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Wharton, Kellogg and Ross admits with $200,000 in scholarships

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I had three and a half years of experience in operations and technology and decided I had decided quite late in the application cycle to go for an MBA. Having made my decision in Sept, I had already missed the round 1 deadlines.

Since I was late to the game, round 2 was the only option for me. In 4 months, I had to study for and write the GMAT, research and select schools, reach out to my recommenders and put in well-thought out applications. The whole ordeal seemed extremely daunting at the outset and it went well but I would advise everyone to plan ahead and manage time well as this process takes more time then it would seem like.

I applied to Booth, Kellogg, Wharton and Ross and my goals were tech product management related so these schools seemed to be appropriate choices. For the essays, I broke down each complicated essay question into 4-5 components and put forth my goals and uniqueness into it. I also did a lot of school research to explain things like how I would grow at Kellogg or what contribution I would make at Wharton.

For the interview by building out my behavioural examples into a STAR format, I was easily able to customize my answers and tackle any question thrown at me. This helped me remain informative while making my answers concise. The extensive networking I did during the essay stage also helped me connect with interviewers and showcase my fit with the schools.

Faced with applying to schools in a short period of time I worked with a consultant and a shout out to Rajdeep Chimni as I got much better results than I had hoped for - I got into 3 (Wharton, Kellogg and Ross) schools in a single round, with significant scholarships. I f I were to do the process again I would definitely keep more time on my side and would actually start in June-July. Getting admits in Round 1 would have made the process much easier starting out in Round 2 you have no room to make any mistake. Luckily it all worked out!

Finally, a huge thanks to the fantastic GMAT club community. It was great to have a place to come to when I was feeling anxious about deadlines, interview calls, admit news etc. All the best to everyone!
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Thank you for sharing your application story. You must have put huge efforts in completing GMAT and applications in such a short time frame - It's certainly not an easy task. KUDOS! If you don't mind telling us, would you remain in product management after MBA in the long run or open to try out other options such as consulting or entrepreneurship?
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New post 05 Jul 2018, 16:53
That's great that you got accepted into those top schools! You said you worked with a consultant. From which company did you work with?
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