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# Calling all Ross 2010 applicants!

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Updated on: 09 Mar 2010, 08:32
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Ross - Class of 2012 Applicants

Round I Application: October 10, 2009
Round I Decision: January 15, 2010

Round II Application: January 5, 2010
Round II Decision: March 15, 2010

Round III Application: March 1, 2010
Round III Decision: May 15, 2010

Essays

1. Briefly describe your short-term and long-term career goals. Why is an MBA the best choice at this point in your career? What and/or who influence your decision to apply to Ross?

2. Describe your most significant professional accomplishment. Elaborate on the leadership skills you displayed, the actions you took and the impact you had on your organization.

3. If you were not pursuing the career goals you described in Question 1 what profession would you prusue instead? (For example, teacher, musician, athlete, architect, etc.) How will this alternative interest contribute to your effectiveness in solving multidisciplinary problems?

4. Describe your experience during a challenging time in your life. Explain how you grew personally, either despite this challenge or because of it.

Optional Question

Is there anything else you think the Admissions Committee should know about you to evaluate your candidacy?

Total Stats:
Total Applicants: 134
WL: 15
Dinged: 18

R1
Total Applicants: 41
Interview Invites: 35
Matriculating: 9
WL:6
Dinged:

2010app* - ADMITTED 1/13 - MATRICULATING

ajoshipu* - WL 1/14 ADMITTED 5/24
wawa12 - WL 1/14 ADMITTED 6/8

unhedged - ADMITTED 1/13 (WITHDRAWN FOR KELLOGG)
dv450- ADMITTED 1/13 (WITHDRAWN FOR KELLOGG)
highhopes- ADMITTED 1/13 (WITHDRAWN FOR DUKE)
jag120 - ADMITTED 1/13 (WITHDRAWN FOR HARVARD)
MarieLA - ADMITTED 1/13 (WITHDRAWN FOR STANFORD)
orgninja*- ADMITTED 1/13 (WITHDRAWN FOR YALE)

ugnet1000* - WL 1/14
Looking4MBA - WL 1/14 (Withdrawn)

dreamer2achiever - WL 1/14 ding 4/16

brewin_vaz* (INT INVITE 10/28)
GoRoss* (INT INVITE 10/29)
ML2010* (INT INVITE 10/28)

bonbonmba
millhouse
ramang
supridip
vannu

R2
Total Applicants: 93
Interview Invites: 38 (70*)
MATRICULATING: 17
WL: 12 (16*)
Dinged: 17 (15*)

GoBruins (ReApp) - ADMIT 3/8 (INT INVITE 2/12) MATRICULATING
milias - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 1/28) MATRICULATING
sharmar - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 2/1) MATRICULATING
notsovegetarian* - ADMIT 3/8 (INVITE 1/23) MATRICULATING
paulymba - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 1/25) MATRICULATING
What2Do15* (Consortium) - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 1/25) MATRICULATING
idcandy* (Consortium) - MATRICULATING
alws* (Consortium)(\$\$\$) - ADMIT 3/9 MATRICULATING
wynthia88 - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 2/19) MATRICULATING

ACNguy - WL (INT INVITE 1/28) ACCEPTED 5/19 MATRICULATING
bigdre - WL (INT INVITE 1/28) ACCEPTED 5/19 MATRICULATING
pantallica* - WL ACCEPTED 5/19 MATRICULATING
serenityprayer - WL (INT INVITE 1/25) ACCEPTED 6/21 MATRICULATING

euxeno (\$\$\$) - ADMIT 3/8 (INT INVITE 2/4)
hserfoj - ADMIT 3/8 (INT INVITE 1/12)
blueblanket* - ADMIT 3/8 (INT INVITE 1/28)
laxstar320 - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 1/28)
jtrizi* - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 1/30)
ariel - ADMIT 3/10 (INT INVITE 2/19)
daprofesssor* - ADMIT 3/10 (INT INVITE 1/18)

mbaseek12 - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 1/28) (WITHDRAWN FOR CORNELL)
number41 - ADMIT 3/8 (INT INVITE 1/25) (WITHDRAWN FOR DUKE)
jbourne - ADMIT 3/8 (INT INVITE 2/10) (WITHDRAWN FOR BOOTH)
rtm47 (Tauber) - ADMIT 3/9 (INT INVITE 1/25) (WITHDRAWN FOR HAAS + \$\$)
undecided2012 (Consortrium) - Waitlisted ADMIT 3/24 (WITHDRAWN FOR INDIANA + FULL TUITION)

cletuscassidy - WL (INT INVITE 1/13)
soupy - WL (INT INVITE 2/1)
conservative - WL (INT INVITE 2/11)
JoeMahmah (Consortium) - WL (INT INVITE 2/11)
worldcup2012* (Consortium) - WL
cornflakes* - WL
dli1981* - WL
gravity1914* - WL
dogg2012* - WL
M2010* - WL

