We have two large chats planned for this week and are adding a couple of excellent new transcripts from recent chats.
First the upcoming chats:
- The Consortium has put together an impressive group of career services professionals to answer your questions tomorrow December 11 at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET during an online chat in the Accepted chat room. Representatives from the Consortium, Carnegie Mellon, Emory University, Indiana University, New York University, Univ. of Michigan, Univ. of North Carolina, Univ. of Rochester, Univ. of Southern California, Univ. of Virginia, Univ. of Wisconsin will be available. Please join us to pose your questions about career change, career management, and the MBA. Our guests will have the answers.
- On Wednesday December 12 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/6:00 PM GMT London Business School will assemble an equally impressive group of admissions, marketing, and student representatives to answer your questions about its MBA program. They will be ably led by Tamsin Shillitoe, MBA Marketing and Admissions Manager at LBS. Please join us to learn more about this leading international business school.
Now that you know about our upcoming chats this week, let me fill you in on recently posted transcripts.
- The 2008 Haas chat with Peter Johnson and Stephanie Fujii is now online. Excerpts:
thapar (Nov 20, 2007 1:36:23 PM)
Hi Stephanie … it is said that IT applicants need to apply in first round to increase their chances …otherwise the competition in second round is very high ..
StephanieFujiiHAAS (Nov 20, 2007 1:36:48 PM)
Thapar, there are always so many rumors and theories out there…
StephanieFujiiHAAS (Nov 20, 2007 1:39:57 PM)
But, Thapar, to answer your question, the most important thing is to present the strongest application possible. And your chances always depend on the strength of the pool and how your experiences compare. We do see a good number of applicants from the IT sector but we’re still looking for the same criteria — academic ability, richness of work experience (so in your career, have you progressed over time, demonstrated leadership, impacted your organization/team, etc.) and personal qualities. Competition is high for everyone since we only have 240 students per class! So remember, a strong application is a strong application.
Classof2011 (Nov 20, 2007 1:44:10 PM)
Pete: How is recruiting shaping up this year? Are the banks still hiring?
PeterJohnsonHAAS (Nov 20, 2007 1:45:18 PM)
Class of 2011, yes– at least at this point. We’ve been watching this closely, of course, and some banks have indicated that they will likely hire fewer candidates, but as far as I know, none have indicated that they won’t be hiring.
- The 2008 INSEAD chat on December 3 is available now. Here are the excerpts:
Linda Abraham (Dec 3, 2007 12:57:26 PM)
What is new at INSEAD?
MarkNorburyINSEAD (Dec 3, 2007 12:58:53 PM)
We’re seeing a striking increase in applications with Singapore as busy as France; we are still increasing entrepreneurship modules all the time; we have innovative experiential learning in Africa and many other exciting courses.
Linda Abraham (Dec 3, 2007 1:06:43 PM)
Mark, what percentage of students study at more than one campus?
MarkNorburyINSEAD (Dec 3, 2007 1:07:06 PM)
Hi Linda, 73% of MBAs study at more than one campus.
Linda Abraham (Dec 3, 2007 1:07:13 PM)
MarkNorburyINSEAD (Dec 3, 2007 1:08:12 PM)
Linda – for the triple campus experience (Wharton as well as both INSEAD campuses) is about 15% or 120 a year.
MBA2010 (Dec 3, 2007 1:17:26 PM)
Mark: Were applications up this year? If yes, by how many percent?
MarkNorburyINSEAD (Dec 3, 2007 1:18:25 PM)
MBA2010 – applications have been growing strongly, but we do not release percentages (suffice to say easily double digit).