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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 07:41
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Application went complete this morning, finally. Now waiting for an interview.
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 08:20
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Hi all -

Quick question for anyone who's gone through the admissions process at Booth. I'm an "early career applicant" as defined by Booth's website (3 yrs experience), and am considering applying for Round 3.

Is the admissions office just blowing smoke, or are they serious about considering people with significantly less than the average W/E? I fit most of the other critieria, solid GPA, good leadership experience, good quant background, but based on some of the profiles I've seen here I feel like only 3 years experience makes this school a long shot for me. Any advice?


3 years is on the lower side, but what the school looks at is the depth of your experience. Plus, a lot of schools (especially H/S/W) are trending younger. So if you have solid experience you are in a good spot.

However, applying in Round 3 will put you in a big disadvantage.


I agree and I like to think of it this way. If a top school is averaging around 5 years of work experience, for every 3 year candidate it admits, you could say they only need to admit one 7 year candidate or two 6 year candidates to maintain their balance. Judging by the posts here at GMATClub, there are more than a few applicants with that level of experience. That said, I'm sure it's a situation where the depth of experience adcoms like to see tends to show in candidates closer to 5 years of WE than 0 years or 10 years. I'm sure no one in the office is actively monitoring the average WE of the incoming class. It probably just ends up where ends up.

However, here's more info from Booth on early career applications:
http://www.chicagobooth.edu/fulltime/ad ... rkexp.aspx



Thanks for the response! I read the early career applicant page on the Booth website, which is where I got the initial inkling that Booth is favorable towards applicants with up to 3 years w/e. Hopefully its true.

Here goes nothing...........in for Round 3.
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 09:31
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Does anybody else's application still say received?


Mine still says "Received." I submitted on January 6th and my recommendations came in a few days later (Booth says they accept recommendations until January 13th).

Does this warrant a phone call?


Yes, it does. Tomorrow. According to their communication, you should call them if your status does not say complete by Jan 27th.
( check the email that you received when you submitted)

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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 10:45
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along the lines of the above posts, at the info session I attended, they said the number of WE is really just used for school statistics. they'll see it when looking at your application, but echoing what was said earlier, it's all about your story, your career vision, and the experiences you bring.
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 14:35
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Please add me to the roll call for Round 2. I submitted January 3 and received interview invitation January 22.
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2010, 19:07
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If my memory serves me right, in 2007(class of 2009), R1 apps were up by 40%( don't know about R2 though). 2007 was still early part of recession. Since the number of apps usually goes up in times of slow-down( I think), I won't be surprised if the number of R2 apps are up.

Still, 44% is extreme. It's like over 1.5 times the usual work-load if the adcom does not hire new staff

Cheers,

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PS:- Received my interview invite
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2010, 09:02
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Hi Everyone,

Just received my invite! Does anyone know whats the best hotel to stay at (that's closest to campus but in a safe area...). Also, which airport is it better to fly into or does it not matter?

Oh and my app went to "complete" on jan 12th.

Thanks!
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2010, 07:31
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i was staring at my inbox as i do so many times these days....and reached into the depths of rejection again when i realized that there were no new emails - not even from my friends. so i clicked the refresh button just to torture myself. and yep, sure enough there was nothing. crap.

but as i got up to walk away from my laptop lo and behold: an interview invite from chicago booth! i nearly fell down back into the chair. fkg AWESOME!!!!!
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2010, 07:40
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Hi Everyone,

Just received my invite! Does anyone know whats the best hotel to stay at (that's closest to campus but in a safe area...). Also, which airport is it better to fly into or does it not matter?

Oh and my app went to "complete" on jan 12th.

Thanks!

I also would like suggestions on hotels if anyone has them. Near campus would be great (it's nice not having to bring your suitcase to campus/the interview) but if there are no good options then downtown is fine too.


I suggest downtown, Hyde Park doesn't have any good hotels imho. Club Quarters is generally reasonably priced.
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2010, 14:43
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Unplugged and Mbasc2010, are you guys US or international ?

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im not sure if it means anything, but i received an invite and am also an international applicant like "unplugged".
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2010, 10:55
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I got the invite on Friday. I'm totally busting--I definitely did not expect Booth to be interested.
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 08:46
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I'm in the same situation...[/quote]

Ditto :([/quote]

Me too. Same dates and everything, I believe.[/quote]

Same Here. This makes me happy though :-D
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 08:55
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Interview invite this morning! 2/1
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 09:39
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No news yet. Relax guys, it is not the end of the world.
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 12:08
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Please count me in for R2.

Submitted: 1/6
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Interview invite: Today! 2/1. So thrilled. :)
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 12:58
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Although I've almost given up on my Chicago Booth dream, I just got elected to the Board of Directors of a non-profit I've volunteered for, and think this is something I want to share with adcom.

As a rd2 applicant, should I send an email to adcom about this status change, or is it really too late.
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Cant understand why you should give up your dream this early!....I havent heard from any of schools I applied to!

Absolutely....Send them an email right away...It certainly cant hurt!
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 13:29
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As per my info*,

Booth sends the interview invites to the applicants who are being considered for scholarships in the last. So if you think your application is strong and you haven't received the invite yet, that means you are being considered for scholarship.

But if your application has significant weeknesses, then may be you can start to worry after this week.

* - Info source cannot be revealed / No liabilities can be claimed later on this post in any wayz.
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Re: Calling Fall 2010 Chicago Booth Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2010, 13:33
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No worries. I applied to 6 schools in R2 and haven't heard from any of them. I checked my blood pressure a couple of weeks ago and it literally indicated I should be having a heart attack. From then, I just leave things in the big guy's hands, now I can breath normally again.

It is not the end of the world. When all of us retire 50 years from now, none of these would seem that important. So relax people!


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Cant understand why you should give up your dream this early!....I havent heard from any of schools I applied to!

Absolutely....Send them an email right away...It certainly cant hurt!


Are you planning to work until your mid-late 70s?? Retiring early wasn't the whole purpose of going to Business School? LOL!!
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phboom wrote:
No worries. I applied to 6 schools in R2 and haven't heard from any of them. I checked my blood pressure a couple of weeks ago and it literally indicated I should be having a heart attack. From then, I just leave things in the big guy's hands, now I can breath normally again.

It is not the end of the world. When all of us retire 50 years from now, none of these would seem that important. So relax people!


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Cant understand why you should give up your dream this early!....I havent heard from any of schools I applied to!

Absolutely....Send them an email right away...It certainly cant hurt!


Are you planning to work until your mid-late 70s?? Retiring early wasn't the whole purpose of going to Business School? LOL!!


Maybe I'm applying to bschool for all the wrong reasons....
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