UCLAEngr* - WL (WITHDRAWN FOR DARDEN)
inTuna - WL (INT INVITE 2/9) ding 6/8[/b]

kaptain80 - ding (INT INVITE 1/19)
eteusch1 - ding (INT INVITE 1/19)
balboa* (Reapp) - ding (INT INVITE 1/19)
ykostyuk - ding (INT INVITE 1/21)
JohnnyBravo - ding (INT INVITE 1/25)
billyjeans - ding (INT INVITE 1/28)
0rionMBA - ding (INT INVITE 2/2)
alphabravo - ding (INT INVITE 2/3)
2012dreams - ding (INT INVITE 2/4)
Class2012 - ding (INT INVITE 2/8)
dbuzzy - ding (INT INVITE 2/8)
hatchi4u* - ding
reality* - ding
coakleym - ding
manasa - ding w/o Int
unplugged - ding w/o Int

mbacheckmate* - INT INVITE 1/13
bamo* - INT INVITE 1/20
miccarlo - INT INVITE 1/22
aaj* - INT INVITE 1/28
testgmattest55* - INT INVITE 1/28
rao_1857 - INT INVITE 2/2
zippy10* (Consortium) - INT INVITE 2/16
Bluepic - INT INVITE 2/19

ssantos78*
MBAHopefor2012 *
cpaswitcher*
DeMatha25*
mike2012*

culesrule
itsmystery
joaonorona
JumpShot
metastate
mhweiler
ROSS2012
tihor
tim2010
woncosmo
yangliu0401

R3
Total Applicants:
Interview Invites:
WL:
Dinged:

http://gmatclub.com/forum/calling-all-michigan-ross-fall-2009-applicants-67306.html

Originally posted by milias on 23 Jun 2009, 09:38.
Last edited by milias on 09 Mar 2010, 08:32, edited 69 times in total.
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29 Jan 2010, 11:53
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Hi everyone,

Just finished my interview on campus so here is a recap:

Flew into DTW last night and rented a car to drive to campus. I stayed at the Marriott on the south side of campus and it's about a 10 minute drive to the Ross building (very easy drive on one street). I attended the happy hour last night at Scorekeepers and it was practically full of MBA students. My good friend is a second year and he introduced me to a ton of people. Everyone I met was very friendly and happy to speak with me. I kept it very social (no crazy Ross questions) and plenty of people offered me advice on my interview ("Oh, it's really easy, just know Why MBA, Why Ross, etc..). Ann Arbor is definitely a college town, but unlike other schools located in a big city which I am considering (Kellogg, Booth), the MBA school almost seemed like a family as everyone hangs out together because Ann Arbor is basically just the college town. Ann Arbor itself it pretty nice and everyone was really positive about it. Lots of great restaurants and fun bars (not to mention Michigan football which people are FANATICAL about!). All in all, a very social group and I had a blast hanging out with them. I was having such a good time and I wish I could have stayed out later, but I had an interview in the morning, hah!

Got to the Ross building at about 9:30 this morning after spending the morning rehearsing questions in my hotel room. Ross was packed with people as there were many things going on....some energy business plan competition, lots of first years interviewing for internships, and Friday is usually a busy day at the Ross building even though there are no classes, the students use the day to meet with groups. The Winter garden area was full of people. The building itself is amazing...I was very impressed. I am comparing it to Booth's new building as they are very similar in style and function and I would say they are fairly equal. Plenty of space in the Winter garden, the auditorium was amazing, all the classrooms had video for taping lectures (which you can watch later online if you cannot attend - cool!), projectors, very comfortable seating, etc. Lots of side meeting rooms with plasma TVs for group study which can be reserved in advance. Most of them were being taken by the business plan competition. Huge plus for Ross was the workout facility located in the building. Again, very nice and convenient and not too crowded. Plenty of cardio machines and weights and they have trainers/nutritionists available as well. Full wall of plasma TVs to watch while running as well. I believe the cost is \$100 a semester...not too bad I guess. You always have access to the other campus gyms as well. Sorry, kinda rambling and regurgitating information so let me know if there are any specific questions about the building

I did the student panel from 9:45 to 10:30 and it was two first year students casually asking questions. It was just me and another applicant so it was extremely casual. The two women were very nice and I highly recommend this prior to your interview because I was able to use a lot of the information in the interview later. We talked in detail about the core curriculum, MAP experience (they both just got their placement - one was going to Rwanda to work on a new medicine distribution system for 5 weeks - awesome!), Ross life, and their true thoughts on Ross (stuff you want to ask students, but not in a formal interview setting). This part definitely loosened me up for the interview as I was able to highlight things I was planning on mentioning in the interview.

