The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing
colors, and there is a faint nip in the air (or if you are here in Chicago, the
first flurries of snow are swirling!). These signs can only mean one thing: MBA
interview season is upon us.
You have attended what feels like a million information
sessions that detail how each MBA program is different, carefully crafted
essays bearing your wildest hopes and dreams, politely hounded your
recommenders to ensure their letters on your behalf made it in before the
deadline, and now, you have earned yourself a coveted interview spot. After the
initial excitement subsides, nerves slowly creep back in as you realize this
interview is merely something new to prepare for. What now?
Having been in these same shoes not too long ago, and now as a member of the Admissions Fellow team that will conduct all of Booth’s on-campus interviews, I have distilled my wisdom into a simple five-point list to help you relax, impress your interviewer, and potentially earn a spot in the Class of 2022.
Continue reading How to Prepare for Your MBA Interview
Being placed on a waitlist is a common occurrence among many applicants to MBA programs. Schools often need extra time to appropriately consider each and every application. While the waitlist can seem like an opaque world, many Boothies navigate the maze successfully. Read what two members of the Class of 2019 have to say about their time on the waitlist below!
Continue reading Time on the Waitlist
As an Admissions Fellow, a number of second-year students have the privilege of interviewing prospective students and playing a part in shaping the future student body at Booth. While the interview candidates do most of the talking in these conversations, as an interviewer I like to see what interesting questions I’m asked at the end of the interview that allow me to reflect on my Booth experience. Here are some questions I have been asked that helped in this reflection.
Continue reading Reflections from Round 1 Interviews
Greetings from Hyde Park! It’s now November, and the Booth Admissions team is in full swing of the Round 1 interview season. As an Admissions Fellow, I am one of several second-year students responsible for conducting on-campus interviews with Full-Time MBA applicants. Short of revealing the secrets to how our admissions team evaluates applications, I’m going to provide you with five pieces of advice that will not only help you during your interview, but also help you evaluate whether Booth is the right school for you.
Continue reading From the Perspective of an Admissions Fellow
On behalf of The Booth Experience team and the entire Booth community, we want to say congratulations to all of the new Class of 2020 Round 1 admits!
Whether you’ve wanted to get your MBA since high school or recently decided to pursue the MBA path, we are so excited for you! Congratulations — you deserve it! This is a really special time, so make sure you take the time to celebrate over the holiday season.
Welcome to the Booth Family!