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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2013, 15:37
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Blax0r wrote:
Apologies if this has already been asked for R2 (I saw that it is a 2nd year for R1), but are we interviewed by 2nd year students for sure? Or is it a toss-up between students and admissions committee members?

Thanks in advance.


on campus? afaik, most likely admission fellows(2nd year students)


Sorry forgot to mention that; yes for on-campus interviews.

Thanks for the reply!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2013, 16:40
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I work with everybody. After a long higher education record of 10years (college + grad school), means i worked with everyone. Even the conglomerate i work for, women left and right. I think one point i forgot to mention is that, if i can convince the 2nd year female student of the awesomeness of my file, then my business career is set...because i would be able to sale anybody 'snow' here in Chicago in winter...! :) The salesman of the year!

Wow, you don't know when to stop!

I will echo kingfalcon's post; you've divulged an incredible amount of personal information, regardless of your comical GPA and GRE change (which has been ironically memorialized by the previous post). How many international students are currently in MA programs in Chicago? And how many of those were invited to interview? It would be completely ignorant and naive to think that the Adcom wouldn't see your post and deny your admission. Then again, ignorance seems to be your forte.


I, for one, am sitting back and enjoying Nyama's(?) posts. It's hysterical to listen to a person who hasn't got a clue insist more and more vehemently that he Does Too have a clue. Beats waiting around for the darn MIT interview requests / dings, although I'm feeling less confident now that I know I'm up against a future president of some country somewhere.

Addendum: anyone who wants to meet up in Chicago end of Feb or March 1, shoot me a message.

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2013, 18:16
Hi guys, I am new to this forum & came here looking for guidance in relation to admission to Booth. I am from India, so don't know if there is any Indian prospective student/alumni in here or not, but hopefully there is someone who can answer my query.
My Profile:-
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Did my Engineering in Comp Science from a state univ with 70% marks.
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Work ex - Involved in my family business(Exporter & manufacturers of textile items from India) for last 3 years, will be applying next year so work-ex will be around 4 years.
Haven't given GMAT yet but I am targeting to get around 740-750 which I think is quite reachable.

I wanted to change my career path by joining a top B-School & migrating to finance field(passion/interest being the reason). Just wanted to know what are my chances of getting into a top B School & whether it is possible to change my field to finance even though I don't have much exp in that sector? I have completed 2 levels of CFA too, a few years back keeping in mind I wanted to change my field in the future so it might help.
My main query is whether my work-ex is valuable or not, especially from the point of view of my post-MBA aspirations of working in the finance field.

Any kind of help would be highly appreciated.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 03:54
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I just wanted to let everyone know that I decided to withdraw my app from Booth. With my Sloan, Tuck, and Haas admits in hand, I feel comfortable deciding among those three (unless Kellogg offers me a massive scholarship). Hopefully someone on GC snags that interview spot and converts it into an admit!


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 08:18
shenlong1234 wrote:
Hi guys, I am new to this forum & came here looking for guidance in relation to admission to Booth. I am from India, so don't know if there is any Indian prospective student/alumni in here or not, but hopefully there is someone who can answer my query.
My Profile:-
Xth - 83% XII - 78%
Did my Engineering in Comp Science from a state univ with 70% marks.
Decent extra curriculars in college.
Work ex - Involved in my family business(Exporter & manufacturers of textile items from India) for last 3 years, will be applying next year so work-ex will be around 4 years.
Haven't given GMAT yet but I am targeting to get around 740-750 which I think is quite reachable.

I wanted to change my career path by joining a top B-School & migrating to finance field(passion/interest being the reason). Just wanted to know what are my chances of getting into a top B School & whether it is possible to change my field to finance even though I don't have much exp in that sector? I have completed 2 levels of CFA too, a few years back keeping in mind I wanted to change my field in the future so it might help.
My main query is whether my work-ex is valuable or not, especially from the point of view of my post-MBA aspirations of working in the finance field.

Any kind of help would be highly appreciated.


Shenlong1234, you are better off posting in the Ask Admissions Consultants forums to get a profile evaluation. This thread is mainly for people who are applying to Booth in 2012-13 cycle. All the best!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 08:19
kingfalcon wrote:
I just wanted to let everyone know that I decided to withdraw my app from Booth. With my Sloan, Tuck, and Haas admits in hand, I feel comfortable deciding among those three (unless Kellogg offers me a massive scholarship). Hopefully someone on GC snags that interview spot and converts it into an admit!


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 08:26
ak2012 wrote:
shenlong1234 wrote:
Hi guys, I am new to this forum & came here looking for guidance in relation to admission to Booth. I am from India, so don't know if there is any Indian prospective student/alumni in here or not, but hopefully there is someone who can answer my query.
My Profile:-
Xth - 83% XII - 78%
Did my Engineering in Comp Science from a state univ with 70% marks.
Decent extra curriculars in college.
Work ex - Involved in my family business(Exporter & manufacturers of textile items from India) for last 3 years, will be applying next year so work-ex will be around 4 years.
Haven't given GMAT yet but I am targeting to get around 740-750 which I think is quite reachable.

