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# Calling Chicago GSB 2008 applicants

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GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4318
Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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20 Dec 2007, 09:24
Kelloggs isn't a random number, they use your class year. I think they keep it simple so people can easily figure it out. GSB's random number makes that a little harder. Unless that 8 is for the class entering in 08?
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20 Dec 2007, 09:25
riverripper wrote:
Kelloggs isn't a random number, they use your class year. I think they keep it simple so people can easily figure it out. GSB's random number makes that a little harder. Unless that 8 is for the class entering in 08?

It isn't. I've been in touch with a bunch of other admits and they appear to have normal addresses. Having my name with an 8 at the end is frustrating!
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Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4318
Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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20 Dec 2007, 09:33
JP that blows, then again I should be thankful I didnt get in, with my generic name I think I would be like 16342 or something. Seriously where I work its first name, middle initial if there are more than on person with the same name, then last name. I have 5 after mine and it goes up to 16 now I believe, so thats 16 people with the EXACT same name.
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Joined: 07 Aug 2007
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20 Dec 2007, 09:52
I am not surprised. Your name IS a common name

riverripper wrote:
JP that blows, then again I should be thankful I didnt get in, with my generic name I think I would be like 16342 or something. Seriously where I work its first name, middle initial if there are more than on person with the same name, then last name. I have 5 after mine and it goes up to 16 now I believe, so thats 16 people with the EXACT same name.
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20 Dec 2007, 09:54
You know your name is common when its used as an example in text books...or even worse on credit cards in commercials.
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Joined: 06 Feb 2007
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20 Dec 2007, 09:54
riverripper wrote:
You know your name is common when its used as an example in text books...or even worse on credit cards in commercials.

At least your name is not John Doe
GMAT Club Legend
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Posts: 5917
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45

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20 Dec 2007, 10:21
jpjazzman wrote:
riverripper wrote:
Kelloggs isn't a random number, they use your class year. I think they keep it simple so people can easily figure it out. GSB's random number makes that a little harder. Unless that 8 is for the class entering in 08?

It isn't. I've been in touch with a bunch of other admits and they appear to have normal addresses. Having my name with an 8 at the end is frustrating!

jp... Try going here:

http://portal.chicagogsb.edu/portal/server.pt?

Login using the credentials you were supplied. You may have to login twice to get through both layers of security. Look for a link called "Create your email alias".

In any case, if you can't access it now, you can access it when you get here. It lets you pick some other alias -- so like instead of jdoe18 you can choose john.doe or john.lafferty.doe or whatever.
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20 Dec 2007, 10:29
Talking about Credit Cards- I do have a marketing sample lying around my desk that has your name on it...do you want it?

riverripper wrote:
You know your name is common when its used as an example in text books...or even worse on credit cards in commercials.
GMAT Club Legend
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 5461
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
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20 Dec 2007, 11:43
nervousgmat wrote:
riverripper wrote:
You know your name is common when its used as an example in text books...or even worse on credit cards in commercials.

At least your name is not John Doe

or Joe Blow... or Jane Doe...
Director
Joined: 03 Mar 2007
Posts: 985
Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: HKUST MBA - Class of 2014
GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V44
GPA: 3.2
WE: Consulting (Consulting)

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20 Dec 2007, 12:09
Joe Blow????

Isnt that a little perverse.. I havent heard that ever in my life.. Kryzak, are you sure this is a name and not some activity you are implying...
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 10 Apr 2007
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Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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20 Dec 2007, 12:13
aviroop wrote:
Joe Blow????

Isnt that a little perverse.. I havent heard that ever in my life.. Kryzak, are you sure this is a name and not some activity you are implying...

I work with a guy name about Mike Hunt...how would you like that one.
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20 Dec 2007, 13:50
river.. omg.. u crack me up.. that was a classic..

I wonder what ordeals mike hunt endured in middle and high school
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20 Dec 2007, 15:43
oh my... that took me a few "readings" to figure out... poor guy.

Then there are the "Ph" names that sometimes can be pronounced incorrectly.
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Concentration: Finance, Economics
Schools: HKUST MBA - Class of 2014
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20 Dec 2007, 18:05
kryzak wrote:
oh my... that took me a few "readings" to figure out... poor guy.

Then there are the "Ph" names that sometimes can be pronounced incorrectly.

Ya I know, especially Vietnamese names. I had a shock in Little Saigon in Orange County, CA after seeing some of the names of the restaurants.
CEO
Joined: 17 May 2007
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20 Dec 2007, 18:25
Successful GSB students - what would your advice be to R2 applicants ? Perhaps you can answer the following questions as a guideline :

What aspect of the application did you think was the most critical ?

What was unique about your application that you think helped you the most ?

How personal / formal were your applications ?

How did you think your slides helped you ? What were some of the things that you focused on in your slides ?

Were you over the word limit ? If so how much ?

VP
Joined: 09 Jan 2007
Posts: 1044
Location: New York, NY
Schools: Chicago Booth Class of 2010

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20 Dec 2007, 18:33
What aspect of the application did you think was the most critical ?
I decided to make my essays and presentation a very personal/informal thing, surely not being too informal.

What was unique about your application that you think helped you the most ?
Esssay 2, I think, my PPT was almost another essay, I couldn't do with bullet points...

How did you think your slides helped you ? What were some of the things that you focused on in your slides ?

It was tough until I got the idea of what I wanted to tell, then everything came naturally, though very slowly - I took 1 month, thinking, writing and making the lay-out.

Were you over the word limit ? If so how much ?
No, exactly on word limits.

If you want I'd be glad to send you my application stuff.

Good Luck with GSB
Director
Joined: 24 Apr 2007
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20 Dec 2007, 18:50
I am concerned that my PPT will look too simple and they will think that I didn't spend much time on it. However, it is supposed to be mainly narrated through the pictures. I guess we'll see how it goes. I would say that my GSB app may be my most unorthodox. High risk/reward I guess.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4318
Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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20 Dec 2007, 19:14
Kwam, I am assuming your avatar means you have decided on going to GSB???
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Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
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20 Dec 2007, 19:22
riverripper wrote:
Kwam, I am assuming your avatar means you have decided on going to GSB???

GMAT Club Legend
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20 Dec 2007, 19:23
You definitely claimed a good avatar if you are going to GSB, thats one of the cooler school icons I have seen.
20 Dec 2007, 19:23

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