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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 06:47
I had my interview yesterday and I think they did a great job matching my interviewer (on campus). With a somewhat common background the interview took more of a conversational and relaxed atmosphere, which I really liked. Standard questions with some behavioral but nothing out of "left field" per say. Good luck to everyone, I really enjoyed visiting Ross a lot.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 14:00
Can you share what questions you were asked?

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I had my interview yesterday and I think they did a great job matching my interviewer (on campus). With a somewhat common background the interview took more of a conversational and relaxed atmosphere, which I really liked. Standard questions with some behavioral but nothing out of "left field" per say. Good luck to everyone, I really enjoyed visiting Ross a lot.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2013, 09:16
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My interview had the basic: Why MBA, why now, your goals (short & long), what skill set you believe Ross will provide to achieve those goals, strengths/weaknesses

The behavioral questions were: your greatest achievement and why, how would someone describe you, what motivates you, what doesn't motivate you (that's all I can think of right now) and of course follow up questions to your responses.

I believe that you should just speak truthfully and be yourself as the behavioral questions are meant to get a sense of your personality. There really isn't a right or wrong answer per se. The interviewer was relaxed and made me feel comfortable the entire time so I thought it was a good conversation flow. I hope that helps some of you and wish you all the best of luck.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 14:45
Thanks for the insight weven. Does Michigan have other activities for interviewees such as tours, class visits etc? I didn't notice a way to sign up on the interview website.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 16:10
yes they do offer Q&A with a student and tour, class visit and chance to set up appointments with clubs you are interested in. Depending on the day the schedule varies, but you just sign up at the front desk not online.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2013, 17:20
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yes they do offer Q&A with a student and tour, class visit and chance to set up appointments with clubs you are interested in. Depending on the day the schedule varies, but you just sign up at the front desk not online.


Gotcha thanks for the info

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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 07:38
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Thanks for the insight weven. Does Michigan have other activities for interviewees such as tours, class visits etc? I didn't notice a way to sign up on the interview website.

They do have the VIP program where you can sign up online. You can google "VIP Ross" and you'll find it.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 16:38
So I'm prepping for my Ross interview this week and a couple of questions floated into my mind that I was hoping folks here could answer.

1- Does anybody know what level of review is done on an application before extending an interview invite? Are applications reviewed extensively or is selection for an interview done based on some sort of algorithm/quantitative basis (i.e. minimal human selection)?
2- Is there a way to find out how many people/% of interviewees were ultimately accepted? Or is that information not published anywhere? Am curious to see how many people make it through after interviews.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2013, 21:16
Had my interview an hour back with an alum. All I can say after meeting him is that if ross has such wonderful people then I wanna go to ross more than ever before
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 02:46
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So I'm prepping for my Ross interview this week and a couple of questions floated into my mind that I was hoping folks here could answer.

1- Does anybody know what level of review is done on an application before extending an interview invite? Are applications reviewed extensively or is selection for an interview done based on some sort of algorithm/quantitative basis (i.e. minimal human selection)?
2- Is there a way to find out how many people/% of interviewees were ultimately accepted? Or is that information not published anywhere? Am curious to see how many people make it through after interviews.



I think they only do a first read of your file and essays, like an initial review based on GMAT, GPA and work ex because i got my interview back on 9th January. No way they could go in depth in like 6 days after the deadline.

Secondly the admissions director mentioned that approximately 70% of people get admitted after the interview which includes people who are wait listed as well.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 10:23
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So I'm prepping for my Ross interview this week and a couple of questions floated into my mind that I was hoping folks here could answer.

1- Does anybody know what level of review is done on an application before extending an interview invite? Are applications reviewed extensively or is selection for an interview done based on some sort of algorithm/quantitative basis (i.e. minimal human selection)?
2- Is there a way to find out how many people/% of interviewees were ultimately accepted? Or is that information not published anywhere? Am curious to see how many people make it through after interviews.



I think they only do a first read of your file and essays, like an initial review based on GMAT, GPA and work ex because i got my interview back on 9th January. No way they could go in depth in like 6 days after the deadline.

Secondly the admissions director mentioned that approximately 70% of people get admitted after the interview which includes people who are wait listed as well.


Interesting, thank you. I guess I'm wondering if I actually have a fighting chance and if the interview will make or break the deal. Like if they already did some sort of review of my stats and still decided to give me an interview, does that mean that the stats are "over" at this point/already met their criteria, and that the interview is the deciding factor at this point?
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 10:32
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So I'm prepping for my Ross interview this week and a couple of questions floated into my mind that I was hoping folks here could answer.

1- Does anybody know what level of review is done on an application before extending an interview invite? Are applications reviewed extensively or is selection for an interview done based on some sort of algorithm/quantitative basis (i.e. minimal human selection)?
2- Is there a way to find out how many people/% of interviewees were ultimately accepted? Or is that information not published anywhere? Am curious to see how many people make it through after interviews.



I think they only do a first read of your file and essays, like an initial review based on GMAT, GPA and work ex because i got my interview back on 9th January. No way they could go in depth in like 6 days after the deadline.

Secondly the admissions director mentioned that approximately 70% of people get admitted after the interview which includes people who are wait listed as well.


