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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 07:23
Congrats to all of the R2 Admits!

There's a admitted students thead here in case you want to join the party!
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 07:23
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WL at Booth - guess we have to keep the saga going a bit longer...

Historically, how much does the WL move at Booth? Does anyone have stats?


Adcom said during a chat session that over 100 people were admitted off WL last year.


I have a friend at Booth now that was a R2 waitlist and was accepted at Booth late in the summer (she had her ticket to Austin already booked). She said that about a 1/3 of her class was waitlisted, although that was probably high and seemed to have been an internal misstep by Booth. She did say that the chances of getting in off the waitlist are fairly descent though.

Hey, good to hear you were at least WL'd. We're getting pretty similar results btw. Here's to hoping for a Wharton admit.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 07:30
Waitlisted at Booth. I understand Booth has lowest yield of top tier/M7 b-schools so imagine they have to keep a pretty healthly waitlist pipeline to get the class they want.
I did get admitted to the 1 year MBA program at Kellogg on Monday so think I'm headed to Evanston.

To those who got dinged across the board: chin up! That was me last year! It comes with the territory when you apply to only top programs. I spent all of last year thinking about my applications and planning for this year and literally moved heaven and earth to make sure my applications were the best possible representation of who I am.

Congrats to all the admits, good luck to the waitlisters and those who will reapply next year.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 07:32
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Waitlisted at Booth. I understand Booth has lowest yield of top tier/M7 b-schools so imagine they have to keep a pretty healthly waitlist pipeline to get the class they want.
I did get admitted to the 1 year MBA program at Kellogg on Monday so think I'm headed to Evanston.

To those who got dinged across the board: chin up! That was me last year! It comes with the territory when you apply to only top programs. I spent all of last year thinking about my applications and planning for this year and literally moved heaven and earth to make sure my applications were the best possible representation of who I am.

Congrats to all the admits, good luck to the waitlisters and those who will reapply next year.


LionO, have you see Panthro and Snarf?
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 07:33
you two should seriously consider both going to the same school and starting the Thundercats Club...

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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 07:54
I was travelling yesterday, so my cell was off for a lot of the day. No call came through when it was on, but I couldn't worry about that too much.

When I landed at home, I called my house to see if my wife was home from work already. She wasn't, but the phone only rang twice so I knew there was a message on the machine. Could it be? No - it was someone soliciting donations for medical research.

I'm on the west coast, so I could log in when I woke up. Waitlist. Why do you tease me so, Booth? This was the first of my three possibilities to respond. Not a good start.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 08:06
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To those admitted - Congratulations!!

To those dinged - Here's something I had posted in the Kellogg thread during R1 decision time. I think it is as applicable here as it was back then n there..Allow me to re-post it here...

Sorry to hear about so many dings...Took me back in time to last year when I was in the same boat..Fresh applicant, applied with a lot of enthusiasm only to get dinged thereafter...

Being a reapplicant, believe me when I say that I know how difficult it is to allow the feeling to sink in..But as a reapplicant, also believe me that life doesn't stop. At the end of the day, you still have your skills, aptitude, achievements, confidence and everything else that made you apply in the first place. These attributes will help you eventually find your calling and be successful no matter what you do & where you go.

Don't decide right now whether you want to reapply next year. You will be thinking far too emotionally. Take a complete break for a couple of months and then try to objectively analyze what went wrong. Then take a decision if you want to reapply. You would have anyway gained immensely from all the self-reflection and introspection that goes into the process. You have truly not lost anything at all...

I thought I could reapply to Kellogg one more year because it fit in well with my life's plans. If I get dinged this year, I won't reapply next year. Not because I will be too disheartened but for the simple reason that a two year MBA will not find a place in my life anymore. Some of you might reapply while some of you will not... Either way, if you can hold your own, you will be successful!

