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July 18, 2013
aceacharya

Joined: Mar 04, 2013

Posts: 59

Kudos: 65

Self-reported Score:
770 Q50 V44

Yousuf Sarai - Pearson, Great location, Tricky parking and a good test center

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The test center as written in all the reviews above is very conveniently located. But I drove down there on my test day and parking was a big issue in the morning. Apparently all the spots in the area are taken up by taxis in the morning until about 9:30 a.m. There's the metro parking just beside the center, but make sure to inform the fellow there that you'll be leaving at 1 p.m. (in case the test is in the morning of course). Otherwise it's impossible to get your car out before 6 in the evening as the parking area gets solidly packed. It is best to use the metro.

The test center staff was very professional and took me through the paces just as the GMAC shows on its videos. The seating is extremely comfortable and the test room was well insulated. Overall a very delightful test experience.

Thanks to the guys there, whose names I couldnt find out - maybe it was my sheer nervousness :P

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December 06, 2015
aceacharya

Joined: Mar 04, 2013

Posts: 59

Kudos: 65

Self-reported Score:
770 Q50 V44

Excellent

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This review is for Booth

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2017

Experience during the program

Booth has completely exceeded all expectations I had coming in. I find myself being enlightened everyday in my classrooms by excellent faculty and being humbled everyday by extraordinary classmates.

A common concern I had coming in was the lack of cohorts and converging social structures in the schools. But its this exact characteristic which has given me 1200 classmates instead of 600, as both 1st and 2nd years take the same classes and form study groups together.

My biggest suggestion to applicants is always to get to know the school and its amazing culture. The beauty of the community is the humility it imparts, any Boothie or alum will surely respond if you reach out to them regarding the school. (But please pardon any delays in response; the workload sometimes can be excruciating).

About job placement process

A question I generally get from prospective applicants is "What surprised you the most when you got here?"

My answer till now is that I was surprised with how wanted I felt after reaching here. Over 400 companies come to the school to attract students to work with them. I am recruiting for consulting and every major consulting firm has dedicated consultants who have been officially tasked with answering our questions and to connect with us to get to know us.


There are avenues for any profession no matter how niche. For example I have a friend who is recruiting specifically for managing investment of family and university trust funds.


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

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Alumni Network
Career opportunities provided by school
Location
Brand/Ranking
Facilities
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)
Finance, Economics and Strategy

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Finance
Investment Banking
Tech
Entrepreneurship
Management

Can be improved:

Facilities


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