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Applicant Rating Items that accompany LOR's
collegedropout posted a topic in PhD in BusinessIt's my understanding that when a faculty member receives a letter of recommendation request from a doctoral program for an applicant, that he or she is also asked to fill out some sort of a rating profile as well. Do any of you know what specifically the applicant is rated upon?
How to: Letter writers contacting adcoms etc
jjrousseau posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsFor how much I've heard that admissions can be affected by letter writers leveraging connections with colleagues on adcoms, I have no idea how this works in practice, or if there is a role in all this for the applicant. I suspect other applicants find the process similarly opaque. An example on context, in this wonderful thread I lurked ( http://www.www.urch.com/forums/phd-economics/157874-admissions-process.html ), @startz and @Kaysa offer some very useful, candid opinions on the admissions process, and cite the importance of adcom members knowing an applicant's reference. I have two questions on this process, hoping to get some first- or second-hand accounts: (1) Where in the process does the whole personal connection thing tend to factor in? @Kaysa suggests profs on adcoms may call letter writers they know. Is it common for writers to directly ring up a friend on an adcom? (2) Does the applicant need to play a role in any of this? For example, if writers do tend to ring up their colleagues, is it the applicant's job to nudge the writer in that direction and/or signal clearly which program(s) the applicant really would love the help with? What time in the application/admissions process makes most sense to do this? Thanks!
Where should I apply?
Micko posted a topic in PhD in BusinessHi m8s! I am about to apply for a phd in management (concentrations in organizational studies). I would like to understand what kind of biz school (i.e. top10 - top20 - top50 - top1/0) i can aim at, given my profile, in order to maximize my chances to succeed. What matters for me is getting into a phd program, which means: Harvard much better than Homer Simpson School of Management but Monty Burns Business School much better than nothing (as long as I am provided with funding by the University). Currently I am thinking about a portfolio of 10 business school to apply to: 3 in the top 10, 3 in the top 20, 2 in the top 50 and 2 in the top 100. My profile is: BS and MS: Business economics at LUISS (Rome) GPA: 29/30 (in both BS and MS) which means I was one of the finest students Toefl IBT: 104 GRE: 620V, 760Q (dunno AW yet) LORS: ex professors of mine (who are very good and reknown in Italy but I doubt their international fame in the US even if some of them had studied in some top business schools - Columbia, Sloan MIT, Wharton UPenn) Professional experience: 2 years in business consulting, working on competitive analysis, business process analysis, post-merger integration. Language skills: Italian (mother tongue), english and spanish (fluent), french (good). SW skills: proficinecy with excel, power point, Visio and Aris (as every business consultanat ) Do I need to add further details? Thank u very much for your kind attention and suggestions!
PhD Applicant for Business Strategy. Need Advice!
wolfpackpatriot posted a topic in PhD in BusinessProfile Age: 24 Undergrad BBA in Economics GPA: 3.77 (Top 7% in Class) Multiple honor societies. College Scholarship Athlete (4 years) Graduate School MA in Economics GPA 3.6 Worked 20 hours a week as Research Assistant. 2 published papers LOR: VERY strong GMAT: 650 (I went from a 540 practice to 650 real. Not sure I could get it much higher.) I was wondering what schools I would be competitive at? I want a PhD in Strategic Management and Public Policy, or Business Management with a focus on strategy, etc. Any new ideas/similar degree plans would be great. I was looking at some programs like: George Washington University Oklahoma University Tulane University Vanderbilt University Thoughts? Thank you, and please be realistic. Do not be afraid to be blunt!