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New post 17 Dec 2007, 17:15
riverripper wrote:
Rhyme, so you have decided to go into MC?


No, not at all, but its a relatively safe backup plan, and the firms seem to like me, so I'll play ball and see what, if anything, I get offered. I'm pretty much only really interested in maybe 2 of them, but I'm not going to close doors prematurely. If some firm wants to talk to me, I'll talk to em. If I like what I hear, I'll apply, if I don't, I won't.

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New post 17 Dec 2007, 18:10
what's your first choice rhyme?

MC doesn't sound like a fit for me (nor the application process)...

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New post 17 Dec 2007, 18:52
Rhyme, I heard at Chicago as well as other top schools, you get to "bid" on interview slots...so basically if you want a firm bad enough, you can always get an interview by using all/most of your bidding points, even if they didn't pick you. I that true?

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New post 17 Dec 2007, 18:55
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what's your first choice rhyme?

MC doesn't sound like a fit for me (nor the application process)...


Well, it depends on how realistic I am....My utmost ideal is becoming an entrepreneur (for which I need a smashing idea... one of which I have and well see how it fares in the New Venture Challenge).. But I don't count that because frankly, I can become an entrepreneur any day I chose - you just take your money, quit your job and try to do something on your own. The MBA process is an opportunity to do something I couldn't otherwise do, so I'm leaving entrepreneurial aspirations aside until after my internship.

So.... what would my ideal be? I tend to think of things in terms of risk and reward these days... getting into X might be very risky (low odds) but exactly what I want... thus a high reward. Y might be a little less risky, and a little less ideal. So....

Probably not too surprisingly, my dream job is probably to go into VC. With that though, comes a hearty dose of reality - odds are, I won't be able to (lacking IB or substantial previous valuation / modeling etc experience), and frankly, I'm not willing to spend 2 or 3 years slaving in IB for a chance at it. Moreover, I don't want to go to PE, as I'm thoroughly convinced its an entirely overheated sector. So, barring VC, which, with a little luck I might get, but in all likelyhood wont, my second choice would be a corporate strategy or general management role with P&L responsibility. This is where I've focused the bulk of my energies because in the risk / reward category, it seems the most well positioned (some decent chances of landing a job, a pretty solid fit with what I want). Which industry you ask? I don't much care, but the ones that interest me most are energy and financial services. Third choice? Consulting. It offers the lowest risk (most likelyhood of an offer) with the lowest "reward". (for my own personal goals anyway)

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New post 17 Dec 2007, 19:06
good insight rhyme! I think we have surprisingly similar ultimate ideal goals. :)

VC is something I will look into once I get into the pre-MBA mode. I know a few VC people know from my alum/student contacts applying for b-school. One UCLA alum got into VC by just hard work at school, shining in his classes/projects/competitions, and landed a good job in a good VC firm (forgot the name). He said it's tough, but doable even if you don't have IB/valuation experience. He was an engineer turned entrepreneur turned VC. Definitely convinced me to give it a hard look in b-school.

Otherwise, like you, strategy/biz dev at a tech company would be fun for a few years (to pay off the loans) before I jump into a real startup. :)

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New post 17 Dec 2007, 20:59
What about cooperation/ collaboration with other students to start smth worthwhile. Or it is not possible because of the differences in their perspectives?

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New post 17 Dec 2007, 22:12
Its already 18th of December (10:30 in the morning in India)........an still no phone call/ email or even an sms. In fact my status still reads Invite to Interview.......does not even reflect that my interviewer has submitted his evaluation :(

48 hours to go by my calculations

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 05:19
Dont worry about the interview status thing. I dont think it changes. The day after my interview I got an email from my interviewer that he filled it out and sent it in, but that status never changed.

Maybe today is the day...good luck all lets see a long list of admits.

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 06:52
Good luck everyone! I havent applied for R1 and even I am excited :)

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 07:09
Good Luck guys....:)

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 07:13
C'mon, people! Post an admit already! :-D

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 07:13
Good luck everyone.... I'll be at the GSB today doing cases, but I'll be checkn' in periodically.

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 07:41
Lets hope they send out communications today. Everyone brace for a flood of admits. I wish i had applied in R1.

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 07:46
Good Luck everyone :-D

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 08:07
Good luck everyone! I have a hunch that Chicago is going to be a popular destination for GMAT Clubbers today!

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 08:09
will they call international students? The time at my place now is 11pm++ ...I am going to bed very soon.. I doubt whether they call without considering the local time of the applicants.

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 08:44
still no activity anywhere? Maybe they are sticking to their guns of the 19th...hopefully they call this afternoon. Too many people on here seem on the verge of a breakdown waiting for this.

At least they wont drag it on for a month and a half like Kellogg.

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 09:01
Good luck folks!

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 09:21
All the best clubbers

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New post 18 Dec 2007, 09:26
riverripper wrote:
still no activity anywhere? Maybe they are sticking to their guns of the 19th...hopefully they call this afternoon. Too many people on here seem on the verge of a breakdown waiting for this.

At least they wont drag it on for a month and a half like Kellogg.



Looking at rhyme's pants-pooping thread last year, I don't think admits started rolling out (on 411 or here) until around 1:30pm EST. Looks like rhyme posted his admit last year at 2:47pm EST.

I'm not giving up on today until after that.

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