Never Work Again, To Get Happy and Rich!
“I've been admitted to Harvard Business School. Thank you!” - Ms. W
“I got in from Amazon!” - Ms. H
"透過Career Branding讓我更清楚目標與個人特色，在PE面試備受董事矚目，順利進入公司擔任Associate。非常感謝您!” Ms. L
“我把興趣變工作了!” Mr. L
Monday Blue Buster 週一MBA生涯公益答疑日~
准备在北京做alumnus interview. 有什么需要注意的地方？
[Personal Branding]两个问题 关于duke面试的作用
Thank you for your interest in Duke. We received your official TOEFL report in time. If you are invited to interview with one of our alumni, I will send you an individual email bythe end of my day tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12.
If you do not receive an email invitation to interview, it means that we were not able to accommodate your request. Please know that as interviews are not required for admission, your application is not adversely affected by a lack of interview. The information that we askof appli cants in your application is sufficient for the admissions committee to make a decision. At this time, no decisions have been made on any applications.
All decisions for round 2 applicants will be released on March 7, 2008,and you can expect to receive your admission decision on that date.
ie“your application is not adversely affected by a lack of interview.”就是不理解额居为何特别说明这句
謝謝大衛的熱情分享, 有問必答, 有忙必幫, 全力協助解決每個人的疑難雜症. 很多時候自己看不到的盲點, 在別人的眼裡卻是非常的清楚! 昨晚藉由閒聊的方式, 大衛引導大家透過一步步抽絲剝繭的問答方式, 從中發掘自己的motivation與core competence, 這樣的方式不僅是申請學校, 對於尋找工作也很有幫助.
大衛的說明真的很精彩....很明顯感覺得出來他對這方面的passion 經過整個討論後，對我最大的收穫，主要在如何去重視與發掘自己內心的聲音，加上david的多家學校特性說明，可以讓我在apply的路上感覺更清楚、更具體了些。 畢竟MBA是個工具，但必須首先真實面對自己的性格、興趣，進而利用這個工具讓自己發光發熱，甚至樂在工作、樂在生活.. 真的是蠻棒的一次經驗啦。
大衛講座太精采啦！ 我找到了自己最想要生涯規劃 了解到寫essay的盲點 大衛也給了我很多其他的建議和靈感 很感謝大衛無私的熱情分享^^
傷心咖啡店 首頁 -> 美洲留學相談室
發表於: 2006-10-04 15:30 文章主題: [分享]與大衛閒聊後有感
[Sharing]After talking to David
Everybody knows, David is enthusiastic on the website and well-recognized, I also gained a lot from his reading technique for GMAT exam. Facing the miscellaneous application process and ever-lasting essay writing, I asked for David’s help as a stranger. Even though he was busying on his MBA academy, he was still willing to share his application experience.
I was confident of my experience and academy power, and my scores were pretty competitive, but I always felt something missing in my essay package. After talking to David, I have to strongly recognize him that his delicate sense about details helped me figure out the missing part, although it was not a big deal to us, those elements may mean significantly to Westerners. At the mean time, I figured out the cultural intelligence can make great difference on applications.
I believe lots of competitive applicants are facing the same obstacles as I did, without application agencies, it was really helpless in the dark. Although I enjoyed the application process, but just like lots of “celebrity applicants” on the website, the application process is an examination of your life to date. While I was also worried about what if I fail? I suggest self-applicants seeking help from experts who studied MBA themselves to revise your application package, and I believe it’ll greatly help on your cultural intelligence.
Finally, I have to thank David for your great help, and treat you a beer party, I owe you one.
