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02 Jun 2008, 06:53
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BOOKMARKED
Booth Class of 2011
sonibubu
olive
MeddlingKid
terp26
UTdub
wedbud
jcl246
krispy
pguard
walker
xenok
pu2003
yaazol
Sept09

ALL APPLICANTS:
Submitted: 84
Booth Class of 2011: 14
Accepted: 30 (3 off WL) (35.7%)
Accepted off the WL: 3
Waitlisted: 13
Dinged: 26

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THE R1 APPLICANTS:
Submitted: 50
Accepted: 22 (3 off the WL) (44%)
Accepted off the WL: 3
Waitlisted: 4
Dinged: 17
Interview Invites: 24

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sonibubu - Accepted and Matriculating
olive - Accepted and Matriculating
MeddlingKid - Accepted and Matriculating
terp26 - Accepted and Matriculating
UTdub - Accepted and Matriculating
wedbud - Accepted and Matriculating
jcl246 - Accepted and Matriculating
krispy - Accepted and Matriculating
Sept09 - Accepted and Matriculating
Meowzilla (k88)- Accepted
cougarblue - Accepted
mindruna - Accepted
Milspec - Accepted
KDI - Accepted
isa - Accepted (withdrawn for Kellogg)
nink - Accepted (withdrawn for Yale)
garbus222 - Accepted(withdrawn for HBS)
falibay - Accepted (withdrawn for Wharton)
chifootball - Accepted(withdrawn for Kellogg)
OhThatMBA - Waitlisted(withdrawn for Kellogg)
Gil - Waitlisted Accepted R2
fooFighter - Waitlisted Accepted R2
Mishari - Waitlisted Accepted R2
agold - Dinged w/ interview
milindd - Dinged w/ interview
zhl226 - Dinged w/out interview
gt7er - Dinged w/ interview
jigar34 - Dinged w/ interview
fugo - Dinged w/ interview
monkbent - Dinged w/ interview
NJMike4MBA - Dinged w/ interview
levfin2003 - Dinged w/ interview
u0388768 - Dinged w/ interview
coadman - Dinged w/ interview
mbagal2011 - Dinged w/ interview
ndiaconu - Dinged w/out interview
zeuskris - Dinged w/out interview
Tarmac - Dinged w/out interview
yellowjacket - Dinged w/out interview
jb32 - Dinged w/out interview
icon - Dinged w/out interview
primba - Submitted 10/14
captain - Submitted 10/09, Interview 11/10
MattG2185 - Submitted 10/07, Interview 11/04
thehermit - Submitted 10/15, Interview 11/07
amatory - Submitted 10/15, Interview 11/07
PhoenixBanker - Submitted 10/14, Interview 11/03
sigity - Submitted 10/15, Interview 11/11
VISHGOEL - Submitted 10/15, Interview 11/10
emirtumen - Submitted 10/15, Interview 11/06

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THE R2 APPLICANTS:
Submitted: 31
Accepted: 8 (23.5%)
Waitlisted: 9
Dinged: 9
Interview Invites: 23

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pguard - Accepted and Matriculating
walker - Accepted and Matriculating
xenok - Accepted and Matriculating
pu2003 - Accepted w/\$ and Matriculating
yaazol - Accepted and Matriculating
Paradosso - Accepted (withdrawn for Wharton)
sset009 - Accepted
mbafwi - Accepted
Wolfie2011 - Waitlisted
Fwl200 - Waitlisted
gandolfthegrey - Waitlisted
poochandi -Waitlisted
manbehindthecurtain - Waitlisted
asd1225 - Waitlisted
TheGuy - Waitlisted (withdrawn for Wharton)
maverick2011 - Waitlisted (withdrawn for Kellogg)
shayne -Waitlisted (withdrawn for Kellogg)
GoBruins - Dinged w/o interview
barfer - Dinged w/o interview
balboa - Dinged w/o interview
BearStearner - Dinged w/ interview
coolrun - Dinged w/ interview
praz - Dinged w/ interview
gps80 - Dinged w/ interview
wonderhaven - Dinged w/ interview
mkmba09 Dinged w/ interview
js594 - Interview Invite 1/23
traffix
hospi - Interview Invite 2/2
pursuittowardsmba - Interview Invite 1/26
arshia22 - Interview Invite 2/5
decemberblues
bscracker
sonicjiafei - Interview Invite 2/9

For reference, this was last year's thread:

103-t48955

And the year prior

103-t40002

EDIT:rhyme: Added interview invites for mkmba09 and hospi
EDIT:mbagal2011: Added interview invites for falibay, amatory and thehermit
EDIT:jb32: Moved people with less than 25 posts and recalculated percentage
EDIT:sonibubu: Updated a few ding statuses
EDIT:AC: Added R2 applicant rollcall
EDIT:olive: Updated R2 list/Interview invites

EDITED: kwam:
Faculty: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/faculty/directory.aspx
Courses offered: http://gsbportal.chicagobooth.edu/porta ... rue&mode=2
Curriculum requirement: http://programs.chicagogsb.edu/curriculum/degree.aspx

