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Was that a smart thing to do? [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2007, 01:05
X school has a student investment fund. On their website they only have the email addresses of 2006's officers. I wanted to contact a current officer to see about the fund from a student's point of view, so I contacted the head of the fund to ask her if she could give me the email addresses of a few students I could contact that are participating this year. She provided me with the officer's email addresses. I contacted one of them and he was a total prick. He asked me to tell him about myself, so I gave him a short summary of my educational and work background, along with my future plans (why I need the MBA). Part of my long term goals include working in the country I live in now(non-US). X school is located in an area that hosts many fortune 500 companies, so I thought it would be logical to work for an international corporation after graduation in X city, then in the future get transfered to the country I live in now. I said this in my letter to him. First, he chided me for having international aspirations, saying that if I am going to apply to X school I should keep any international aspirations to myself and only mention X school's city when talking about long term plans. (Wait...I thought that business schools WANT alumni all over the world... I can see mentioning X school's city when talking about employment after graduation, but long term plans?) He even went so far as to suggest that if I have international aspirations I shouldn't even be applying to US schools (I am an American). Then he said that "emailing students like this is highly irregular," and that I would be lucky to receive a reply from any student I contact. (I have already contacted 2 other students at X school and they were happy to help me.) Lastly, he never answered any of my questions about the student fund, saying, "For further info on X school, please take a look at the school's website..." ( I already looked at the website and was looking for students' point of view.)

I thanked the head of the student fund for giving me the officers' email addresses, but I also told her about the prick's response so that she won't damage the school by giving his email out to other prospective students. Basically I told her the same things I am posting here.

Was that smart? When I was typing the letter, it made perfect sense to report the prick so that he won't respond to any other prospective students in this manner. In my opinion, anyone that is so ignorant as to say, "If you have long term plans to work outside of the US, you shouldn't tell anyone here at X school," doesn't deserve to be an ambassador. However, now I am thinking that it might make me look like a "tattletale". What do you think?
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I assume what you really are asking is, "Will this come back to impact my odds?" The answer is no, probably not. As to whether or not it was the right thing to do, yes, it was. As to whether or not it was appropriately worded, well, that depends on how you worded it.
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rhyme wrote:
I assume what you really are asking is, "Will this come back to impact my odds?" The answer is no, probably not. As to whether or not it was the right thing to do, yes, it was. As to whether or not it was appropriately worded, well, that depends on how you worded it.


Bingo!

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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2007, 08:38
The more important question.

What school is this?
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rhyme wrote:
I assume what you really are asking is, "Will this come back to impact my odds?" The answer is no, probably not. As to whether or not it was the right thing to do, yes, it was. As to whether or not it was appropriately worded, well, that depends on how you worded it.


Well, of course I didn't word it like I worded it here. I was a bit more diplomatic about it.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2007, 15:53
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rhyme wrote:
I assume what you really are asking is, "Will this come back to impact my odds?" The answer is no, probably not. As to whether or not it was the right thing to do, yes, it was. As to whether or not it was appropriately worded, well, that depends on how you worded it.


Well, of course I didn't word it like I worded it here. I was a bit more diplomatic about it.


i imagined :)

dont worry bout it .... youll be fine.
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