I wanted to change my career path by joining a top B-School & migrating to finance field(passion/interest being the reason). Just wanted to know what are my chances of getting into a top B School & whether it is possible to change my field to finance even though I don't have much exp in that sector? I have completed 2 levels of CFA too, a few years back keeping in mind I wanted to change my field in the future so it might help.
My main query is whether my work-ex is valuable or not, especially from the point of view of my post-MBA aspirations of working in the finance field.

Any kind of help would be highly appreciated.


Shenlong1234, you are better off posting in the Ask Admissions Consultants forums to get a profile evaluation. This thread is mainly for people who are applying to Booth in 2012-13 cycle. All the best!


Yes, I didn't see that section before hence I posted it here, have posted it there now. Thanks for the reply.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 09:39
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I just wanted to let everyone know that I decided to withdraw my app from Booth. With my Sloan, Tuck, and Haas admits in hand, I feel comfortable deciding among those three (unless Kellogg offers me a massive scholarship). Hopefully someone on GC snags that interview spot and converts it into an admit!


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 15:08
Hi Folks,
Just wondering if anyone can share their on-campus interview experience at Booth. I am interviewing on-campus next month
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Feb 2013, 20:14
Can anyone who interviewed in Shanghai in the first round share their interview experience? Adcom/alum inteviewer? Length of interview etc.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 07:09
Interviewing tomorrow...scared and pumped at the same time! :)
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 13:19
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Interviewing tomorrow...scared and pumped at the same time! :)


Good luck! I'm interviewing in early March, but I'm already quite scared.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 18:27
How would you know if your interview went well or bad? If somebody is not able to bond with the interviewer ,does that mean it is screwed?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Feb 2013, 18:31
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How would you know if your interview went well or bad? If somebody is not able to bond with the interviewer ,does that mean it is screwed?


I think it's really hard to evaluate your own performance after an interview. With my b-school interviews last year, I got dinged at a school where I had a great connection with the interviewer and got into a school where there was no connection at all.

I wouldn't sweat it. Just try and relax!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Feb 2013, 07:58
I had my interview with a Booth alum (A Wealth Manager at a bulge-bracket IB) in Mumbai. The interview was very conversational and he totally put me at ease.

I was asked the following questions-

1. Tell me about yourself
2. Extra-curricular activities during undergrad (We discussed my debating experiences in detail)
3. Why MBA ? Why Booth?
4. What are your short-term career goals?
5. What do you do for fun in Mumbai

He spoke at length about the unique features of the Booth MBA program and told me about his experiences in the city of Chicago.

All-in-all it was a comfortable interview and a straight-forward chat as opposed to a grilling :) He was really interested in getting to know me as a person apart from the professional achievements listed on my resume.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2013, 07:34
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How would you know if your interview went well or bad? If somebody is not able to bond with the interviewer ,does that mean it is screwed?

The interviews aren't being conducted for you to bond with the interviewer. They are there for you to communicate your story and demonstrate why you'd be a good fit at Booth. Bonding with your interviewer is not necessary to accomplish that goal. Don't over think it and put unnecessary pressure on yourself.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 18:59
I had my interview on Friday. Interview was just ok. I send my thank you card on Sunday and I haven't heard anything back. I am worried. Does it mean anything? My interview was done by student. Do they send reply of thank you notes or not?am I reading too much into it?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 19:14
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How would you know if your interview went well or bad? If somebody is not able to bond with the interviewer ,does that mean it is screwed?

The interviews aren't being conducted for you to bond with the interviewer. They are there for you to communicate your story and demonstrate why you'd be a good fit at Booth. Bonding with your interviewer is not necessary to accomplish that goal. Don't over think it and put unnecessary pressure on yourself.


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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 19:32
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I had my interview with a Booth alum (A Wealth Manager at a bulge-bracket IB) in Mumbai. The interview was very conversational and he totally put me at ease.

I was asked the following questions-

1. Tell me about yourself
2. Extra-curricular activities during undergrad (We discussed my debating experiences in detail)
3. Why MBA ? Why Booth?
4. What are your short-term career goals?
5. What do you do for fun in Mumbai

He spoke at length about the unique features of the Booth MBA program and told me about his experiences in the city of Chicago.

All-in-all it was a comfortable interview and a straight-forward chat as opposed to a grilling :) He was really interested in getting to know me as a person apart from the professional achievements listed on my resume.

That, restores my faith! Good luck and i pray everything turn well.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 22:05
Truegmat wrote:
I had my interview on Friday. Interview was just ok. I send my thank you card on Sunday and I haven't heard anything back. I am worried. Does it mean anything? My interview was done by student. Do they send reply of thank you notes or not?am I reading too much into it?


Yes, you are reading too much into it. I did not receive responses to either school I interviewed at and I was accepted at both.
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