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New post 24 Jun 2015, 15:10
Sorry to hear everyone is going through this. When I initially embarked on this journey of applying for business school McDonough was my top choice before I learned more about Mendoza. I got waitlisted as well but had already gotten into Mendoza so withdrew. It's crazy to think about them still having so many people in limbo. Decisions have to be made so people can make the proper arrangements. I know they're busy but I'm not sure what to say about the way the process seems to be being handled.

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New post 24 Jun 2015, 15:13
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Hello guys,

Well I have been a silent observer on this on this thread, I too am in the same boat as you are(maybe worse as i have been waitlisted without an interview). I think everyone might have received the update mail today which stated that they will be reviewing additional materials for a few weeks and then let us know of their decision. I am a foreign applicant, India to be specific. Considering the timeleft, if the school plans to roll-out decisions mid july, is it hopeless for a foreign applicant like me, as visa processing takes time .

To improve my candidature, I retook the GMAT and scored a 720,its all in vain I guess.


Don't worry - hang in there. Last year my friend received his Visa in 3 weeks. The university helped him get it faster than 2 months. Classes don't start till mid August, so even if you miss a few days you aren't losing out on anything really. I suggest getting all financial documents ready etc. Google the requirements to get the student visa and what paperwork you needed.

With a 720 they should accept you.

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New post 24 Jun 2015, 22:23
Anyone else a little annoyed at this point? [/quote][/quote]

If they don't reach out soon they will likely lose out on a lot of waitlisted candidates. It takes time to transition from work, locate to DC, etc.[/quote]

Just received an automated note from the Admissions office essentially saying "we haven't forgotten you're on the wait list." Happy they reached out but not the email I was looking for![/quote]

hahah im just debating whether the email was a suo-motto effort or inspired by our little post here. The timing was impeccable! Anyhow, i wish everybody on here the best of luck- im sure we have all worked just as hard writing out out million essays and everything else that goes into the app. cheers!

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Hey guys - I asked to withdraw from the waitlist today. I am excited about starting at Boston College, and Boston looks like a fun city. Good luck to everyone still waiting.

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Applying to McDonough has been the most awful experience of all the schools I applied to. Lack of communication, long times on the wait list and no deny's (that I have read of)

I withdrew my application, and this seems to have been the school that spent all this money "researching" about how to make the application process easier. Here's a tip: deny candidates you feel have no chance, and be decisive on those that are left. Most applicants would rather prefer this, than being waitlisted for months at a stretch. Your below 40% yield is no excuse for this. This school truly came across as inconsiderate and the most unprofessional. Shame, as I had high expectations and held MSB in high regard (which is why I applied there in the first place!)

Good luck to the other wait listers.

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If they don't reach out soon they will likely lose out on a lot of waitlisted candidates. It takes time to transition from work, locate to DC, etc.


Beyond annoyed at this point in time. I dont care what the problems on their end are. I heard they are moving offices but i dont really care; this is highly unprofessional and not right. It would have been okay if this was liberal arts program, its NOT! its a damn MBA. The joke really is that they dont value the applicants enough to offer an update considering how important the decision maybe for some. I have an accept from two other top rated programs and needless to say i stopped waiting for this school a few weeks back.

I dont think anybody here should expect a response- you will basically find out you havent been admitted when school starts and you are still "waitlisted"

Such a joke! i want my application fee back!!

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Hi everyone,

I'm an M16 at MSB and happy to answer questions if anyone has.

Here is the link to the class Facebook group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/695314157249360/

My 2 cents of advice:

Take a career assessment test and arrive to school with a game plan. Best online test that is free is pymetrics. It's a neurscience game-based test that reveals traits and skills and then gives you a complete career report.

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Didn't make it.. Dinged !!! :(

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Didn't make it.. Dinged !!! :(


Sorry to hear -- maybe next year? :-(

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dinged as well!!

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NYU left me in the waitlist until late July when I withdrew (last year). This is the case in a lot of schools, they first move the people on the waiting list for R1, R2 and so on.

Schools usually give priority to international students because they are aware of the extra time they need for visa processing. So hang in there, I know people in my year who where admitted just a few weeks before the program started.

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Didn't make it.After all the wait!! :(

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How were you guys notified of the final decision? Was the web portal updated or did you receive a phone call? Sorry to hear about that guys

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How were you guys notified of the final decision? Was the web portal updated or did you receive a phone call? Sorry to hear about that guys


Got a 'Georgetown MBA update' email ... asking us to login into the application portal ... and then boooom !

Recommend you to check your application portal.

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How were you guys notified of the final decision? Was the web portal updated or did you receive a phone call? Sorry to hear about that guys


Got a 'Georgetown MBA update' email ... asking us to login into the application portal ... and then boooom !

Recommend you to check your application portal.


