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30 Jan 2007, 21:26
No, you see, it's all about the collaborative learning community where students learn general management skills while also having depth and breadth. Yep, every damn school.

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30 Jan 2007, 21:32
This is the funiest threat I have read! I was getting worried about my applications, and this cracked me up!

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30 Jan 2007, 22:44
Man I feel this thread - I am fed up too but its all part of the process. We chose this so why should we complain? At the end of the day we are all qualified and will end up somewhere - hopefully somewhere outside of our current employers.

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31 Jan 2007, 07:28
Is this whole thing pretty phony and hooky...absolutely! But it seems to me that it representative of most job interviews.....Bob, tell me about a time when you solved a probelm,, hahaha.. no different, just a big stupid game that must be played to achieve the end goal.. but it becomes really painful to go through it no doubt.

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31 Jan 2007, 07:53
lhmcjen wrote:
Is this whole thing pretty phony and hooky...absolutely! But it seems to me that it representative of most job interviews.....Bob, tell me about a time when you solved a probelm,, hahaha.. no different, just a big stupid game that must be played to achieve the end goal.. but it becomes really painful to go through it no doubt.

When I started this whole process my father gave me one piece of advice that has rang true throughout it, "Sometimes you have to fake it to make it."

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31 Jan 2007, 08:10

We want to add diversification to the class - We want everyone all around the world to submit their apps, so we can earn more money.

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31 Jan 2007, 08:25
Obviously everyone who appears for the GMAT and applies to B schools is a masochist. More so for international applicants. Why would they do it otherwise

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31 Jan 2007, 08:43
aaudetat wrote:
I don't know what you mean by "most people," but certainly enough apply to Harvard and company so that HBS can maintain its 13% acceptance rate (or whatever it is). Any way you slice it, there are PLENTY of people applying.

OK I meant "many" there.

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31 Jan 2007, 09:55
rhyme wrote:
Its not about the money. This is peanuts in the end guys. It's about acceptance rate and percieved eliteness. They encourage as many applicants as possible to apply because it makes the school appear more competitive. This isn't just for grad programs, they do it undergrad too. In fact, I was just having a conversation yesterday with an admissions director who was telling me about how they moved to a common app "in order to bring in more applications and bring our admit % down a bit". She then smiled and said "And get our rank up!".

One of the top business schools hired its own student to get the %employed after graduation move up I so want to sit in an ethics class at that school.

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14 Feb 2007, 01:45
I was ROFLing my way through. Each post here deserves a Booker! :D

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14 Feb 2007, 11:51
I am sure there must be some collges to give interview invite to people who are otherwise deadmeat and then ding them so they will reapply again and many with siilar profiles would apply thereby generating hype and good figures(selectivity etc)

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04 Dec 2007, 15:09
BUMP!

Browsing through some old posts to let off some steam and found this gem. Look for batchgmat's question to an ad-com. That was frigging awesome.

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04 Dec 2007, 15:10
batchgmat wrote:
Tell me about it. I once asked an AdComm member during an information session to give us an example of when an applicant "wasn't himself" (as they always love to say).

Needless to say, she couldn't.

Fricking crazy!

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04 Dec 2007, 15:15
I certainly can relate to this thread. I am getting burned out. Only my stubborn determination keeps driving me along.

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04 Dec 2007, 15:48
Wow ...excellent thread to bring up now.
There ain't a better way to vent this out ... I just hope the results are sweet enough to neutralise this bitterness ...
Until then, I'll fool myself that I'm not bitter to keep myself going !

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04 Dec 2007, 15:54
These adcom goons probably all have HR backgrounds...

I think Montauk, that retard even says so in his book.

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04 Dec 2007, 16:32
riverripper wrote:
I talked to one person applying who said they did their essays in a couple weekends for 3 schools...I took almost three months for 3 schools.

We definitely added to our own stress, anxiety, and paranoia...

Well, that's like saying someone got a 770 after studying for 2 weeks.... e-stats.

You could also say that the reverse is true. I'm not saying you in particular, but there are always people who say that they did this amount of work and exaggerate how hard they worked.

I also talked to another person who said that they applied to 7 schools. When I probed further, I found out that he applied to 4 schools in R1 and was working on and planning on applying to the other 3 schools in R2. This is very different than saying that you applied to 7 in R1.

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04 Dec 2007, 17:33
Nice discussion.

Sometimes I wish applying to grad school was as simple as it is back home - no essays, no interviews, no resumes, nothing - just a raw coefficient made up of grades from exams that are offered ONCE a year at the institution. Every applicant is just a number rounded to the nearest thousandth :)

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04 Dec 2007, 17:56
I think there are definitely plenty of people who can nail a high GMAT with minimal effort. If you are not too far out of college from an math heavy major that also have strong verbal skills and work in a quant heavy jobs a 700+ should be pretty easy. However, a person who could put solid essays together in a short period of time would be extremely rare. Just the research that you need to include the right elements (clubs, classes, majors, facilities, and the specifics of the school) with the correct name since every school calls stuff different things, takes a ton of time.

Then getting 3-6 essays to work well together...thats incredibly tough. Now doing that for 3 schools in a short time is bordering on impossible, especially if those are going to be great applications.

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04 Dec 2007, 18:12
I for one, really hate the essays.

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