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Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2010, 19:11
Dear Friends,
May I request some guidance regarding my profile and its suitability for either of the MBA programs?

My profile:
About 12 Years plus IT work experience (35 years age). last position at Big 4 firm as a senior manager leading one of the practices. currently, trying to launch a small start up. my experience mainly spans around sales, BD and large global program managements. started my life as a junior developer. Had an engineering degree from a reputed University with GPA around 3.79.
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Appearing for GMAT in a month or so. Lining up essays, references, optionals etc.
Questions:
1. Realistically, what is a comfortable GMAT score? I am not looking for the stellar scores as I know I am not capable of them. I want to balance the score with my work experience. So, some guidance will be great.
2. Timeline -- How long do the Schools take to decide on your candidacy?
3. Resume -- What do the schools look for in a resume? Do they consider frequent job switch a -ve? I have one entry where I worked for only 6 months and had to leave as my boss was let go. I see about 4 other entries in my career other than this one. Any guidelines?
4. Will it hurt my candidacy that I am an independent entrepreneur?
Much appreciate your guidance.
Jane
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2010, 03:18
janedoeill wrote:
Dear Friends,
May I request some guidance regarding my profile and its suitability for either of the MBA programs?

My profile:
About 12 Years plus IT work experience (35 years age). last position at Big 4 firm as a senior manager leading one of the practices. currently, trying to launch a small start up. my experience mainly spans around sales, BD and large global program managements. started my life as a junior developer. Had an engineering degree from a reputed University with GPA around 3.79.
Status:
Appearing for GMAT in a month or so. Lining up essays, references, optionals etc.
Questions:
1. Realistically, what is a comfortable GMAT score? I am not looking for the stellar scores as I know I am not capable of them. I want to balance the score with my work experience. So, some guidance will be great.
2. Timeline -- How long do the Schools take to decide on your candidacy?
3. Resume -- What do the schools look for in a resume? Do they consider frequent job switch a -ve? I have one entry where I worked for only 6 months and had to leave as my boss was let go. I see about 4 other entries in my career other than this one. Any guidelines?
4. Will it hurt my candidacy that I am an independent entrepreneur?
Much appreciate your guidance.
Jane


1)Their averages are 690. So a "comfortable" score would be around 690 or higher.
2)Their websites say 2-4 weeks (assuming you can interview in that timeframe). Remember, interviews are required at both programs.
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2010, 07:43
As mentioned the average scores are around 690.. but i know folks who have gotten into these schools at much lower scores.. try your best.. a good GMAT score is needed. also independent entrepeneur can be a advantage and will differentiate you from others but your story and vision of what u want to do and how MBA will help and how you can contribute to the classes will be important..
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2010, 20:19
Thnx friends. Here is my score:
AWA 6 90%
Quant 48 88%
Verbal 34 68%
Total 680 86%
Submitting application in next couple of days. Interview set for both.
Now, I guess how I do in interview.
Wish me luck, guys and gals. And same for everyone. may your efforts help you to reach your goal.
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2010, 04:29
Kalyang wrote:
As mentioned the average scores are around 690.. but i know folks who have gotten into these schools at much lower scores.. try your best.. a good GMAT score is needed. also independent entrepeneur can be a advantage and will differentiate you from others but your story and vision of what u want to do and how MBA will help and how you can contribute to the classes will be important..


Your GMAT will not be a barrier to entry. In fact all PT programs (Booth included) are seeing significant decline in application volume. So your chances are even better than usual.
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 06:50
Any updates? How did it go? Please share your experience!


janedoeill wrote:
Dear Friends,
May I request some guidance regarding my profile and its suitability for either of the MBA programs?