From 10:30 - 11:00, I did a student led tour. Again, let me know if you have any specific questions. The guy was a first year, but didn't seem knowledgeable about anything outside of his major (he was a marketing focus) so he really couldn't answer some of my questions about the Zell Laurie Institute. I did get to see the Ross trading room floor which was pretty cool.

11:00 - 11:45 - I found an open room and practiced my questions out loud. People were definitely staring at me through the window as I was talking to myself, very loudly

That was pretty much it. We joked a lot through the interview and I felt it was super casual because I was able to make an immediate connection with her. I thanked her, left and hung out in the Winter Garden for a bit with my friend as I post this!

I think Ross is an excellent fit for me personally and for my professional goals....this is going to be a tough decision!

Again, sorry for the rambling, trying to decompress so let me know if you have any specific questions.
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25 Jan 2010, 17:47
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happy monday everyone, got an interview invite!

Does anyone know whether it's risky fly to detroit to interview on campus (in terms of weather delays etc?) mid february timeframe.

I'd like to interview on campus, but don't want to miss it because of delays etc.
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27 Feb 2010, 11:53
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Mystik742,

thank you. I just cannot stand people being ignorant. I am very tolerant and all of us have the right to express our opinions but I believe that the statement was rude, as well. 640 is not low, first of all, EVEN for a top school. Ross is not my top choice and I got accepted into 5 out of the seven schools I applied to with my score. So now it is up to me to make the decision.

It is the story you tell, your personality and many more factors. I believe that Adcoms read so many stories and only a few stand out. The gmat helps but is truly not the ticket to b-school. Many of my friends are in top schools and had gmat scores ranging from 590-640, including Ross, Booth, Fuqua and so many more! My best friend is in Chicago Booth RIGHT NOW and got in with a 640.

As you said, we are here to encourage each other.
Thanks! And good luck with everything
nefertiti

Mystik742 wrote:
nefertiti wrote:
a 640 may be low but believe me if I tell you that many people with a 640 go to Ross and better ranked school. I got accepted into Ross and others. So it is not only the gmat score.

Those were very nice, consoling words Neferiti, and congrats on being accepted to Ross! Wolverine Fan-that was incredibly rude. As most of the schools say, GMAT score is only a data point-give the guy/girl a break! You have no idea about the other elements of his/her application, (s)he could have an incredible story and work experience. Moral of the story: let's use this board to support and uplift one another, not to judge and make people feel like crap. This entire process is harrowing and stressful enough without having someone who is technically in the same boat looking down at you. Good luck joaonorona and everyone else who is waiting to hear decisions!!
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09 Mar 2010, 13:17
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I'm also in! Just got the call...Good luck to everyone, she did say they are going to continue to make calls all week!

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23 Sep 2009, 20:10
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Hey folks! I've been inactive for a while (schools way busier than I ever imagined it would be) but wanted to put myself out as a resource. I'm a first year student at Ross and am part of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, a 3-year MBA/MS in Environmental Science. It's an awesome program focused on environmental sustainability and arguably the best in the world. The students/administration are excellent and it's great to be part of such a strong and passionate community.

The way it works is you start at either Ross or the School of Natural Resources. The following year you switch to the other school. The final year is a combo of the two. You have two internships and work on a year-long master's project. You need to apply separately to the two schools and if you're accepted into both, then you're in Erb.

Across the three years, there's about 100 students. Right now in the class of 2012, there are about 30 Erb students, though it's expected to get up to ~50 since current first year students in either Ross or SNRE will apply. The program's growing every year and gaining in recognition.

There's of course a lot more to Erb. If you want to learn more, do get in touch.

Good luck!
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13 Jan 2010, 13:51
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24 F / Management Consulting / 750 GMAT
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19 Jan 2010, 10:39
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just got my interview invite....good luck to everyone!
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19 Jan 2010, 17:16
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One of my family members had applied a few years ago and was on the R2 WL without an interview. He got an admit a few weeks after the interview AFTER he had committed to one of his backup schools.... Needless to say he changed schools and graduated from Michigan.

