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Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016

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Hi all the prospective candidates for the ISB class of 2017.
We have the official thread in place for the next class.

Here it is: calling-all-isb-applicants-2016-intake-class-of-197093.html#p1520891

I hope the year after, I pass on the baton and make someone else the threadmaster :)


Yes Ankur, high time you did!


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The Indian School of Business is an excellent program for those interested in advancing to management roles in a broad spectrum of industries and those seeking positions in the consulting industry (20% of graduates earn consulting placements) and technology field (28% of graduates choose this industry upon graduation). Interestingly, while median salaries for graduates of a top US program like Stanford and Harvard only exceed the US national average by 240%, graduates of ISB can expect to earn 522% of the Indian national average wage upon graduation.

ISB has overhauled its essay questions this year, only maintaining their standard of 3 required essays and one optional while changing the phrasing of all of the essay prompts and increasing the total word limit by 200 words (ISB is one of the few schools that actually require the strict adherence to its word limits). My comments are in blue.

Essay 1 (400 words maximum)

If we were to admit just one more student, make a compelling argument as to why that student should be you by describing an (only one) achievement in your personal / professional life that you are most proud of. What did you do that sets you apart from others? What did you learn?

This is a great question because it allows you to shine the spotlight on whatever aspect of your candidacy you feel makes you exceptional. Look at your career and extracurricular activities and identify the area in which you have achieved the greatest impact, ideally reaching a level that few other applicants can match. This is not just about a title or award you earned; the essay needs to highlight the obstacles you navigated and the challenges you overcame to reach that pinnacle. Don’t forget to discuss some of what you learned about yourself, leadership, and management.

Essay 2 (300 words maximum). Choose one of the following 2 options:

Describe a (only one) defining moment in your personal / professional life when you had to make a risky decision, and explain what you did, why and the outcome.

A risky decision means there was a lot to lose and there was no clear path forward. This essay offers applicants an opportunity to demonstrate their appetite for risk and their decision making process – was it based on data, market research, networking with experienced mentors in the field, gut instinct, or some other technique? A good essay will be able to point to significant results and impact from the risk.

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Describe a (only one) situation in your personal / professional life when you had to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. How did it affect you and what did you learn?

Similar to option 1 above, this potential topic includes an element of the unknown: when faced with a diverse team, a leader must analyze how the cultural and/or professional backgrounds of the people involved may affect the project and take action to smooth the interactions. This is a great opportunity for applicants with international work experience to share the cultural insight they have gained.

Essay 3 (300 words maximum)

What are your post ISB career plans and how will your past experiences and the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) contribute to taking you there?

This question is similar to last year’s essay prompt about career goals but is much more focused on what you have done (compared with last year’s emphasis on why you chose those paths). This essay demands a clear definition of what field and role you hope to enter upon graduation, the business skills and insight you have gained that will be essential to succeeding in that role, and how ISB will complement that knowledge.

Essay 4 (Optional) (200 words maximum)

Please use this space to explain any career breaks / provide any other information not covered elsewhere in the application that could significantly impact your candidature at ISB.
Note: It is not necessary to write this essay. Please use this space only if there is something really significant that you would like us to know.

Use this space to explain any gaps in your career but also take advantage of this opportunity to grant deeper insight into any leadership role or impact you have gained, emphasizing how this experience has prepared you for ISB and your future career.

ISB Application Deadlines:

Round 1: October 15, 2015 (11:59 pm India Standard time)

Round 2: January 5, 2016 (11:59 pm India Standard time)

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By Paul Lanzillotti, Amerasia Consulting Group
OUR RANKING OF BUSINESS SCHOOL PROGRAMS BY PERCENTAGE OF GRADUATES ENTERING THE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY IN 2014.
Today's blog post is a follow up to our Top MBA Programs in Finance ranking. It's also our continued attempt at ranking top MBA programs by industry and based on publicly available data.

UC Berkeley Haas comes out on top when it comes to sending graduates (as a percentage of all graduates in 2014) back into the technology industry. UCLA Anderson is second, but it's not even close. Hands down, Haas is the place to be if you're into technology and want to work for a related firm in the industry.
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BUYER BEWARE
Now before you get too far into interpreting the numbers, a few words of caution. What we have done is an inaugural attempt at a numerically based ranking and its not perfect. It's based on our interpretation of the numbers put forth by top business schools.
  • Let us explain. Most MBA career centers report employment numbers according to the categories that we use in our rankings. Some schools break "industry" categories into further sub-categories. Other programs - i.e. Michigan Ross - roll up their industry categories under more general headers like "manufacturing". So you could be a "marketing" professional but be within the manufacturing industry. To be forthright, it's a little confusing. (This is why we have decided to exclude Michigan Ross from some categories until we gather a little more insight into their self-reported numbers.)

