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# Calling all Kelley-Indiana Applicant(2015 Intake)Class of 17

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Calling all Kelley-Indiana Applicant(2015 Intake)Class of 17 [#permalink]

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18 Jul 2014, 04:52
Following is a brief description of my profile.

Age: 25
GMAT: 710 (Q-48,V-38,IR-4, AWA-4)
Education: B.Com Honours (First Division), Delhi University. Currently pursuing second year of M.Com at IGNOU, Delhi through distance learning.
Extra-Curricular: Active volunteer at NGOs, Part time cricket coach
Nationality: Indian
Specialization Preference: Finance > Marketing

Work Experience: Ernst & Young – 2 years 3 months, Family Business – 1 year
Current Work Profile: Working as Authorized Dealer for several top notch MNCs for executing government tenders/supply orders. Main clients include the Army, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, Power and Electricity PSUs, etc.

I will apply in R1 or R2 this admission season. Could someone give an honest feedback about my profile, my chances of getting through (with/without scholarship), and ways to enhance my profile before applying?

Regards,
Akarshan
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10 Sep 2014, 05:00
 FROM Kelley MBA Blog: Ellen Gartner Phillips, MBA'15: The Practitioner Ellen Gartner Phillips, MBA’15, is a natural performer. She’s used her passion for music as a vehicle to teach, consult, and manage as a small business owner, but even with two degrees she wanted to further her education. She began shopping for arts administration programs and landed on an MBA. Here's why she chose Kelley, and what she's gotten out of her experience to date.Ellen Gartner PhillipsChicago, ILBM'05, Music Performance, Northwestern UniversityMM'07, MuSic PerforMAnce, Rice UniversityMBA’15, Consulting Academy, Dean's Fellow, Kelley School of BusinessWhat brought you to Kelley?The idea and love of Indiana University was planted in me early—my grandfather was a football coach at IU in the 1960s. It’s safe to say I was a hoosier before birth. I’m a professional musician and have used my passion for music as a vehicle to teach, consult, and manage as a small business owner. I wanted to further my education, so I started shopping for arts administration programs online, yet kept being directed to MBA pages. I decided to visit a number of schools and Kelley was the only one that felt like home. everything comes full circle.How do you feel the Kelley culture and curriculum are setting you up for success?I was sure I wanted to pursue brand management through the MBA program. From all my experience in talent and contract management, I thought that would be a logical field to pursue. It became clear that the Kelley experience is less what’s logical and more what we uncover about ourselves through the program. The faculty and the community have a way of revealing greatness in each person. I found confidence and energy in exploring new things—now I'm in the Consulting Academy, working for Deloitte this summer. I would have never imagined this would be the path I’d take.What’s the most valuable insight you’ve learned so far?Kelley has helped me shift my mindset about what I really want—and that is almost preparation enough for the next step in my career. I’m constantly learning and evolving, and I know more than I give myself credit for. I have great insight to offer, and I’m adding value in a very tangible way.
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Re: Calling all Kelley-Indiana Applicant(2015 Intake)Class of 17 [#permalink]

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From the Blog of 'GMalhotra' - Kelly Current Student wrote:

August 1, 2014

Art of gathering information from admission officers/current students

Onset of August unofficially kicks off the preparation for applications to B Schools. Applicants start reaching out to admission officers/current students and gathering intelligence about admission process, courses offered, career opportunities, clubs, culture etc. This is a fantastic way to not only evaluate your goal alignment and fit with the school – a place where you will be investing 2 years of your life and considerable amount of financial resources, but also to start building your network and impress the school with your skills, personality and passion.

Every school has its own unique culture and they are always on lookout for applicants who display/possess some key qualities/characteristics that complement their culture. Good insights about a school will help you in unraveling what those key characteristics are and in writing high quality admission essays. During interviews you will be a lot more confident, able to easily distinguish yourself with the plethora of information and immediately strike a chord with your interviewer. Once you do that, then nothing stands between you and your admission offer.

But reaching out for information is a process that requires skill, a systematic approach and above all patience. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts that applicants should keep in mind as they reach out to current students/admission officers. You will be able to extract quality information in least amount of time, build your network and leave a good impression.

DO’s

Do your own homework on basic information:-

This seems very basic. However, many students skip going through the school website and rely on current students for information such as class size, class profile, placement stats, clubs and specialization offered etc. Websites contain a wealth of information and are regularly updated with latest information that even current students may be unaware of. Not doing your basic research reflects poorly on the applicant.

Do give a short 2 line background about yourself.

Always give a short 2 line description about yourself when reaching out to someone for the first time. It will help the other person build a mental impression about you. Include your prior industry experience, future career interest and nationality if you are an international student. Leave out all personal details.

Do give reference of people

If you are contacting someone in school because some third person recommended him/her, then give your recommender’s reference when you introduce yourself. Your chances of getting a response then increase exponentially. More so because may be the admission staff/student greatly values his/her relationship with your recommender. Also make sure to keep your recommender updated about your meetings. It shows that you respect and take his guidance seriously and can seek out his help next time.

Do try to get an appointment as a first step rather than information.

Do give students time to respond.

