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New post 27 Mar 2017, 03:00
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Dan92 tv5

I tried to call them, but no one is answering! The is just an annoying registered voice...

Regarding to the application I think that I have a strong curriculum on the side of other experience: I have been in Sydney for an internship and worked on a local international project for my city, but moreover I have been a professional athlete: I have participated to world championships and at the European Olympic Games and won some European medals...but, how much does it count this for them? In USA I know that sport results are really high evaluated and appreciated, but here in Europe?
May you please give your opinion if I have some chance?
My GPA is 5.056/6 and I am speaking just Italian and English. I think that in the gmat I would not take more than 700 score....so in your opinion I would have some chances to get in?

Thanks guys.


One more thing. I actually asked the SIM-HSG Manager about the mystery about applying in earlier and late rounds. She said that if anything, applying early is more difficult, because there will be more applications to come that will be really good. So in general, you don't have better or worse chances to get in depending on the round you apply in, but if she REALLY had to say when it's hardest, she'd say at the beginning.

In general, don't be put off by what people tell you. If you have the 250 CHF and time to apply, then just give it a shot. Worst case scenario you get rejected. But none of us can correctly evaluate your profile. Only the admissions team can. :)

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New post 27 Mar 2017, 03:42
Hey Dan92,
thank you so so much for your reply and as well for the contact details.
I am going to write her an email and if I will not get any answer I will call them.
I saw all the admission criteria, and in my mind the interview counts a lot!
I read something about the interview, but actually I did not understand if it is evaluate you as a person and your motivation or your knowledges.
Could you please clarify me this point, if you know it? :)
Regarding the gmat I am not sure about the result I could reach, but I am sure that I will not take more than 700. So I will follow your advices and will try to do a perfect application.
One last question about references: I do not know who chose. My two options are: an Italian old professor, really famous, who taught to Harvard, or a Switzerland professor, who is really young, but he has some experience teaching in some famous universities. Could you please suggest me on which basis I should chose my references? Obviously, they have to know me, and they know me well. But then?

Thank you so so much Dan for your availability :)

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Hey Dan92,
thank you so so much for your reply and as well for the contact details.
I am going to write her an email and if I will not get any answer I will call them.
I saw all the admission criteria, and in my mind the interview counts a lot!
I read something about the interview, but actually I did not understand if it is evaluate you as a person and your motivation or your knowledges.
Could you please clarify me this point, if you know it? :)
Regarding the gmat I am not sure about the result I could reach, but I am sure that I will not take more than 700. So I will follow your advices and will try to do a perfect application.
One last question about references: I do not know who chose. My two options are: an Italian old professor, really famous, who taught to Harvard, or a Switzerland professor, who is really young, but he has some experience teaching in some famous universities. Could you please suggest me on which basis I should chose my references? Obviously, they have to know me, and they know me well. But then?

Thank you so so much Dan for your availability :)


Well , from what i've seen, they do not contact your references at all. So I guess it's not worth it sweating over it.
The interview is behavioral so dont expect any knowledge based questions. Just your motivation and your personal opinions .

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Hey Dan92,
thank you so so much for your reply and as well for the contact details.
I am going to write her an email and if I will not get any answer I will call them.
I saw all the admission criteria, and in my mind the interview counts a lot!
I read something about the interview, but actually I did not understand if it is evaluate you as a person and your motivation or your knowledges.
Could you please clarify me this point, if you know it? :)
Regarding the gmat I am not sure about the result I could reach, but I am sure that I will not take more than 700. So I will follow your advices and will try to do a perfect application.
One last question about references: I do not know who chose. My two options are: an Italian old professor, really famous, who taught to Harvard, or a Switzerland professor, who is really young, but he has some experience teaching in some famous universities. Could you please suggest me on which basis I should chose my references? Obviously, they have to know me, and they know me well. But then?

Thank you so so much Dan for your availability :)


Again, calling is always quicker than e-mail, so best to give them a quick ring. Yes, the interview does count a lot. The questions are very interesting, very challenging and target your level of self-reflection, curiosity about life, your will to make a difference and your keen interest in global topics.

I won't tell you the questions they ask, because they don't care about the answers that much. They care about you matching what the rest of your application represents. When they gave me my feedback, they said that my interview completely matched with my application, which was really good, so make sure that you're 100% honest in your application, don't lie or bullshit, so that during the interview you might **** up, because you forgot about a lie in your application. It's about being authentic and friendly. You should know what you want from life and why St. Gallen will help you get there (although there won't be a motivational question in that sense).

