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Calling all ROSS Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2017

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I don't think its used for anything other than "this guy/girl is down to try something new and work in a team". I think it looks silly if you're there for the day but don't do it, regardless of what the school says. Just my $0.02.


huh? what do you mean? Do it or don't do it?
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I don't think its used for anything other than "this guy/girl is down to try something new and work in a team". I think it looks silly if you're there for the day but don't do it, regardless of what the school says. Just my $0.02.


huh? what do you mean? Do it or don't do it?


You risk looking like a recluse if you are there in person and don't. MBA programs are all about networking.
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revul wrote:
I don't think its used for anything other than "this guy/girl is down to try something new and work in a team". I think it looks silly if you're there for the day but don't do it, regardless of what the school says. Just my $0.02.


huh? what do you mean? Do it or don't do it?


You risk looking like a recluse if you are there in person and don't. MBA programs are all about networking.


I just heard that if you have someone "special" in a team that someone can screw up everyone...personally that's the biggest risk I see here: the last thing I want is to have some other candidate to screw up my candidacy.

For an extreme example, some dude can write all those amazing stuff about himself in his application, and show up as a total jerk/bum that day. What do you do if you're in the same team with him?
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New post 22 Jan 2015, 10:52
They aren't looking for jerks - just collaborative types :) The students I spoke with mentioned there was a "rank 1, ultra macho, I run this" type in their group event.. they were the students sharing the story, he didn't get in. They said it's a "problem test" for the 0 social skill and "the world revolves around me" types which sour the student body at a school.
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They aren't looking for jerks - just collaborative types :) The students I spoke with mentioned there was a "rank 1, ultra macho, I run this" type in their group event.. they were the students sharing the story, he didn't get in. They said it's a "problem test" for the 0 social skill and "the world revolves around me" types which sour the student body at a school.


my point is that if you have someone extremely un-collaborative in your team, you risk scoring poorly on those tests as well
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[/quote] I just heard that if you have someone "special" in a team that someone can screw up everyone...personally that's the biggest risk I see here: the last thing I want is to have some other candidate to screw up my candidacy.

For an extreme example, some dude can write all those amazing stuff about himself in his application, and show up as a total jerk/bum that day. What do you do if you're in the same team with him?[/quote]

has that never happened to you on a project? if you're unable to handle it not sure ross is the best for you considering the school strongly emphasizes teamwork.

Originally posted by lji810 on 22 Jan 2015, 11:05.
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has that never happened to you on a project? if you're unable to handle it not sure ross is the best for you considering the school strongly emphasizes teamwork.


of course I can and I will handle that kind of situation in real life, but this one is optional so why should I?
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If someone is extremely un-collaborative on your team, maybe it's a good exercise for you to show off your collaboration skills.
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If someone is extremely un-collaborative on your team, maybe it's a good exercise for you to show off your collaboration skills.


that's definitely a big plus if you can pull that off
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kamenashi wrote:
If someone is extremely un-collaborative on your team, maybe it's a good exercise for you to show off your collaboration skills.


that's definitely a big plus if you can pull that off



FWIW, I bombed by team exercise in R1 and still got in (and I'm an ORM, with a low gpa and all!). There was one guy on my team who totally commandeered the whole thing (don't know if this was looked down upon or he was regarded as a "leader"). But in my exercise I barely said maybe 20 words.
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For those of you who requested an off-campus interview with an alum, how long did it take for the alum to respond? How far in advance did you request the interview?
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I SELECTED THis sunday. took her about 1.5 days to respond.
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For those of you who requested an off-campus interview with an alum, how long did it take for the alum to respond? How far in advance did you request the interview?
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I SELECTED THis sunday. took her about 1.5 days to respond.
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For those of you who requested an off-campus interview with an alum, how long did it take for the alum to respond? How far in advance did you request the interview?


Mine took about 1.5 days to respond- I requested mine for next weekend.

And also, I know someone who got in R1 and didn't attend the team exercise or interview on campus. He did attend campus for Upclose diversity weekend, though.
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For those of you who requested an off-campus interview with an alum, how long did it take for the alum to respond? How far in advance did you request the interview?


I requested a couple days ago for next weekend. Have not gotten a response yet.
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Anyone else going to be interviewing on-campus on November 23rd?
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Anyone else going to be interviewing on-campus on November 23rd?


If you've invented a time machine, my friend, I don't think you need to worry about an MBA :lol:
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Haha just testing you (still stuck in R1 apps)...Feb 23rd :-D
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Had my interview today! Dare I say it went great?!?!? I was late though so minus points for me! very conversational
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Had my interview today! Dare I say it went great?!?!? I was late though so minus points for me! very conversational


Was it on-campus or off-campus? What was your timeline for receiving a response from your interviewer? I'm almost at a week now and no reply. Anyone else in my boat?
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off-campus. she responded a day and a half later. how many times have you sent a message? I would follow up
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angelfire213 wrote:
Had my interview today! Dare I say it went great?!?!? I was late though so minus points for me! very conversational


Was it on-campus or off-campus? What was your timeline for receiving a response from your interviewer? I'm almost at a week now and no reply. Anyone else in my boat?
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