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Hear a panel of admissions officers from Harvard Business School, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford and Wharton discuss what admissions committees seek in a B-school candidate. Topics will include academic standing, professional experience, interviews, letters of recommendations and essays.
Join us at one of the four locations where the panels will be held: Washington, DC
I went to the boston event a few years ago. There were like 500 people, the schools dont go beyond the typical sound bites. Honestly probably not worth the time unless you are in the area and dont have plans. _________________
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I also went to one in Atlanta last year. Honestly, it was about what riverripper mentioned; lots of sound bytes, not much else. Although they do give you an opportunity to ask questions of the admissions officers after the panel, so there is a possibility you could grab their ear for a few. If you have the time, I would go, but don't break your back trying to get there.
I disagree a bit with the prior assessments. I went to the Boston one last year and found it fairly useful as another barometer for what a school is all about. I came out of it with more insight on how to approach the MIT essays in particular (considering I got rejected, maybe this was a counterproductive discovery ).
I think it will be more beneficial for some schools than others, depending on the frankness of the admissions representative in attendance.
Oh, and many of the audience questions are hilariously inane, so you can at least get a good laugh out of it. _________________
I attended one last year as it was in my office building in Chicago. I think it was slightly useful in a couple of ways: 1. Meet some people who applying / share thoughts 2. each panel member answers common questions...so, its a little bit of a comparison for you. not something that you can't make with your own research/judgment
Most importantly, talk to program directors / representatives and get your answers. you "may" get a chance to talk in length and potentially they "may" remember you (they claim so )...
but, I would say attending an event organized by current students is much more worth than this... _________________
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Does anyone know if u need to register in advance or buy a ticket for this event?
It doesn't look like you have to register in advance, since registration is a part of the event agenda. I'm guessing that maybe an advantage of registering early is that your submitted question to the panel may be answered.
I thought the [DC] event was ok - nothing amazing, and certainly much more crowded than I had expected, but worth going to IMO. For the most part, the admissions panel touched on familiar topics, but there were some comments and info here and there that I think will help me out down the road.
* One of my favorite moments of the night was when the panelist from MIT was asking the audience to raise their hands if they were in consulting, then finance, then non-profit, etc. etc. ... but he stopped and said "I guess that's it, did I miss anything?" A few in the audience yelled "ENGINEERING!" and he realized his massive faux pas, being from MIT.
i went to the DC event last night. i was actually very underwhelmed. for some reason, i just found the discussion and questions a lot more lively and pertinent last year. there was a lot of ducking a dodging of the touchy questions (such as brand prestige of w/e and undergrad institution), but i guess that's to be expected. they also didn't bring much printed material.
i didn't bother to stay after and ask questions, but i think the individual school sessions serve as a better forum to get informative information. _________________