With regard to your references, as someone else already said, they don't seem to contact them, so don't worry about them too much. However, they might do if you're a maybe candidate, then the reference could be a make or break kind of thing. In general with references, it's a lot less important who the reference is than that they can make a strong case for you. One of my references was my boss who I had only worked with for 2 weeks. But because we work with each other all the time, go for lunch and generally have a good connection, he was able to write a very strong recommendation for other unis. I guess you get the idea. The professor taught at Harvard and can make an ok case for you - yeah. The professor taught at Uni X and can make an excellent case for you - much better.

Hope that helps. Any other questions, let me know.

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Hi everyone! Thanks for all the input
Has anyone been accepted this round? Is there any group for the new intake?
Also, Dan, did the feedback come automatically, and if yes, where?

Thank you so much and best


Hey there! The admissions team will get in touch with you after your admittance and arrange a Skype conversation with you. They were so nice. It really feels like they're building a family rather than just putting together a graduating class. Annelies from the admissions team took one hour to give me detailed feedback and answer any questions I had.



Moin, moin from Hamburg to everyone!

Dan92 - thank you for sharing your insights! I will have my call this week - could you please elaborate further / reflect back? I have loaaads of questions I would like to fit in that short timeframe, so 1. How was it structured? 2. Was the feedback you received reflective or descriptive? 3. My call will be via phone as opposed to Skype (as I'll be on the road), so did you have the camera on?

Potentially see you in St. Gallen then! (Haven't made my decision yet)

Cheers.

BTW, happy to answer any questions regarding the application process.

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Dan92 wrote:
Z1303 wrote:
Hi everyone! Thanks for all the input
Has anyone been accepted this round? Is there any group for the new intake?
Also, Dan, did the feedback come automatically, and if yes, where?

Thank you so much and best


Hey there! The admissions team will get in touch with you after your admittance and arrange a Skype conversation with you. They were so nice. It really feels like they're building a family rather than just putting together a graduating class. Annelies from the admissions team took one hour to give me detailed feedback and answer any questions I had.



Moin, moin from Hamburg to everyone!

Dan92 - thank you for sharing your insights! I will have my call this week - could you please elaborate further / reflect back? I have loaaads of questions I would like to fit in that short timeframe, so 1. How was it structured? 2. Was the feedback you received reflective or descriptive? 3. My call will be via phone as opposed to Skype (as I'll be on the road), so did you have the camera on?

Potentially see you in St. Gallen then! (Haven't made my decision yet)

Cheers.

BTW, happy to answer any questions regarding the application process.


Die Fischmarktmafia auch am Start - NICE.

The feedback call is very relaxed. They will simply tell you what strengths and weaknesses were of your application, which I find really nice, because they wouldn't need to - also because they're super busy. I had it via Skype and had the camera on. That is obviously irrelevant if it's a telephone call. Regarding structure: 1. Feedback on your application 2. Any questions you have. That's it. :)

If you'd like my input regarding your decision for your Masters, I'd be more than happy to talk to you about it. It's a super important decision and I think that you can never have enough input. :) Just send me a PM if you like. I personally withdrew from other applications after getting my offer, so I might be a bit biased. haha

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Rejected.

:( :( :( :( :(

Hey man,

sorry to hear that. Mind sharing your profile?

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Hey guys,

I'm very late chiming in, but just wanted to hop in here and let you know that I will by applying to MA HSG SIM if my GMAT turns out okay.

22, no work experience but several extra curriculars including a charity project in India and a thesis internship in the US (1month) and a lot of school-related extracurriculars. GPA is not great (72/100), so after reading all these posts I'm super doubtful I'll get anywhere.

Definitely giving it a shot though!
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New post 06 Apr 2017, 13:11
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If you'd like my input regarding your decision for your Masters, I'd be more than happy to talk to you about it. It's a super important decision and I think that you can never have enough input. :) Just send me a PM if you like. I personally withdrew from other applications after getting my offer, so I might be a bit biased. haha


Where else did you apply? And why?

My selection process was pretty much based off rankings, and scrapping out the ones I didn't feel good about plus the ones which deadline had passed. Very few options left!
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RSM MScBA in Management (2017) - Applying (GMAT)
MA HSG SIM (Fall 2017) - Discontinued Application - Degree not recognized

First GMAT: 26-4-2017: 710 (91) - Q45 V42
PREP CAT's:
GMAT PREP 1 - April 6, day 1 of studying - 680, Q48 V35
MGMAT Free CAT - April 14, day 8 of studying - 640, Q43 V34
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Hey guys,

I'm very late chiming in, but just wanted to hop in here and let you know that I will by applying to MA HSG SIM if my GMAT turns out okay.

