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# Calling All 2011 Booth Applicants!!

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Intern
Joined: 22 Aug 2010
Posts: 11

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Schools: Booth (R1), Wharton (R2), Kellogg (R2), Columbia
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22 Aug 2010, 17:06
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long time lurker first time poster, in for round 1!

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Intern
Joined: 23 Aug 2010
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 1 [1], given: 0

Location: Philly
Schools: Wharton(R1),Booth(R1),Stern(R1)
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23 Aug 2010, 12:30
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count me in for round 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [1], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 12 Oct 2009
Posts: 132

Kudos [?]: 49 [1], given: 23

Schools: Booth class of 2013
WE 1: 6 yrs product development (tech)
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23 Aug 2010, 18:46
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In for R1. I certainly took my time deciding on Booth. Now for the essays (aargh!)
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Intern
Joined: 24 Jun 2009
Posts: 17

Kudos [?]: 1 [1], given: 2

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29 Aug 2010, 17:12
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please add me in for round 1. Thanks and good luck all!

Kudos [?]: 1 [1], given: 2

Manager
Joined: 17 May 2010
Posts: 108

Kudos [?]: 22 [1], given: 104

Schools: MIT Sloan Class of 2013
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30 Aug 2010, 08:47
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I am a reapplicant at Booth. Since I have to redo the PPT, it is fairly hard for me to come up with new themes and concepts to use in my new presentation. Should I use the same ideas and try to convey them differently? Is a certain degree of repetition acceptable?

Kudos [?]: 22 [1], given: 104

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Joined: 06 Oct 2009
Posts: 594

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 295

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30 Aug 2010, 08:54
BruceLee wrote:
I am a reapplicant at Booth. Since I have to redo the PPT, it is fairly hard for me to come up with new themes and concepts to use in my new presentation. Should I use the same ideas and try to convey them differently? Is a certain degree of repetition acceptable?

Good q. I too am unsure on how to deal with the PPT as a reapplicant. Also the four pages are no longer just PPT, but doc, pdf, etc. I would appreciate any feedback on this as well.

Kudos [?]: 58 [0], given: 295

Retired Moderator
Status: Darden Class of 2013
Joined: 28 Jul 2009
Posts: 1834

Kudos [?]: 393 [1], given: 37

Schools: University of Virginia
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30 Aug 2010, 09:20
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hi all, all I've been reading about the third essay has been ppt presentation. However, I was wondering how kosher is it to do some other form of presenting? I may have 1 or 2 slides, but I'd like to incorporate something quirky and fun using some sort of writing in microsoft word (then convert it to PDF file since Booth only wants Powerpoint or PDF files). In looking at the essay prompt, it doesn't say that it has to be a ppt presentation, so I just have to think it's fine. But from an adcom's point of view (perhaps rhyme can chime in), is it better to do ppt? Or it really doesn't matter?

Thanks.
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30 Aug 2010, 11:07
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bakfed

Well, they explicitly state, that the main thing in 3rd essay is to show creativity... They're going to print out everything you send so the medium IMO doesn't matter.

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Status: Darden Class of 2013
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Posts: 1834

Kudos [?]: 393 [0], given: 37

Schools: University of Virginia
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30 Aug 2010, 12:50
shalva wrote:
bakfed

Well, they explicitly state, that the main thing in 3rd essay is to show creativity... They're going to print out everything you send so the medium IMO doesn't matter.

hmm, I agree with you wholeheartedly. I guess the mere fact that everyone's talking about a ppt presentation makes me feel like I should be part of the crowd...I think I got something creative going, but it involves less of a ppt presentation.
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Schools: Wharton/Lauder Class of 2013
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30 Aug 2010, 16:55
shalva wrote:
bakfed

Well, they explicitly state, that the main thing in 3rd essay is to show creativity... They're going to print out everything you send so the medium IMO doesn't matter.

Where did you get this information?

Here is a direct quote from ad com:

"Also, please remember that it is the content – not the design – that should be the focus of the presentation."
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Kudos [?]: 280 [0], given: 38

Senior Manager
Affiliations: CFA
Joined: 21 Dec 2008
Posts: 384

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 64

Location: United States (NY)
Schools: Columbia - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 710 Q45 V43
GMAT 2: 760 Q49 V45
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30 Aug 2010, 18:30
I think I have to push back Booth to R2
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Current Student
Joined: 29 Oct 2009
Posts: 149

Kudos [?]: 38 [1], given: 19

Schools: Chicago Booth Class of 2012
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31 Aug 2010, 09:24
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chostein wrote:
Essay #3 is still the mystery box that just keeps on throwing curveball @.@ No flash, no moving object yet too many words will not be good. Thus, I need to show my uniqueness with a picture that screams out the subtlety of my candidacy. I still have no idea on that. Maybe I'm not a good fit for Booth?!!

