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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2013, 09:28
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I recently received my admissions offer via email from Simon. My profile is below:

Female
GMAT - 610
Undergrad GPA - 3.4, Grad GPA - 3.8
Education in Biomedical Engineering
Currently working in research industry - 2.5 years of work experience
Have invented a technology and developed 5 research products. Currently marketing and earning royalties on those products aside from working full-time
Want to focus on marketing and entrepreneurship
Strong essays with clear description of why b-school, why marketing, and why now
Justification for a low GMAT score
Solid community service
Foreign work experience and well-traveled in general

Interview
My interview was with an Adcom member. It was very conversational and very relaxing. I was asked a lot of the application essay questions as well as why Simon is the best fit for me. In addition, I was asked for examples where I had demonstrated leadership skills and team work. Strengths and weaknesses were asked. Finally, there was a question about if you get accepted at every school you have applied; which one would you choose and why (have a good answer for this one). I also received 40k in scholarship and I am hoping to get more $ by participating in Case Competitions during the scholarship weekend.

Hope this helps!

Good Luck to all of you!
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 10:57
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I got through!!!!!

20% scholarship :D
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Dec 2012, 20:00
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I got through!!!!!

20% scholarship :D

Congrats! :)
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jan 2013, 13:18
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By the way, Simon now has an Ask Admissions page in the gmatclub:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-simon-school-of-business-admissions-145827.html?fl=events

Check it out! Lots of information there!
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2013, 09:40
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Just had my interview. It was with a skype interview with an adcom member that is also current PT MBA student. I was very nervous but it was a very nice conversation with no surprises.

Walked her through my resume. Had questions regarding some specific points in the resume - business related and community activity related. Talked about what I want to get from MBA program. And asked her several questions regarding career center and her experience in school.

Overall, I think it went pretty well.
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2012, 10:24
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I'm in!!!! :-D

All the best everyone!
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2012, 10:23
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punters11 wrote:
th03 wrote:
I'm in!!!! :-D

All the best everyone!


Congratulations on Simon and other admits as well. Where will you join?

Also, can your share your profile in brief?

Location: India
GMAT1: 700 Q47 V38
Under-grad: Computer Science, Engineering
GPA: Must be close to 4 as I was topper for my college and university
Work: Entrepreneur in knowledge space. Started a product company in India while in college and continue to be part of the same company. Now have offices in Malaysia and USA. Main focus is education, healthcare and efficient corporate processes.

I will join the school that is best for entrepreneurship and the one that offers good $$$! :-D
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th03 wrote:
I'm in!!!! :-D

All the best everyone!


In which round did you apply?

I applied in R2. Got an interview invite within a week. Got interviewed but haven't received any notification from them yet.
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Dec 2012, 23:29
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nehamahajan wrote:

Hi,

Congratulations!!:)

In which round did you apply. I applied in R2. Have got interviewed but hav not received any notification from them yet.



Hey,

I applied in round 1. I got my interview invite after a month and i gave my interview on 7th of december.
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 06:19
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MarketingProf wrote:
Hi Maverick,
Not a student/alumni, but I know Simon quite well...any particular question?


wow...that's great !
how do you see the fact that almost 50 % of simon's class is international
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2013, 07:09
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Hi Maverick,
The latest Simon MBA class has a good balance with the international students - there are a lot of backgrounds and nationalities (and it is not from just from one or two countries like some other schools).

Since it's the holidays, here's a good youtube happy holidays video from Simon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op86OH4_tmI&feature=youtu.be&a.

Good luck for your applications, Mav

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MarketingProf wrote:
No problem, Mav. Let me know if you have other questions about Simon or other MBA programs (I might know about how Simon compares to other programs).


Thats great ! so i'll start shooting..
how would you compare the simon mba program vis a vis other strong finance progs specifically kenan flagler and vanderbilt in terms of long term career success and support...does the simon CMC have any kind of plan/targets for the class of 2015 ... what exactly is precipitating the drop in rankings and does the school take this drop seriously ...and finally , why is the tuition fee so high @ simon !
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2013, 18:02
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Hi Mav,
You ask good questions...let me give some feedback for each of them in different posts to be clearer:

Q: what exactly is precipitating the drop in rankings and does the school take this drop seriously

The drop in BusinessWeek ranking was mostly due to a transition in a couple of departments at the school two-three years ago, including in the career services, which cause a drop in student satisfaction (as you probably know, BW does their rankings every two years and weights older surveys as well).

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MarketingProf wrote:
Mav,
Hadn't noticed that you were admitted...Congratulations!


:D
Of course I did my research before applying and even had an app consultation with J Manser.. but still it is relieving to hear good things over and over again ! This sure sounds like a highly motivated team.. hope it stays like that ! Thanks and good luck !
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Hello All-

I would really appreciate any help or insight any of you might have about my current situation.

I've been accepted to Simon as well as Arizona State University's W.P. Carey MBA program. I plan on specializing in IT and as an international student, I'm particularly interested in the schools' employment stats and ability to help through the recruitment process.

Can any of you offer any advice regarding the two schools and their IT concentrations?

Thanks so much in advance and good luck to all of you!
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Just received my admit email. 50% scholarship.
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punters: I think that even waitlisted applicants can get scholarships. You might want to ask Simon on the page Ask Admissions Directors for Simon: http://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-simon-school-of-business-admissions-145827.html.

vishal: I would also ask there about extensions, or just call Simon directly.
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 06:14
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Some Q&A for wait-listed applicants (from the Ask Admissions Director page):
1) If someone is wait-listed, when is his application reviewed again?
2) Are the wait-listed candidates considered for scholarship?
3) Are the wait-listed candidates invited to the scholarship weekend if the final decision comes before the event?


1. Decisions are guaranteed by late spring (indicated in the notification letter) but the waiting list will likely be reviewed in mid to late March along with candidates who have applied for our Jan. 5th deadline. We may issue offers if we have space. Otherwise, we will continue to hold your application and consider during the April/May timeframe as we get responses from those students who already have an offer.
2. Yes, Wait list candidates may be considered for scholarship support. Scholarships are merit-based and an offer would depend on both the absolute and relative assessment of the application compared with candidates already admitted. A fairly high number (more than 75%) of our incoming students receive some sort of funding from Simon for the full-time MBA.
3. While it is possible to be invited to Scholarship Weekend from the waiting list, it is probably not likely due to timing issues (the second weekend is in early April). If a student cannot be invited to Scholarship Weekend but is otherwise competitive, we will go out with our best offer of scholarship support without requiring the candidate to come to campus.
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Re: Simon (U of Rochester) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 10:49
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dynabyte,
Here's what a previous interview looked like:
The interview went nearly 30 minutes and questions asked were: walk through resume, why mba, what career goals do you have,why did you choose the Simon school, do you have any experience working or managing a team, and can you provide leadership examples.

Best of luck for the interview.
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