You might get the idea that EssaySnark is particularly enamored of Chicago Booth. Yes, we do like them, both for the transparency in their admissions process (unique, and appreciated), as well as the fact that they have this huge class, which means they can admit people from a range of backgrounds and profiles.
Mostly though, we’re responding to the market.
With Booth hitting the top of so many “best schools” lists, we get more and more people interested in applying there. So we’re just trying to do a service here, by giving this strong school some undivided attention of late.
And, since we’ve been on the subject of school visits lately, we wanted to bring something else unique about Booth to your attention: Chicago Booth Live.
Now, EssaySnark has never attended one of these shindigs ourself (though we’ve been to plenty admissions/recruiting events). So we can’t say for certain. But by the looks of it, this could be a very worthwhile experience.
What’s unique about it? Most schools have a variety of prospective-student interaction opportunities, both on-campus and off-. Booth has that, the standard stuff. Show up for a campus tour, sit in on a class. But they also have Chicago Booth Live, and this looks cool. Why? Because of that little agenda-item at the 3:15 slot: “Mock Application Review/Q&A”
What other school gives you insight into how they evaluate applications??????? (We can think of plenty black-box schools and long-time readers know how grrrrr! they makes us.)
Most of the Chicago Live experience is a little humdrum. We’re guessing that they’ll trump it up and it’ll be a great experience for all, but most of that agenda is just like what you’d get at many other schools.
That Mock Application Review, though… that just makes us all tingly inside. What smart applicant would not want to take advantage of THAT?
And then have a beer.* At 4:30. The real bschool experience. Yes, you too can look forward to getting sloshed in the pursuit of your MBA.
* Just in case you were unaware, that’s what the LPF (Liquidity Preference Function) is all about. Good ol’ Happy Hour, rebranded, courtesy of enterprising Booth MBA students.