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New post 04 Feb 2009, 12:36
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Congrats TheGuy....
When did you go complete?


Thanks, Arshia.

I'm pretty sure it was 1/23. Though I really wouldn't trust the 10 day rule. You have to think about the last day to go complete was what, 1/26? 1/28? That'd mean all the invites would come within the next few days, but in reality, they go out until, I believe, 2/18.

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Anyone else choose to do an off-campus interview? When I click on the link to find out what cities they have available alumni, I get an error stating that it cannot locate or open the .xls file. I've tried with both Firefox and IE. Did anyone else have this issue? It may just be my work computer on lockdown :?

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New post 05 Feb 2009, 01:01
Guys,

I have been wait listed by booth in R1. I'm thinking about writing a letter to show them my love and update them on my progress.

How receptive are Chicago to Waitlist letters. I haven't changed jobs or been promoted. In terms of extra curricular though I've done alot lately. Helped arrange several business events in the region, i performed at an open mic night. Would these things help?

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

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New post 05 Feb 2009, 07:06
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Guys,

I have been wait listed by booth in R1. I'm thinking about writing a letter to show them my love and update them on my progress.

How receptive are Chicago to Waitlist letters. I haven't changed jobs or been promoted. In terms of extra curricular though I've done alot lately. Helped arrange several business events in the region, i performed at an open mic night. Would these things help?

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.


Definitely write a letter! I would say that Chicago not only is receptive to waitlist updates, but encourages them. You don't want to be obnoxious and write every day, of course, but if you have something to add, go for it.

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I had my interview today. It did not start so well, as I was 10 minutes late (what are the chances that 2 cafe's, from the same chain will be located on the same, remote street?!) and it gotten worse...

Like others wrote before me, the questions really focused on Why MBA? Why Now? and Why Booth? I think that you have to come up with really good answers to these questions, ones that will not have any "holes" in them.

In my case, not like in any other interview I had in the past, my interviewer gave me the feeling that he is not 100% in tact with my short and long term goals and with my reasoning for pursuing an MBA at this stage of my career... To think that all of the work I put in my application will crumble due to bad chemistry... So, I kinda feel like shit right now, cannot focus on my work today and think about calling it a weekend!

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I had my interview today. It did not start so well, as I was 10 minutes late (what are the chances that 2 cafe's, from the same chain will be located on the same, remote street?!) and it gotten worse...

Like others wrote before mw, the questions really focused on Why MBA? Why Now? and Why Booth? I think that you have to come up with really good answers to these questions, ones that will not have any "holes" in it.

In my case, not like in any other interview I had in the past, my interviewer gave me the feeling that he is not 100% in tact with my short and long term goals and with my reasoning for pursuing an MBA at this stage of my career... To think that all of the work I put in my application will crumble due to bad chemistry... So, I kinda feel like shit right now, cannot focus on my work today and think about calling it a weekend!



Hey sorry hear Gandalf. But it's probably not as bad as you think it is, everyone's always harder on themselves than others.
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Just got the Invite...a lit bit relaxed to see the first int invite....at least i know my apps are worth an interview... :-D

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GandalftheGrey wrote:
I had my interview today. It did not start so well, as I was 10 minutes late (what are the chances that 2 cafe's, from the same chain will be located on the same, remote street?!) and it gotten worse...

Like others wrote before mw, the questions really focused on Why MBA? Why Now? and Why Booth? I think that you have to come up with really good answers to these questions, ones that will not have any "holes" in it.

In my case, not like in any other interview I had in the past, my interviewer gave me the feeling that he is not 100% in tact with my short and long term goals and with my reasoning for pursuing an MBA at this stage of my career... To think that all of the work I put in my application will crumble due to bad chemistry... So, I kinda feel like shit right now, cannot focus on my work today and think about calling it a weekend!



Hey sorry hear Gandalf. But it's probably not as bad as you think it is, everyone's always harder on themselves than others.


Yeah, I guess you're right. After all, it is only one pillar of the admission process... You never know what they are thinking there, a black box indeed...
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Just got the Invite...a lit bit relaxed to see the first int invite....at least i know my apps are worth an interview... :-D


Congrats Arshia22!

I am scheduled for on campus interview 2/21 and attending Booth Live on the 20th.

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for those of us still waiting for an interview invite, from the Booth admissions chat today:

Hi Rose, I had my interview last week have a couple of questions: A) is round2 more competitive than round1? B) approximately, what is the fraction of applicants who are invited for an interview, and what is the fraction of interviewed applicants who are finally admitted?

Rose: Congratulating on completing your interview. We are still evaluating applications and are about 50% through, so it is too early to predict what our final invitation rate will be. And until I start reading your files after the application, I'm not sure what the admit rates will be. These decisions are truly individual.

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i'm debating if that 50% figure is a good thing or not. i'm starting to get worried.

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i'm debating if that 50% figure is a good thing or not. i'm starting to get worried.


when did you go complete?

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i'm debating if that 50% figure is a good thing or not. i'm starting to get worried.


when did you go complete?


the 23rd.

looking at the scoreboard, half of us have the invite..so maybe the rest will get one too?!

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coolrun wrote:
i'm debating if that 50% figure is a good thing or not. i'm starting to get worried.


when did you go complete?



That's for overall populations, I view GC as above regular. Look at last year, they interviewed 50% but last year 34/42 (81%) people got interview invites.
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Just got the Invite...a lit bit relaxed to see the first int invite....at least i know my apps are worth an interview... :-D


congrats arshia22. u going to fly to chicago?

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Thanks,...yes i'll go to campus

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Just got an interview invite ... submitted 1/07 (I think) and went complete 1/27.

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Congrats yaazol...

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Guys, do I have to (physically) mail waitlist information or can i email it to them?

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All,

If any of you are coming to campus to interview and would like to grab a coffee, just PM me. I can't promise I'm free all days, but I'm always happy to try and make time.

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