At some point during my admission interview, my interviewer asked, “Would you describe yourself as an extrovert?” Full disclosure, we were 30 minutes into the conversation and I’m fairly certain I had given answers that led him to realize how introverted I was and he was likely looking for my response just to see if I knew myself. My response was a definite NO. Followed by very detailed explanation of why I thought being extroverted was overrated. Spoiler alert: I was admitted, but I spent a lot of time before that call wondering how I could have been so careless. And even after I knew Booth wanted me, that didn’t stop me from worrying about the kind of experience I would have once I got there. Continue reading The Introvert MBA
Business school is an incredible place, and one that exists in an alternate universe. We spend money we’ll pay back at a later date, we sit in class for only a few hours a week but yet are incredibly busy, and we manage to forge close friendships with people we just met.
There are an immeasurable number of opportunities to learn, do, and experience, that you would be hard-pressed to find two students that shared identical, or even similar, paths in their time here. One of the wonderful facets of this type of environment is the transformational impact it can have on the way you view the world, and think about yourself.
Congratulations to all of the Round 1 admits, and good luck to everyone who applied Round 2! A few weeks ago, I posted a few questions I think every early career candidate should ask themselves before applying to an MBA program. As you consider which school is right for an MBA, now is a great time to turn the tables and ask key questions of the programs you’re considering. Here are three I think are critically important:
Congratulations to the Round 1 applicants who were recently admitted! As I reflect back on the day that I received the glorious call from Chicago Booth Admissions, I remember the questions swirling through my mind. Is Chicago Booth right for me? Growing up in Georgia, can I manage the cold? Will the alumni be helpful? How will life be without a paycheck? After attending Admit Weekend and completing my first quarter, I would like to answer a few of those questions.
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|Chad and his classmates at Booth’s Leadership Orientation Retreat (LOR)|
Considering Booth? There are a ton of events to help you get to know us better coming up in cities around the world. We are particularly excited about the Booth Women Connect Conference that will take place here in Chicago on September 21. Hosted by the Full-Time, Evening, Weekend, and Executive MBA Programs, Booth Women Connect offers an opportunity to meet with female business leaders and learn from Booth faculty and alumni. With all of these events on the horizon, I decided to share my thoughts on admissions events, now that I’m on the other side of the application process.