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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 10:03
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I had my interview yesterday friday oncampus. They did a great job matching me with my interviwer. And no, its not a computer that makes the matching. Thanks to the great matching, my interview was a walk in the park. He focused on my resume, bssic questions. I told my story while answerimg the questions. totally different interview, a conversation really, he wanted to know more about me and my plans. he never asked all the staple questions, why mba, why now, why Ross, failure, weakness, etc. no such qns were asked.

At the end, he said that ross is looking for people like me, that he wil write the greatest rec he has ever written on my behalf. Etc. seemed he was more excited about my profile than me. like he became my greatest cheerleader in the space of 45 min. good luck to those still interviewing. on my part, I await news on March 15.

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Somehow I find that part to be a little over the top. Interviewers are supposed tp be neutral -- positive phrases include your first part "[school] is looking for people like [you]", "you've really done your research and thing [school] is a good fit for you", etc. Unless you got really lucky & your interviewer stepped over some lines, I doubt anyone on GC has had a bschool interview that ended with "yes, I'm writing you a positive rec". Just my 2 cents. But regardless, best of luck with your apps. It's in the hands of the adcom now!
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 10:17
I had my interview on campus on Thursday with a 2nd year student and I thought it went pretty well.

I'm not sure how the interviewer was matched with me but it didn't seem like an "perfect match" like a previous poster described -- not to say it was a bad match though. It just seemed like a general pairing. There were I think 5 questions she said she had to ask and then the rest was just conversation back and forth about my questions, etc.

The "required"/behavioral questions (not asked in the same order below) were:
- Describe a team situation -- either tell me about a difficult team OR a time you led an exceptional team
- How will you contribute to Ross outside of class
- Tell me 3 things on your bucket list
- What are you most proud of personally or professionally
- Why MBA/why now/why Ross
- Walk me through your resume
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 10:32
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I had my interview on campus on Thursday with a 2nd year student and I thought it went pretty well.

I'm not sure how the interviewer was matched with me but it didn't seem like an "perfect match" like a previous poster described -- not to say it was a bad match though. It just seemed like a general pairing. There were I think 5 questions she said she had to ask and then the rest was just conversation back and forth about my questions, etc.

The "required"/behavioral questions (not asked in the same order below) were:
- Describe a team situation -- either tell me about a difficult team OR a time you led an exceptional team
- How will you contribute to Ross outside of class
- Tell me 3 things on your bucket list
- What are you most proud of personally or professionally
- Why MBA/why now/why Ross
- Walk me through your resume


I think for me its because i'm a minority of a minority, why probably it was possible to give the good match.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 10:38
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I had my interview yesterday friday oncampus. They did a great job matching me with my interviwer. And no, its not a computer that makes the matching. Thanks to the great matching, my interview was a walk in the park. He focused on my resume, bssic questions. I told my story while answerimg the questions. totally different interview, a conversation really, he wanted to know more about me and my plans. he never asked all the staple questions, why mba, why now, why Ross, failure, weakness, etc. no such qns were asked.

At the end, he said that ross is looking for people like me, that he wil write the greatest rec he has ever written on my behalf. Etc. seemed he was more excited about my profile than me. like he became my greatest cheerleader in the space of 45 min. good luck to those still interviewing. on my part, I await news on March 15.

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Somehow I find that part to be a little over the top. Interviewers are supposed tp be neutral -- positive phrases include your first part "[school] is looking for people like [you]", "you've really done your research and thing [school] is a good fit for you", etc. Unless you got really lucky & your interviewer stepped over some lines, I doubt anyone on GC has had a bschool interview that ended with "yes, I'm writing you a positive rec". Just my 2 cents. But regardless, best of luck with your apps. It's in the hands of the adcom now!


aerien, i just reported what happened. In fact, i paraphrased what the interviewer said, he was more emphatic than what i wrote. He had nothing to ask for most things, like, what do you do outside of class, etc, because, my resume, two pages long of many many things, amazing things. i think he could relate, inspired that someone can fight so hard, for so long, for a dream.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2013, 12:22
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 05:41
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I really hope that was sarcastic :-D

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nyama has people thinking that's he's possibly a fake candidate in the booth thread, but probably just someone with no filter and a 'different' point of view/outlook than most.

A review of his posts would suggest he's:
Some sort of UG followed by a Masters in Public Health, a Masters in International Relations (I haven't seen anything about business experience), from an African nation who has applied to: Booth, Ross, Kelly, Owen, WashU and Illinois
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 09:08
I'm guessing this thread is going to be pretty quiet for the next two and half weeks. Anyone from the previous round have any suggestions on how to get info of the adcom status / progress? The admin blog hasnt been updated in a while : /
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 09:19
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I really hope that was sarcastic :-D

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nyama has people thinking that's he's possibly a fake candidate in the booth thread, but probably just someone with no filter and a 'different' point of view/outlook than most.

