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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2012, 13:19
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I can't say 100%. Though I am applying to Smith as a career changer with an interest in rotational programs. I just received my interview invite last week from my R2 application. Will see if it can be transformed into an acceptance letter.

My take after attending the experience Smith day for prospective students, which I recommend if you have the time, was the career services has dramatically improved over the past few years. Yes, I realize these events are slightly bias and researched on my own as well. I can tell you the students were honestly enthusiastic about Smith, not in the we are faking it in front of guests kind of enthusiasm.

I would suggest comparing the companies that have recruited at Smith in the last two years, to those which have Leadership Development Programs. I found that there are several companies that recruit for these programs at Smith. When using google-fu I found a list from Smith's career services of all the MBA LDP type programs they had knowledge of. (Sorry I am on vacation and the link is on a computer at home). There was little about rotational programs in general when you compare it to the trendy consulting and finance recruiting going on at most top colleges.

A great tool is Linkedin or Google, reviewing alumni access to companies with these programs is just as if not more important than access to recruiters in some instances.

Hope this helps. Best of Luck.


thanks for the long reply!

one more question about the career goal essay.

I will write about my interest in general management and rotational program. However, i am kinda worry that if the school is not focus so much in general management and its career service is not strong in getting a spot in the rotational program, is that going to hurt my chance of admittance? i think smiths much stronger in MIS.

in your essay, did you write about your interest in rotational program? did you include detail about any specific program that you interested? or can i be general about it?

thanks again for your time!

by the way, good luck to your interview!



I think the best advice for the career goal essay is to write about why you want to change careers, and how your previous experience on top of what the school offers will propel you into the new career. This is important because schools look for candidates that are marketable.

Compare your essay with your resume, do they mesh well with one another. If I wrote I wanted to go into finance, it would be a big leap. I have tons of management and project development experience, but no finance background. I did not specify rotational programs, just an interest in management and the types of companies I plan on applying to for full-time work upon completion of an MBA.

I can understand it can be stressful. I just wrote about my plans and then edited it over and over. Be sure to have friends or family not in business review it, if they understand your plans, it is likely well written. I had to also worry about military jargon which I have been editing out of my resume for six months.

Really can't say for sure what the schools are looking for. My advice, write about how you see yourself and don't let the hype on all the MBA forums stress you out.

Best of luck. I am editing my essays for school number two now as well.
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 20:52
Did anyone get this automated mail from smtp@umdmvs which says we should submit our certificate of finances form for the application to be evaluated?? It was my understanding that this form should be submitted one the scholarship decisions are out.

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I just received this in my application decision. Does it mean that i will be offered admission? Or its just another selection process?

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On behalf of the Robert H. Smith School of Business Full-Time MBA Admissions Committee, I am delighted to inform you that we have reviewed your application for admission and have forwarded your file to the University of Maryland's central Graduate School with our full recommendation for official admission into the Fall 2013 term! You will shortly receive correspondence from the Graduate School regarding your official admission status to the University of Maryland.

I received the same message. I don’t think there is another step in the application process i.e. I think we are accepted. UMD has to verify your transcripts and GMAT score and then will send out an official acceptance letter.


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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 21:45
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Did anyone get this automated mail from smtp@umdmvs which says we should submit our certificate of finances form for the application to be evaluated?? It was my understanding that this form should be submitted one the scholarship decisions are out.

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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 23:15
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Did anyone get this automated mail from smtp@umdmvs which says we should submit our certificate of finances form for the application to be evaluated?? It was my understanding that this form should be submitted one the scholarship decisions are out.

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I havent received any such mail yet


I too received an email asking for the financial documentation...
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 00:33
you guys are freaking me out now. i havent received any such mail yet....what does that mean...!!!!! cant we have anyone from smith tell us something!!

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Did anyone get this automated mail from smtp@umdmvs which says we should submit our certificate of finances form for the application to be evaluated?? It was my understanding that this form should be submitted one the scholarship decisions are out.

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I havent received any such mail yet


I too received an email asking for the financial documentation...

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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 17:29
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you guys are freaking me out now. i havent received any such mail yet....what does that mean...!!!!! cant we have anyone from smith tell us something!!