22, no work experience but several extra curriculars including a charity project in India and a thesis internship in the US (1month) and a lot of school-related extracurriculars. GPA is not great (72/100), so after reading all these posts I'm super doubtful I'll get anywhere.

Definitely giving it a shot though!


Never get disheartened by other people's opinions or their profiles. At the end of the day, only the admissions team will be able to properly assess your application. I had a few people telling me that I didn't have chances before I applied and I really considered not to. But then I decided to just give it a shot and I now find myself in St. Gallen from September. :)

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Dan92 wrote:

If you'd like my input regarding your decision for your Masters, I'd be more than happy to talk to you about it. It's a super important decision and I think that you can never have enough input. :) Just send me a PM if you like. I personally withdrew from other applications after getting my offer, so I might be a bit biased. haha


Where else did you apply? And why?

My selection process was pretty much based off rankings, and scrapping out the ones I didn't feel good about plus the ones which deadline had passed. Very few options left!


I also applied to LBS for MiM, as well as Rotterdam and SSE (Stockholm) for CEMS.

LBS:
+ Reputation
+ Network
+ Location
- expensive
- very basic curriculum (no management or business knowledge required)
- LBS is best known for MBA, so you're a second row graduate

Rotterdam:
+ cheap
+ good reputation of school
+ sick city
+CEMS
- programme lower ranked than St. Gallen and not quite as good - really like the SIM for social impact aspect

SSE:
+ ZERO tuition fees
+ cool city
+ CEMS programme
- very expensive city
- really hard to find accommodation
- programme lower ranked than St. Gallen and not quite as good

That's it in a nutshell.

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Dan92 wrote:
lrpvano wrote:
Hey guys,

I'm very late chiming in, but just wanted to hop in here and let you know that I will by applying to MA HSG SIM if my GMAT turns out okay.

22, no work experience but several extra curriculars including a charity project in India and a thesis internship in the US (1month) and a lot of school-related extracurriculars. GPA is not great (72/100), so after reading all these posts I'm super doubtful I'll get anywhere.

Definitely giving it a shot though!


Never get disheartened by other people's opinions or their profiles. At the end of the day, only the admissions team will be able to properly assess your application. I had a few people telling me that I didn't have chances before I applied and I really considered not to. But then I decided to just give it a shot and I now find myself in St. Gallen from September. :)


Awesome to read! I am not disheartened, it's more a reality check on the strength of all profiles. I think I would fit in most programs for ambitious students, so I'm applying once I get confirmation on the acceptability of my degree (I came from a private business school with a weird double degree), and I want to confirm that my degree qualifies before I apply. And I need to make a GMAT! Scheduled one yesterday for the 26th - made my first prep test, Q46V35 (680) so pretty okay with no strategy.

Dan92 wrote:

I also applied to LBS for MiM, as well as Rotterdam and SSE (Stockholm) for CEMS.

LBS:
+ Reputation
+ Network
+ Location
- expensive
- very basic curriculum (no management or business knowledge required)
- LBS is best known for MBA, so you're a second row graduate

Rotterdam:
+ cheap
+ good reputation of school
+ sick city
+CEMS
- programme lower ranked than St. Gallen and not quite as good - really like the SIM for social impact aspect

SSE:
+ ZERO tuition fees
+ cool city
+ CEMS programme
- very expensive city
- really hard to find accommodation
- programme lower ranked than St. Gallen and not quite as good

That's it in a nutshell.


London: Studied there before, I don't want to spend like 700-1000GBP a month on living alone, hated that about it.

Rotterdam: I've actually studied a year at the EUR (the University that RSM is a part of), didn't truly like it. Although the city is fantastic and the new campus is great. My dad also works there :P

SSE: Haven't looked at them, but I'll have a peek.

Edit: The biggest problem for me were the application deadlines. My business school failed to provide help on deadlines, and because our fall semester was spent abroad, I was kind-of caught off-guard. Have to cram my thesis and the GMAT in April, rough business.

Why have you not looked at other decently rated options such as HEC, ESADE or IE? I've applied to IE, need to hear back still!
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WHU Biesheim (2017) - Applying (GMAT)
Mannheim School of Business (2017) - Applying (GMAT)
RSM MScBA in Management (2017) - Applying (GMAT)
MA HSG SIM (Fall 2017) - Discontinued Application - Degree not recognized

First GMAT: 26-4-2017: 710 (91) - Q45 V42
PREP CAT's:
GMAT PREP 1 - April 6, day 1 of studying - 680, Q48 V35
MGMAT Free CAT - April 14, day 8 of studying - 640, Q43 V34
GMAT PREP 2 - April 18, day 12 of studying - 700, Q45 V41
GMAT PREP 3 - April 25, day 19 of studying - 710, Q47 V41

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Dan92 wrote:
lrpvano wrote:
Hey guys,

I'm very late chiming in, but just wanted to hop in here and let you know that I will by applying to MA HSG SIM if my GMAT turns out okay.