A review of his posts would suggest he's:
Some sort of UG followed by a Masters in Public Health, a Masters in International Relations (I haven't seen anything about business experience), from an African nation who has applied to: Booth, Ross, Kelly, Owen, WashU and Illinois


Lol I sincerely hope I don't meet anyone with that sort of self-aggrandizing attitude.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 09:24
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I had my interview yesterday friday oncampus. They did a great job matching me with my interviwer. And no, its not a computer that makes the matching. Thanks to the great matching, my interview was a walk in the park. He focused on my resume, bssic questions. I told my story while answerimg the questions. totally different interview, a conversation really, he wanted to know more about me and my plans. he never asked all the staple questions, why mba, why now, why Ross, failure, weakness, etc. no such qns were asked.

At the end, he said that ross is looking for people like me, that he wil write the greatest rec he has ever written on my behalf. Etc. seemed he was more excited about my profile than me. like he became my greatest cheerleader in the space of 45 min. good luck to those still interviewing. on my part, I await news on March 15.

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Somehow I find that part to be a little over the top. Interviewers are supposed tp be neutral -- positive phrases include your first part "[school] is looking for people like [you]", "you've really done your research and thing [school] is a good fit for you", etc. Unless you got really lucky & your interviewer stepped over some lines, I doubt anyone on GC has had a bschool interview that ended with "yes, I'm writing you a positive rec". Just my 2 cents. But regardless, best of luck with your apps. It's in the hands of the adcom now!


aerien, i just reported what happened. In fact, i paraphrased what the interviewer said, he was more emphatic than what i wrote. He had nothing to ask for most things, like, what do you do outside of class, etc, because, my resume, two pages long of many many things, amazing things. i think he could relate, inspired that someone can fight so hard, for so long, for a dream.


I don't understand why you are applying for an MBA with a resume filled with two pages of epic greatness. Why not apply directly for the CEO position instead?
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 09:32
he wants to be president of his country. (from the booth thread). he has very grandiose plans, but maybe they'll work out.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 12:01
I think that i'm happy with the waiting...at least one knows the end date. The other schools, they just let you wait in the dark, which is way way uncool. I just wish there was anything one could do to 'improve' the file at this stage. I'm thinking that if i don't get in this first time around, i have one last throw of the dice next year. Anyway, these are just thoughts of someone waiting for their fate. I wish everybody the best.

As an attendum, i thought the ross building was really nice, and they even have free wireless internet for visitors. And the people seemed nice. On my interview day last Friday, while on the second floor, i asked one of the guys for directions to the admission office....and he said, "ah, i know why you are here. You look nervous." I don't remember if i looked nervous...perhaps 9 hrs of battling snow, rain, sleet, while driving through the night to ross would do that to anybody. The guy went out of his way, taking me to the admission office, while urging me to relax. The people at the school seemed genuinely nice.
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I'm guessing this thread is going to be pretty quiet for the next two and half weeks. Anyone from the previous round have any suggestions on how to get info of the adcom status / progress? The admin blog hasnt been updated in a while : /


The period between the interview and a decision is IMO the worst part of the process. At this point, there's literally nothing you can do and no more information that can be had. Just sit back and wait for the calls to come out. They usually start a day earlier than the stated date.

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I'm guessing this thread is going to be pretty quiet for the next two and half weeks. Anyone from the previous round have any suggestions on how to get info of the adcom status / progress? The admin blog hasnt been updated in a while : /


The period between the interview and a decision is IMO the worst part of the process. At this point, there's literally nothing you can do and no more information that can be had. Just sit back and wait for the calls to come out. They usually start a day earlier than the stated date.

Good luck!


Or maybe it's time to dig up that hobby from your resume. Anything to keep that stress in check.
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This really is the worst. I wake up every day and start panicking over what I said/didn't say in my interview.

This process is awful. I just want to give them $100,000 for a shiny degree. Who else do you have to convince to give $100,000 to!?!?
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 15:42
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http://rossblogs.typepad.com/admissions/2013/02/at-the-height-of-round-2-decisions.html

Soojin Kwon with an updated blog post

Thanks for the link. Always sweet to hear about what's going on with the files...!
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 06:52
Agreed. based on previous years posts, I think around next Friday there will be a final pre-R2 decision post to let people know when the phone calls will go out
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 11:00
I was combing through 2012 and 2011 threads.

2013 This thread is 32 pages (2 weeks til r2 decisions)
2012 54 pages at the same point
2011 105 pages at the same point

I'm going to check around to see if its a ross thing or an across the board thing. obviously a few chatty posters can make big impacts.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 11:47
Redtailedhawk wrote:
I was combing through 2012 and 2011 threads.

2013 This thread is 32 pages (2 weeks til r2 decisions)
2012 54 pages at the same point
2011 105 pages at the same point

I'm going to check around to see if its a ross thing or an across the board thing. obviously a few chatty posters can make big impacts.

bb has mentioned that traffic isn't down and that the lower post counts are most likely due to how the board now tracks applicants. Previously, a user had to post in the thread to be manually updated on the roll call, but now it is managed automatically.
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Re: Ross (Michigan) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2013, 12:14
Probably just a lot of lurkers anxiously awaiting admin decisions.
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