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New post 22 Feb 2008, 07:42
Good job dude!

(Looks like our friend rhyme has been true to his word....we should not expect anything before the evening when he's likely to get over his hangover :-D )
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good work rhyme! how does this accomplishment compare with getting into GSB? :P


The recruiting cycle, unless you are doing banking, really is brutally long and painfully evil. This wasn't the 100% perfect perfect job for me -- its the right function, sort-of the right industry but the wrong city. They do say though, function, industry, location, pick 2. I consider myself lucky for having nailed 2 out of 3 (or maybe like 1.8/3)....

I haven't completely discounted my other offers - at least not just yet. Its really down to two pretty interesting opportunities. They compare in function -- but they differ in city and industry.

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Good job dude!

(Looks like our friend rhyme has been true to his word....we should not expect anything before the evening when he's likely to get over his hangover :-D )


Sadly, I have a to-do list the size of texas, so despite the fact that it feels like some kind of virulent plague is eating at my head right now, I do have to get up.

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hahahahaha
sympathies man

i did hear from ppl in other schools also that recruiting has been a major pain (especially right now)
i think it'll be even worse next year
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Can we do an admit weekend roll call?


I'll be there. I am also attending the Women's get-together on Thursday night.

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Rhyme,

How is the banking recruiting? What do your peers say about the employment prospects in the next 2 to 5 years?

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Congratulations Rhyme!
Now that the firms have made their choices, it should feel comforting to know that it is now your turn to choose!

rhyme wrote:
WOOT... got the last offer I was holding out for tonight!

I'm going out and getting completely !@(#!#@ faced.

RECRUITING IS OVER!!

NO MORE @!(#!(# INTERVIEWS

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kryzak wrote:
good work rhyme! how does this accomplishment compare with getting into GSB? :P


The recruiting cycle, unless you are doing banking, really is brutally long and painfully evil. This wasn't the 100% perfect perfect job for me -- its the right function, sort-of the right industry but the wrong city. They do say though, function, industry, location, pick 2. I consider myself lucky for having nailed 2 out of 3 (or maybe like 1.8/3)....

I haven't completely discounted my other offers - at least not just yet. Its really down to two pretty interesting opportunities. They compare in function -- but they differ in city and industry.


Is banking easy then? Or are you speaking specifically about consulting recruiting?

As for function, industry, location, pick 2. I thought the point of going to b-school was to be able to pick 2.5 out of 3... otherwise, I already have 2 out of the 3 at my current job. :P
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Hey Rhyme, congratulations!

Re: Admit Weekend, I can make it on the Saturday for sure, and possibly Friday, depending on the work schedule. The wife is making an appearance as well.

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kryzak wrote:
good work rhyme! how does this accomplishment compare with getting into GSB? :P


The recruiting cycle, unless you are doing banking, really is brutally long and painfully evil. This wasn't the 100% perfect perfect job for me -- its the right function, sort-of the right industry but the wrong city. They do say though, function, industry, location, pick 2. I consider myself lucky for having nailed 2 out of 3 (or maybe like 1.8/3)....

I haven't completely discounted my other offers - at least not just yet. Its really down to two pretty interesting opportunities. They compare in function -- but they differ in city and industry.


Is banking easy then? Or are you speaking specifically about consulting recruiting?

As for function, industry, location, pick 2. I thought the point of going to b-school was to be able to pick 2.5 out of 3... otherwise, I already have 2 out of the 3 at my current job. :P


Banking aint easy, but it is at least condensed. With banking you have a week of fast and furious interviewing where offers sometimes come hours after you've finished your last interview.

In the GM world, it is far more long and drawn out. For instance, I started recruiting with one firm in mid January, had a first round with them, then a second round about a week later, and now -- in late Feb, they want to invite me for a third round -- and only because I told them I had exploding offers, or they would have waited till mid March. Thats a very long and drawn out process. There are still probably a half dozen firms that I haven't heard from.

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I had my interview today. Pretty typical, nothing terrifying like some of the guys got last week. I think it went ok, although it was pretty short. If they were willing to admit meet before, I don't think I did anything to dissuade them. If they weren't, I doubt I talked them into it.

I wanted to stay to have lunch with students, but I needed to go back to the hotel to move rooms (they gave us a smoking room last night because they were booked up). Hopefully GSB won't hold that against me.

There was a pretty decent crowd there for it being a friday. I think there were 5 other applicants there to interview for the same time slot.

My wife and I are enjoying Chicago even though it is cold. After walking around last night without a hat on I was afraid that my ears might fall off before I could make it to my interview. And to think, it has warmed up 15 degrees since last week. :shock:

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bhe...

You going out tonight? You should... visit the town!

edit. i pm'd you.

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rhyme, congrats. Its been great reading your posts...If you are available monday morning I can meet you briefly, ask a few program specific questions before heading to interview in the afternoon. Thanks.

