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Calling All Booth MBA Applicants: (2019 Intake) Class of 2021!

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Hi all,

I feel like Booth is repeating itself a bit on the application between the following prompts:

What is your immediate post-MBA career goal?
What is your long-term post-MBA career goal?

How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (250 word minimum)

The first two are short answer and the last an essay. Would the essay not offer insight to the two prior questions? Am I missing something here?


Thanks!

Originally posted by Music2mba on 29 Dec 2018, 19:33.
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Hi Music2mba

Yes to some degree there is some repetition. But in the application they just want for you to get straight to the point they don't wanna have to dig around in your essay to know what your goals are.

If you've done the work properly then you will have it down one sentence - the role and the specific company/companies you will be pursuing. For example, Product Manager at Amazon. The more it connects the dots with your background/areas of expertise the better. If it's an entrepreneurial thing then you will have it down to one sentence stating who you serve, what need you will fulfill and the big problem that you solve. The value proposition/elevator pitch for VC.

In the essay you will want to put all of the focus on the special aspects, values, culture, features, and programs that Booth has - setting it apart - and making it the conduit to achieve said goals. For example, if you have an entrepreneurship interest you would want to elaborate on the specific offerings of the Polsky Center that will help fill gaps and bring about the transformation you need to be well positioned for launching your startup.

In sum yes - you will need to state the goals again in the essay but very briefly.

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Hi all,

I feel like Booth is repeating itself a bit on the application between the following prompts:

What is your immediate post-MBA career goal?
What is your long-term post-MBA career goal?

How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (250 word minimum)

The first two are short answer and the last an essay. Would the essay not offer insight to the two prior questions? Am I missing something here?

Thanks!

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Gotcha, yes, looking at it quickly I thought the first two questions said "250 words" not 250 characters, which would have changed their purpose entirely - and they would have become standard essays for Columbia :lol: . Thanks for the help!


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Hi Music2mba

Yes to some degree there is some repetition. But in the application they just want for you to get straight to the point they don't wanna have to dig around in your essay to know what your goals are.

If you've done the work properly then you will have it down one sentence - the role and the specific company/companies you will be pursuing. For example, Product Manager at Amazon. The more it connects the dots with your background/areas of expertise the better. If it's an entrepreneurial thing then you will have it down to one sentence stating who you serve, what need you will fulfill and the big problem that you solve. The value proposition/elevator pitch for VC.

In the essay you will want to put all of the focus on the special aspects, values, culture, features, and programs that Booth has - setting it apart - and making it the conduit to achieve said goals. For example, if you have an entrepreneurship interest you would want to elaborate on the specific offerings of the Polsky Center that will help fill gaps and bring about the transformation you need to be well positioned for launching your startup.

In sum yes - you will need to state the goals again in the essay but very briefly.

Music2mba wrote:
Hi all,

I feel like Booth is repeating itself a bit on the application between the following prompts:

What is your immediate post-MBA career goal?
What is your long-term post-MBA career goal?

How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (250 word minimum)

The first two are short answer and the last an essay. Would the essay not offer insight to the two prior questions? Am I missing something here?

Thanks!
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Music2mba wrote:
Gotcha, yes, looking at it quickly I thought the first two questions said "250 words" not 250 characters, which would have changed their purpose entirely - and they would have become standard essays for Columbia . Thanks for the help!


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Hi Music2mba

Yes to some degree there is some repetition. But in the application they just want for you to get straight to the point they don't wanna have to dig around in your essay to know what your goals are.

If you've done the work properly then you will have it down one sentence - the role and the specific company/companies you will be pursuing. For example, Product Manager at Amazon. The more it connects the dots with your background/areas of expertise the better. If it's an entrepreneurial thing then you will have it down to one sentence stating who you serve, what need you will fulfill and the big problem that you solve. The value proposition/elevator pitch for VC.

In the essay you will want to put all of the focus on the special aspects, values, culture, features, and programs that Booth has - setting it apart - and making it the conduit to achieve said goals. For example, if you have an entrepreneurship interest you would want to elaborate on the specific offerings of the Polsky Center that will help fill gaps and bring about the transformation you need to be well positioned for launching your startup.

In sum yes - you will need to state the goals again in the essay but very briefly.

Music2mba wrote:
Hi all,

I feel like Booth is repeating itself a bit on the application between the following prompts:

What is your immediate post-MBA career goal?
What is your long-term post-MBA career goal?

How will the Booth MBA help you achieve your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? (250 word minimum)

The first two are short answer and the last an essay. Would the essay not offer insight to the two prior questions? Am I missing something here?

Thanks!
No problem, the words versus characters confusion happens often. It's kind of like salt and sugar.

Did you mean to say Booth or is this for Columbia?

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I meant Booth. I was just drawing a parallel as almost all of Columbia's essays require 250 words only. perhaps it only made sense in my head. :)
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All the best to everyone who hit submit in R2. I am sure most of us will be sitting tight.

Any idea when the interview invites will start rolling out?
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Probably end of February sometime Kalaivani1
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Are you sure? The email from Booth stated everyone will hear by late Jan. ?

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Kalaivani1 end February is the mid point between submission and final decision. If you were going to get an interview invite, you'd have gotten it by then. Obviously it can happen anytime between now and then.
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Ok. That makes sense. Thanks for the info :)

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All the best to everyone who hit submit in R2. I am sure most of us will be sitting tight.

Any idea when the interview invites will start rolling out?


If we go by historic trends, Booth will release all interview invites in the week of 21st Jan. They release invites in batches on each day of the week starting on Monday and ending by Friday.
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Kalaivani1 wrote:
All the best to everyone who hit submit in R2. I am sure most of us will be sitting tight.

Any idea when the interview invites will start rolling out?


If we go by historic trends, Booth will release all interview invites in the week of 21st Jan. They release invites in batches on each day of the week starting on Monday and ending by Friday.


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Hello guys!

Wonder if there is anyone here with a better idea or can speak for their experience/previous records. If Invites happen in late Jan (~25) what is the soonest you can book an on campus interview afterwards?

I have some restrictions with work these months and I'd love to have an estimate....

Thanks in advance guys! Feel like asking admissions would be pushy and presumptuous.
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Hello guys!

Wonder if there is anyone here with a better idea or can speak for their experience/previous records. If Invites happen in late Jan (~25) what is the soonest you can book an on campus interview afterwards?

I have some restrictions with work these months and I'd love to have an estimate....

Thanks in advance guys! Feel like asking admissions would be pushy and presumptuous.


This article on booth website says you will have 2-3 weeks from when you receive invitation to interview

https://www.chicagobooth.edu/blog/ftadm ... dium=email

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Hello guys!

Wonder if there is anyone here with a better idea or can speak for their experience/previous records. If Invites happen in late Jan (~25) what is the soonest you can book an on campus interview afterwards?

I have some restrictions with work these months and I'd love to have an estimate....

Thanks in advance guys! Feel like asking admissions would be pushy and presumptuous.


Last year for R2 the interview dates were as follows -

On Campus - interviews with 2nd year students - Monday, February 5 - Friday, February 23
Off Campus - interviews with alumni - Friday, January 26 - Saturday, February 17
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Anyone recivied interview invite?
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Anyone recivied interview invite?


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From the Booth decision tracker in the following link, I don't see any interview updates yet.

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If we go by historic trends, Booth will release all interview invites in the week of 21st Jan. They release invites in batches on each day of the week starting on Monday and ending by Friday.


Agree with stoiczoan. Invites are likely to come out in this week. Good luck everyone.

For reference, this is an invite/admit timeline of last year..

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