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# Calling all Desautels (McGill) Applicants:(2018 Intake) Class of 2020

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06 Dec 2017, 23:13
StanDumont wrote:

Heard back via: Email
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Industry: Manufacturing
Invited on: 2017/11/23

A small question. How long does McGill give us to accept the offer, post giving out the admission letter?
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07 Dec 2017, 05:28
jegan2388 wrote:

A small question. How long does McGill give us to accept the offer, post giving out the admission letter?

I did get 2 weeks to accept McGill's offer.
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08 Dec 2017, 05:19
Guys,

I have an interview with Miss Keum in another hour. Any last minute advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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08 Dec 2017, 05:30
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sannidhya wrote:
Guys,

I have an interview with Miss Keum in another hour. Any last minute advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

You can see this more as a discussion than a formal interview.
Check your camera & microphone settings on beforehand and also verify that the background that Miss Keum will see behind you is "nice and clean" as it is always better to give a good first impression.
If you have prepared the "common MBA interview questions" you should not have any issues at all !

You will do great !

Good luck and tell us how it went !
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08 Dec 2017, 08:00
StanDumont wrote:
sannidhya wrote:
Guys,

I have an interview with Miss Keum in another hour. Any last minute advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

You can see this more as a discussion than a formal interview.
Check your camera & microphone settings on beforehand and also verify that the background that Miss Keum will see behind you is "nice and clean" as it is always better to give a good first impression.
If you have prepared the "common MBA interview questions" you should not have any issues at all !

You will do great !

Good luck and tell us how it went !

Thanks StanDumont

Just finished my interview. It went ok.

It was 40 mins long and she said they will come back to me by next weekend.
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12 Dec 2017, 10:18
Hi VijayG6387,

Your article really is helpful. I got an interview call today with Ms. Keum. The points you mentioned really helped alot to get a first hand impression of the course.

As for the interview it went on for about 50 minutes. Though there was some problem with the audio and video from her side initially. Later we just switch on to audio as her camera didn't start. I am not sure if the interview is supposed to be so long and comprehensive. She did really go into the details from Letter of Recommendations, Resume, Work Experience, Essays, and even a few things personally. I think I did answer all the questions truthfully but I'am not sure what can be said.

How does one assess the chances to get an offer ?

Regards,
Utsav
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14 Dec 2017, 08:27
fermar84 wrote:
ajchauhan7 wrote:
Finally the offer with 40K scholarship. Now the hard part of choosing between the schools. I have an offer from Rotman as well with almost nothing scholarship, though I kinda am leaning towards Rotman mostly because of its location. Anyone here has any idea how the job market is for non French speaking person. I am planning to major in Strategy and come from Technology Research background.... at this points any thoughts would be appreciated as need to decide on the same within next 2 days.

Well @ajchauhan7, I would say it is a personal choice since both are great schools.
Also, Apparently you are willing to invest the additional 40 k in forgone scholarship + 40 k in additional tuition to go to Rotman, so let's take money off the table.

Sure, Toronto is the bigger market and there will be more opportunities there than in Montreal, but you can study in Montreal and then move to Toronto, I'm sure that a degree from McGill will open you doors there but it will take you a bit more effort.

One interesting point about Rotman is the fact that it is more flexible in terms for example of when you can get the internship.

I think that the remaining factors come down to preference, US style of city vs European style city; big intake vs small intake.

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Finally accepted the offer with McGill, the decision coming mostly from the ROI perspective. Also had a long discussion with a college senior, who also happens to be McGill alumni, was convinced that industry reputation of McGill was at par with (if not better) than Rotman. Smaller batch size of McGill also was just the thing I was looking for.
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14 Dec 2017, 08:27
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fermar84 wrote:
ajchauhan7 wrote:
Finally the offer with 40K scholarship. Now the hard part of choosing between the schools. I have an offer from Rotman as well with almost nothing scholarship, though I kinda am leaning towards Rotman mostly because of its location. Anyone here has any idea how the job market is for non French speaking person. I am planning to major in Strategy and come from Technology Research background.... at this points any thoughts would be appreciated as need to decide on the same within next 2 days.

Well @ajchauhan7, I would say it is a personal choice since both are great schools.
Also, Apparently you are willing to invest the additional 40 k in forgone scholarship + 40 k in additional tuition to go to Rotman, so let's take money off the table.

Sure, Toronto is the bigger market and there will be more opportunities there than in Montreal, but you can study in Montreal and then move to Toronto, I'm sure that a degree from McGill will open you doors there but it will take you a bit more effort.

One interesting point about Rotman is the fact that it is more flexible in terms for example of when you can get the internship.

I think that the remaining factors come down to preference, US style of city vs European style city; big intake vs small intake.

Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

Finally accepted the offer with McGill, the decision coming mostly from the ROI perspective. Also had a long discussion with a college senior, who also happens to be McGill alumni, was convinced that industry reputation of McGill was at par with (if not better) than Rotman. Smaller batch size of McGill also was just the thing I was looking for.
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15 Dec 2017, 23:26
Dear Vijay,
This is Aayushi and I am contemplating applying to McGill MBA in round 2. Just wanted to get your opinion and feedback on my profile.

GMAT - 720
Graduation - B.Sc. Economics (NMIMS), Mumbai, India
CGPA - 3.48/4
Work experience : 2 years by July 2018
1. Product Manager at Tata Capital (NBFC) - 1 year
2. Marketing Manager at Admyrin Ecommerce Startup - Current
Good Co-curricular profile with community service experience.