None-the-less, we have tried to make sense of it all and to do this we did combine some categories in order to get an apples-to-apples comparison across schools. Clear as mud?
WHY WE USE EMPLOYMENT DATA TO RANK SCHOOLS
Our opinion is that recruiting (i.e. who's hiring) drives most programs "investment" decisions - in students, faculty, courses, experiential initiatives, alumni outreach, etc.  So to know to what a specific MBA program is really all about, you need to see the end result. In other words, what industries are hiring MBA graduates and from what schools?

We compiled this ranking based on information taken directly from the following MBA employment reports.

Haas http://haas.berkeley.edu/groups/careercenter/reports/14-15ReportSummary.pdf

UCLA Anderson http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/Documents/areas/adm/cmc/2014%20PARKER%20CMC%20Employment%20Report%2002.10.15%20LR.pdf

Stanford GSB https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/documents/Stanford%20GSB%20Employment%20Report%202013-14.pdf

MIT Sloan http://mitsloan.mit.edu/pdf/Class_of_2014-intern_employment_report.pdf

HBS http://www.hbs.edu/recruiting/mba/data-and-statistics/employment-statistics.html

Wharton http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mba/your-career/career-statistics.cfm

Kellogg http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/career_employer/employment_statistics.aspx

Chicago Booth http://www.chicagobooth.edu/employmentreport/

Columbia https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/recruiters/employmentreport

NYU Stern http://www.stern.nyu.edu/programs-admissions/full-time-mba/career/employment-statistics

Tuck http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/careers/employment-statistics

Yale SOM http://som.yale.edu/yale-som-connect/recruiting/employment-statistics

Michigan Ross http://michiganross.umich.edu/our-community/recruiters

Duke Fuqua http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/mba_recruiting/recruiting_duke/employment_statistics/

Cornell Johnson http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Career-Management/Employment-Report-for-Two-Year-MBAs

UVA Darden http://www.darden.virginia.edu/recruiters-companies/hire-an-mba/employment-reports/
FINALLY, DOES THE WORLD REALLY NEED ANOTHER BUSINESS SCHOOL RANKING?
We think "yes". We've never felt completely comfortable with the rankings because (to our knowledge) the raw data that drives the US News and Businessweek rankings has never been fully disclosed. So we decided to start over and with the very numbers that the school's career centers are reporting via their respective employment reporting.

That being said, we welcome any constructive feedback you may have. Email us at MBA@amerasiaconsulting.com with comments or if you're looking for an expert admissions consultant to lead you through the application process.
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ISB Application Deadlines:
Round 1: October 15, 2015 (11:59 pm India Standard time)
Round 2: January 5, 2016 (11:59 pm India Standard time)
From ISB Website:
Selection Criteria:
Each one of you is unique for us at the ISB. However, to give yourself that extra edge, there are a few parameters which you could highlight through the application form so that you stand out:

• Leadership Potential
• Diversity
• Academic Background/Analytical Ability
Like previous years, ISB has changed the verbiage of all the three mandatory essay questions this year. For the first time in four years, the phrasing of the optional essay has also been altered, making it more specific and detailed. The good news is that the total word limit has been increased by 200 words, so this year’s applicants have 200 extra words to showcase their candidacy to the Ad Com of the prestigious ISB. With an early start, careful planning, and considerable soul searching, you can present an impressive and convincing picture of your well rounded personality and your fit with the school.
Let’s take a look at the essay questions:
Essay 1 (400 words maximum)
If we were to admit just one more student, make a compelling argument as to why that student should be you by describing an (only one) achievement in your personal / professional life that you are most proud of. What did you do that sets you apart from others? What did you learn?
With a slight modification in the phrasing, this question is similar to the achievement/accomplishment essay ISB had asked in 2012 and again in 2013. Here are the questions:
(2012-13)
“Please make a strong case to differentiate yourself from an exceptional set of applicants applying for PGP 2013-14. You could cite personal/professional achievements to present your case.” (300 words max)
(2013-14)
“Pick the most significant achievement (professional or personal) you have had and elaborate on the key learning you took away from it.” (300 words max)
However, this year’s applicants are allowed 100 words extra to share their most significant accomplishments story.
This essay prompt requires you to share your most significant accomplishment (personal or professional) that sets you apart from other candidates This means you need to pick out and elaborate just ONE accomplishment that showcases your candidacy in the best light. At ISB, you will be competing with the traditional IT applicant pool, so your best bet will be not to select an accomplishment that demonstrates your role as team leader in an IT project. Instead, you should try to select an achievement that showcases your ability to face challenges in other roles e.g. your adaptability to changes in the global world, your talent to convince others of executing your innovative ideas, your potential to go beyond what was defined, expected, established, or popular, and your courage to take calculated risks that yielded results and so on.
The essay prompt gives you options of choosing your story from your professional or personal life. So dig deeper into your life experiences, and if you think you have made a greater impact in your non- work/extracurricular activity that sets you apart from other candidates, go ahead and share that story.
Please make sure not to begin your story with. "My greatest accomplishment is" or "one thing I did well was... ". Let your story/ experience speak for you.
The ‘how’ part of your accomplishment is as important as the ‘what’ part. The second part of the questions tells you to ‘elaborate how this accomplishment distinguishes you from other applicants and what ‘ key learnings you have gleaned from this experience.’
Make sure to be as precise as you can in presenting your story. You may follow the following framework to organize your ideas:
the situation/challenge ( appox. 50- 75 words)
the action (appox. 100 -150 words)
the outcome/ What sets you apart from others (appox.75-100 words)
 the key lessons you learned (appox. 100 words)

