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# Ross 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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08 Aug 2011, 21:04
aalriy wrote:
With a GMAT score of 650, 4+ years of Work-ex in IT, and 70% in Engineering from India, good community involvemenet, biking & adventure sports as a hobby should I think about applying for Ross?

For Indian IT candidates, 650 is definitely on the lower side. 4+ years of job ex is also average. If you think your community involvement is extraordinarily strong and it will set you apart from other candidates with higher GMATs and same work experience, then you absolutely should apply. GMAT, work ex are important in an application but you should remember that they're just a part of the story of your life. Adcoms will judge your candidacy on the basis of your overall personality..
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09 Aug 2011, 01:15
gmatpapa wrote:
For Indian IT candidates, 650 is definitely on the lower side. 4+ years of job ex is also average. If you think your community involvement is extraordinarily strong and it will set you apart from other candidates with higher GMATs and same work experience, then you absolutely should apply. GMAT, work ex are important in an application but you should remember that they're just a part of the story of your life. Adcoms will judge your candidacy on the basis of your overall personality..

If I retake the GMAT then would a 20-30 point increase or at the max a 50 point increase in my GMAT score improve my chances?

Also, by the time I join I would be having 5 years of experience and that too in reputed companies like Deloitte and L&T Infotech.

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09 Aug 2011, 18:09
Hi Av, mreevit,rpratt620

Could you please enlighten us a bit on the opportunities related to Consulting in Ross B-School ?

Regards,
Subhash
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10 Aug 2011, 07:13
subhashghosh wrote:
Hi Av, mreevit,rpratt620

Could you please enlighten us a bit on the opportunities related to Consulting in Ross B-School ?

Regards,
Subhash

All of major consulting firms, such as MBB, Accenture, Deloitte, etc, recruit here. About 30% of Ross grads go into consulting, and of this 30%, 2/3s accept positions in strategy consulting.

I had dinner with a local MBB office a few weeks ago, and one of the three EMs present was a Ross grad.

If consulting is what you're interested in, there are plenty of resources here. And I suspect that this is the case at most of the top 15 schools.

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10 Aug 2011, 07:32
Great.. Thanks a lot.
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11 Aug 2011, 11:14
mreevit wrote:
subhashghosh wrote:
Hi Av, mreevit,rpratt620

Could you please enlighten us a bit on the opportunities related to Consulting in Ross B-School ?

Regards,
Subhash

All of major consulting firms, such as MBB, Accenture, Deloitte, etc, recruit here. About 30% of Ross grads go into consulting, and of this 30%, 2/3s accept positions in strategy consulting.

I had dinner with a local MBB office a few weeks ago, and one of the three EMs present was a Ross grad.

If consulting is what you're interested in, there are plenty of resources here. And I suspect that this is the case at most of the top 15 schools.

As mreevit said we have MBB, booz, accenture deloitte etc. This year we have very strong recruitment at MBB. You will see in the recruitment numbers when they are released. (This is probably true for many other schools as well because of the economy.)

Also I would like to add two things, beyond the recruitment process, we also have Community Consulting, Board Fellows, and MAP project really train you consulting. I did community consulting and map and I definitely felt it improved my presentation and business analytics skills for summer internship (consulting).
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14 Aug 2011, 22:04
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17 Aug 2011, 13:01
Hi Av, mreevit,rpratt620

I have a question regarding campus visit. Would it be "wise" to visit the Ross campus when called for an interview? or should i plan and visit the campus before i submit my application. I have talked to a few alums and current students but haven't contacted the adcom. I have met members of the adcom at different MBA events in the area. I read somewhere that you have to atleast contact the adcom if you are not visiting the campus before submitting the application? Is this true? Does it affect my chances of getting an interview?
I really want to get into and don't want anything to affect my admission. I just though that if I get called for an interview, I will schedule for an on campus interview and visit the school as well.. Please advise

Thanks

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18 Aug 2011, 20:17
Nice to see this level of interest so early in the season. I'm a 2011 Ross Grad, currently bumming around, but starting at a consulting firm in the fall. I'll be happy to answer any questions regarding Ross and/or MC. All the best!
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18 Aug 2011, 20:42

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19 Aug 2011, 02:16
Nope - neither visiting Ross nor talking to the Adcom is required. It certainly does not affect your chances of getting an interview. People visit Ross to get a better feel for the culture there. As far as talking to the Adcom goes, they meet hundreds of applicants every year, and I find it hard to believe that they take note of every awesome applicant they meet. Or for that matter, who reached out to them and who didn't. My guess is they let the application speak for itself.

Bottom line: visit Ross if you feel that you need to get to know it better. Reach out to the Adcom only if you have a specific question about the application/process that you absolutely cannot get answered anywhere else.
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22 Aug 2011, 12:38
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Pkit wrote:
Av wrote:
It's great to see active discussion in the Ross thread this early in the season! Be sure to reach out to our awesome GMAT Club community in Ann Arbor if you visit this fall.