22, no work experience but several extra curriculars including a charity project in India and a thesis internship in the US (1month) and a lot of school-related extracurriculars. GPA is not great (72/100), so after reading all these posts I'm super doubtful I'll get anywhere.

Definitely giving it a shot though!


Never get disheartened by other people's opinions or their profiles. At the end of the day, only the admissions team will be able to properly assess your application. I had a few people telling me that I didn't have chances before I applied and I really considered not to. But then I decided to just give it a shot and I now find myself in St. Gallen from September. :)


Awesome to read! I am not disheartened, it's more a reality check on the strength of all profiles. I think I would fit in most programs for ambitious students, so I'm applying once I get confirmation on the acceptability of my degree (I came from a private business school with a weird double degree), and I want to confirm that my degree qualifies before I apply. And I need to make a GMAT! Scheduled one yesterday for the 26th - made my first prep test, Q46V35 (680) so pretty okay with no strategy.

Dan92 wrote:

I also applied to LBS for MiM, as well as Rotterdam and SSE (Stockholm) for CEMS.

LBS:
+ Reputation
+ Network
+ Location
- expensive
- very basic curriculum (no management or business knowledge required)
- LBS is best known for MBA, so you're a second row graduate

Rotterdam:
+ cheap
+ good reputation of school
+ sick city
+CEMS
- programme lower ranked than St. Gallen and not quite as good - really like the SIM for social impact aspect

SSE:
+ ZERO tuition fees
+ cool city
+ CEMS programme
- very expensive city
- really hard to find accommodation
- programme lower ranked than St. Gallen and not quite as good

That's it in a nutshell.


London: Studied there before, I don't want to spend like 700-1000GBP a month on living alone, hated that about it.

Rotterdam: I've actually studied a year at the EUR (the University that RSM is a part of), didn't truly like it. Although the city is fantastic and the new campus is great. My dad also works there :P

SSE: Haven't looked at them, but I'll have a peek.

Edit: The biggest problem for me were the application deadlines. My business school failed to provide help on deadlines, and because our fall semester was spent abroad, I was kind-of caught off-guard. Have to cram my thesis and the GMAT in April, rough business.

Why have you not looked at other decently rated options such as HEC, ESADE or IE? I've applied to IE, need to hear back still!


The answer to your question is very simple - tuition fees.

You're obviously trying to make a cost benefit analysis of your investment and I would have rather gone to Rotterdam with very low tuition fees and a great city than go to a suburb of Paris, pay a ridiculous amount for my studies and not be better off with that degree.

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Hey Guys,

For the essay, what were your thoughts on the essay question?

Disruption is significantly shaping our world. In one way or another such radical changes affect all of us. In your view, is disruption good or bad for the well-being of our societies and economies? Argue thoroughly.

I am not sure whether the questions ask about disruption in general or disruption in business.

How did you guys tackle the essay?

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Hey Guys,

For the essay, what were your thoughts on the essay question?

Disruption is significantly shaping our world. In one way or another such radical changes affect all of us. In your view, is disruption good or bad for the well-being of our societies and economies? Argue thoroughly.

I am not sure whether the questions ask about disruption in general or disruption in business.

How did you guys tackle the essay?


In this sense, it seems clear to me they want to hear about disruption in business. Disruption is too general of a term to consider "disruption in general". Also, because it is a business school, that route seems logical.

Good luck!
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RSM MScBA in Management (2017) - Applying (GMAT)
MA HSG SIM (Fall 2017) - Discontinued Application - Degree not recognized

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GMAT PREP 1 - April 6, day 1 of studying - 680, Q48 V35
MGMAT Free CAT - April 14, day 8 of studying - 640, Q43 V34
GMAT PREP 2 - April 18, day 12 of studying - 700, Q45 V41
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The answer to your question is very simple - tuition fees.

You're obviously trying to make a cost benefit analysis of your investment and I would have rather gone to Rotterdam with very low tuition fees and a great city than go to a suburb of Paris, pay a ridiculous amount for my studies and not be better off with that degree.

