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19 Mar 2010, 18:56
any news?
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19 Mar 2010, 19:24
janedoeill wrote:
any news?

Got ding letter from Kellogg *nursing my wounds* VERY disappointed..
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19 Mar 2010, 19:56
yup, got the same ding today. Looking back, the things that could have hurted are
1> concentration - entrepreneurship. extreme heavy focus on my behalf. part time does not focus on entrepreneurship. Its an evening program.
2> being independent entrepreneur.
3> already having a decent experience volume and earning potential. When I dig down my correspondences that was the first concern raised by the school about my experience and my current earning potential.
4> sector focus. The kind of work I want to do does not match with the program structure.
But, that's OK.
I think I am at an age when forcing myself into something that I do not want will not work.
I respect Kellogg's judgement and wish everyone the best.
Frankly, I am reasonably successful in what I do and decently respected by my peers so I am content.
I am moving on. I have some other schools that focus on my area.

Best wishes
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19 Mar 2010, 20:13
You will NOT believe it, but entrepreneurship was my focus too!!!!! This is getting kinda creepy!!! J/K

Entrepreneurship is what I focused on in my essays.
For one thing Kellogg doesn't really encourage a lot of prospective student contact.
I signed up for a class visit at Kellogg, but was refused subsequent class visits. Booth let me take 3!! I got to know some of the Booth admissions team REALLY well (last time I went, I was high fiving some of them .. I am annoying that way).. I also went to 3 events (open houses, networking events).. I got to meet a TON of students, alums, profs, staff...
I was drawn to Kellogg's "friendly" (*snork* generic refusal letter GEEZ [bitterness]) atmosphere.. I was actually blown away by the first class visit.. but my first booth visit was a finance class which was interesting but not as vibrant as the marketing class at Kellogg. ... until I took Art Middlebrook's class!! man oh man.. that dude ROCKS!! He was also working his magic in one of the info sessions... I started to enjoy the Booth atmosphere as well...

I'll stop rambling.........
Don't be down... there is still hope!!! BOOTH!!!

Good luck and good night!!

janedoeill wrote:
yup, got the same ding today. Looking back, the things that could have hurted are
1> concentration - entrepreneurship. extreme heavy focus on my behalf. part time does not focus on entrepreneurship. Its an evening program.
2> being independent entrepreneur.
3> already having a decent experience volume and earning potential. When I dig down my correspondences that was the first concern raised by the school about my experience and my current earning potential.
4> sector focus. The kind of work I want to do does not match with the program structure.
But, that's OK.
I think I am at an age when forcing myself into something that I do not want will not work.
I respect Kellogg's judgement and wish everyone the best.
Frankly, I am reasonably successful in what I do and decently respected by my peers so I am content.
I am moving on. I have some other schools that focus on my area.

Best wishes

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19 Mar 2010, 20:16
I'll email the admissions officers there and see if I can score feedback!!!
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19 Mar 2010, 20:53
I do not think anything creepy is there. Its just a pure matching scenario, that's all.
You have a better chance than me, from your profile.
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20 Mar 2010, 06:42
Either of you guys interested in Ross? Ann arbor isn't too far from Chicago.
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20 Mar 2010, 08:21
I cannot as I travel the whole week and cannot travel on saturday out of town. For me it is either local weekend
or the plan is out.
My choices are very limited.
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20 Mar 2010, 08:38
Hi guys,

I think an entrepreneur path is really good for Booth. I love entrepreneurial team here and Poslky Center is very helpful. Moreover, I live in downtown and take many of classes at Gleacher with weekend or evening students and I would say people here at least at the same level as full-time students or even higher. By the way, I would recommend to take Technology Strategy with Steve Kahl - very useful for entrepreneur/IT guys.

Good luck with Booth!
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20 Mar 2010, 13:55
Dear Walker,
Thanks a lot for your advice, my friend. Lets hope this works out and we all meet together.
And even if it does not work out for me, I wish you very best. May all your dream come true.
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20 Mar 2010, 14:18
Thanks. I hope I see you here next year!
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20 Mar 2010, 16:11
alijafri80 wrote:
janedoeill wrote:
any news?

Got ding letter from Kellogg *nursing my wounds* VERY disappointed..

I am shocked you were dinged...

Unlike FT programs, chances are really good with 700+ at PT programs.

Not to make you feel bad, but Kellogg PT has around 40-45% admission rate AND the number of applications were down this year.

How would you rate your essays?
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20 Mar 2010, 21:10
I checked my app status today at Booth - it says in committee - so probably by next week this time I will have the deja vu of this week (not that I want that the least bit).

I strongly believe what I do and want to do and what Booth does at Polsky and my background matches very well, but I may not be academically at a good spot also being self employed hurts my chances a lot......

I hope I will get a call from Booth ( I believe we get a call, right?)

Best wishes everyone.
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21 Mar 2010, 09:39
JinJJa wrote:
alijafri80 wrote:
janedoeill wrote:
any news?

Got ding letter from Kellogg *nursing my wounds* VERY disappointed..

I am shocked you were dinged...

Unlike FT programs, chances are really good with 700+ at PT programs.

Not to make you feel bad, but Kellogg PT has around 40-45% admission rate AND the number of applications were down this year.

How would you rate your essays?

I was shocked as well!! I was rating my chances as really good. I would say my essays were well written. I got in touch with an essay writer and showed them to a lot of people (MBAs, english majors) and got lots of feedback. I have no idea what happened.

janedoeill wrote:
I checked my app status today at Booth - it says in committee - so probably by next week this time I will have the deja vu of this week (not that I want that the least bit).

I strongly believe what I do and want to do and what Booth does at Polsky and my background matches very well, but I may not be academically at a good spot also being self employed hurts my chances a lot......

I hope I will get a call from Booth ( I believe we get a call, right?)

Best wishes everyone.

My app status was "in committee" about a couple of days after I submitted my app..
I don't know if they call!

BTW, I don't think that being self-employed is an issue, I would think they would see that in a good light.. out of curiosity what is your industry?
Best of luck and hope to see you guys this Fall.
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22 Mar 2010, 06:40
Good morning! did anyone get any call from Booth?
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22 Mar 2010, 06:51
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Good morning! did anyone get any call from Booth?

Good morning to you too!!! No, but did you?
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22 Mar 2010, 06:53
Nope. No news.
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22 Mar 2010, 06:55
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Nope. No news.

Bleh.. and I was all riled up!
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22 Mar 2010, 07:37
does your status still say 'in committee'?
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22 Mar 2010, 07:44
janedoeill wrote:
does your status still say 'in committee'?

Yes. Is yours any different?
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