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Calling Chicago GSB 2008 applicants

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New post 12 Nov 2007, 16:31
Congrats to all of you guys ! Well, these results are just the reflection of the work you all put in the application process !

I am sure most of these will turn into admits ! Good luck to all !

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New post 12 Nov 2007, 20:25
dabots wrote:
YES! Got my Wharton and GSB invites within 1 hour of each other!


That's awesome!

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New post 12 Nov 2007, 20:29
forcefeed wrote:
GOOOOOD LORD thas a lot o' interviews!!! :lol:

Admissions411 is only showing about a 40% invite rate, we are flying high here. C'mon collegesenior, I'm hoping he got an invite and just hasn't seen it yet b/c he is in India.


Lol. Still waiting for both U of C and UPenn :)

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New post 12 Nov 2007, 20:33
Finally started work on my Chicago app. 1500 words for a Goals/why MBA/Why now essay. This is significantly more than the limits for the goals essays for most other schools. R-1ers, any pointers?

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New post 12 Nov 2007, 20:41
cooldar wrote:
just got the invitation today.

Is is worth it to fly to Chicago for the interview? I am willing to if it will increase my chance of getting in. But at the same time, I rather interview with an alumni than an adcom so that it might be more informal.
I am in the SF Bay Area.


Officially, on campus vs not has NO impact. (and I believe that)

Some things to consider before you finalize your decision.

1) There's less you can say or do to hurt your candidacy in a 40 minute interview than in an unbounded interview with an alum (which can run 1 or even 2 hours). At the same time however, its much harder to connect with someone in 30 minutes than it is in 2 hours. Think about what you prefer: short and sweet - "rip the band aid off" approach, or a more lengthy "get to know each other" approach. Whats "right" will differ for individuals.

2) If you've never visited and get waitlisted later on, its probably easier to write a love letter about how you love the school if you've actually come to the campus. Otherwise, its pretty hard to sound convincing. Also, if you visit, and hate the heck out of the place, if you do later get waitlisted, you don't end up wasting cycles trying to get in.

3) I discovered that, this year, more of the adcom staff will be doing the interviews themselves. I'd argue that any face time with an actual decision maker is probably a good thing. Unless of course, you think you suck at interviews, in which case, it might be a bad thing. Of course, theres also no guarantee you'd end up interviewing with an adcom.

Just some things to noodle on ..

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New post 12 Nov 2007, 22:00
riverripper wrote:
I am sure its a typo by the kid...someone commented about it on his profile.

The amazing thing is all the interview invites are high GMATs except for the females (only sub 700s w/ invites). Then again there is like a 730 mean/median of the profiles on that the site. I think there are only a few sub 720 invites on for guys.


Was at the info session tonight. According to Rosemaria GMAT is about the least important thing to them and high verbal scores actually correlate better to success.

I'm having a tough time buying those apples while the avg score hovers around 710 these days...

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New post 12 Nov 2007, 22:24
W O W - seriously, I knew all along that this was an elite grouping of some select people, most of whom started preparing months in advance, but 14.5/15 (I am giving collegesenior partial credit for getting HBS invit :).........is seriously out of this world.

A request to all 13 others - please do give exhaustive interview debriefs .........will help R2ers et al

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New post 12 Nov 2007, 23:17
Round 1: Interview invites being released now
riverripper: Interview Invite
CookieMonster: Interview Invite
Aviroop: Interview Invite
kwam: Interview Invite
Faceman: Interview Invite
Forcefeed: Interview Invite
cooldar: Interview Invite
Vij101: Interview Invite
Sangoman: Interview Invite
dabots: Interview Invite
CfaMiami: Interview Invite
gnr646: Interview Invite
chillonamill: Interview Invite
jpjazzman: Interview Invite
Collegesenior: Submitted and waiting

Round 2: Still working
Bherronp
Dosa_don
adc_away
Nervousgmat
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Max125
vishalsuri
CerealsMBA
KingKREEP

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 06:35
I will interview this thursday with alumni.
Fingers Crossed!

Now I need to read over and over Rhyme's guide to crack it down :wink: .

Good Luck everyone!

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 07:56
Holy crap!!!...

That is almost 100% success as far as interviews are concerned..
Good luck to you guys!!..

This is encouraging for the R2ers like me ( a tad scary too...:(...I hope they have enough seats for all of us) :-D

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 09:34
I am still shocked by the level of success had so far by R1 applicants. Its amazing compared to other areas (BW and Ad411) to see that we only need one more to have 100% invites. 14/15 is crazy.


Even more amazing is based on the admissions statement of accepting 50% of interviewees is that we will have 7 or 8 acceptances. God I hope I have one, I would love to go to GSB and it would be nice not to have to worry about this stuff over christmas or into next year.

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 09:45
Hmm........It's almost Weds n I haven't got an invite...

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 09:49
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Hmm........It's almost Weds n I haven't got an invite...


I assume you are a R1 applicant...do you want to be added to our list.

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 10:04
Aaaargh! After the newsletter, this time: an alert for a chat with Admissions!

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riverripper wrote:
I am still shocked by the level of success had so far by R1 applicants. Its amazing compared to other areas (BW and Ad411) to see that we only need one more to have 100% invites. 14/15 is crazy.


Even more amazing is based on the admissions statement of accepting 50% of interviewees is that we will have 7 or 8 acceptances. God I hope I have one, I would love to go to GSB and it would be nice not to have to worry about this stuff over christmas or into next year.


My Thoughts exactly

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 10:27
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nnabros wrote:
Hmm........It's almost Weds n I haven't got an invite...


I assume you are a R1 applicant...do you want to be added to our list.


Pls do

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 10:33
Round 1: Interview invites being released now
riverripper: Interview Invite
CookieMonster: Interview Invite
Aviroop: Interview Invite
kwam: Interview Invite
Faceman: Interview Invite
Forcefeed: Interview Invite
cooldar: Interview Invite
Vij101: Interview Invite
Sangoman: Interview Invite
dabots: Interview Invite
CfaMiami: Interview Invite
gnr646: Interview Invite
chillonamill: Interview Invite
jpjazzman: Interview Invite
Collegesenior: Submitted and waiting
nnabros: Submitted and waiting

Round 2: Still working
Bherronp
Dosa_don
adc_away
Nervousgmat
bsd_lover
Helg
Max125
vishalsuri
CerealsMBA
KingKREEP

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 10:38
well collegesenior maybe u can add my name to the list of R1 too..

applied and waiting.

damn got an invite for admission chat....phew...thought would be an interview invite but no...

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 11:42
I'm a R1 applicant who also got an interview invite. 15.5/16 i guess :)

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New post 13 Nov 2007, 11:44
Round 1: Interview invites being released now
riverripper: Interview Invite
CookieMonster: Interview Invite
Aviroop: Interview Invite
kwam: Interview Invite
Faceman: Interview Invite
Forcefeed: Interview Invite
cooldar: Interview Invite
Vij101: Interview Invite
Sangoman: Interview Invite
dabots: Interview Invite
CfaMiami: Interview Invite
gnr646: Interview Invite
chillonamill: Interview Invite
jpjazzman: Interview Invite
burger2001: Interview Invite
Collegesenior: Submitted and waiting
nnabros: Submitted and waiting
beyondinfinity: Submitted and waiting

Round 2: Still working
Bherronp
Dosa_don
adc_away
Nervousgmat
bsd_lover
Helg
Max125
vishalsuri
CerealsMBA
KingKREEP

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