University of Notre Dame: 1st Year Student Taking Questions

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Hey, I am a first year student at the University of Notre Dame... I'm here to take any questions that one may have regarding an MBA at ND... I understand that the university, for reasons unknown, is not so popular among prospective MBA s...
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Hey DWD.

Thanks for the initiative on ND. Cud you tell me a bit about the 1 year program ?? Whats the acceptance of the program in the market, especially for int students.

Cheers

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Hey Bhatia,

Firstly, Congrats on your admit...
There are TA opportunities available here but as Andy mentions they pay bout $7.65/hr which is very low compared with other universities' pay. Most jobs on campus pay around the same amt. u can earn about $75 a week on a 10hr week but its highly unadvisable considering your hectic schedule. U spend the same 10 hrs on networking and career development and you could get a job that probably pays u a few thousands more.

Assuming yur monthly expenses are $800-$1000/month apart from tuition, thn you cover less than 40% of your expenses.
Hope tht helps.

- DWD


Hi guys,
I have got an admission offer from Notre Dame MBA with a scholarship of 50K spread over two years and have accepted this offer.
hey datewithdestiny,
Could you pls tell us about on-campus working options? Firstly, whether it is possible to work on-campus while doing MBA and if yes then what fraction of monthly expenses can we cover by doing a job. It would really help us get an idea about approximate expenses for two years.
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Hi Bbhatia,
Welcome and congrats for being admitted.
I have enquired about oncampus employment. They are good, but paid @7$ an hour and so far as i have got info, your schedule in the program will be too tight to do a job that will pay this amount.

sorry forgot to mention about yearly expenses. It is estimated as 49K (including 6% inflation) for a single student

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Hi guys,
I have got an admission offer from Notre Dame MBA with a scholarship of 50K spread over two years and have accepted this offer.
hey datewithdestiny,
Could you pls tell us about on-campus working options? Firstly, whether it is possible to work on-campus while doing MBA and if yes then what fraction of monthly expenses can we cover by doing a job. It would really help us get an idea about approximate expenses for two years.
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Hi bBhataia,
You can write me a PM. Yes a great Initiative from DWD.

ND Confirmed Admits:
A new group has been created in insideND for MBA Admits 2007. If you have got your netID and password, please login and click on the Group icon at the top right and then you need to join the group MBA admits 2007. which is under student>MCOB
MCOB stands for Mendoza college of Business.

All,
Friends, yes I am planning to join and I have also taken the offer. A few things to clarify after my immense research and networking. DWD pls confirm if I am wrong.

Pros
1> Notre Dame is a great School and it remains unnoticed to many applicants because it had a poor "marketing" (marketing of the B school)
2> It has a hell lot of recruiting companies
3>It is not a very big class so you can get a lot of focus
4> It REALLY helps with scholarship
5> It is in a place in the US where cost of living is less

Cons
1> It has a high Finance focus. I had a inclination on Strategy and Operations, but now I am feeing that I should also give my courses a Finance flavour
2>Yes, you have to take a lot of initiative to get a job (if you are international student, then for the H1 sponsorship), but these figures dont say much. Say some school says placement record of 93% doesnot mean you are getting a job. It can be unlucky enough to be in the remaining 7%. SO it is all up to you

Thanks & regards
Target


I think you've got it spot on Andy...
  1. I have already conveyed my disappointment at Notre Dame's non-participation in the World MBA tours conducted in India...
  2. It has a lot of companies coming on campus this year. 60% of them ask for US students only. But thn with a little initiative internationals can get those jobs too.
  3. Its a class of about 120 divided into 2 sections... as the semesters go on, the number of students per class reduces...
  4. A number of ppl get schols... This is one fact very very very few people know in India... Ppl should capitalize... The ROI is fantastic for a top 25 school
  5. The midwest is one of the cheapest places to live in the USA... I would say apart from your tuition and rent, your expenses(food and personal) on a moderate lifestyle, should not cross $200-250/month... Assuming here that you cook at home and dnt eat out regularly...
And Bhatia,
you must remember that most jobs thr are got thru networking... The career development, as I've heard from my seniors, was poor. the school has partially revamped the dept, bringing in a few good people. Few people who expect a lot from the career services are still disappointed but I am quite satisfied with their initiatives.
the 100% can be a little misleading... It leaves out a few numbers... But most ppl do get placed... Internationals, if they are willing to sponsor their own visas, generally dnt have a problem... Else they do... But thats the scene with international students all over the USA...
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Hi bBhataia,
You can write me a PM. Yes a great Initiative from DWD.

ND Confirmed Admits:
A new group has been created in insideND for MBA Admits 2007. If you have got your netID and password, please login and click on the Group icon at the top right and then you need to join the group MBA admits 2007. which is under student>MCOB
MCOB stands for Mendoza college of Business.

All,
Friends, yes I am planning to join and I have also taken the offer. A few things to clarify after my immense research and networking. DWD pls confirm if I am wrong.

Pros
1> Notre Dame is a great School and it remains unnoticed to many applicants because it had a poor "marketing" (marketing of the B school)
2> It has a hell lot of recruiting companies
3>It is not a very big class so you can get a lot of focus
4> It REALLY helps with scholarship
5> It is in a place in the US where cost of living is less

Cons
1> It has a high Finance focus. I had a inclination on Strategy and Operations, but now I am feeing that I should also give my courses a Finance flavour
2>Yes, you have to take a lot of initiative to get a job (if you are international student, then for the H1 sponsorship), but these figures dont say much. Say some school says placement record of 93% doesnot mean you are getting a job. It can be unlucky enough to be in the remaining 7%. SO it is all up to you

Thanks & regards
Target

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Hi guys,

I have got an admit from ND for MBA starting 2007. Have managed to get schol as well.

DWD, it really is a great initiative by you. It would really help if you could let us know how good univ's career services are. Businessweek says that the career services are not as good as that of other univs. However, it also mentions that ND manages to get 100% placement record.

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Hi Date with Destiny
How are you. Thanks a lot for your post. Well I am admitted to ND for full time MBA starting 2007. I may have a few questions for you..
DO drop a line

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ND may be good school. But its location is not v good in terms of placement. Thats may b one of the reasons why it ranks below than Maryland, Ohio n other top 25 colleges.
Can you tell me how many indians have been placed on waitlist till now.


From the seven i know, six have been placed on waitlist... ??:
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ND may be good school. But its location is not v good in terms of placement. Thats may b one of the reasons why it ranks below than Maryland, Ohio n other top 25 colleges.
Can you tell me how many indians have been placed on waitlist till now.

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