thoughtcurry

@thoughtcurry

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Got an admit from NUS on Thursday. I am withdrawing my candidature as I have decided to go to ISB. Hope this frees up space for someone else.
Best of luck to everyone who is waiting.

~Thought
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In case if your laptop does not meet the minimum requirements, the laptop will NOT be allowed to be connected to the ISB campus network.



As a former techie i find this line very amusing. You typically write in such strong words if you figure the device (in this case the laptop) would be a security threat. This means the device probably runs a vulnerable OS, lacks anti-virus or worse runs pirated software.

How does having a sub-standard CONFIGURATION disqualify a laptop from connecting to a network . If the configuration is sub-standard, the poor sod will pay by not being able to run memory/CPU/storage intensive apps.

Makes me wonder what MBA's, who probably will be using the Office Suite, do with all that firepower :-). Folks at ISB, any pointers? MATLAB, Mathworks ???


-Thought
All the best to all those who are waiting for results!!!

After reading the above posts, I feel I was really lucky to get thru BU with 1.5 yrs work exp...
n that too with schol...



Got my admit at 8:30 pm today. Waiting to hear from others.
did anyone with 5+ /6+ yrs of experience in IT clear R2? if yes can you let me know. i would be interested in evaluating the possible differences in the app so that i can close that gap next year.

btw, i mailed admission folks regarding the reason for rejection. they have asked to check with in may.


I have more than 6 years of IT experience. Glad to help ....
Me in too
Made it with a 3 lacs schol.
Just finished interviewing. Interview was on campus. Was kind of a historic moment today with ISB making it to the 20th rank on the FT rankings.

There was a huge party and I was invited too. After the dean's address I was summoned for my interview. (after writing that 100 word thingy)


There was a 2 member panel (both adcom). I walked them through my resume and told them about why I think I do a crucial job for my firm.

There were some questions on challenges I face in my job everyday.

Then came the most important question in the interview. Why do you want an MBA since you already are a Business Development Manager?

Luckily I had a good answer to that question. They seemed to agree in principle.

Then came my turn to ask them questions. The questions that I asked were relevant and ISB had the right answers to those.

Here goes nothing.

Impact of the Ranking:
1) Greater brand recognition worldwide (that was always a concern earlier vis a vis a global school)
2) Better leverage while negotiating salaries.
People,
Had my interview with Prof. Srinivasan for about an hour. It was a very relaxed conversation. It started with tell me about yourself. After I took him through my resume, he started probing into the specifics.

I am a bizdev manager, so the conversation naturally went around challenges I face in my work. There was a discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility and what I felt was the right way to go about it.


Then there was a discussion on Leadership and Teamwork.

He asked me why I didnt opt. for a PhD and chose to go the MBA way. I was sufficiently able to convince him about my reasons for doing so.

He asked me why I stayed with my employer for 6 years. I had a convincing answer for that too.

He asked me if I had considered applying to US schools. I told him that I had applied to a couple. He asked me why I chose NUS.

Finally it was my chance to ask him questions. I asked him why did he choose to be at NUS. He gave a good answer to that one. I also asked him about the social scene at Singapore.

I wrote to the admissions office asking for Dr. Srinivasan's email id, so that I can send him a thank you note. Didn't hear from them yet.
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760/6,
BE Computer Science from NIT (Honors)
6 years in IT,
Business Development Manager with Indian MNC
Limited activities and comm. service
1 year international experience

Submitted on 26/12/2007
Hello.

Please post your profile. Further, let us know when did you submit your application
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~ Sunil.
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