Booth seems to be really active in chat series. I sign up for off-campus event and I get an e-mail everyweek regarding video chat and other online events. Do the adcom actually check who logged on? If so, I better get on it

"A picture that screams out the subtlety of my candidacy" -- That's a paradox, sounds like you're making this too hard on yourself. Just tell your story.

I never went to one chat, I can't imagine it matters. They're all in the middle of the work day.

Kudos [?]: 38 [1], given: 19

Manager
Joined: 21 Nov 2009
Posts: 70

Kudos [?]: 9 [1], given: 1

Location: United States
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31 Aug 2010, 12:03
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round 2 for the second time..

As a reapplicant, Am I at a disadvantage applying in round 2?

Kudos [?]: 9 [1], given: 1

Senior Manager
Status: Current Student
Joined: 14 Oct 2009
Posts: 371

Kudos [?]: 122 [1], given: 53

Schools: Chicago Booth 2013, Ross, Duke , Kellogg , Stanford, Haas
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02 Sep 2010, 14:32
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I sent an email to admissions asking if I was ok to apply in R1 and self report my score even though I am not re-taking the GMAT until Oct. 2 and GMAC says allow 20 days for the report to reach the school. They wrote back saying go ahead and apply for R1. However I just started filling out the online application and there is a note by the GMAT field that says the official report must arrive prior to the round deadline or your application could be delayed.

So what do I do? I don't want to work on the application in time for R1 only to have it be pushed to R2 anyways, I'd rather spend that time working on the other school I was planning to submit in R1. Or will most likely my official report arrive before the 13th anyway?
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Kudos [?]: 393 [0], given: 37

Schools: University of Virginia
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02 Sep 2010, 14:50
Michmax3 wrote:
I sent an email to admissions asking if I was ok to apply in R1 and self report my score even though I am not re-taking the GMAT until Oct. 2 and GMAC says allow 20 days for the report to reach the school. They wrote back saying go ahead and apply for R1. However I just started filling out the online application and there is a note by the GMAT field that says the official report must arrive prior to the round deadline or your application could be delayed.

So what do I do? I don't want to work on the application in time for R1 only to have it be pushed to R2 anyways, I'd rather spend that time working on the other school I was planning to submit in R1. Or will most likely my official report arrive before the 13th anyway?

I don't think anyone's in place to say that your score report will be sent to Booth before the 13th. From my past two experiences, the scores were sent to my designated schools within a week of taking the test. If you'd like to be reassured, I'd send another email to the admission staff at Booth and tell them about your situation and what the online application says. In addition, I would ask if there's any possibility that my application will be push to Round 2 because of the GMAT. Then I'd take whatever the staff says and do it accordingly.
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Schools: Wharton/Lauder Class of 2013
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02 Sep 2010, 23:28
Rollcall updated. 33 GClubber's and counting!
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Posts: 302

Kudos [?]: 71 [1], given: 288

Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Healthcare
Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
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06 Sep 2010, 11:36
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In for Round 1!
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Kudos [?]: 71 [1], given: 288

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Joined: 04 May 2010
Posts: 11

Kudos [?]: 2 [1], given: 30

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07 Sep 2010, 21:57
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applying in Round1

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Manager
Joined: 17 May 2010
Posts: 108

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 104

Schools: MIT Sloan Class of 2013
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10 Sep 2010, 07:04
Any tips on how to handle the extracurricular section of the online application? For instance, in the "Hobbies" section, how detailed should my I answer be? I have a list of hobbies on my resume as well, so should I go into details on why like certain activities?

Kudos [?]: 22 [0], given: 104

Intern
Joined: 07 Jul 2010
Posts: 45

Kudos [?]: 5 [1], given: 2

Schools: Sloanie 2013
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10 Sep 2010, 08:39
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Hi guys, I need your honest opinion... Do you need that with a 520 in the Gmat it would be a waste applying to Both? (even if I have a good application).

Please be blunt, everyone says "Just try" but you guys know how painful it is to go through the application process and then get rejected. Help is appreciated... Thanks!

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