Profile: GMAT 710 Work experience: 5 yrs (2yrs military), last was PM in a high-tech company
申請結果: 2006~2007 second round Admitted: Indiana University – Bloomington (Kelley) --- Accept offer
Ohio State University (Fisher) University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (Carlson)
Rejected: University of Michigan – Ann Arbor (Ross) Duke University (Fuqua) University of Texas – Austin (McCombs)
感覺申請上競爭比前一年(06)激烈，不過還是能申請到各方面都很均衡的Kelley 申請過程中最困難的(除了GMAT…)就是選校及Essay撰寫了，我並沒有找代辦，我認為傷咖的許多文章討論對我幫助非常大，節省很多摸索時間，但是我要特別感謝"大衛"(davidlee), 大衛在課業繁忙中仍熱心抽空幫助我! 簡單來說選校及Essay撰寫就是圍繞著”Fit”，在進入Kelley這幾週以來，我越來越能夠體會大衛當初再三提醒Fit的重要性，大衛當初對Kelley的認識，也非常的正確 大衛也幫助我釐清許多申請的迷思，幫助我了解各校的資源強弱，讓我順利錄取理想的學校 David, you are really exceptional!!! 心得: FIT真的非常重要! 建議多思考自己的興趣結合可以提供資源的Program, 並和校友請教該校的文化及學校發展方向 祝大家都能申請到”FIT”的學校!
UT-Austin (Accounting #1), UIUC (scholarship, Accounting also #1), UT-Dallas (scholarship)
傷心咖啡店 首頁 -> 行銷與顧問專案討論區
發表於: 2006-03-25 08:20 文章主題: Admitted by UT-Austin--感謝David顧問教室
話說我只是申請MPA,沒想過要請留學顧問-又貴又沒用 就自己搞了許久 但SOP始終搞不定.. 一直在版上有看到David的文..想想這人講話有時候還蠻機車的. 不如請他給個建議好了..應該會一針見血.. 眼看David就要飛出去了 終於提起勇氣就請這個陌生男子幫忙.. David先讓我填了張問卷，然後看問卷再問我問題.. Why MPA? 這個問題我也思考過許多次..因為很多人問我Why not MBA? 在跟David聊過後 堅定我選擇MPA的心，也對未來理出個方向... 再來就是改SOP了，關於順序跟表達的方式 David幫了許多忙 當然我最後還是有請在國外的人潤稿，但基本上比我的原版精簡多了(UIUC只要三百字) 我一直對自己沒信心..覺得 Austin大概是白繳錢的..沒想到居然上了.. 總共申請四家UIUC, UT-Austin, UT-dallas, Texas A&M TAMU沒上. 其他都上了 ~~感謝David~~
Admitted by UT-Austin—Thanks for David’s consulting session
UT-Austin (Accounting #1), UIUC (scholarship, Accounting also #1), UT-Dallas (scholarship)
I was about to apply MBA, never thought about hiring agencies, waste money and useless, then I did it by myself for a long while, I still couldn’t fix my Statement of Purpose (SOP).
I always read David’s articles on the website, and this guy was quite outspoken, why not asking for his help? It should be very sharp and to the point.
While David was about to study abroad, I finally encouraged myself to seek help from David.
David first asked me to fulfill the Career Assessment Sheet, and then asked me “Why MPA?” while reading it. I thought about this question many times, because others always asked me “Why NOT MBA?” After consulting with David, I made up my mind to study MPA, and figured out my career path.
Later, I revised my SOP and consulted David about sequence and presenting my idea, and of course I asked someone oversea to review my materials, but it was basically much concise than my original draft. (UIUC required only 300 words.)
I was always not confident of myself, and I thought applying UT-Austin was a waste of my money…but I got admitted!
I applied for four schools, UIUC, UT-Austin, UT-Dallas, and Texas A&M. I only missed TAMU, and got admitted by other three schools.
~Thank you, David~
营销,会计财务,供应链,生产管理,Project Management,Managerial Communication, Leadership...等等课程
国内小本top10 电子工程,IBM两年工作经验,主要是供应商管理. GMAT 700; 4.0 TOEFL ibt 104. GPA 3.0
年龄也不小了,希望牛牛们能给点意见; 如果考不上的话,明年考美国的几个比较靠前的 msf program可行吗? 还是应该直接申请MBA更容易转投行? 还是应该再工作几年申比较靠前的MBA.....困惑不安中....