Also dinged -_-

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Dinged as well

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Hello from the RelishMBA team, and congratulations on being admitted to the MBA Class of 2017! My name is Sarah, and I’m a recent Darden School of Business graduate who founded RelishMBA, an online recruiting platform built specifically for the business school recruiting market. As a recent grad who works full-time in the MBA recruitment space, I wanted to share some recruiting advice and tips to help you prepare for arriving on campus at McDonough.

The first thing to be aware of is that MBA recruiting is a long and intense process. Recruiting activities begin quickly once you’re on campus and they take up a huge amount of your time and energy for most of your first year. While virtually all top MBA students have great jobs available to them, finding those jobs can be frustrating and stressful, with relevant information often hard to find and a complex networking process that can be tough to effectively manage. I started RelishMBA to address these problems and make the process more efficient for both students and employers.

The summer is a great time to get started with recruiting processes (while you don’t have to worry about school, student clubs, social life, and the dozens of other activities that fill up your time during first year). Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prepare before school starts in August: Relax. Explore. Prepare.

Relax – business school is a big change from the working world; take a bit of time off. You deserve it and you’ll need the break!

Explore – In your time relaxing, begin checking out what industries and companies recruit MBAs. This is something RelishMBA helps with. Sign-up at RelishMBA.com to begin exploring employer’s company pages on MBA Careers specific for your school (“day in the life” alumni testimonials, on-campus presence, key points of contact, etc.).

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It’s also important to remember that once you’re on campus, you’ll be networking with recruiters and alumni frequently – and RelishMBA will help you here too, through relationship management tools that make it easy to stay on top of your networking game. Have any questions? Reach out anytime at recruit@relishmba.com.

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For example, if you’re headed up to Wall Street, focus on the more quantitatively rigorous parts of your work experience, and try to make sure that your resume as a whole reflects an interest in and passion for finance and its associated disciplines. Future consultants will want to highlight problem-solving and analytical thinking. Marketers could talk about leading cross-functional teams or point out examples of especially effective communication.

And if you are not sure what you want to do, don’t sweat it – there are lots of you out there, and it’s no big deal for the next few weeks or months. But regardless of your eventual industry or function targets, remember: your resume is not just a chronicle of your past work achievements; it is an advertisement designed to effectively sell you and your brand to recruiters.

2) Be concise but specific

This is one of the more difficult parts of honing your resume: providing specific examples of relevant work accomplishments in a way that a recruiter can easily digest in a few seconds. Try starting each bullet point with a strong action word. Instead of saying something like “Helped to more than double sales during tenure in catchment area,” try something like “Launched blogger outreach program that increased web traffic by 72% and increased sales by 120%”.

These sorts of hard numbers are really helpful, especially since many recruiters will spend only a few seconds looking at your resume and those numbers stand out on the page. So it’s also important to be sure that your bullet points can be read and processed easily. And if you don’t have a lot of specific numbers to add to your resume, it’s still important to be specific about your accomplishments and to pick your words wisely.

3) Add some flair

You should be careful with how much flair you add to your resume, but it’s a good idea to think of ways to set yourself apart from the competition. The “Personal” section at the bottom of your resume, where you list hobbies, activities, and interests, is an easy place to hook a recruiter (or break the ice in an interview). Only mention things that are truly a part of your life, but still consider your audience and which of your hobbies or experiences might be of interest to the recruiters reading your resumes. Once you reach campus, you’ll hear plenty of stories about students who were able to land first or even second-round interviews largely on the basis of what seem like minor resume items.

Other ways to add flair:

-Were you kind of a big deal in college? It’s worthwhile to mention any particularly important or impressive extracurriculars from your undergrad days (particularly leadership roles), and including club affiliations and other school-specific positions can be a good idea once you get onto campus

-Recruiters are looking to hire real people, not business robots. Make sure your resume – the accomplishments you choose to mention, the structure and content of the Personal section – reflects your personality.

4) Don’t be careless

This is the part where we tell you that a few people every year submit resumes with misspelled words or mismatched fonts or other significant but easily avoidable mistakes, and that you could be one of those people if you’re not careful, and you think “I’d never be that much of an idiot,” and then you send your resume to McKinsey or Google with your name spelled wrong at the top. Don’t be that person.
Seriously, just get a friend to read it. Several friends. Have a resume-reading party. But don’t spell your name wrong.

Have any questions? Reach out anytime at recruit@relishmba.com

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I recently got invited to interview in February
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Anyone here accepted with money? Of those accepted what are your stats. I will be applying next year and would like to see were you guys are at so I can evaluate were I need improvement.

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Hi, folks who applied last year could you please confirm do the school require WES evaluation?
I found it mandatory for international applicants
http://msb.georgetown.edu/programs/MBA/ ... applicants
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