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17 Dec 2017, 05:45
VijayG6387 wrote:
I am a current MBA year 2 student at Desautels and would be happy to assist if you have any queries/clarifications. Please note that the opinions, ideas, thoughts expressed by me here are not official in any way and should not be linked back to Desautels Faculty. I am here just on my own to see if I can be useful to prospective students. Good luck!

Best Regards,
Vijay

Hey Vijay,
Thanks a lot for helping the applicants out!
Just wanted your feedback on my background. I am contemplating applying to McGill University but am concerned about two factors :
1. I will have two year work experience by the time I begin the program. Is it competent?
2. I have a three year degree from an A accredited university from India, does this meet the admissions requirement?

Further insight into my profile :

GMAT - 720 (Q50, V38, IR 7, AWA 5)
Graduation - B.Sc Economics from NMIMS Mumbai
CGPA - 3.48/4
12th (CBSE Science) - 93.2%
10th (CBSE) - 10/10 GPA

Work Experience : 1 year 9 mo by March 2018
1 Year - Product Manager at Commercial Finance Department at Tata Capital (NBFC)
Current - Marketing Manager at Admyrin Ecommerce Services (Start up)

Good Curricular and Community Service Experience

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17 Dec 2017, 05:52
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aayushik1995 wrote:
VijayG6387 wrote:
I am a current MBA year 2 student at Desautels and would be happy to assist if you have any queries/clarifications. Please note that the opinions, ideas, thoughts expressed by me here are not official in any way and should not be linked back to Desautels Faculty. I am here just on my own to see if I can be useful to prospective students. Good luck!

Best Regards,
Vijay

Hey Vijay,
Thanks a lot for helping the applicants out!
Just wanted your feedback on my background. I am contemplating applying to McGill University but am concerned about two factors :
1. I will have two year work experience by the time I begin the program. Is it competent?
2. I have a three year degree from an A accredited university from India, does this meet the admissions requirement?

Further insight into my profile :

GMAT - 720 (Q50, V38, IR 7, AWA 5)
Graduation - B.Sc Economics from NMIMS Mumbai
CGPA - 3.48/4
12th (CBSE Science) - 93.2%
10th (CBSE) - 10/10 GPA

Work Experience : 1 year 9 mo by March 2018
1 Year - Product Manager at Commercial Finance Department at Tata Capital (NBFC)
Current - Marketing Manager at Admyrin Ecommerce Services (Start up)

Good Curricular and Community Service Experience

Hi aayusthik, I think that your questions are too specific and should be answered by someone at the admissions department.
I think that your GMAT score is very competitive to get into the school. There is a forum within this school that can answer your question (i think that Vijay posted the link) and it has a mcgill representative answering questions.

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18 Dec 2017, 21:03
Admitted with a scholarship of 20k CAD. Exactly a week after my interview.

The tricky part of choosing between schools comes next.
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20 Dec 2017, 11:35
Hi guys,

Just wrote my GMAT today - 620 (Q46, V29). A bit disappointed to be honest, especially with Verbal. I am not sure if I should rewrite. Can someone please advise?

My profile:
Undergrad GPA (BBA, India) - 3.7
CFA Level 2 candidate (writing next June)
WE - 2 years at EY, India (Audit)
2 years at KPMG, Canada (Audit)

Thanks in advance. Good luck everyone and congrats to all accepted!

Param
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21 Dec 2017, 13:15
Hi,

I am new to this thread. So may be asking a very simple question. I am trying to apply for McGill Desautels 2 yr MBA. In the the first page it asks to select 'Program', there I selected from dropdown menu 'MBA 2 year'. Next it asks about 'Area of Study', there I selected 'Management-N', though I am not very sure what 'N' stands for in Management-N. Can anybody please clarify?
Next I also want to know that after creating a profile, next step will be to pay application fees, then only it will allow us to submit our documents and essays etc. Correct??

Please if anyone who has applied can resolve my queries, I would highly appreciate.

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22 Dec 2017, 22:56

While pursuing your MBA studies, what steps do you believe you need to take in order to achieve your career goals?

What are they looking for in this essay? Any help would be much appreciated.
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25 Dec 2017, 05:39
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While pursuing your MBA studies, what steps do you believe you need to take in order to achieve your career goals?

What are they looking for in this essay? Any help would be much appreciated.

Hi schitijk,

In my opinion, for this essay, you need to elaborate the efforts, which you are going to undertake during the MBA program in order to achieve your career goals. An illustrative example for this may be as follows:

# Joining relevant professional clubs in Desautels that will keep you updated with your particular industry and also help you network with like-minded people;
# Connecting with the alumni from this industry for seeking internships or jobs or to understand what work happens at the ground level;
# Reading relevant columns from renowned publications such as the Economist. It improves your overall knowledge of worldly affairs and you can also link it with your industry and career goals;
# If you are planning to take up a job in Montreal, you could probably state that you plan on studying French along with your MBA, so that you are better placed to secure a job at Montreal

These are some points, which I feel could be some steps to reach your career goal. In a similar fashion, you could think through the factors necessary for you to achieve your goal.

I look at it more like a math problem: You have 'A' abilities, but you need to have 'AAA' abilities to reach your career goal. So you figure out and elaborate how to achieve those two As in the best possible manner!

I hope I was able to clarify your queries. Happy winters!

Regards,
PK
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