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Calling all Smeal (Penn State) Applicants: (2019 Intake) Class of 2021

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This is my first post here.I am indian female with 9 yrs of experience in Energy sector. I applied to Smeal in r1 and have got an admit. I received a call like few days but still to get a formal mail from the school.
Also, I have an admit from IIM A pgpx. Smeal is with full scholarship plus monthly stipend. On the other hand iima is 35 L study cost. I am married and have a kid. I am confused shall I opt for IIM A pgpx and spend my life repaying the loan...but my family won't be disturbed much OR opt for Smeal and look for ways to move the family later on. Smeal vs IIM A , India vs USA , or moving to USA is it worth the effort..or India will it ever change..
Apologies for pouring too many questions...but would be glad to know your opinion...or if anyone is sailing in the same boat . Thanks .

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Dear Nitika,

First of all congratulations on your admits. Great Job Done.... !!

Now on what to choose? I think nobody can decide this for you, but you. I mean there are so many things which you actually need to consider.
For example: 1 year course Vs 2 Year course, Job Placement, loan, Family and xyzzz...

IIM-A PGPX is one of the best in India so life after PGPX will be at least calm because of the campus placement. But again at Smeal you will get that International Exposure. If you want to come back to India and work then IIM-A PGPX is way better. So what you want to do is more important. Can you move your family to USA. Well, Of course. You just need to get the H1B Visa for Job. what about your better Half?? Is he employed? what about his job If you want to move to USA? any plan yet? any discussion??

Paying loan of IIM-A PGPX: I think you won't need a lifetime to pay back the loan. max to max 5 years If you can plan properly. Also, campus placement at IIM-A will definitely help you to get the job. I believe Avg package at IIM-A is 22L. so Good enough to pay 25L Loan. again your choice.

There are so many things which will give direction to your decision-making process. what I believe is you need to find what you actually want. Is cost the only factor?
OR job placement OR Location OR family OR any combination??

I hope that you will definitely be able to find the right choice.

all the best !!

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Hello friends,

This is my first post here.I am indian female with 9 yrs of experience in Energy sector. I applied to Smeal in r1 and have got an admit. I received a call like few days but still to get a formal mail from the school.
Also, I have an admit from IIM A pgpx. Smeal is with full scholarship plus monthly stipend. On the other hand iima is 35 L study cost. I am married and have a kid. I am confused shall I opt for IIM A pgpx and spend my life repaying the loan...but my family won't be disturbed much OR opt for Smeal and look for ways to move the family later on. Smeal vs IIM A , India vs USA , or moving to USA is it worth the effort..or India will it ever change..
Apologies for pouring too many questions...but would be glad to know your opinion...or if anyone is sailing in the same boat . Thanks .

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also do not forget your Post MBAGoal? where will you be able to achieve the same?? Energy sector in USA... will you be able to get there?? Or Energy sector in INdia from IIMA. Which school will be able to help you ??? you must have done your research before applying. Make decision based on that..
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How long after the admit call, do people receive the official letter of acceptance?
I received my admit call on Friday evening but no email from smeal yet.
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How long after the admit call, do people receive the official letter of acceptance?
I received my admit call on Friday evening but no email from smeal yet.


I received my call on Monday the 3rd, but haven't gotten a letter yet.
I figured they will just get it out as soon as they can, just gotta be patient.
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lysardesai wrote:
How long after the admit call, do people receive the official letter of acceptance?
I received my admit call on Friday evening but no email from smeal yet.


I received my call on Monday the 3rd, but haven't gotten a letter yet.
I figured they will just get it out as soon as they can, just gotta be patient.



Thanks, just was checking whether it was common for Smeal to do that.
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I got admission notice today. When will i get details regarding scholarship? also when is the deadline for accepting the offer?
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I got the same thing, I assume an email or letter in the regular mail will come soon.

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Just got email for full tuition waiver and 760 stipend !

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Just got email for full tuition waiver and 760 stipend !

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Same! Congrats!!
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Hi Nitika,

Made any decision yet??

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Can anybody guide me..
i have applied in smeal mba... and sent scores of GMAT from mba.com on 10.12.2018 and it is reported on 11.12.2018.

However it is not reflecting in my application.
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Can anybody guide me..
i have applied in smeal mba... and sent scores of GMAT from mba.com on 10.12.2018 and it is reported on 11.12.2018.

However it is not reflecting in my application.


Write to gradtestscores@psu.edu. They will locate your score and update in the portal
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Got my Interview Invite for 7th Jan.
Any pro Tip OR Advice Please?
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Any pro Tip OR Advice Please?


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Just relax, be yourself and be honest. That’s how I went through with it and it seemed to go really well.

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Thank you krisbrown12

I will do my best. :)

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