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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 18:05
So we've been talking about a GMAT club meet and greet before school starts. Will everyone be in Chicago by the last week in August. The pre accounting class gets out by 4:30 August 27-28 and by 1:30 on August 29. How does a 5:30 happy hour at Benchmark sound? Let me know which day you'd prefer and I can call and see if I can reserve some tables for us.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2012, 20:19
Anytime on or before the 29th work for me..Most likely won't be around between 30th & 2nd..
What say guys?
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2012, 06:03
Count me in. Any of those dates should work for me.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2012, 21:06
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I logged into the admitted student website today and upon checking the application checklist saw a "green check mark" and a message saying Employment Verification Received. A couple of days back when I had submitted the verification form it had a "red cross mark" and said Awaiting Verification...

Has anyone else seen this too??


I have a green check dated 7.09.2012. My employer verifies employment through a third party. It went from red x to green check within a few hours of when I sent in the info.


Does anyone else have the green checkmark next to employment verification? I submitted the verification form the day I received the email from Booth, and I still have a red X. Wonder why it's taking so long... :roll:
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2012, 21:41
In the same boat myself ls413..wondering what the delay is all about..
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2012, 08:39
+1. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only person.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2012, 17:05
Because, they have 600+ verifications to do, and have only been at it for a mere 10 business days. I will not assume that there is some problem unless it is beyond August 15, and I still don't see a green check mark. Also, note that not all companies will release information over the phone. So for each candidate, it's not just a few minutes over the phone verifying information. It's probably a 3-4 day process - Booth sends request to company, company generates the information, company relays it back to Booth, Booth updates your status. Most of this is manual anyways, so............hunker down.


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I logged into the admitted student website today and upon checking the application checklist saw a "green check mark" and a message saying Employment Verification Received. A couple of days back when I had submitted the verification form it had a "red cross mark" and said Awaiting Verification...

Has anyone else seen this too??


I have a green check dated 7.09.2012. My employer verifies employment through a third party. It went from red x to green check within a few hours of when I sent in the info.


Does anyone else have the green checkmark next to employment verification? I submitted the verification form the day I received the email from Booth, and I still have a red X. Wonder why it's taking so long... :roll:
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 07:30
The only common thread I have seen so far for employment verification is that both people who reported a complete employment verification had companies that released employment verification over the phone. My employer uses an automated service that someone just needs to call to and they get the employment verification within minutes.

On the employment verification form there was a separate checklist for "does your employer use a third party to verify employment"... I am guessing that's how Booth admin orders which verification to do first...
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 12:55
As of Monday, July 23, I have a green check mark next to the words "Employment Verification." :-D I'm suddenly feeling more like an official Boothie. Although, I wasn't really expecting for there to be any issues with the verification process...
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2012, 15:46
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As of Monday, July 23, I have a green check mark next to the words "Employment Verification." :-D I'm suddenly feeling more like an official Boothie. Although, I wasn't really expecting for there to be any issues with the verification process...


I finally got my green check mark! :-D
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2012, 20:34
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So we've been talking about a GMAT club meet and greet before school starts. Will everyone be in Chicago by the last week in August. The pre accounting class gets out by 4:30 August 27-28 and by 1:30 on August 29. How does a 5:30 happy hour at Benchmark sound? Let me know which day you'd prefer and I can call and see if I can reserve some tables for us.


I am arriving in Chicago on August 28th.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2012, 13:31
Anyone else still waiting for employment verification to go through? I didn't make up my past or anything. I'm just curious if there are still a bunch outstanding or if there's a hold up I need to check on and fix (my most recent employment situation was weird). Surely they would have contacted me if they actually ran into any issues. I just want to see the green check...
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2012, 22:58
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Anyone else still waiting for employment verification to go through? I didn't make up my past or anything. I'm just curious if there are still a bunch outstanding or if there's a hold up I need to check on and fix (my most recent employment situation was weird). Surely they would have contacted me if they actually ran into any issues. I just want to see the green check...

I'm still waiting for mine. I know what the issue was so I fixed it. Hopefully they should be able to take care of it by next week. I wouldn't worry until they tell you to worry.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 07:21
I'm still waitin'.
Gettin' pretty frustratin'.

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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 07:25
Pssshawww.....what? Me (we) worry? No way !

I am (we are) the person (persons) that is (who are) giving up a perfectly enjoyable and rewarding career(s) to place, essentially, a ~$350K bet.
What can possibly be reason enough to worry ?!!??!!


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Anyone else still waiting for employment verification to go through? I didn't make up my past or anything. I'm just curious if there are still a bunch outstanding or if there's a hold up I need to check on and fix (my most recent employment situation was weird). Surely they would have contacted me if they actually ran into any issues. I just want to see the green check...

I'm still waiting for mine. I know what the issue was so I fixed it. Hopefully they should be able to take care of it by next week. I wouldn't worry until they tell you to worry.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 14:35
I got tired of waiting and e-mailed them to ask if I could be of further assistance. They responded by saying "When we reach your application in the process your employer will be contacted, if we experience any problems, we will contact you."

2 days later it went green...I don't know if that was a coincidence or a result of me bothering them.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2012, 08:34
Hmmmm......it's August 15th, and I'm still seeing red. Anybody else waiting and anybody heard back about any difficulties the admissions office faced in getting through to employers? This is taking almost as long as the original admission process took. Not cool.


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I got tired of waiting and e-mailed them to ask if I could be of further assistance. They responded by saying "When we reach your application in the process your employer will be contacted, if we experience any problems, we will contact you."

2 days later it went green...I don't know if that was a coincidence or a result of me bothering them.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2012, 08:36
Still waiting..quite frustrating since I had given them the required information on the very first day itself.. :|
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2012, 06:59
Hey all! Let's plan for a GMAT Club happy hour at Benchmark (1510 N Wells St) on August 29 at 6p.m. You can check out the menu at www.benchmarkchicago.com. Let me know if you'll attend so I can give the restaurant an approximate count. Can't wait to finally meet everyone.
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Re: Chicago Booth Class of 2014 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 16:25
^^I'll come on Wednesday.
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