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02 Jun 2008, 07:10
I am still debating....I really love GSB's program but I am in the "must attend 2009" field... I need to do everything in my power to make smart choices in programs to max my chances of getting accepted. GSB seems to be borderline when it comes to target/reach for me.
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02 Jun 2008, 07:54
I'm definitely applying this year R1. I just visited on Friday and had a great time with my host Rhyme of GMATclub . I was impressed last time I went in Nov, even more impressed now. I emailed the president of the consulting club at 5 am on Friday morning asking him to meet me for lunch...and he actually did it!
Great building, awesome students, an experience second to none. The GSB probably just became my #1 choice. BTW, it may be a commuter school, but I really don't want to stay on campus til midnight...so I guess I'm looking for a commuter school

Thanks again to rhyme for hosting me on such short notice.
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02 Jun 2008, 13:40
I am in for Round 1. I plan on a information visit while i'm in Chicago this summer and then I plan on going back in the Fall before Round 1 apps are due.
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02 Jun 2008, 14:57
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I am in for Round 1. I plan on a information visit while i'm in Chicago this summer and then I plan on going back in the Fall before Round 1 apps are due.

I volunteered to host one of these informal student get together thingamabobs this summer, we are currently picking dates, when will you be in Chicago? I can steer things towards that date (we get a little budget to buy you guys a beer)
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02 Jun 2008, 15:27
R1 seems to be a sureshot for me as of this minute.
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02 Jun 2008, 15:31
I will definitely be in for R1
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02 Jun 2008, 15:47
sonibubu wrote:
BTW, it may be a commuter school, but I really don't want to stay on campus til midnight...so I guess I'm looking for a commuter school

No matter where you go, you are going to make tons of friends and you will also spend more time at campus than you probably will want to think about at this point, there will probably be more than a few midnights at campus.
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03 Jul 2008, 17:08
Count me in for R1.

the more I learn about this school, the more interested I am

anyone else going for one of the summer get-together thingies current students host?
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03 Jul 2008, 17:39
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Count me in for R1.

the more I learn about this school, the more interested I am

anyone else going for one of the summer get-together thingies current students host?

I've already visited the school and I am completely sold on it. However, I will definitely attend one the summer get-together as well as the formal info session in LA.
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03 Jul 2008, 19:03
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I've already visited the school and I am completely sold on it. However, I will definitely attend one the summer get-together as well as the formal info session in LA.

that's great! I've been to the school a year ago to visit friends who were in undergrad at UChicago, definitely plan to go again when I'm actually paying attention to my surroundings! I'm thinking of heading down there in the fall when classes are back in session...
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03 Jul 2008, 20:39
I am interested but still debating with my 680 gmat score..Any advice rhyme?
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03 Jul 2008, 21:47
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I am interested but still debating with my 680 gmat score..Any advice rhyme?

Wish I did, but I dont.... 680 is certainly within shooting distance of being admitted, and many people in the last year got in with scores around that range, so there's really no reason to assume you couldn't. There are just so many variables -- people with 790s get rejected... theres really no way to predict... I'd say think about where the GSB fits into your overall portfolio - is it one you'd really like to go to? Is the GMAT the only reason you wouldn't apply? Is your plan already full of other top schools? Would you look back and regret not applying? Personally, I'm an advocate of the whole 'better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all' line of thought, but I realize people have limited time / money / patience. If nothing else, come visit and see what you think.
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Thanks rhyme. Definitely planning to visit the school this summer...
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04 Jul 2008, 11:29
hey Ryhme, when are you hosting the student-meetup event? I can probably schedule something around then..gotta love GSB..its one of my dream schools..and you are living my dream haha
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hey Ryhme, when are you hosting the student-meetup event? I can probably schedule something around then..gotta love GSB..its one of my dream schools..and you are living my dream haha

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04 Jul 2008, 12:16
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Thanks rhyme. Definitely planning to visit the school this summer...

Dont know why I was reading it but in a recent GSB Chat:

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G-95391449__Guest_: Joanne, I would like to know the range of GMAT scores you have for your actual accepted class, not only the average, but the whole range. Thank you

Joanne: Our statistics for this year's class are not yet complete. Our most recent range of scores is 640-760.

I think that's probably like an 80th% percentile or something, I know people with scores higher than 760.

edit: Yea looks like it is

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Nate: One doesn't need to score above 700 to be admitted. Our mid-80 percent range is roughly 660-760. If you feel a higher score would enhance your admissions application, then by all means take the test again. Please bear in mind, though, that the GMAT is only one factor in the evaluation process. All the best!
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04 Jul 2008, 13:22
Thanks again Rhyme. This is encouraging!!
I posted my profile in Admission COnsultants. When you get some time, can you plese take a look and let me know what you think about my chances?

24-t64773

I am planning to apply Wharton , ChicagoGSB, Duke, Kellogg, Cornell and Michigan

I might not be able to attend the Student Meet Event on July 25th. But if i visit the school in Aug 1st week, is it possible to get sometime to chat with you? I am specifically interested in HealthCare/Pharma Management program with Entreprenuership/SC/MC post mba. But my current WE is in IT though its in same industry. Meanwhile i am still figuring out the stastics of successful admits with this kind of profile in Healthcare management, same time not sure how good is this program in Chicago GSB as I just started researching various schools for this program.

