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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017!!! Good to hear souvik101990...

Sometimes you lose a battle to win WAR

Your Brief will surely inspire people like me with Work Exp 6- 10 Years

abhimahna Eagerly waiting your Adcom Exp and admits :-)
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
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Congrats Bro. You had been an inspiration to many on the forum including me. ;) And thank you so much for all the help and support.

All the best for next journey with Ross! :thumbup:
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
Congratulations souvik101990 ... Much awaited post :)

All the best for journey ahead.
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
I am glad things worked out well for you souvik! Congratulations!
If I may, where did you get the admits from and where are you headed to?
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
Congrats Souvik , did you made it to Ross? Fantastic .
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
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Thank you for posting and sharing your experience Souvik. While I did know your story on the background, reading it and putting it together, it almost seems crazy that you would have this bumpy of a ride taking into consideration your presence and access to information on GMAT Club. Why did you feel you needed an admissions consultant?
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
Here is your new email signature :-

SOUVIK
Ross MBA class of 2020


Hooya to that!
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
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Added a short note on recommendation. Here's my thoughts for the ones who have already read the post.

Recommendation tips


This can be tricky for a lot of people. I keep hearing from people about their recommendation challenges. A few of which turn out to be that "my recommender does not write english well" Or "my recommenders will not praise me as much as I want her to" - it happens. I realized early on that the recommendation culture in the US is very different from that in India. In India, recommendation generally means a slightly more worded version of "I know this person. He/she did well. I wish her all the best in her future endeavours" (I always make fun of how we Indians write - I am an Indian so there's no racism involved! Don't judge). But in the US, especially in the field of business school admissions, your recommender is supposed to be your cheerleader. Anything short of that put you in a territory that you really do not want to be.

Recommendation portals for your supervisors also come with a rating grid. What I (and most admission consultants) would tell you that your recommender should award you a mix of the highest and the second highest rating. I am not a big fan of this rating system because ultimately it generates a score which can be manipulated, especially if people are writing their own recommendation (which happens all the time), so it ends up being an inflated data point.

In terms of the actual recommendation letters, I would recommend figuring out stories and also giving your recommender a draft. That draft should ideally be a brainstorm or even a complete letter, and your recommender should edit/add/subtract to make it his or her own. I had very supportive recommenders, and I cannot thank them enough to write 10+ letters for me. It took a fair bit of back and forth, but I had really professional supervisors helping me out.

It would be weird not to mention the selection process of your recommenders. I think it is simple. Here are my recommendations for recommenders (lol)

Best: Current supervisor and former supervisor
Second best: Current supervisor and former indirect supervisor
Third: Indirect Supervisor and former direct supervisor
Not so great: Any other combination.
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
Congrats on making it to Ross. If I may ask, which schools you applied in 2017 and the schools applied now?

Thanks

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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
Long overdue...congrats mate. Hope your journey has got off to a great start.
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
Congratulations!
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
This was not only a very informative and honest description of your experience with reapplication and admission consulting but also a delightful read.
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Re: Zero admits in 2016 to five admits in 2017 - My MBA Journey [#permalink]
Congratulations and Thank You
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