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17 Mar 2008, 13:00
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So, as we move along the process, it becomes in worse and worse taste to speak with pride about our successes in the admissions process. Worse still, when you try to explain how well you did to a friend/coworker/family member - they really don't understand how meaningful your accomplishment is.

So, here it is. The place to be boastful and brag about how fantastic you did! Better still, people who read this will know how meaningful your accomplishment was.
We have all worked hard on our admissions to some great schools, so lets keep this ABOUT YOURSELF. You don't need to put anyone else down in order to boost your own accomplishments. In this same vein, their is no "baseline" accomplishment required to post here.

Just whatever it is that you are proud of and would like to share. Since this is a (relatively) anonymous forum, we can get it out of our systems without hurting anyone's feelings or our own reputation. After all, we worked hard, we deserve to let off some steam!
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17 Mar 2008, 13:14
I'll start:
I have effectively zero "real" business experience.
But...
I rocked the GMAT - 750.
Got into 3 schools so far, waiting on my 4th school in the next few days
-UNC
-UW
-Vandy (with >90% scholarship and an offer to compete for dean's scholarship)

I think I did pretty well for myself, and I am looking forward to the fall!
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17 Mar 2008, 13:36
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I'm retarded.

I got into the GSB.

Nuff said.
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17 Mar 2008, 13:43
rhyme wrote:
I'm retarded.

I got into the GSB.

Nuff said.

I'm not retarded and didnt get in...hmmm at least this explains the GSB ding

I got into one school, it was my top choice...thats all I need. All the old folks approaching retirement at my work are jealous that I am beating them out the door.
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17 Mar 2008, 13:53
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Dude I grew up here:

And I'm going to study here:

Pretty impressive, hum?
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17 Mar 2008, 13:59
Impressive Stuff !!!
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17 Mar 2008, 14:08
This is what I did for an internship during college...pretty far from anything business related. UNREP, underway replenishment I spent 60+ days aboard the ship on the right Junior year.

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17 Mar 2008, 14:12
riverripper wrote:
This is what I did for an internship during college...pretty far from anything business related. UNREP, underway replenishment I spent 60+ days aboard the ship on the right Junior year.

What is that ? battleship ? merchant ship ? oil tanker ? exploration ?
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17 Mar 2008, 14:12
I used to navigate this kind of terrain (http://abandoned-orphaned.typepad.com/p ... stream.jpg) on my way to lunch in grade school but am now interviewing for a place at world class institutions (insert Wharton and Cornell here).
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17 Mar 2008, 14:14
I love this post. I get so frustrated when people dont understand how hard it was to get into B school this year....

Feeling pretty good about my success, 3 schools, Duke, UNC, Vandy, 3 Admits! full ride at Vandy with the nomination for Dean's Scholar....DUKE IT IS!
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17 Mar 2008, 14:16
Wow MBAHunter - our school lists/finaid are pretty close!

Did you end up attending the vandy scholar weekend? I would have loved to go, but would have felt too guilty taking a free cross-country trip knowing I wouldn't attend =)
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17 Mar 2008, 14:18
Damn!!! Congratulations to everyone...impressive bunch indeed.
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17 Mar 2008, 14:19
Columbia08 wrote:
I used to navigate this kind of terrain (http://abandoned-orphaned.typepad.com/p ... stream.jpg) on my way to lunch in grade school but am now interviewing for a place at world class institutions (insert Wharton and Cornell here).

Columbia,

Did you live in Mumbai slums ? or was it that they were in your way to school ?
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17 Mar 2008, 14:22
Nope, didnt go. I decided against Vandy but still might have gone on the trip if it wasnt for the obscure Case presentation we had to give. I was fine doing the interview but doing a case study presentation with little to no experience didnt seem like fun to me. I'll have plenty of time for that at Duke...
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17 Mar 2008, 14:24
Westsider...nice GMAT!, where are you planning on going to school?
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17 Mar 2008, 14:24
How do you delete a post...am trying to delete this post but nada! I know am a retard but could any body help?

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17 Mar 2008, 14:25
pandeyrav wrote:
Columbia08 wrote:
I used to navigate this kind of terrain (http://abandoned-orphaned.typepad.com/p ... stream.jpg) on my way to lunch in grade school but am now interviewing for a place at world class institutions (insert Wharton and Cornell here).

Columbia,

Did you live in Mumbai slums ? or was it that they were in your way to school ?

That's not Mumbai its somewhere in Africa. My school was located on one end of the slums and my best friend lived on the other so we would walk across the slum to her home for lunch. I lived far away in some government housing and even though I used to be walked to school by my big brother it was way too far for me to walk back for lunch.
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17 Mar 2008, 14:28
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Westsider...nice GMAT!, where are you planning on going to school?

Thanks! I managed it in a pretty "time-efficient" manner. I am one of those people that do well on standardized tests!
UW (foster). Seems like the thing to do since I am hoping to stick in the northwest (if I dont go international).
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17 Mar 2008, 14:42
Hey pandeyrav what's your story...you've earned the bragging rights so unleash!!!
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17 Mar 2008, 14:54
[quote="riverripper"]This is what I did for an internship during college...pretty far from anything business related. UNREP, underway replenishment I spent 60+ days aboard the ship on the right Junior year.

Hey River what did you do onboad your internship site? Rough time or fun time?
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