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# Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants

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29 Dec 2012, 08:51
To say that I'm not proud of my MIT application would be an understatement. <sigh> Doing my best to put it out of my mind and concentrate on Tepper . . . hopefully my knowledge of what *not* to do will help me with the next three. One thing: write an outline before writing the essay. It is, however, somewhat sadistic for the application deadline to be right between Christmas and New Years.

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29 Dec 2012, 14:57
stochastic77 wrote:
To say that I'm not proud of my MIT application would be an understatement. <sigh> Doing my best to put it out of my mind and concentrate on Tepper . . . hopefully my knowledge of what *not* to do will help me with the next three. One thing: write an outline before writing the essay. It is, however, somewhat sadistic for the application deadline to be right between Christmas and New Years.

Well, MIT and sadistic go together, so you hardly can be surprised by this.

If I'm not mistaken, Sloan is the only top b-school that does NOT have grade non-disclosure. Is this true?

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29 Dec 2012, 18:31
Shawshank wrote:
Well, MIT and sadistic go together, so you hardly can be surprised by this.

If I'm not mistaken, Sloan is the only top b-school that does NOT have grade non-disclosure. Is this true?

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30 Dec 2012, 04:56
Any R2 applicant heard anything from MIT?
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31 Dec 2012, 11:05
scleraxis wrote:
Shawshank wrote:
Well, MIT and sadistic go together, so you hardly can be surprised by this.

If I'm not mistaken, Sloan is the only top b-school that does NOT have grade non-disclosure. Is this true?

In some schools students can choose whether or not to disclose their grades, which in my view equals directly to "tell your grades".
Its the prisoner dilemma - you don't want to be the only one not telling (grades), and it is nearly impossible to convince everyone on not telling (their grades), so the results is that everyone speak about their grades.
Funny that B-school pull this trick.

finmaster wrote:
Any R2 applicant heard anything from MIT?

R2? it was 5 days ago, man

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31 Dec 2012, 13:00
OptimisticApplicant wrote:
mbaover30, that is great advice for R2 applicants - use the optional section to further emphasize why you deserve to be admitted, not just some entertaining or quirky fact. Looking back on my application, I think I made the same mistake as the original poster...since we're all in a sharing mood, I'll let you all be the judge:

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31 Dec 2012, 13:05
finmaster wrote:
Any R2 applicant heard anything from MIT?

I wouldn't hold my breath. They like to take their time.
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31 Dec 2012, 21:14
FuzzyBuzzard wrote:
scleraxis wrote:
Shawshank wrote:
Well, MIT and sadistic go together, so you hardly can be surprised by this.

If I'm not mistaken, Sloan is the only top b-school that does NOT have grade non-disclosure. Is this true?

In some schools students can choose whether or not to disclose their grades, which in my view equals directly to "tell your grades".
Its the prisoner dilemma - you don't want to be the only one not telling (grades), and it is nearly impossible to convince everyone on not telling (their grades), so the results is that everyone speak about their grades.
Funny that B-school pull this trick.

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01 Jan 2013, 06:14

IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL. Seriously, grades do not really matter. You do NOT have to put it on your resume - in fact, most do not. The only companies that ask are McKinsey and finance recruiters. And the best part is that Sloan is not competitive at all, even with grade disclosure. We all "care" about our grades (we wouldn't have gotten here without caring, right??) but then you realize that it's not going to make any difference in recruiting. You work hard and do well for personal satisfaction and for your team since many assignments are team-based. Second year students reinforced this to us all semester...or perhaps they were just trying to find more drinking buddies

On the flip side, what can happen with grade non-disclosure is this:

"“Grades don’t matter (Michigan has a non disclosure policy for grades, as do most schools) and they should so students have more of an incentive to come to and participate in class.”" http://poetsandquants.com/2012/12/04/th ... schools/3/

Are unincentivized peers what you really want when you're paying \$100K+ to come to business school?
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02 Jan 2013, 05:07
In for R2, I am very nervous. I was less nervous before my daughter was born!

