International applicants who cannot visit schools they want to apply to will agree with me when I say, the thrust by top business schools on having information sessions/ admission events world–wide is a godsend. I am so excited that four of my target schools will be making a stopover in India. It will be liberating to gather empirical evidence and put a face to the name!
For those of you interested I have put down links for the Admissions Tour Dates of my target schools. Sadly, Haas and Cornell (Johnson) aren’t coming down. I was looking forward to meeting them. I ‘ll have to make the best of emailing current students and alumni.
I’ve been following my target schools on the social media ( Facebook, Twitter, Blogs & Instagram). It’s a fun way to keep tabs on what your schools are up to and a fantastic medium to connect with current students. You also will have a ton of rich content to work into your essays after couple of weeks of stalking. As most current students and admissions offices are social media savvy – Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are the first places that will splashed with the ‘breaking news’ of any given school. You will be exposed to all the latest collaborations that schools have engaged in ( your essays could talk about how you’d thrive in those collaborations), different inter-school competitions( that you would love to be a part of, if admitted) and new programs that have sprouted.
Give it a whirl, if you aren’t already connected Social Media’wise’.