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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 07:16
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1) It's a 773 area code
2) They start early in the morning and try to get the international students in the Far East and South Pacific before they go to bed
3) For US based admits there is NO PATTERN in how the calls go out. They are not done in alphabetical order. They are not done by industry. They are not done from east to west. I repeat there is NO PATTERN. I realize right now that as soon as the 27th hits this information will be forgotten/ignored.
4) Admissions makes the phone calls.
5) You will be notified of any scholarship you may have been awarded during the call. If they do not mention scholarship money you did not get one at this time, but may be awarded a fellowship at a later date.
6) Good luck!!


Great info, thanks!

One question: is #3 a conclusion based on what you've heard/read, or iron-clad fact?


Iron-clad FACT.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 11:36
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Blax0r wrote:
cheetarah1980 wrote:

1) It's a 773 area code
2) They start early in the morning and try to get the international students in the Far East and South Pacific before they go to bed
3) For US based admits there is NO PATTERN in how the calls go out. They are not done in alphabetical order. They are not done by industry. They are not done from east to west. I repeat there is NO PATTERN. I realize right now that as soon as the 27th hits this information will be forgotten/ignored.
4) Admissions makes the phone calls.
5) You will be notified of any scholarship you may have been awarded during the call. If they do not mention scholarship money you did not get one at this time, but may be awarded a fellowship at a later date.
6) Good luck!!


Great info, thanks!

One question: is #3 a conclusion based on what you've heard/read, or iron-clad fact?


Iron-clad FACT.


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 23:19
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Less than a week to go...and that mandatory weak at heart feeling has sinked in. They Like me..they like me not, they like me, they like me not, they like me, they like me not :?: ...!!!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 23:23
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Less than a week to go...and that mandatory weak at heart feeling has sinked in. They Like me..they like me not, they like me, they like me not, they like me, they like me not :?: ...!!!


Right now I'm thanking work that has kept me so busy that I have had very little time to worry..

nonetheless....panic is slowly rising... :?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 00:03
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Less than a week to go...and that mandatory weak at heart feeling has sinked in. They Like me..they like me not, they like me, they like me not, they like me, they like me not :?: ...!!!


Knowing whether 'they like me' or 'they like me not' is often better than knowing what they truly feel: 'meh.' Just my waitlisted $0.02.

Soon enough we will (mostly) all know how the adcom truly feels. Good luck to all!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 05:54
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not 'required' - good to send.

I disagree--for all interviews, work or otherwise, common courtesy is to send a thank you note. You stand out in a bad way if you don't. More importantly, strangers are taking time out of their busy schedules to evaluate your candidacy--acknowledging this is really the least you could do.

I'm going to disagree with this in terms of bschool applications. For work, yes send a thank you note (although I didn't during recruiting this year). For the MBA interview it does NOT matter. They are interviewing way too many people to keep track of who sends a thank you and who doesn't. Honestly all bschool interview thank you notes do is tend to freak out the applicant over what they said in it and whether or not they get a response (see TrueGMAT's previous posts). The interviewer doesn't care, nor notice if you don't send a thank you. I didn't send one for Wharton or Booth and it was more than fine.


I concede that if writing a simple followup email acknowledging one's appreciation is too much to handle for the high-strung nerves of fragile b-school applicants, then perhaps it's best not to. However, and this was my initial point--I personally think it's important to be courteous even when you don't get anything out of it. As you said, the impact on the applicant is marginal as to be negligible, but c'mon, what about doing something because it's the right thing to do?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 06:00
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elian wrote:
I disagree--for all interviews, work or otherwise, common courtesy is to send a thank you note. You stand out in a bad way if you don't. More importantly, strangers are taking time out of their busy schedules to evaluate your candidacy--acknowledging this is really the least you could do.

I'm going to disagree with this in terms of bschool applications. For work, yes send a thank you note (although I didn't during recruiting this year). For the MBA interview it does NOT matter. They are interviewing way too many people to keep track of who sends a thank you and who doesn't. Honestly all bschool interview thank you notes do is tend to freak out the applicant over what they said in it and whether or not they get a response (see TrueGMAT's previous posts). The interviewer doesn't care, nor notice if you don't send a thank you. I didn't send one for Wharton or Booth and it was more than fine.