Good luck for your remaining schools and in general for life ahead! Also good luck to all the others still waiting for their results! Please try not to be heartbroken if you get dinged..I know I won't be..Not because I don't want an MBA badly enough but because I believe an MBA is just a milestone in my journey, not the destination itself...

Cheers!


To those waitlisted - You have PLENTY of hope!! A lot of us waitlisted in R1 were admitted in this round. Historically, Booth has seen plenty of admits from the waitlist although I don't have any hard stats to back it up. There is a dedicated thread for Booth waitlists. You can access it HERE. The posts in this thread will answer many of your questions that we initially had...

I saw a post where someone was asking if professional help would be advisable to chart out a waitlist approach. While its a completely personal decision that you will have to take, my personal take is that it is really not required. The entire video thing is completely new this year. No professional will be able to give you advice backed by any supporting evidence. Going on your own might be the best approach. I did that and do not regret it and would not have regretted it even if the result had been otherwise...Just my $0.02..
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 11:11
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I'm just glad it's finally over.

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Yeah, you already have Tuck! It's a real tight program. Other than H/S/W, I think you are splitting hairs with the rest of A8 or M7 schools. Congrats on Tuck!
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2012, 14:00
got the booth email with the admitted student details and am now a part of the fb group!
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2012, 18:05
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Well, congrats to all who got in, I am also in, it wasn't easy, yet, when I am looking at you on this site I honestly don't want to study with most (not all) of you - you are neither interesting or well experienced. I see you are talking about yourself, yet, almost none of you mention any hobbies or any meaningful charity or social work. To see if this school is good, I visited campus, took a tour, interviewed with a second year who was acting quite strange (I would expect better training of those who interview) and went one step further, I checked out profiles of few currently attending students from my country (since I am familiar with what "good" background is like) and I can say that whoever is making decisions in admission office at Booth are clueless about applicants from abroad. I am yet to make my decision on whether I want to attend or not but going through this experience I learned that at least as far as admission goes - it is a joke. Anyway, I may see you guys and study with you so won't leave any info about self here but get ready you bit..ess.


metal, given the tone of your post and that this is your first post, I'm inclined to think you've been turned down by Booth. Wherever it is you do end up going for an MBA, your attitude will really take you places ... the wrong kind.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2012, 18:26
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going through this experience I learned that at least as far as admission goes - it is a joke..


Sadly if you really were accepted (I'm inclined to agree with wiredo) then I'm afraid you may be right :evil:

In a more humorous tone, I do like the fact that a guy whose name basically looks like "weirdo" was the first one to reply to this post though. :lol: I have no idea what this guy is talking about, because of the more than 10 admissions events that I attended here in Shanghai during my admissions process, Booth's alumni were by far the most humble, dedicated and dare I say successful group of folks I encountered.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2012, 19:57
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So, the question for me is whether Booth is worth time, opportunity, money and whether upon my return home, there will be a great network for me (based on my research on network it is not "Yes").
I have strong financial, accounting, and entrepreneurial background, I am looking to join same group, can Booth provide that for me? Should I spend two years learning what I already know...


Sounds to me like you already have your answer...if you don't feel the network is strong based on your post-graduation career goals, and you feel as though you already know what is going to be taught then why waste your time, money, and take a spot in the class (if you really have one) from somebody who really wants to be there.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2012, 04:46
Guys - while I agree that Metal's tone is a bit inflammatory, let's keep it classy here. Tone aside, he brings up some relevant points about what a personal decision attending an MBA program is. The ROI is much more complicated than (tuition and living expenses + lost income) on one side and (new salary and signing bonus + network) on the other.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2012, 04:57
metal wrote:
when I am looking at you on this site I honestly don't want to study with most (not all) of you - you are neither interesting or well experienced. I see you are talking about yourself, yet, almost none of you mention any hobbies or any meaningful charity or social work.


