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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Wharton Deadline Dates for 06-07

R1 - Oct 12 2006

R2 - Jan 04 2007

R3 - Mar -1 2007

Received these dates from a person down under who attended the Sydney Wharton Info Session yesterday. Thanks K!

These dates are not currently posted on the Wharton Web Site.


Blogger Ganja Turtle said...

Hi Dave...
Am planning to apply for approx. 8 schools - this would entail approx 48 essays and around 24 recc essays...apart from the pain of the transcripts etc etc....

Any ideas/ strategy that u used to handle this kinda pressure? Do let me know...

3:46 AM  
Blogger Ganja Turtle said...

Any planning tool that u used....

3:46 AM  
Blogger Dave for MBA said...

Ganja, I don't know that dealing with the essays is based around a tool as much as it is based around an attack strategy.

Here is what I've done.
1) Take all the essays and compile them into one document.
2) Review them for similiarities and put them together based on type of essay question with a small paranthesis note as to which school the essay is for.

Doing this will reduce 48 essays into 25 unique types of essays.

Setup a timeline with school deadlines and tackle the essays based on several priorities that you decide upon.

1) prioritize essays based on deadlines of schools you consider more important to you.
2) prioritize them based on questions that are better to tackle first. For example, dealing with the "why an MBA" question is probably the best question to deal with because it forces you to build the framework of most every question that you'll answer. The self-analysis you do in answering this questions will also help you to understand yourself more.

3) Give essays to reviewers as you finish them. Don't wait till you've finished the entire schools set of essays.

Lastly, in all honestly I'd have to say that you know yourself the best in terms of time availability. Focus on what's important in your life right now and keep the things that cloud your judgement and clutter up your "thinking" life to a minimum. Learn to say "no" a lot during this time.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what I have here is not realy a response to the guy who wants to write essays.
But a question that bothers me please I sent you an email since 10th of July but no response please can you let us know if your email add as changed as i have forwarded this blog page to alot of my friends and colleagues who are at this stage in their lives.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Ganja Turtle said...

Hi Dave that was quite helpful...thanks a lot! Am starting off...may the force be with me!

8:40 AM  
Blogger Dave for MBA said...,
I sent quite a few replies to e-mails last night. I hope one was yours. I e-mailed you directly. If I didn't get it right, please e-mail me directly. I'm not a company that does this for a business, so I need patience from everyone. I receive over 100+ e-mails a day because of this Blog and I can't possibly respond to everything. My responses are often turse, but I do try my best.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Dave for MBA said...

Follow-up.. Just got your confirmation e-mail. So one of those e-mails last night that I sent out was for you. Great. Hope it helped.

1:14 PM  

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