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New post 06 Jan 2009, 09:40
Good luck everyone!! I'm pulling for you!

Sorry to hear that sam - good luck on the rest of your apps.

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anyone else feel like they're playing musical chairs?

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I'm waitlisted...

what are my next steps to do whatever I can to get in? Kellogg is the only place I've applied so far and where my heart really is.

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anyone else feel like they're playing musical chairs?


Feels more like Russian Roulette...

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I'm waitlisted...

what are my next steps to do whatever I can to get in? Kellogg is the only place I've applied so far and where my heart really is.


I would call admissions and ask if they have any suggestions then review your profile and look for any weaknesses where you can shore something up (for me I'd take some classes for my GPA) and start working on another essay about how much you really want to go to kellogg and you'd definitely go there if converted. say it's the only school you applied to, etc....and if you're committed to school I'd find a school with a late round 2 date, just in case.

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Manbehindthecurtain wrote:
Sleepy wrote:
anyone else feel like they're playing musical chairs?


Feels more like Russian Roulette...


yeah...but I don't really feel like I'm doing it to myself so....

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I'm waitlisted. Originally applied as 2Yr, switched to MMM after the interview.

Ah... got to keep running. Do people have suggestions on how to convert WL to admit?

A little sad. but Keep on Living.

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A little sad. but Keep on Living.


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New post 06 Jan 2009, 10:40
looks like they decided who to wait list....decisions should really be hitting now. 2 WL here and 2 on BW, unless some of those are duplicates, so they probably sent out a big number total.

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Waiting for the last month or so has been rough, but manageable. And, I'm happy to still be considered for admittance. Although it's a waiting game again, they do say on the Waitlist FAQ's that it could be weeks or months but typically the decisions on waitlisted applicants come out Mid March which is close to the decision deadline for round 2. So, I suppose I should start working on other applications, get Kellogg out of my head - once I reiterate to them how much I want/derserve to go there, and just hope for the best.

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I'm one of those duplicates :P

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What's the consensus on putting hobbies in the extracurricular activities section of the application? I haven't for other schools, but nowhere else I've applied has so many spaces for entries!
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What's the consensus on putting hobbies in the extracurricular activities section of the application? I haven't for other schools, but nowhere else I've applied has so many spaces for entries!


In my opinion, listing hobbies won't hurt your chances as long as you can somehow relate those activities to your inner qualities/traits....

For example, if your hobbies (such as playing instruments and teaching others as well) can show that you're dedicated not just to helping people, but to learning, and music. Your listings (hobbies) does not convince adcoms whether you are really passionate about something; however the thoughtfulness and detail with which you describe each activity will.

If you taught or shared your passion for music/instruments with others, you can demonstrate how much time you invested in developing effective method for teaching. For every hobby, try to show that you accomplished something with them and also show evidence of result-orientation by measuring your success in terms of real numbers and percentage increases. Someone who applies such standard of accountability to his/her extracurricular life is sure to bring the same standards to school and business.

This should be your game plan (and it should fill up all those empty spaces)
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New post 06 Jan 2009, 11:09
Ugh...Waitlisted.

I guess it's time to bust out those Columbia & Berkeley apps.

I've got to keep my fingers crossed for HBS now.

I'm going to color code HBS right now for good karma!

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Ugh...Waitlisted.

I guess it's time to bust out those Columbia & Berkeley apps.

I've got to keep my fingers crossed for HBS now.

I'm going to color code HBS right now for good karma!


Seems like you have a good profile. You made the GMAT as a NO show stopper.
Good luck with HBS...
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What's the consensus on putting hobbies in the extracurricular activities section of the application? I haven't for other schools, but nowhere else I've applied has so many spaces for entries!


In my opinion, listing hobbies won't hurt your chances as long as you can somehow relate those activities to your inner qualities/traits....

For example, if your hobbies (such as playing instruments and teaching others as well) can show that you're dedicated not just to helping people, but to learning, and music. Your listings (hobbies) does not convince adcoms whether you are really passionate about something; however the thoughtfulness and detail with which you describe each activity will.

If you taught or shared your passion for music/instruments with others, you can demonstrate how much time you invested in developing effective method for teaching. For every hobby, try to show that you accomplished something with them and also show evidence of result-orientation by measuring your success in terms of real numbers and percentage increases. Someone who applies such standard of accountability to his/her extracurricular life is sure to bring the same standards to school and business.

This should be your game plan (and it should fill up all those empty spaces)


I agree completely with what you're saying but the extracurricular description section only allows something like 10 words, so it's nearly impossible to describe them. Further, I don't think my hobbies merit inclusion in my essays.
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I agree completely with what you're saying but the extracurricular description section only allows something like 10 words, so it's nearly impossible to describe them. Further, I don't think my hobbies merit inclusion in my essays.


Oh you are talking about extra curricular activities while in university, business/prof org section.

I don't think you can just list hobbies there. I think they want some kinda organization/association etc.

For example, I listed AICPA, IMA, NY Road-runner's club, Junior Achievement, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, VITA, IPPF etc.
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WLed. Tuck and now Kellogg. No closure at all.

Does anyone know whether Kellogg provides feedback to WLed candidates ?

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rca215 wrote:
I agree completely with what you're saying but the extracurricular description section only allows something like 10 words, so it's nearly impossible to describe them. Further, I don't think my hobbies merit inclusion in my essays.


Oh you are talking about extra curricular activities while in university, business/prof org section.

I don't think you can just list hobbies there. I think they want some kinda organization/association etc.

For example, I listed AICPA, IMA, NY Road-runner's club, Junior Achievement, Capuchin Soup Kitchen, VITA, IPPF etc.


The entries actually describe it as "Activity", so that's why I was wondering about hobbies. I don't have 12 total organizations things to add, that's for sure.

Thanks for the help, as always, ninkorn!
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rca215,

I'm no Kellogg expert, but I had a couple apps that gave me space to list 10 activities and I still only listed 3-4 (that's 3 of 10 post college and 4 of 10 in college). I think using all 10 spaces can almost be a bad thing. I know its cliche but I think schools really are looking for quality (long involvement, leadership role, etc) over quantity.

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