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New post 07 Jun 2009, 14:07
finals...probably will make it during the summer at times though.
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Kellogg Class of 2010...still active and willing to help. However, I do not do profile reviews, don't offer predictions on chances and am far to busy to review essays, so save the energy of writing me a PM seeking help for these. If I don't respond to a PM that is not one of the previously mentioned trash can destined messages, please don't take it personally I get so many messages I have a hard to responding to most. The more interesting, compelling, or humorous you message the more likely I am to respond.
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New post 07 Jun 2009, 14:30
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Sorry won't be able to make it! I'll be on an airplane during the chat (I think I'm calculating the time difference correctly).

One idea: might help to keep a list of the questions that come up. Then, if someone's willing, create a thread with the questions where people not at the chat can post their replies. Or maybe add them to the "best app tips" thread. :)


I'll keep track of the questions and be sure to post them. I can't believe how helpful everyone is on this forum, even those that are already in, thanks to all of you.

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New post 09 Jun 2009, 06:51
Tuesday June 9 2009 - 2010 Applicants CHAT
9 PM ET (US)

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1) Highhopes
2) Nink
3) ACNguy
4) triple5soul
5) bipolarbear
6) billyjeans
7) icarus
8) pmenon
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I may pop in and participate / derail the conversation

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Nice chat - thanks to the experienced gmat club'ers for stopping by.

I mistakenly thought I could copy and paste the entire text and weed out the highlights later, but apparently that was not the case. So I'll work with what I have left and try to summarize any highlights tomorrow..
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Some quick answers from last nights chat. I know its sort of hard to decipher, but if you see any of these questions and feel like giving a response, please feel free to do so.

so rhyme, im curious ... what was it about darden that scared you ?
<rhyme>: two phone calls. one alumni, ex goldman, said "its worse than banking" and flatly told me not to go if i was married.
<ninky>: haha
<rhyme>: the other was a girl, who, upon finding out i was married, also told me not to come.


<ACNguy>: what would you guys say is the optimum number of applications to throw out in one round?
<highhopes>: 4
<ninky>: 3 to 4
<rhyme>: id say no more htan 4
<pmenon>: acnguy: ive heard and read 4

Best and worst classes at Booth:
<rhyme>: icarus, best: maybe new venture strategy with schraeger or possiby cases in financial mgmt with Rock (my worst grade there, but it was worth it)... from a non-finance non-strategy purely how do i rock shit out class, I'd say 'managing in organizations' with epley (its a class on the psychology of people and how to manipulate etc). Other good classes might include negotations with caruso.
<rhyme>: Oh, and Stats with bester was surprinsingly good (although not hard)
<rhyme>: Bad: Investments, boring, dry poorly taught. Accounting, ditto. Network Structures of Effective Managment (awful awful awful). INTOPIA (google it, also a disaster). LEAD (a total waste of time and energy)

<ACNguy>: rhyme, with LORs, would you recommend having the same people do all your apps, or get like 4 people with each person only doing a few?
<pmenon>: im getting the same folks to do all my recs
<rhyme>: ACNguy - up to you really. Depends on the person -- keep in mind that its a lot of work, and some people are likely to drag their feet. It's not too much work to repeat the letters for different schools, but realize that the LOR is a lot of work (done right)

<ACNguy>: do you provide recommenders with resumes and any pertinent information/
<pmenon>: im sitting down with mine next week to discuss any questions they have after reading the material i gave them
<billyjeans>: yeah i would
<highhopes>: Yes
<rhyme>: ACNguy, outlines or little 'nudges' help
<ninky>: ACNguy: 1 pg summary of ur goals and reasons for pursuing MBA, and reminder of what u accomplished at work, EC etc

r3racer>: I wondered if anyone might have some advice about how to get the most out of a post-rejection adcom feedback session?
<rhyme>: r3racer, ask for directed feedback - specific things you can do

<pmenon>: river: in talking about kellogg in essays, do you have any advice on what to emphasize
<riverripper>: be honest with yourself about goals and make sure they are realistic
riverripper>: nothing will get you dinged faster in the current job market than saying I want to go from career path X to career path Y if that change is impossible
<pmenon>: so lets say i want to be a career switcher
<Sleepy>: pmenon what I heard back this year was that you need to do research on it
<rhyme>: consulting is the easiest one to break into
<riverripper>: consulting is almost always generalist

<ACNguy>: with the essay analysis that you see on BW and here a lot of times, do you guys recommend using a lot of that advice or does that lead to canned answers and ultimately dings?
<pmenon>: i think a lot of the advice on here is really good
<pmenon>: essay wise


<ACNguy>: about how much time (average) did it take to complete each application?
rhyme>: ACNguy, for me, a LOT honestly. It took me about 1 month per app.
<rhyme>: I got it down to ~3 weeks
<rhyme>: there's just a ton of crap you need to get: LORS, dates of employment, salaries, ideas for your LORs, essay draft 1,2,3,4,5, copies of transcripts, phone numbers of past employers, confirm salaries, double check salaries, etc.

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Very helpful, ACNguy! Thanks for posting this here.

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Good stuff, ACNGuy. Thanks for posting !

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Some quick answers from last nights chat. I know its sort of hard to decipher, but if you see any of these questions and feel like giving a response, please feel free to do so.



Thanks ACNGuy
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Hey Boothbilla is waiting in chat to hang out. Any of my 09 guys come on in. 2010 I would like to meet all of you.

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highhopes wrote:
Nice chat - thanks to the experienced gmat club'ers for stopping by.

I mistakenly thought I could copy and paste the entire text and weed out the highlights later, but apparently that was not the case. So I'll work with what I have left and try to summarize any highlights tomorrow..


If you use an IRC client (e.g. mIRC, and not the web-based chat), it should be very easy to log the whole chat. That way you can review the whole thing with just a text editor. It's the easiest way to do editing post-chat.

If you host another chat, I'll make sure I drop by. I was on a business trip (they are working me like a horse before I quit!) so I missed the last one.

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