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# First applicant ever from my country

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07 Aug 2008, 12:58
Hi
I am from this country from South Africa but I went to a US school for my undergrad education.......As far as I know, I think there is no one from my country attending the top MBA program in the states. If I get into one of them, I might the first person ever to go to a top-tier program.

Is that fact going to put me at a advantage in the admission process?
My top choice is Wharton. What does it take to get into Wharton?

Please feel free to give me any insights or suggestions....Thanks.

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07 Aug 2008, 13:00
Ok, I'll bite, what country are you from?
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07 Aug 2008, 13:01
Is your country so small that you actually know every single person and therefore can verify that no one else from your country has attended any of these schools in the 100 years that some of them have existed? That's a pretty big claim you're making.
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07 Aug 2008, 13:14
BTW, which country are you from? I guess anybody reading this post will be more curious to know your country of origin than who will be winning the election......
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07 Aug 2008, 13:15
Maybe East Timor?
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07 Aug 2008, 13:20
By top programs, I mean those top 10 schools. (Harvard, Standford, Wharton...etc)
Sorry, I don't think I should mention my country's name...for personal reasons. Lets just say country X.
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07 Aug 2008, 13:21
If I were a betting man, which I'm not, except on days ending with 'y', I would put my money on Brunei.
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07 Aug 2008, 13:23
I put Brunei in my guessing because its so small......but you would think somebody in the Sultan's posse would want an American MBA for bragging rights???

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If I were a betting man, which I'm not, except on days ending with 'y', I would put my money on Brunei.

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07 Aug 2008, 13:23
It makes no sense to start this thread if you do not want to say the name of the country you are from.

buzz2008 wrote:
By top programs, I mean those top 10 schools. (Harvard, Standford, Wharton...etc)
Sorry, I don't think I should mention my country's name...for personal reasons. Lets just say country X.

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07 Aug 2008, 13:30
This is so frustrating! TELL US YOUR COUNTRY!

Wouldnt it be funny if he said "Hello, I am from this country in the Australian continent"....because at least we could guess on that and be confident in our guesses!!!
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07 Aug 2008, 13:37
jallenmorris wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong but "days" ends in an "s"

YihWei wrote:
If I were a betting man, which I'm not, except on days ending with 'y', I would put my money on Brunei.

LOL, how about, "on any day ending in 'y'"?

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This is so frustrating! TELL US YOUR COUNTRY!

Wouldnt it be funny if he said "Hello, I am from this country in the Australian continent"....because at least we could guess on that and be confident in our guesses!!!

We should play 20 questions. Is your country by the ocean?!
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07 Aug 2008, 13:40
Does your country contain an "Aung San Suu Kyi"?
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07 Aug 2008, 13:41
If I read the previous post correctly...... You said Asia?
Is it N.Korea then?
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07 Aug 2008, 13:43
I'll be smart and say the guy has to be from Thailand!!
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07 Aug 2008, 13:47
Atleast I know two folks graduated with a business degree, one from Wharton and another from Haas who were Thai....
Easy guess eh?
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07 Aug 2008, 13:50
I am going to say East Timor as well ..newly consituted country where the number of students going abroad may be relatively low given the socio-economic situation there.

But if the kind gent will not tell us than it is all moot ...
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