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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 08:00
Ok, thanks guys. I have now incorporated that portion into my first essay but am now at 782 words. Need to trim it down some more. Thankfully, Im a consultant and not billable this week, so have the time between today and tomorrow.
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 08:48
You can go over the 750 words. Roughly 10% is the guide. I think my essay #1 was 807 or something like that. I don't feel as bad for the Chicago adcoms because they only have to read two essays. :wink:

Plus, they directly state that everything will be printed out and placed in your file, which would make counting words much, much more time consuming than actually reading 2 or 3 more sentences.

I did submit essay #2 at about 1020 words or so.
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 09:01
yea no school counts words. An extra 30 words is 1 or 2 more sentences. You will not be faulted or even noticed for that matter.
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 09:24
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yea no school counts words. An extra 30 words is 1 or 2 more sentences. You will not be faulted or even noticed for that matter.


Are you submitting Chicago R1?
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 18:58
Regarding the standard resume that needs to be submitted, are you guys submitting a pdf or word? I couldn't find any instructions saying either/or, but now I'm probably just freaking out coz we so close to the deadline. I'm thinking pdf should be fine, right?

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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 20:14
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Regarding the standard resume that needs to be submitted, are you guys submitting a pdf or word? I couldn't find any instructions saying either/or, but now I'm probably just freaking out coz we so close to the deadline. I'm thinking pdf should be fine, right?

Good luck to everyone!


I'm planning PDF. I'm almost done with essay #1 and I haven't even done my PowerPoint yet. Don't worry mate :)
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 20:40
yellowjacket wrote:
Regarding the standard resume that needs to be submitted, are you guys submitting a pdf or word? I couldn't find any instructions saying either/or, but now I'm probably just freaking out coz we so close to the deadline. I'm thinking pdf should be fine, right?

Good luck to everyone!


pdf should be fine. i'm using word but that's just b/c it's easier :)
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 20:46
when is the deadline for R1 actually? i couldn't find a specific time for october 15th....
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 21:03
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when is the deadline for R1 actually? i couldn't find a specific time for october 15th....


5:00 PM CT.
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 21:04
Essay #1 is done here. I just need to add that witty one-liner at the end that the Adcom is supposed to remember you by. I'll probably pass on mentioning how much I'm gonna miss LA.

On to the Powerpoint.
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 00:07
My PPT is 80% done, I feel better about it than before I started. Polishing up my essays right now. The only reason I am not 100% last-minute is because I have 2 different info sessions to go to at the exact same time tomorrow and I won't have a ton of time to do it tomorrow, UCLA and Wharton are in SF from 7-9. :| :| :|
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How did everyone incorporate your learnings into your essays? Or did you not do so? I realize I am missing that component in my two essays. But I feel if I add it now, it will make seem forced and ofcourse, I have to worry about word limits too.
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 07:00
Jb and others -

Do you know if your recommenders pasted their LOR into a text box, or if they had to upload a Word/PDF attachment with the LOR?
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 07:08
Terp, I believe one of my recommenders said he just uploaded the word document he had created.
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 07:50
I am submitting R1. MD competition? lol I think we will be fine!
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 08:07
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I am submitting R1. MD competition? lol I think we will be fine!


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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 08:19
I just spoke to my recommender - he said he uploaded the word file.

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Do you know if your recommenders pasted their LOR into a text box, or if they had to upload a Word/PDF attachment with the LOR?
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 08:21
Thank you JB and Yellowjacket.
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 08:24
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Regarding the standard resume that needs to be submitted, are you guys submitting a pdf or word? I couldn't find any instructions saying either/or, but now I'm probably just freaking out coz we so close to the deadline. I'm thinking pdf should be fine, right?

Good luck to everyone!


pdf should be fine. i'm using word but that's just b/c it's easier :)


The only reason I don't want to use word is because word could sometime screw up the formatting. In case of the essay, that shouldn't make much of a difference, but a resume could look BAD if the formatting gets screwed up.

It's the same reason why I am submitting the ppt as pdf. I was initially using a transparent image as background in the ppt (dropped the idea now), but when I opened it from my office PC to edit, the transparent image which I had designed at home became opaque and you could barely read the text on the slide. Now, if I had only seen this at home, I would never have realized that.

Long story short - I suggest use pdf when uploading the powerpoint. :)
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Re: Calling Chicago GSB Applicants for 2009 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2008, 08:39
Also, everyone who is applying, we should have them set up together.

terp06, you can edit your first post on the first page to include everyone so we can see everyone's status when interview invites/admissions decisions start rolling along.

As an example, please see:
103-t48955

Based on what I've seen so far (and we can finalize this list Oct 16th)

R1
jlola21 - Submitted 10/12
zhl226 - Submitted 10/15
terp06
jb32
hsampath - Submitted 10/15
Tarmac - Submitted 10/15
gt7er
ac8706
terp26
sonibubu
MattG2185
yellowjacket - Submitted 10/15
jigar34
MeddlingKid
cougarblue - Submitted 10/15
icon

I'm sure I've missed some people. So please update this list guys.

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