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Chicago App - Slides [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 07:41
I just looked at the essay questions for GSB and #3 is really interesting.

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.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 07:44
i have so many questions about this...


will printouts be in color or grayscale?

because of the open ended question, does this question cannibalize the "optional essay?"

do they REALLY want the additional notes document?

are pictures of yourself a definite for inclusion?

argh
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 08:06
I saw this recently and thought wow...

I'd say expect a B&W copy printout (but if you want to, just call and ask).

I think this is about clarity of message and ability to convey meaning in a concise way. Think elevator speech. Be creative and interesting I think. Don't focus on achievements (those are what you've done, not who you are) but rather on your interests and background. At least thats what I'd probably do.
I actually wish I'd had this question last year. Really cool.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 08:24
As I said in the apps thread up top, it is quite similar to the creative essay at Stern, but forcing the format a little (mainly for consistency).

It does really show how Chicago are looking to shake the (unfair) image that some put upon them.

This would be really hard, but is such a great opportunity as an "essay".
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 08:27
dabots wrote:
i have so many questions about this...


will printouts be in color or grayscale?

because of the open ended question, does this question cannibalize the "optional essay?"

do they REALLY want the additional notes document?

are pictures of yourself a definite for inclusion?

argh


By the way... mad props on the correct usage of the term cannibalize :)

As for it cannibalizing, i'd say no... the optional essay is, in my view, a place to discuss anything you feel you need to mitigate - a low gpa, a gap in employment, any "unanswered questions" or items you really wish you could have put into the essay but didn't. The powerpoint is more of an expression of creativity and showing the admissions staff who you are....

If you are using the optional essay to convey who you are and what you are about, you've likely missed the boat on the other essays anyway.
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Re: Chicago App - Slides [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 08:33
Sounds similar to NYU app..?
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Re: Chicago App - Slides [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 08:42
Chicago often has an essay for you to show your creativity and uniqueness. I remember GSB also had the last year's essay like this " tell us something about yourself that nobody knows..."
I like this kind of essay. It can be tough but interesting...


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I just looked at the essay questions for GSB and #3 is really interesting.

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.

Last edited by GMATcram on 05 Jul 2007, 20:44, edited 2 times in total.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 19:14
rhyme wrote:

I actually wish I'd had this question last year. Really cool.


Why?! You already are going to the GSB!
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2007, 20:16
kripalkavi wrote:
rhyme wrote:

I actually wish I'd had this question last year. Really cool.


Why?! You already are going to the GSB!


I said *last* year... I think I would have enjoyed answering it... more than say, something like "What movie, play or book matters most to you and why?" (it was something like that).
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Jul 2007, 10:45
What are ya'll thinking about including for your slides? I am thinking about having 3 slides that cover the following:

Personal Life (family, friends, hobbies, extra curriculars, etc.)

School (Academics & clubs)

Work (projects & international experience)

Are you planning on having a lot of text or mostly graphics?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2007, 08:53
I was thinking of putting in stuff that I don't really focus on in my essays. i.e. interests outside work (not clubs/etcs) but things that I'm passionate about. I'm looking at this as an opportunity to show my personality rather than the traditional why I want a MBA etc.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2007, 08:20
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Are you planning on having a lot of text or mostly graphics?


Well, we cant use any animation 'cause they will be looking at printouts of our slides. I guess I'll be going with mostly text - bulleted probably.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2007, 09:01
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forcefeed wrote:
Are you planning on having a lot of text or mostly graphics?


Well, we cant use any animation 'cause they will be looking at printouts of our slides. I guess I'll be going with mostly text - bulleted probably.


i dont think ive ever used animation in a deck anyway. ill definitely be creative with graphics, if they wanted just text they would have made this a regular essay.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2007, 09:11
dabots wrote:
i dont think ive ever used animation in a deck anyway. ill definitely be creative with graphics, if they wanted just text they would have made this a regular essay.


Disclaimer: I am not applying to Chicago, but the idea of using slides sounds so interesting to me that I have been following this discussion too.

Well, I don't think that using a lot of graphics is going to work. It may make the slides look less professional, instead. I agree that if they wanted just text, they would have made this a regular essay. But what they want is "formatted text" .. which fits well in a limited number of slides, and is presentable (i.e. short sentences). None of this means more graphics. So I would recommend "controlled use of graphics".
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2007, 09:14
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dabots wrote:
i dont think ive ever used animation in a deck anyway. ill definitely be creative with graphics, if they wanted just text they would have made this a regular essay.


Disclaimer: I am not applying to Chicago, but the idea of using slides sounds so interesting to me that I have been following this discussion too.

Well, I don't think that using a lot of graphics is going to work. It may make the slides look less professional, instead. I agree that if they wanted just text, they would have made this a regular essay. But what they want is "formatted text" .. which fits well in a limited number of slides, and is presentable (i.e. short sentences). None of this means more graphics. So I would recommend "controlled use of graphics".


whats unprofessional about graphics? most consulting decks have tons of graphics. they can help explain things better than just words.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2007, 09:31
dabots wrote:

whats unprofessional about graphics? most consulting decks have tons of graphics. they can help explain things better than just words.


Nothing's wrong with graphics (As long as they are not used just because your presentation application supports them). I never said that "any" graphics is unprofessional. I said that too much graphics may become unprofessional. So, there should be a controlled use of them - i.e. only when the graphics help sell yourself to the school.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2007, 09:57
dabots wrote:
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dabots wrote:
i dont think ive ever used animation in a deck anyway. ill definitely be creative with graphics, if they wanted just text they would have made this a regular essay.


Disclaimer: I am not applying to Chicago, but the idea of using slides sounds so interesting to me that I have been following this discussion too.

Well, I don't think that using a lot of graphics is going to work. It may make the slides look less professional, instead. I agree that if they wanted just text, they would have made this a regular essay. But what they want is "formatted text" .. which fits well in a limited number of slides, and is presentable (i.e. short sentences). None of this means more graphics. So I would recommend "controlled use of graphics".


whats unprofessional about graphics? most consulting decks have tons of graphics. they can help explain things better than just words.


It depends on what you mean by "graphics"...

An example of not enough graphics (slides 1-19) and far far too much (20 and beyond):

http://www.campbell.edu/resource/cs/Tec ... aching.ppt

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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2007, 03:57
I just looooove the new GSB approach to essays.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2007, 15:59
I must say I LOVE that question! Maybe I'll apply to Chicago just because of that!
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2007, 19:40
dabots wrote:
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forcefeed wrote:
Are you planning on having a lot of text or mostly graphics?


Well, we cant use any animation 'cause they will be looking at printouts of our slides. I guess I'll be going with mostly text - bulleted probably.


i dont think ive ever used animation in a deck anyway. ill definitely be creative with graphics, if they wanted just text they would have made this a regular essay.


Hmm...you do have a point there. But I think I will keep the 'graphics' down to a bare minimum anyway.
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