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summer schools - pros and cons [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 19:07
Hi

I am planning to apply for Stanford and Harvard summer institute,although am not very sure if they will add any value to my resume.

A quick info on my background.

I have finished my undergraduate in engineering and have an experience of 6 years in the IT sector.
My college GPA is 8(out of 10).

I plan to do my MBA next year and I am currently preparing for my GMAT.
I am just thinking of applying for the summer courses mainly because of the following reasons.

1) Improve my resume as I fall under the very common cadre - "IT female from India". Will the summer course add a little value to my resume ?
2) Have an in-house experience of the creme-De-la-creme colleges as I intend to apply for these colleges after am done with my GMAT.
3)I am looking for a course that focuses on entrepreneurship or general management.There is one course SIGM that Stanford offers for general management.Will these courses be helpful when I pursue my MBA
4) The courses costs a little too much in my opinion.Is it worth taking this course by shelling out a considerable amount of money from my pocket?

Please pour in your suggestions.
Also Can anyone throw some light on any other specialized courses offered by any other college ? I would be happy to research before I zero in on one course.

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Re: summer schools - pros and cons [#permalink] New post 03 May 2012, 23:11
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Well, it's not exactly the same thing as getting into the full-time program! :) Although going to the Top of the programs, i.e. Stanford or Harvard does make sense. The takeaways from doing these programs though, I would say are more "soft". You are gonna have fun, have interesting courses, meet interesting people (many of who will likely also apply to HBS and Stanford) get to know the school really well, plus be in the US to perhaps visit other schools you will apply to. Is it worth the money? Aha! that's the 10 million dollar question, as they say (the 10 thousand dollar question? :) ). That, you need to decide for yourself.

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Re: summer schools - pros and cons [#permalink] New post 04 May 2012, 05:22
JonPrecisionEssay wrote:
Well, it's not exactly the same thing as getting into the full-time program! :) Although going to the Top of the programs, i.e. Stanford or Harvard does make sense. The takeaways from doing these programs though, I would say are more "soft". You are gonna have fun, have interesting courses, meet interesting people (many of who will likely also apply to HBS and Stanford) get to know the school really well, plus be in the US to perhaps visit other schools you will apply to. Is it worth the money? Aha! that's the 10 million dollar question, as they say (the 10 thousand dollar question? :) ). That, you need to decide for yourself.


Thanks Jon..Insightful..Can you suggest a few courses that concentrate more on entrepreneurship?

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