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Unsolicited emails from bSchools [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 12:19
<MY>,

I wanted to remind you that March 15th is our application deadline. This is our third deadline and at this point we still have fellowship dollars remaining for qualified applicants. The only way to find out if you are eligible is to apply!

<MY>, you've started the application, and now is a great time to finish it! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

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MBA Program, University of <University>



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The funny thing is that I have never visited their website or applied to the school!
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Re: Unsolicited emails from bSchools [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 12:24
sm176811 wrote:
<MY>,

I wanted to remind you that March 15th is our application deadline. This is our third deadline and at this point we still have fellowship dollars remaining for qualified applicants. The only way to find out if you are eligible is to apply!

<MY>, you've started the application, and now is a great time to finish it! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

<Director's Name>
Director of Admissions
MBA Program, University of <University>



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The funny thing is that I have never visited their website or applied to the school!


application process = ENTIRE process i.e. gmat, or better yet even thinking about the whole thing.

funny nonetheless
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 12:33
I've thought about unsubscribing from all these b-schools that send me crap, but in a weird way it's kind of cool to see how badly some schools want me. I figure I can use as much confidence as I can get. :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 12:37
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I've thought about unsubscribing from all these b-schools that send me crap, but in a weird way it's kind of cool to see how badly some schools want me. I figure I can use as much confidence as I can get. :wink:


Yes, always feels good to be wanted. These schools want one thing and one thing only, to raise their gmat average. Here's a cautionary post.

It always raises red flags when a school doesn't post placement records.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 12:45
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eazyb81 wrote:
I've thought about unsubscribing from all these b-schools that send me crap, but in a weird way it's kind of cool to see how badly some schools want me. I figure I can use as much confidence as I can get. :wink:


Yes, always feels good to be wanted. These schools want one thing and one thing only, to raise their gmat average. Here's a cautionary post.

It always raises red flags when a school doesn't post placement records.



Yeah, surely they are morale boosters! Especially some of the schools are quite highly ranked.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 12:49
Everyone gets this junk emails from all kinds of schools from Ultra-elites to UOP. They randomly collect email addresses from GMAC, MBA Tour etc etc and bombard people with materials. I don't know how this makes one feel wanted. Do you feel impotent when you get the Viagra emails ?
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 12:56
lhotseface wrote:
Everyone gets this junk emails from all kinds of schools from Ultra-elites to UOP. They randomly collect email addresses from GMAC, MBA Tour etc etc and bombard people with materials. I don't know how this makes one feel wanted. Do you feel impotent when you get the Viagra emails ?


He he! I like ur analogy and ur sense of humor!

I doubt they would be randomly sending emails. I would assume they do some profile match based on the survey that we fill during the GMAT. I agree that these surveys are very superficial, but atleast it shows that we are competitive based on the limited information that you provided.

Saying that these emails are also quite irritaing. A few weeks back, when I received an email from Harvard, my heart jumped thinking that it was an interview invitation.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 13:08
That really sucks !


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Saying that these emails are also quite irritaing. A few weeks back, when I received an email from Harvard, my heart jumped thinking that it was an interview invitation.
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Re: Unsolicited emails from bSchools [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 13:13
sm176811 wrote:
<MY>,

I wanted to remind you that March 15th is our application deadline. This is our third deadline and at this point we still have fellowship dollars remaining for qualified applicants. The only way to find out if you are eligible is to apply!

<MY>, you've started the application, and now is a great time to finish it! If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

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MBA Program, University of <University>



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The funny thing is that I have never visited their website or applied to the school!



They're stroking your ego to get your money.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 13:15
Haha, that top message is from ND. Just the same thing and I'm not even applying this year...
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 13:24
I just got a post card from ND about the same thing. Apparently they're giving away an ipod at their next admissions chat to encourage people to apply for the 3/15 deadline.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 13:25
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I just got a post card from ND about the same thing. Apparently they're giving away an ipod at their next admissions chat to encourage people to apply for the 3/15 deadline.


Yeah, I got that one too.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 13:56
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I just got a post card from ND about the same thing. Apparently they're giving away an ipod at their next admissions chat to encourage people to apply for the 3/15 deadline.


iPods?!! I am applying! Anyone giving away iPhones or X-Boxes?
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 18:00
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philkriger wrote:
I just got a post card from ND about the same thing. Apparently they're giving away an ipod at their next admissions chat to encourage people to apply for the 3/15 deadline.


Yeah, I got that one too.


The post card or the ipod offer? I can't believe they are resorting to Q-poning strategies!
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 20:28
That green ipod was hot. I actually checked my schedule, but I couldn't make it. I was also impressed by the shiny gold postcards. Pretty. Too bad they do absolutely jack in my field. To get my attention you at least have to do jill.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2007, 20:58
You guys made me don't wanna come to Notre Dame anymore!!! I was very touched when they sent me: 3 post cards, a number of letters, 3 magazines (Jungles), tons of documents, 1 DVD, and countless emails (all kinds, from the career center, housing to partners and kids club. It's good to know that my kids could play with other kids in the appartment. I should try my best to have one kid before going to Notre Dame)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2007, 04:03
Its cool that they sent you all that stuff. Its one of the things that left me disappointed after my admits.... I got a lot of really barren packages. GSB sent a letter, a deposit slip and a copy of the course catalog. Cornell sent a little booklet which, sadly, amounted to little more than stuff that was already on their webpage just printed out.
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