July, August, September and October are super busy months. Students are busy wrapping up internships or preparing for full time job placements. So expect a delay in getting a response. Patience is the key here.

Be courteous.

While writing emails, be courteous. Recognize the fact that the other person is helping you out for no apparent benefit. Sometimes people unknowingly give a perception of things that is different from reality. Make sure that even with your best feelings in heart you are not giving a wrong perception. If that is the case, be clear that you will not get a response and your probability of getting an admission reject also sky rockets.

Always ask someone else to proof read your emails before sending them out. Grammatical errors can sometimes leave a bad impression and project you as someone who is sloppy or does not give attention to details.

DO send a thank you note after your interaction

Always send a well-crafted thank you note whenever you speak/Skype/call an admission officer or current student, preferably within 24 hours. Acknowledge their efforts. It leaves a positive impression. Though sending a thank-you note is not going to increase your chances of admission but not sending might dent, though in rare cases. But why take chances.

DONT’s

Don’t come up with a laundry list of questions.

I sometimes get emails from applicants asking me anywhere from 10 to 15 questions. Never do that! It is a big turn off and your email will most probably end up in trash folder. No one has time to read so many questions, leave aside answering them. In emails, limit yourself to maximum 3 most pressing questions. Later on as you strengthen your bond, you can reach out and ask more questions.

Don’t ask open ended or vague questions.

Applicants regularly ask questions like – “How can your school help me break into consulting”? Such questions are very broad and open to diverse interpretations. The answers can be long and people will tend to skip/avoid answering them. Try to be as specific as possible in your questions, like mention which industry/function you want to break into as a consultant. It will help people give you relevant and quality information.

Please! Please! Please! Never ask any admission officer or student to evaluate your profile. First of all, it is a fruitless exercise. If there was any one who could predict your future with certainty, he would have been a billionaire by now. Being a MBA student or working as an admissions coordinator would then be the last thing in his mind. Secondly, no one knows what you are capable of achieving in your life except YOU and you don’t want anyone else to define the boundaries or set limits to your aims/aspirations.

Don’t lose heart if you don’t get any response.

Reaching out to schools/students for information is a tedious process and if you don’t get success initially, it can be disappointing/demoralizing. I would only suggest – don’t lose heart and keep on trying. It is all about perseverance, patience and the right approach. See it as a preparation to what awaits you ahead in B school life. I can say with full conviction that in today’s world, figuring out the correct people, reaching out to them and asking them the right questions in the right manner are some of the fundamental skills required to be successful and neither many people have those skills nor do they get a chance to develop them. So make full use of this opportunity.

(Disclaimer: The writer is currently a student at Kelley School of Business and is a volunteer at Hoosier Host – a students outreach program at Kelley for prospective students. However the views expressed over here are writer’s personal views and have no relation to Kelley School of Business)

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02 Oct 2014, 23:47
Hello

I am an Indian applicant and need to take TOEFL. I will not be able to take TOEFL before Oct 15 deadline. Can I submit my application for Oct 15 deadline without the TOEFL score and email the score to adcom sometime early November? Will they still consider me for R1?

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An MBA Internship at Amazon: Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company [#permalink]

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 FROM Kelley MBA Blog: An MBA Internship at Amazon: Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company By Nir Paz, MBA ‘15Intern at Amazon, Amazon Web Services“The customer is always right.” This simple phrase takes a whole new meaning at Amazon, Earth's Most Customer-Centric Company, where every single employee shares the same goal: to satisfy every whim of Amazon customers.At Amazon, ambiguity is the name of the game. After merely a day of orientation, interns were expected to start working immediately on our summer projects. And for good reason; we only had as little as 12 weeks to formulate actionable strategic plans to generate real value to Amazon and its customers. As overwhelming as it might have been, I felt that Kelley provided me with useful tools and techniques to quickly understand the mission and start peeling the onion back, as they say. But this was only the first out of many challenges I encountered during my internship.My responsibilities ranged from conducting 300,000 customer surveys to interviewing senior executives from potential companies who are interested in a B2B relationship with Amazon and formulating a 50-page narrative illustrating features for a groundbreaking, innovative, and confidential product.One of the great things about Amazon is that every intern works on a project that will be used in the future. I found the opportunity to influence a strategic and innovative product in as little as 12 weeks extremely exciting. I felt so strongly about the opportunity to make an impact on the organization that I worked to complete three different projects, all of which will be implemented and generate real value very soon.The combination of innovation, leadership, and passion—traits that have been nurtured and polished throughout Kelley’s rigorous Core and academies—serve as a catalyst to excellence. Throughout my career in Special Forces, the experience in the high-tech industry, and past academic experiences, including the Kelley School of Business, I learned that excellence is not a skill; excellence is an attitude.I had an amazing summer, one that I will never forget. I realized firsthand that creating real and measurable value is a good place to start on the path to success and excellence.
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Pretty silent here... isn't anyone applying for the early round?
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I hear only silence, anyone for R1?
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Re: Calling all Kelley-Indiana Applicant(2015 Intake)Class of 17 [#permalink]

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11 Oct 2014, 10:50
Applying in the early round by Oct 15th.
anyone else??
Just wanted to confirm that we only need one recommendation for Kelley..Correct?
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