对于IB core schools Wharton, Chicago, Columbia, Darden, NYU, MIT...etc.都算够
为什么会从IT supply chain转向IB
有哪些passion & capabilities让您想往IB产业发展
[Program Fitting]Fuqua vs. Ross
I'm looking for a top Brand Mgmt position once I finish my Marketing degree in school. I've been accepted to both Ross and Fuqua R1(still waiting to hear back from Kellogg R2). Any advice btw Ross and Fuqua for Marketing assuming I do not get accepted to Kellogg??
Stats: African American...High GMAT/ High GPA/ Comp Sci
When you're looking for top brand management position, since these two programs are pretty close as top schools, the program design matters but not ranking anymore.
The really successful brand managers need to satisfy customers from their bottom of heart, create loyalty and word-of-mouth to constantly generate profit, then grow your brand portfolio that match your business vision.
So you need to know consumer behavior and extract insignts from market intelligence, develop the right product features that satisfy their demands with right pricing, communicating them the right messages, then create loyally repurchasing pattern that generates sustainable profit to support your brand out of fierce competition.
The key courses that prepare you as a top brand manager are Brand Management, Customer Insignts, Market Research, Product Development, Pricing, Channel Management, CRM, Marketing Communications & Advertising, Marketing Strategy & Corporate Strategy, Sales & Forcast, Negotiation. Then depending on your specific industry, channel, or region, you might need Tech Marketing, B2B marketing, Service Marketing or International Marketing Management. Then the last and most significant challenge is how well can you manage the logistic and operation support.
Now see what these two schools offer. Ross offered Strategic Brand Management, but Fuqua doesn't have any brand management courses. It'll be a significant drawback if you learn all others but couldn't correlate all these efforts into a consistent brand theme.
So see what other courses they've got. Obviously Ross has much deeper and sophisticated program design that has Consumer Behavior, Customer Asset Management, Co-Create Value with Customers, Market Research Design & Analysis, Pricing Strategy & Tactics, Ad Management, Innovation & New Product Development, Distribution Strategy, Supply Chain Management. One special course is Leavraging industrial Design for Marketing Advantage that may make your brand stand out by highly customized value chain.
Of course Fuqua also has pretty well-rounded course selection for marketing, but it's clearly for Product Manager and Market Research Managers, not for Brand Managers. You cannot see the detailed and dynamic design like Ross. Fuqua has Consumer Behavior, Market Intelligence, Marketing Strategy, Product Management, Pricing, MarCom, CRM, Tech & Health Mktg, Distribution and Supply Chain. But a bit generic that not as specific as Ross
[Career Explorer]Ding dong ding :( (2)
770/Indian/M/26/3+ WE/Decent Community service/academically strong profile/extra-currics great till college - dinged at Wharton/Stanford/Chicago/Harvard - without even an interview!!! :) hoping to make it this year to a few of the other programs...
Am sure of what i'd want to do but not to the granularity (nature of consultancy etc) outlined - flexible and open to that extent. Also, need to marry fitment with long as well as short term goals... :)
The fundamental way to find out your career fit is to examine your every turning point in your career. Find out the consistency or pattern, find out what exactly did you think at each point, you chose a job but not b job because of what specific issues, and what job content you really like vs what you really don't. Is the consulting job itself exciting to you? or the high salary motivates you? Since it lies in your nature that if you have consulting eyes, it should not be hard to tell the adcom your observation and analysis about the trend, or it's also easy to analyze your career and schools.
Another way is to find out your motivation. People's minds are subject to inertia like normal objects, there's a balance power in everyone's mind. Find out what power is pushing you in what direction, you can find it out by speaking to your friends and family, or sometimes you can figure out by listening to yourself in recorder. Sometimes the motivation is in disguise that you need to discompose that into smaller pieces, then you'll see how they lined up and why exactly you want to go to these top schools.
You can see from those greatest essays which got admissions into the schools you're targeting, almost all of them had done this process, and that's why those talented people can write so deeply about their lifes and line it up from the beginning.