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I havent received any such mail yet


I too received an email asking for the financial documentation...
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@Hunter101: Are you going to submit the Certificate of Finances without the Fin Aid decision or are you going to wait for those decisions to be released? I am still waiting!!

@ankitsingh7: Its an automated mail so I guess you could write to that e-mail address that was mentioned on the acceptance letter to clarify.
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 18:23
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@Hunter101: Are you going to submit the Certificate of Finances without the Fin Aid decision or are you going to wait for those decisions to be released? I am still waiting!!

@ankitsingh7: Its an automated mail so I guess you could write to that e-mail address that was mentioned on the acceptance letter to clarify.


I have not sent any documents as of now. I am wondering whether the Financial Aid decision will be sent before we send the certificate of finances or after. If it is after, i.e., I have to show funding for the entire amount for 1 year or so, then it will become very difficult for me as I am counting on financial aid.
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 20:43
I am in with scholarship :-D

Got my email last night.

First i got the acceptance mail and then the scholarship mail.
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 21:15
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I am in with scholarship :-D

Got my email last night.
First i got the acceptance mail and then the scholarship mail.


Congratulations!!! I didn't get the acceptance yet, but I did get the half fellowship letter. Did you get any GA award along with the fellowship??

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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2013, 21:19
I emailed the school and they said when your application was forwarded with recommendation, that meant you were accepted.

I got a scholarship and graduate assistantship in the same email.

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I am in with scholarship :-D

Got my email last night.
First i got the acceptance mail and then the scholarship mail.


Congratulations!!! I didn't get the acceptance yet, but I did get the half fellowship letter. Did you get any GA award along with the fellowship??

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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 10:21
I'm still waiting for R1 decisions... Anyone else who has not received the mail yet?
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 14:12
Received an interview invite-- another super quick turnaround. :-D I submitted last week (deadline is today)- best of luck to those putting the final touches on this evening!
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 19:46
just submitted my application. quick question:

it never asked me for my gmat score thru out the whole application. the only thing they asked about gmat is the date and year taken.

is that normal?

thanks!

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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2013, 20:40
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just submitted my application. quick question:

it never asked me for my gmat score thru out the whole application. the only thing they asked about gmat is the date and year taken.

is that normal?

thanks!

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For Maryland's application, yes. They are expecting that your score will arrive at the school (hopefully before the application deadline). They'll contact you if they don't have it (they contacted me, and I was able to verify that GMAT indeed sent them over...and all was well within a day's time). I'm sure if your official score report isn't ready by time they ask for it, they'll just ask you to send the unofficial one over.
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2013, 07:14
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just submitted my application. quick question:

it never asked me for my gmat score thru out the whole application. the only thing they asked about gmat is the date and year taken.

is that normal?

thanks!

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For Maryland's application, yes. They are expecting that your score will arrive at the school (hopefully before the application deadline). They'll contact you if they don't have it (they contacted me, and I was able to verify that GMAT indeed sent them over...and all was well within a day's time). I'm sure if your official score report isn't ready by time they ask for it, they'll just ask you to send the unofficial one over.


thank you for your answer!!!

smith was the last school i applied. after i finished the whole application, i was like "sth was not right...". then i realized i never got a chance to entered my gmat score, lol

i am officially done with the application process :)

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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2013, 12:31
I got an email from Smith about Interviews with admission committee in Mumbai. Does anyone know if Smith conducts interviews in Pune?
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2013, 15:37
I just got into Smith! I really want to get more information on their career services. Anyone have anymore insights beyond what is on their website?
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2013, 21:52
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I just got into Smith! I really want to get more information on their career services. Anyone have anymore insights beyond what is on their website?


Hello, when did you get your offer and what round did you apply?
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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2013, 08:32
Peewee,

Congratulations!
Now that you are accepted, even when still awaiting decisions, you can reach out to current students. As an accepted student, I would reach out to 1st year students since you will be interacting with them next year. I have found the students at Smith are more than willing to help answer your questions.

Are you planning to attend the accepted students weekend? I live in DC, so will be going, looks like an excellent opportunity to meet the Smith community.

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Re: Smith (U of Maryland) 2013 - Calling All MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2013, 03:36
Any round 2 applicants with final decisions?
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