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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2013, 22:40
Hi All,

I am yet to hear anything from the admissions committee. Does this mean a ding?
I think my chances of getting an interview are pretty low.

Good luck to all those who will give the interviews or are waiting for the decisions :)
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2013, 19:58
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Had my on-campus interview.

Mine was with a 2nd year student, and lasted closer to 45 mins. I got to the admissions office early, and he was willing to start the interview ahead of the scheduled time and end it late since he didn't have any other commitments immediately after. He was extremely nice, and had a genuine interest in wanting to talk to me and learn more about me. It was a blind interview, very conversational, laid back, yet still inquisitive. Beyond the general resume walk or "why MBA" questions, he did probe into other areas. One specific question he asked that admittedly stumped me was, "Tell me about something new you have begun doing that speaks to your intellectual curiosity." Not sure if this is a common question from all MSB interviewers, but that was without a doubt the trickiest one to answer. However, I believe the rest of my interview still went very well.

Just trying to help everyone out! Good luck!
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2013, 06:54
Had interview with Associate Dean of MBA Admissions via Skype. Lasted 35 min + 10 min Q&A.

Question:
tell me a time when you persevered despite your better judgement.
what's the 3 most important characteristics of a leader, and how have you demonstrated these qualities.
what's my weakness
how you overcome a work conflict
what do you define as success
what other schools you applied
if you got full ride, what 3 factors would affect your decision to choose
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2013, 10:31
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I had an in-person interview with the Assistant Direction of MBA admissions data/info on campus a couple of days ago. Nothing out of the ordinary, some of the questions he asked me were:

*Tell me about yourself
*Why MBA
*Leadership experience you may have, at work, or outside work
*Tell me about your international experience
*Tell me about your biggest positive moment
*Tell me about one of your biggest challenges
*What do you bring with you to Georgetown

This part of the interview took about 12-15 min, so similar to some of the other posters, I too had to 'drag' the interview out with my questions. However, I had come prepared with several questions of my own, and was able to chat for about 20 min or so. Total interview time, ~35 min. He concluded the interview by giving me his business card. Mine was the last interview of the day I think. All in all I think I did decently, not a slam dunk, but not a washout either. I was able to convey most of what I wanted to say, and some crucial points I forgot are included in my essays. Here's hoping for the best :?

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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 08:42
Those who have interviewed: did you get a choice to do a Skype interview or in-person? Anyone specifically chose in-person over Skype?
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 13:04
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Those who have interviewed: did you get a choice to do a Skype interview or in-person? Anyone specifically chose in-person over Skype?


Yes, I had the choice and chose specifically to do in-person.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 18:45
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Those who have interviewed: did you get a choice to do a Skype interview or in-person? Anyone specifically chose in-person over Skype?


Yes, I had the choice and chose specifically to do in-person.


Thanks! how long ago did you interview? The decision date is kinda looming
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2013, 18:54
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gsmon wrote:
Those who have interviewed: did you get a choice to do a Skype interview or in-person? Anyone specifically chose in-person over Skype?


Yes, I had the choice and chose specifically to do in-person.


Thanks! how long ago did you interview? The decision date is kinda looming


I interviewed on 11/18
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 12:13
There seems to be a pretty significant lull since the last wave of interview invites went out. It seems like the decision date is pretty late for a school that started so early with the interviews. Has anyone heard anything from McDonough recently?
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 12:21
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There seems to be a pretty significant lull since the last wave of interview invites went out. It seems like the decision date is pretty late for a school that started so early with the interviews. Has anyone heard anything from McDonough recently?


Hi,

I'm not sure what the decision date is, but don't expect to hear back from the school before that date. I would suggest you concentrate on your Round 2 applications in the mean time :)

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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2013, 12:28
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thefinancelady wrote:
There seems to be a pretty significant lull since the last wave of interview invites went out. It seems like the decision date is pretty late for a school that started so early with the interviews. Has anyone heard anything from McDonough recently?


Hi,

I'm not sure what the decision date is, but don't expect to hear back from the school before that date. I would suggest you concentrate on your Round 2 applications in the mean time :)

Best,
Sudish Sudhakaran


Hi -
The decision date is 12/20. I have not heard anything since my interview. I sent a note around thanksgiving just touching base but have not received emails, etc. Think we are just in the waiting period now.

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sudish wrote:
thefinancelady wrote:
There seems to be a pretty significant lull since the last wave of interview invites went out. It seems like the decision date is pretty late for a school that started so early with the interviews. Has anyone heard anything from McDonough recently?


Hi,

I'm not sure what the decision date is, but don't expect to hear back from the school before that date. I would suggest you concentrate on your Round 2 applications in the mean time :)

Best,
Sudish Sudhakaran


Hi -
The decision date is 12/20. I have not heard anything since my interview. I sent a note around thanksgiving just touching base but have not received emails, etc. Think we are just in the waiting period now.

Best,
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That's right. Don't fret. Just relax for the next 10 days and you'll get to know the decisions on 12/20.
All the best to all applicants!

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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2013, 06:29
I spoke with an admissions committee member at an event this past weekend and he mentioned that all decisions are released at once on the date indicated for each round. So if you still haven't heard back, that's why!
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2013, 11:33
Only 1 week left!!

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I spoke with an admissions committee member at an event this past weekend and he mentioned that all decisions are released at once on the date indicated for each round. So if you still haven't heard back, that's why!
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2013, 11:35
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Only 1 week left!!


Yup, the longest week in 2013 for me, I guess! :s
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2013, 21:51
sudish wrote:
Hi folks,

I'm Sudish, a first year student at McDonough School of Business. I am from Mumbai, India and I was in your shoes applying to MSB just a while ago. So I believe I can help you out with any queries regarding the process. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to know more about admissions, BSchool or MBA in general.

All the best with the applications and interviews! :)

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Hi sudhis,

Are folks with IT background represented in the 4% ("others") bracket of students accepted in McDoonough? If so it means that IT crowd is poorly represented in McDonough.
I am from india with 6.5 yrs of exp in IT.Should i apply in McDonough?

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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2013, 17:22
when can we hear the decision? the waiting is depressing...
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2013, 18:44
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when can we hear the decision? the waiting is depressing...


December 20. You just gotta wait 5 more days :)

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Just got a voice mail from Adcom saying "good news" and to expect an email later today.
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Re: McDonough (Georgetown) Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2013, 09:06
2 days early!? What time did they call you? Where are you located?

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Just got a voice mail from Adcom saying "good news" and to expect an email later today.
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