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17 Jun 2005, 09:31
Hi all,
For those of you wondering about me here is an update. Got a word from Associate Dean yesterday that I have been admitted to MBA program at Chicago GSB. What amazed me was that I heard reply from them just 48 after I submitted the application ( I applied right on the admission dead line date). I couldn't have done this without all your support. This is the only school I have applied so for. Anyway, I still need to figure out how to pay for this and all. Still going through other uncertainties not really sure if I will be able to start. Anyway, I thought you guys would want to know about this. Thanks a lot

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17 Jun 2005, 10:43
This is great great news. I hope you can work out the issues and go to Chicago this year.

thanks much
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17 Jun 2005, 18:23
Congratulations Praveen, Chicago GSB is a fantastic school to attend. Just a question, how will you be financing your program ?
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17 Jun 2005, 20:12
Many congrats Praveen. I mean Chicago... wow! I wish you all the best there and keep in touch to let us know how school life is over there. Also, it would be nice if you could post your stats and your application experience.
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18 Jun 2005, 17:16
Congrats Praveen for your admission with one of the gr8 B-school. Chicago, my dream school, has best professors in finance, statistics, economics, accounting. In what subject are you majoring? If you are majoring in Finance, do not forget to take courses that Prof. FAMA teaches, however there are many. He is one of the prominent financial theorists.

All the best.....
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18 Jun 2005, 18:07
Congrats praveen_rao7,

Good Job. You will love the new campus.
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19 Jun 2005, 13:40
Praveen : Congratulations on getting into the Chicago school....You would love the "Windy City"....
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20 Jun 2005, 12:57
Thanks every one for your kind words.

ywilfred, I am not really sure of the answer to your question yet. HIMALAYA not really sure to your question either

Anyway, here is my profile and admission experience

Male, 31 years

Education:
M.S (mechanical Eng), Michigan Tech GPA 4.0/4.0
Got few research publications under my belt.
BS: Mechanical Eng ( Bangalore, India)

GMAT: 690 ( Q46,V38, 91%).

Experience:
Approx 8 years of varied experience in software consulting, CAD/CAM, Technology etc
Member of few national software steering committees

Schools Applied so for: UChicago
Schools accepted:UChicago

Preparation:
Unfortunately, I didn't get a whole lot of time to prepare for the application. I was very busy at work, later on went to hawaii for a vacation . Finished all the essays on a saturday before the dead line. Got them edited by two other people (my brother and my wife). Obtained two rec letters each from a co-worker and my former advisor at school.

Completed the application on 6/11/05, interviewed on 6/14/05 at 6:00PM at Gleacher center in the downtown campus. Interviewer goes by the name "Ten". Interview went ok. Usual questions such as "why you want to do MBA" "why now" "tell me about yourself" etc and nothing really fancy. For the most part my answers were consistant with what I had written in my essays. Interviewer told me usually they get about 5000 interview requests and they have around 105 admissions per year. That kind of freaked me out. Anyway, two days after the interview when I checked my messages I had a wonderful message from the associate dean informing that my application has been accepted for admissions!.

Future plan: Uncertain

I just want to thank you all for your support. You all are like a family to me. I hope and wish every one of you to get into top school of your choice. One tip for your application essays is that be truthful and pour your heart out in words. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I could be of any assistance.

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ALL

Thanks
Praveen.

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20 Jun 2005, 19:43
Praveen,
Great news. Very happy for you. Made it big time man. Congrats.
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20 Jun 2005, 21:48
congrats praveen on your acceptance to GSB, good luck and may the force be with you. now go get drunk cheerz!!
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21 Jun 2005, 00:56
Hi Praveen,
You deserved it. Our best wishes are with you. I am sure you will get out of this uncertain period. Please remeber you are not the only one facing it. I have couple of friends that went through the same pain. But they managed every thing though at the last moment.

We all pray that you get through the remaining formalities.

Good Luck!
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21 Jun 2005, 13:26
I am very happy for you Praveen. U Chicago admit is just awesome!
Glad to see the regulars being successful.

I will PM you sometime to pick your brains for my 2006 Fall app soon.

Regards

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22 Jun 2005, 06:53
Praveen,
Chicago GSB is one helluva school. Congrats on the admit.

Though you can think the best for you but I would just say that dont let monetary contraints stop you from attending school. Somethings are worth the risk and this definitely is.

-- Vivek.
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22 Jun 2005, 16:02
venksune, kayser`soze, Biren,nocilis,vivek_dj

Thanks a lot for your support. The thing is I didn't expect to hear from them so quickly, so I have very little time to decide.
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22 Jun 2005, 17:16
That's an awesome news Praveen ! Congrats ! Did u apply in R3 ?
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29 Jun 2005, 12:11
Thanks banerjeea

I actually applied right on the deadline for application for fall 05 (06/11/05). When are you planning to take your GMAT exam?
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13 Aug 2005, 08:46
I guess, you applied to the part-time program, didn't you?
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14 Aug 2005, 13:08
yes Boksana, I applied only to their weekend program
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14 Aug 2005, 16:00
praveen_rao7 wrote:
yes Boksana, I applied only to their weekend program

Interesting, I was under the impression u r going for full-time. Any idea how many yrs their weekend program takes to complete ?
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14 Aug 2005, 21:02
University of Chicago

"Weekend MBA Program
Weekend Program students are admitted once a year to begin studies in the autumn quarter. About 350 students are enrolled; they take classes on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gleacher Center. Students generally take two courses at a timeâ€”one in the morning and one in the afternoon, completing the degree in about three years."
14 Aug 2005, 21:02

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