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# Calling all MIT Sloan 2008 applicants

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11 Mar 2008, 07:53
Wow!

Nothing for GMATClubbers so far. Most unusual...

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11 Mar 2008, 07:56
Surprise too...and losing hope.
On a side note, I put in only my first choice location for my hub preference, and I don't know how that is going to turn out...and I hope it will not hurt my chance...

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11 Mar 2008, 09:11
Got my interview invite this morning for Los Angeles hub. Best of luck to the rest of you!

Last edited by livehard on 11 Mar 2008, 11:50, edited 1 time in total.

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11 Mar 2008, 10:13
livehard wrote:
Got my interview invite this morning. Will interview with an Adcom in Los Angeles on April 1. Best of luck to the rest of you!

Finally, GMATClubbers open their account with MIT Sloan. Way to go livehard! Feel like playing the marching band for you.

Good luck for the interview.

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13 Mar 2008, 04:59
Any other invite information? Seems very quiet!?

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13 Mar 2008, 06:49
Good luck livehard... you are a very strong candidate and MIT will see that!

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13 Mar 2008, 13:04
manylander wrote:
Good luck livehard... you are a very strong candidate and MIT will see that!

Thanks for the support! My confidence waivers as I read about all the other incredibly qualified and talented applicants.

Regardless, I would absolutely love to attend Ross (and have been extremely impressed with the quality of students), so the pressure is off a bit for my Sloan interview.

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13 Mar 2008, 14:02
R2

1)dextrous - submitted
2)manylander - submitted
3)jsingh - submitted
4)nick_sun - submitted
5)bkk145 - submitted
6)Columbia08 - submitted
7)swedenr09 - submitted
10)nyrberg - submitted
11)dox - submitted
12)parsifal - submitted
13) senseshnal - submitted
14) TJ - submitted
15) Longatum - submitted
16) Evl - submitted

BEP/LFM

And this is how R1 turned out:

08)collegesenior - Waitlist
09)dabots - Waitlist
10)Cooldar - Waitlist
12)saurabh357 - Waitlist w/o Interview

13)BCC145 - Ding w/Interview

14)nnabros - Interviewed
16)riverripper - Ding
17)aurobindo - Submitted
18)deepuaries - Submitted
20)sangoman - Submitted
21)Vij101- Submitted
22)trojan812 - Ding

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13 Mar 2008, 15:25

R2

1)dextrous - submitted
2)manylander - submitted
3)jsingh - submitted
4)nick_sun - submitted
5)bkk145 - submitted
6)Columbia08 - submitted
7)swedenr09 - submitted
10)nyrberg - submitted
11)dox - submitted
12)parsifal - submitted
13) senseshnal - submitted
14) TJ - submitted
15) Longatum - submitted
16) Evl - submitted
17) livehard - interview

BEP/LFM

And this is how R1 turned out:

08)collegesenior - Waitlist
09)dabots - Waitlist
10)Cooldar - Waitlist
12)saurabh357 - Waitlist w/o Interview

13)BCC145 - Ding w/Interview

14)nnabros - Interviewed
16)riverripper - Ding
17)aurobindo - Submitted
18)deepuaries - Submitted
20)sangoman - Submitted
21)Vij101- Submitted
22)trojan812 - Ding

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17 Mar 2008, 09:04
Still nothing from MIT. R2 at Sloan was supposed to be better than it is at most of the other programs. At least that is the vibe I got from the adcom when I asked about the "two round only" approach and its ramifications...

Thankfully I am in at Michigan and this wait is no longer a dreadful one, but still, MIT always has been my "crush". Living in the U.S. and picking Cambridge as my #1 interview location, I can almost certainly say that I am out... MIT earned it's namesake for me by "crushing" my hopes...

Good luck to everyone else. It is a great school to be associated with....

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17 Mar 2008, 09:58
manylander wrote:
Still nothing from MIT. R2 at Sloan was supposed to be better than it is at most of the other programs. At least that is the vibe I got from the adcom when I asked about the "two round only" approach and its ramifications...

Just wanted to (attempt to) clarify, Manylander. I think that Sloan R2 is actually one of the more challenging round 2's around. They usually admit half their class from each round, but a higher number of applicants apply in R2. Here's a quote from a chat on accepted.com:

"...we admit half of the class in each round. Our incoming MBA Class is about 325 students and we do give away half the slots in each round. That said, typically we get fewer applicants in round 1, than in round 2, making the round 1 acceptance rate higher than r2. BUT, it's important to remember that a strong applicant will succeed in either round. Historically the acceptance rate for R1 is about 20% and the acceptance rate for R2 is about 14%."

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17 Mar 2008, 10:45
Terry12,

I see your point, and actually 20% vs 14% is not such a bad ratio. My point is that "giving away half the slots" to R1 and R2 alike makes R2 at MIT more adventageous than at many other programs where a R3 exists. There are more applicants for R2 universally.
This is not a Sloan thing. However, most other schools (w/R3 available) have less than 50% allocated to R2. Under that light ,I was led to believe that it was not "too terrible" to apply for R2.

