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New post 11 Jul 2007, 17:32
mNeo wrote:
kryzak wrote:
they'll probably get a lot of applications this year due to the new essay formats.


And because they were ranked #1 in BW ranking this time


you guys think powerpoint slides is more attractive to applicants? i sure hope there arent a rush of new applicants to gsb.

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New post 11 Jul 2007, 17:39
I personally think it's extremely creative, and allows applicants to show how well they can present an idea in just 4 slides. One of the biggest problems I see in presentations is how the presenter often has 30 slides for a 10 minutes presentation, and the slides are jam packed with complete sentences that they just read off of.

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New post 11 Jul 2007, 17:42
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01/08/2007 08:18 PM 62,464 XXXXXXXXXX Chicago outline 9-26-CRAPCRAPCRAP.doc


Quoted for LOL-ness! :-D

Haha, you win, I fold! :shock:

Currently I only have 21 files in my folder, with stuff grabbed from here, tasks lists and dates, and some random musings of ideas for essays. maybe I'll get there by September or October!

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New post 11 Jul 2007, 17:47
kryzak wrote:
rhyme wrote:
01/08/2007 08:18 PM 62,464 XXXXXXXXXX Chicago outline 9-26-CRAPCRAPCRAP.doc


Quoted for LOL-ness! :-D

Haha, you win, I fold! :shock:

Currently I only have 21 files in my folder, with stuff grabbed from here, tasks lists and dates, and some random musings of ideas for essays. maybe I'll get there by September or October!


Oh, well if we want to look beyond just .DOC files...
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New post 11 Jul 2007, 17:50
Wow, insane! how do you get up to 1GB of files??? Maybe I'll find out soon enough, but right now it's beyond me. :shock:

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New post 11 Jul 2007, 17:50
rhyme conveniently forgot to mention his \Backup\Desktop-7.5.2007\Pr0n folder

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New post 11 Jul 2007, 17:53
kryzak wrote:
Wow, insane! how do you get up to 1GB of files??? Maybe I'll find out soon enough, but right now it's beyond me. :shock:


In fairness, a large chunk are wav audio recordings of me practicing interview questions and taping them to see how good/bad the answers sound.

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New post 11 Jul 2007, 18:01
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rhyme conveniently forgot to mention his \Backup\Desktop-7.5.2007\Pr0n folder


No, thats here.
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New post 11 Jul 2007, 18:04
LOL, you guys are too funny!

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New post 11 Jul 2007, 18:10
wow, that must be a LOT of aaudetat pics

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New post 11 Jul 2007, 20:28
he he he! Gmatclubgirls.com. Has a nice ring to it doesn't it?!

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New post 12 Jul 2007, 05:13
You guys are hilarious.

For you newbies, you don't have to be as obsessive-compulsive as rhyme is. I whipped all 4 apps out (and 3/4 of the stanford app, which I never finished) in less than 4 weeks. After my first app, my essays probably had 3-5 drafts. I'm not saying my way is the best -- I was totally exhausted and semi-nonsensical when I was done -- but there is probably somewhere in between. I think it depends on how quickly you write and how well you do at finding your stride early in the writing process.

Give yourself lots of time, but don't panic yet.

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New post 12 Jul 2007, 11:58
kryzak,
Chicago GSB has a student summer event scheduled in Los Angeles on July 23rd. I registered to attend that. Its at 7 pm and being held by the current students - nothing more fun that to kick back some beers on a monday night and get sone good insight into the whole app process and see how one fits into GSB.

The whole "powerpoint" essay is quite ingenious. I hope the admissions committe doesnt screen applicants coz they did not adhere to "Times New Roman" font or inane stuff like that - I know they wont, but after working for some crazy managers, I just feel that the devil is always in the details.

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New post 13 Jul 2007, 06:25
Finally narrowed down my school list

Wharton
Columbia J-term

Ross
Darden
Yale

Stern -Reapplicant--
Duke - Reapplicant

UNC


Will apply in R1 /R2 -Probably 4 schools in each Round

follwing Hjort's cluser for portfolio selection

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New post 13 Jul 2007, 06:27
Holy Round 1, Batman!

But your experience last year will definitely make it easier. And your GMAT is firmly behind you, no?

Ozmba2006 wrote:
Finally narrowed down my school list

Columbia J-term
Wharton

Darden
Yale
Duke - Reapplicant

UNC

Stern -Reapplicant--
Ross

Will apply in R1 /R2

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New post 13 Jul 2007, 06:33
aaudetat wrote:
Holy Round 1, Batman!

But your experience last year will definitely make it easier. And your GMAT is firmly behind you, no?



Well ...you replied before i could Edit...8 in Round 1. :twisted: :twisted: ..I doubt even the App's guru Rhyme can do so many schools in One round...I will be lukcy if i can do justice for 4 new apps in Round 1

2 Apps -will be just one essay ( Reapplication sucks -Not muchchance to tweak the essays -only hope Bump the GMAT score )

so i consider the app season as 6 new apps!

Last year exp. will def. help....probably i need to tweak the current essays and less time to really dig out the life stories

My app. success for Elite schools will depend on GMAT score..so re-taking it...........

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he he he! Gmatclubgirls.com. Has a nice ring to it doesn't it?!


Ok, the flyer's done...
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New post 13 Jul 2007, 08:54
ha ha ha! I'm dying out here! Rhyme, you bloody nut case! Nutty, but oh- so funny!

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New post 13 Jul 2007, 12:53
OMG that is funny!!! You got too much time on your hands now rhyme, eh? ;)

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OMG that is funny!!! You got too much time on your hands now rhyme, eh? ;)


Yea, I wasted like an hour on that... hah.

I was hoping for more laughs considering how much time I wasted putting that together.

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