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New post 21 Nov 2008, 10:13
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off-campus, corp finance background, very sweet woman, she was a recent grad


glad it went well terp26!!

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New post 21 Nov 2008, 12:29
I had my interview at Booth this morning, and it went very well. I had an enjoyable conversation with a second year student, and it felt more like a discussion than an interview. As an added bonus, I had the opportunity to have lunch with Rhyme, Soni, Kwam, and Captain, who were all very friendly and fun to talk to. I'm off to catch a plane and hope everybody has a great weekend!

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New post 21 Nov 2008, 12:45
I had an off-campus interview with an alum on Monday. He works for a small private equity shop and graduated about 10 years ago.

It was a very friendly conversation. Here is what he asked me:
    - First question: what do you do outside of work for fun? I kinda hate fun, so I thought I was going to bomb this. But it went fine.
    - Why an MBA?
    - Why now?
    - Why Chicago?
    - What do you want to do long-term?
    - I want to switching from PE to public equity investing, so we talked about why I want to do that. I was worried that it would be awkward to tell someone in my current industry that I want to switch industries. Again, it went fine.
    - Discuss an ethical dilemma you've faced
    - Discuss a time when you had to make a tough decision and went against popular opinion/advice
No surprises really. Rather pleasant, actually.

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New post 21 Nov 2008, 13:20
thanks ac, now we play the waiting game......about 25 days or so!

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New post 21 Nov 2008, 18:56

edited by rhyme: Just thinking they may not want their real names publicly posted....... sorry to edit your post, maybe I'm being overcautious, but better safe than sorry. Maybe just PM him.


edited by sonibubu: Deleting post. By process of deduction I figured who he is.

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New post 22 Nov 2008, 15:19
for essay 2, is it ok to use an example from college? logically it doesnt make sense with part C of the question, assuming if i had a MBA. just curious if people think the question implies that the response must be post college. thanks

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for essay 2, is it ok to use an example from college? logically it doesnt make sense with part C of the question, assuming if i had a MBA. just curious if people think the question implies that the response must be post college. thanks


Don't worry about the logic....off course you can't have an MBA before college....the question is what would you have done had you been equipped with the knowledge that an MBA can give you.

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for essay 2, is it ok to use an example from college? logically it doesnt make sense with part C of the question, assuming if i had a MBA. just curious if people think the question implies that the response must be post college. thanks


I would use your best example, college or work. I don't think the question implies that it must be post-college.

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Had my interview on campus today with an alum. It was a great conversation - the 45 minutes flew by.

The only "questions" he really asked me were 1) Why an MBA? 2) Why now? & 3) Why Booth?

Other than that we just talked about my "story" and how I've arrived at this point in my life. He was very enthusiastic about the school & an overall nice guy.

Best of luck to those of you who still have to interview.

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New post 22 Nov 2008, 21:45
Is there a way to check that the interviewer has filed his/her report to Chicago. I just don't want to pass the deadline because of that. Thanks.

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for essay 2, is it ok to use an example from college? logically it doesnt make sense with part C of the question, assuming if i had a MBA. just curious if people think the question implies that the response must be post college. thanks


I don't think it would matter. I would recommend using a rather recent example - if college was five or six years ago (like me) they may ask why you are using such an old example.

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for essay 2, is it ok to use an example from college? logically it doesnt make sense with part C of the question, assuming if i had a MBA. just curious if people think the question implies that the response must be post college. thanks


Considering there are only 2 essays (besides ppt) I would strongly advise using a work related example.

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for essay 2, is it ok to use an example from college? logically it doesnt make sense with part C of the question, assuming if i had a MBA. just curious if people think the question implies that the response must be post college. thanks


I asked the adcom about this question during an info session. They said don't worry too much about the circumstance - mainly this is a behavioral question to demonstrate fit to Chicago Booth ( challenge everything, examine everything etc).

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New post 23 Nov 2008, 12:31
thanks for your help everyone! college was 3 years ago so that's why i'm think of pulling from there but i think i will end up using a work experience. this question has been brutal for me...question 1 and the ppt have been really easy. i guess part of it is that i live in chicago, work with, for,near, and under many Boothers.

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coolrun wrote:
thanks for your help everyone! college was 3 years ago so that's why i'm think of pulling from there but i think i will end up using a work experience. this question has been brutal for me...question 1 and the ppt have been really easy. i guess part of it is that i live in chicago, work with, for,near, and under many Boothers.


I would just use your best judgment, I think a work example would be preferred if both examples were equal - but if you have a great academic example in comparison to your work one - I would go with the one that is more suitable to answer the question as best as you can.

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New post 24 Nov 2008, 07:55
Hey rhyme, can you PM me my interviewer's email address?

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New post 24 Nov 2008, 09:18
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Hey rhyme, can you PM me my interviewer's email address?


PM me who they were again I forget.

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New post 24 Nov 2008, 09:41
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sonibubu wrote:
Hey rhyme, can you PM me my interviewer's email address?


PM me who they were again I forget.


done. I hope you got it, it looks like it's sitting in my OUTBOX right now.

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New post 24 Nov 2008, 10:54
Soni,

Thanks for your blog post on the Chicago interview. Very useful.
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New post 24 Nov 2008, 11:19
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Soni,

Thanks for your blog post on the Chicago interview. Very useful.


You're welcome. When is/was your interview?

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