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New post 20 Dec 2007, 09:24
Kelloggs isn't a random number, they use your class year. I think they keep it simple so people can easily figure it out. GSB's random number makes that a little harder. Unless that 8 is for the class entering in 08?

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 09:25
riverripper wrote:
Kelloggs isn't a random number, they use your class year. I think they keep it simple so people can easily figure it out. GSB's random number makes that a little harder. Unless that 8 is for the class entering in 08?


It isn't. I've been in touch with a bunch of other admits and they appear to have normal addresses. Having my name with an 8 at the end is frustrating!

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 09:33
JP that blows, then again I should be thankful I didnt get in, with my generic name I think I would be like 16342 or something. Seriously where I work its first name, middle initial if there are more than on person with the same name, then last name. I have 5 after mine and it goes up to 16 now I believe, so thats 16 people with the EXACT same name.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 09:52
I am not surprised. Your name IS a common name :)

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JP that blows, then again I should be thankful I didnt get in, with my generic name I think I would be like 16342 or something. Seriously where I work its first name, middle initial if there are more than on person with the same name, then last name. I have 5 after mine and it goes up to 16 now I believe, so thats 16 people with the EXACT same name.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 09:54
You know your name is common when its used as an example in text books...or even worse on credit cards in commercials.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 09:54
riverripper wrote:
You know your name is common when its used as an example in text books...or even worse on credit cards in commercials.


At least your name is not John Doe :wink:

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 10:21
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riverripper wrote:
Kelloggs isn't a random number, they use your class year. I think they keep it simple so people can easily figure it out. GSB's random number makes that a little harder. Unless that 8 is for the class entering in 08?


It isn't. I've been in touch with a bunch of other admits and they appear to have normal addresses. Having my name with an 8 at the end is frustrating!


jp... Try going here:

http://portal.chicagogsb.edu/portal/server.pt?

Login using the credentials you were supplied. You may have to login twice to get through both layers of security. Look for a link called "Create your email alias".

In any case, if you can't access it now, you can access it when you get here. It lets you pick some other alias -- so like instead of jdoe18 you can choose john.doe or john.lafferty.doe or whatever.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 10:29
Talking about Credit Cards- I do have a marketing sample lying around my desk that has your name on it...do you want it? :)

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 11:43
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riverripper wrote:
You know your name is common when its used as an example in text books...or even worse on credit cards in commercials.


At least your name is not John Doe :wink:


or Joe Blow... or Jane Doe... :wink:

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 12:09
Joe Blow????

Isnt that a little perverse.. I havent heard that ever in my life.. Kryzak, are you sure this is a name and not some activity you are implying... :wink:

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 12:13
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Joe Blow????

Isnt that a little perverse.. I havent heard that ever in my life.. Kryzak, are you sure this is a name and not some activity you are implying... :wink:


I work with a guy name about Mike Hunt...how would you like that one.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 13:50
river.. omg.. u crack me up.. that was a classic..

I wonder what ordeals mike hunt endured in middle and high school

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 15:43
oh my... that took me a few "readings" to figure out... poor guy.

Then there are the "Ph" names that sometimes can be pronounced incorrectly.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 18:05
kryzak wrote:
oh my... that took me a few "readings" to figure out... poor guy.

Then there are the "Ph" names that sometimes can be pronounced incorrectly.


Ya I know, especially Vietnamese names. I had a shock in Little Saigon in Orange County, CA after seeing some of the names of the restaurants.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 18:25
Successful GSB students - what would your advice be to R2 applicants ? Perhaps you can answer the following questions as a guideline :

What aspect of the application did you think was the most critical ?

What was unique about your application that you think helped you the most ?

How personal / formal were your applications ?

How did you think your slides helped you ? What were some of the things that you focused on in your slides ?

Were you over the word limit ? If so how much ?

Thanks in advance.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 18:33
What aspect of the application did you think was the most critical ?
I decided to make my essays and presentation a very personal/informal thing, surely not being too informal.

What was unique about your application that you think helped you the most ?
Esssay 2, I think, my PPT was almost another essay, I couldn't do with bullet points...

How did you think your slides helped you ? What were some of the things that you focused on in your slides ?

It was tough until I got the idea of what I wanted to tell, then everything came naturally, though very slowly - I took 1 month, thinking, writing and making the lay-out.

Were you over the word limit ? If so how much ?
No, exactly on word limits.

If you want I'd be glad to send you my application stuff.

Good Luck with GSB

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 18:50
I am concerned that my PPT will look too simple and they will think that I didn't spend much time on it. However, it is supposed to be mainly narrated through the pictures. I guess we'll see how it goes. I would say that my GSB app may be my most unorthodox. High risk/reward I guess.

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 19:14
Kwam, I am assuming your avatar means you have decided on going to GSB???

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 19:22
riverripper wrote:
Kwam, I am assuming your avatar means you have decided on going to GSB???


I was about to ask...

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New post 20 Dec 2007, 19:23
You definitely claimed a good avatar if you are going to GSB, thats one of the cooler school icons I have seen.

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