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Fair assessment, this. Sadly, I was informed by Sankt Gallen that my degree (which is a double degree) is not fully recognized, making me unable to apply to Sankt Gallen. Sadly! Good luck to everyone here, Sankt Gallen is a fantastic school!
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Mannheim School of Business (2017) - Applying (GMAT)
RSM MScBA in Management (2017) - Applying (GMAT)
MA HSG SIM (Fall 2017) - Discontinued Application - Degree not recognized

First GMAT: 26-4-2017: 710 (91) - Q45 V42
PREP CAT's:
GMAT PREP 1 - April 6, day 1 of studying - 680, Q48 V35
MGMAT Free CAT - April 14, day 8 of studying - 640, Q43 V34
GMAT PREP 2 - April 18, day 12 of studying - 700, Q45 V41
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Hey Guys,

For the essay, what were your thoughts on the essay question?

Disruption is significantly shaping our world. In one way or another such radical changes affect all of us. In your view, is disruption good or bad for the well-being of our societies and economies? Argue thoroughly.

I am not sure whether the questions ask about disruption in general or disruption in business.

How did you guys tackle the essay?


In this sense, it seems clear to me they want to hear about disruption in business. Disruption is too general of a term to consider "disruption in general". Also, because it is a business school, that route seems logical.

Good luck!


Yeah I definetely took that route straight off the bat. But maybe that is exactly what the committee wants to see, the assumptions you make and how you lead the essay. Tricky, because it is not directly stated.

On top of that my GMAT score is very low to be applying. I blew my RC in the GMAT by not scrolling on the screen and getting 4 questions wrong in a row, getting 5 questions wrong blew me down to a 620. Don't have time to retake as deadline is closing up and I want to retake for scholarships at other business schools I am lgot accepted in (HHL, EBS, WHU). I was really surprised to get in with a 620, but then, I have a very strong entrepreneurial background, internships, international background, and extra-curricular activities. I am just bad with standarized tests and I got quite nervous in the exam and underperformed.

Lets see how it goes, I have 5 days to write a killer essay

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Yeah I definetely took that route straight off the bat. But maybe that is exactly what the committee wants to see, the assumptions you make and how you lead the essay. Tricky, because it is not directly stated.

On top of that my GMAT score is very low to be applying. I blew my RC in the GMAT by not scrolling on the screen and getting 4 questions wrong in a row, getting 5 questions wrong blew me down to a 620. Don't have time to retake as deadline is closing up and I want to retake for scholarships at other business schools I am lgot accepted in (HHL, EBS, WHU). I was really surprised to get in with a 620, but then, I have a very strong entrepreneurial background, internships, international background, and extra-curricular activities. I am just bad with standarized tests and I got quite nervous in the exam and underperformed.

Lets see how it goes, I have 5 days to write a killer essay


Cool man! Good luck. Could you tell me a bit about the WHU application process (via PM might be better)? I'm thinking of applying there myself.

As for your GMAT and Sankt Gallen - they explicitly state that the GMAT is worth 20% in the application. So if you rock in the other 80% (in which the essay is important!) you have a decent chance to get in either way. The minimum score most schools consider is around 600, especially in cases such as yours with a fantastic profile. Getting in touch with them and checking will be worth it, however, as the application fee for Skt Gallen is CHF250 (€230ish).

Good luck!
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vmelgargalan wrote:
lrpvano wrote:
vmelgargalan wrote:
Hey Guys,

For the essay, what were your thoughts on the essay question?

Disruption is significantly shaping our world. In one way or another such radical changes affect all of us. In your view, is disruption good or bad for the well-being of our societies and economies? Argue thoroughly.

I am not sure whether the questions ask about disruption in general or disruption in business.

How did you guys tackle the essay?


In this sense, it seems clear to me they want to hear about disruption in business. Disruption is too general of a term to consider "disruption in general". Also, because it is a business school, that route seems logical.

Good luck!


Yeah I definetely took that route straight off the bat. But maybe that is exactly what the committee wants to see, the assumptions you make and how you lead the essay. Tricky, because it is not directly stated.

On top of that my GMAT score is very low to be applying. I blew my RC in the GMAT by not scrolling on the screen and getting 4 questions wrong in a row, getting 5 questions wrong blew me down to a 620. Don't have time to retake as deadline is closing up and I want to retake for scholarships at other business schools I am lgot accepted in (HHL, EBS, WHU). I was really surprised to get in with a 620, but then, I have a very strong entrepreneurial background, internships, international background, and extra-curricular activities. I am just bad with standarized tests and I got quite nervous in the exam and underperformed.

Lets see how it goes, I have 5 days to write a killer essay


Hey there, all the best for your application! This detailed breakdown might allow you to assess your application better, as it also shows how many points you get for what part of your application.

https://www.unisg.ch/~/media/internet/c ... sim_en.pdf

Hope you have insane grades. :)

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Rejected.

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Hey man,

sorry to hear that. Mind sharing your profile?



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