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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 09:25
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My interviewer said this was the most competitive year and even being invited to inverview was a huge accomplishment. I don't know if his comment was based on fact or whether he just said that without any proof.


Well surely the pool gets more competitive each year. Not surprising.


That could be true, almost all the guys I met at both interviews were of fairly high calibre, more than I would normally expect e.g. Ivy league undergrads +PE/VC/MBB for the most part. I was a bit surprised!! That shouldn't make the waitlist long though!!! If anything, it makes the rejection list long!!! Looks like a small percentage were accepted and a large number are on WL??



You know how alums always say "Oh yeah, there's no way I would've gotten in if I had applied nowadays." because it gets more competitive over the years?

Well I never thought I'd be saying that before I even graduated.

Your interviewer cited fact. I can't give the exact stats, but I definitely had a "OMFG" moment when I saw the stats of the applicant pool for R2.

And then I remembered that they really do look at the entire application and that, at least for Booth, the stats don't play the role most people here think it does.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 09:28
Denied!

Accepted at Kellogg with short 15 min interview without much substance.
Denied at Wharton & Booth - both were excellent interviews!

Oh well ...
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 09:49
Denied after interview:) Congratulations to all admits! Its a wonderful school. I was really impressed during my visit.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 11:23
So, I have been admitted to Kellogg with with a pretty good scholarship ($20k/year). If I somehow get off the waitlist and into Booth, should I give up the $ and go, or should I just stick with Kellogg? I'm leaning towards doing something in finance (IB then hopefully PE) and am currently in consulting.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 11:41
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So, I have been admitted to Kellogg with with a pretty good scholarship ($20k/year). If I somehow get off the waitlist and into Booth, should I give up the $ and go, or should I just stick with Kellogg? I'm leaning towards doing something in finance (IB then hopefully PE) and am currently in consulting.

Only you can make that decision! Of course you know that Kellogg has a reputation for being a great marketing school and Booth has a reputation for being a great finance school, but I am sure you will get an excellent education at either school. It's up to you! (And Booth!)

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 12:22
Dinged today. Same as last year. Really wish Booth could tell me my flaws rather than inviting for interviews.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 12:29
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So, I have been admitted to Kellogg with with a pretty good scholarship ($20k/year). If I somehow get off the waitlist and into Booth, should I give up the $ and go, or should I just stick with Kellogg? I'm leaning towards doing something in finance (IB then hopefully PE) and am currently in consulting.


Even though Booth is more known for finance, it's not like you'll have a hard time getting a job in IB from Kellogg. A lot of the banks still recruit there (and thus allot spots). There may be less spots, but there will also be less people going after them.

At the end of the day, I think it will just come down to where you feel more comfortable. 40k is nothing to sneeze at though... and assuming you become an associate at a BB, you'll make the same amount coming from Kellogg that you would from Booth.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 12:36
Hi guys, I just received an email regarding next steps, where no information about scholarship was included.

Does anyone know where I can find the detailed scholarship information? I was too excited to hear clearly when I received the call yesterday. Thanks.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 12:46
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So, I have been admitted to Kellogg with with a pretty good scholarship ($20k/year). If I somehow get off the waitlist and into Booth, should I give up the $ and go, or should I just stick with Kellogg? I'm leaning towards doing something in finance (IB then hopefully PE) and am currently in consulting.


Even though Booth is more known for finance, it's not like you'll have a hard time getting a job in IB from Kellogg. A lot of the banks still recruit there (and thus allot spots). There may be less spots, but there will also be less people going after them.

At the end of the day, I think it will just come down to where you feel more comfortable. 40k is nothing to sneeze at though... and assuming you become an associate at a BB, you'll make the same amount coming from Kellogg that you would from Booth.


Alright, thanks for the advice everyone. After thinking through this I'm leaning towards just going with Kellogg and the scholarship money if I somehow manage to get into Booth of the waitlist.

Does anybody else think I should strongly consider Booth if it came to it? Or does anybody have other reasons why I should just go with Kellogg?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 12:51
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Hi guys, I just received an email regarding next steps, where no information about scholarship was included.

Does anyone know where I can find the detailed scholarship information? I was too excited to hear clearly when I received the call yesterday. Thanks.


Your email will not contain scholarship info, nor will the admitted students site. The only place you will see scholarship info is on the physical letter you will receive in the mail in the next week or so.

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 13:03
WL at Booth!! I am an accountant interested pursuing I Banking short-term and PE/HF/VC long-term. As I am already admitted to Berkeley, is it worth waiting for Booth’s result or run with Berkeley offer with scholarship? What you guys think?

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WL at Booth!! I am a CPA interested pursuing I Banking short-term and PE/HF/VC long-term. As I am already admitted to Berkeley, is it worth waiting for Booth’s result or run with Berkeley offer with $50k scholarship? What you guys think?


They aren't mutually exclusive. You can accept at Haas and also stay on the waitlist at Booth.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 14:46
Cheetarah , arien , dalilama ,anybody who knows more about it please give some tips to us wait listed candidate. What else we can do to enhance our candidacy . Beside video and an essay what else can we do .i have said everything that I wanted To say in my essays and interview ,don't know what new I can add in video or the essay.
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Cheetarah , arien , dalilama ,anybody who knows more about it please give some tips to us wait listed candidate. What else we can do to enhance our candidacy . Beside video and an essay what else can we do .i have said everything that I wanted To say in my essays and interview ,don't know what new I can add in video or the essay.


I don't know about Booth specifically, but in general if you don't have anything major to add to your profile and you still want to submit a WL update of some sort, then just let the school know of your interest. At the end of the day though, it is NOT a requirement to send a WL update (people are accepted to schools without one).
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 17:19
Waitlisted...3 waitlists and no acceptances. Guess I need to work on my interview skills for next year, assuming I don't get lucky and pulled off one of these WL's.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 18:54
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Started for me one (or two) days earlier than needed. And - I have not written a thank you note (for my excuse - in the country where I was interviewed and where my interviewer is from, it is not so common like in the US) - but still "paranoying" about it....


I'm parannoying about my thank you note too: I misplaced the guy's business card somewhere between Chicago and LA, and by the time I found it, it was late enough that I didn't want to remind him that I was so late writing a thank-you note. :P
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I assume the rule is 'Thou should write a thank you note, otherwise thou will be waitlisted' :(
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 19:16
I seriously feel that it's because of my crappy interview I am waitlisted. Will it be ok if I ask my interviewer for a feed back ? What do you guys think?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 19:52
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Waitlisted...3 waitlists and no acceptances. Guess I need to work on my interview skills for next year, assuming I don't get lucky and pulled off one of these WL's.


Maybe it's something out of your control, like limited work experience? Or maybe you could provide some supplementary letters of rec?

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Started for me one (or two) days earlier than needed. And - I have not written a thank you note (for my excuse - in the country where I was interviewed and where my interviewer is from, it is not so common like in the US) - but still "paranoying" about it....


I'm parannoying about my thank you note too: I misplaced the guy's business card somewhere between Chicago and LA, and by the time I found it, it was late enough that I didn't want to remind him that I was so late writing a thank-you note. :P
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I assume the rule is 'Thou should write a thank you note, otherwise thou will be waitlisted' :(


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