In the following example, the applicant wraps up his story by outlining its significance for him.

Example:
“This contract has been a huge learning experience for me. I learned new project management techniques/tools and status tracking mechanisms, and honed my negotiation and leadership skills. It may not be the toughest or most revenue generating contract for the organization, but it helped build long term relationship of my company with XXX and introduced new processes and frameworks that XXX uses today to optimize the cost of the deliveries of Medicaid clients.”
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For my article on ‘’Accomplishment’ Essay‘ click here.
For sample ‘Accomplishment’ essay, click here.

Essay 2 (300 words maximum).

Choose one of the following 2 options:
Describe a (only one) defining moment in your personal / professional life when you had to make a risky decision, and explain what you did, why and the outcome.
This question requires significant amount of self- reflection. Like first essay, this question also allows you to choose your story from personal or professional life. So you can reflect on your life as a whole and identify an experience where a lot was at stake but you still went ahead and made that decision. Again the ‘how’ part of the essay is as important as the ‘what’ part. Therefore, you will need to elaborate the decision making process, explaining the reasons behind your decision despite the risks involved. Don’t forget to explain your thought process when you found yourself at the cross roads of making a tough choice. The purpose of this question is to evaluate you for your risk taking ability and decision making acumen- the key traits true leaders are known for.
To organize ideas for this essay, you may use the same 4 part structure I have recommended for the first essay.
the situation/challenge (appox. 50- 75 words)
the action (appox. 75- 100 words)
the outcome/ result (appox. 50- 75 words)
 Significance/ the key lessons you learned (appox. 50-75 words)

In the following example, the candidate is reflecting on the impact of a risk she took in her personal life.

Example:

“This experience helped me grow tremendously as a person. I am stronger, and more independent than I have ever been. I finally learned how to live alone as an adult. I am much happier than I was a year ago. I have risked everything I knew for a decision to pursue an MBA, and with it a new career, but I am confident that this decision will bring me happiness and fulfillment in life.”
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Describe a (only one) situation in your personal / professional life when you had to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. How did it affect you and what did you learn?
This question is designed to assess the candidates’ ability to interact and function well with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. The candidates with international experience have an advantage here as they can share more experiences where they had to work with people of diverse nationalities and cultures. To brainstorm ideas for this question, you may ask yourself the following questions when recalling your experience of working with international and intercultural teams:
 What challenges you encountered in getting across your ideas?
 What differences you noticed in their work culture and way of functioning?
 What actions you took to smooth the interactions?
 What was your thought process when navigating through cultural differences?
 Did you encounter resistance in a team setting? How did you address the situation?
 What cultural insights you gained in the end?
After you choose your story, make sure to explain all the relevant details of the experience- the situation/challenge (including the description of the team), action (your role and how you conducted yourself), outcome (the impact you made) and the significance (Was the experience meaningful to you? Did it enhance your cultural adaptability and made you a better team player?)

In the following example, a Brazilian candidate is reflecting on his experience of working with Germans when he faced work ethics differences in Brazil and Germany.

