Good luck X A!
Hey fellow applicants. I know it's a little early but as we start to submit applications I thought we could sticky this thread and throw out information that we know/want to know/wish we knew like has been done since the beginning of the PhD in Business forum began.
If you want to throw up your stats you can, if not then don't. I thought we'd use the same format they've used for a while. Also feel free to use this space to ask any questions and give out whatever information you want. One thing I've noticed from previous years is that people use this as a place for conjectures. While that is totally cool, please don't state such conjectures as fact. Just say it is an informed opinion, or you think that it might be like... You get the point.
Allow me to be the first to put some stuff out there.
Program: Marketing (CB)
Nationality: US citizen
GMAT: 700 Q48 V 39 AWA 6
Undergrad: 2 degrees in the hard sciences unknown but accredited private college
GPA: 3.4 (low, but graduated in top 10% of the class)
Grad: M.S. in Marketing top 20 ranked well known private college
Work experience (as unimportant as it is): 5 years in Pharma various roles
Teaching experience: TA for some undergrad science, math and marketing courses
Research experience: 7 conference presentations from chemistry and math, 1 current R&R as first author, 1 submitted paper as first author, 2 submissions as third author (I also published a poem when I was in third grade, but I don't think adcoms care about that).
letter of recommendation: 3 extremely positive. All professors I've done marketing research with, all currently publishing
Research interests: Consumer psychology, specifically judgement and decision making in relation to psychological factors
Schools in consideration: I'm not particularly comfortable giving out all of the schools, but there is a smattering across all levels with strong research interests with specific professors at each. Some of highlights include CMU (which I realistically understand I won't get in to), Duke (see CMU), CU, Buffalo, Florida, Florida State, Wisconsin, and South Carolina.
Be fruitful and share the knowledge my fellow sweaters.
I thought that we were in the midst of getting a moderator Milton Bradley's Mouse Trap, but I don't know if we ever officially did. If we did I would love to have this post stickied and unsticky the 2012 one.
Also I looked up mouse trap the board game. It was not created by Milton Bradley. I was stretching for something to call you, though, sapphirerodent.
So here is my profile (hoping that I will find someone else applying for IS here):
Program: Information Systems
GMAT: 740 Q51 V 39 AWA 6 IR 8
Undergrad: Computer Science from top 3 engineering schools of India, GPA: 8.1/10 (do not know the conversion to US grades)
Grad: M.S. in Management (focus IS, Econ), joint degree from top 3 French B-school and top 1 German B-school, GPA: 16.3/20 (converted GPA: 4.0)
Work experience: no full time, only internships
Teaching experience: Non-profit teaching (similar to Teach for America)
Research experience: 1 B+ IS journal R&R, 1 conference (first-author), 1 journal working paper, 1 conference working paper
letter of recommendation: 2 extremely positive from Assistant Profs, 1 lukewarm from a big name guy with whom I co-authored the journal paper (only knows me through skype), all are research active but worried about 2 LORs from junior profs
Research interests: Multi-sided technology platforms, Economics of IS
Schools in consideration: MIT, Wharton, CMU, NYU, Maryland, Minnesota, BU
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Program: Stream depends on the school and where the researchers are (varying from International Business to Management to Strategic Management etc.)
Undergrad: Business, 3.87 GPA (top 3%), small Canadian University.
Grad: M.A. International Affairs, 3.97 GPA, a large Canadian University.
GRE: 165 Verbal (95 %ile), 165 Quantitative (92 %ile), 5.5 Analytical Writing (96 %ile)
LORs: Very enthusiastic one from a widely published Marketing/IB Chancellor’s Professor; two others will be equally enthusiastic but from Assistant profs.
Conference Presentations/Pubs: 1 peer-reviewed conference presentation (my MA research); co-author with a professor on a business case study during my undergrad (unrelated topic).
Work Experience: P&G (after undergrad); public sector (after grad school), incl. 5 yrs as a Statistician in a public sub-national statistical agency, and some international experience as well.
Research Interest: International business, with a focus on corporate social responsibility and corporate political activity from a comparative perspective, and the role of home and host country institutions in shaping firm legitimacy and strategy.
Schools: Rice, Texas A&M, UT Dallas, South Carolina, Wharton, Minnesota, Ohio State, Toronto, York, McGill, two more that I’m still deciding on as well. A little concerned that I'm over-reaching and don't have any 'safety' schools but only time will tell, I guess.
Good luck everyone!!
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