Round Three Advice from Chicago Booth School of Business

Today is the round three deadline at Chicago Booth School of Business. If you’re scrambling to gather everything you need to hit the submit button today, take a moment to glance over these words of advice from the Booth Insider blog.

While round three is more competitive due to fewer slots available, admissions says they are still continuing to shape their class and are looking for applicants who would be wonderful additions to the Booth community.  If you’re wondering whether it’s better to apply now or wait until next year, remember the advice of all programs: it’s better to apply when you can submit the best possible application.

“It’s important to submit an application that is the best representation of who you are and that clearly communicates your goals for pursuing an MBA,” the school advises. “The Admissions Committee can tell when an application has been rushed, so take your time and make sure you have an application strategy in place that leverages each aspect of your application to tell your story.”

Chicago Booth calms concerns of international students in this post, explaining that there will be time to process visas for round three applicants. Applying earlier makes your life easier, but since round three decisions are released in mid-May and orientation doesn’t begin until the first week of September, international students will have enough time to process their visas throughout the summer.

“If you know that Booth is one of your top choices, and you’ve put together a strong, thoughtful, and engaging application that lets your personality shine through, then we definitely encourage you to apply in Round 3,” says the school.

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Here are some great upcoming events for MBA women attending Forté sponsor schools in the class of 2013.

2011 Forté Financial Services FAST Track Conference
June 8-9

Interested in a career in financial services? Get on the fast track and gain valuable insight into this exciting industry. The Financial Services FAST Track Conference provides an opportunity to explore the exciting world of Finance and the diverse careers opportunities available in this industry.  This exclusive conference will provide an overview of specific industry tracks and connect you to senior professionals currently working in the challenging and rewarding world of Financial Services.

Who Can Attend:  Forté Fellows and MBA women that are attending Forté sponsor schools (in the 2013 class).

Registration Fee:  Complimentary. Please note:  Participants will be given a stipend (maximum of $250) to help cover travel and lodging.

Location:  Kimmel Center at NYU, New York City

Learn more and register at:

2011 Forté MBA Women’s Conference
June 10-11

Strong leadership doesn’t just happen. It takes gumption and grace to make it to the top. It’s in you. But it means finding your voice, discovering what excites you, and taking the risk to go after what you really want.

Join us for the Forté Foundation’s 2011 MBA Women’s Conference June 10 and 11 in New York City and discover the strategies that will take your career from successful to extraordinary. Uncover what’s holding you back and the keys to unlocking your breakthrough-potential.

Who Can Attend:  Forté Fellows and MBA women that are attending Forté sponsor schools (in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 classes).

Registration Fee: $50 before May 20.  The fee will increase to $75 after May 20.

Location:  Kimmel Center at NYU, New York City
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