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I'm confused on how to explain my 'why I chose Booth' part of the application through the picture prompt essay. It seems the picture essay wants to know me on a personal level and why I connect with that particular picture. But I also want to explain my short and long term goals to the admission team and want to highlight portions of the Booth program that convinced me to shortlist this school.

On this note, are you all looking to complete the optional essay to provide supplementary information not shown through the picture essay?

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I'm confused on how to explain my 'why I chose Booth' part of the application through the picture prompt essay. It seems the picture essay wants to know me on a personal level and why I connect with that particular picture. But I also want to explain my short and long term goals to the admission team and want to highlight portions of the Booth program that convinced me to shortlist this school.

On this note, are you all looking to complete the optional essay to provide supplementary information not shown through the picture essay?


Essentially I used the same theme to elaborate on Why Booth. I used a picture to demonstrate a value that is close to my heart and then I explained how I will continue my journey in exercising the value at Booth.

The optional essay is really optional. I wouldn't use it unless you have a poor GPA or a gap in your work experience or something unexplained.
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I am going to submit my presentation this week! How are you guys doing? So quiet this school!!



Oh, Man.. you are on a spree. how many schools you are applying :o
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What the Chicago flag design can tell you about applying to Booth



Your Booth application sums up your character, values, personality, and history. It is your flag. But is it a good flag? How do you know if you have a good flag? Fortunately the principles between flag design and application crafting is similar

The principles for good flag design - and how they apply to the MBA application

  • Keep it simple (so simple that a child can draw it from memory) - Your application should tell a simple story with a beginning, middle, and end, and you as the hero
  • Use meaningful symbolism, ideally things that play pivotal moments in history - you story should have a theme and cover all the pivotal moments in your life
  • Use no more than 2-3 colors from the major color wheel - choose a few themes, not too many. Sometimes the whole truth can get in the way of a good, truthful story.
  • No lettering or seals, no writing of any kind - here is one departure from the analogy. While good writing will not beat the symbolism and meaning of the prose over your head, we believe that subtly should be minimized in the application.
  • Be distinctive - You want your story to stand out in the mind of the admissions committee. It should easily identify you in some pithy statement (e.g. "That Nigerian education guy")

Here's the Chicago Flag. How does yours measure up?
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Poof! Just submitted this. Although the application said that they do not need official GMAT scores till the time of admission, my portal still has two big red crosses on the GMAT and TOEFL fields (I did report those scores officially though). I guess it is nothing to worry about.
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I think I screwed my Booth essay, how bad do you think it can be?
I felt pretty solid with my presentation but after I read some analysis I realized I mainly didn't provide enough "why booth" reasons. the thing about a presentation the way i saw it was keeping things simple. I treated the essay more as of Stanford's "what matter most to you" and wrote general things about myself. The main reason is that I read a really bad analysis saying "anything works" just bring your beliefs etc to the essay/presentation not focusing enough on where exactly to take it. Anyway, now I start wonder i'm doomed.
i would say apart of the essay my application is solid everywhere else. what do you guys think? Still got a chance?

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Enough reasons? What do you mean by that?

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Any idea when booth will start rolling invites? In the email it says by October 13th but doesn't specify an exact date.

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As per last year's trends, I believe it would be twice a day, everyday between 10th and 13th Oct. All dings on 13th as well.


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Enough reasons? What do you mean by that?


I mean I didn't focus specifically on "why booth", i.e it's clubs, curriculum, community, specific professors or location.
I after realized this is just like any other essay - convince us it's US that you want and not any other school.

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I think it’s okay. General convention is (I don’t speak for many others of course) is to keep one slide for Booth and tie it in your overall theme. But I honestly think it won’t break your essay especially if you have a central theme around your essays.
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Well I hope you're right. Time will tell I guess. We don't have essays in Brazil and even though I did few other schools' applications this whole essay format completely got me confused... Anyway good luck to all of us.

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Submitted my app the other day!

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Does anybody know in which cities worldwide Booth conducts interviews?

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Saw couple of interview invite posts on livewire. Is Booth really sending invites this early?
Could be based on location- both the invited applicants are in Europe (France, Netherlands)

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Livewire is somewhat unpredictable to be honest!


Agree. That's why thought of checking here as well.


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