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Calling all McCombs(UT Austin) Applicants:(2016 Intake) Class of 2018!

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New post 24 Jan 2016, 13:20
Yup, from the comments and previous threads, it seems no big difference between on campus and alumni in terms of which gives you a better chance at getting in. Although I think between interviews would be a skype vs in person, if possible, opt for in-person. I think you have a better chance at making an impression that way
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My current location became a problem for me. I chose alumni in Bangalore as first preference but was unfortunate to learn he is traveling abroad. My next option was in-person in Mumbai/Delhi when the adcom travel to India in February. By the time I went to schedule that, all slots were filled. Finally, had to settle for Skype interview
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Thanks for sharing. What does it mean exactly?
"An example of a problem arising that demanding unique solution"
I am just a little confused about "unique solution" example.

animanga008 wrote:
Just finished my interview. Very informal like everyone has indicated.

Asked me short term, long term goals.
Go over resume.
Leadership example.
An example of dealing with conflict.
Backup plans if your concentration does not pan out.
An example of a problem arising that demanding unique solution
Why McCombs
Experience working with multicultural and funcitonal teams?
Experience dealing with managing someone?

Some more but I forgot.
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New post 25 Jan 2016, 04:04
Got an invitation on Friday the 22nd via email. Just saw the mail...somehow missed reading it on Friday.
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FROM Mccombs(Texas Austin) Admissions Blog: Texas MBA at Mexico City Alumni Spotlight
The internationally-ranked Texas Executive MBA at Mexico City Program is a part-time, two year program designed for mid-career professionals and executives who want to stay close to home, but still earn a U.S. MBA. This dual-degree program awards an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s of Administration from Tecnológico de Monterrey – Campus Santa Fe.

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Alumni Spotlight: Daniel Galvan Duque
A recent graduate from the Texas Executive MBA at Mexico City Program, Daniel Galvan Duque, has worked his way up through PepsiCo Mexico. As the Senior Marketing Manager for the Gatorade division in Mexico, Daniel is in charge of building and executing the strategic marketing plan for the sports brand. By conducting data analysis on consumers’ behavior and market trends, Daniel and his team develop the marketing campaigns that we are exposed to in our day-to-day. However, Daniel did not start his career on the Gatorade account.

In the beginning stages, Daniel worked on the bottler side of the business, working on implementing marketing activities in the field. His time on that side of the business “was interesting and educational” as he began “to understand the difficulties of implementing a marketing strategy at the consumers’ touch points,” Daniel recalls. Moving forward in his career, Daniel was given the opportunity to manage the marketing strategy for the Pepsi brand. This was especially challenging and exhilarating for him as he implemented his strategy in Mexico against large and tough competitors. Excelling in this position brought Daniel to where he is now, Gatorade, the perfect fit for our sports-loving alumni.

What was the most valuable lesson — inside or outside of the classroom — you learned while completing your MBA?

I loved the fact that there were a lot of smart people in the classes and that the weaknesses of some were the strengths of others and vice-versa. I was able to understand how important it is to work with the right people. You really do not need to know everything, you just need to make sure you are in a group of people that complement each other and the results can be amazing.

How has your McCombs MBA experience helped shape your success?

I think McCombs gave me a higher level view of business, it gave me perspective. I am much more capable of having more senior conversations with top management, which is really beginning to put me more in the spotlight. I still need to continue working on becoming a better advocate, but I do strongly believe that the program helped shape me into a better leader and a more balanced businessman.

What was your favorite memory of Austin Intensive?

I really enjoyed all of the intensives. It was a glimpse of living the Austin life. I always wished they lasted longer or that there was one every semester instead of just once every year. From walking around the 40 Acres to hitting the Gregory Gymnasium for an early run, from the case competition that kept us awake until 4:00 a.m., to going for a burger at Hopdoddy on South Congress. I would do it again anytime!
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New post 26 Jan 2016, 08:06
Any invite since yesterday?
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New post 26 Jan 2016, 10:57
Got an invitation at 11 AM.
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I am an India female applicant and completed my 3-year UG (the norm in India for commerce grads) from the central government University of India.

I just received an application rejection email from Adcom, 1 week after they sent me early interview invite.
The reason is my bachelor degree is only three-year and apparently incomparable to US bachelor which is unheard of. Since India's three-year bachelor degree is globally recognized and 90% schools in US accept it comparable to US bachelor. No where on the website is it explicitly stated that the three-year program is unacceptable to them, which is what the remaining 10% schools do.

McCombs is one of my target schools and do not want to let it go without a fight.

Any suggestions anyone?
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I am an India female applicant and completed my 3-year UG (the norm in India for commerce grads) from the central government University of India.

I just received an application rejection email from Adcom, 1 week after they sent me early interview invite.
The reason is my bachelor degree is only three-year and apparently incomparable to US bachelor which is unheard of. Since India's three-year bachelor degree is globally recognized and 90% schools in US accept it comparable to US bachelor. No where on the website is it explicitly stated that the three-year program is unacceptable to them, which is what the remaining 10% schools do.

McCombs is one of my target schools and do not want to let it go without a fight.

Any suggestions anyone?


That's really unfortunate. If you don't mind could you share your degree and university name. It'll be really helpful for others here because this is the first I'm hearing of an app being rejected because of this reason.