Looking at the numbers just here and excluding LFMs, R1 success rate was 38%. Let's multiply this by 14/20, we get 26.5% for R2 expected rate. Out of 17 R2 applicants we have ONLY ONE interview invite reported!!! I know there is time left but the going is tough so far.

Assuming (and hoping) that one applicant gets in, we are still looking at 1/17 = 5.9% so far. GMATClub is a more successful pool of applicants accross the board, assuming everyone reported their intervierws. Using the previous round as a (simple yet effective) base for comparison, R2 chances look to befar worse than the 14% vs 20% implied by Sloan...

Just observing...(and maybe a little venting )

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17 Mar 2008, 17:36
For those who will interview for Sloan, I'm going to tell my story here, and then some of you will understand why I didn't think I'd get into MIT:

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After the interview I had, I was so ashamed to tell the way some things went, but now it seems I can
tell after all...

I was in a friend's house, and he told me that the place for the interview was around 5 min by cab from his house, so I woke up 2 hours before, to read my essays and prepare myself.

The fight

*Round 1: *
I was shaving, then I cut myself, it was 40 minutes before the interview, and my neck just didn't stop bleeding, then I thought: "ok man I still have 20 minutes", but perhaps that my heart started to pump even harder, and the bleeding could just not stop, then, using all methods I know and I could find at my friend's house, I decided 10 minutes before the scheduled time that I should go anyway, with a paper tissue with me to stop the f%&# bleeding. I went to my interview I just could not find a taxi free, I started panicking, REAL PANIC! Then I saw one taxi going to the "wrong" direction, and I decided to take it anyway. I got to the place around 3 minutes late - I know is not that bad, but anyway it's bad - and I put the paper tissue in my neck and saw that at least the bleeding stopped.

*Round 2: *
The interview, it's stated here:
http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/103-t5053 ... &start=340

One thing I didn't mentioned, at the end of the interview I wanted to ask a last question regarding the MS option, but when I was about to ask my brain went blank, I just forgot what I was asking . Then I said:
I'm sorry, but I forgot, my mind went blank (is this the right word?). Then she started to tell me how procedures were then I remembered the question, and asked anyway... I was screwed anyway...

*Round 3 - The knockout: *
After everything, my interviewer said: !Ok now I need your official transcripts!" I thought: HECK, with this bloody cut I forgot that, and said: "I don't have it with me right now, is it ok if I send later?" and thought - I'm the world greatest MORON EVER! and thought, ok, it's done I have no chance at all...

But the next day I sent it by FedEX, I know it got there in 2 days, and sent a very warm thank you letter, I think it worked out, after all...
*********************************************************************************************************************

I don't wish that for anybody, just trying to say: relax and be natural. I know it's easier to say than do, but you read my story
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Rhyme´s guide to interviewing
http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t55030

Kwam's Profile
http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t57360

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18 Mar 2008, 10:34
Following kwam's example, thought I'd provide some encouragement to anyone awaiting an interview. I didn't cut myself shaving ( ), and I did bring my transcripts... but it still wasn't a fun experience.

The interview's detailed here: http://gmatclub.com/forum/p410250#p410250

I don't think I adequately captured how poorly I did in that interview. It went badly. REALLY badly... the med-school interview I had with a psychiatrist (don't ask) was only marginally worse. To top things off, I left the interview in a kind of daze and walked outside to clear my head before lunch. Walking down Memorial Drive, I realized I hadn't gotten the interviewer's card or email (imagined she didn't want to give one to me). No one was at the reception desk when I returned, so I couldn't get it then either. I gave up at that point, figuring there was no way I was getting in anyway. So, I never wrote a thank-you note or any other follow-up. I was floored when I got in.

Anyway, just a cautionary tale... don't stress too much. As kwam and I proved, you can kinda screw up the interview and still come out OK

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18 Mar 2008, 10:47
Kwam & Terry12, thanx for the insights...

So far only one R2 applicant can make use of them... Bizarre...

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25 Mar 2008, 09:31
how are ppl in the other forums doing?

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29 Mar 2008, 16:55
Well my interview is on Monday guys. Wish more of you were joining me ... feels a bit lonely. Plus I'm a bit nervous about my first non-blind interview (though it is my 6th overall). I'll let you all know how it goes.

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29 Mar 2008, 17:03
Good luck, livehard.

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29 Mar 2008, 17:08
Thanks clarksdv2. Congrats on your admit, I'd love to join you!

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29 Mar 2008, 17:26
You already accomplished the difficult part at MIT: getting the interview. You are practically IN. Just know your essays inside and out and have experiences for the standard questions outside of what you wrote in your app. You should be fine. Good luck!

livehard wrote:
Well my interview is on Monday guys. Wish more of you were joining me ... feels a bit lonely. Plus I'm a bit nervous about my first non-blind interview (though it is my 6th overall). I'll let you all know how it goes.

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