I concede that if writing a simple followup email acknowledging one's appreciation is too much to handle for the high-strung nerves of fragile b-school applicants, then perhaps it's best not to. However, and this was my initial point--I personally think it's important to be courteous even when you don't get anything out of it. As you said, the impact on the applicant is marginal as to be negligible, but c'mon, what about doing something because it's the right thing to do?


Sadly, I think that sentiment gets lost between the essay writing, the recommendation hunting, and the eternal waiting.

I like to send thank you notes, personally. You never know how such a small gesture could brighten someone's day and maybe paying it forward now will help you later on.
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Sadly, I think that sentiment gets lost between the essay writing, the recommendation hunting, and the eternal waiting.


This entire process has highlighted for me the importance of a support network that will tell you when you're being a ridiculous freakazoid who should sit down, drink a beer, watch QI, and shut up about the self-inflicted stress of applying to one of the best business school programs in the world.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 07:19
Do adcoms care if you quit earlier than the "expected number of months worked by matriculation" that was asked on applications? I would think not, since it's just an estimate and circumstances can change at any point, but I was curious to hear what you all had to say. Thanks in advance
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 07:20
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Do adcoms care if you quit earlier than the "expected number of months worked by matriculation" that was asked on applications? I would think not, since it's just an estimate and circumstances can change at any point, but I was curious to hear what you all had to say. Thanks in advance


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 07:29
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Do adcoms care if you quit earlier than the "expected number of months worked by matriculation" that was asked on applications? I would think not, since it's just an estimate and circumstances can change at any point, but I was curious to hear what you all had to say. Thanks in advance

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 14:35
Wow, six days left! I have officially started panicking.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 16:46
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Wow, six days left! I have officially started panicking.

Feeling so nervous I am officially on the verge of freaking out.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 06:42
Add me to the "officially freaking out" list. Booth or bust for me this year - really adds to the intensity! Sure hope I don't have to repeat this process next year!!!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 09:11
Good luck to everyone who is waiting for the 28th.
Only a few more days left.

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Add me to the "officially freaking out" list. Booth or bust for me this year - really adds to the intensity! Sure hope I don't have to repeat this process next year!!!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 15:22
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Add me to the "officially freaking out" list. Booth or bust for me this year - really adds to the intensity! Sure hope I don't have to repeat this process next year!!!

Same here I don't have any safety school, got the dings from Harvard ,Stanford and wharton, Booth is my only salvation
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2013, 02:24
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Add me to the "officially freaking out" list. Booth or bust for me this year - really adds to the intensity! Sure hope I don't have to repeat this process next year!!!

Same here I don't have any safety school, got the dings from Harvard ,Stanford and wharton, Booth is my only salvation


Yeah, I've been there. I only applied to two programs last year, and was interviewed at neither. I needed the extra year of experience (and a major promotion) to turn it around for this year. If worse comes to worse, there is always next year. To me, that sure beats attending a 'safety' if you aren't really interested in attending.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2013, 12:41
Here we go, guys. Only 4 or 5 more days until we hear our Booth fate. Booth is my number one choice, so I am starting to freak out too. I will undoubtedly be staring at my phone all day on Wednesday. It is so nice to have transparency into the admit process, but knowing that admit calls go out the day before the waitlist/ding emails go out is nerve wracking. I know I will be super down on Wednesday night if I haven't gotten a call from a Chicago area code. I wish everyone else all the luck! Hopefully we see a lot of good news on this forum come Wednesday night!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 09:42
Please guys make sure when you get the call from Booth on Wednesday, you let us know on the forum.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 09:51
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Please guys make sure when you get the call from Booth on Wednesday, you let us know on the forum.



Isn't the result out on Thursday 28th March? That's what it says on the website. Unless there's some new update/email which I've missed.
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