Most of the times such a decision would be under the purview of the University (UT) and not the individual school (McCombs). This is what I found on their FAQ page :

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A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a comparable degree from a foreign academic institution. The Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC) will determine eligibility for admission in consultation with prospective graduate programs. If you have questions on whether or not your international degree is equivalent to a US Bachelor’s degree, please contact the Graduate and International Admission Center.


I suggest you start a conversation with GIAC. Let us know how it goes.
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Manali21 wrote:
I am an India female applicant and completed my 3-year UG (the norm in India for commerce grads) from the central government University of India.

I just received an application rejection email from Adcom, 1 week after they sent me early interview invite.
The reason is my bachelor degree is only three-year and apparently incomparable to US bachelor which is unheard of. Since India's three-year bachelor degree is globally recognized and 90% schools in US accept it comparable to US bachelor. No where on the website is it explicitly stated that the three-year program is unacceptable to them, which is what the remaining 10% schools do.

McCombs is one of my target schools and do not want to let it go without a fight.

Any suggestions anyone?


Hey Manali - My application has been rejected on the same grounds which is really shocking and disappointing considering I graduated from one of the most well-recognized universities in India, Delhi University. Planning to get in touch with them to understand their POV. Let me know what they say and I'll post any updates I have too.
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Hey anyone got interview invite after the first wave during 21-22...?

Indian male applicant with 5 years work ex & 700 GMAT...anyone with this kind of profile got an invite...?
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New post 31 Jan 2016, 00:20
Interview Update:

I completed my interview with McCombs last wednesday,
Inteview type: Skype
Interviewer: Second year student.

The questions were pretty standard ones, like walk thru resume, Goals, key strengths you bring to McCombs community etc.

One notable point though, since the interviewer for skype interviews(i believe same is true for in-person campus) are second year students. SO they might not be as experienced as adcom member and i felt the questions were pretty much written down and fired at me one after the other.

But the good part of same is you can get a little bit more comfortable and start your conversation on the lighter note like you are talking to a new friend. You have to make that extra effort though. Not curve balls, no brain teasers.. As with any other schools, be ready with 5-6 stories from professional, personal and extra curricular life..

Cheers guys.. all the best.. hope we all recieve good news at the end of it..
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I submitted my application on Jan 12 for Round 2.
Any idea till when McCombs will send the interview invite ? Has people already started getting invites ?
Will they send a rejection mail in case I'm not considered for interview ?
Guys, can anyone help me out here ? I'm an international applicant from India.
This uncertainty is really tough ! :D
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declined McCombs waitlist. Chose NYU Stern. Good luck, everyone!
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declined McCombs. Chose NYU Stern. Good luck, everyone!
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I received my interview invite on Jan 22. I saw local alumni in the interviewer directory that are in my field, so I passed up a spot to interview at the local admissions event to reach out.

Since then, I have emailed and waited to hear back from 4 different alumni interview contacts. Radio silence from all - an "I'm not available" email would be very welcome.
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Originally posted by jbmnyc on 01 Feb 2016, 09:32.
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Hi,
today i had face-to-face interview with recent grad. Overall interview was rather interesting, lasted 1 hour. I could not read the interviewer whether i was doing good or not. So i have received following questions:
1. Walk me through your resume? - Several times i was asked deeper questions, what exactly was done and how. What were the results.
2. Why MBA?
3. Why McCombs?
4. Short term goal and Plan B?
5. Unique solution to the problem?
6. Most proud accomplishment?
7. What have you learned about yourself during application process?
8. How do you plan to contribute?
9. Please share some other additional information about yourself that has NOT been included in your application?
10. The biggest challenge during your current work?
and some other questions.
Some insights, all the questions are written for interviewer in special format and they follow the conversation and immidietly put your reasoning on paper, thus a few proposals:
1. Prepare all answers to the questions listed in this thread and practice
2. Answer should contain straightforward reasoning, thus for interviewer it would be easy to follow your story and write it down.

Good luck to all. I hope i did good and i will receive positive review.
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New post 02 Feb 2016, 01:58
mika84 wrote:
Hi,
today i had face-to-face interview with recent grad. Overall interview was rather interesting, lasted 1 hour. I could not read the interviewer whether i was doing good or not. So i have received following questions:
1. Walk me through your resume? - Several times i was asked deeper questions, what exactly was done and how. What were the results.
2. Why MBA?
3. Why McCombs?
4. Short term goal and Plan B?
5. Unique solution to the problem?
6. Most proud accomplishment?
7. What have you learned about yourself during application process?
8. How do you plan to contribute?
9. Please share some other additional information about yourself that has NOT been included in your application?
10. The biggest challenge during your current work?
and some other questions.
Some insights, all the questions are written for interviewer in special format and they follow the conversation and immidietly put your reasoning on paper, thus a few proposals:
1. Prepare all answers to the questions listed in this thread and practice
2. Answer should contain straightforward reasoning, thus for interviewer it would be easy to follow your story and write it down.

Good luck to all. I hope i did good and i will receive positive review.


Congrats and best luck for the result.

Could you elaborate on question#5. Regarding the unique thing?
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Congrats and best luck for the result.

Could you elaborate on question#5. Regarding the unique thing?


Yes sure, the question was please describe the situation when you proposed or implemented unique solution to the problem. -
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I had an on campus interview with a senior student. Same set of questions and it was mostly conversational. Fingers crossed now.
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