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anirudh777 wrote:
Out of curiosity, what are the scholarships that Indian students who applied this year got?(Full-time MBA) :)
Any sheet or details available? or if you guys can share ! :roll:



Hi Guys I have a query, I have made it to Rotman and Oxford, which one should I prefer. I have 6+ yrs of experience, wanting to go into consulting Post MBA.
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Hi Guys I have a query, I have made it to Rotman and Oxford, which one should I prefer. I have 6+ yrs of experience, wanting to go into consulting Post MBA.


Which industry do you have experience in? I can't answer which one you should prefer, but one more question: does Oxford provide the opportunity for a summer internship? I didn't think so. This may be something to consider.

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anirudh777 wrote:
Out of curiosity, what are the scholarships that Indian students who applied this year got?(Full-time MBA) :)
Any sheet or details available? or if you guys can share ! :roll:



Hi Guys I have a query, I have made it to Rotman and Oxford, which one should I prefer. I have 6+ yrs of experience, wanting to go into consulting Post MBA.


At the end of the day it all depends on what you want to do going forward and where you want to be. Frankly, the only B School in England that is worth going to is LBS. I suppose the question you have to ask yourself is-
1. Where do you want to live long term? Is citizenship one of your aspirations as well.
2. Is the sector you want to get into lucrative in Canada/UK

Take a step and look at a long game.

I am giving up my short term lucrative interests for long term gain first in Rotman and later in Canada. I am going ahead knowing all to well that I will have to take a 30-40% pay cut from current experience.

Take advice from Oxford and Rotman alumni.

Good luck and Go for the win :)
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Ugh, this sucks. I was fixated on Rotman and staying within Canada, but was just offered a $90,000 to go to an American school which can't be ignored.
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Ugh, this sucks. I was fixated on Rotman and staying within Canada, but was just offered a $90,000 to go to an American school which can't be ignored.


Sounds like you've got some introspection ahead of you. I don't know what else to make of your post. :-)
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Any indian admitted students out there who have procured a SBLC from an indian bank and have applied to BMO for a student line of credit. Could you please share your banking experiences!!!

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New post 09 Apr 2015, 02:26
Hi,

I got the good news last thursday but it has been radio silence since then. is it supposed to take this long?

Thanks,
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New post 09 Apr 2015, 14:24
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Hi,

I got the good news last thursday but it has been radio silence since then. is it supposed to take this long?

Thanks,
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No, but I had a close relationship with my Admissions Director. I had a welcome package literally within 2 business days.
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New post 10 Apr 2015, 07:56
Got it today :D
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Willmakeithappen wrote:
anirudh777 wrote:
Out of curiosity, what are the scholarships that Indian students who applied this year got?(Full-time MBA) :)
Any sheet or details available? or if you guys can share ! :roll:



Hi Guys I have a query, I have made it to Rotman and Oxford, which one should I prefer. I have 6+ yrs of experience, wanting to go into consulting Post MBA.


We sat in on a class together. How funny is that.
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Hi guys,

I'm an Indian R3 admit, with no scholarship. Any other Indian brave-heart in the same shoes who's worked out the funding?
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Hey guys,

Great to see how involved you are and your eagerness to join Rotman. Just a friendly reminder that the Recruitment & Admissions team is your best source of info on the admission process, financial aid, etc.

We are a very responsive and approachable bunch so if you have questions, the best way to get them answered is to email us. :-) –Either by getting in touch with the member of the Recruitment & Admissions team you have been in contact with so far or by emailing mba@rotman.utoronto.ca.

I know you might be hesitant about emailing an inbox that isn’t attached to an actual person’s name (such as is the case with mba@rotman.utoronto.ca) but I can promise you, we are very responsive when it comes to emails. We won’t leave you hanging! :-)
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New post 27 Apr 2015, 08:33
Accepted my position at Rotman today, see everything there in September.
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New post 27 Apr 2015, 16:46
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Accepted my position at Rotman today, see everything there in September.


