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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2012, 18:58
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Hi Everyone, may I ask what is the font size you used for your resume? MIT requested to have only 50 lines and I had to delete some information. Originally, I used a size of 10 but for MIT I used 10.5. Thanks.


I used 10


I tried using 10. But doesnt this leave you with almost one fourth of the page blank at the bottom (when you only have 50 lines)?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2012, 19:01
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Hi Everyone, may I ask what is the font size you used for your resume? MIT requested to have only 50 lines and I had to delete some information. Originally, I used a size of 10 but for MIT I used 10.5. Thanks.


I used 10


I tried using 10. But doesnt this leave you with almost one fourth of the page blank at the bottom (when you only have 50 lines)?



I didn't have that issue. But probably our spacing is a little different. Also, my resume is 52 lines.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2012, 19:04
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Guys - who else is a fan of MIT's simplistic ApplyYourself interface? unlike other schools, no nonsense of describing your role in detail, extra currics, etc. etc. Its so clean and convenient. When you are submitting a professional resume and are writing a cover letter, along with 2 essays and an optional one to say anything else you want to, their approach to saying we have all the information we need, is highly commendable.

Compare this to Tuck or HBS or Wharton - filling that ApplyYourself application was a pain!


I guess I'll be the only one to slightly lean the other way - I wish the Sloan app asked for a bit more detail in terms of extracurrics. Given that Sloan is heavily invested in how 'past performance predicts future success', I would have thought that they'd be the ones (if any) to ask for more info on extracurrics, hobbies, etc.

But then again, the application is an exercise in distilling the most relevant info, so in a way it does make sense....
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 01:31
Hi Everyone. In addition to Mr. Garcia's address, do you also inlcude your own address/contact info in the cover letter?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 03:21
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Hi Everyone. In addition to Mr. Garcia's address, do you also inlcude your own address/contact info in the cover letter?


I did.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 05:59
If I submit in time and one of my rec providers submits late, is my app late?

Anybody know?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 06:06
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If I submit in time and one of my rec providers submits late, is my app late?

Anybody know?


Yes, I think you'll be considered for round 2 in that case.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 06:11
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If I submit in time and one of my rec providers submits late, is my app late?

Anybody know?


Yes, I think you'll be considered for round 2 in that case.

i've heard technically there's a buffer of a couple hours just in case this does happen, but i wouldn't risk it :P
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If I submit in time and one of my rec providers submits late, is my app late?

Anybody know?


Yes, I think you'll be considered for round 2 in that case.



Answer received: They encourage us to get it in by deadline, but there's about a week of forgiveness (no formal drop dead date though).

Called the admissions office.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 08:10
Did you guys stay with in word limits or slightly over?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 09:56
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Did you guys stay with in word limits or slightly over?


My rule is to stay withing +/- 2% of word limit. As long as it is reasonable, you are fine.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 10:13
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If I submit in time and one of my rec providers submits late, is my app late?

Anybody know?




Answer received: They encourage us to get it in by deadline, but there's about a week of forgiveness (no formal drop dead date though).

Called the admissions office.


I just called and confirmed the same. I might be in the same boat. My manager is on vacation and I wouldn't wanna bother him. I do have a backup but I would rather go for my manager's recommendation.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 10:49
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Did you guys stay with in word limits or slightly over?


My rule is to stay withing +/- 2% of word limit. As long as it is reasonable, you are fine.


I have 535 words now and am struggling to cut it down.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 11:34
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Did you guys stay with in word limits or slightly over?


My rule is to stay withing +/- 2% of word limit. As long as it is reasonable, you are fine.


I have 535 words now and am struggling to cut it down.


Hi IcanIwill, Check out this post by Vince Ricci,
http://www.vinceprep.com/essays/editing
If you will scroll down on the page, you will find some useful tip about cutting down some words. All the best.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 12:07
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Hi IcanIwill, Check out this post by Vince Ricci,
http://www.vinceprep.com/essays/editing
If you will scroll down on the page, you will find some useful tip about cutting down some words. All the best.


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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 17:16
submitted! Best of luck folks!
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 17:50
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Hi Everyone. In addition to Mr. Garcia's address, do you also inlcude your own address/contact info in the cover letter?


I did.


I didn't
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 17:51
Can't pay the $250... The webpage crashes every time for some reason.
Someone else having problems?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 18:08
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Can't pay the $250... The webpage crashes every time for some reason.
Someone else having problems?


I had to leave the browser open for about three minutes, but the credit card transaction eventually went through.

All done and submitted, and now the waiting game begins yet again!
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2012, 18:27
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Can't pay the $250... The webpage crashes every time for some reason.
Someone else having problems?


I had to leave the browser open for about three minutes, but the credit card transaction eventually went through.

All done and submitted, and now the waiting game begins yet again!


I can't even get past the reCaptcha screen and already left it waiting for 10, 15 & 30 minutes...
Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 23 Oct 2012, 18:27
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