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02 Jan 2013, 06:53
chintamani wrote:
In for R2, I am very nervous. I was less nervous before my daughter was born!

Wow guys, we need some perspective! chintamani, please don't worry so much about it, regardless of the result, it will not be the end of the world if things don't go as expected!

Let me tell you a secret, I applied to six schools last year and was rejected from all six, with only one interview: MIT Sloan. I am still here, and my second time around my applications and profile in gerenal were much stronger, I gained a lot of experience from failing the first time!

Just a little tip about something I could not see the first time around.

Cheers!

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02 Jan 2013, 06:56
thelegend wrote:
chintamani wrote:
In for R2, I am very nervous. I was less nervous before my daughter was born!

Wow guys, we need some perspective! chintamani, please don't worry so much about it, regardless of the result, it will not be the end of the world if things don't go as expected!

Let me tell you a secret, I applied to six schools last year and was rejected from all six, with only one interview: MIT Sloan. I am still here, and my second time around my applications and profile in gerenal were much stronger, I gained a lot of experience from failing the first time!

Just a little tip about something I could not see the first time around.

Cheers!

Ha ha, I was of course exaggerating a little here.
But I do hope I have some good news to share with you at the end of this because this is my final attempt at an MBA.

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02 Jan 2013, 10:24
Hi all.

I'm a Round 1 applicant that just received my interview invite for an in-person interview in London. There were only two other registration spots available when I chose my time slot, but I was only given a three-day window in which to register so it's possible there are other times available beyond those I saw.

Just wanted to pass on the good news in case anyone else in London is waiting for an update!

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02 Jan 2013, 15:06
mit started review R2 apps. just got email.

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03 Jan 2013, 05:51
I was about to write a similar post about the grade non-disclosure issue. I totally endorse purpleshirt's message.

purpleshirt wrote:

IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL. Seriously, grades do not really matter. You do NOT have to put it on your resume - in fact, most do not. The only companies that ask are McKinsey and finance recruiters. And the best part is that Sloan is not competitive at all, even with grade disclosure. We all "care" about our grades (we wouldn't have gotten here without caring, right??) but then you realize that it's not going to make any difference in recruiting. You work hard and do well for personal satisfaction and for your team since many assignments are team-based. Second year students reinforced this to us all semester...or perhaps they were just trying to find more drinking buddies

On the flip side, what can happen with grade non-disclosure is this:

"“Grades don’t matter (Michigan has a non disclosure policy for grades, as do most schools) and they should so students have more of an incentive to come to and participate in class.”" http://poetsandquants.com/2012/12/04/th ... schools/3/

Are unincentivized peers what you really want when you're paying \$100K+ to come to business school?

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03 Jan 2013, 11:37
mbaover30 wrote:
chintamani wrote:
In for R2, I am very nervous. I was less nervous before my daughter was born!

Understandable; you had a much better idea of the likely outcome. I definitely wish you good luck.

@mbaover30 - I'm curious, which school are you leaning towards right now? By the way, amazing blog post the other day. Talk about a treatise on the subject!

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03 Jan 2013, 19:17
How many R1 applicants have yet to hear anything from the admission office? No ding, no interview, no waitlist w/o interview, no nothing?

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04 Jan 2013, 08:42
yizyang wrote:
How many R1 applicants have yet to hear anything from the admission office? No ding, no interview, no waitlist w/o interview, no nothing?

I'm in the same situation. I am based in Mexico...

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04 Jan 2013, 11:02
Does anyone have a sense, for MIT specifically, if the interview is sort of a "last check" and you enter with a relatively even playing field, or if it's another data point? I.e. an applicant that was rates higher when their application was read can get in with a weaker interview and those with weaker applications will need a stellar interview to overcome this deficiency?

I have read that the post-interview acceptance rate for MIT is rather high which may point to the former?

Thanks for the insight.

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04 Jan 2013, 11:33
I've read that the interview is quite important. Also, it was mentioned in a recent Sloan chat that roughly 20% of applicants are interviewed and roughly 50% of interviewees are admitted.

Hope that helps.

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