Example:

“His reaction shocked me because emailing minutes of meeting with supervisors copied has been natural to me. We Brazilians usually avoid direct conflict, and sometimes, even if we don’t agree with something, we say, “I’ll do that”, meaning we will actually never do that. Unless there is a written commitment and a supervisor on the loop, verbal agreements do not mean much.This incident taught me to value my word more and think twice before committing to something. “

Essay 3 (300 words maximum)

What are your post ISB career plans and how will your past experiences and the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) contribute to taking you there?
Though worded differently, this question is similar to last year’s goals question.

This is a straightforward goals question that requires you to make a logical connection between your past, present, and future. This means you need to tell a story that connects your past (work-experience, skills), present (your need of an MBA from ISB to achieve your goals), and your future (goals and objectives).
Begin your essay with a brief career history and provide details about how you have pursued your career, acquired new skills and progressed along your career path all these years. Explain your rationale behind each career move. Then go on to describe why you believe that an MBA is the next logical step in your career path NOW? What are those skills that you still lack which you hope to acquire by an MBA? How an MBA will fill the gaps in your career?
Then explain your post MBA and long term (5 - 6 years after MBA) goals. Even though the question doesn’t ask about long term goal, you may want to discuss it briefly. Please make sure to demonstrate a logical connection between your short term and long term goals. In other words, explain how you will move from step 1 to step 2 and so on. Make sure that your goals are realistic as well as ambitious. That is, if you aim for a technology or a consulting role, you’ll need to demonstrate that you already possess some skills/experience in that area and are now aiming to enhance those skills. Likewise, if you are a career changer, you should provide evidence as to how your current skill set would facilitate this transition.
Once you have elaborated your goals, explain how an MBA from ISB is your best bet at this time? How it will help you achieve your goals? All schools expect you to not only have a clear understanding of your goals but also of their connection to their offerings/resources. Therefore, you should have a thorough knowledge of PGP program of ISB so you can demonstrate how its resources (curriculum, faculty, clubs, student communities etc.) are perfectly aligned with your goals and will bring you closer to your dreams.
In the end, discuss what value you will bring to their program? Even though the essay prompt doesn't ask you about your contribution, you may throw in a sentence about your potential contribution to the program.

Since you have only 300 words to discuss your career history, your career goals and their connection with the PGP program of ISB, you need to be extremely precise in presenting your case. I would suggest you to follow the structure below:

 Your career history (approximately 100 -130 words)
 Short term Long term goals (approximately 70-100 words)
 Connection between ISB’s resources and your goals (approximately 100 words)

Example:
“With its academic resources, leadership training, practical approach to learning, brilliant faculty with diverse professional background and perfect location, ISB will provide me the critical tools and network that I need to achieve my career aspirations. Also, I am confident that with my academic potential, leadership abilities and innovative spirit, I will add significant value to the ISB community.”
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For more information on ‘Goals Essay’ click here:
For sample 'Goals Essay’, click here
Essay 4 (Optional) (200 words maximum)
Please use this space to explain any career breaks / provide any other information not covered elsewhere in the application that could significantly impact your candidature at ISB.
Note: It is not necessary to write this essay. Please use this space only if there is something really significant that you would like us to know.
This question provides you an opportunity to explore an important aspect of your candidacy, or other significant achievements / strengths not mentioned in other essay responses, resume and recommendation letters. You can choose examples from your work (if you have more than one equally outstanding professional accomplishment to share), community service, education, travels, or any other hobbies. You may also share a life -experience that has greatly influenced your personality and life. The idea is to bring to light that aspect of your personality that truly makes you unique. Then you should try to demonstrate how you can leverage this skill or quality to enhance your MBA experience at ISB and your future career.
As directed in the essay prompt, you may use this essay question to address a weakness in your profile, such as a gap in work or low GPA or GMAT. Your weakness may also bring out a positive aspect of your personality.
Please refer to the following example of a candidate whose grades dropped because of his military service.

Example:
"Although my leadership experiences in the military taught me many valuable lessons in teamwork, perseverance, and management, through all my responsibilities, it impacted my grades. Thus, I do not view my undergraduate performance as an accurate representation of my academic abilities. However, I hope the above reasons will assist you in understanding my particular situation. I grew from this experience and took a dedicated approach to professional education. I would respectfully ask the admission committee to consider this when reviewing my application."

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Click here for Sample Optional Essay

Note:
 Make sure that all the four essays should read like four different chapters of your unique story rather than solitary pieces. Also, when choosing your stories, make sure you maintain a balance between your professional and personal stories that showcases your well rounded candidacy.
 Want some help in telling your memorable stories in only 200 words, read my article:
Business School Application Essays- ‘Less is More’
http://myessayreview.com/blogs/?p=1837

 Want to learn about the experiences of a reapplicant who was accepted into the PGP program of 2015-16, click here :
http://gmatclub.com/reviews/comments/es ... -345348795
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Hi,

Will be applying for ISB for the first time.

