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Think for yourself

I managed to escape the office today as planned and I’m glad to be making progress on my profile and application strategy. So much subconscious thought has gone into this process so far, my pen literally exploded on the paper when I started writing.

I’m currently working through my background, past accomplishments and future goals, in order to discuss these with my consultants in the weeks ahead. I’ll be sharing more as we go along but thought I’d post my key takeaways from researching my three target schools, all of which I visited and also interviewed at MIT and Wharton.

This is the combined result of note-taking from speaking with admissions staff (one-on-one and general information sessions), professors, support staff, current students, alums and admission consultants. It is by no means complete, I may have put my own spin on things and some stuff may well have changed, but I hope it will give you some fresh perspective on these schools.

Happy reading!


3 thoughts on “Think for yourself

  1. I literally just discovered that there’s this informal “Summer Student-Hosted Event” by Booth in my city tomorrow and I was reading your blog since you really got some gems out in your Think For Yourself series.

    What kind of questions did you ask? I know well enough not to ask about stuff that Google can tell you, but I’m sort of clueless otherwise. Also, high five on using Admissionado… I am too this time and we need to compare notes!

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    • Hi again! I think you can exercise your judgement at these events. They are meant to be for you to find out more about the programme and ask lots of questions. If you are based in India I guess it might be a busy place so be sure to get there early to get a good seat and scope out the attendees.

      While the admissions staff are generally friendly, I find that speaking to alums is invaluable. They will be able to give you the inside story about the school, what the hot courses and professors are, tips for applying and unique things about Booth. If you are lucky and connect with one or two alums, they may even be happy to help you with your application when the time comes. Some of my best advisers are recent students (current ones tend to be very busy!) and they have lived and breathed the school so know their stuff.

      If you get the contacts of any admissions staff be sure to send them a thank you note and keep your name and face fresh in their minds.

      All in all, try to relax and be yourself. Don’t overthink things and I’m sure you will have a great time!


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