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Sloan 2012 - Calling MBA All Applicants

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New post 26 Mar 2012, 08:42
Just got dinged

UCLA it is
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New post 26 Mar 2012, 08:44
Dinged as well :)

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New post 26 Mar 2012, 08:47
Ding! I had thought I would be a good fit for MIT but I didn't have that much hope since not receiving any interview invite!
I am very happy with the options I already have anyways so no biggie...
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New post 26 Mar 2012, 08:50
Also dinged.
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New post 26 Mar 2012, 08:53
Is this for R2? Isn't the decision date April 2nd?
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New post 26 Mar 2012, 09:36
DINGED!!! These Schools have only one mantra ... blue chip, vagabond and thats it.... If you are Indian, Male and for some reason you did a mistake of doing anything with computer, you are out!!! :) Anyways ... very frustrated.... need a drink!!! :) :)
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New post 26 Mar 2012, 10:06
krazo wrote:
Just got dinged

UCLA it is


Dinged here too. I expect the same treatment with Stanford, so I'll hopefully be joining you at UCLA.

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DINGED!!! These Schools have only one mantra ... blue chip, vagabond and thats it.... If you are Indian, Male and for some reason you did a mistake of doing anything with computer, you are out!!! :) Anyways ... very frustrated.... need a drink!!! :) :)


I couldn't agree with you more, though you can add "white US male with anything other than consulting or IB on resume". I spent 10 years across 2 big companies building a resume I thought would be worthy of these schools. I've lived some of the businesses cases these schools teach. I was the only person in those positions who didn't already have an elite tier MBA. I've done years of strategy work on decisions as big as $2B. Yet, I was told in a ding report that my experience is "boring" simply because of my titles. How more superficial can you get?
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I've lived some of the businesses cases these schools teach. I was the only person in those positions who didn't already have an elite tier MBA.


Maybe you don't need the degree, then? I, for one, want the MBA to be in your shoes. You already have that except you haven't spent 200k.
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Gone4it wrote:
I've lived some of the businesses cases these schools teach. I was the only person in those positions who didn't already have an elite tier MBA.


Maybe you don't need the degree, then? I, for one, want the MBA to be in your shoes. You already have that except you haven't spent 200k.


It doesn't diminished my need...it's simply different. I run into my own ceilings pursuing certain jobs not having checked the MBA box; and while my experience taught me a lot about how corporations think, operate, and make decisions, I've learned very little about starting your own entrepreneurial endeavor.
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New post 26 Mar 2012, 11:26
Those who were dinged... did you interview and then get dinged or no interview?
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New post 26 Mar 2012, 11:45
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Those who were dinged... did you interview and then get dinged or no interview?


Ding, no interview.

Just heard this morning.
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New post 26 Mar 2012, 12:38
I did not get anything today. Whats up with that? I dont want to fall into the delusion that I will get an invite or waitlist for not getting anything today. I am sure my rejection is also on its way or in another incomming wave of decisions tomorrow or april 2nd.

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New post 26 Mar 2012, 12:54
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I did not get anything today. Whats up with that? I dont want to fall into the delusion that I will get an invite or waitlist for not getting anything today. I am sure my rejection is also on its way or in another incomming wave of decisions tomorrow or april 2nd.

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As they say, it's not over 'til it's over. Don't give up hope until you get the email that says "Your decision is available online."
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I couldn't agree with you more, though you can add "white US male with anything other than consulting or IB on resume". I spent 10 years across 2 big companies building a resume I thought would be worthy of these schools. I've lived some of the businesses cases these schools teach. I was the only person in those positions who didn't already have an elite tier MBA. I've done years of strategy work on decisions as big as $2B. Yet, I was told in a ding report that my experience is "boring" simply because of my titles. How more superficial can you get?


Consulting work experience is no hall pass. I work for a very prestigious firm and have been dinged by everyone from Wharton to Yale.

Don't stress, fellow dingers. Going to a less prestigious school probably won't diminish your chances of making it in your career of choice. Maybe you won't start off at Goldman or McKinsey, but then again, most people who graduate from HBS don't either.
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any idea on what to expect this week?
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I couldn't agree with you more, though you can add "white US male with anything other than consulting or IB on resume". I spent 10 years across 2 big companies building a resume I thought would be worthy of these schools. I've lived some of the businesses cases these schools teach. I was the only person in those positions who didn't already have an elite tier MBA. I've done years of strategy work on decisions as big as $2B. Yet, I was told in a ding report that my experience is "boring" simply because of my titles. How more superficial can you get?


How superficial can YOU get??? I'm glad the adcom smelled the poor sportsmanship through your apps. Seriously, your reaction is to criticize the process and stereotype successful applicants? I have met some of the most amazing and diverse people through Sloan events for admitted students, and white US males have apparently been very successful in finding careers outside of consulting or IB - contrary to "popular belief".

I don't imply that your WE is not impressive or that you're not well accomplished. Everyone here is definitely qualified. But maybe the writing was a bit off or the stories just didn't resonate. But whatever the reason, start reevaluating yourself in the mirror instead of assuming we're all blue chip or vagabonds.
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New post 27 Mar 2012, 10:42
I had already given up on MIT since I am yet to receive an interview invitation. What does it mean if an applicant hasnt been invited for an interview at this point. I know that they have sent out some dings. What does it mean for applicants like me who are yet to be invited and who havent been dinged. I dont want to have any false hope.
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New post 27 Mar 2012, 11:24
danjohn4real wrote:
I had already given up on MIT since I am yet to receive an interview invitation. What does it mean if an applicant hasnt been invited for an interview at this point. I know that they have sent out some dings. What does it mean for applicants like me who are yet to be invited and who havent been dinged. I dont want to have any false hope.


If you don't get an interview invite till the last day, you can either get a WL or a ding on the decision date. If you get a WL, they may then invite you for interview later on and decide your fate based on that :)

I would say that keep your hopes alive !
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I couldn't agree with you more, though you can add "white US male with anything other than consulting or IB on resume". I spent 10 years across 2 big companies building a resume I thought would be worthy of these schools. I've lived some of the businesses cases these schools teach. I was the only person in those positions who didn't already have an elite tier MBA. I've done years of strategy work on decisions as big as $2B. Yet, I was told in a ding report that my experience is "boring" simply because of my titles. How more superficial can you get?


I'm sorry to hear you weren't accepted. I know how frustrating it can be. I applied to schools last year and managed to get one waitlist and string of rejections. It was pretty disheartening and made me really doubt myself. Quite honestly, in hindsight, I am really glad I didn't get in last year. The experience made me take a hard look at my candidacy. As a result, my essays were much stronger (I probably wrote 6-7 drafts for each essay for each school). My job would probably be considered "boring" as I wrote my application last year. I just didn't highlight or focus on the "right" things. For the most part I told the same stories, but just in a different way. I learned so much through my experience last year and yeah, it sucked, but I am glad it happened.

Also, I would argue that your assessment of successful candidates is not fair. I certainly do not work in IB or consulting. I work in manufacturing, at a no-name company, in a plant where I am one of 3 people with a college degree; nobody has their MBA and most think I am insane to want to go back to school full time.

I would take a hard look at your applications before you make these blanket assumptions. Top business schools have people of all backgrounds, which to me is one of the elements that make them so appealing. Most everyone who applies to these schools is well qualified to attend. It is just comes down to execution and how well you communicate your experiences.
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New post 28 Mar 2012, 07:20
In the interest of horribly jinxing myself...does anyone know when the admitted student weekend will be for Round 2?
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