Cgsm Essays On Education

Edit: Added program info to first post. Please continue Consortium Fall 2010 discussion in this thread - shadowsjc



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The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management is the country’s preeminent organization for promoting diversity and inclusion in American business. Through an annual competition, The Consortium awards merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to America’s best and brightest candidates. In conjunction with our member schools, sponsoring companies, and our elite group of MBA students and alumni, The Consortium has built a forty year legacy of fostering inclusion and changing the ethnic and cultural face of American business.

Official site: http://www.cgsm.org

Related threads/links:

any-consortium-applicants-56951.html

Transcript of Consortium chat with CGSM and school adcoms: http://www.accepted.com/chat/transcript ... rtium.aspx

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Approximate # of students who are accepted into the CGSM: 480
Approximate # of fellowship offers extended to CGSM members: 330

Quote:

Source: http://www.accepted.com/chat/transcript ... rtium.aspx

RebeccaDockeryCONSORTIUM (Nov 18, 2009 1:33:06 PM)
Lola: There are three steps in the decision process- Admission to the school, Membership in The Consortium, and Consortium fellowship. The number of people admitted and approved for membership are about the same (480), and 330 went on to receive the fellowship.



2009-2010 Deadlines:

R1: November 15 2009
R2: January 5 2010

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Member Schools:

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business
Applicants:

maxtor
seanyc



Cornell University, The Johnson School
Applicants:

ATCer
classof2012 (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
mbahopeful2010
MBAYear
orky56
ssantos78
What2Do15



Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business
Applicants:

2012mbahopeful
alwaysmiling
ATCer
bschooler (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
classof2012
dli1981
HeresHoping
ibrokeit007
MBAYear
RonMexico
ssantos78



Emory University, Goizueta Business School
Applicants:

Case2010
maxtor
MBAbound10 (CGSM fellowship recipient)
nefertiti (CGSM fellowship recipient)
orky56
seanyc
ssantos78
undecided2012



Indiana University-Bloomington, Kelley School of Business
Applicants:

alwaysmiling
Case2010 (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
dli1981
EmElleDub
gravity1914
honeygirl (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
mbahopeful2010
niceguy22 (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
orky56
undecided2012
What2Do15



University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Applicants:


2012dreams
alws (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
cannedmilkman (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
dli1981
drmang7 (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
EmElleDub
gravity1914
idcandy (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
JoeMahmah
jumpshot
maxtor
mbachallenge
mbahopeful2010
Mystik742
nefertiti
theoutlawfades
undecided2012
What2Do15 (CGSM Fellowship recipient)



New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Applicants:

2012dreams
2012mbahopeful
alwaysmiling
AspiringSloanie
bschooler
Case2010
classof2012
drmang7
giggles2411
HeresHoping
ibrokeit007
idcandy
JoeMahmah
Jupitr84
mbatime
Mystik742
onlyneed1
SCBooth
seanyc
ssantos78
theoutlawfades



University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler Business School
Applicants:

undecided2012



University of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business



University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
Applicants:

Case2010
JoeMahmah
Jupitr84
lakai777
seanyc
ssantos78
What2Do15



The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business
Applicants:

alwaysmiling
dli1981
gravity1914
jmoney
JoeMahmah
lakai777
maxtor
MBAbound10
nefertiti
RonMexico
TxTransPlant



University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Applicants:

bschooler
ibrokeit007
Jupitr84
jumpshot
lakai777
MBAbound10
RonMexico
theoutlawfades
TxTransPlant



Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School
Applicants:

AspiringSloanie
Case2010
orky56
MBAbound10
What2Do15



University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business
Applicants:

gscougar (CGSM Fellowship recipient)
jumpshot
undecided2012



Yale University, Yale School of Management
Applicants:

2012mbahopeful
alwaysmiling
alws
ATCer
cannedmilkman
classof2012
drmang7
HeresHoping
ibrokeit007
JoeMahmah
jmoney
mbahopeful2010
MBAYear
SCBooth
shadowsjc
ssantos78
theoutlawfades
TxTransPlant
zippy10



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I'm wondering whether applying through the Consortium is a good idea.

I'm somewhat confused on the review process -

Do adcoms treat these applications differently than the general pool?
Do adcoms read the core consortium essays (in addition to the school core essays) as part of its review process?
Should I go to the traditional application route?

