Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Less than a year ago I was sitting in Harper Center 104 amid a sea of several hundred admitted students listening to Kurt Ahlm, Dean of Admissions, welcome all of us to Chicago Booth.  Me and my future classmates were like newborn babies in a family.  Booth lavished us with attention and adoration, constantly congratulating us on the accomplishment of gaining admission and welcoming us into the Booth community.  Fast forward 10 months and just like that there's a new bunch of babies on the way and we're the not nearly as adorable older siblings.  It feels like class of 2014 just got to campus and we're already welcoming the class of 2015.  People were right, business school moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop and look around once in a while you could miss it.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Tell Me About a Time

Since January the halls of Harper Center have been alive with the sounds of recruiting.  From calls of "good luck" as friends march toward the temple of doom (interview rooms) to the hushed condolences after a botched case interview recruiting is all around us.  In fact, it's even spread to the applicant pool as schools have now released (or are releasing) the round 2 interview invites.  Inevitably, after the cheers of joy for moving on to the next phase in the process, the panic of moving on descends.  In honor of this festive season of nerves, paranoia, and ocassional nausea I would like to recount my interview experiences from last application season and give some advice for this year's applicants (Booth's in particular).