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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2012, 12:38
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Hey, does anyone know if the results are supposed to be out by Dec 19 or on Dec 19?


I would say on the 19th. But they tend to call all the admits a day before the final decision date.


The last couple years they called accepted candidates the day before. If the trend follows, nobody will hear anything until December 18th. If you do not get a phone call on the 18th, then an email will go out on the 19th notifying you that you were placed on the WL or rejected.

Basically, do your best not to think about Booth until the 18th - and keep your phone nearby on that day.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 08:52
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I was invited for an interview with an alumnus in my local city in India. The alumnus invited me to her office for the interview. She started by introducing herself and walking me through her career. Then she asked me about myself. I was expecting 4-5 questions in total from her, but she ended up asking a lot of questions from me. She had a sample questionnaire with her (probably sent to her by Booth) and she kept on asking questions, and taking notes. Majority of questions were behavioral in nature. Though I do not remember all the questions that she asked, following are some of the questions:

Walk me through your life since school highlighting the key instances when you took significant decisions that have shaped you today
Tell me about a time when you had to resolve a conflict
Tell me about a time when you had to prioritize things at work
What its your leadership style
Give me three words that your superior will use to describe you
Give me three words that your subordinates will use to describe you
Give me three words how you will describe yourself
Tell me a time when you had to motivate a team
Goals
What is the most important thing that you have present in your career so far?
What go you think are your key strengths?
What go you think are your key weaknesses
How has your thinking changed during you're work experience. Give an example to elaborate.
Tell me about a time when you failed and were not able to make up again
Is there anything else that were have not covered and you want to highlight
You have mentioned in your resume that traveling and reading are your hobby. Where all have you traveled and what books do you like to read
Why Booth
How will you contribute to the Booth community

Then she gave me sometime to ask her questions. In total the interview lasted for one hour.

Hope this helps!


Whoa! That's a lot of questions for an interview. And you say these are only 'some' of the questions? Wow! I am planning to apply to Booth in Rd 2 - will need to prepare extremely well it seems for the interview :)


I had my interview in India too. It lasted an hour and questions were broadly similar.


I had mine in Bangalore, India. Questions were based on resume and about transitions in my career. There weren't any behavioral questions.

The interviewer (a passionate Boothie) made it clear upfront that this was as much an opportunity for me to evaluate Booth as it was for them to evaluate me. He asked me questions for 30 minutes and I asked him questions about Booth and his experience for the remaining 30 minutes. He was very patient and answered my question in great detail.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 01:23
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I was invited for an interview with an alumnus in my local city in India. The alumnus invited me to her office for the interview. She started by introducing herself and walking me through her career. Then she asked me about myself. I was expecting 4-5 questions in total from her, but she ended up asking a lot of questions from me. She had a sample questionnaire with her (probably sent to her by Booth) and she kept on asking questions, and taking notes. Majority of questions were behavioral in nature. Though I do not remember all the questions that she asked, following are some of the questions:

Walk me through your life since school highlighting the key instances when you took significant decisions that have shaped you today
Tell me about a time when you had to resolve a conflict
Tell me about a time when you had to prioritize things at work
What its your leadership style
Give me three words that your superior will use to describe you
Give me three words that your subordinates will use to describe you
Give me three words how you will describe yourself
Tell me a time when you had to motivate a team
Goals
What is the most important thing that you have present in your career so far?
What go you think are your key strengths?
What go you think are your key weaknesses
How has your thinking changed during you're work experience. Give an example to elaborate.
Tell me about a time when you failed and were not able to make up again
Is there anything else that were have not covered and you want to highlight
You have mentioned in your resume that traveling and reading are your hobby. Where all have you traveled and what books do you like to read
Why Booth
How will you contribute to the Booth community

Then she gave me sometime to ask her questions. In total the interview lasted for one hour.

Hope this helps!


Wow. That's nothing... NOTHING... like the one I had. Mine was entirely conversational.

It was literally just:

1. What's your favorite professional moment
2. What's the long term / short term goal
3. Why Chicago

We finished in like 30 minutes and spent the other 30 on my questions.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 04:39
Did anybody else get asked questions on the current market environment? My interview started with the standard:

1.) walk me through your resume
2.) Leadership experience within the first couple years of your career.
- How did you deal with difficult people
- How did you deal with setbacks
3.) Whats your leadership stlye.
4.) Why Booth?
5.) What if you Don't get in.

