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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 13:54
Good luck to all and myself!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 14:05
I was all set to put an application to Booth. I love this school. However, unexpected developments at work and last minute 'give up' threw me off.
I would have loved to be in the thick of this anxiety. Now, I can just say - I feel you, bro! :P

Good luck to all ! :twisted:
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 15:48
...waiting! No matter the outcome, at least this suffering will come to an end! Wish i can be put into suspended animation, then woken up at exactly 9am CST tomorrow.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 17:24
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Does anyone know exactly how alumni interviews are being scheduled? I'm assuming it's a little different from Columbia's ambassador program. The one thing I'm really interested to know is whether the alum knows that you are matched to him/her before you actually contact that alum? I'm asking because my boss went to Booth, and although it's extremely unlikely that I'm matched to him, I would rather that not be a possibility at all given that I don't want my co-workers and least of all my boss to know that I may be leaving in a couple months...


Two thoughts:

- The applicant's opportunity to provide the school with a co-worker's opinion is in the recommendation. I think with the interview the school is looking for as independent and objective a feedback provider they can get. Seems like a co-worker or a close acquaintance of any kind would be inappropriate. Since the school will know where both the applicant and the interviewer are employed, an accidental match seems unlikely.

- If you don't want anyone at your office to know about your MBA plans I assume this came up in some type of "why isn't my supervisor providing my recommendation?" explanation. I would imagine that even if point one above wasn't true that the school will know your feelings on the subject based on that explanation and will be sensitive on the issue.

Basically...I would guess that there is almost zero chance that you will be paired to interview with a colleague.


Agreed, but I'm just worried that the assignments may be done automatically by a computer which may not take into account these constraints. Obviously I'm being paranoid here but let's worry about getting that invite first. Good luck everyone!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 19:18
Exactly 12hrs to go!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 01:40
Rise and shine everyone, it's mid-D Day! :)

I cannot appreciate enough Booth's method of having a set date for releasing interview invites. So much better than waiting for that e-mail through weeks and weeks.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 02:19
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trentsteel wrote:
MBA2ER wrote:
Does anyone know exactly how alumni interviews are being scheduled? I'm assuming it's a little different from Columbia's ambassador program. The one thing I'm really interested to know is whether the alum knows that you are matched to him/her before you actually contact that alum? I'm asking because my boss went to Booth, and although it's extremely unlikely that I'm matched to him, I would rather that not be a possibility at all given that I don't want my co-workers and least of all my boss to know that I may be leaving in a couple months...


Two thoughts:

- The applicant's opportunity to provide the school with a co-worker's opinion is in the recommendation. I think with the interview the school is looking for as independent and objective a feedback provider they can get. Seems like a co-worker or a close acquaintance of any kind would be inappropriate. Since the school will know where both the applicant and the interviewer are employed, an accidental match seems unlikely.

- If you don't want anyone at your office to know about your MBA plans I assume this came up in some type of "why isn't my supervisor providing my recommendation?" explanation. I would imagine that even if point one above wasn't true that the school will know your feelings on the subject based on that explanation and will be sensitive on the issue.

Basically...I would guess that there is almost zero chance that you will be paired to interview with a colleague.


Agreed, but I'm just worried that the assignments may be done automatically by a computer which may not take into account these constraints. Obviously I'm being paranoid here but let's worry about getting that invite first. Good luck everyone!


Ever thought that a computer might take into account current and past employers of both the applicant and potential interviewer when doing the matching? ;)
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 02:37
Had a late night here on the east coast (early morning really)... Headed to sleep now...

Just wanted to wish scholarships to all and to all a goodnight!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 06:44
Only a few minutes left to the mid-decision announcement :)

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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 06:57
Invited for interview :)
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 06:58
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Only a few minutes left to the mid-decision announcement :)

Good luck!


Invited !!!!!!!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 06:59
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Only a few minutes left to the mid-decision announcement :)

Good luck!


INTERVIEWWWW!!! YESSS
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 06:59
INVITED!!
wow!!!!
Didn't knew I had a chance
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 07:00
In!!! the long night is over! My perfect week is over!!!!!!!!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 07:01
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 07:02
Invited too! Congrats to everyone else!
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 07:02
are e-mails only sent to those who are invited to interview? or is it like duke where you get a status update either way?
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 07:04
Congrats to all the interview invitees! Please don't forget to update your profile. It helps us keep track of applicant stats for next year's applicants.
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Re: Chicago (Booth) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 07:04
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