For example, my consortium mission essay is not that strong, albeit some experience.

The mission of The Consortium is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the serious under representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both our member schools' enrollments and the ranks of management. What have you done in your business, academic or personal life to demonstrate commitment to this mission? Please provide specific example of your involvement, actions and results.

Last edited by shadow on 26 Feb 2010, 10:49, edited 27 times in total.

Prospective Students

Make your career move with
The Consortium

Of the 10,000 MBA students who graduate every year from top-tier business schools, fewer than 8 percent are African American, Native American or Hispanic American. We believe the best way to increase the representation of these groups in American business and education is to celebrate and uplift those who have dedicated their lives to inclusion.

If you have worked hard to promote diversity in your community or your workplace, we invite you to apply to The Consortium as a starting point toward achieving your career goals.

Are You Thinking About an MBA Now?

Through The Consortium’s common application, apply to up to six of the country’s leading MBA programs. This is a time- and money-saving tool that can give you an edge as you seek to begin the next stage of your career. The application deadlines are Oct. 15 and Jan. 5. Look at our application instructions for more information.

Thanks to our supporters, each year we award hundreds of merit-based, full-tuition fellowships to some of the country’s top MBA programs. Typically, we are able to offer these fellowships to 70 percent of those admitted.

Benefits go beyond fellowships. As a Consortium Fellow, you’ll join a community with representatives from our 70-plus corporate partners at our Annual Orientation Program & Career Forum.

Many of our students leave this conference with early internship opportunities – opportunities that often lead to jobs after graduation.

Or Are You Considering Your MBA Down the Road?

We’ve guided thousands of students toward their MBAs over the years. Our experience shows us that early planning is critical to a student’s success.

Even if you’re still an undergraduate, take steps now to save time and money – and lay the foundation for future success. Consider taking these steps even five or more years before you apply.

Keep in mind that the average applicant to The Consortium has three to five years of work experience — a key part of a strong business school application.

Junior/Senior Year (or five years before applying) ▼

Take the GMAT or GRE

Build your experience

As soon as you can, take the GMAT or GRE. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is still the standard and accepted at all schools. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is increasingly being accepted at more schools; all 19 Consortium member schools accept it.

Take the GRE or GMAT before you graduate or soon after, while you’re still conditioned to study. Plus, as a full-time student, you’ll be able to get discounts on prep materials and courses – or even a free practice test.

Five years sounds like a long time, but it goes fast. This is the time to get a job, internship or even a volunteer position in your industry. Explore your interests and get the experience you need.

Two to three years before applying ▼

Build your brand

Make a financial plan

As you get closer to applying to business school, keep track of your accomplishments. Be able to demonstrate the impact you’ve had professionally and personally.

As you move forward in your career or change jobs, keep in touch with supervisors and co-workers. They can become key references later. Keep them updated with your progress and they’ll be better able to help when you need a recommendation.

Remember, to be admitted to The Consortium, you must demonstrate a commitment to our mission and the communities we serve.

Plan ahead for expenses. An MBA can be expensive; the cost can vary widely. Preparing and submitting your application can come with significant expenses, including:

Required costs

  • Application: $300 Consortium application (covers up to six schools)
  • Standardized testing: $250 GMAT, $175 GRE

Recommended Costs

  • School visits: $550 per school
  • Test prep courses: $500 to $5,000

Optional costs

  • Admissions consultant: $1,000-plus

One year before applying ▼

Research schools

Prepare your application

Connect with references

Research financial assistance

Select the school that’s best for you. The earlier you start researching schools, the better. This will give you the chance to find the school with programs that match your specific interests. Ranking your schools of interest is a key part of your application to The Consortium.

As you identify your favorite programs, connect with admissions officers. Let them know you’re interested. Ask intelligent questions and demonstrate knowledge and enthusiasm. It can make a difference in the long run.

As you prepare your application, take your time. Plan to take two to three months to write the essays and collect the information you need. This may be your one chance to make an impression on the admissions committees. Make it count.

Reconnect with your references and recommenders before you submit your application. They’re doing you a favor by sharing their perspective. It is important to keep them in the loop before, during and after your application.

Finally, research financial assistance. Although The Consortium fellowship covers tuition and required fees for MBA studies, you will have other additional expenses along the way. Be sure you fill out the FAFSA and have a conversation with the financial services departments at your chosen schools to make business school more affordable.

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