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# Calling Chicago GSB 2008 applicants

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GMAT Club Legend
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Posts: 5926

Kudos [?]: 2196 [0], given: 7

Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)

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17 Dec 2007, 17:15
riverripper wrote:
Rhyme, so you have decided to go into MC?

No, not at all, but its a relatively safe backup plan, and the firms seem to like me, so I'll play ball and see what, if anything, I get offered. I'm pretty much only really interested in maybe 2 of them, but I'm not going to close doors prematurely. If some firm wants to talk to me, I'll talk to em. If I like what I hear, I'll apply, if I don't, I won't.

Kudos [?]: 2196 [0], given: 7

GMAT Club Legend
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464

Kudos [?]: 408 [0], given: 14

Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming

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17 Dec 2007, 18:10
what's your first choice rhyme?

MC doesn't sound like a fit for me (nor the application process)...

Kudos [?]: 408 [0], given: 14

Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Nov 2006
Posts: 469

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

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17 Dec 2007, 18:52
Rhyme, I heard at Chicago as well as other top schools, you get to "bid" on interview slots...so basically if you want a firm bad enough, you can always get an interview by using all/most of your bidding points, even if they didn't pick you. I that true?

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GMAT Club Legend
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Posts: 5926

Kudos [?]: 2196 [0], given: 7

Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)

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17 Dec 2007, 18:55
kryzak wrote:
what's your first choice rhyme?

MC doesn't sound like a fit for me (nor the application process)...

Well, it depends on how realistic I am....My utmost ideal is becoming an entrepreneur (for which I need a smashing idea... one of which I have and well see how it fares in the New Venture Challenge).. But I don't count that because frankly, I can become an entrepreneur any day I chose - you just take your money, quit your job and try to do something on your own. The MBA process is an opportunity to do something I couldn't otherwise do, so I'm leaving entrepreneurial aspirations aside until after my internship.

So.... what would my ideal be? I tend to think of things in terms of risk and reward these days... getting into X might be very risky (low odds) but exactly what I want... thus a high reward. Y might be a little less risky, and a little less ideal. So....

Probably not too surprisingly, my dream job is probably to go into VC. With that though, comes a hearty dose of reality - odds are, I won't be able to (lacking IB or substantial previous valuation / modeling etc experience), and frankly, I'm not willing to spend 2 or 3 years slaving in IB for a chance at it. Moreover, I don't want to go to PE, as I'm thoroughly convinced its an entirely overheated sector. So, barring VC, which, with a little luck I might get, but in all likelyhood wont, my second choice would be a corporate strategy or general management role with P&L responsibility. This is where I've focused the bulk of my energies because in the risk / reward category, it seems the most well positioned (some decent chances of landing a job, a pretty solid fit with what I want). Which industry you ask? I don't much care, but the ones that interest me most are energy and financial services. Third choice? Consulting. It offers the lowest risk (most likelyhood of an offer) with the lowest "reward". (for my own personal goals anyway)

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GMAT Club Legend
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 04 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464

Kudos [?]: 408 [0], given: 14

Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming

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17 Dec 2007, 19:06
good insight rhyme! I think we have surprisingly similar ultimate ideal goals.

VC is something I will look into once I get into the pre-MBA mode. I know a few VC people know from my alum/student contacts applying for b-school. One UCLA alum got into VC by just hard work at school, shining in his classes/projects/competitions, and landed a good job in a good VC firm (forgot the name). He said it's tough, but doable even if you don't have IB/valuation experience. He was an engineer turned entrepreneur turned VC. Definitely convinced me to give it a hard look in b-school.

Otherwise, like you, strategy/biz dev at a tech company would be fun for a few years (to pay off the loans) before I jump into a real startup.

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Director
Joined: 19 Mar 2007
Posts: 522

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 0

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17 Dec 2007, 20:59
What about cooperation/ collaboration with other students to start smth worthwhile. Or it is not possible because of the differences in their perspectives?

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Posts: 241

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17 Dec 2007, 22:12
Its already 18th of December (10:30 in the morning in India)........an still no phone call/ email or even an sms. In fact my status still reads Invite to Interview.......does not even reflect that my interviewer has submitted his evaluation

48 hours to go by my calculations

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GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 10 Apr 2007
Posts: 4318

Kudos [?]: 762 [0], given: 5

Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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18 Dec 2007, 05:19
Dont worry about the interview status thing. I dont think it changes. The day after my interview I got an email from my interviewer that he filled it out and sent it in, but that status never changed.

Maybe today is the day...good luck all lets see a long list of admits.

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Director
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 915

Kudos [?]: 57 [0], given: 0

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18 Dec 2007, 06:52
Good luck everyone! I havent applied for R1 and even I am excited

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Current Student
Joined: 07 Aug 2007
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18 Dec 2007, 07:09
Good Luck guys....

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VP
Joined: 15 Jun 2006
Posts: 1124

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 0

Schools: Chicago Booth

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18 Dec 2007, 07:13

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GMAT Club Legend
Affiliations: HHonors Diamond, BGS Honor Society
Joined: 05 Apr 2006
Posts: 5926

Kudos [?]: 2196 [0], given: 7

Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2009
GMAT 1: 730 Q45 V45
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)

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18 Dec 2007, 07:13
Good luck everyone.... I'll be at the GSB today doing cases, but I'll be checkn' in periodically.

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Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Jul 2007
Posts: 290

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

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18 Dec 2007, 07:41
Lets hope they send out communications today. Everyone brace for a flood of admits. I wish i had applied in R1.

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Senior Manager
Joined: 18 Feb 2007
Posts: 253

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

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18 Dec 2007, 07:46
Good Luck everyone

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Senior Manager
Joined: 30 May 2007
Posts: 496

Kudos [?]: 70 [0], given: 0

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18 Dec 2007, 08:07
Good luck everyone! I have a hunch that Chicago is going to be a popular destination for GMAT Clubbers today!

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Intern
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Posts: 6

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18 Dec 2007, 08:09
will they call international students? The time at my place now is 11pm++ ...I am going to bed very soon.. I doubt whether they call without considering the local time of the applicants.

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GMAT Club Legend
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Posts: 4318

Kudos [?]: 762 [0], given: 5

Location: Back in Chicago, IL
Schools: Kellogg Alum: Class of 2010

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18 Dec 2007, 08:44
still no activity anywhere? Maybe they are sticking to their guns of the 19th...hopefully they call this afternoon. Too many people on here seem on the verge of a breakdown waiting for this.

At least they wont drag it on for a month and a half like Kellogg.

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Manager
Joined: 24 Aug 2007
Posts: 192

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 0

Schools: MIT

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18 Dec 2007, 09:01
Good luck folks!

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Director
Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Posts: 999

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 0

Location: New York

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18 Dec 2007, 09:21
All the best clubbers

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Current Student
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Posts: 133

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18 Dec 2007, 09:26
riverripper wrote:
still no activity anywhere? Maybe they are sticking to their guns of the 19th...hopefully they call this afternoon. Too many people on here seem on the verge of a breakdown waiting for this.

At least they wont drag it on for a month and a half like Kellogg.

Looking at rhyme's pants-pooping thread last year, I don't think admits started rolling out (on 411 or here) until around 1:30pm EST. Looks like rhyme posted his admit last year at 2:47pm EST.

I'm not giving up on today until after that.

Last edited by faceman on 18 Dec 2007, 09:33, edited 1 time in total.

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