Profile:
10th: 79.5%
12th: 68.8%
Grad: 86.89%
Work-Ex: 2+ years (IT industry)
EC: Not much in this area. Working on it.
GMAT: 720
What are the chances???
Will also apply for HARVARD,STANFORD.
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Will be applying for ISB for the first time.

Profile:
10th: 79.5%
12th: 68.8%
Grad: 86.89%
Work-Ex: 2+ years (IT industry)
EC: Not much in this area. Working on it.
GMAT: 720
What are the chances???
Will also apply for HARVARD,STANFORD.


Those are some big names you have mentioned. May be giving some more information might help us in evaluating your profile.
Also, please post your query in the latest thread :

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As I had screwed my gmat in jan this year and scored 620, I want to retake the test in august please tell me the last date for ISB hyderabad to apply for 2016.
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As I had screwed my gmat in jan this year and scored 620, I want to retake the test in august please tell me the last date for ISB hyderabad to apply for 2016.


Hi rohitenigma! Taking GMAT in August is completely safe. ISB Round-1 deadline is October 15.

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Hi All,

As I had screwed my gmat in jan this year and scored 620, I want to retake the test in august please tell me the last date for ISB hyderabad to apply for 2016.


Hi rohitenigma! Taking GMAT in August is completely safe. ISB Round-1 deadline is October 15.

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Would need to know a lot more about your Profile to be able to make a judgement on which round would be good for you...

Re-applicant. B.E. (Mech) - avg. Indian Univ + M.S. (Aero Engg.) - quite good US Univ :lol: . 5+ years sales and marketing for engineering equipment. Two organisations (first organisation: Indian and second & present organisation: MNC).

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R1 for sure...



Hey,

I had been reading this thread for long now and have come across your advice for PSU employees...
well im at BHEL and will be applying for ISB this year... can you help me out with my profile please... if you do i would send you my details...

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I had been reading this thread for long now and have come across your advice for PSU employees...
well im at BHEL and will be applying for ISB this year... can you help me out with my profile please... if you do i would send you my details...

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I would suggest you to give some details on the forum itself. We have many experts here who can help you out.
Also, this is the thread for the last year's admissions.
Please post your queries here: calling-all-isb-applicants-2016-intake-class-of-197093.html#p1520891
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I have a very basic question .

I have a exp of almost five years and presently working in DAD(defense accounts department )Financial advising to Defence and Audits them also. Previously was working as an Senior Software developer with global exposure, But I scored not well in Gmat (620). Should I apply to it or write it again in august and then I should apply.
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rohitenigma wrote:
I have a very basic question .

I have a exp of almost five years and presently working in DAD(defense accounts department )Financial advising to Defence and Audits them also. Previously was working as an Senior Software developer with global exposure, But I scored not well in Gmat (620). Should I apply to it or write it again in august and then I should apply.


Rohit, retaking the GMAT will be your best approach. 620 is below par and reduces your chances of admit.

BTW, there is a newer thread to post your queries for the class of 2017 intake
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Im a mechanical engineer. My gmat score is 640 in my second attempt in August 2015.
I worked for 2 year 6 months in 2011-2013 in TCS(CAD project).
I have quit working later for personal reasons.
Can I apply for ISB this year with this score.
Is there any chance for my profile being evaluated?
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Mechmeera wrote:
Im a mechanical engineer. My gmat score is 640 in my second attempt in August 2015.
I worked for 2 year 6 months in 2011-2013 in TCS(CAD project).
I have quit working later for personal reasons.
Can I apply for ISB this year with this score.
Is there any chance for my profile being evaluated?


Hi Mechmeera,

A 640 will be low, and with the career gap you have, might not be able to get you an interview call. You should try and raise your score to at least a 700, and if possible, as much in excess of even this number as you can push yourself to achieve. You will also need to provide strong reasons for taking the time off. For now, though, focus on the GMAT and getting a better score.
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Mechmeera wrote:
Im a mechanical engineer. My gmat score is 640 in my second attempt in August 2015.
I worked for 2 year 6 months in 2011-2013 in TCS(CAD project).
I have quit working later for personal reasons.
Can I apply for ISB this year with this score.
Is there any chance for my profile being evaluated?


Hi Mechmeera! With 640, less than 3yrs workex and a gap after 2013, there is hardly any chance at ISB. Understanding your profile and aspirations better, we may be able to propose the most feasible options.

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