Will I get in?
March 31, 2009 at 5:17 pm #24988
I originally posted this in another thread, but this one seems more appropriate. I am a 29 year old and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2003 My cumulative undergraduate GPA was awful (2.5) but i worked full time in addition to a full course load and i was the primary care giver to my only parent who was very ill. He also just so happened to pass away in the middle of my senior year. I completely put myself through college and managed to finish with zero debt. I my first 5 years out of school I was an area manager for a furniture company. Had lots of duties and managed lots of people, involved in all the finances, managed a budget, yada yada. Went to work in the oil and gas industry almost 2 years ago as an manufacturing operations manager. I manage a budget of 50 million, manage lots of people, currently leading a team of management through an ERP implementation.
My question is: I am applying for admission to the EMBA programs at the Mays Business School (TX A&M) and the Bauer College of Business (University of Houston), I have written excellent essays including the additional essay which I chose to explain all of the adversity I faced while working towards my undergrad degree. Do you think I will get in to either?
Thank you for any insight you can give.
PS. I have 8-10 years management experience and my company is going to fully fund My tuition for my EMBA.April 23, 2009 at 5:40 pm #35617
Still have not heard anything yet, although I hope to hear something soon. I had a pre-application interview with the asst. director of admissions that went well. He suggested I make some changes to my resume and suggested that I also write the optional essay for my application. So, I am keeping my fingers crossed hoping for the best. Did you set up a pre-application review?April 23, 2009 at 5:42 pm #35618
By the way, are you in the energy sector?April 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm #35620
How old are you if you dont mind me asking?April 27, 2009 at 8:48 am #35635
No i was not there. You here anything yet?April 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm #35636
hear anything? sorry for the mispelling….April 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm #35638
I ended up not submitting to Bauer, as I reaaly didn’t have the desire to go anywhere except for Mays. As a former student of TAMU, you tend to get jaded and opt to stay within the institution. I hope to hear something form Mays soon though.April 29, 2009 at 9:11 am #35643
Well, it seems congratulations are in order. Great accomplishment! Just out of curiousity, what does your profile look like? GPA, work history, accomplishments, etc…April 30, 2009 at 8:52 am #35646
How should I expect to be notified for an interview? phone? email?April 30, 2009 at 10:02 am #35647
Good luck…You’ll do great!May 1, 2009 at 5:35 pm #35653
Congrats on the good interview. I got an invitation to attend a sit in for next saturdays class. I RSVP’d for the 9am session. Are you going to go to this?May 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm #35659
Ha, I did get that email that they extended the deadlines. Yes, my fist thought was that they dont have enough applicants thus increasing my chances. Still havent heard anything…. I guess it has been just over two weeks since I submitted and less than two weeks since my last of five reccomendations was submitted. I’ve got my fingers crossed!May 6, 2009 at 8:41 am #35665
Yes, I submitted 5 rec’s. Congratulations! So you were accepted in just under a month since you submitted your application?May 7, 2009 at 5:06 pm #30949
Going to the sit in on Saturday’s class at 9am. Are you attending?May 7, 2009 at 6:23 pm #30950
Today I got an invitation to interview!!!!!!! I replied and stated I would like to do May 18th!!!!!
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