But then he started going into a lot of technical questions and what my view was on the current market conditions with regards to very specific regulatory requirements and how they are impacting the profitability of the investment management industry. We didnt disucss my goals for after MBA at all. Thought it was pretty unconventional. Not really sure how it went. Anybody else have a similar experience?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 04:59
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Did anybody else get asked questions on the current market environment? My interview started with the standard:

1.) walk me through your resume
2.) Leadership experience within the first couple years of your career.
- How did you deal with difficult people
- How did you deal with setbacks
3.) Whats your leadership stlye.
4.) Why Booth?
5.) What if you Don't get in.

But then he started going into a lot of technical questions and what my view was on the current market conditions with regards to very specific regulatory requirements and how they are impacting the profitability of the investment management industry. We didnt disucss my goals for after MBA at all. Thought it was pretty unconventional. Not really sure how it went. Anybody else have a similar experience?


Interesting. I also come from an IM background but my interviewer was in marketing so nothing technical on the industry. More along the lines of the typical interview questions posted here
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 08:29
Is there a status update or something when the interviewer submits his feedback?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 08:38
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Is there a status update or something when the interviewer submits his feedback?


My status says: "Interview Complete" under the 'Recent Activities' section. I'm assuming that means the alumni has reported everything he needed to?.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 09:14
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integraldx wrote:
Is there a status update or something when the interviewer submits his feedback?


My status says: "Interview Complete" under the 'Recent Activities' section. I'm assuming that means the alumni has reported everything he needed to?.


Mine doesn't but my interview is over. Does that mean that the alum hasn't submitted his report?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 11:13
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integraldx wrote:
Is there a status update or something when the interviewer submits his feedback?


My status says: "Interview Complete" under the 'Recent Activities' section. I'm assuming that means the alumni has reported everything he needed to?.


Mine doesn't but my interview is over. Does that mean that the alum hasn't submitted his report?


Yes. I can't see "Interview Complete" either. Hence the query. Guess we need to give it sometime. I imagine the alum will need to sit for a while to put down his thoughts as useful feedback for the school.

@Round1ThisFall: Thanks. I guess your interviewer has done what Booth requires of him.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 18:17
Had my interview last friday. It lasted for about an hour and I think I could have done better. Interviewer started off with giving me some background on him following that with quetions he had.

Walk me through your resume?
Why Booth?
Why MBA?
Tell me about a time you had to manage a difficult team member?
Tell me about a time when you tried hard for something and you failed?

He spent the next 10-15 min answering my question but he seemed in a hurry; probably had a meeting as he called me to his office for the interview. Booth is my first choice for MBA, fingers crossed now!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2012, 22:32
I finished my interview 10 days ago, but I haven't got any status update since the interview notification- does your status change once the interview feedback is submitted?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 03:29
Round1ThisFall wrote:
Did anybody else get asked questions on the current market environment? My interview started with the standard:

1.) walk me through your resume
2.) Leadership experience within the first couple years of your career.
- How did you deal with difficult people
- How did you deal with setbacks
3.) Whats your leadership stlye.
4.) Why Booth?
5.) What if you Don't get in.

But then he started going into a lot of technical questions and what my view was on the current market conditions with regards to very specific regulatory requirements and how they are impacting the profitability of the investment management industry. We didnt disucss my goals for after MBA at all. Thought it was pretty unconventional. Not really sure how it went. Anybody else have a similar experience?


Similar experience, started asking me questions such as what I would do if I were the CEO of the company I am working at (and questions were less standard/behavioural, more on current market conditions)
I am wondering how the interview gets judged/evaluated by Adcom since each of us have clearly very different standard of interviews and different type of people who interview us(mine was the head of the company).
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 03:42
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Round1ThisFall wrote:
Did anybody else get asked questions on the current market environment? My interview started with the standard:

1.) walk me through your resume
2.) Leadership experience within the first couple years of your career.
- How did you deal with difficult people
- How did you deal with setbacks
3.) Whats your leadership stlye.
4.) Why Booth?
5.) What if you Don't get in.

