It is currently 23 Oct 2017, 03:15

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Mention another school in the application ?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2010
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Aug 2010, 11:57
Hey there !

what do guys think about this :

I want to apply to school A, it's my top choice

School A offers exchange with school B

My career goals are a better "fit" with school B

But I know I can get what I want with A, and i prefer A

How would it seem if i write on school A's application that I would like to take advantage of their exchange program with school B ? Should I :

1- Mention it
2- Don't mention it
3- Mention it with a disclaimer that you aren't applying for B

What do you think ? I mean after all they DO offer the exchange so surely they recognize the interest among students

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Director
Director
User avatar
Status: Badgerine!
Joined: 04 Oct 2008
Posts: 894

Kudos [?]: 286 [0], given: 86

Location: United States (CA)
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy
Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V44
GPA: 3.3
WE: Project Management (Aerospace and Defense)
Reviews Badge
Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Aug 2010, 12:57
Although the school offers the exchange program to benefit the students, I wouldn't talk about it in my essays. I think you really need to use the essays as a vehicle to demonstrate your fit with the school you're applying to. I suppose there are a few career paths (international, etc) that could make for a very compelling story as to why you'd want to combine school A & B, but you'd need to craft your story carefully. If you do choose to talk about combining the schools, make sure the emphasis is on the school you're applying to.
_________________

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 286 [0], given: 86

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2010
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Aug 2010, 13:07
Avernusaur, the thing is, the school is heavily focused on finance, and i am focused on tech/entrepreneurship and marketing

So was wondering in what other ways can I demonstrate fit

obviously they have programs in my areas, it's just that there is too much finance focus so I wonder if my goals would'nt be considered a "fit"

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jul 2010
Posts: 124

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 47

Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Aug 2010, 13:30
Why mention just ignore and make your application more school oriented

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 47

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 07 Apr 2010
Posts: 496

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 38

Schools: Wharton/Lauder Class of 2013
WE 1: Big Four Advisory
Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Aug 2010, 18:16
Why would you want to go to School A if your career goals are a better fit with School B?
_________________

GMAT Guide: http://gmatclub.com/forum/10-critical-factors-to-beat-the-gmat-106790.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 38

GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Posts: 5926

Kudos [?]: 2196 [0], given: 7

Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)
Premium Member
Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Aug 2010, 21:01
staind wrote:
Why would you want to go to School A if your career goals are a better fit with School B?


My guess is just that school A is well ranked.

Kudos [?]: 2196 [0], given: 7

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2010
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Aug 2010, 02:44
Nothing to do with the rankings, believe it or not some people chose a school based on other personal factors

As far as career goals, both will give me what I need in terms of education and recruitment

With a bit more scrutiny you can notice that I say the school offers me what I want, it's just not positioned as a tech school

So I'd appreciate it if we could stay on topic please :) (not to sound rude but I know how quickly these threads can change direction)

Last edited by kuharido on 20 Aug 2010, 02:53, edited 2 times in total.

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2010
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Aug 2010, 02:47
Pavle wrote:
Why mention just ignore and make your application more school oriented



Actually that gave me a great idea as I read it last night ! There is definitely an aspect which I could amplify to make the message a better fit for the school. Thanks ! :-D

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 Aug 2010
Posts: 151

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 15

Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Aug 2010, 18:18
why risk it? I do not think you will gain much from mentioning but you could potentially lose if the adcom does not like the idea.

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 15

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2010
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Aug 2010, 21:57
FQ wrote:
why risk it? I do not think you will gain much from mentioning but you could potentially lose if the adcom does not like the idea.


You make a really good point

I guess I thought it would show how informed am I of the school's offerings which specifically matched my specialization

Thanks ! :)

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 Dec 2009
Posts: 376

Kudos [?]: 75 [0], given: 4

WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2010, 09:52
This sounds a bit like Columbia-Haas...

Kudos [?]: 75 [0], given: 4

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 May 2010
Posts: 48

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Re: Mention another school in the application ? [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2010, 10:00
osbornecox wrote:
This sounds a bit like Columbia-Haas...


Somebody has done their research ! ;)

The COX strikes again, hehe

Yeah I thought A-B would give a more objective and less biased opinion compared to naming the schools

But indeed that's the exchange, it's a unique mix. Again I'd love to mention it, but I don't think it's too wise to do so. Ultimately even with Haas' tech leverage I know I am not applying to it, it's a great school, and the bay area is cool ! But overall not a fit

I keep getting the urge to "reposition" my goals that in a more finance oriented way, seeing the HUGE focus on finance, but I don't think that's wise either, i'd like to stick to my goals

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 8

Re: Mention another school in the application ?   [#permalink] 21 Aug 2010, 10:00
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Mention another school in the application ?

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderators: OasisGC, aeropower, bb10



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.