We recently added the Consortium transcript and an additional GMAT article to Accepted.com. Here are excerpts:
mba2008 (Feb 5, 2008 8:10:33 PM)
What advice would you give us in preparation for returning to (a) the orientation program and (b) returning to school?
RayHernandezDARDEN (Feb 5, 2008 8:11:37 PM)
School can be overwhelming when you start. If this link still works, this talks about transitioning into the first year http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/content/sep2007/bs2007096_544524.htm
AprilTaylorINDIANA (Feb 5, 2008 8:11:41 PM)
Definitely get some rest before starting school...It goes by fast!
BernieTraywickEmory (Feb 5, 2008 8:14:47 PM)
MBA 2008 -The OP will be a great advantage for you. Make sure you research the companies you may be interested in so that you can have a good interview. It will give you a great head start in your search for an internship. You may have the internship before you start B-School which will make it easier for you to focus on school.
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1) Go to the source.
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