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Getting ready to attend a few diversity/tech/women’s conference at target schools. Any advice from previous attendees on attire, general questions, advice, etc.?

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Any R1 folks heard from Stern yet?

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I’m working with a consultant on my essays, but idk if they’re good enough. I looked at clear admit and some example essays from those big mba consulting firms and mine are completely different. Idk w… more

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Oh lord. I made a HUGE mistake scheduling my gmat exam online, thinking it was 11:00 AM. But, the time put down was actually 11:00 pm. Found this out the day of taking the exam. Wish me luck 😂🤣🥲😭

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To what extent does the prestige of the PE fund matter for HSW? Obviously it’s a lot easier if you’re at KKR but I’ve heard even then that’s not a shoe in whereas someone from a LMM fund have made it … more

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Anybody received a CBS interview invite for applications submitted in late august?

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When are hbs interview invites coming out? If I sacrifice my child to Chad will I get an invite

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Nights like tonight where I’m still working at 10 pm on a Friday really have me wondering if I want to apply for that firm sponsorship (and be forced to come back for another two years) after all….

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How do you best start studying fot GMAT? My thought process is reading the OG 2022, take a practice test to see where I am weak, and the supplement the weak areas with manhattan prep. Anyone else have… more

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Does anyone know if work extracurricular activities count for MBA applications in lieu of volunteer activities (e.g., Committees advising leadership, mentoring responsibilities for interns, etc.)

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Interesting… 🧐

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For those applying to schools in round 1 and round 2: are you sending thank you cards / gifts to your recommenders now or after they submit the round 2 LORs?

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MBA or PHD? ... thoughts??

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Can I talk out a loan halfway through the year?

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Pls give me an interview

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Do students loans give you enough money to cover housing, food and other expenses like trips with classmates etc.? How much money did you have per month from loans to spend on trips/outings?

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Anyone requested to see their file after they started at their program? Thinking about doing it purely out of curiosity but don’t know if there is any downside to it?

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How to not seem like you are reaching out to the admissions director just for the sake of it? What questions to ask via mail? Ps. I'm extremely introverted. My soft skills are really bad. Doing … more

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Submitted CBS ED 3+ weeks ago and no news. Feeling like a rejection email is on the way. Should I start recruiting?

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Is it worth canceling a 690 score on the GMAT if you’re targeting a 730+ for M7, or would you just keep it and retake it later? There is also always the option to reinstate I suppose.

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How exactly do schools track coffee chats with student ambassadors? I just email them through their listed email on the site. Adcoms can track that?

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Anyone here do Stern Part-Time and enjoy it?

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MIT Sloan applicants, who are you addressing your cover letter to? Are there specific names to use?

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3 weeks to study verbal. Native speaker. Using TTP for quant. Should I use TTP for verbal or would you pivot and use the “GMAT ultimate grammar” by GMAT Club?

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Does Kellogg and CBS have Friday classes?

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What are some common reasons that a set of peer schools have a different opinion on a candidate? I almost feel like for someone who applies to non hsw m7s, he/she would either get into multiple or non… more

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Just noticed a small typo error in one of the essays I’ve already submitted (2 words are switched!!) Do I email the AdCom about this??

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How long after submitting my app should a current student submit a letter of support for booth?

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I sent a thank you note to my interviewer (early deadline for Tuck) but never got a response.. is that cause for concern?

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Part time vs Full time MBA. What are the pros and cons?

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I’m an incoming AC1 at Bain and I have spent the summer studying a bit for the GMAT since we had a stipend. I took it with no practice and received a 640. After studying on an off for a couple of mont… more

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How’s everyone dealing with stress nowadays

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Working at an EB and have an offer for a top MM PE fund; went to a HYP undergrad If goal is HSW do you need to go to a MF or UMM PE or does it not matter as much as long as you’re doing PE after IB?

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Anyone applying to MBA with a social impact consulting background (Dalberg, Bridgespan, FSG, etc.)? Curious to hear how your story goes, thank you!!

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How many hours per day do you study on average?

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Please help: I’m starting MBA in 3 months and really want to quit my job already. I don’t have enough saved up at all, but I really can’t work as I don’t like the job at all. What should I do?

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Can someone whose applied to MIT mention what you included in your cover letter other than experience highlights? Conflicting info from applicant lab and a recent Q&A

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Has anyone else not heard back from their Kellogg Alumni interviewer?

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700 GMAT, 3.5 GPA from a state school, white male, and average but interesting work experience. Am I throwing away money by applying to M7?

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Does portfolio operations PE experience pre-MBA help with MBA PE recruiting? Or only if you already have investment experience

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