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New post 28 Jan 2018, 23:24
Do you think not going to the team exercise would hurt admissions chances or scholarship opportunities?
It seems I'd have to spend up to $1,000 for a budget trip to the team exercise location, which is a shame because

1. I really want to participate, but
2. if participating or not will not make a difference (for admissions nor scholarships), then I'd rather not go because
3. I've already spent ~$2,000 in admissions related expenses already...
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New post 29 Jan 2018, 00:59
redalertmba wrote:
Do you think not going to the team exercise would hurt admissions chances or scholarship opportunities?
It seems I'd have to spend up to $1,000 for a budget trip to the team exercise location, which is a shame because

1. I really want to participate, but
2. if participating or not will not make a difference (for admissions nor scholarships), then I'd rather not go because
3. I've already spent ~$2,000 in admissions related expenses already...


If the $1000 is your only reason to think twice, I'd say it's better to go. $1000 doesn't really matter in the long run, and seems like a very small price to pay in the larger scheme of things.

They do say that failing to attend doesn't reduce your chances, but attending it certainly shows them that you're genuinely interested in Ross.
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New post 29 Jan 2018, 08:49
figureofwrit wrote:
redalertmba wrote:
Do you think not going to the team exercise would hurt admissions chances or scholarship opportunities?
It seems I'd have to spend up to $1,000 for a budget trip to the team exercise location, which is a shame because

1. I really want to participate, but
2. if participating or not will not make a difference (for admissions nor scholarships), then I'd rather not go because
3. I've already spent ~$2,000 in admissions related expenses already...


If the $1000 is your only reason to think twice, I'd say it's better to go. $1000 doesn't really matter in the long run, and seems like a very small price to pay in the larger scheme of things.

They do say that failing to attend doesn't reduce your chances, but attending it certainly shows them that you're genuinely interested in Ross.


I would second this. $1,000 is de minimis given the total cost of an MBA.
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New post 02 Feb 2018, 08:19
redalertmba wrote:
Do you think not going to the team exercise would hurt admissions chances or scholarship opportunities?
It seems I'd have to spend up to $1,000 for a budget trip to the team exercise location, which is a shame because

1. I really want to participate, but
2. if participating or not will not make a difference (for admissions nor scholarships), then I'd rather not go because
3. I've already spent ~$2,000 in admissions related expenses already...


This may be too late but if you're in Korea you really don't need to attend the team exercise. Save that money for an admit weekend (GBR for Ross as an example) or something as it would be better spent there if you get in!
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New post 02 Feb 2018, 08:21
mbamsay wrote:
redalertmba wrote:
Do you think not going to the team exercise would hurt admissions chances or scholarship opportunities?
It seems I'd have to spend up to $1,000 for a budget trip to the team exercise location, which is a shame because

1. I really want to participate, but
2. if participating or not will not make a difference (for admissions nor scholarships), then I'd rather not go because
3. I've already spent ~$2,000 in admissions related expenses already...


This may be too late but if you're in Korea you really don't need to attend the team exercise. Save that money for an admit weekend (GBR for Ross as an example) or something as it would be better spent there if you get in!


What if the applicant wants to provide the admission committee with another data point to assist in making their final admission decision? Just a thought.
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New post 02 Feb 2018, 20:20
sprinni wrote:
mbamsay wrote:
redalertmba wrote:
Do you think not going to the team exercise would hurt admissions chances or scholarship opportunities?
It seems I'd have to spend up to $1,000 for a budget trip to the team exercise location, which is a shame because

1. I really want to participate, but
2. if participating or not will not make a difference (for admissions nor scholarships), then I'd rather not go because
3. I've already spent ~$2,000 in admissions related expenses already...


This may be too late but if you're in Korea you really don't need to attend the team exercise. Save that money for an admit weekend (GBR for Ross as an example) or something as it would be better spent there if you get in!


What if the applicant wants to provide the admission committee with another data point to assist in making their final admission decision? Just a thought.


It's not worth the investment unless he was already going to spend the money to visit campus etc. The team exercise isn't a valuable enough point in the admissions process to justify a 12 hour flight and over $1,000 expense.
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