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You're pot committed....


Very well put!! Thats exactly it.

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New post 16 Jan 2008, 18:06
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awwwwwww yea... I got invites to 2 / 3 big name consulting firms... and I got 2 more I really wanted, including an awesome awesome awesome role in corporate... I can't wait... (or well, yes I can, I'm nervous, but wooooooooooohooooooooooo!!)


Hey, this is going to be, hey, wait for it...................... Legendary!

Congrats dude!
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congrats rhyme! Let us know how it goes! :)
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Just read on the chat that R2 invites will go out from Jan 23rd. Good Luck folks!

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From the chat today:

"* What is the appropriate dress code for an interview?

* Hi Cali. Business dress is appropriate and expected, regardless of where or by
whom your interview is conducted. Be prepared to put your best foot forward!"
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New post 17 Jan 2008, 08:51
I liked this one: ;)

"* Hola Victor que tal? Could you talk to us what have you most liked about the
experience at GSB? What clubs have you been to?

* Hola pmuller como estas? I've had the chance to travel a lot since the start of my
MBA. I went on a Random Walk trip (trips organized by incoming 2nd year students
for incoming 1st year students) and traveled to Asia for the first time in my life
(Thailand, Japan). Then for spring break I went with another group of students to
China, and after my internship I traveled to Baltic Europe and Russia. I highly
recommend traveling... heck, you'll be in debt anyway!"
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Here is the transcript, for those of you who missed it...


Thanks! I missed the chat this morning.

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Anyone here going for summer/autumn 2008


If you mean part timers, nope I don't think so. But I wouldn't worry, the PT program seems really easy to get into, you'll be fine.


where'd you get that idea?

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mbawaters wrote:
Anyone here going for summer/autumn 2008


If you mean part timers, nope I don't think so. But I wouldn't worry, the PT program seems really easy to get into, you'll be fine.


where'd you get that idea?


Couple of ways. First, anecdotal: from current full time students who were part time students and switched - their indication of how much harder it was to get in to the FT program... Along the same lines, the stories of people who were in PT, tried to switch to FT and failed. Second personal observation, including a few people who were denied FT, reapplied PT and were admitted, and finally, in general, for any school, if you take a look at the %'s for FT and for PT, the PT program always has a higher admit %. Occasionally, its notably higher. I'd expect that to hold true at the GSB as well. Most of all though, I'm basing on it on what ex-part time students have said.

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where'd you get that idea?


Couple of ways. First, anecdotal: from current full time students who were part time students and switched - their indication of how much harder it was to get in to the FT program... Along the same lines, the stories of people who were in PT, tried to switch to FT and failed. Second personal observation, including a few people who were denied FT, reapplied PT and were admitted, and finally, in general, for any school, if you take a look at the %'s for FT and for PT, the PT program always has a higher admit %. Occasionally, its notably higher. I'd expect that to hold true at the GSB as well. Most of all though, I'm basing on it on what ex-part time students have said.


from what i've gathered from the ad-com the difficulty of switching from pt to ft is extremely deliberate and something they are very upfront about. i believe it is mostly due to the internship, which at this point is the major difference in the program. i believe there is a very set system for this that they really cannot disrupt, so they are upfront in disclosing your chances of moving are slim to none, even with a 4.0 and the credentials necessary for full time. the scores are slightly lower, as they are across all of the top schools, as this is probably a product of the applicants, specifically age and years post-undergrad.

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Well they actually require you to apply to the FT programs like any other person. I would think if you are doing very very well in the PT program that it would actually help your chances as long as you have a very valid reason for wanting to now do a FT program.
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congrats on the invites rhyme! what type of corporate position is it?

cereals, thanks for the chat transcript.

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So I read the transcript and if I understand correctly, GSB interviews ~50% of the applicants??? How far do they get through the app before making that decision? Then do they only take about 1/4 of those that they interview?


It seems that they talk about "crafting" the class based on diversity. Is that because they cannot ask for (i.e. require) ethnicity in the app, but they make notes when they get back from the interview....Perhaps I'm just a paranoid white boy.

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So I read the transcript and if I understand correctly, GSB interviews ~50% of the applicants??? How far do they get through the app before making that decision? Then do they only take about 1/4 of those that they interview?

It seems that they talk about "crafting" the class based on diversity. Is that because they cannot ask for (i.e. require) ethnicity in the app, but they make notes when they get back from the interview....Perhaps I'm just a paranoid white boy.

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To your first q: Correct, its roughly 50% interview rate. They read the entire app. Here's how it works: A student reads your app first and makes a recommendation to interview or not. Then a staff member reads it. If they both agree, then you get an invite. If they disagree, then a third staff member reads it, and acts as the tie breaker. After the interview process, I don't know how precisely it works, but its basically a roundtable discussion at that stage. As for what percentage of people who interview get offers, no one knows (and I'd suggest you not bother trying to guess cause itll just drive you nuts). As to the rest of your q: You are a paranoid white boy. When they say "Craft" they don't mean "1 black guy for every 3 whiteys", they mean making sure the class is diverse - on every dimension -- (even academic, actually, which I was surprised to hear) - they want people from varied backgrounds, industries, different hobbies, interests, goals, experiences, skills, weakness, strengths, etc. It is not a race/ethinicity decision.

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congrats on the invites rhyme! what type of corporate position is it?

cereals, thanks for the chat transcript.


I'll tell you guys which firm it is once the interview process is over... For now, ill just say its a corporate strategy role within a large bank.

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Ok, good luck with the process, I hope it works out for you.

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Rhyme we are going to have to organize a chat sometime. I think more than a few of us who are hoping to go into GM want to pick your brain.
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yeah, exactly why I asked about the role :) When I asked a second year student abt GM and Chicago (esp in technology) he wasnt very enthusiastic about the opportunities. He said I'd be better off with maybe Hass thats closer to silicon valley. While thats a valid point, I was concerned when he talked of GSB as a mid-west school and said many tech companies dont come on campus.

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