January 08, 2016

Joined: Sep 27, 2012

Posts: 158

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Best two years of my life


This review is for Booth

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2015

Experience during the program

My two years at Booth were the best in my life: professionally, socially, and academically. I am now working in a job that I absolutely love and represents a huge advancement in my career, my b-school friends are among the best I've had in my entire life, and the curriculum and professors at Booth simply cannot be beat.

What really set Booth apart, for me, was the humility of the students. Getting a bunch of successful young professionals under the same roof has the potential to go downhill really fast. At Booth, I didn't find a lot of people "tooting their own horns." I loved that about Booth. I want to be branded by a school known for it's hard work and humbleness, not it's hand shakes. Booth exceeded my expectations in all respects.

For future applicants: understand what drives Booth and let that shine in your application. I think students at the top b-schools could easily blend in with any other top institution - that what makes us good candidates - we can interact well with all sorts of people. The school will change you more than you will change the school. The culture and way of seeing the world will undoubtedly seep into most aspects of your life because the communities are so strong at Booth and other top institutions. So really think about the schools' reputation and what you want to be known for coming out of b-school. The reputation of your school matters more than you think. My current company specifically avoids certain top schools because of the culture clash. You'll do well in any of the top schools, but think hard about who you want to be when you're done.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Career opportunities provided by school
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:


Can be improved:

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

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