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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 13:04
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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, 23:10
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whathowhatho wrote:
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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' :(


A distilled version could be: "Thou shalt not leave any stone unturned in thy quest for b school, no matter how small."
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 07:14
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WHERE TO LIVE AND WHERE TO GO FOR MY RANDOM WALK AH


It's a good problem to have :-D
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2013, 21:05
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Does anyone have a perspective on how much of the Booth community is devoted to an immersive b-school experience vs. a commuter type situation? Given that folks live away from campus and spend less time there as a result (vs. say HBS) and the fact that there's no core curriculum or long-term cohorts, it seems like it's much easier for everyone to be doing their own thing with affiliation mostly through student groups. I'm concerned it won't be the type of experience you would have at Wharton or HBS or Kellogg where everyone is in the b-school bubble for two years (and to clarify, I want this to be a bubble of sorts for the time I'm there).

Before visiting I thought this was a bigger deal than I do now, and after talking with alums and students I actually really like the Booth setup. It doesn't feel like a commuter school -- some people do live further away, but the train from downtown is surprisingly easy and the Harper Center is set up so people want to spend the entire day there anyway. After visiting Wharton and talking with a good friend who is a 1st year there, for example, I don't see any difference between the communal environments of Wharton and Booth.

One underappreciated aspect of Booth's flexible class structure, aside from being able to immediately take classes that will give you a leg up in internships interviews, is that you'll be mixing more with 2nd years, who will in many cases be the ones referring you to and hiring you in firms during your 2nd year. For what it's worth, I've posed the "community" question to a lot of current Booth students and alums, and every one of them has looked at me like I'm an idiot -- despite not having cohorts, Booth seems to do a really good job of building class cohesion.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2013, 12:51
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Hey all,

Just wanted to thank this thread for all the help. And If anyone’s interested in participating in an MBA Admissions TweetChat, there’s one taking place on Wednesday, April 17 @ 1 PM EDT, hosted by admissions officers from ESADE and The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

http://mba.com/mbachat


See you all on the tweetchat!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 09:01
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So...flight from LAX to ORD was just cancelled. We'll see if I make it to admit weekend...


Yeah around 1200 flights at ORD cancelled - weather is pretty bad. 3 of the main freeways in Chicago were / are shut down due to flooding so even getting into / out of the city is a nightmare. It's supposed to be better tonight and tomorrow but I imagine it will take a while for them to catch up on the cascade of cancellations and delays given that a number of flights were cancelled yesterday too.

Good luck!


Oyyy, that sounds bad. I'm bringing the GF because I need to sell her on how great Chicago is but I'm off to a bad start!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 00:09
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Today is Judgment day!! Good luck to all of us!
From Europe with love!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 05:58
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Received a invite to interview. Best of luck to all.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2013, 06:16
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Invited! Good luck to all!
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Received an invite!!!!

Good luck to everyone.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2013, 13:15
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Thanks all!

I'll be heading out to Chicago for the interview. Any must do/must see things related to Booth that I should be aware of.


Walk around the rest of campus (the non-Booth part). It's truly spectacular. Go to the Loop near where the Boothies live. Sweetwater Tavern is a decent bet. If you're there on a Thursday, find out where the TNDC will be that night.
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I have a question which is a bit difficult to answer, especially considering that the people with a good answer may not be engaged in this thread any more.

How accurate was your impression of your chances of acceptance with respect to how your interview went. So in other words, did anyone feel like they bombed the interview, but got accepted despite that? Or conversely, was anyone surprised that they didn't get accepted after what they thought was a stellar interview?

As you can tell, I'm not over-thinking this at all... not at all :p
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 14:22
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I have a question which is a bit difficult to answer, especially considering that the people with a good answer may not be engaged in this thread any more.

How accurate was your impression of your chances of acceptance with respect to how your interview went. So in other words, did anyone feel like they bombed the interview, but got accepted despite that? Or conversely, was anyone surprised that they didn't get accepted after what they thought was a stellar interview?

