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post #736 of 1042
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I'd personally prefer to be with the stronger pool. Would learn more and have a better network.

I agree. I went to Stern and many of the students were BRILLIANT (much much much smarter than I am). I cannot imagine the Harvard, Booth, Sloan, Columbia, Stanford, Wharton students.

It is a great experience to be with a bunch of really smart people who take the academics seriously. You will have a much better experience when you do the group projects and case studies. But you will also have a lot more competition in terms of class ranking.

Stronger pool will help you to learn more IMO.
post #737 of 1042
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Originally Posted by bananananana View Post
come on now, that's not alpha as fuck. That's the exact opposite.

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I'd personally prefer to be with the stronger pool. Would learn more and have a better network.

As far applications and admittance rates go, I think it makes sense not to apply to H/S/W, and I didn't. That's pretty obvious for a lot of people. I'll admit, though, for hiring within MBAs, this concept is recent and a little crude. Both of your points make sense.

I've also considered rating schools based on salaries post MBA vs pre MBA, with the bigger spread winning more points. It's a little late in the game for me to spend the time doing that, but I'd be interested to see who bumps up the $70K people (more relevant to me) into the $100+K range with the most regularity. I don't care so much about the opportunities for people already making well over $100K.
post #738 of 1042
I don't think post mba salary figures, once you're in the top 10 or 15, matter that much, b/c that's mainly a product of the spread of industries that students go into, not necessarily because a guy from HBS goint to mbb is going to make more than a guy going to mbb from Ross. Again, I think it's more important to go to a school that's strong in the area you want to go into, b/c you'll gain the better alumni network, have better students working with you and connected to you in the future, and more accomplished faculty to learn from. BTW, since you already live there, are you going to move closer to campus or stay wherever you are? Let me know if you have some good apt leads.
post #739 of 1042
Well I'm still on the fence about going because I have some other good offers, but if I do stay I probably won't move. I already live within a short walk from Ross. I'll let you know if I hear anything, but I'm not really plugged into the apartment scene. My GF did all the leg work when we moved here, and I was just like okay okay okay okay...b/c I'm not all that picky.

If you're definitely going, you should try to stay in the area just south of Ross bordered on the west by State, on the east by Washtenaw and on the south by Stadium (maybe even Granger - check a map and you'll see what I mean). That's all residential and walkable, plus it has a nice park right in the middle. Outside of that it gets cheaper but more difficult to walk.
post #740 of 1042
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Originally Posted by bananananana View Post
come on now, that's not alpha as fuck. That's the exact opposite.

Beta as fuck, or omega as fuck? I'm unsure.
post #741 of 1042
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post
Yeah. I had absolutely no clue when I started the process with Haas, which has 4 rounds, so their R2 turns out to be about a month ahead of everyone else's. Short story, I wrote a lot of mumbo jumbo. Really excellent prose, but read like a memoir - terrible for admissions I later found out via an outright rejection w/o interview.

Got into comparable or better schools when the real R2 crunch hit, taking a completely different approach.

Did you do an MBA?

No, but I've been researching heavily for a year and a half and plan to write the GMAT shortly. I also have a brother who did his MBA and shared a lot of his impressions and tips with me, much of which has come up in my own research.
post #742 of 1042
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Originally Posted by CunningSmeagol View Post

I've also considered rating schools based on salaries post MBA vs pre MBA, with the bigger spread winning more points. It's a little late in the game for me to spend the time doing that, but I'd be interested to see who bumps up the $70K people (more relevant to me) into the $100+K range with the most regularity. I don't care so much about the opportunities for people already making well over $100K.

I think you're putting way too much thought into it. Pick the school you like and is strong in the field you want to go into.
post #743 of 1042
Any more R2 admits from teh SF.net crowd?
post #744 of 1042
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I agree. I went to Stern and many of the students were BRILLIANT (much much much smarter than I am). I cannot imagine the Harvard, Booth, Sloan, Columbia, Stanford, Wharton students.

I taught a credit risk course at Stern as part of the Wiley Frontiers in Finance. The students are bright and the faculty is superb. I was very impressed with Stern. In many areas Stern is on par with Wharton in finance, partly benefiting from deep ties and overlap with Wall Street.
post #745 of 1042
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I taught a credit risk course at Stern as part of the Wiley Frontiers in Finance. The students are bright and the faculty is superb. I was very impressed with Stern. In many areas Stern is on par with Wharton in finance, partly benefiting from deep ties and overlap with Wall Street.

That must have been a great experience. Did you have the opportunity to work with Professor Altman?
post #746 of 1042
I have an interview for a program today. The interviewers are typically dressed in business casual, no tie.

Being a semi-unorthodox candidate, with a semi-unorthodox reason for going to business school, can I get away with wearing a nice dark pair of jeans, with an ocbd, a tie, a jacket and some brown derbies? Or is this REALLY frowned upon?
post #747 of 1042
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I have an interview for a program today. The interviewers are typically dressed in business casual, no tie.

Being a semi-unorthodox candidate, with a semi-unorthodox reason for going to business school, can I get away with wearing a nice dark pair of jeans, with an ocbd, a tie, a jacket and some brown derbies? Or is this REALLY frowned upon?

Don't do it. Wear a suit, or at worst odd trousers and a sport coat.
post #748 of 1042
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Don't do it. Wear a suit, or at worst odd trousers and a sport coat.

Suited it up. Would have looked silly if I didn't - everyone else was in a suit. Of course, my own quiet rebellion was a silk knit tie and a pair of double monks.
post #749 of 1042
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Any more R2 admits from teh SF.net crowd?

Yeah - I'll be heading to UNC - Kenan Flagler Barring admission to McCombs.
post #750 of 1042
Any other 2013 Admits?
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