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Calling all Tepper-CMU Applicants(2016 Intake) Class of 2018

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New post 02 Feb 2016, 16:27
I had my interview today, the interviewer was very sweet and tried to keep the conversation friendly.
Questions were mostly as expected:

- About resume - work roles related
- Why MBA
- Why Tepper
- Post MBA goals?
- Plan B if not MBA?
- Situation when you had to work with multicultural people, from different functional areas? How did your work benefit your organization on the whole?
- Did you ever have to seek an expert help at your work?
- A scenario when you had to take a different(challenging) decision at work?
- Any questions?
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New post 03 Feb 2016, 14:32
Hello all prospective students !

If you want to talk to current students, Tepper is organizing webinar chat : https://apply.tepper.cmu.edu/portal/MBA-Virtual

Please register and ask your questions about Tepper.
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should i keep hope for interview invite? or its ding?
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should i keep hope for interview invite? or its ding? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
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should i keep hope for interview invite? or its ding? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:


I will suggest you to wait till you get an official mail from adcom.
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Ok has anyone else gotten emails about a calc class for admitted students and a "save the date" for Welcome Weekend?
in the end both have the "if you're admitted" caveat. I would like to think this is a good sign, but you know how Tepper likes to send a lot of emails!

BTW, I had my interview in mid JAN.

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Ok has anyone else gotten emails about a calc class for admitted students and a "save the date" for Welcome Weekend?
in the end both have the "if you're admitted" caveat. I would like to think this is a good sign, but you know how Tepper likes to send a lot of emails!

BTW, I had my interview in mid JAN.

Cheers!


I have not received an interview invite, and will most likely get dinged, but I did receive these emails. I would say this is just a mass email if you're in their database for 2016 intake. Best of luck though!
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christianb19 wrote:
Ok has anyone else gotten emails about a calc class for admitted students and a "save the date" for Welcome Weekend?
in the end both have the "if you're admitted" caveat. I would like to think this is a good sign, but you know how Tepper likes to send a lot of emails!

BTW, I had my interview in mid JAN.

Cheers!


I have not received an interview invite, and will most likely get dinged, but I did receive these emails. I would say this is just a mass email if you're in their database for 2016 intake. Best of luck though!



Thanks for your response, yeah I thought that would be the case...And hey, it's not over 'till it´s over! good luck to you as well!
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Hi all,

I'm Alex, a current 1st year at Tepper and a classmate of Kinji's! Wanted to join in and do what I can to support you folks applying to Tepper, and I'm happy to talk about my experience as well. Best of luck in your applications!
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Hey Alex,

Thanks for joining us. It's been a month now since I submit my Tepper application and still no interview invite. So, should I be hopeful now?

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Hi Akshay, thanks for the question.

I'm afraid I don't know the specifics of the admissions timeline so I can't say for certain in your case.

For what it's worth, I applied in Round 2 last year and did receive the invite within a few days, but again that's not to say the process is necessarily the same this year. Looks like you have some nice Admits already, so not to worry anyway!
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I received a message with some good questions from a prospective Tepper student, and thought I'd post my replies here, in case they can help others:

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I have a few questions regarding Tepper. I am looking to apply in R3, although I'm a bit uncertain about it since I would be a late applicant. How competitive is R3 at Tepper?

I can’t put a specific number on it, but yes, like all competitive programs there are fewer admits in R3, simply based on the way the class fills up with strong candidates early. That said, it’s a great program and they certainly do take students in R3 so I would encourage you to apply at least so that you can know the true outcome, something only Admissions can decide.

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I'm from Pennsylvania, so I do want to move back home. I also thought there would be more scholarship opportunities...although I'm not sure if there will be any for R3.

I have a number of classmates who are also originally from the area; I’m not sure how much of that is those students selecting the school based on location vs. if any of it could be admissions looking favorably on that criteria. Either way though, you’d be in good company with plenty of people from the area, despite it being a very international program.

RE scholarships, I'm entirely guessing but I wouldn't be surprised if the quantity or size of scholarships does come down in R3 a bit, for the same reasons as admits. Again though, that's 100% anecdotal.

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My other questions are specifically related to your experience. I'm looking to get into IB or investment management, how strong is Tepper's OCR for those type of roles.

