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MBA Applicants

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Anyone know anything about HBS or Booth interview invite dates?

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Would you consider having consulting experience within the crypto industry unique enough that adcoms would care?

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Beyond test scores, how did you determine your strong application attributes? For instance, how do you know if your work experience, community involvement, etc. is considered “above average” or “uniqu… more

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My standardize test scores are underwhelming. But I am about to quit my job and also directionless at this point. Can take a break and get a new job. What do you think you’d do in my situation? Yeah A… more

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Starting a thread for Columbia admits who have heard back about merit scholarships

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Any input on best MBA programs for careers in life science/healthcare? Outside of Harvard/Stanford — is it something like Wharton, MIT Sloan, Duke, and Haas?

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Is it better to send gift cards (for recommenders gifts) virtually or physically (i.e. by mail)

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I submitted my apps to NYU, CBS, Haas, And Sloan basically on the day of the R2 deadlines- when can I expect to get any sort of notification?

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What are the best mba programs for media and entertainment

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Anyone else moving painfully slow on TTP GMAT? I’m no math genius but I’ve been on the same module for a week now... I have no issue finding time over the weekend but during the week it’s hard to make… more

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What position do career switchers usually start at in IB? If you weren’t an analyst pre MBA, do you start as an analyst 1? If relevant, MBA would be from Yale or Stern. Currently in non-MBB consulting

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How are people preparing for/spending their time leading up to bschool? Feel like the next 2 years will basically be the peak of my life socially, educationally, and physically, so really want to make… more

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Better for adcom? PE associate boutique or B4 TAS?

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Any word from Ross on R2 interview invites? Interviews start on Monday so would like a heads up to prep...

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Why is Kellogg so high on online ratings? It’s 3 in USN and Forbes... is it actually better than MIT and Wharton?

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Thoughts/experiences with “personal MBA coach” (Scott E.)? Worth the money?

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Just for general edification, what do people read habitually? News outlets/educational publications/blogs/independent media?

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Is Manhattan Prep good for the GMAT? Specifically the self study package

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Interested in going for my MBA. There are no T25s near where I live. Spouse has a great job here and she can’t do it remotely. Does it matter if my MBA is received at a program lower than T25?

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3 YOE too early to apply?

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Does being biracial help admission chances at all if its white + asian?

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Those of you waiting to hear back from Universities (either admits or interview requests), what are you doing to keep your mind off of it and pass the time?

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Any HBS applicants receive LinkedIn notification that someone who works at HBS looked at your profile?

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I’m using the Magoosh review set and I’m seeing improvement on verbal but quant is more of a struggle. Any helpful times on reviewing the math portion?

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Has anyone used Admissions gateway(an Indian consultant) before? How was your experience with them and how is Rajdeep Chimni?

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For the GRE.. have any of you truly mastered vocabulary? I have spent the last few months leaning just about every word. Has anyone gotten to the point where no word can surprise them?

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I'm currently a second year analyst heading for promotion at a T2 firm. I'm also interviewing with MBB in the coming weeks. My goal is to apply for MBA programs in a year or two from now. Wha… more

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How are corporate volunteer opportunities (e.g. coordinating and leading initiatives) perceived by adcoms vs. volunteering with a separate organization on your own?

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How do adcoms view experiences in biz teams (finance, strategy, bizops etc) at hot tech startups (Robinhood, Coinbase, Samsara etc)? Does this type of profile fare better or worse in the application p… more

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Are there any pre-MBA programs that are geared towards underrepresented minorities? Something that can give an intro to prospective students?

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What’s the strategy for deciding to apply round 1 vs round 2? How do you decide what schools to apply for each round?

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When do you plan on telling your firms that you'll be leaving for an MBA in the fall or will you just give a regular two week notice?

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Is applying with 3 YOE with a 720 and Tier 3 consulting too early? Whitte male

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I’ve been working as a paralegal in the capital markets group of a white shoe law firm in NYC. I took this job coming out of college with the intention of going to law school. But I find myself much m… more

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Recent MBA Admits - when are you thinking of quitting your job? And what do you plan to do in the remaining time?

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When do you send thank you’d to those who wrote recommendations? I had my recommenders write reviews for R1 but I held off until R2. I wanted to wait until I had a decision to send formal thank you a … more

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I am struggling with the GMAT. I’m stuck at a 650, have bad test anxiety, and I’m aiming for a 720-730. Any advice? Or a tutor that helped? I’ve done TTP, Magoosh, OG, and taken practice tests and I d… more

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To all the current MBA students , how’s your experience during the pandemic ??

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For those who used applicantLab, at what point if the application process did you purchase the software? After you took your gmat?

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