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LoR questions - all in one

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New post 26 Aug 2008, 14:37
Guys, in the name of a greater good ;-) I made a list of LoR questions and grouped them into by topic. Hope you'll find it helpful.

What do you think? Any feedback/ideas/suggestions welcomed.


Blue bold color = summary question that should answer specific questions by school
Red color = The question doesn't fit fully into the category
There are 3Qs (Kellog 4b, MIT3, Columbia4) that I don't really know how to treat. Ideas?

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What are the candidate’s strengths (with examples)?

Kellogg 1: What are the candidate’s most outstanding attributes?

Wharton 6: What are the applicant's most salient strengths?

Chicago: most salient strengths

Stanford 3: What do you like most about the candidate?

Tuck 2: 2. What are the applicant’s three principal strengths? Please provide an example of each. (300 words or fewer - 3000 character limit)

LBS 2: What do you consider to be the applicant's major talents and strengths?

Columbia 2: Provide a short list of adjectives which describe the applicant's strengths.

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What are the candidate’s weaknesses and what efforts has the applicant made to address them?

Kellogg 3: What do you perceive to be the candidate’s weaknesses?

Kellogg 2: What are the three areas of the candidate’s professional performance that have improved the most in the time you have known him or her?

Wharton 7: What are the applicant's weaknesses? What efforts has the applicant made to address these areas?

Chicago: areas of development, including efforts the applicant has taken to show improvement

Tuck 3: In which three areas can the applicant improve? Please provide an example of each. How has the applicant worked to address these areas? (300 words or fewer - 3000 character limit)

LBS 3: What do you consider to be the applicant's major weaknesses or areas for improvement?

Columbia 6: In what ways could the applicant improve professionally? How does he/she accept constructive criticism?

MIT 5: Which of the applicant's personal or professional characteristics would you change?

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Describe candidate’s intellectual abilities (analytical skills, creativity, curiosity, motivation)

Kellogg 4a: Please address the following components of the candidate. Cite specific examples where possible. Intellectual ability (e.g. analytical and quantitative skills, communication skills, creativity, curiosity)

Chicago: initiative, curiosity and motivation

Columbia 7: How well has the applicant made use of available opportunities? Consider his or her initiative, curiosity and motivation.

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Kellogg 4b: Please address the following components of the candidate. Cite specific examples where possible. Career performance (e.g. responsibilities and progression relative to others in the industry, impact on organization)

MIT 3: Please provide an example of the applicant's impact on a person, group, or organization.

Columbia 4: How has the applicant grown during his/her employment with you? Please comment on the applicant's maturity.

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Describe candidate’s interpersonal skills

Kellogg 4d: Please address the following components of the candidate. Cite specific examples where possible. Interpersonal skills (e.g. maturity, listening skills, team skills, sense of humor, respect for different viewpoints)

Wharton 5: How would you describe the applicant's sense of humor (seriously)?

Harvard 3: Please make additional statements about the applicant's performance, potential, or personal qualities you believe would be helpful to the MBA Admissions Board. (250-word limit)

MIT 4: Please provide a representative example of how the applicant interacts with other people.

Columbia 5: Comment on the applicant's ability to work with others, including superiors, peers and subordinates. If the tables were reversed, would you enjoy working for the applicant?

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Describe candidate’s leadership potential and team skills

Kellogg 4e: Please address the following components of the candidate. Cite specific examples where possible. Leadership experience and potential (e.g. ability to influence others, initiative, contribution beyond expected responsibilities, integrity)

Wharton 4: What observations do you have concerning the applicant's leadership abilities, team and/or group skills?

Chicago: team skills and leadership ability

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How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?

Wharton 1: How long have you known the applicant and describe your relationship to the applicant?

Harvard 1: Please comment on the context of your interaction with the applicant. How long have you known the applicant and in what connection? If applicable, briefly describe the applicant's role in your organization. (250-word limit)

Stanford 1: Please describe your relationship to the candidate, and describe the circumstances under which you have known her or him.

MIT 1: How long and in what capacity have you known the applicant?

Tuck 1: How long have you known the applicant and in what context? Have you served as the applicant’s supervisor? If so, please provide approximate dates. Please comment upon the frequency and nature of your interactions with the applicant. (300 words or fewer - 3000 character limit)

LBS 1: How long have you known the applicant and in what connection?

Columbia 1: What is your relationship to, and how long have you known the applicant? Is this person still employed by your organization? (Yes/No) If "No," when did he/she depart? (e.g., August 1999)

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How does the applicant stand out from others in a similar capacity?

Wharton 2: How would you rank this applicant relative to his/her peer group? Please describe the peer group to which you are comparing this applicant (e.g., employees with comparable work experience and level of responsibility).

Stanford 2: How is the candidate’s impact on your organization different from that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles?

MIT 2: How does the applicant stand out from others in a similar capacity?

Columbia 3: How does the applicant's performance compare with that of his or her peers?

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How would you describe the applicant's personal integrity?

Wharton 3: How would you describe the applicant's personal integrity?

Columbia 8: Comment on your observations of the applicant's ethical behavior.

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What will this individual be doing in 10 years? Why?

Wharton 8: What do you see this candidate doing and achieving in 10 years?

LBS 5: 5. What will this individual be doing in 10 years? Why?

Columbia 9: What do you think motivates the candidate's application to the MBA program at Columbia Business School? Do you feel the applicant is realistic in his/her professional ambitions?

Kellogg 4c: Please address the following components of the candidate. Cite specific examples where possible. Career focus (e.g. clarity of post-degree plans, active participation in his or her own career development)

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Do you have any additional comments that you think would assist the Admissions Committee in making its decision?

Wharton 9: Do you have any additional comments that you think would assist the Admissions Committee in making its decision? If yes, please elaborate.

Stanford 5: Is there anything else (positive or negative) about the candidate that you would like to tell us?

MIT 6: Please tell us anything else you think we should know about this applicant.

Chicago: other matters which you feel we should know about the applicant

Columbia 10: Are there any other matters which you feel we should know about the applicant?

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Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response.

Harvard 2: Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response. (250-word limit)

Stanford 4: Please describe the most constructive piece of feedback you have given the candidate. Please also detail the circumstances that caused you to give the feedback.

Tuck 4: How does the applicant respond to constructive criticism? (300 words or fewer - 3000 character limit)

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New post 26 Aug 2008, 14:41
Awesome - This will help me a lot. Kudos.
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New post 26 Aug 2008, 14:48
Thx.

Do you think it can work fine to have one letter (above)? A bit confused whether these questions really can be grouped together... Think so, but maybe...?

BTW, does anybody have INSEAD questions? I couldn't access them.

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New post 27 Aug 2008, 04:16
Wonderful. Very very helpful.

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