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# A place to boast - leave your modesty at the door.

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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, 13:36
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I'm retarded.

I got into the GSB.

Nuff said.
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18 Mar 2008, 11:07
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I have come to accept the undeniable truth that I am a god incarnate.
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08 Jan 2013, 11:34
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Found this thread after a zillion years of its last post - does that count?
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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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18 Mar 2008, 09:58
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Well, I scored a 720 on my GMAT. Nobody believed I would break 650. My first choice school was/is Wake Forest. Nobody thought I would get in. I did. Then, nobody thought I would get much of a scholarship. Then I did. I recently attended the Dean's Scholarship Candidates weekend and I know for fact that my 3-4 minute speech was the best because I have the skills of a motivational speaker cross bred with a Southern Baptist Preacher. I am more confident that I will get the full tuition than I was about even getting in. Go figure.

So while Wake Forest may not be one of the elite schools, its perfect for me. Oh...and I did very poorly in college. Was kicked out of the honors program in undergrad for crappy grads.

I have decided recently that I am even more awesome that I thought I was. Not only am I exceptionally cool but I am brilliant in a nonchalant way.

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23 Jan 2013, 12:00
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We should revive it.

I'll start, Mother Effin Ivy.
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23 Jan 2013, 12:57
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This is the best way I can describe my Round 1 experience and admit:

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23 Jan 2013, 13:09
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CobraKai wrote:
This is the best way I can describe my Round 1 experience and admit:

hahaha +50

I have to follow that up with this

But i cried the whole time, doesnt matted got admitted, They put a bag on my head, still counts, I just got admitted, and my dreams came true! (i think I've come up with the next follies video...)
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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, 13:43
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, 13:59
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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