First of all thanks for the advice. Second I am really having a hard time deciding on my future path. I initially thought that I would go to IB but I am still not certain it will be the best way to go. I am not sure consulting or general management are not better options, yet I know that due to the fact I am a foreigner getting into consumer companies is harder.
I do plan on going to the admit weekends. My wife is currently getting her travel VISA to the US, so currently it is the only thing stopping me from booking the flights. I really hope that it will arrive on time and that these weekends will make the decision easier.
I see you chose to go Booth and I would really like to ask you, why? did you have other options? or did you already know that you would only want Booth, if accepted?
It's ok if you are still undecided on your career - but you definitely need to factor that into your school choice.
Which school is strongest in each of the different areas you might consider pursuing? It's not enough for a school to be strong in your "best guess" area of interest. In case you change your mind, you want your school to be strong in each of the areas you're potentially interested in.
Which school has the best career coaching programs to help you make the final call on what you want to do? Do they give you enough time (via a mandatory recruiting quiet period) for you to do your research before the internship recruiting onslaught starts? Do they have programs for you to reach out to second years and/or alums to learn from their experiences in different fields?
Booth was one of a very small set of schools I applied to. (I'm an early career applicant who was happy to reapply next year, so I only applied to schools I'd be thrilled to attend.) I loved the quality of the professors and the academic rigor of the coursework. I loved all the small ways Booth supports its students, especially in career services. For example, having lockers in the building to conveniently change in and out of recruiting clothes... it's a small thing, but they add up, and more importantly, they signal a real commitment to the quality of student life. I loved the vibe walking around the winter garden, watching all the students interact with each other. It felt like a real community. Those were the biggest factors for me.