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# Useful link for top MBA applicants

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29 Jul 2009, 05:58
Hey,

Those who are going to apply to top MBA programs (like Wharton) should check out this link. It is a very short video where Wharton's Admission Director talks about passion of an MBA applicant. It will give you a sense of what they are looking for, if you still haven't figured it out.

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29 Jul 2009, 11:17
Thanks for the video.

Regarding the Wharton view, I think most applicants are going to be hesitant about deviating from the norm no matter how encouraging that video was.
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02 Aug 2009, 08:43
Thanks for posting however the link doesn't seem to work...
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02 Aug 2009, 11:08
Blayze wrote:
Thanks for posting however the link doesn't seem to work...

Maybe you should use a different browser...or you don't have a required plug-in. I have just clicked on it and it worked.
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04 Aug 2009, 11:48
Works today, thanks
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04 Aug 2009, 17:59
NorthQuebec wrote:
Thanks for the video.

Regarding the Wharton view, I think most applicants are going to be hesitant about deviating from the norm no matter how encouraging that video was.

Yes, and that's why those who are hesitant from deviating from the norm more likely than not "blend in" with the mass of other applicants, and therefore have far less of a chance of getting in.

MBA types are by nature more risk averse than the general business population -- so top b-schools would rather take the more "adventurous" folks within an already risk averse pool.

As I've always said before -- build a life, not a resume. Unfortunately, too many MBA applicants limit themselves to building a resume (i.e. "what will look good to [adcoms, employers, my parents]") - which makes them more cookie cutter and expendable, whether it's in b-school admissions, recruiting, or anything else.
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08 Aug 2009, 09:09
Thank you
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09 Aug 2009, 01:02
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You're welcome.

By the way, I like Kudos
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09 Aug 2009, 03:37
Informative video! Thanks for sharing.
Re: Useful link for top MBA applicants   [#permalink] 09 Aug 2009, 03:37
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