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New post 15 Feb 2008, 10:27
Rhyme,

I picked 25th & a slot in the afternoon. If you are around, I would love to meet up. Interviews do take precedence over everything else :)
Since I am flying into MDW only at 10, I probably won't be able to fit in a class. I did attend one on my last visit, so I would like interact with students a lot more this time.

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New post 15 Feb 2008, 10:31
pandeyrav wrote:
When interviewing on campus, are we supposed to report to the office of admissions at:
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

What is the recommended mode of travel? rent a car or take the EL ? If taking the EL, get off at hyde park or U of C (59th Street)? Walk or take a cab ?


Last time, I rented a car and it was a pain to find parking. Cost me nearly $30 for a few hours. Are you flying in? If you are, then a cab from MDW is the best bet.

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New post 15 Feb 2008, 10:36
Just got an invite - received complete status on 01/18. Wish everyone the best of luck! :-D

adcxaway - Submitted 01/08 Invited to interview! WOOHOOO!
bherronp - Submitted 12/30 Invited to interview
bsd_lover - Submitted 01/06 Invited to interview
nervousgmat - Submitted 12/31 Invited to interview
vchhaochharia - Submitted 12/25 Invited to interview
CerealsMBA - Submitted 01/09 Invited to interview
JDMBA - submitted, Invited to interview
ncprasad - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
sudden - submitted 1/8, Invited to interview
tsaditya - Submitted 01/08 Invited to Interview
wallspotter - submitted -01/09, Invited to interview
max125 - Submitted 01/08, Invited to interview
mNeo - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
nupurgupt - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
clarksdv2 - Invited to interview
nick_sun - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview
KingKREEP - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview, Muhahaha! The game continues...
KK Iyer - Submitted 01/05, Invited to Interview (01/30)
swedenr09 - submitted 1/9, Invited to Interview
pandeyrav - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview 02/08
Pokerface - Submitted (01/09), Invited to interview (02/08)
helg - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview (02/13)
Poochandi - Submitted 01/09
grap - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview (02/15)
svrider - Submitted 01/09, Invited to interview


Dosa_don - Submitted 01/09
hsampath - Submitted 01/08
robinantony - Submitted 01/09
trojan812 - Submitted 01/07
bkk145 - Submitted 01/09
gregspirited - Submitted 01/09
Audio - Submitted 01/09
ryguy904 - submitted 01/09
vishalsuri
saurabh357 - submitted 01/09
ujjib - submitted 1/9
nyrberg - Submitted 01/09
Prodigy- Submitted 01/08
prettypleaseGSB
spideyeclipse27 Submitted 01/01

edit by ncprasad: Updated with svrider's invite. sv, congrats!

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Congrats sv and grap! All the best for the interviews :)
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New post 15 Feb 2008, 11:04
Okay, the public transport map is a mess. I am staying at a friend's place (near Vernon Hills) on Friday night, and I have an interview on Saturday afternoon. It appears that, in the morning, I can take Metra at the Vernon Hills station (MCS) to the Union station and then take ME (From the Millennium station) to 59th street. Metra system map - http://metrarail.com/System_map/index.html.

Chicago experts (rhyme?), is this the way to go? How do I travel between Union station and Millennium station?

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svrider wrote:
Rhyme,

I picked 25th & a slot in the afternoon. If you are around, I would love to meet up. Interviews do take precedence over everything else :)
Since I am flying into MDW only at 10, I probably won't be able to fit in a class. I did attend one on my last visit, so I would like interact with students a lot more this time.

-SV


I'll let ya know... I'll either be free all day or i'll be on the east coast. Just depends what schedule I get with these guys. Course, I'm waiting to hear from another firm tonight which might change things.

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New post 15 Feb 2008, 11:12
if you're at the Union Station/Millenium station area, I would try to find the #6 Jackson Park Express. Drops you off 1 block from the metra station, and I think it comes more often. Metra is good too though.
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New post 15 Feb 2008, 13:01
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Congrats sv and grap! All the best for the interviews :)


nc, KK, rhyme
Thanks for all your wishes. I really need them for this interview.

