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To go or not to go [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2014, 23:03
hey folks at Admissionado,

I recently got an admit from Washington university at st Louis , Olin Business School with a 10k/sem scholarship.
I applied there as a safe school and i liked it because of its small class size and not so expensive living..

Off late i am having second thoughts about joining it mainly because of some things i heard and read about effectiveness of the career center at olin for international students. (even though it had 96% placement record last year and 100% on internships!)

I have talked to a few current students and they are of the opinion that it is actually very difficult to get a job for international students and one needs to do a lot of networking apart from the opportunities posted on career center
So i started thinking about why is it so difficult ! With US news rankings it looks like it is a good school in mid-west region (constantly ranked in 20-25 range in its rankings) .. is it because its mba program is not that reputed !

can you please comment on the reputation of the school, because as admission consultant i think you can really give me honest view .


I never really thought that i wouldn't get into one of my reach schools( Tepper ! ) so didn't do much research on Olin at that time ..

to give you my background, i am in Indian applicant with 3 yrs of work ex (at Matriculation) with Deloitte in their technology division. GMAT 710. GPA 3.57 (WES converted). Very good extra car.. numerous leadership roles.. good life story..

Thanks
Lin
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Re: To go or not to go [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2014, 23:58
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linzhouu wrote:
hey folks at Admissionado,

I recently got an admit from Washington university at st Louis , Olin Business School with a 10k/sem scholarship.
I applied there as a safe school and i liked it because of its small class size and not so expensive living..

Off late i am having second thoughts about joining it mainly because of some things i heard and read about effectiveness of the career center at olin for international students. (even though it had 96% placement record last year and 100% on internships!)

I have talked to a few current students and they are of the opinion that it is actually very difficult to get a job for international students and one needs to do a lot of networking apart from the opportunities posted on career center
So i started thinking about why is it so difficult ! With US news rankings it looks like it is a good school in mid-west region (constantly ranked in 20-25 range in its rankings) .. is it because its mba program is not that reputed !

can you please comment on the reputation of the school, because as admission consultant i think you can really give me honest view .


I never really thought that i wouldn't get into one of my reach schools( Tepper ! ) so didn't do much research on Olin at that time ..

to give you my background, i am in Indian applicant with 3 yrs of work ex (at Matriculation) with Deloitte in their technology division. GMAT 710. GPA 3.57 (WES converted). Very good extra car.. numerous leadership roles.. good life story..

Thanks
Lin


Hey Lin,
Well I can't really tell you to go or not go. that's up to you. The school is an excellent one, but when it comes to Internationals finding jobs, you should really be asking alumni more than anyone else. Not so much us or current students (who might be afraid of not getting a job), but the people who finished in the last three years and see what actually happened with them. It would make the most sense to get in contact with people from your country with more or less similar profiles or similar goals to get the most real sense of what's going on.
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