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# Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants

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13 Feb 2013, 14:31
ranram wrote:
got the invite
again very happy after wharton's invite given my low GMAT.
I am repeating myself but really GMAT is not all...

I've got the exact same GMAT stats as you. What are your strong suits that helped you get interview invites? I'm still waiting to hear from Wharton =/
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13 Feb 2013, 14:39
MBAWanderlust wrote:
kingfalcon wrote:
Got the invite! Can anyone share what percentage of applicants are interviewed and what percentage of interviewees are admitted? Apologies if this has been asked before!

kingfalcon - we're like mirrors (expect you applied to a lot more schools , and have already been accepted to Sloan :D )!! Hope we both get the admit on this as well !!!

Cheers,
MBAWanderlust

Thanks! I'm hoping for the same thing, too! Honestly, I applied to too many schools and some schools for the wrong reasons. Looking back, I think one of the benefits of this grueling process is all the introspection it necessitates. Although, I'm certainly happy the process is nearly over now!

cheetarah1980 wrote:
kingfalcon wrote:
Got the invite! Can anyone share what percentage of applicants are interviewed and what percentage of interviewees are admitted? Apologies if this has been asked before!

Glad that you were amongst the invited. I was rooting for you.

Thank you! I really appreciate the support. After work I'm going to take a look at my schedule to see if I can fit in a trip to Chicago.
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13 Feb 2013, 15:33
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Invited to interview.

I have no words for how amazing this week has been. After hearing almost nothing except for two dings for weeks, I can't believe it.
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13 Feb 2013, 15:35
kschmidt1801 wrote:
Invited to interview.

I have no words for how amazing this week has been. After hearing almost nothing except for two dings for weeks, I can't believe it.

Although, I imagine a ding at this round is far far more painful. Best of luck.
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13 Feb 2013, 15:38
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Public transportation in Chicago is reliable and many Boothies use public transporation every day to get to school. There are a lot of factors that go into safety...Like where you're coming from and where you're going..if you're a single female walking by yourself in the dark...If you have to walk a ways to make your connection, etc.

I would say that if you're going from ORD to Hyde Park in one swoop during daylight there should be a very small chance of problems.

Agreed. I live in Chicago (and used to live in Hyde Park, in fact), and you have very little to worry about. Take the Blue line from ORD to downtown. Transfer to the 6, or whatever other bus Google Maps recommends for your timeframe. Or transfer to the Metra, which is apparently what Booth students typically use to commute. I'd recommend against taking the Green or Red line trains (especially Green) to Garfield/55th street if you're extra concerned about safety. But even then, you'd almost certainly be fine, especially during the day. These are all busy areas.
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13 Feb 2013, 15:40
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Agreed. I live in Chicago (and used to live in Hyde Park, in fact), and you have very little to worry about. Take the Blue line from ORD to downtown. Transfer to the 6, or whatever other bus Google Maps recommends for your timeframe. Or transfer to the Metra, which is apparently what Booth students typically use to commute. I'd recommend against taking the Green or Red line trains (especially Green) to Garfield/55th street if you're extra concerned about safety. But even then, you'd almost certainly be fine, especially during the day. These are all busy areas.

Thanks for the help ! appreciate it
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13 Feb 2013, 18:22
I know it's a bit late... but I too was invited for an interview. I'm definitely very excited about it! Looking forward to finally visiting Chicago
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13 Feb 2013, 18:49
for those of you traveling to campus for your interview, how are you arranging for your lodging? are you booking a hotel, airbnb, staying with a friend, etc.?

I'm asking because a friend living in Chicago offered to host me, but I would be sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag (it's a studio). I'm debating whether I should save $$or just book a hotel and be comfortable just in case I get really tired from traveling and don't get a good night's rest before my interview. Intern Joined: 07 Dec 2012 Posts: 38 GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 48 Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Feb 2013, 18:52 generalsouth wrote: for those of you traveling to campus for your interview, how are you arranging for your lodging? are you booking a hotel, airbnb, staying with a friend, etc.? I'm asking because a friend living in Chicago offered to host me, but I would be sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag (it's a studio). I'm debating whether I should save$$ or just book a hotel and be comfortable just in case I get really tired from traveling and don't get a good night's rest before my interview.

the first time I visit, i fly early morning and get back in evening.
this time i'll priceline hotel. also I rented a car and will do again.
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13 Feb 2013, 21:12
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generalsouth wrote:
for those of you traveling to campus for your interview, how are you arranging for your lodging? are you booking a hotel, airbnb, staying with a friend, etc.?