Now I am in the process of writing my story.... hopefully the end result is similar
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19 Jan 2010, 19:15
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Got an interview invite 2 days back Good luck to everyone.
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26 Jan 2010, 16:30
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Round 2 Application Review Update
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Introducing the Round 1 Admitted Class …
A message from our director of admissions.

Ross Teaches Innovation in the Real World
MBA class transforms action-based learning into action-based innovation.

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http://www.bus.umich.edu/NewsRoom/Artic ... s_id=18430
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02 Feb 2010, 10:19
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yup got an invite this morning! yet to find out if they can assign me to an alum in my area (Asia)
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12 Feb 2010, 12:40
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Finally!!

got my interview invite 2 minutes ago. However, options are only on-campus interview or Phone Interview. No alumni Interview option.
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26 Feb 2010, 07:27
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joaonorona wrote:
It that is the case, I find it odd that more difficult programs to get in like Sloan (LGO) and Kellogg(MMM) interviewed me but Ross didn't even contact me. Or are schools so different that I could be a good candidate for some and not at all for a lower ranking one?

Any thoughts?

A lot of people have compared applying to b-school to dating, so please forgive me for using a dating analogy here. You may be an exceptional woman (candidate), but if you're not what the guy (school) is looking for, i.e. there's no spark, then don't take it too hard, because everyone's looking for different things. A big factor is the "fit." For instance, Sloan is attracted to high GMAT scores; whereas Kellogg is attracted to teamwork. So as you can see, it's perfectly normal for one school to be enamored with you and to never hear from another after a first date. Just don't take it personally, b/c it's all part of the game.
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27 Feb 2010, 06:21
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nefertiti wrote:
a 640 may be low but believe me if I tell you that many people with a 640 go to Ross and better ranked school. I got accepted into Ross and others. So it is not only the gmat score.

WolverineFan wrote:
joaonorona wrote:
Congartulations and good luck to everybody that interviewed this week!

Would it be safe to say that if I haven't been contacted to interview by now, it's pretty much a Ding?
It that is the case, I find it odd that more difficult programs to get in like Sloan (LGO) and Kellogg(MMM) interviewed me but Ross didn't even contact me. Or are schools so different that I could be a good candidate for some and not at all for a lower ranking one?

Any thoughts?

lol...I love the tone of your question. I hate to be a jerk, but there are a few things that should be noted. Many of the reputable rankings actually place Ross ahead of Sloan, so it's not necessarily a "lower ranking" school. Also, since this is the GMAT Club, I might as well point out the obvious...your GMAT score is very low for top schools. I wish you all the best, but I would say that's going to make it a challenge to get into even those that you did interview with.

Those were very nice, consoling words Neferiti, and congrats on being accepted to Ross! Wolverine Fan-that was incredibly rude. As most of the schools say, GMAT score is only a data point-give the guy/girl a break! You have no idea about the other elements of his/her application, (s)he could have an incredible story and work experience. Moral of the story: let's use this board to support and uplift one another, not to judge and make people feel like crap. This entire process is harrowing and stressful enough without having someone who is technically in the same boat looking down at you. Good luck joaonorona and everyone else who is waiting to hear decisions!!
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27 Feb 2010, 12:29
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Looking back at it, it was a little rude. I wasn't exactly having a great day and I apologize. I guess I sort of felt like Ross' legitimacy as a top school was being questioned. This process is very stressful, and I wish everyone the best of luck and I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.

On another note, does anyone believe that certain schools have algorithms that combine only GMAT and GPA in the inital screening process? I've always sort of felt like the interview invites that go out at the beginning for certain schools are sent without a full review of the entire application. If so, do you think Michigan does this in some way?
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Updated on: 08 Mar 2010, 11:49
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I'm in too!!! Got the call from Soojin a few minutes ago.

Interviewed 2/17... I think?

Originally posted by euxeno on 08 Mar 2010, 11:24.
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09 Mar 2010, 11:05
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I AM IN WITH CONSORTIUM FELLOWSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm soooo happy!!!!! Got a call 9am PST! I'm in California a he said he was calling by region!!! I'm soooo excited I am GOING TO BUSINESS SCHOOL!!!! WOOWWW!!! Feels so good for all the hard work to pay off!!!!! To those still waiting, don't lose hope!!!!
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10 Mar 2010, 06:50
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Just got a call.

I'm IN
All the hard work finally paid off!
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10 Mar 2010, 11:37
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I got the call yesterday! I am in!

applied - 12/31
interview - 01/30
accepted - 03/09
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