As you can tell, I'm not over-thinking this at all... not at all :p


I know it's easier said than done, but don't overthink it. I wouldn't say I thought I bombed my interview, but I walked out thinking it could have gone much, much better. I even sat in on a class afterwards and didn't pay attention to what the professor was saying because i was replaying in my head what I thought I should have said to many of the questions. And I got accepted.

You will find tales all over the place of people who thought they bombed it and got accepted, and people who thought they nailed the interview and got flat-out rejected. Remember, the interview is just one part of your application, and is not the final word. Hope that helps- good luck!
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I have a question which is a bit difficult to answer, especially considering that the people with a good answer may not be engaged in this thread any more.

How accurate was your impression of your chances of acceptance with respect to how your interview went. So in other words, did anyone feel like they bombed the interview, but got accepted despite that? Or conversely, was anyone surprised that they didn't get accepted after what they thought was a stellar interview?

As you can tell, I'm not over-thinking this at all... not at all :p


I know it's easier said than done, but don't overthink it. I wouldn't say I thought I bombed my interview, but I walked out thinking it could have gone much, much better. I even sat in on a class afterwards and didn't pay attention to what the professor was saying because i was replaying in my head what I thought I should have said to many of the questions. And I got accepted.

You will find tales all over the place of people who thought they bombed it and got accepted, and people who thought they nailed the interview and got flat-out rejected. Remember, the interview is just one part of your application, and is not the final word. Hope that helps- good luck!


Second the above. When I came out of my interview, I thought I did very well even though I fumbled a bit on the 'Why Booth?' question. But with the passage of time, I felt my chances were slim because I thought my essays could have been stronger.
Please remember that your application is a mosaic. Once your interview is over, it is filed with the rest of your application and then the whole set is reviewed again. At that point, the whole 3D picture has to be appealing enough to catch an acceptance.
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Yankle wrote:
I have a question which is a bit difficult to answer, especially considering that the people with a good answer may not be engaged in this thread any more.

How accurate was your impression of your chances of acceptance with respect to how your interview went. So in other words, did anyone feel like they bombed the interview, but got accepted despite that? Or conversely, was anyone surprised that they didn't get accepted after what they thought was a stellar interview?

As you can tell, I'm not over-thinking this at all... not at all :p

I know it won’t help for someone else to reiterate that the interview is just one part of your application, but that’s absolutely true. I’d also say that your personal impression of how the interview went can be inaccurate.

For Booth I felt my interview went so-so and didn't think I made a great impression, but after being admitted I found out that my interviewer thought my interview went very well (wish I'd picked up on that!). For Haas I thought my interview went poorly – I didn’t go down in flames, but there was no connection with the alum and judging by her body language and closing comments, it just didn’t click. I thought I had no chance until I got the phone call, and later I talked with other local admits who happened to have the same interviewer and they had similarly bad impressions of the interview. Sometimes the rest of your app is strong enough to make up for a sub-par interview, and sometimes your interviewer puts up a wall because he/she doesn't want to appear invested or swayed, which can come across as a little cold and disapproving. For CBS my interview went extremely well, and my interviewer responded to my thank you note by telling me he thought I’d be a great fit and that he would definitely recommend me. CBS dinged me.

It’s a bit of a crapshoot, and you’re going to overanalyze and search for patterns because that's what the type of people who apply to b-schools do. But your side of the process is done, so take a deep breath and relax (easier said than done, I know), and good luck!
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Yohoo I am in. Got the offer today :-D

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I have applied to EMBA program Chicago Booth APAC. Still awaiting the result :-)

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Yohoo I am in. Got the offer today :-D

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I have applied to EMBA program Chicago Booth APAC. Still awaiting the result :-)

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You got the call today? Sweet! congruts man!
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Yohoo I am in. Got the offer today :-D

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I have applied to EMBA program Chicago Booth APAC. Still awaiting the result :-)

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You got the call today? Sweet! congruts man!

The EMBA has a different application process than the FT MBA. Gmat1220: congratulations!

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Big day tomorrow. Good luck to everyone.
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Here goes! Best of luck to everyone--I hope the phones ring early and frequently!
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