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|11 weeks 5 days ago||Best drinking game ever||
Drink a Heineken every time you see Heineken during a Champions League game.
|11 weeks 6 days ago||Toys R' Us is an absolute corporate shit show||
He's going to fit in wonderfully. Absolute mess of a company and has been for years.
|16 weeks 6 days ago||Math||
Half of 1st rounders were 4 or 5 stars. Only a fraction of recruits are 4 or 5 star recruits. Math.
|25 weeks 2 days ago||don't want to lose to Jacksonville at anything||
that is all
|27 weeks 3 days ago||But...it worked. So...||
This is game theory man. The shotgun approach to admissions doesn't work for everyone, but it can work obviously. Everyone has to figure out their own odds based on their own resume. My strengths were in my work experience and commitment to the school. My GMAT was above average for Ross but not good enough to overcome the poor grades (for Ross) on their own. I knew all of this from talking to the Head of Admissions at the time.
Point is, there was almost no chance of me getting in without going with a different strategy. I think the OP is in a similar situation given his background. And that's probably true for any of the other top 15 - 20 schools that are worth going to full-time. So my reco is take a different approach, just figure out the best for him...shotgun probably isn't the answer if he wants to get into Michigan.
Maybe there were 5 others that would have worked otherwise. But from conversations afterwards, I know for a fact that the only reason I got in was because of this approach.All of the stories are N=1, so good of you to offer a different view.
For what it's worth, I was also on the admissions committee for Ross for a couple of years before work got the better of my schedule, and the bias I saw (and live by at work as well), is that you admit people who show a bias for action, not just a pretty resume...
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
You can absoltuely mitigate a low GPA. I did the exact same thing and took a couple of night classes at NYU in some quant classes to show I had that muscle. It just takes a lot more effort to make up for middling grades...
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Progression||
The key is show progression in life. My experience is that the Ross team really cares about people "who care" and are always learning and moving forward from what they learn. Find those kind of schools, and you'll have a much better chance of getting in (i think)
|27 weeks 3 days ago||2.7ish||
But I had almost two years of 2.3ish. Spent a lot of time drinking and not much time schooling. It takes some longer than others to find their "purpose"...
|27 weeks 3 days ago||Go all in||
If you're serious about Ross being your #1 choice, then show commitment. Apply to ONLY Ross this year, and let them know you're only applying to Ross. This is your dream, and you'll do whatever it takes. They need to know that.
My guess is from the background provided, you probably won't get in, but maybe land on the waitlist. Or maybe you get lucky. Make sure you get an on-campus interview so you can drive home your commitment.
Assume you don't get in, then you ask them what you need to do next year to get in. But come with suggestions. My guess is you won't get your scores to a place where they HAVE to let you in, becuase anything under 800 won't make that a mandatory. Your work experience won't get appreciably better where you currently are and my guess is a new job won't either if you stay on the current path.
My guess is the way to prove you're "Ross/Michigan man" is that you do something incredibly committed on the non-profit side over the next year. Show you're more than just a guy who wants to make a career change. Show them you want to go to Michigan to be a part of the incredible network, and you want to be a contributing member of the network by showing them how you can give back. Even better if you do that locally in Ann Arbor/Detroit/Michigan.
It's all about tie-breakers in MBA admissions. If you a) show your commitment to Michigan is real and b) you're they kind of person who cares more than just making money then they'll see someone who will give back to Michigan long-term. That's the tie-breaker you need.
This approach above parallels my strategy when I originally applied back in '04. It took me two years to get it in and I had some pretty crappy undergrad grades to get past, but it worked and I finally got that Ross degree. In the last 7 years I have tripled + my salary and am working at my dream job. I have also continuously given back to UM/Ross whenever I get the chance since I know none of my current success would be possible without the Michigan brand. Plus season tickets for two years man. Season tickets.
In year two I applied to other schools in case I didn't get in, but didn't end up needing them, so I'd reco that as well since you never know...
Cheers, good luck, and go blue.
|27 weeks 4 days ago||You can't beat newkie brown, old reliable...||
You can't beat newkie brown, old reliable...
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|29 weeks 3 days ago||This||
|29 weeks 4 days ago||Leach --> Welker||
Those are really common measurables for Leach receivers, Welker ran a 4.65 at the combine. So I choose to say he's like Welker, only taller.
|31 weeks 5 days ago||Cardale||
Cardale Jones was an afterthought in High School. He was the last guy into their class and they barely extended him an offer.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Newspaper||
Fortunately for them, kids in Texas still read newspapers and haven't discovered the Internet yet.
|32 weeks 4 days ago||Ewww||
Those words were unpleasant to read.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Logic||
Unsure of your logic here. Not sure how a 2 hour interview with someone you don't know would be more telling than bringing in people you know, respect, and have worked with in the past. As a hiring manager at a big global company, I am jealous of JH's ability to use the latter method. Way less risk.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Occam||
|34 weeks 2 days ago||I got you boo||
Not going anywhere boo boo, don't you worry.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||"Has become"?||
I have a different take on your timeline...
|44 weeks 1 day ago||This||
Ask anyone at Dominoes corporate and they will give him a ton of credit for the turnaround.
|46 weeks 5 days ago||One other note||
It was under Brandon's leadership that they began the strategy that has led to the resurgence. The first commercial that admitted their pizza sucked and the accompanying menu that proved they were fixing it came out right before he left.
|51 weeks 10 hours ago||Translation||
"They are watching super close to make sure we don't give you guys TOO much money before/during college, so here's an IOU for a super big check we'll give you after college".
Weird. Would have thought he'd focus on stuff like the National Championships and what not.
|51 weeks 4 days ago||1/2 agree||
I like Glasgow at RG, but continue to be convinced that we are better THIS year with Mags at LT. It's not a question of skill, it's all about physics. Cole doesn't have the mass to handle the better lines this year.
|51 weeks 6 days ago||Ornery cat||
They played one year of high school football. I won't judge how good they are, but that pretty much guarantees flying under the radar.
|52 weeks 10 hours ago||D bags||
Maybe he is racist towards whiny little d bags?
|1 year 6 days ago||Oline||
Way too specific prediction for the starting o-line for the Notre Dame game:
|1 year 1 week ago||If I was a betting man...||
...I would be broke. But I would also bet that the starting line for ND will be:
|1 year 1 week ago||I agree||
Reading between the lines of the coaches comments, I think you're right, but only time will tell for sure...
|1 year 1 week ago||Equivalent||
Given the current respective talent levels on each roster, it's probably fair to say:
|1 year 1 week ago||Alabama||
Alabama is going to start a true freshman at LT this year. It happens even on great lines sometimes.