You know, I will have to get back to you on that, since I haven’t been recruiting for IB/finance. There definitely is a good portion of the class heading in that direction, but I will ask some of them for a more specific perspective and follow up.

I have paid a bit more attention to consulting recruiting and can tell anyone who’s interested that the major firms all recruit here, McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, AT Kearney, PwC, KPMG. All on-campus interviews, except McKinsey which holds interviews at their local Pittsburgh office.

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What do you think Tepper does that stands out from the other schools? Is there anything that you were impressed while at Tepper? I know CMU is known to be much more quant focused, but I'm not actually sure what that means in terms of student life and opportunities. Does it mean it attracts a lot of quant firms or is it just that there are more quant classes than other MBA schools?

I’ll bundle this into one answer, because you did hit on one of the defining elements of the program; its analytical focus. The program is definitely rigorous and quantitatively oriented, which is a well-earned, common perception.

If you come here, you will work hard no matter what your background, that’s just the way it’s set up. The first portion of your 1st year will be structured around classes such as Statistics, Finance I, Accounting, Optimization, Operations etc., as well as the more 'soft skills' management and strategy classes. The result is that Tepper alumni have told me the school has a reputation in the workplace for MBAs with highly deliverable skills, and I believe it helps the school “punch above its weight” in terms of recruiting. It's a position that the school has taken for a long time, but that business itself reflects more and more, as decisions become more analytic-based.

A large number of people use this as a platform to go to tech companies; Amazon is possibly the biggest recruiter at Tepper right now, but there are many other people going to large tech companies as well as startups. As far as attracting specific firms, I’m not so sure compared to other b-schools, but for instance a lot of people will recruit for data analytics positions, or more of an operations focus at a given firm, but by no means is that required.

Because it’s an intentionally smaller program, the alumni network is very strong too, which becomes super important considering the MBA program itself is only two years. In my first year I’ve been able to talk to all sorts of alumni, from the most recently-graduated class to partners at firms, and every one of them has been invested in helping me, to help the program itself.

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Hope that helps a bit, I’ll seek out some tips from some of my finance-oriented classmates and follow up. I know I sound a bit like a shill for the school, but no one asked me to come here. ha This forum helped me on my way to taking the GMAT and going to b-school, and now I'm interested in helping out and getting some good classmates along the way.
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Interview for R2 in late January. Probably best for my my sanity to get off the site, but I keep reading conflicting stats about acceptance % after the interview. Does anybody know what ballpark-range proportion of applicants are interviewed?

Dataguru makes it sound like just getting an interview is a big step forward in the process. I would post the link, but I haven't been a member long enough

but I've read elsewhere that this is not the case
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Is it safe to assume, this is the end of road as far as tepper goes - if no interview invite has arrived?
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Is it safe to assume, this is the end of road as far as tepper goes - if no interview invite has arrived?
(Round 2 that is)
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Is it safe to assume, this is the end of road as far as tepper goes - if no interview invite has arrived?
(Round 2 that is)


Would love to know this as well :)
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Yeah, me too. The wait for the call is really frustrating :(
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New post 12 Feb 2016, 08:23
shazpam wrote:
Is it safe to assume, this is the end of road as far as tepper goes - if no interview invite has arrived?
(Round 2 that is)


Round 1 admitted candidates need to make their first deposit by Feb 15. We might see a few more invites based on how that goes.
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Getting impatient waiting. Is this the end of hope for R2 candidates who haven't heard back yet?
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New post 15 Feb 2016, 05:56
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Tepper is a Tech School and quite a lot of people end up in Tech companies in various roles. Tepper MBA is highly analytical and stress on Leadership is immense.

I am not going to comment on Tech Leadership role as I am still searching for the same. I need to talk to 2nd years and find out more about it as I am super interested in tech Leadership Track.



Hi Kinjal, thanks very much for the useful information you provided in this thread!


Dear All,

I have two quick questions about the Tepper's Track.

I notice that Tepper has multiple Tracks, such as Business Analytics MBA Track, Entrepreneurship MBA Track, and Technology Leadership Track. Meanwhile, I also notice that Tepper has multiple MBA Concentrations, such as Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, and Strategy. I am a bit confused about the relationship between Tracks and Concentrations. Can I say that a Track include multiple Concentrations?

Besides, I learned that students are required to complete at 1 concentration. But are students also required to complete a Track before graduation? Thanks very much if any one knows the answer!
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