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Also Ross is at the MBA provision of the UK's HSMP program, so no VISA issues :-D


That is good to know!

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New post 15 Jan 2008, 05:54
svrider -Ross does WL without an interview. Last year 'michiboy' over at b-week was in the same boat, WL in R1 without an interview. He got off the WL successfully later on.

Robin and svrider: You guys might want to get in touch with him- he is very helpful. You could also check out his blog http://www.rainierisms.com/ and look for posts with tag Waitlist. Good luck

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UK based consulting companies hire at all TOP15 schools. Read: Bain, BCG, Mckinsey, Booz Allen, etc...

Actually they hire from other courses besides MBA, I have a friend who made an MS at LSE and works at Mckinsey. So do not worry, at Ross you will have shots at those companies. Also Ross is at the MBA provision of the UK's HSMP program, so no VISA issues :-D

Key word is LSE :))) that is UK-based school. I'm also sure that with any of Top-15 schools is possible to find a job in UK. When was choosing schools passed all my list through schools accepted for 75 score in HSMP.

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UK based consulting companies hire at all TOP15 schools. Read: Bain, BCG, Mckinsey, Booz Allen, etc...

Actually they hire from other courses besides MBA, I have a friend who made an MS at LSE and works at Mckinsey. So do not worry, at Ross you will have shots at those companies. Also Ross is at the MBA provision of the UK's HSMP program, so no VISA issues :-D

Key word is LSE :))) that is UK-based school. I'm also sure that with any of Top-15 schools is possible to find a job in UK. When was choosing schools passed all my list through schools accepted for 75 score in HSMP.


Ops, I forgot to mention that he is working for Mckinsey in Lisbon...
But you're right.
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Hey guys do you know if the new building is going to be put in service in Fall 2008? or Winter 2009? Are clsses going to be held there in Fall 2008?

Thanks


As far as I know, the intention is that it will be put in use as of Fall'08.


When I visited in October I was told that classes would be held in the new building in Winter. They said there was a chance it might be in use for Fall B. I am not sure if its going to open before that.

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Key word is LSE :))) that is UK-based school. I'm also sure that with any of Top-15 schools is possible to find a job in UK. When was choosing schools passed all my list through schools accepted for 75 score in HSMP.


Could you explain that last sentence? I dont understand anything. :) what is HSMP? what score? HELP! ;)

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Hey guys do you know if the new building is going to be put in service in Fall 2008? or Winter 2009? Are clsses going to be held there in Fall 2008?

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As far as I know, the intention is that it will be put in use as of Fall'08.


When I visited in October I was told that classes would be held in the new building in Winter. They said there was a chance it might be in use for Fall B. I am not sure if its going to open before that.


There will be a team building event at GBR where all admitted students will be put to work finishing the building they will be studying in.

(yes, I read too much Pillars of the Earth)

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Key word is LSE :))) that is UK-based school. I'm also sure that with any of Top-15 schools is possible to find a job in UK. When was choosing schools passed all my list through schools accepted for 75 score in HSMP.


Could you explain that last sentence? I dont understand anything. :) what is HSMP? what score? HELP! ;)


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Uk has the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSMP

Which has the MBA provision, that for some schools, the graduate has the 75 point to require the VISA. As I suppose you are a "Schengen citizen", you don't need this program to be in UK:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Agreement

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bherronp wrote:
helg wrote:
Darden2010 wrote:
Hey guys do you know if the new building is going to be put in service in Fall 2008? or Winter 2009? Are clsses going to be held there in Fall 2008?

Thanks


As far as I know, the intention is that it will be put in use as of Fall'08.


When I visited in October I was told that classes would be held in the new building in Winter. They said there was a chance it might be in use for Fall B. I am not sure if its going to open before that.



Current student told me the school works hard to have it done by Fall.

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kwam wrote:
Which has the MBA provision, that for some schools, the graduate has the 75 point to require the VISA. As I suppose you are a "Schengen citizen", you don't need this program to be in UK:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Agreement

I Hope that helps...

Small correction: you need to score at least 75 points to be eligible for the HSMP program. MBA from one of the top schools (40 programs listed) gives you those 75 points + you get points for age, salary, etc.

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oh such a bummer, we probably won't get to start our first MBA year in the new building :(
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ncp, dosa_don - Thanks for the information. Congratulations on your admits too!

I spend a few hours on BW and found some 07 waitlist threads. Ross takes it down to the wire with decisions in late-June through Aug 1st.

This is what I gathered from Soojin's waitlist chat:
- No feedback. We won't tell you what component of application you can improve
- But you're welcome to reassess your app & rectify your weakness (including why ross essay)
- Retake GMAT, retake GMAT, retake GMAT (for most applicants)
- Diversity is not a factor in admitting off the waitlist
- Any awards, promotions, community activities are good updates
- Too much or too little contact with waitlist adcom is bad (find out yourself!)