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poochandi wrote:
rhyme, congrats. Its been great reading your posts...If you are available monday morning I can meet you briefly, ask a few program specific questions before heading to interview in the afternoon. Thanks.

poochandi


I should be on campus.... PM sent.

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Quote:
adcxaway - Submitted 01/08 Invited to interview! WOOHOOO!
bherronp - Submitted 12/30 Invited to interview
bsd_lover - Submitted 01/06 Invited to interview
nervousgmat - Submitted 12/31 Invited to interview
vchhaochharia - Submitted 12/25 Invited to interview
CerealsMBA - Submitted 01/09 Invited to interview
JDMBA - submitted, Invited to interview
ncprasad - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
sudden - submitted 1/8, Invited to interview
tsaditya - Submitted 01/08 Invited to Interview
wallspotter - submitted -01/09, Invited to interview
max125 - Submitted 01/08, Invited to interview
mNeo - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
nupurgupt - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
clarksdv2 - Invited to interview
nick_sun - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
KingKREEP - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview, Muhahaha! The game continues...
KK Iyer - Submitted 01/05, Invited to Interview (01/30)
swedenr09 - submitted 1/9, Invited to Interview
pandeyrav - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview 02/08
Pokerface - Submitted (01/09), Invited to interview (02/08)
helg - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview (02/13)
Poochandi - Submitted 01/09
grap - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview (02/15)
svrider - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
Jann - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview (01/31)
trojan812 - Submitted 01/07, Invited to interview (2/18)

Dosa_don - Submitted 01/09
hsampath - Submitted 01/08, Denied.
robinantony - Submitted 01/09
bkk145 - Submitted 01/09, Denied
gregspirited - Submitted 01/09, Denied.
Audio - Submitted 01/09
ryguy904 - submitted 01/09, Denied
vishalsuri
saurabh357 - submitted 01/09
ujjib - submitted 1/9
nyrberg - Submitted 01/09
Prodigy- Submitted 01/08 Denied
prettypleaseGSB
spideyeclipse27 Submitted 01/01 Denied


Just updating with my status. Congrats to everyone who made it to the next round! I'm currently pitching my business to education VCs and foundations so I'm just as on edge as before :shock:

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Sorry to hear that Prodigy.. but as i always believed, everything happens for the best..and you would achieve your goal irrespective of your MBA.

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folks,
had my interview yesterday on campus. Was interviewed by a second year student. There were alums and current students interviewing. There must have been about 100 people waiting for their interviews. Overall i think my interview went well. After my ding from kellogg, i spoke with my K interviewer for a candid feedback who gave some good pointers. I also spoke with a K alum who was kind enough to do an impromptu interview over phone and pointed some very valid points. So in the Chicago interview, i think i was better prepared and did much better. There were only 5 questions:
1. tell me what you have done so far and why do you need an MBA
2. why GSB
3. what is your leadership style
4. In your current project, have you ever come across a person from work whose help you needed but who was not willing to help? How did you approach such situation
5. Complete the sentence: a) my 2 years at GSB would be a waste if..... b) my 2 years at GSB would be a great success if ...


Over all, i think i was able to tie in my work experience, GSBs offerings, futures plans and my needs a little better this time than my K interview. Now its time for the wait.

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had my interview yesterday on campus. Was interviewed by a second year student. There were alums and current students interviewing. There must have been about 100 people waiting for their interviews. Overall i think my interview went well. After my ding from kellogg, i spoke with my K interviewer for a candid feedback who gave some good pointers. I also spoke with a K alum who was kind enough to do an impromptu interview over phone and pointed some very valid points. So in the Chicago interview, i think i was better prepared and did much better. There were only 5 questions:
1. tell me what you have done so far and why do you need an MBA
2. why GSB
3. what is your leadership style
4. In your current project, have you ever come across a person from work whose help you needed but who was not willing to help? How did you approach such situation
5. Complete the sentence: a) my 2 years at GSB would be a waste if..... b) my 2 years at GSB would be a great success if ...


Over all, i think i was able to tie in my work experience, GSBs offerings, futures plans and my needs a little better this time than my K interview. Now its time for the wait.


I had my interview yesterday on campus as well. I was asked the same questions minus 5.b) and I was also asked:

-What clubs would i join
-Talk about a time that I made a mistake
-Talk about a difficult relationship in one of your leadership experiences and how you worked through it.

On a side note. While I was at the airport, I sat next to a guy that was on a message board that looked identical to gmatclub.com. I looked over and said, "is that Gmatclub", the guy was chinese so I couldn't understand anything on his screne. He says no and then we end up talking. It so happens that he is an MBA student at Chicago in his last quarter. What are the chances of that happening?

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Record number of first-round admits attending Admit Weekend I

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Rhyme,

How many first round admits do you think attended the event?

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