But then he started going into a lot of technical questions and what my view was on the current market conditions with regards to very specific regulatory requirements and how they are impacting the profitability of the investment management industry. We didnt disucss my goals for after MBA at all. Thought it was pretty unconventional. Not really sure how it went. Anybody else have a similar experience?


Similar experience, started asking me questions such as what I would do if I were the CEO of my own company.

I am wondering how the interview gets judged if each of us have clearly very different standard of interviews and different type of people who interview us(mine was the head of the company).


Booth has a standard set of questions for which they require the interviewers to elicit answers (my interviewer told me so). So these standard questions and answers keep the interview experience same for everyone. Besides that all other questions on the markets, or on your business etc. is up to the interviewer and are probably because she wants to get to know you in general. After the interview they fill out some standardized forms and these are added to your file as part of the evaluation. I don't know if the adcoms talk to the alums over phone. Also I imagine they can phrase the questions in different ways to get the same set of answers.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 06:37
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Booth has a standard set of questions for which they require the interviewers to elicit answers (my interviewer told me so). So these standard questions and answers keep the interview experience same for everyone. Besides that all other questions on the markets, or on your business etc. is up to the interviewer and are probably because she wants to get to know you in general. After the interview they fill out some standardized forms and these are added to your file as part of the evaluation. I don't know if the adcoms talk to the alums over phone. Also I imagine they can phrase the questions in different ways to get the same set of answers.


Makes sense to have standardized forms as all interviewers are not posing the same questions. Does anyone have details on the standardized forms? Is it like the form recommender's fill out? Also how much weightage is given to interviews?
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Makes sense to have standardized forms as all interviewers are not posing the same questions. Does anyone have details on the standardized forms? Is it like the form recommender's fill out? Also how much weightage is given to interviews?

No school is going to make public its interviewer form nor how much weight the interview carries. Just know that the interview is ONE data point in your total application. It won't be what gets you in and it rarely is the sole factor that will keep you out (unless you say or do something completely inappropriate). I have classmates that would rate their interview as mediocre and they were still admitted. I know people who felt they knocked the interview out of the park who were either denied or waitlisted. Simply do the best you can and let the chips fall where they may. Good luck.
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Makes sense to have standardized forms as all interviewers are not posing the same questions. Does anyone have details on the standardized forms? Is it like the form recommender's fill out? Also how much weightage is given to interviews?


From what I understand, alum interviews carry little weight in the final decision. I have spoken to alumni (of different b-schools) who claimed they gave negative feedback to candidates who were subsequently admitted, and on the other hand, some of the candidates they really liked were denied admission.

The interview reports posted here suggest that candidates are going through varied experiences during the interview. I think someone here mentioned that the interviewer was having an omelette while he was interviewing! Clearly some interviewers do not care much for this process, and others are taking it a little too personally (to determine that elusive quality called 'fit'). I am sure the Booth Adcom will take proper measures to 'normalise' all interview reports.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 08:16
Do we need to worry about whether the alum interviewer has filed his report or not? Will Booth make sure that happens or do we need to remind the interviewer?

I think the problem is that Booth doesn't even probably know that the interview's been completed
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 08:29
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Do we need to worry about whether the alum interviewer has filed his report or not? Will Booth make sure that happens or do we need to remind the interviewer?

I think the problem is that Booth doesn't even probably know that the interview's been completed


Yes, I don't think they'll know because we've been scheduling with the Alumni ourselves. So, we may have to send a reminder if the report has not been filed even after 10 days or so.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 08:38
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Do we need to worry about whether the alum interviewer has filed his report or not? Will Booth make sure that happens or do we need to remind the interviewer?

I think the problem is that Booth doesn't even probably know that the interview's been completed


Yes, I don't think they'll know because we've been scheduling with the Alumni ourselves. So, we may have to send a reminder if the report has not been filed even after 10 days or so.


hmmm.. is this based on some kind of formal communication or just common sense? :)
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2012, 08:39
my interviewer told me she has already submitted my feedback, but i didn´t receive any email and my status has not changed. is it right?
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