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Calling All Darden MBA Applicants(2018 Intake) Class of 2020!

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Here are some Stats from the Decision/Applicant Tracker







Deadlines

Round 1 Deadline: Thursday, 5 October 2017

Round 2 Deadline: Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Round 3 Deadline: Tuesday, 3 April 2018


All applications for the full-time MBA are due by 12:00 p.m. EST (noon) on the deadline day. All decisions are released at 12:00 p.m. EST (noon) on the decision release day.
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Welcome to all prospective Darden full-time MBA applicants to the Class of 2020 discussion. Use this platform to know each other, build the network, exchange ideas/information, discuss application strategies, share interview /school visit experiences, and boost one another's morale to face the tough admission process.

All the best!!

Originally posted by Ludewig on 05 Jun 2017, 11:06.
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Hey Guys! nice to meet you all.

Btw, Has any re-applicant requested the application feedback? I wanted to know how the call is usually structured and how useful the feedback is?
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Below is the essay question for the Darden MBA 2017-18 application cycle:

"When preparing for class at Darden, students formulate an opinion on each case before meeting with their learning teams and class sections. When encountering different views and perspectives from their own, opinions frequently shift. Tell us about a time when your opinion evolved through discussions with others."

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New post 16 Jul 2017, 12:17
Last year Darden was not super kind to Indians. I emailed them for feedback and I was told to look out for the notification on their blog/website. Honestly, I did not feel too good about that and it seemed very informal. However, I have heard really good stuff about Darden's feedback process.

Who all are in the Darden boat?
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Gnpth wrote:
Below is the essay question for the Darden MBA 2017-18 application cycle:

"When preparing for class at Darden, students formulate an opinion on each case before meeting with their learning teams and class sections. When encountering different views and perspectives from their own, opinions frequently shift. Tell us about a time when your opinion evolved through discussions with others."

(500 words maximum)


Just one question?!

How will they know why I chose Darden or what my future plans are?

Anyway, how does one begin to tackle an essay such as this?
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Hey everyone! I am applying for R1. Wish you all good luck!
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New post 17 Aug 2017, 08:52
Hi,

Has anyone received an invitation to the Darden Fellowship competition? Or anyone have any insight on how many people get invited? Darden hasn't been on my target list, but I got an invitation today so I am trying to gauge how many people are invited....is it worth giving Darden a second look or is this invite something that is sent to a lot of people?
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So guys how are you tackling the essay question?
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New post 05 Oct 2017, 06:12
In for round 1! Good luck to all.
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Originally posted by patrickbateman2k15 on 05 Oct 2017, 10:22.
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I am unable to open the application page from here in India. Is anyone else facing the same problem?


Mine opens. I am from Russia.
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So guys how are you tackling the essay question?


i'm also looking 4 inspiration-- anyone??:)
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Ampan wrote:
So guys how are you tackling the essay question?


i'm also looking 4 inspiration-- anyone??:)


I started the process by thinking of the people I disagree with the most and having a conversation with them about times that we've disagreed or debated things. It helped a lot to jog my memory and choose a specific example to use for the essay!
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Anyone have an idea of when interview invites will come out?
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Anyone have an idea of when interview invites will come out?


Last week of October or 1st week of November, based upon posts from previous years.
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Also applied to Jefferson Fellowship

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This forum is eerily quiet. It's basically late October now, has anyone heard back yet?
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This forum is eerily quiet. It's basically late October now, has anyone heard back yet?


I bet that late October is considered after 25th. But I might be wrong.


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