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I've been reading this thread for quite some time....thought I might as well join the group. I also recently applied for the May 15th deadline, looking forward to a positive response (hopefully this week). I will keep everyone posted with any developments.
GMAT:610 (weeker verbal score); 5.5 Writing GPA:3.2 (Engineering major) School: Tier 1 Undergrad program Work Exp: Top 5 consumer company (6 yr professional in sales) Essays: Well written, put a lot of time and thought into them. I sent in a supplementary package for essay #3 with a short description. Reco's: Hoping they were solid (is there a way to see them?)
I got accepted into my "safety" school yesterday (Villanova) and they're looking for a response from me by June 11th... it'd be nice to hear something from NYU before then, but I'm not too sure that's going to happen.
I'm thinking if I don't get in for this fall, I may just wait and reapply for spring 2011.
ChickenDinner, did you apply to a PT program at Villanova or is this a FT program? If I may ask, where is your current location, because those are two different enviroments (Tennessee and New York!). I would say send in a deposit for Villanova, just in case NYU doesn't work out so that you can go to b-school next year. But if you have your heart set on NYU, then definitely wait it out!
Villanova is in Philadelphia, which is where I currently reside... I think you're thinking of Vanderbilt! If I am accepted to NYU, I plan to relocate somewhere in NJ next spring (maybe New Brunswick area?) Both programs I applied to are part-time, except Villanova is a 2-year cohort.
I've posted my stats here before, but...
27/M Undergrad GPA: 3.49 (Finance, minor in business law) GMAT: 670 (higher verbal than quant... bit concerned with that) Exp: 3.5 yrs within different finance roles of a Fortune 50 company Ex-military Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Rec's: Good (Group Finance Director, and current supervisor) Essays: Pretty good, I think... spent a lot of time on all of them
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Yeah luckily my office is about 30 mins north of Philly (in NJ), and about 5-10 mins from NJTransit to NYC (I applied for weeknights). I also have a few people in my office that have made the commute... and I personally made the trip when I went up for the info session in March. The commute won't be GREAT (about 1-1.5 hrs from when I leave the office to stepping foot on campus), but it will give me time to catch up on reading, etc. The tricky part will be group work... but I think a lot can be done over conference calls.
When deciding between part time and full time, I read an extreme example of one guy who worked with Microsoft in Washington, but flew to Chicago on the weekends to attend Booth's Part-Time program. Now, that's one helluva commute! However, he did mention that he was able to coordinate the majority of his group projects via phone/e-mail, so that wasn't too much of a hindering factor for him.
Well, I have a similar commute to yours daily as I travel from Queens, NY (practically, Long Island) to the Financial District. There's 3 hours (round-trip) per day lost in either reading, listening to music, or trying really hard not to stare at people.
Female, Singaporean Chinese, US permanent resident GMAT:670 (can't remember the breakdown since I took them 4 years back) GPA:3.7 (Accounting major) Postgrad: Masters in Arts (Mass Communications) Others: Diploma in Pastry Arts from the French Culinary Institute (yup... am a trained pastry chef) School: Singapore Work Exp: 10 years (2 years with the military, 4 years with top tier public accounting firm, remaining 4 in a bank in real estate financing)
@ST1705: Talk about variety in skills/accomplishments - pastry chef, trained in France..wow. You know, I remember reading about someone who had similar training, and went about creating her own line of chocolates incorporating some exotic flavours she came across in a backpacking tour post graduation. The break came from several upscale stores (neiman-marcus type) and needless to say, the operation grew quite bit. I think she was profiled in Money magazine couple of years back.
Anyway, here's my profile as well, in a bit of detail.
M/Indian-american GMAT: 710,6.0 grad GPA 3.72 engg. Work Exp: 10+ years. Essays: Spent a fair amount of time on them.
Hoping for the best... wish the same for everyone.
I have heard of some commute stories as well. I have a friend who did his MBA from one of the Chicago univs, flying in every weekend or some such, from one of the states near the southern border. He used to be in the airline industry, which helped quite a bit I think.
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hi guys, i've been following the thread and thought i should join in as well.
my stats: 30/F/Korean-American GMAT: 720 GPA: 3.2 in computer science work exp: 7yrs in finance, currently in fixed income trading CFA charterholder kinda worried about the low-ish GPA, hoping the GMAT and the CFA will offset it.
regarding commuting...from what i've read, there's a fair number of people who commute to NYU on the weekends from philly and DC and such, which is partly why the weekend option is more competitive than the weeknights.