Comments (7)

Jun 1, 2011

if i were you id draw something. everyone does powerpoints. stand out!!

Jun 1, 2011

Most of the successful Chicago Booth power points that I have seen are creative and personal. The project addressed well by people who use it as an opportunity to explain who they are as an individual. The bad ones that I have seen attempt to put their resume in power point form.

Think about how you can graphically describe yourself. As an example (and I recommend that you DO NOT use this as it was an example shown at several admissions events), one applicant last year used photographs of their book case to illustrate their intellectual interests.

Think about the personality of the school, try to produce something that is more reality based and less opinion based. What do you do? Who are you? What pushes you? Less "how do you feel".

Just my thoughts.

Jun 1, 2011

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Jun 1, 2011

stay away from travel pics and other generic information. The Gmatclub forums have an extensive thread devoted to this topic.

One guy's powerpoint was a series of fictional emails where he told his friends how he was active in the Booth community (clubs, volunteering etc.). Things that like that are creative and address critical questions related to what your personality is, your interests is and how you can contribute to the community.

Jun 2, 2011

eh .. he got in to Booth. If you think about it strategically Booth already asks you Goals, Why Booth and Why Now in its other questions. The other question that most schools ask that it doesn't is what things the person brings to the table.

I thought it was a neat idea.

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Jun 2, 2011

I think that Aspirant has a pretty good handle on the idea behind the power point. It is really an opportunity for you to show your personality. What makes you tick? What will make you an important part of the community? Try to explain how you can come up with a creative idea that is simple, elegant, and original.

Consider the idea that most of the Nobelists at Chicago have won for developing new ways of looking at the financial world. In most cases that math is not rocket science, but they way in which they approached a problem in a different way was the innovation. That said, they are not looking for you to explain how you are going to win a Nobel, but they are looking for you to show how you have a unique perspective.

Jun 2, 2011