My profile:
About 12 Years plus IT work experience (35 years age). last position at Big 4 firm as a senior manager leading one of the practices. currently, trying to launch a small start up. my experience mainly spans around sales, BD and large global program managements. started my life as a junior developer. Had an engineering degree from a reputed University with GPA around 3.79.
Status:
Appearing for GMAT in a month or so. Lining up essays, references, optionals etc.
Questions:
1. Realistically, what is a comfortable GMAT score? I am not looking for the stellar scores as I know I am not capable of them. I want to balance the score with my work experience. So, some guidance will be great.
2. Timeline -- How long do the Schools take to decide on your candidacy?
3. Resume -- What do the schools look for in a resume? Do they consider frequent job switch a -ve? I have one entry where I worked for only 6 months and had to leave as my boss was let go. I see about 4 other entries in my career other than this one. Any guidelines?
4. Will it hurt my candidacy that I am an independent entrepreneur?
Much appreciate your guidance.
Jane

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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2010, 16:32
normal. nothing different. so now basically wait and watch.
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2010, 17:48
I am just curious, has Kellogg started releasing round 1 weekend MBA decisions (for 2010)?
Also, no news from Booth either.
Any thoughts?
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2010, 20:35
Did you have your interviews at both these places? When did you submit your app for both schools?
I submitted by app for Booth March 1, interviewed March 6 ... still waiting
For Kellogg , I interviewed Feb 15, submitted app March 9... still waiting

Share your dates as such and keep us posted!!! I'll do the same..!

By the Jane Doe.. will you flying/driving in? I'll be coming in on weekends from central IL...



janedoeill wrote:
I am just curious, has Kellogg started releasing round 1 weekend MBA decisions (for 2010)?
Also, no news from Booth either.
Any thoughts?
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2010, 15:38
believe me or not, exact same dates. :P still waiting.
Just curious, what is your profile?
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2010, 19:01
Weird that they are the same dates!!!
Here is my profile profile-eval-request-88293.html#p665791

janedoeill wrote:
believe me or not, exact same dates. :P still waiting.
Just curious, what is your profile?

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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2010, 05:47
Hello! I interviewed for Kellogg PT on Feb 9th...still waiting. Any new updates?
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2010, 11:06
Hi Chicagoan ! when did you submit your app? Was it for the Saturday or evening program? Did you try calling them?
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2010, 14:25
No news today! I guess that is good. Just curious, I am not seeing many people enquiring about the weekend MBA programs or saying that they received approval / rejected etc.
Are there not many people or everyone got feedbacks? :roll:
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2010, 20:04
Still early days!!! I don't think a lot of people got feedback.. I attended some info sessions and a lot of people were still working on essays... might see some resurgence closer or around deadlines..

janedoeill wrote:
No news today! I guess that is good. Just curious, I am not seeing many people enquiring about the weekend MBA programs or saying that they received approval / rejected etc.
Are there not many people or everyone got feedbacks? :roll:

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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2010, 07:49
alijafri80 wrote:
Hi Chicagoan ! when did you submit your app? Was it for the Saturday or evening program? Did you try calling them?
chicagoan wrote:
Hello! I interviewed for Kellogg PT on Feb 9th...still waiting. Any new updates?


I had everything submitted prior to the interview, which was on Feb 9th. This is for the evening program. They had indicated the turnaround would be 2-6 weeks.
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2010, 08:42
chicagoan wrote:
alijafri80 wrote:
Hi Chicagoan ! when did you submit your app? Was it for the Saturday or evening program? Did you try calling them?
chicagoan wrote:
Hello! I interviewed for Kellogg PT on Feb 9th...still waiting. Any new updates?


I had everything submitted prior to the interview, which was on Feb 9th. This is for the evening program. They had indicated the turnaround would be 2-6 weeks.


It is close to 6 weeks since Feb 9th! Did you call them?
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2010, 09:59
It is close to 6 weeks since Feb 9th! Did you call them?[/quote]

I did last week....thats when they said it could take up to 6 weeks, and to call back if I hadn't heard by then. Hopefully, should be soon:)
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2010, 06:54
I don't know about you guys.... but the waiting is driving me NUTS!!!!! (And it's only been 11 days for Kellogg and 17 days for Booth)... Chicagoan, I don't know how you do it!!
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Re: Request for some advice about Booth/Kellogg Weekend PT MBA [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2010, 18:56
any news?
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