I have a 730 gmat with 89% in Q/V. I am well within the median 80% but probably below other Indian applicants.
My acads are decent too but transcripts don't convey it (%/100). I did write a note explaining the marking system.
I thought my essays were good and XC, while not all leadership roles, definitely conveyed a long-term commitment. So, I really don't know what updates I provide, will help my case :?

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Did you visit Ann Arbor svrider?

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Yes, for the Ross preview day on Sep 20th. Attended Entrepalooza the 2nd day.

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New post 15 Jan 2008, 10:45
You are right. At this point, 730 is more than sufficient. I dont think GMAT is holding you back. If you like, I can look at your app/essays and possibly suggest where I think an update will be useful.

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ncp, dosa_don - Thanks for the information. Congratulations on your admits too!

I spend a few hours on BW and found some 07 waitlist threads. Ross takes it down to the wire with decisions in late-June through Aug 1st.

This is what I gathered from Soojin's waitlist chat:
- No feedback. We won't tell you what component of application you can improve
- But you're welcome to reassess your app & rectify your weakness (including why ross essay)
- Retake GMAT, retake GMAT, retake GMAT (for most applicants)
- Diversity is not a factor in admitting off the waitlist
- Any awards, promotions, community activities are good updates
- Too much or too little contact with waitlist adcom is bad (find out yourself!)

I have a 730 gmat with 89% in Q/V. I am well within the median 80% but probably below other Indian applicants.
My acads are decent too but transcripts don't convey it (%/100). I did write a note explaining the marking system.
I thought my essays were good and XC, while not all leadership roles, definitely conveyed a long-term commitment. So, I really don't know what updates I provide, will help my case :?

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You are right. At this point, 730 is more than sufficient. I dont think GMAT is holding you back. If you like, I can look at your app/essays and possibly suggest where I think an update will be useful.

svrider wrote:
ncp, dosa_don - Thanks for the information. Congratulations on your admits too!

I spend a few hours on BW and found some 07 waitlist threads. Ross takes it down to the wire with decisions in late-June through Aug 1st.

This is what I gathered from Soojin's waitlist chat:
- No feedback. We won't tell you what component of application you can improve
- But you're welcome to reassess your app & rectify your weakness (including why ross essay)
- Retake GMAT, retake GMAT, retake GMAT (for most applicants)
- Diversity is not a factor in admitting off the waitlist
- Any awards, promotions, community activities are good updates
- Too much or too little contact with waitlist adcom is bad (find out yourself!)

I have a 730 gmat with 89% in Q/V. I am well within the median 80% but probably below other Indian applicants.
My acads are decent too but transcripts don't convey it (%/100). I did write a note explaining the marking system.
I thought my essays were good and XC, while not all leadership roles, definitely conveyed a long-term commitment. So, I really don't know what updates I provide, will help my case :?


I sent you a pm.

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Do you guys think being called early to an interview (within a week) means you are in the group they want to include or get rid of first?

I know three people (one outside this site) who have been called quickly for a R2 interview and all have 700+ GMATs. But I assume the rest who applied here are most, if not all, 700+ scorers. I think there is no way they can read through all the applications and call in the ones they liked. There's got to be something tied to GMAT in their method. That is the only solid part of the application that can yield a quick analysis. Reading the essays, recs, etc. will take forever.

My conclusion is that they call 700+ applicants which they are really in favor of or are likely to eliminate. This will give them a better grasp on available space for the rest of the pool.Once they are decided what to do with the outliers (good or bad) with 700+, they will continue on with the rest.

Or maybe it is totally geographical (Darden and I are from Europe, but this other dude I know with 760 is American, so here goes this theory)

Maybe some R1 people can share us their insights. Especially the ones interviewed early on.

Brainstorming time!!!!

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You are wasting your time :) There is no correlation between interview invite timing and acceptance probability at MOST schools.


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Do you guys think being called early to an interview (within a week) means you are in the group they want to include or get rid of first?

I know three people (one outside this site) who have been called quickly for a R2 interview and all have 700+ GMATs. But I assume the rest who applied here are most, if not all, 700+ scorers. I think there is no way they can read through all the applications and call in the ones they liked. There's got to be something tied to GMAT in their method. That is the only solid part of the application that can yield a quick analysis. Reading the essays, recs, etc. will take forever.

My conclusion is that they call 700+ applicants which they are really in favor of or are likely to eliminate. This will give them a better grasp on available space for the rest of the pool.Once they are decided what to do with the outliers (good or bad) with 700+, they will continue on with the rest.

Or maybe it is totally geographical (Darden and I are from Europe, but this other dude I know with 760 is American, so here goes this theory)

Maybe some R1 people can share us their insights. Especially the ones interviewed early on.

Brainstorming time!!!!

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