Congrats. What was the deciding factor in accepting Rotman and turning down $90K?
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rbsx wrote:
Accepted my position at Rotman today, see everything there in September.


Congrats. What was the deciding factor in accepting Rotman and turning down $90K?


Ultimately it came down to a lack of confidence in the careers centre at the other school. While it was strong in certain areas, it didn't offer the exposure to the industries I wanted to be in. That, combined with the challenges of being an international in the United States who would need to be sponsored, the decision was pretty easy to come to.

Also, 90k amortized over the duration of my career, isn't really worth it if it doesn't land me the job I want in the place I want to be in.
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Hi All! Just wanted to share my story for a bit of inspo for those waiting on a decision. Submitted application on the 9th of April, interviewed on the 14th and Decision on the 30th with Fellowship and Scholarship. 16 days...The wait was excruciating. Hang in there - there's not a person on this forum who doesn't seem like they'd be a great addition to the school.

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Happy to provide any insight I can on application process/essays/etc.
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rbsx wrote:
Accepted my position at Rotman today, see everything there in September.


Congrats. What was the deciding factor in accepting Rotman and turning down $90K?


Ultimately it came down to a lack of confidence in the careers centre at the other school. While it was strong in certain areas, it didn't offer the exposure to the industries I wanted to be in. That, combined with the challenges of being an international in the United States who would need to be sponsored, the decision was pretty easy to come to.

Also, 90k amortized over the duration of my career, isn't really worth it if it doesn't land me the job I want in the place I want to be in.


Makes sense. Catch you in the halls next year!
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another Rotman MBA 2016 here. happy to help if people have questions.
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Hi jigglypuff ,

What do u think are my chances of getting an admit from Rotman's


1.Indian Male IT - TCS Oracle and SAP Consultant.
4 Years Experience
Impactful work experience, many leadership scenarios with good reccomender rapport.
Dont have direct reportees all the time, differs from project to project.

Worked in US IT firm partime in college(3 years) and started a company with thier investment 1.5 years ago.IT Firm - 10 employees, modest projects.

2.GPA-2.5
GMAT : 750 Q:50 V:41
GMAT : 620 Q:44 V:31

3.NMIMS University(Mumbai)-BTech Computer Science

Low Grades due to side projects and distracted by programming gigs.

4
Drama Club Head- School
Class Represtative-School
Cricket Team-college
Festval and Events Orgainzer-College
Tribal Area Community Service - 2 years ongoing.
Various initiatives - education,infrastructure,community bulding etc.
Organize Fitness Events with CSR startup.
Company Internal Community Outreach Programs.

5 .Certifications

Online MOOCs,
Economics(Irvine),Finance(Yale),Statistics(Duke),Accounting(Wharton) etc

Should i get more?

6. Post-MBA goal(Short/Mid)-IT Strategy/Consultant at a company like Bain,Accenture.
Long Term =Start own tech consulting firm for Non-profit enterprises and Social welfare systems.

Is 2.5 GPA Surmountable?

Please help.
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New post 09 May 2015, 19:07
AbhinavMehrotra, that's pretty epic work experience, so props on that. regarding the 2.5 GPA, as far as i know for admission, the "typical" minimum is a 3.0 in final year. and also, as far as i know, that's "typical", and ergo not a hard minimum. you've got great work experience, an awesome GMAT (not many in my year have 750s, probably less than 10). just make sure you've got great stories for your essays. you've already mentioned the reason why your GPA is low, all those side projects you did. make sure you highlight that, and make sure those side projects were impactful, not only for you but for your clients too.

now if you don't have a 3.0 GPA in the final year, that's a different story. you might have to confirm with admissions on that.

again, this is from my experience through admissions, from what i saw in first year. these are my thoughts and opinions so please don't quote me on this. you should ask admissions to make sure if you're worried.

good luck!

edit: just realized i didn't really answer your question. is the 2.5 GPA surmountable? maybe. but if i'm going to be honest, i have to say the chances are not great. you really have to sell yourself.

ps. is your username your real name?
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