Mitchell - MSc BA - Application Tips
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The reason I chose Ivey is because of the community that Ivey has now. When I went for my interview, I did it right before the pandemic. I was able to actually go into the school and made a couple of the people. But you could do the same online using Zoom or Skype as well, and I'm sure you'll have a great experience. But when I went to the school, I was toured by one of the professors at the school and he took me around and showed me everything that Ivey had to offer. And I just fell in love with the personal experience that Ivey actually gives you the giving that sense of, you know, you're welcome here and without even knowing the person for more than 10 minutes. I was able to establish connections already already knew what the school had to offer just based off that alone. Another reason why I chose Ivey was because of the great reputation that Ivey has. If you go on, look on just through any of the websites that offer an MSc program, Ivey is right up there as well as their MBA program has a great reputation that will look great on your resume and will be important for applying to jobs when you graduate or during the summer internship, which is the Ivey Analytics lab, which I'll be taking in a few short months. How did I get into the program? Well, there's a bit of a disclaimer up front that the application process does change over from year to year, and I know that there are slight differences this year than there was when I was applying back at the end of 2019. When I applied, there was no GMAT required, which was awesome because I didn't have a lot of time to get into the program at that time there was a two year window after you completed your undergraduate degree to get into the program, which may or may not have been waived, depending on what MSc program you decided to pick. At the time, I was a little bit under a time crunch, and I did not have time during the GMAT. But this program, as I said, doesn't require it, so that was awesome and I was really happy about that. Some of the things that Ivey did require was the transcript of mine for my undergraduate degree, a swell as a couple written letters from professors that I knew or took classes from in my undergraduate degree as well. And to give any tips for that, I would say that maybe find a professor - or if you're still in your undergraduate degree, try to connect with Professor and don't do it artificially. Try to be out there and, you know, connect on a personal level. You don't even have to talk about school. You know, a great thing that I started to talk about one of my professors who was actually a professor in infectious diseases was she actually liked astronomy, and I took an astronomy class in first year. So I spoke to her about astronomy, and I connected with her that way, rather than actually just talking about infectious diseases, which, you know, she hears about all the time. And you're just another student. This way You have a personal connection, and maybe you could use that person as part of your letter going forward. So something that stood out when I applied to the program was the communication, and specifically when you get into the interview phase. Now I wouldn't be afraid to apply If you don't think your marks or over 90 or even over 80, I would still apply. I would still give it a chance because Ivey put so much importance on communication and being a good team leader, good team player, because essentially, it's a management program. If you can communicate your ideas well to others, then you're already off to a great start. So I would definitely not shy away from applying, even if you don't think your marks are right up there. With that being said, some advice that I could give you is to go out and search out some interview tips and maybe have some practice interviews, mock interviews with some friends, your parents, even some of your colleagues at your undergrad, and try and build up a bit of practice. Practice can't hurt. And as you go out there and you know you get more familiar with doing these interviews and being uncomfortable once you get to the interview, you'll find that you'll do great and I'm sure you will succeed. In conclusion, I hope I give you a little bit of insight what it's like to be a student at the Ivey business school and why I chose the program, as well as how did I get into the program. If you have any more questions, please log on to the Ivey Website and get in contact with the admissions adviser. And I'm sure we'll be able to help you out.