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# GSB R1 and R2: Lets the pants pooping commence!

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29 Jan 2007, 10:58
klong009 wrote:
rhyme wrote:

Thats a solid admit for a part timer. Let me go ahead and congratulate you now. Litigation consulting eh? Does the firm you work for happen to start with an H?

No, I don't work at a firm that starts with an H, sorry. I guess you mean Huron? I do know someone at their Boston branch, but that's it.

And so much for my 3-5 weeks - I just got my admit call from Kellogg this morning! Hopefully I'll hear from UChicago soon and I can find out if I have to worry about choosing between the two.

Yea, let see.. does the firm start with an S? and then an m? (next best guess).

Congrats on the Kellogg admit. You sure seem mighty calm about it. I'd be jumping up and down.
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29 Jan 2007, 11:15
rhyme wrote:
klong009 wrote:
rhyme wrote:

Thats a solid admit for a part timer. Let me go ahead and congratulate you now. Litigation consulting eh? Does the firm you work for happen to start with an H?

No, I don't work at a firm that starts with an H, sorry. I guess you mean Huron? I do know someone at their Boston branch, but that's it.

And so much for my 3-5 weeks - I just got my admit call from Kellogg this morning! Hopefully I'll hear from UChicago soon and I can find out if I have to worry about choosing between the two.

Yea, let see.. does the firm start with an S? and then an m? (next best guess).

Congrats on the Kellogg admit. You sure seem mighty calm about it. I'd be jumping up and down.

CALM?!? Oh no - I've been bouncing off the walls all morning. Not exactly productive - I haven't gotten any work done - but I'm really happy. It just doesn't come across well on a message board. I do hope to hear from Chicago soon, but choosing between the two will be tough. I know you prefer Chicago, rhyme - but both are great schools with different strengths.

No, no Sm firm either... I REALLY doubt you've ever heard of us. The firm I work for only started up a few years ago. The original group was at Anderson, then moved to KPMG and then opened their own place. I joined just about a year and a half ago. I'm blanking on who you mean with the Sm though....
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29 Jan 2007, 11:26
klong009 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
klong009 wrote:
rhyme wrote:

Thats a solid admit for a part timer. Let me go ahead and congratulate you now. Litigation consulting eh? Does the firm you work for happen to start with an H?

No, I don't work at a firm that starts with an H, sorry. I guess you mean Huron? I do know someone at their Boston branch, but that's it.

And so much for my 3-5 weeks - I just got my admit call from Kellogg this morning! Hopefully I'll hear from UChicago soon and I can find out if I have to worry about choosing between the two.

Yea, let see.. does the firm start with an S? and then an m? (next best guess).

Congrats on the Kellogg admit. You sure seem mighty calm about it. I'd be jumping up and down.

CALM?!? Oh no - I've been bouncing off the walls all morning. Not exactly productive - I haven't gotten any work done - but I'm really happy. It just doesn't come across well on a message board. I do hope to hear from Chicago soon, but choosing between the two will be tough. I know you prefer Chicago, rhyme - but both are great schools with different strengths.

No, no Sm firm either... I REALLY doubt you've ever heard of us. The firm I work for only started up a few years ago. The original group was at Anderson, then moved to KPMG and then opened their own place. I joined just about a year and a half ago. I'm blanking on who you mean with the Sm though....

I was thinking of Smart & Associaties (I think thats their name). They bought out a KPMG arm about a year ago I believe. Also "small" and less well known.
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29 Jan 2007, 14:20
Hey everyone,
I just noticed that I forgot to add my name to the R2 Team. Rhyme, can you please throw me on there?
700 GMAT, 3.1 GPA, 4yrs medical device sales, good extras (better during university). Good luck everyone!
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29 Jan 2007, 17:54
Hey, Klong009, congrats!!

Must be lovelylovely to have an admit in hand. Well done.
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30 Jan 2007, 09:23
I just got an interview invite this morning via email.

Any good advice on alumni vs. on-campus? I figure it's a toss-up.
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30 Jan 2007, 10:28
I got an interview invite as well from Uchicago today .
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30 Jan 2007, 10:41
Wow. It sounds like they are interviewing almost all of the applicants.

I got an invite too.
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30 Jan 2007, 10:56
Where's mine?
On a side note there was a cool show on Milton Fredman on PBS last night for all those Chicago fans.
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30 Jan 2007, 12:00
Klong....congrats, when you get into Chicago which school are you leaning towards? What are your goals for the future?
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30 Jan 2007, 12:39
DMatt wrote:
I just got an interview invite this morning via email.

Any good advice on alumni vs. on-campus? I figure it's a toss-up.

