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Calling Chicago GSB 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 22:03
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Round 1:
Tally: Admitted: 9 Dings: 9 Waitlist: 4 Matriculating: 6
Irishfan: Matriculating
dabots: Matriculating
kwam: Matriculating
jpjazzman: Matriculating
burger2001: Matriculating
CookieMonster: Waitlist (R1) Admit (R2) Matriculating
cooldar: Admit
malumier: Matriculating
ApolloLuna: Admit Withdrawn for Kellogg
Forcefeed: Admit Withdrawn for HBS
CfaMiami: Waitlist Admit Withdrawn for Kellogg (I think)
maina_s: Waitlist
Aviroop: Waitlist (R1), Denied (R2)
Faceman: Denied w/ Interview
riverripper: Denied w/ Interview
chillonamill: Denied w/ Interview
Vij101: Denied w/ Interview
Sangoman: Denied w/ Interview
gnr646: Denied w/ Interview
Collegesenior: Denied w/o interview
nnabros: Denied w/o interview
beyondinfinity: Denied w/o interview


Round 2:
Total applicants: 42
Admit = 10 Waitlist = 3 Dinged = 21 unknown = 6
mNeo - Matriculating
helg - Matriculating
CerealsMBA - Matriculating
nick_sun - Matriculating
Jann - Matriculating
ujjib - Matriculating
wallspotter - Matriculating
nervousgmat - Admit Withdrawn for Kellogg
ghgirl - Admit Withdrawn for Kellogg
Audio - Admit Withdrawn for Wharton
clarksdv2 - Waitlist
sudden - Waitlist
bherronp - Waitlist
yellowjacket - Waitlist
adcxaway - Denied w/ Interview
bsd_lover - Denied w/ Interview
vchhaochharia - Denied w/ Interview
tsaditya - Denied w/ Interview
max125 - Denied w/ Interview
nupurgupt - Denied w/ Interview
KingKREEP - Denied w/ Interview
KK Iyer - Denied w/ Interview
pandeyrav - Denied w/ Interview
Poochandi - Denied w/ Interview
grap - Denied w/ Interview
svrider - Denied w/ Interview
trojan812 - Denied w/ Interview
foxtrot - Denied w/ Interview
SoccrRef - Denied w/ Interview
nupurgupt - Denied w/ Interview
hsampath - Denied w/o interview
bkk145 - Denied w/o interview
gregspirited - Denied w/o interview
ryguy904 - Denied w/o interview
dosa_don - Denied w/o interview
spideyeclipse27 - Denied w/o interview
Prodigy - Denied w/o interview
PEtoMBA - Denied w/o interview
Pokerface - Submitted (01/09), Invited to interview (02/08)
JDMBA - submitted, Invited to interview
ncprasad - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
swedenr09 - submitted 1/9, Invited to Interview


Cleardmit has some useful advice to approach this year's Chicago GSB application essays. I hope this is useful for all you GSB aspirants out there.

http://blog.clearadmit.com/2007/07/chic ... 2007-2008/

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Essay 1: Why are you pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? Describe your personal and professional goals and the role an MBA from the University of Chicago GSB plays in your plans to reach these goals. (1,500 word maximum)
Our general guidelines for the standard career goals essay apply to this document, but the above-average length and the nature of Chicago’s other questions add another strategic consideration. While the second and third essays certainly provide ample opportunity to share information about oneself, there really isn’t much room for narrative. This is a distinct contrast from schools like Stanford and MIT, which ask applicants to recount the details of their actions in several specific kinds of situations across the application essays. With this in mind, Chicago applicants might want to use a portion of their 1500 words in this essay to briefly share the details of some professional achievements and significant experiences.

Essay 2: If you could step into someone else’s shoes for a day, who would it be and why? (500 word maximum)
The most common trap that applicants fall into when answering this question is writing more about the person whose shoes he or she would choose to occupy than about the reasons for this selection and the way it fits into his or her candidacy. While this can be a fun question with an answer that is sure to be telling, it’s important not to lose sight of what should be the main objective of one’s application: sharing impressive information about oneself that is relevant to one’s business school candidacy. Selecting a prominent figure whose work is in line with one’s professional goals or favorite hobby can be a great strategy for producing an interesting essay that allows for detail about the applicant’s background as well.

Essay 3: We have asked for a great deal of information throughout this application. In this portion of the application, we invite you tell us about yourself using a non-traditional application format–a PowerPoint presentation. In four slides or less, please provide readers with content that captures who you are.
This approach isn’t exactly revolutionary - Stern’s usual Essay 3 asks for a personal expression that gives candidates complete freedom with content and medium (except for the exclusion of edible/perishable personal expressions) - but it does speak to Chicago’s interest in a candidate’s interests and personality. While all this “white space” might be daunting to some, an easy way to approach this process is to ask oneself a few simple questions. Are there four personal themes to which you would like to devote a slide each? Would you prefer to use the four frames to create a sense of progression through a day, event or activity? We’re hesitant to provide too much guidance given the free-form nature of the task; the best advice we can offer is to think about who you are (and how this might be of interest to the GSB adcom), consider how you could translate this into words and images, and then try it out. Showing the initial result to someone who knows you well could be a great way to determine how successful this draft is. Good luck, and have fun!

