Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The unprofessionalism of Chicago Booth MBA part-time admissions

I try my best to refrain from critiquing individual business schools since I don't want to be too negative in this blog.  However, a recent experience has compelled me to set aside that rule for now.  It deeply saddens me to write this post since it is regarding one of my favorite business schools in the world.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Biggest lie MBA adcom will tell you

I've gone to a lot of mba info sessions and campus visits and have had a chance to talk to senior admissions officers on various topics.  These public events are mostly a dog-and-pony show, designed to give off a certain marketing image to prospective applicants.  I've learned to take their answers with a grain of salt since they are mostly generic statements intended to not offend or scare off potential applicants. 

There is one thing that adcom says that irks me to no end.  Whenever I hear it (and I hear it at every info session) it takes the utmost self-control to not pull off a Joe Wilson and scream "You lie!" 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Exploring the Part-time MBA at Booth

Although a top full-time MBA has and still is my goal, I'm seriously exploring the part-time MBA at Booth.  There are obviously pros and cons.  Let's go through them.  

Friday, August 16, 2013

When is it too late to rebrand yourself?

As my friends already know, I recently quit my trading job after a very short stint.  I'm not going to delve into the details here, but suffice it to say, I'm now utterly convinced that trading is not the right industry for me and that it's time to move on.  This brings me to the topic of rebranding and MBA admissions.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Why I LOVE Chicago Booth

Although there are many top business schools that I like, in terms of cultural and social fit, I do not think there is a better school for me than Chicago Booth.  A recent experience only confirmed my viewpoint.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Sin of Omission

Do you know what's WAY worse than getting rejected at your dream b-school?  Getting accepted at your dream school and then getting your admission revoked out of nowhere.

Monday, July 8, 2013