MBA Applicants

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This bowl is for all fishes who are applying to MBA programs

Recently hired an admissions consultant and based off of our consultation she was great. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find a ton of non-gmat club/PQ feedback on her but I went with my gut an… more

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GRE tomorrow. HOW DO I RELAX??? Think performance takes a hit because of my anxiety 😞

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Anyone here forego sponsorship but still decide to get their MBA? Like the idea of not having loads of student debt but don’t have any desire to stay in consulting to manager level

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Did anyone use ApplicantLab for essay review? What type of feedback did they give you and do you think it was worth it?

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How far along are folks with MBA R1 apps? We’re about a month away! Is anyone just getting started? ...just me?

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What are the most sought after careers post- MBA? I'm undergrad it was banking and then consulting, but I've heard it's more VC/PE/etc then banking/consulting. Just curious.

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Is it a bad idea to include a fraternity leadership position (president) on my MBA application? It seems like demonstrating leadership experience is good but potentially the stigma of Greek life could… more

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What does it mean if you’re a sponsored mba applicant? Also I hear a lot of people take the 2 years of instead of doing part time? How does one pay for expenses if you don’t have a job?

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Is it likely that GMAC will change their policy and allow for multiple online GMAT attempts?

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Does anyone know if the recommendation letters are pdf uploads or text fields for HBS and GSB. Wondering if my recommenders can go over the word limit in a PDF vs being restricted in one of those text… more

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ORM 730 GMAT T30 UG 3.4 GPA Finance/Marketing, 2 YOE B4 Consulting (Not tech), 2 YOE B4 Audit prior. Strong ECs working with our citizenship group and leading internal social impact/NPO engagement tea… more

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Does anyone want a Magoosh GMAT subscription (12 months)? Got a discount code for attending an event but have already taken the test.

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Aiming for UT Austin and Rice as my top 2 schools. Taking GRE since I took it years ago. I’ve used the official ETS, Magoosh, and using Sherpa Prep tutoring next week for two weeks. I’ve scored 325-33… more

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Just curious, what was everyone’s diagnostic score (taking GMAT blind), and, if applicable, what did you end up scoring? And after how much study?

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Bought the OG and honestly it looks easy prima facie. Should I supplement it with an online gmat tutor or get other prep materials like Manhattan Kaplan Target?

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Is anyone familiar with NYU Tech MBA / Cornell Tech MBA? I’d like to know what people think about the programs and main differences

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What programs are considered the most fun? My undergrad was a commuter school and felt I really missed out, so it’s number 2-3 on my important list. Schools I’m looking at in order of preference: … more

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R1 vs. R2 if expecting a promotion I’m expecting a promotion in October/November and would like to include it on my resume when applying for B school - is it worth waiting to apply R2 to top schools … more

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Starting to study for the GMAT from literally ground zero. What wisdom would you share with yourself at the beginning of your study journey? Best practices? Motivational words ?

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Does it make sense to apply to “safer” M7 schools R1 and then go for the gold with H/S R2? Is this a common practice?

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Those that have worked with admissions consultants, how did you resolve the concern that the consultant may not provide thorough feedback or content reviews while working with 10 other clients. Just c… more

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Can I ask for my LOR’s now but use them R1 next year?

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I qualify for an application fee waiver in some schools - do I have to apply for it ahead of time?

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For reporting starting bonus - I had a signing bonus and then my first year bonus. One is 2x the size of the other, is it better to report low and show a bigger salary/bonus increase over time?

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Anyone have insight on the work life balance and compensation (coming from HSW) for the following fields?: IB, PE, VC, Consulting (MBB). Also, is it hard to switch between those 4 industries post MBA?

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Trying to decide if an MBA is for me - what’s your reason for pursuing an MBA? I see lots of ppl applying with McKinsey/investment banking experience so am curious why these people are leaving 200k jo… more

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Planning to apply to an MBA for matriculation in 2023 and will have nearly 7 years work experience by then (across consulting + startup). Is that ok? Too late?

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Who reviewed your essays? Having a really hard time finding individuals in my network and don’t have the capital to pay for a coach. Any advice?

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How can I get application fee waivers? I’ve signed up for virtual informational events, and have heard that sometimes waivers are offered to those who have attended. What are people’s experiences? Not… more

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Has anyone used Menlo Coaching? Overall thoughts?

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Anyone have any experience working w Fortuna Admissions? They sound super nice but weren’t to specific in their assessment today, not sure if they’ll commit/ deliver

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How well-regarded is Sloan among the M7? Feel like I don’t hear a lot about it.

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Just took the GMAT online and oh lord, taking quant and verbal with no break is so exhausting

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Anyone still waiting on a decision from Kellogg’s E&W program?

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Has anyone worked with Heidi G from MbaMission? Any feedback?

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Is choosing to take the GRE over GMAT looked down upon when applying for MBA programs ?

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Might be a silly question but I frequently see the acronyms for ORM and URM. Would someone mind indicating what those acronyms (listed above) stand for?

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How much should you spend for recommender gifts?

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This might be the kind of thing people keep close, but could anyone share the high-level topic that they’re writing about for their essay? (HBS in particular). The open-ended nature is making it so ha… more

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The wait for GMAT online results is killing me.

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