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Mentioning other schools in Essays? Bad idea?

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Mentioning other schools in Essays? Bad idea? [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 14:14
Quick Question:

In one of my essays it says something like this:

"School x currently doesn't participate in xyz program. I plan to organize a club that participates in xyz. This would provide opportunities to network with students from Stanford, Sloan, CBS, and HBS, who also participate."

Is it a bad idea to mention other schools by name in the essay, even though I think it will add credibility and prestige to school x and provide value to its students? Should I be generic?
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Re: Mentioning other schools in Essays? Bad idea? [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2012, 14:39
Probably unnecessary and, quite frankly, a waste of valuable words that could be used elsewhere in the essay.

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