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UChicago Young Scholars Program [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 11:21
Anyone have any experience of this program? Anybody know of anyone that has entered this program? They don't have stats for this program so it is difficult to determine WE/GMAT/GPA ranges.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 12:08
Do you mean the Chicago GSB Business Fellows program? http://www.chicagogsb.edu/parttime/admissions/cbf.aspx
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 12:22
Yes, sorry for the wrong program name. Any comments? Thanks.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 13:02
That's ok, I just wanted to make sure that the FT program didn't have some other program I wasn't aware of! :)

I looked at the program, but I was past the 0-3 years of work experience so I didn't qualify. One of my coworkers is currently applying. According to the info session I went to, the GMAT and GPA stats for the PT programs are comparable to the FT program - but they don't publish what those stats are. As always, though, the real question is how competitive and appealing your entire package is, not just your stats.

You'll need a nomination (basically another letter of recommendation) for the program, as well as full-time employment in the Chicago area. Everyone admitted is in the same seminar in the first quarter, but after that you get all the flexibility of the other Chicago programs. Otherwise, I don't think it's that different from the regular Evening PT program.

They just had a "Business Fellows Day" - I think the next one is in June. I'd definitely try and go to that if you are interested in the program.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 13:08
Thank you for your response. I have family in Chicago, so I may try to visit them during this weekend :).

I feel that I should have a unique package...now I just need a GMAT that is solid (710+) to make me competitive.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 17:15
Part Time programs are generally far less competitive than full time programs. For instance, Kellogg admit rates are, last I looked, almost twice the full time rates for PT vs FT. I wouldn't be surprised if Chicago was similar. Most people I know who attend the PT programs have stats that are also less impressive - I can only think of one person I know out of 10 with a GMAT over 700 who is currently or attended Kellogg or Chicago PT (actually make that 2 out of 11, thought of someone else). By comparison, I'm not sure I know anyone with a GMAT under 700 at Chicago's FT program (though, by definition, they exist).

Thats not to say not to care - you should care and you should fret - but just fret a little less.

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 18:19
Your still in college and you're driving a porsche? Why do want an MBA again?
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 19:14
Rhyme, I know many people in the Kellogg PT program with GMATs over 700. Want me to run a poll in my stats class? :razz: The average GMAT for the entire program is 690, yes, less than the FT program but not a huge drop. And on average, Kellogg PT students have 2 more years of work experience than the FT students.

PT programs are certainly less competitive in terms of number of applicants, since the application pool is smaller, but that doesn't mean that your application can be weak. They'll turn you down if you aren't qualified for the program - especially since you've got to balance full time work and the program. I'm sure Porscheboy16 will be a competitive candidate though. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 19:39
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Your still in college and you're driving a porsche? Why do want an MBA again?


I'm currently working an getting my Economics MA degree (was thinking about Phd, but not for me). It is an old one...1984.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 19:40
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Rhyme, I know many people in the Kellogg PT program with GMATs over 700. Want me to run a poll in my stats class? :razz: The average GMAT for the entire program is 690, yes, less than the FT program but not a huge drop. And on average, Kellogg PT students have 2 more years of work experience than the FT students.

PT programs are certainly less competitive in terms of number of applicants, since the application pool is smaller, but that doesn't mean that your application can be weak. They'll turn you down if you aren't qualified for the program - especially since you've got to balance full time work and the program. I'm sure Porscheboy16 will be a competitive candidate though. :)


Thanks for the encouragement.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2007, 20:33
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Your still in college and you're driving a porsche? Why do want an MBA again?


I'm currently working an getting my Economics MA degree (was thinking about Phd, but not for me). It is an old one...1984.


Oh ok. Fair enough... Good luck man!
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2007, 03:52
klong009 wrote:
Rhyme, I know many people in the Kellogg PT program with GMATs over 700. Want me to run a poll in my stats class? :razz: The average GMAT for the entire program is 690, yes, less than the FT program but not a huge drop. And on average, Kellogg PT students have 2 more years of work experience than the FT students.

PT programs are certainly less competitive in terms of number of applicants, since the application pool is smaller, but that doesn't mean that your application can be weak. They'll turn you down if you aren't qualified for the program - especially since you've got to balance full time work and the program. I'm sure Porscheboy16 will be a competitive candidate though. :)


Fair enough... I'm not saying its devoid of people with 700+'s -- I personally know of two - just that, from the sample I know, it seemed much less an issue than in FT.

I know a few PT KGSM students who are somewhat disenchanted with the PT program and are looking to switch to the FT program (I'm not really sure what the reasons are, other than I think, primarily, they are just tired of balancing work and school) - some of them are actually considering retaking the GMAT, because (apparently, according to them) the school cares if you try to switch.

In any case, I wasnt trying to suggest the PT program somehow attracted students of a lower caliber
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