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Do I still have a chance in Booth? [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2010, 20:00
I am a 32 years old Indian female working in US for the past 10 years in a Brokerage firm. My undergrad GPA is 3.7/4.0 from NIIT, India. My GMAT score is 680 (44Q/38V). I can produce some good but not so great essays.
Community involvement - I am helping senior citizens in India by supplying food to their houses on a regular basis. I am also putting together a plan to build an old age home in India. I have monetarily adapted a kid in India through Child Fund.
Why MBA? Because I love learning, especially anything related to finance. I am working with Brokerage companies all through my career and the industry just fascinates me. I have many ideas on how to run a brokerage business successfully but basically lack the power to do the right thing. Is this reason and my background good enough for a part-time MBA seat in Chicago Booth? More than the university's ranking, the curriculum for finance specialization is what fascinates me. Will my love for learning have any weightage compared to bigger aspirations people usually have when applying for Booth? Is this something I can put in my essay? Any feedback is appreciated.
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Re: Do I still have a chance in Booth? [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2010, 16:13
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Hello,

Depending on where you live and what you want to do after school (move to a new brokerage firm? stay in current job?), Booth's part-time program or EMBA program may make more sense for you at this stage in your career. I don't think it's impossible for you to get into Booth's full-time program with 10 years of full-time work experience, but it will be tough.

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Re: Do I still have a chance in Booth? [#permalink] New post 24 Apr 2010, 05:00
Thanks a lot for your reply. I live in Milwaukee and I am planning to apply for the weekend program. I want to learn more about the brokerage industry and also how to manage the business here. Is this reason good enough for my career goal essay? Also since the deadline for the weekend program is nearing, do you think there will still be any seat left unfilled? With my GMAT score, do I have chance in their weekend program? I appreciate your response.
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Yes, I think that is a good reason for applying to the weekend or evening program (instead of the full-time program). You still have a couple of weeks before the deadline... As long as you can craft a strong application in this time, I don't think you're applying too late.

Your GMAT score is good enough to get you in. Your essays and recommendations will be the key.

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