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Accepted to Booth Part Time Program - After two FT dings... [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2010, 18:38
Just wanted to update that I found out several weeks ago that I was admitted to Booth's PT program. Literally, two days after my interview. I subsequently withdrew my application from Loyola, while I was still waiting to hear from Kellogg.

With the deadline approaching for Booth, I accepted shortly thereafter, and only last week received a ding from Kellogg. Just as well, Booth was my first choice anyway.

I'm very happy to begin my MBA studies at long last. After two years of FT apps to Booth (and one at Kellogg), the ordeal on the waitlist, and an early ding from the FT program in December, I'm glad to finally have made the goal, where if not as originally planned, a reality.

While I certainly have the impression, especially after all the controversy over the recent petition wars between the FT and PT student bodies, that career development opportunities are optimized at the full time program, I'd be interested to hear from any PT students about their experiences recruiting for corporate development and corporate finance jobs.

Thanks for the support, from GMAT studies and throughout my long application process.
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Re: Accepted to Booth Part Time Program - After two FT dings... [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2010, 20:17
Hey there,

Just wanted to be the first to say congrats! Best of luck at Booth, im sure it will be a great experience.

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Re: Accepted to Booth Part Time Program - After two FT dings... [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2010, 16:01
Did you apply to the Kellogg PT program as well? What was the decision?

Manbehindthecurtain wrote:
Just wanted to update that I found out several weeks ago that I was admitted to Booth's PT program. Literally, two days after my interview. I subsequently withdrew my application from Loyola, while I was still waiting to hear from Kellogg.

With the deadline approaching for Booth, I accepted shortly thereafter, and only last week received a ding from Kellogg. Just as well, Booth was my first choice anyway.

I'm very happy to begin my MBA studies at long last. After two years of FT apps to Booth (and one at Kellogg), the ordeal on the waitlist, and an early ding from the FT program in December, I'm glad to finally have made the goal, where if not as originally planned, a reality.

While I certainly have the impression, especially after all the controversy over the recent petition wars between the FT and PT student bodies, that career development opportunities are optimized at the full time program, I'd be interested to hear from any PT students about their experiences recruiting for corporate development and corporate finance jobs.

Thanks for the support, from GMAT studies and throughout my long application process.

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Re: Accepted to Booth Part Time Program - After two FT dings... [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 09:00
I have a similar story as you - dinged from numerous FT programs (including Booth) and applying to PT Booth as an alternative. I have my interview on Tuesday and I'm wondering if you have any tips. I am specifically concerned about how it will be perceived that I applied and was denied from their FT program and am applying PT now. I truly think this happened for the best as the PT is likely a better fit for me now, but how to I make that sound sincere and not just simply desparate?

Any tips would be appreciated!
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Re: Accepted to Booth Part Time Program - After two FT dings... [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2010, 13:04
Twinks wrote:
I have a similar story as you - dinged from numerous FT programs (including Booth) and applying to PT Booth as an alternative. I have my interview on Tuesday and I'm wondering if you have any tips. I am specifically concerned about how it will be perceived that I applied and was denied from their FT program and am applying PT now. I truly think this happened for the best as the PT is likely a better fit for me now, but how to I make that sound sincere and not just simply desparate?

Any tips would be appreciated!


I made no bones about it that the full time program had been my goal from the start, but made sure to stress the fact that while I was disappointed about that outcome, I was sitting there because more than anything I wanted to go to Booth.

I would be prepared to explain your rationale for your fit with the school's culture, be honest with them about what you think an EVENING mba will do for your career in the long run. I had literally just accepted a new job a week beforehand and could honestly say that I was no longer going to pursue a full time mba anywhere else because Booth was what I wanted and as far as committing myself to a full time MBA program I had essentially "moved on."

I think they get a lot of disingenuous people who use PT as a back-door for the full time program. The programs are very different, and the onus is on you to illustrate why you think the part time program is the best option for yourself.

Good Luck and have fun
Re: Accepted to Booth Part Time Program - After two FT dings...   [#permalink] 26 Mar 2010, 13:04
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