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Is anyone else at B4 getting slaughtered? Wait listed everywhere so far despite 760 and above average stem GPA at all schools i applied to. Leadership is probably a weak point for me ill admit but certainly not non existant and I know my ECs are above average. I feel completely blindsided

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B4 exp is a death sentence for M7 unless you have close to zero flaws on the rest of your app. The only reason B4 placement numbers don’t look horrible is due to the sheer volume of applicants. A couple slip through the cracks and/or do have everything else perfect (which begs the question of why they are at B4, but I digress), which makes up the M7 applicants from B4.

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I think it’s from Fortuna

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Here’s (hopefully) a ray of hope - I’ve been at B4 my whole (short) career and got into Ross with a full ride. 720, 3.7 STEM, 3.5yrs of exp at matriculation, not an early promote, strong ECs in college, average since. Interviews at Kellogg, Sloan, Haas and Darden. Keep your chin up and focus in on your story. Good luck!

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Edit: Kellogg MMM ($$)

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Offering some more hope for those who haven’t applied! My background is solid but def not particularly impressive lol: 3.5 GPA (from a school that’s def good but no where near an Ivy), 710 GMAT, and 5 years at KPMG. Just got into Kellogg today with some $$ and so happy/relieved

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Guys - this is hope! Good job consulting!

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If it makes any of you feel better, I am in B4 consulting with 3.1 GPA / 740 GMAT and got into CBS this cycle. Don’t lose out on hope! If you haven’t applied yet, really focus on the parts of your experience that set you apart

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Post mba goal?

760/3.2 4 YoE. Denied no interview at CBS and SOM. Interviewed at Cornell and Tuck(Applicant initiated). Ghosted by Stern. It’s brutal out there fam

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Stern playing so hard to get rn. Fuck em

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This hurts my heart 😞 so much of this process is luck and timing. Keep your head up - good things are coming your way!!

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I think it’s just this cycle

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You are scaring the sh*t out of me

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740/3.8 and I’m batting 1.000% on M7. Maybe it’s the leadership? I think people under index on their essays and recommendation letters and over index on their gpa and gmat when trying to figure out why they didn’t get in. Those could be pieces you could brush up heading into R2

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SC3 I wasn't trying to imply that I've had a simple life, just that schools have more than enough upper middle class males of my race to choose from. I differentiated myself but there are still only so many spots for a ton of applicants

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I have never heard of this. I don't think my application was stellar.. I have 5 yrs at pwc and got accepted to all three of M7 I applied. I have a few of my coworkers with me too

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Yeah both of my recs are from pwc. One from partner and the other from director

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Are you talking about M7 or T15? if it's the former then it's just the luck of the draw tbh. Similar situation where I have 740/3.2/ORM and 3/3 on T15 but 0/2 for M7. If anything, I feel I did better than most people told me I would.

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Yea you can pm me

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Jumping on the Hope 🚂. B4 Consulting and former Risk Advisory. 730 / sub 3.5. M7 results: 2 Offers, 1 WL, 1 ding. Happy to answer Qs.

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Which ones did you get in?

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Is this the case with non-consulting B4 experience too (I.e audit/tax)?

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It’ll be a little of both. By the time an accountant has 5 yoe 20% or so of a start class is a left, with most taking a 9-5 with a 25% pay bump. Of the managers most will plan industry exits, some will stick around to move up in B4 and a small number will have a career shift that is benefitted by an MBA

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Do you think it’s your recs?

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No I know these were strong as well. Partners who have gone to great lengths for me at my firm so I can guarantee they were not negative

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Well that sure is disheartening to hear for someone who plans on applying in 3 yrs.. perhaps the class this year was truly far above the typical mark

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What sort of ECs/ Leadership roles are you trying to achieve before that?

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B4 non start, 740, 3.6 STEM, and likewise got slaughtered. Two rejections and a WL.

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My friend also got in CBS. Big4 risk assurance WE 4 yrs GMAT 780 international

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CBS, Kellogg, Yale

Did you use an admission consultant OP?

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Denied at HBS, CBS, and Waitlisted at Kellogg - not a good year for me either :( Only got into SOM so far

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B4 and accepted into Columbia! Keep the faith

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