***Updated applicant list: 1/9/08 RiverRipper
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 11:57
Very cool, definitely considering Chicago...
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 12:56
I cant wait to see what people come up with for the powerpoint.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 13:11
rough idea is mostly pictures and icons, with a few words here and there for emphasis. The last thing the adcom wants to read are more bullet points. =P
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 16:20
I'll be applying to Chicago, although unlike most people I am not excited about the powerpoint essay. I would have done better on the essay last year that allowed you to write about a book or movie since I love to read. My main problem with that one would have been picking the book that I enjoy that also sends the right message. The powerpoint thing im not so sure of.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 19:24
kryzak wrote:
rough idea is mostly pictures and icons, with a few words here and there for emphasis. The last thing the adcom wants to read are more bullet points. =P


Maybe everyone will have this same brilliant idea and I can set my self apart with just bullet points.... :shock: Yup, me's on the Chicago bandwagon as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 08:04
I was on the Chicago GSB website and they have some info sessions around the country and a few overseas in August. I signed up for the event in Boston on August 12th. A few have already been filled, notably the one in Delhi.

I am trying to book my trip to Chicago for the end of Sept to visit GSB and Kellogg.
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I'm waiting for them to put a date next to the San Francisco location.
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 08:49
riverripper wrote:
I was on the Chicago GSB website and they have some info sessions around the country and a few overseas in August. I signed up for the event in Boston on August 12th. A few have already been filled, notably the one in Delhi.

I am trying to book my trip to Chicago for the end of Sept to visit GSB and Kellogg.


Come say hi... :)
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 [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2007, 10:46
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riverripper wrote:
I was on the Chicago GSB website and they have some info sessions around the country and a few overseas in August. I signed up for the event in Boston on August 12th. A few have already been filled, notably the one in Delhi.

I am trying to book my trip to Chicago for the end of Sept to visit GSB and Kellogg.


Come say hi... :)


definitely...I mean come on. One thing I have already learned is use whatever you have available to help strengthen you application and the whole contacting current students. Besides you live in Chicago so I will need a list of some places to eat and things to do.
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 [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2007, 16:32
anybody work on their resume yet? the application asks for it in a very specific format, which makes it much lengthier than normal. can i assume going over 1 page is ok?
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dabots wrote:
anybody work on their resume yet? the application asks for it in a very specific format, which makes it much lengthier than normal. can i assume going over 1 page is ok?


I'm done with my 'generic' resume. I still haven't looked at the GSB app, so I really wouldn't know what format they want that in. However, I am assuming that it won't be radically different from the usual. On a side note, I came across a couple of applications where the resume wasn't explicitly asked for. Am I missing something here?
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I am also on the GSB bandwagon and am attending an Info session conducted by them in Dallas this Friday. Can somebody pls give me some pointers on how to make the most of this oppourtunity.
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has anybody else cracked open the online app?

i cant seem to find the essays that are usually included such as "describe significant experiences abroad."

is that no longer part of the app?
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dabots wrote:
anybody work on their resume yet? the application asks for it in a very specific format, which makes it much lengthier than normal. can i assume going over 1 page is ok?


I'm curious what the format is... can you share?
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We would like you to adapt your current resume to include the following items, preferably in the
order listed below. An example of the expanded resume been included as a guide.
1. Company Name
2. Date of Employment
3. Industry
4. Starting and Finishing Salary
5. Number Supervised if any
6. Any significant activities professional or otherwise that you participated in (please include any
relevant roles you may have held)
7. Key Professional Responsibilities
8. Reason for Leaving for the position
Please note the expanded resume is designed to give us a more comprehensive view of your
professional and personal life at various stages of your career. Our hope in requiring this
additional information is to get a snapshot of who you are at various stages of your professional
and personal development. This can give us a greater perspective on your potential overall
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hi router :)

Interesting format. Reminds me of HBS'.
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interesting to me the small tweaks they made to the application. they cut down on the additional info section where they used to ask about any significant experiences abroad...

anybody notices the differences in the pdf version and the online one? it looks like the pdf one requires you to enter in all employment since you began college...which would include internships...however the online version asks for "all full-time post-undergraduate positions held" only. What's the deal with that?
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dabots wrote:
interesting to me the small tweaks they made to the application. they cut down on the additional info section where they used to ask about any significant experiences abroad...

anybody notices the differences in the pdf version and the online one? it looks like the pdf one requires you to enter in all employment since you began college...which would include internships...however the online version asks for "all full-time post-undergraduate positions held" only. What's the deal with that?


Question: What if part of the full time work was during undergrad? Can I add that in the resume and the professional info?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 19:27
When they ask us "If you belong to, or participate in, any civic, business, professional, or other similar organizations, please list them here."

Should we list out all volunteer and extra-curricular activities or do you think its only professional clubs?
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