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# Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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29 Sep 2012, 09:57
hpak82 wrote:
By the way, does anybody know what the mid-decision dates are? The Booth web-site still hasn't listed them, and we are only a few days away from the R1 submission deadline. If you know what they are, please post them here (and your source), and I will update the main post on page 1.

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29 Sep 2012, 11:42
hpak82 wrote:

Its a long ordeal and it can get pretty frustrating as the deadline approaches, but there's no need to get chippy here people. The reason we are on this forum is to try and help each other through the process.

Agreed. For the record, I also think 750 words across 4 slides is WAY too much. Plus, you run the risk of the adcom thinking you are trying to game the system by going the Powerpoint route just so you could include those 150 extra words.
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29 Sep 2012, 11:50
kingfalcon wrote:
hpak82 wrote:

Its a long ordeal and it can get pretty frustrating as the deadline approaches, but there's no need to get chippy here people. The reason we are on this forum is to try and help each other through the process.

Agreed. For the record, I also think 750 words across 4 slides is WAY too much. Plus, you run the risk of the adcom thinking you are trying to game the system by going the Powerpoint route just so you could include those 150 extra words.

Not sure if I agree with that. What if the messaging in your PowerPoint and your theme are dependent on 600+ words? I think as long as the story makes sense and conveys the message, they dont care.
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29 Sep 2012, 16:20
I believe there is a word limit (50 words) for the notes page of the PPT. They want each slide to stand for itself as much as possible. With that being said, there is no word limit to the text on the slides. However, I do not think that the purpose of PPT is to slap a ton of words in a text box on a pretty background. If that is what you're going do than you're better off just writing the essay. I've seen quite a few PPTs from my peers and while some had more text than others I do not recall any with 750 across the four pages. The point of this essay is to show your personality not just in terms of the content but also in the way you present that content. If I was a 2nd year on the adcom and saw that many words in the 4 pages I would think that the applicant is boring, lacks creativity, and more importantly isn't even willing to try to go outside of their comfort zone. Considering the fact that a large part of Booth's culture is about challenging oneself this is not a good perception to leave with the adcom.
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29 Sep 2012, 16:37
Submitted! Good luck all...
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29 Sep 2012, 19:04
cheetarah1980 wrote:
I believe there is a word limit (50 words) for the notes page of the PPT. They want each slide to stand for itself as much as possible. With that being said, there is no word limit to the text on the slides.

What are you referring to by the notes page of the ppt?
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30 Sep 2012, 00:43
Quick question guys. Are we supposed to provide reasons for leaving our current employers? Or is that field something that we need to fill only for former employers?

thanks
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30 Sep 2012, 01:37
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Quick question guys. Are we supposed to provide reasons for leaving our current employers? Or is that field something that we need to fill only for former employers?

thanks

I dont think you need to.... But you can always write "pls refer to essay no.1" in that section....
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30 Sep 2012, 05:57
I just put something to the effect of "Leaving to pursue a full-time MBA program and switch careers." It's fairly obvious but I didn't want to leave the field blank.
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30 Sep 2012, 06:00
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30 Sep 2012, 08:46
Bubbles86 wrote:
Hi guys,

I just submitted my application. I reported my GMAT grade and now on the checklist in my account it says "GMAT score report - awaiting". Is it required to send the report?

No. It's not required. They review your application with the self reported score. When they need the official score they will ask for it.
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30 Sep 2012, 08:49
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cheetarah1980 wrote:
I believe there is a word limit (50 words) for the notes page of the PPT. They want each slide to stand for itself as much as possible. With that being said, there is no word limit to the text on the slides.

What are you referring to by the notes page of the ppt?

In powerpoint there is a page underneath each slide of the presentation that allows you to type in notes. I believe the default setting keeps it hidden. A lot of people use it as a reference page to keep details that they don't want to put on the slide. Booth doesn't want people using the notes page to go into lengthy explanations of their slides, hence the 50 word limit.
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01 Oct 2012, 04:35
Damn! I checked the application proof this morning and I spotted 2 typos (not in the essays though) I did not see yesterday when I submitted. What an idiot! Also it seems that some of my answers have been cut off even though I respected the word limits in the text boxes.

I am really pissed about fumbling like that. Booth was one of my favourite schools and I am sure I am going to get auto-dinged.
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01 Oct 2012, 05:45
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Damn! I checked the application proof this morning and I spotted 2 typos (not in the essays though) I did not see yesterday when I submitted. What an idiot! Also it seems that some of my answers have been cut off even though I respected the word limits in the text boxes.

I am really pissed about fumbling like that. Booth was one of my favourite schools and I am sure I am going to get auto-dinged.

You can try to send an email to the AdCom, they may unlock your app and perhaps you will be able to correct it before tomorrow's deadline!

In the employment information there was not only a words limit but also a number of lines limit.
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02 Oct 2012, 01:52
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fitzmanon wrote:
Damn! I checked the application proof this morning and I spotted 2 typos (not in the essays though) I did not see yesterday when I submitted. What an idiot! Also it seems that some of my answers have been cut off even though I respected the word limits in the text boxes.

I am really pissed about fumbling like that. Booth was one of my favourite schools and I am sure I am going to get auto-dinged.

You can try to send an email to the AdCom, they may unlock your app and perhaps you will be able to correct it before tomorrow's deadline!

In the employment information there was not only a words limit but also a number of lines limit.

Dont worry about your answers being cut off.... It appears like that on your proof but the Adcom can view the entire thing... That is what it says atleast in applyyourself... But I think Booth's application software will also work on similar lines...
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02 Oct 2012, 04:38
application submitted for 1st round.. my first application.. more to go!
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02 Oct 2012, 07:07
Am in too

How many ppl apply to Booth in Round 1. Any estimates? I just want to calculate the statistical odds of me being offered an interview
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02 Oct 2012, 16:36
Submitted my app last night....I made soooo many last minute changes/updates to the presentation! I hope that doesn't make/break my admission!
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02 Oct 2012, 18:08
Submitted my application for r1. Unfortunately, looks like one lor is going to be a day late. Will my application still be accepted for round 1?
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02 Oct 2012, 18:27
Jts320 wrote:
Submitted my application for r1. Unfortunately, looks like one lor is going to be a day late. Will my application still be accepted for round 1?

Unfortunately I'm in the same boat as you are Jts320. I submitted an hour tardy and I'm afraid we are going to be pushed to R2. Oh well.
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