I always advise on campus. If nothing else, (a) you might get to meet some admissions staff (b) if you get waitlisted, you can write a passionate letter about wanting to go there, whereas if you've never visited, this is probably a harder pill to swallow (c) If your interviewer ends up being a hard a55, you only have to cope with 30 minutes of it rather than god knows what as an alumn, and (d) it shows interest.
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30 Jan 2007, 16:22
Excellent post rhyme. If someone does visit separately, then it seems on-site may not really make much difference though. I kind of feel that an interview from a local alumni in my industry may be more effective. It may be easier to make a personal and professional connection?? Who knows.
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30 Jan 2007, 17:13
DMatt wrote:
Excellent post rhyme. If someone does visit separately, then it seems on-site may not really make much difference though. I kind of feel that an interview from a local alumni in my industry may be more effective. It may be easier to make a personal and professional connection?? Who knows.

It cuts both ways. On the one hand, if you get along great with your alum, you might banter back and forth for an hour, which cant hurt. If, on the other hand, you have a horrible interview, he's got all the time in the world to make you squirm and say something stupid.

Don't underestimate the value a trip might bring. This is especially true for schools concerned about yield and who are out of the way - i.e. Cornell - where going to visit is clearly not so simple. If you are local, not visiting risks coming across as lazy.

Don't forget too - the waitlist is also an excercise in yield management. Some people just "collect" admits - the school wants to know that if you come off the waitlist, you will immediately accept. They don't want to be handing out admits to people who might or might not come. A visit will help alleviate these concerns.
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31 Jan 2007, 09:16
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Klong....congrats, when you get into Chicago which school are you leaning towards? What are your goals for the future?

And I'm in at Chicago too! Woohoo! I am getting so little work done this week it's sad, but I can't seem to focus when I keep getting good news like this! I can't believe they both got back to me so fast - I really didn't mean to just crash this thread like this! I really thought it would take them 3-4 weeks to decide.

lhmcjen, are you planning on accepting the part-time admit? I was a little surprised at how small a window they give you to decide.

My goal is to stay in litigation consulting (hence the part-time MBA instead of full-time) and eventually reach the point of being a testifying expert. Which school do I prefer? I'm trying to reserve final judgment until I sit in on a class at both schools. I went to a Kellogg class last night and had a very good experience - and I'm going to a Chicago GSB class tonight. Based on my experiences so far - applications, info sessions, interview, etc. - and my personal analysis of each school's strengths compared to my goals, I'd choose Kellogg.

But that's not my final answer until I visit Chicago.
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31 Jan 2007, 09:54
Punk. Go to Chicago if you want to be a master expert with mad skills. Kellogg is for marketing wanna-be rejects who spend their time shopping at the GAP. The GSB is for leaders.

Just kidding. Go whever you want. Just don't come crying to me when your Kellogg "degree" gets mistaken for a Cereal box affiliation.

Just kidding. Seriously, you should evalute both schools as best as you can and pick the one which is best for your long term goals, which if you have any brain at all, is obviously the GSB.

Just kidding. No really, take a good hard look at culture and figure out what fits best for you. If you want to be a pansy hippy go to Kellogg, if you want to be a god amongst mortals, go to the GSB.

Just kidding. Really. I'm just bitter about my Kellogg waitlist.

If you ever wanna get together for a drink let me know - I live right near the downtown campuses.
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05 Feb 2007, 06:38
You all are R1 applicants, right? Has anyone from Round 2 gotten received communication??

Eager R2 applicant...
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05 Feb 2007, 07:00
tridebri wrote:
You all are R1 applicants, right? Has anyone from Round 2 gotten received communication??

Eager R2 applicant...

See page 1, first post - many of these are R2 people not R1 people - you can see some people got interview invites from R2 - though there is still time.
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05 Feb 2007, 21:46
Another day, another lack of interview invite from Chicago. I did read a report on the BW forum of a guy that received an interview. White male, 730 GMAT and 2.28 UGPA from a top public so I guess I'm still holding out a little hope.
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06 Feb 2007, 08:27
Does anyone know if it is easy to catch a cab around hyde park?
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06 Feb 2007, 09:01
klong009 wrote:
lhmcjen wrote:
Klong....congrats, when you get into Chicago which school are you leaning towards? What are your goals for the future?

And I'm in at Chicago too! Woohoo! I am getting so little work done this week it's sad, but I can't seem to focus when I keep getting good news like this! I can't believe they both got back to me so fast - I really didn't mean to just crash this thread like this! I really thought it would take them 3-4 weeks to decide.

lhmcjen, are you planning on accepting the part-time admit? I was a little surprised at how small a window they give you to decide.

My goal is to stay in litigation consulting (hence the part-time MBA instead of full-time) and eventually reach the point of being a testifying expert. Which school do I prefer? I'm trying to reserve final judgment until I sit in on a class at both schools. I went to a Kellogg class last night and had a very good experience - and I'm going to a Chicago GSB class tonight. Based on my experiences so far - applications, info sessions, interview, etc. - and my personal analysis of each school's strengths compared to my goals, I'd choose Kellogg.

But that's not my final answer until I visit Chicago.

I accepted the Chicago offer. I was a little thrown off by the condensed timeline as well, but what do you do. What do you like better about Kellog?
06 Feb 2007, 09:01

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