ChemE. :)
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2012, 07:02
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It's hard to say really. I think my international work experience as a US candidate helped. I think I had a really good interview (which this does not account for). And most importantly I was passionate about Cornell and I let it show. While it doesn't always work, if you show the Adcom some love, they will be more likely to show you love.


That's brilliant! "just show them some love", so simple :)
You can't put a price on love, and you definitely can't insert it into a statistical tool!
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 07:46
Speaking of love, some schools ask you which other b-schools you are applying to. Anyone knows if the answer to that question affects admission chances? should I say "I love you so much and therefore not applying to any other school"? :wink:

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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 13 Jul 2012, 04:21
I just did this for entertainment purposes, like you see the horoscopes based on zodiacs & what not, and entertained I was!! :P

This, without the slightest shred of doubt, is the most stupid algorithm ever created! As per this, I shouldn't have even entertained thoughts of applying to Chicago Booth, it was that much of a stretch!

I would seriously advise everyone not to look at this tool before applying to any school. This is just stupid and might end up demotivating you. You are much better of channelizing your energies and time positively elsewhere.
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2012, 07:36
OK, good to know. Can anyone answer my previous question about admitting which other b-schools you are applying to?
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2012, 07:57
I had answered genuinely that I was applying to three schools. Figured that I didn't have anything to lose..

Not sure if this piece of information is used for qualitative evaluation of a candidate or just for statistical / data mining purposes..I would tend to believe its more of the latter..
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2012, 07:16
That's what I thought, it wouldn't be fair to ask such question and then use my answer against me.
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2012, 07:23
Oh, no... why so pessimistic?
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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 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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Re: Engineers - Is the free Vocaz Chances Indication accurate? [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 19:10
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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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