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New post 15 Feb 2008, 13:07
congrats sv and grap !

this takes the number of people invited to 25 / 40. I am confident, that we will see more invites for gmatclubbers.

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New post 15 Feb 2008, 14:52
Only 5 more days and still no invite. I wonder how many invitations are left to be sent...

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Only 5 more days and still no invite. I wonder how many invitations are left to be sent...


I'm feeling your pain.

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Where should I stay while Im in Chicago? Im there from thurs-saturday and will be visiting Kellogg and Chicago.

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JDMBA wrote:
Where should I stay while Im in Chicago? Im there from thurs-saturday and will be visiting Kellogg and Chicago.


The schools are at opposite ends of the city. Personally, I think you're best bet is staying in the loop/mag mile area as it is about halfway between both of them. That said, it's still a long train or bus ride to either school from there.

Congrats to all who got interviews. For those of you interviewing on the 16th - hope to see you there tomorrow (mine is at 1:30) and good luck!!! I got good news of an acceptance and scholarship for an MA in international relations program I applied to, so concentrating on prepping for tomorrow's interview is a chore tonight...

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Okay, the public transport map is a mess. I am staying at a friend's place (near Vernon Hills) on Friday night, and I have an interview on Saturday afternoon. It appears that, in the morning, I can take Metra at the Vernon Hills station (MCS) to the Union station and then take ME (From the Millennium station) to 59th street. Metra system map - http://metrarail.com/System_map/index.html.

Chicago experts (rhyme?), is this the way to go? How do I travel between Union station and Millennium station?


Here is a good link that I use regularly for travel in the city:

http://www.transitchicago.com/maps/tripplanner.html

I'd agree on the Jackson Park Express (#6) being your best bet from downtown.

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if you want to save money, the University of Chicago International House rents out simple dorm rooms for $60-70/night. Very economical. Do be warned that it takes about 2 hours to get to Evanston/Kellogg with public transport, but your visit to GSB will be easy. Everything else is over $100/night.
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Just had my interview at Starbucks. 1 hours 15 minutes long. It was grueling. :(

My interviewer briefly discussed where he stayed (5 minutes away from Starbucks) and jumped straight into the interview.

1. Tell me about yourself.
2. What are your short term goals?
3. Why are those your short term goals?
4. Gave me brief case studies - because my short term goals were strategy consulting - i flopped on both case studies, definitely on the first because I didn't clarify enough. He mentioned he was only discussing them with me because I said I wanted to do strategy consulting.
5. Why Chicago?
6. What courses would I take in the University of Chicago (outside the GSB).
7. Strengths and Weaknesses.
8. Ethical dilemma
9. Went in about my current role, what do I do, gave examples about it.
10. What was the biggest mistake I've ever made? When did I realize it was a mistake?
11. What makes me think I have enough experience to go to Chicago (I have 3 years post graduations, 3 years pre graduation)
12. Went in on my extracurriculars - why? what do I do? what do they do? what would I change about it?

It's over and done with, I'm drained.... well, time to wait for the call :(

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I will interview on campus. Should the professional resume be limited to one page. Can it be two pages?

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Should the professional resume be limited to one page. Can it be two pages?
Everyone I asked told me that the norm (whether you have 10 months of experience or 10 years) is one page.
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Thanks KingKREEP for the quick response.

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New post 16 Feb 2008, 02:25
Well here is my interview debrief hot off the oven. I met my alum in Starbucks. Overall it was a relaxed interview with all the usual questions. My alumni was talkative and really took the time to explain about Chicago and the overall experience.

We started out by talking about his work in general and previous professional experiences.

I had all the usual questions.

Tell me about yourself and your career progress
Why MBA and Goals
Why Chicago
Biggest Professional Accomplishment and Why
Conflict situation and how did i manage it.
Leadership experiences
Explain a bit about my community work experience and what I hope to achieve in this aspect

Then I asked him about the activities he did in Chicago, difference between his expectations before the interview and actual experience.

The interview lasted for nearly 1 hour and 10 minutes. He had another girl to interview after me and it turns out that I knew this girl from university before.

Come on Chicago give me my first admit.

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