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Does MBA prestige matter at F500s?

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Newbie applicant here with potentially dumb question - How much does applying in different rounds actually affect admission? Background - URM, 3.6 GPA (avg state school) , 720 GMAT, 3 yoe if helpful

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Got laid off earlier this year, now in industry. Should I mention the layoff if the alum interviewer asks why I changed jobs?

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Which T15 school out of Ross, Stern, Fuqua, Darden would be the best to break into MBB? The career reports don't really say those numbers.

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Did anyone take additional coursework before applying? Do you think it helped your case in any way?

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Is it feasible for me to aim for M7 R2? Just starting now and haven’t taken GMAT yet. Anybody here with an aggressive timeline story and has any tips and tricks?

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For the people who’ve scheduled their MIT interview, who’s it with?

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Tuck’s FinTech club disappeared from the website. WTF. Does this mean the school got rid of the club? I put Tuck FinTech club as part of my essays. I wonder if this is going to impact my application..… more

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What % of applicants get an interview at Sloan? Seeing a lot of people got invites + many have pretty mediocre stats

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Anybody do their Booth video yet? Do you get multiple chances to record or is it final on the first try?

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More surprising rejections at Sloan or Wharton this year?

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Is banking recruiting harder than consulting?

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What’s the interview window folks have for Sloan? I only have 3 days in early December but it seems like others have a much wider window!

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Does it matter if I schedule my Sloan interview up until the end in December? Does timing matter?

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Got my first interview! Got dinged from hbs and Wharton but just got Sloan. Any tips on when to schedule for? Earlier vs later? Their pre-interview work is extensive...

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Just got MIT Sloan update. I’m waitlisted... What more can I do to get off this waitlist?

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Interview scheduling Q: is it advisable to schedule 2 mba interviews on the same day? Both M7 heavy hitters.

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Does the profile of your referee matter?

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Let’s clear up this MIT Sloan status change w/ a poll. Seems like everyone posting got an interview, which seems sus but this might also be confirmation bias

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Anyone got replies from MIT? I logged in and status mentions interview. But there’s no mail from them and wasn’t really expecting it so I’m not sure if it means that interview results are about to com… more

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Sloan seems to be out? My application portal says “interview” where it was earlier “under review”!

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Any thoughts on Harvard's CORE? Worth taking before MBA starts?

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Took my gmat today. Ended with a score of 670 (Q49, V31). Typically get a V37. What would be a good time period to work on it?

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Strong move from Wharton to send me one of those infosession emails today after rejecting me without an interview yesterday

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Do you think that admissions will remain more competitive than usual in next year’s cycle (class of 2024) and the year after (class of 2025)? Or will they be the same or less competitive than before?

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What is the latest re how MIT Sloan invites will be sent out? Do we expect all invites to go out tmr or on a rolling basis from tomorrow / Monday?

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Any CBS EDs still waiting to hear back? Seeing some silence on ClearAdmit so hoping they’ll finally get to regular decision next week

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Anyone pay for a ‘ding analysis’ somewhere and feel like you got helpful feedback? Thought I had a great profile but dinged no interview from H/W/Booth/presumably GSB too. Just looking for some explan… more

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Odds of getting into wharton from interview stage?

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Lost power due to storm zeta and my video interview is in 3 hours - storm is still ongoing so doubt it’ll be restored by then..what do I do

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Does everyone with Wharton interview invite have a 35 min team based discussion and 10 min one on one? I can’t find much online about the 1-1? (I’m applying with the HKS dual degree)

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For the folks with interviews lined up next week onwards and not based in the US. It would be worth rechecking the time zone conversions. Day light saving may change interview timings for you

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What's the true cost of attendance for an MBA program? For example if a school says 100k/year, does that sound about right?

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Pros and cons of 1 year MBA vs. 2 year? No loans for 1yr. Vs 50K for 2 year. Assume the same prestige, so for example, Northwestern.

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People who got Wharton interview - congrats!!! What do you think you had that caused you to stand out? Seems like it was an exceptionally competitive year seeing so many people with great stats and st… more

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Anyone who got the Wharton invite want to discuss the TBD prompt?

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Upgrade PC or buy PS5... Decisions decisions

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What’s the best way to schedule an interview when coordinating with an alum? Plain simple email with availability or use a fancy online scheduling tool?

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What’s the right way to interpret Kellogg interviewing most/all applicants? Does it mean they’re keeping an open mind and willing to talk to everyone, but it could be the case that someone has virtual… more

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Ahh Fuqua's admit weekend is virtual for class incoming 2021. Great. I love rona.

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