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Re: USC Marshall with $$$ Vs. Mich Ross without scholarship [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 11:02
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Thanks for all the inputs guys. Has been really helpful. So now the questions remain:

1. How to get in touch with current USC/Ross students in order to get more insight on my predicament?
2. If I do get into Ross, do you think it might help if I try and negotiate with Ross Adcom using the Marshall admit and schol as leverage. If so, any suggestions on the best way to approach the dreaded conversation?


1. Most schools have admissions ambassadors or club representatives willing to talk to applying students. Reach out to them. If you can't find the information on the website, call admissions.

2. A lot of people on this thread have already said to use it as leverage. Just call the financial aid office, say you have an offer at another school that you're considering, and see if they'll match it or do something. Granted this entire thread is moot if you don't get into Ross.
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Re: USC Marshall with $$$ Vs. Mich Ross without scholarship [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 12:49
slugabedd wrote:
Thanks for all the inputs guys. Has been really helpful. So now the questions remain:

1. How to get in touch with current USC/Ross students in order to get more insight on my predicament?
2. If I do get into Ross, do you think it might help if I try and negotiate with Ross Adcom using the Marshall admit and schol as leverage. If so, any suggestions on the best way to approach the dreaded conversation?

1. Reach out to the adcom and ask them to set you up with some current students and alumni that share your goals. Like I said above, these schools want to make sure you come (lest you hurt their yields) and should be willing to connect you with people in your interest area.
2. Lots of people have done this in the past. I'd suggest searching the forum to see some examples of what you can say.
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Re: USC Marshall with $$$ Vs. Mich Ross without scholarship [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2013, 10:42
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I'm not sure I buy that it's easier to switch into Entertainment than Finance. I always hear of people going to BB IBD firms with zero relevant experience, but I don't often hear the same of folks joining entertainment firms. On an unrelated note, I'd be curious to hear what most Marshall grads are doing at places like Disney, Warner, and Paramount.

That is my current understanding as well. I asked quite a few students the same question and all of them said that its damn difficult to switch streams; not impossible, but difficult. Most of them rated it a 8 or 9 on a scale of 10.

On a different note, I agree with Kingfalcon. It would be fun to know what Marshall students are doing at these big media houses. For e.g., I guess a person from marketing FMCG might be fine with switching to marketing in the Entertainment industry. But how many from lets say finance or IT are now in a marketing profile in the Ent. industry? I think this is what truly defines if its easy to make a large career transition vs. just switching industries.
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Re: USC Marshall with $$$ Vs. Mich Ross without scholarship [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2013, 16:43
slugabedd wrote:
Thanks for all the inputs guys. Has been really helpful. So now the questions remain:

1. How to get in touch with current USC/Ross students in order to get more insight on my predicament?
2. If I do get into Ross, do you think it might help if I try and negotiate with Ross Adcom using the Marshall admit and schol as leverage. If so, any suggestions on the best way to approach the dreaded conversation?


1. id send emails to anyone you can on the club websites. and ask whoever you speak with if they know someone else that might be useful for you to speak with. id also ask the schools if they have a "welcome" cluib or something to that effect each school calls it something different.

2. id just send an email or go in person if you're in the area. id say something like "Thank you again for the admissions offer. I wanted to update admissions on my accomplishments since admission and request a reevaluation for a merit scholarship. Since applying, I've blah blah blah professionally blah blah blah at the community level. Additionally, I've been awarded a merit scholarship for 50% tuition at USC's Marshall School of Business. I've continued demonstrating? my interest in Ross by connecting with the president of blah blah blah club and speaking with professor blah blah blah. I hope to join the class of 2015 and hope I can be reconisederd for a merit scholarship. "
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Re: USC Marshall with $$$ Vs. Mich Ross without scholarship [#permalink] New post 24 Mar 2013, 03:55
old1442 wrote:
slugabedd wrote:
Thanks for all the inputs guys. Has been really helpful. So now the questions remain:

1. How to get in touch with current USC/Ross students in order to get more insight on my predicament?
2. If I do get into Ross, do you think it might help if I try and negotiate with Ross Adcom using the Marshall admit and schol as leverage. If so, any suggestions on the best way to approach the dreaded conversation?


1. id send emails to anyone you can on the club websites. and ask whoever you speak with if they know someone else that might be useful for you to speak with. id also ask the schools if they have a "welcome" cluib or something to that effect each school calls it something different.

2. id just send an email or go in person if you're in the area. id say something like "Thank you again for the admissions offer. I wanted to update admissions on my accomplishments since admission and request a reevaluation for a merit scholarship. Since applying, I've blah blah blah professionally blah blah blah at the community level. Additionally, I've been awarded a merit scholarship for 50% tuition at USC's Marshall School of Business. I've continued demonstrating? my interest in Ross by connecting with the president of blah blah blah club and speaking with professor blah blah blah. I hope to join the class of 2015 and hope I can be reconisederd for a merit scholarship. "


Thanks. Appreciate your inputs. Luckily enough I am on Ross waitlist. Hoping to make it. Any advice?
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