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What can I do now to help myself get admitted? [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 14:12
Now that all apps are done and im waiting for interviews, is there anything I can do regarding the application process? I have a couple of schools that I did not visit before submitting my apps due to lack of time ... would it be ok to schedule visits and drop by even though I have not heard back from them regarding interviews yet? Or should I just take it easy and wait for an interview before I visit??

Anything else that anyone can suggest? No point reviewing my essays i guess...
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 14:46
Sit tight, buy a wii.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 14:58
rhyme wrote:
Sit tight, buy a wii.


I just got a Xbox 360 + Projector = :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 15:04
hehe...i guess that means no point visiting schools any more
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 15:15
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Marry one of the presidents daughters..
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 16:02
You should call every day, and in an authoritative voice, tell them that it is in their best interest to admit you right away.

(That was a joke in case anyone is actually considering doing that).
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 16:14
Smoke a joint and chillax!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 18:27
Yes, you could smoke a joint, or even better, try taking up an exercise routine after work to keep your mind off the issue. DO NOT mention to any of your training partners that you are applying to MBA school this year or you will suddenly discover that your social circle at the gym will start asking about interview invites, admits, etc, thereby defeating the original purpose.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 18:51
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Yes, you could smoke a joint, or even better, try taking up an exercise routine after work to keep your mind off the issue. DO NOT mention to any of your training partners that you are applying to MBA school this year or you will suddenly discover that your social circle at the gym will start asking about interview invites, admits, etc, thereby defeating the original purpose.


LOL. I told this 1 guy at the gym and everytime he sees me, he's like, "what's up" you get in?
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Pull strings! [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 21:18
This is your last chance this year. Communicate with alumni/students. If you got any of them to like you, get them tired of your obsession and get them to write an alumn note (additional rec in disguise). You'll also be better prepared for a potential interview.

Visit?
Cons: you could be wasting your money in travelling expenses if you are already dinged but not yet notified. And that's pretty much it.

Pros: if they are unsure about your commitment, visiting can help at least a little bit. And it will definitely help your interviews.

Hope it helps. L.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2007, 06:07
I did two visits this week, and I'm doing another one next week (these are all very close to me, one good thing about Boston). These visits will definitely inform my interview responses.

When I visited the first school this week I was approached by two ad-com people who introduced themselves and we talked for a bit and they were really friendly and I was being charming and sounding intelligent (you know, I used Rhyme's ice maneuver) and had a good chat and made a good impression so I have to imagine that if they happen to be the ones that eventually see my application, it will be a good thing that they remember my conversation with them. (Disclaimer: Maybe I'm totally delusional and they thought I was an idiot, but I thought it went well).

The other school I visited I sat in on a class and the professor happened to be the director of the particular specialization that I'm interested in. He was really friendly and we chatted for a while before class and he said, "Well it was great meeting with you, I review all the applications for the _____ specialization, so I'll keep an eye out for you."

Obviously this all varies by school. I think if you went to HBS after applying they would probably have security escort you out, but other schools are more receptive to student visits, and if you read school websites you can get a sense for the ones that want to admit people that REALLY want to go to their schools (i.e. aren't using it as a backup).
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