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Booth 2011 Applicants

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Booth 2011 Applicants

by dmateer25 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:09 pm
If you plan to apply to The University of Chicago Booth School of Business to be part of the class of 2013, please post a response with the round you intend to apply. A moderator will update this thread regularly. Please be sure to update us with any information such as an interview invite, acceptance, waitlist, or ding.

Deadlines
Round 1: October 13, 2010
Round 2: January 5, 2011
Round 3: April 13, 2011

Decision Dates
Round 1: December 15, 2010
Round 2: March 16, 2011
Round 3: May 18, 2011

School Website:
https://www.chicagobooth.edu/

Essay Questions:
1. The Admissions Committee is interested in learning more about you on both a personal and professional level. Please answer the following (maximum of 300 words for each section):

a. Why are you pursuing a full-time MBA at this point in your life?
b. Define your short and long term career goals post MBA.
c. What is it about Chicago Booth that is going to help you reach your goals?
d. RE-APPLICANTS ONLY: Upon reflection, how has your thinking regarding your future, Chicago Booth, and/or getting an MBA changed since the time of your last application?

2. Chicago Booth is a place that challenges its students to stretch and take risks that they might not take elsewhere. Tell us about a time when you took a risk and what you learned from that experience (maximum of 750 words).

3. At Chicago Booth, we teach you HOW to think rather than what to think. With this in mind, we have provided you with "blank pages" in our application. Knowing that there is not a right or even a preferred answer allows you to demonstrate to the committee your ability to navigate ambiguity and provide information that you believe will support your candidacy for Chicago Booth.

Essay Question 3 Guidelines
We have set forth the following guidelines:

* The content is completely up to you. Acceptable file formats are PowerPoint or PDF.
* There is a strict maximum of four pages, though you can provide fewer if you choose.
* The document will be printed in color and added to your file for review; therefore, flash, hyperlinks, embedded videos, music, etc. will not be viewed by the committee. You are limited to text and static images to convey your points.
* The file will be evaluated on the quality of content and ability to convey your ideas, not on technical expertise or presentation.
* Files need to be less than 9 megabytes in order to upload. If your file is too large you may save your file as a PDF and upload your essay.


Applicants:
Round 1: eskimoroll, Shina, gkumar, becnil, addgg4283
Round 2: osirus0830, aru1984
Round 3:

Total Applicants: 6
Acceptances: 0
Wait-list: 0
Dings: 0
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by dmateer25 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:55 pm
Deadlines and decision dates are now available.

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by money9111 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:13 am
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by Osirus@VeritasPrep » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:52 am
After this weekend I'm officially sold.

Booth round 2 :)
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by eskimoroll » Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:46 am
probably Booth round 1 if I can get my act together.

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by Osirus@VeritasPrep » Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:11 pm
eskimoroll wrote:probably Booth round 1 if I can get my act together.
Good luck, just knock out the GMAT before Sept so you can focus on essays and you're good
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by eskimoroll » Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:05 pm
osirus0830 wrote:
eskimoroll wrote:probably Booth round 1 if I can get my act together.
Good luck, just knock out the GMAT before Sept so you can focus on essays and you're good
Thanks. I actually took the GMAT back in May and did well. I'm trying to get all five of my applications done for round 1 so I'm definitely spending a lot of time working on essays right now.

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by Jessica@VeritasPrep » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:28 pm
I went to Booth and I'm a big fan of the school. I think it is the best business school out there (obviously I'm biased). As you approach your essays, make sure to focus on the flexible curriculum and why this is important to you. It is one of the more unique aspects of Booth and I think it is one that applicants too often undervalue.

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by Shina » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:58 am
Planning to apply for round 1, not sure yet

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by BruceLee » Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:48 am
Any tips on how to tackle the "blank page" essay? I am a reapplicant, so treating it as the last year's presentation I think is the right way to go. I just have trouble coming up with the themes of the presentation, since repeating the same themes as last year I guess would make me look lazy. Thanks

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by Osirus@VeritasPrep » Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:53 pm
BruceLee wrote:Any tips on how to tackle the "blank page" essay? I am a reapplicant, so treating it as the last year's presentation I think is the right way to go. I just have trouble coming up with the themes of the presentation, since repeating the same themes as last year I guess would make me look lazy. Thanks
I just completed the first draft of all of these essays this weekend. The blank page essay is definitely going to need a lot of work...lol. I just treated it as an opportunity to write 4 optional essays....lol
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by gkumar » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:18 pm
In for Round 1!

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by becnil » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:50 pm
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by aru1984 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:04 am
applying in round 2