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New post 08 Nov 2006, 17:05
flapjack wrote:
I have the option of interviewing on-campus or with off-campus with an alumnus. I personally am leaning toward the on-campus interview.

Does anyone know if really make a difference in choosing to interview on-campus versus off-campus?


Do on campus. I know they say it doesnt make a difference, but I'd choose on campus for a few reasons.

1) It shows you are motivated. I don't care what they say to people - it shows a real desire to attend. They also say "GMAT is just one part" but the numbers clearly speak for themselves. So, I'm skeptical of the "we don't care" view.

2) If you are waitlisted, you can send them a note adressing your desire to go to the school and reference your experience visiting it. If you've never visited, it's going to be hard to convince them you really want the school. "he wants it so bad he's never even visited?"

3) You MIGHT be interviewed by a decision maker rather than alum. You never know, but when it comes time to make a decision on you, you might be lucky enough to have the person that did interview you in the room with the rest of the commitee. (I suppose if you botch it, this would be bad).
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New post 09 Nov 2006, 14:19
I've already toured the school, but maybe it does shows some motivation.

I was also thinking that some alums might be more harsh/abrasive in an interview than an on-campus interviewer. I have a friend who interviewed with NYU a few years ago and he made it sound as though the interview was somewhat combative. I would like to minimize my hcance of having an interview like that.
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New post 09 Nov 2006, 14:24
flapjack wrote:
I've already toured the school, but maybe it does shows some motivation.

I was also thinking that some alums might be more harsh/abrasive in an interview than an on-campus interviewer. I have a friend who interviewed with NYU a few years ago and he made it sound as though the interview was somewhat combative. I would like to minimize my hcance of having an interview like that.


Thats another thing I like about on campus. Odds are you will get a student. They can at least empathize with you.
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New post 10 Nov 2006, 10:07
Finally, got my GSB invite. Planning on campus visit as well, since I was only there for the second day of Fall Preview and didn't get a chance to have a class visit.
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New post 10 Nov 2006, 10:11
When did ur app go to completion
Mine went on Oct 26. I still havent got invte :(
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New post 10 Nov 2006, 12:40
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Finally, got my GSB invite. Planning on campus visit as well, since I was only there for the second day of Fall Preview and didn't get a chance to have a class visit.


Hmmm.. You werent the guy that looked like a model and had come with this insanely hot blond girl wearing a white sweater? You two were married and had something like 800 guests at your wedding apparently.
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