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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2011, 07:14
Lanthane wrote:
jko wrote:
No I don't think the application specified font size, but it seems a bit silly to add a one page limit if you can make the font 5pt. Maybe they print out all the applications and so they limit it to one page to save paper, though collating would do the same thing.

I consider 12pt font to be the standard font size for most correspondence, which is why I'd default to 12pt, but since they don't specify I'm sure 11 works just fine.


I'll go for that then... there's no way the 12 pt is gonna work on the cover letter...


The one page limit only applies to the essays, not for the cover letter.
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2011, 07:18
The adcom doesn't actually print the applications anymore according to the info session I attended on Monday.. they use iPads :)
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2011, 10:29
biglove wrote:
@maxtor

how is recruiting this year at sloan? with all this talk about the economy it would be good to hear about what's happening on the ground. did you intern/get an offer? are you recruiting now? how is the vibe regarding getting jobs on campus.

thanks much


Compared to last year ... recruiting is up in pretty much everything. I hear Finance is pretty rough because of the industry, but when you literally look at the same tech or consulting company, this class sent a lot more interns than the previous class.

Wish I had hardcore statistics, but CDO will be putting that up soon enough.
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2011, 21:33
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golantrevize wrote:
golantrevize wrote:
For the cover letter, is everyone writing their addresses and the address of Rod Garcia, adhering to "standard business correspondence"? If yes, that makes up a lot of words, out of 500 !


Anybody got an answer for this?



I was in the online chat room today. Admissions representative said 500 word-count begins after "Dear Mr. Garcia". So the addresses won't count towards the word limit.


Gr8. Thanks !
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 02:40
I just noticed that MIT prefers the recommendation letter to be in the question/answer format. Would it be okay if my recommenders provided it in an essay form instead (since I believe the rec has already been submitted)?
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 10:23
I am struggling to incorporate my extra curricular activities in the essays (I do not have start up experience or a leadership experience in a non-profit organization). It was easier for other B-School applications. I was also disappointed to find out that MIT application does not ask for extra curricular activities in the online application, unlike all other B-school apps. I am wondering if the Ad com is mainly interested in seeing examples from your professional experiences (the restriction of only including examples from last 3 years also limits the stories that you can tell unless you have been heavily involved in activities outside of work). Any ideas?
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 19:58
Hello everyone, I have a question in regards to Sloan interviews. Would the interviewers have access to your entire application, or would they have access to your resume only?

thanks!
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 04:16
smmsoma wrote:
Hello everyone, I have a question in regards to Sloan interviews. Would the interviewers have access to your entire application, or would they have access to your resume only?

thanks!


They'll have read your entire application beforehand.
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 05:53
so for the essays, specifically the 'name a time you had someone accept an idea', how anal do you think adcom will be on the 3 year rule? if you keep the other essays within 3 years and you have ONE that leaks out to ~4 or 5 years do you think thats horrible and theyll slam you? i think its a great response and would rather do a great response that violates the 3 year rule a bit than put a crap response. also, to build off that, do you think tis better to connect it to something more recent to make that 3 year violation less harsh or do you think it should just focus on that ONE event and not violate two things in the question? ;)
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 05:59
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so for the essays, specifically the 'name a time you had someone accept an idea', how anal do you think adcom will be on the 3 year rule? if you keep the other essays within 3 years and you have ONE that leaks out to ~4 or 5 years do you think thats horrible and theyll slam you? i think its a great response and would rather do a great response that violates the 3 year rule a bit than put a crap response. also, to build off that, do you think tis better to connect it to something more recent to make that 3 year violation less harsh or do you think it should just focus on that ONE event and not violate two things in the question? ;)


It's probably a judgment call. They probably aren't going to be sleuthing your application to pinpoint exactly when something happened; unless it's blatantly an example from long ago, or unless you specifically state '4 years ago, i was facing a situation...' then they're probably not going to give it much thought.

My take on it is they implemented the 3 year rule to avoid 'this one time in high school' stories. As long as your story is relevant and within a reasonable time-frame, you might be ok.

Or, maybe they have a strict cutoff of 3 years; might be a risk.
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 15:30
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Whew, application submitted! That was my last one, now I just have to wait and hope for interviews.


Welcome back to real life :)

The applications sucked every ounce of my time outside of work :(
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 00:45
Not too happy with how one of my essays turned out, so I decided to wait it out and apply for r2. Any of you guys decided to skip R1 and apply for R2? Is this normal?
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 03:47
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Not too happy with how one of my essays turned out, so I decided to wait it out and apply for r2. Any of you guys decided to skip R1 and apply for R2? Is this normal?


Not sure how common, but I decided the same thing..

Congrats and good luck to all who submitted R1!
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 04:16
Submitted last night.
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 05:33
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so for the essays, specifically the 'name a time you had someone accept an idea', how anal do you think adcom will be on the 3 year rule? if you keep the other essays within 3 years and you have ONE that leaks out to ~4 or 5 years do you think thats horrible and theyll slam you? i think its a great response and would rather do a great response that violates the 3 year rule a bit than put a crap response. also, to build off that, do you think tis better to connect it to something more recent to make that 3 year violation less harsh or do you think it should just focus on that ONE event and not violate two things in the question? ;)


I actually called MIT this morning about this because I didn't see this requirement until last night. They said to, 'use your best judgement'. I'm not sure if that helps at all.

I have one essay that takes place in the spring of 2008 and one that starts in the fall of 2007 and carries into 2008. My 'best judgement' is going to be working overtime the next few hours to decide whether or not to submit.
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 05:52
How come there is such little activity on the Sloan thread (compared to similar threads for other schools). Is this consistent with previous years or can we expect fewer applicants at Sloan.
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 07:02
A last minutes question... the deadline is 12 pm pacific standard time or 8om GMT. But 12 pm PST is equal to 7pm GMT. So what should be considered as the deadline?
I have used http://wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-zone to convert time to the standards.
I will be one of the last minute submitters, so knowing this would help a lot!!
Any idea?
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 07:15
nowwhat,

We are currently observing Daylight Savings Time in the US so our clocks are 1 hour ahead of in the winter time. Thus, Pacific time is currently 7 hrs behind GMT rather than 8.

However, the MIT website says to submit by 1200 Pacific Standard Time (not Daylight Savings Time) so you should be able to submit by 2000 GMT.

I wouldn't wait that long though!!
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 08:10
Submitted. Good luck everyone.
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Re: Sloan 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2011, 08:12
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shorttheworld wrote:
so for the essays, specifically the 'name a time you had someone accept an idea', how anal do you think adcom will be on the 3 year rule? if you keep the other essays within 3 years and you have ONE that leaks out to ~4 or 5 years do you think thats horrible and theyll slam you? i think its a great response and would rather do a great response that violates the 3 year rule a bit than put a crap response. also, to build off that, do you think tis better to connect it to something more recent to make that 3 year violation less harsh or do you think it should just focus on that ONE event and not violate two things in the question? ;)


I actually called MIT this morning about this because I didn't see this requirement until last night. They said to, 'use your best judgement'. I'm not sure if that helps at all.

I have one essay that takes place in the spring of 2008 and one that starts in the fall of 2007 and carries into 2008. My 'best judgement' is going to be working overtime the next few hours to decide whether or not to submit.


I'd say use it, 3 years is an arbitrary number and they know it. If it was an absolute requirement, they would say "it's 3 years or nothing"
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