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New post 31 Mar 2014, 04:26
Hello,

I've been very fortunate to get into a few US BSchools. But I'm a bit confused on which one to attend. It would be great if someone can advise.

The admits I have received are -

1) Foster - No scholarship
2) Kelley - 50% scholarship

I would like to get into Management Consulting or Marketing. I am also not very specific on the type of industry.

My concerns regarding Kelley are -

1) Because of its location, it would be difficult to get internships and placements.

2) A bigger class size. More international students and hence more competition for the companies that come to campus.

3) I'm also a little worried about my GMAT score (690). It might be a little lower compared to the other international students and whether it would lessen my chances of getting an interview call from prospective companies in comparison to other students.

My concerns regarding Foster are -

1) Whether the location advantage is worth it to forgo the financial aid offered by Kelley. Or would the same opportunities be there for international students at Indiana?

Also, the placement statistics are more or less the same for both the schools. I've spoken to students from both the schools and received a positive feedback about the schools.

One of my major concerns is getting a working visa post graduation. I would like to work for some time in the USA to repay off my loan.

Plz help.

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New post 04 Apr 2014, 01:15
Kelley has a much better program. University of Washington is not know for its business school. The midwest market is a lot bigger than the pacific northwest. Kelley is a solid business especially good for marketing and with money from Kelley this should be a no brainer.
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New post 04 Apr 2014, 07:11
dibghosh wrote:
Kelley has a much better program. University of Washington is not know for its business school. The midwest market is a lot bigger than the pacific northwest. Kelley is a solid business especially good for marketing and with money from Kelley this should be a no brainer.


I disagree here, Foster and Kelly are peer schools. Maybe you can make the argument that Kelley is a hair better, but saying "University of Washington" is not known for the business school is incorrect.

That said, since Kelley gave you money, it's a pretty easy choice.

p.s. A bigger class size is an ADVANTAGE not a disadvantage, so don't worry about that (more companies go on campus, and bigger network). Kelley and Foster are good enough schools that they are able to find just about everyone a high paying job.
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athena1614, which one did you pick?
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I too have shortlisted Foster and Kelley due to their strong placement in consulting.

Between Seattle and Indiana, which is the better place to be for an international applicant looking to get a working visa in the United States after graduation?

The market in Seattle seems bigger (not to mention that it is in Washington) but I just want to make sure I am not misled on this train of thought. Would appreciate some thoughts.
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I too have shortlisted Foster and Kelley due to their strong placement in consulting.

Between Seattle and Indiana, which is the better place to be for an international applicant looking to get a working visa in the United States after graduation?

The market in Seattle seems bigger (not to mention that it is in Washington) but I just want to make sure I am not misled on this train of thought. Would appreciate some thoughts.



Congrats

Have you got any scholarship? it will help you in decision.
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bootherald wrote:
I too have shortlisted Foster and Kelley due to their strong placement in consulting.

Between Seattle and Indiana, which is the better place to be for an international applicant looking to get a working visa in the United States after graduation?

The market in Seattle seems bigger (not to mention that it is in Washington) but I just want to make sure I am not misled on this train of thought. Would appreciate some thoughts.



Congrats

Have you got any scholarship? it will help you in decision.


I am currently in the early stage of selecting which schools to apply to.
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New post 21 Mar 2016, 09:51
Go Kelley!
The University of Washington is not that well known for MBA.
Kelly has a great reputation. I will not worry about the International Students.
I found out that many Students from Asia are excellent with all the Quantitative subjects but the English learning curve is very steep.
According to a March 19 article in the WSJ, 32% of foreign students are coming from China. The schools want the money from the overseas students and compromise the English proficiency entrance exam.
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New post 26 Mar 2016, 01:09
I'm a current Kelley. So let me help you with a couple of these questions.
1) Because of its location, it would be difficult to get internships and placements.
100% of my class who wanted an internship got one. One of my classmates decided to do helicopter training and another started her own consulting firm. Everyone else interned somewhere.

We have a large amount of companies that recruit on campus. In terms of consulting, a bunch of my classmates are going to EY and PWC, with a few at Deloitte, two for Bain and one for McKinsey. As far as I can recall, the international students are mainly going to EY and PWC. It seems like the consulting companies like to place people in the Chicago offices, or at least have Chicago office people do the recruiting, but some of the consulting students are going to other cities like Denver.

In terms of marketing, some of the B2B companies like Cummins and Ecolab hire internationals.

2) A bigger class size. More international students and hence more competition for the companies that come to campus.
From what I understand, internationals are always around 35% of the class and companies that recruit at Kelley know that.

3) I'm also a little worried about my GMAT score (690). It might be a little lower compared to the other international students and whether it would lessen my chances of getting an interview call from prospective companies in comparison to other students.
They'll work with you on how to present your particular background and skill set. You would not have gotten admitted to Kelley if they didn't think you had job prospects.
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And can I just ask where are you from?
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