Interesting, thank you. I guess I'm wondering if I actually have a fighting chance and if the interview will make or break the deal. Like if they already did some sort of review of my stats and still decided to give me an interview, does that mean that the stats are "over" at this point/already met their criteria, and that the interview is the deciding factor at this point?


If they call you for an interview, it means they are interested in admitting you. And they want to confirm, that you are the same person that they imagined from the application, plus get some more details, of course. The admission folks are busy people, they wont bother inviting someone if they have some doubts from the application. So if you are invited, you have a extremely good chance of getting in.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 11:31
If they call you for an interview, it means they are interested in admitting you. And they want to confirm, that you are the same person that they imagined from the application, plus get some more details, of course. The admission folks are busy people, they wont bother inviting someone if they have some doubts from the application. So if you are invited, you have a extremely good chance of getting in.[/quote]


Yeah I agree with the above. Although I am not too sure how I did. Had a decent interview but there were 1 or 2 questions that I should have answered better. All in all i had a decent interview, not great. So I am not sure whether those questions will keep me out or do they take a more holistic approach in evaluating your personality.
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If they call you for an interview, it means they are interested in admitting you. And they want to confirm, that you are the same person that they imagined from the application, plus get some more details, of course. The admission folks are busy people, they wont bother inviting someone if they have some doubts from the application. So if you are invited, you have a extremely good chance of getting in.


Yeah I agree with the above. Although I am not too sure how I did. Had a decent interview but there were 1 or 2 questions that I should have answered better. All in all i had a decent interview, not great. So I am not sure whether those questions will keep me out or do they take a more holistic approach in evaluating your personality.


If I may give my opinion, you should stop obsessing about it. Obviously, if you were invited to interview, your application was good enough to give you a decent shot at a spot on the class of 2015 (a better shot than those who didn't get invited have, wouldn't you agree?). Second of all, it is not '1 or 2 questions that you could have answered better' that is going to kill your chances. Everyone could have done something better in their application / interview, nobody is perfect. People in adcom are experienced, they obviously evaluate your candidacy as a whole, nobody has a perfect profile.

What I mean to say is, and I've said this before in other foruns here: believe in yourself and let it go! Your application has been sent, your interview is done, there is nothing else you can do about it. Hope for the best, and that positive energy might help you in the end.

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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 21:05
The fact decisions for all the waves will be on Mar 15 is a little cruel. The last wave ppl have to wait the shortest time but then again they have waited longest for the first notification........guess it evens out. I m still cheesed off though.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2013, 23:51
Do you think adcom is stringent on payment deadlines. Or do they entertain request for extensions by a couple of weeks. I have got admission into a few colleges but I am waiting for the result from Ross, which might be a game changer for me. But as decisions will only be rendered on the 15th, I was wondering if schools entertain requests for extensions.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 00:02
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Do you think adcom is stringent on payment deadlines. Or do they entertain request for extensions by a couple of weeks. I have got admission into a few colleges but I am waiting for the result from Ross, which might be a game changer for me. But as decisions will only be rendered on the 15th, I was wondering if schools entertain requests for extensions.


You won't know until you ask. Most won't though. They have their own internal deadlines to adhere to, which help them determine waitlist decisions among other things. You don't really have any leverage either. What will you say? Yeah, I don't want to give you money because you're not my first choice. Would you mind if I made you my backup plan but didn't pay you?

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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 06:17
The approximately 70% of interviewees getting invites comes from this piece

http://poetsandquants.com/2011/12/15/th ... -business/

its a fantastic read for Ross applicants.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 06:58
Had my interview yesterday. I felt like it went pretty well.

In the Q&A session and the tour, the students talked quite a bit about how they are reducing the class size this year to about 440. They said there are two reasons - the building is getting too cramped, and secondly the consulting jobs are getting too competitive and there are a number of students not getting the consulting jobs they want.

I wasn't even aware they were dropping the class size so I wonder how much more competitive offers will be.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 07:49
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Interesting, thank you. I guess I'm wondering if I actually have a fighting chance and if the interview will make or break the deal. Like if they already did some sort of review of my stats and still decided to give me an interview, does that mean that the stats are "over" at this point/already met their criteria, and that the interview is the deciding factor at this point?


I actually think an interview invite is not the final check and that if one aces it, they are not necessarily through. Personal experiences lead me to believe that.
I think it is definitely a VERY good sign -a filter of sorts by which adcom picks out their final pool of applicants that they will look at once again after all interviews are done with. This pool is obviously larger than the number of admits that they plan to give out in a round. Also I think its subdivided into pools based on applicant gender, nationality, industry etc..
Then I think you are compared with your peers in your sub-pool. Say for example, there were 20 other people similar to you (gender, GMAT, industry, nationality, interview/communication prowess, school fit etc), and for 'that profile' say they plan to only let in 5.
Then the best 5, again holistically, will be picked through a mechanism we will never know :). The remainder I suppose will either be wait-listed or dinged in a ratio that depends on how adcom perceives its yield for that sub-pool profile, and if its early or late in admissions process.

Again I have too much time on my hands waiting for a decision, so I spend time speculating how admissions work. Don't read too much into what I say. I think the bottom line is this time, waiting for a decision is only second to the time after getting in -which all of us may not have this season. No application trauma, no GMAT trauma, no interview trauma; Haven't felt that way in many months!
So I think its best to just enjoy it as best one can, keeping the hope up!

My 0.02$ :)

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