Keep in mind that this is a forum on the internet to discuss applying to business school, not a place to discuss hobbies and charity work. If you want to get to know the people who you might be studying with, you should go to Admit Weekend.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2012, 06:33
On a lighter note, going to Booth also means that you might run into fabulous Fab... :-D
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-23/goldman-s-tourre-travels-to-rwanda-while-awaiting-trial.html
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2012, 07:21
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Well ladies and gents, I just got a warning from cheetahra1980, apparently what I wrote was not an expression of my opinion but inflammatory remarks about other people. If I can't respond to your future posts then you know I have been banned.
There is a post where someone states that I didn't get in, I would like to respond that while it is hard to get into Booth, there are many considerations that go into making a decision to attend or not. Some of us (myself) may have families, kids, etc. and just getting into a top school doesn't mean that everyone rushes in to spend $$$. There are some great teachers that will be teaching at Booth, no doubt, Mr Axel for example, what a great gent, former president of Bundesbank, very bright, he is(was) teaching at Booth and that was great. But, while his views are interesting and time will show how successive Euro experiment will become, I can read his views in WSJ. So, the question for me is whether Booth is worth time, opportunity, money and whether upon my return home, there will be a great network for me (based on my research on network it is not "Yes").
I have strong financial, accounting, and entrepreneurial background, I am looking to join same group, can Booth provide that for me? Should I spend two years learning what I already know...


I don't think people have a problem with you not liking Booth as it is a unique business school that is not for everyone. At least you realize it now before matriculating and wasting $100k. Also, for the record, Cheeterah is one of the most open-minded people on this site. I think people take issue with the fact of how you present your argument. To openingly state that the student body accepted at a top 5 school (based on information included on a message board) is so inferior to you as to not be worth your time comes across incredibly arrogant. If networking is your biggest concern out of business school (and for many people with undergraduate business degrees this is the case) I would suggest you conduct yourself with a little more tact in the future. A school could have the best network in the world and it won't help you one bit if you come across as pompous and self-important as you did in your previous two posts.

Regarding your initial question as to whether can Booth provide you what you need...I would state that if you are already having doubts about a school now, it likely won't get any better once you are there. Also, it seems odd to me that you complain that a business school degree won't teach you anything new (which also is a bold statement) but then state networking is your number one goal. On one hand you seem more of a candidate for a Finance PhD but on the other hand you want networking. I would suggest you also sort this out before pursuing a degree.

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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2012, 17:36
A questions to all previously waitlisted admits: After being waitlisted is the admission rolling, meaning we can be admitted any time off a waitlist, or will all of us once again be notified a day before the R3 deadline (May 15)?

Thank you for the help!
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2012, 05:15
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Well, congrats to all who got in, I am also in, it wasn't easy, yet, when I am looking at you on this site I honestly don't want to study with most (not all) of you - you are neither interesting or well experienced. I see you are talking about yourself, yet, almost none of you mention any hobbies or any meaningful charity or social work. To see if this school is good, I visited campus, took a tour, interviewed with a second year who was acting quite strange (I would expect better training of those who interview) and went one step further, I checked out profiles of few currently attending students from my country (since I am familiar with what "good" background is like) and I can say that whoever is making decisions in admission office at Booth are clueless about applicants from abroad. I am yet to make my decision on whether I want to attend or not but going through this experience I learned that at least as far as admission goes - it is a joke. Anyway, I may see you guys and study with you so won't leave any info about self here but get ready you bit..ess.


The best MBA people I ever met in campus visits, MBA events, alumni, and in businesses are Booth graduates. It is one of the best if not the best.

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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2012, 13:47
Just FYI..All posts by metal have been deleted and he/she has been banned.
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Re: Booth 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2012, 15:39
I completely agree with the people who are being realistic after being placed on the waitlist in R2. The class is full (320 paid the first deposit in R1 and 460 admitted in R2) and will allow for WL to come in if R1 or R2 admitted students decide not to attend and don't pay second deposit.

Speaking of deposits, when are the R1 second deposit and R2 first deposit and second deposit dates?

Thank you.
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