Good Luck and Go Blue

I will!
I am wondering how many g-clubbers are there?

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22 Aug 2011, 15:07
With your background, I think you should consider retaking GMAT if you think you can lift it by another 50 points or so. Having seen how the Ross admit process works, I wont buy into the notion of "650 is fine if you have stellar this... and stell ar that...".

aalriy wrote:
gmatpapa wrote:
For Indian IT candidates, 650 is definitely on the lower side. 4+ years of job ex is also average. If you think your community involvement is extraordinarily strong and it will set you apart from other candidates with higher GMATs and same work experience, then you absolutely should apply. GMAT, work ex are important in an application but you should remember that they're just a part of the story of your life. Adcoms will judge your candidacy on the basis of your overall personality..

If I retake the GMAT then would a 20-30 point increase or at the max a 50 point increase in my GMAT score improve my chances?

Also, by the time I join I would be having 5 years of experience and that too in reputed companies like Deloitte and L&T Infotech.

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22 Aug 2011, 15:08
KK, You seem vaguely familiar

How, and where, are you these days?

KingKREEP wrote:
Nope - neither visiting Ross nor talking to the Adcom is required. It certainly does not affect your chances of getting an interview. People visit Ross to get a better feel for the culture there. As far as talking to the Adcom goes, they meet hundreds of applicants every year, and I find it hard to believe that they take note of every awesome applicant they meet. Or for that matter, who reached out to them and who didn't. My guess is they let the application speak for itself.

Bottom line: visit Ross if you feel that you need to get to know it better. Reach out to the Adcom only if you have a specific question about the application/process that you absolutely cannot get answered anywhere else.

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22 Aug 2011, 17:00
gmatpapa wrote:
aalriy wrote:
With a GMAT score of 650, 4+ years of Work-ex in IT, and 70% in Engineering from India, good community involvemenet, biking & adventure sports as a hobby should I think about applying for Ross?

For Indian IT candidates, 650 is definitely on the lower side. 4+ years of job ex is also average. If you think your community involvement is extraordinarily strong and it will set you apart from other candidates with higher GMATs and same work experience, then you absolutely should apply. GMAT, work ex are important in an application but you should remember that they're just a part of the story of your life. Adcoms will judge your candidacy on the basis of your overall personality..

One of the things that we can't get from "stats" is the quality behind them. Aalriy only said he has 4 years of job experience. Those 4 years could be extraordinary. We don't really know without details. Will a higher GMAT make his application more competitive? Yes. We can all agree on that. But I get uncomfortable when we say someone's ECs and/or WE are average simply because of the length of time. Quality is what matters, not quantity.
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23 Aug 2011, 19:57
It's really a judgement call. If you close by it wouldn't hurt to just see Ross and meet the people get to know more about the classes and events. But you can also learn a lot by reaching out to students or reading about the schools. You won't get the feel but at least you will understand the school. If you don't visit or reach out to students, then you will be a little more limited during the interview on explain why michigan besides the brochure selling points.

The student here are a mixed in terms of what they did. Some visited before, some during interviews, and others didn't see the campus until GBR or orientation. I did not contact adcom prior to applying.

Hemantuec wrote:
Hi Av, mreevit,rpratt620

I have a question regarding campus visit. Would it be "wise" to visit the Ross campus when called for an interview? or should i plan and visit the campus before i submit my application. I have talked to a few alums and current students but haven't contacted the adcom. I have met members of the adcom at different MBA events in the area. I read somewhere that you have to atleast contact the adcom if you are not visiting the campus before submitting the application? Is this true? Does it affect my chances of getting an interview?
I really want to get into and don't want anything to affect my admission. I just though that if I get called for an interview, I will schedule for an on campus interview and visit the school as well.. Please advise

Thanks

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29 Aug 2011, 19:27
ncp wrote:
KK, You seem vaguely familiar

How, and where, are you these days?

I'm doing well ncp and am currently sitting in a backpacker hostel in Thailand
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30 Aug 2011, 11:44
For those who have not seen yet - a fantastic (But short-lived) offer from the Rossians:

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02 Sep 2011, 16:54
Hello, all,

I am applying to Ross through the Consortium this year. I plan to visit the second week of October for one of the VIP visit days. Any tips/advice on where to stay, what to see, good places to eat, and anything else is more than welcomed. I am from Los Angeles and will be staying there 3 days. Thanks!

-Karen

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05 Sep 2011, 09:44
Hi everyone,
I will be applying to Ross in R1 and thinking about attending either VIP (visit in person) or Ross Preview Day. Which one do you think is more informative and/or useful? I understand that sitting in the class is not one of the activities during Ross Preview Day, am I correct? Thanks.

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