I'm asking because a friend living in Chicago offered to host me, but I would be sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag (it's a studio). I'm debating whether I should save $$or just book a hotel and be comfortable just in case I get really tired from traveling and don't get a good night's rest before my interview. the first time I visit, i fly early morning and get back in evening. this time i'll priceline hotel. also I rented a car and will do again. Got so excited when I saw that there were weekend time slots on-campus! Meant no more sheepish request for another day off or paranoia about my Booth alum boss finding out one way or another :p Now I just hope this second visit won't break bank. How much would you price line a semi-decent hotel in Chicago? Spent ~320 last visit on 2 night + flight, hope to go lower this time and probably only staying for one night. Need to save money for a potential third visit! Current Student Joined: 28 May 2010 Posts: 158 Location: Brazil Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship GMAT 1: 710 Q41 V46 GMAT 2: 740 Q47 V45 GPA: 3 Followers: 8 Kudos [?]: 38 [3] , given: 56 Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Feb 2013, 21:15 3 This post received KUDOS For people thinking about on-campus and lodging, keep in mind UChicago has tons of discounts and partnerships with hotels ranging from a free breakfast at a two-star hotel in Hyde Park to a free room upgrade at the Four Seasons. http://finserv.uchicago.edu/purchasing/ ... rams.shtml Manager Status: Current MBA Student Joined: 19 Nov 2009 Posts: 127 Concentration: Finance, General Management GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V40 Followers: 12 Kudos [?]: 238 [1] , given: 210 Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Feb 2013, 21:36 1 This post received KUDOS Visited the campus last week. It was beautiful! Stoked to receive the invite earlier today! Intern Joined: 01 Feb 2013 Posts: 21 GMAT 1: 770 Q48 V51 GPA: 3.88 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 17 [2] , given: 14 Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Feb 2013, 21:39 2 This post received KUDOS MBA2ER wrote: Got so excited when I saw that there were weekend time slots on-campus! Meant no more sheepish request for another day off or paranoia about my Booth alum boss finding out one way or another :p Now I just hope this second visit won't break bank. How much would you price line a semi-decent hotel in Chicago? Spent ~320 last visit on 2 night + flight, hope to go lower this time and probably only staying for one night. Need to save money for a potential third visit! If you want a cheap, no-frills option and don't care about getting the downtown experience, there's the International House on campus. A dorm-style room is 65/night, and the place is like 2 blocks from Booth's Hyde Park building. Edit: If you have higher standards than I do, the "actual hotel"-style rooms there are also reasonably priced. Intern Joined: 10 Feb 2013 Posts: 11 GMAT 1: 650 Q44 V35 WE: Consulting (Consulting) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0 Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Feb 2013, 23:14 jcording wrote: ranram wrote: got the invite again very happy after wharton's invite given my low GMAT. I am repeating myself but really GMAT is not all... I've got the exact same GMAT stats as you. What are your strong suits that helped you get interview invites? I'm still waiting to hear from Wharton =/ 2 Master's degree from top European business schools, graduated Magna Cum Laude An awarded thesis Bi-national: European and Middle Eastern Management Consultant in a top tier GMC with focus on financial services (early promoted) I knew that my GMAT was very low so I wrote very strong essays (imo) Intern Joined: 12 Jul 2012 Posts: 20 Concentration: Finance, General Management GMAT 1: 750 Q48 V44 WE: Accounting (Energy and Utilities) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 51 Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 13 Feb 2013, 23:34 congrats and best wishes to all! Manager Joined: 20 Jun 2008 Posts: 53 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 1 Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Feb 2013, 01:14 Late posting .. invited for interview .. still deciding between on-campus or off-campus ... travelling from India, and also have the Wharton interview so I am inclined to come ... except for the time and cost factor! Intern Joined: 29 Aug 2012 Posts: 35 Location: United States Concentration: Finance, International Business GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42 GPA: 3.4 WE: Research (Mutual Funds and Brokerage) Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 19 Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Feb 2013, 08:38 generalsouth wrote: for those of you traveling to campus for your interview, how are you arranging for your lodging? are you booking a hotel, airbnb, staying with a friend, etc.? I'm asking because a friend living in Chicago offered to host me, but I would be sleeping on the floor in a sleeping bag (it's a studio). I'm debating whether I should save$$ or just book a hotel and be comfortable just in case I get really tired from traveling and don't get a good night's rest before my interview.

I'm staying with a close friend from college and crashing at her place. I'd see if there's anyone else in your network currently in the city whom you could ask for a favor.
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14 Feb 2013, 14:13
I am from Chicago and invited to interview. Happy to answer any questions about visiting Chicago.
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14 Feb 2013, 18:26
The Chicago Booth School invited me for an interview... Took a reasoned calculation to substitute one of my traditional recommendation letter authors with my father so as to provide more recent work observations... Justified the move with the addendum essay option... And, think that might have been the difference maker... It's still a weakness in my application, but they likely wouldn't send me an interview invitation if that shortcoming in my candidacy couldn't be overcome by a stellar interview performance... Time to do so...
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14 Feb 2013, 18:40
Anyone else planning to interview on Feb 27th?
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