Also, if i apply to HCM in chicago, is it still possible that i am evaluated for general admission even if my profile is not enough for HCM ?? More than Chicago, in general i want to know how this is evaluated in a bschool when a person applies to a subprogram...

Thanks a lot for your time..
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04 Jul 2008, 15:38
Lots of questions! Lets tackle one thing at a time.

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I might not be able to attend the Student Meet Event on July 25th. But if i visit the school in Aug 1st week, is it possible to get sometime to chat with you?

I'm happy to meet but you should keep in mind:

1) NOBODY is on campus in August. I mean NOBODY. There are no classes, no professors, no students - you will have a much more meaningful and fun experience if you visit in October when classes are in session. Just something to keep in mind.

2) I work, so I might not be able to meet during the day.

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I am specifically interested in HealthCare/Pharma Management program with Entreprenuership/SC/MC post mba.

I'm a little confused. To the best of my knowledge the GSB does not offer a "Healthcare/Pharma Management program", nor does it offer such a concentration. Be sure to do your research! As for your goals, I'm not sure what SC is, but I guess you mean strategy consulting? If so, thats the same as management consulting.

So if I've understood you right, you want to stay in the healthcare industry but do management consulting within that space? Someone like say Sg2? (see http://www.sg2.com)? Just trying to get a good understanding of who you are thinking about. You can see a short list of some of the firms in the space (in general) that recruit at the GSB here: http://student.chicagogsb.edu/group/hea ... areers.htm

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Also, if i apply to HCM in chicago, is it still possible that i am evaluated for general admission even if my profile is not enough for HCM ?? More than Chicago, in general i want to know how this is evaluated in a bschool when a person applies to a subprogram...

Again, it sounds like you may have found a specific subprogram that I'm not familiar with and I couldn't seem to find. Questions like this are most generally best answered by someone in admissions. In general, from what I've seen, you are admitted into the GSB and what you do once you get in is up to you - so if you want to take some classes outside the school in healthcare, go for it. However, I'm not familiar with this program you mentioned so you may want to check / ask.

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I am planning to apply Wharton , ChicagoGSB, Duke, Kellogg, Cornell and Michigan

As for your profile and those targets, I'm afraid that Indian IT with a 680 is going to be a bit of a tough nut to crack. Wharton, Chicago and Kellogg certainly receive a ton of very qualified high GMAT scores from that demographic and Cornell and Michigan are probably more GMAT sensitive as they try to move up the ranks. That said, you had the advantage of being female, and that will help to some extent.... You will have to still craft a strong application.

As to your profile details, you mention:

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Reason for leaving: Not satisfied with my career growth even after 3 promotions in 2 yrs and had initial thoughts of MBA in plan. Felt I need some more broader perspective of pharma/healthcare industry and better management skills while dealing with business analysts.

I assume you are aware that you will need a better story for your essays right? You need a clear goal and a passion for something - not a dissatisfaction for your job. Think positive not negative.

As for your hobbies, I'd suggest you find something that isn't IT related. Designing Websites is a poor hobby for someone who is trying to leave IT and it really makes you sound one-dimensional. Your volunteer experiences sound like they might be interesting but its hard to tell how much of a leadership role you've taken on. Remember, its not just a question of volunteering, its also a question of leading

Overall I get the impression you have a solid background, but to stand out among a crowded Indian IT applicant base, you will need to seriously think about what makes you unique. I don't think its impossible to get into the schools you've mentioned, particularly given that you are female, but you will have to work hard to pull it off.

Happy to help anyway I can... gotta run to a bbq now.
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First of all thanks for your valuable time and inputs rhyme!

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much more meaningful and fun experience if you visit in October when classes are in session.

But most of the school deadlines are in October. I am not sure whether i will have sufficient time to complete my essays. Is the school open till end of july?

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To the best of my knowledge the GSB does not offer a "Healthcare/Pharma Management program", nor does it offer such a concentration.

To begin with, I am following US news rankings and specializations. When i selected Healthcare Administration i see chicago gsb in that. For this program, I haven't specifically gathered anything from school website yet. I didn't see that its different from Healthcare management. Thanks for clarification. Anyways, i will do more research about this before i make my move. I meant SCorMC and not SC and MC. Will correct that for paul...

Update: Just got the link from school website...Its a certificate program offered in addition to the general MBA

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As for your profile and those targets, I'm afraid that Indian IT with a 680 is going to be a bit of a tough nut to crack.

I know that i am targetting for highly unreachable. But i'll just give my best try. Planning to apply to 2 safest schools though........

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I assume you are aware that you will need a better story for your essays right? You need a clear goal and a passion for something - not a dissatisfaction for your job. Think positive not negative

I think i need to be more careful in my wording.. I have more details about my extra curricular activites where i really have taken some initiatives, which helped the foundation to raise significant amount of money..

Will it have any negative effect on my app if i give gmat one more time? I hope i am not wasting too much of your time. Believe me, this will be my last question..Thanks!

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