By Chicago Booth January 3, 2014 Leave a Comment
Happy New Year to all. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that you have already begun fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions. I started my year with the typical resolution – to get back into shape. That goal was met with me throwing my back out while playing basketball. So as I slowly get back to walking upright, I thought I might reevaluate my resolution and implement in a few months.
 
The good news is the new year brought many other exciting things to focus on. On December 19th we admitted our first round of applicants to the Chicago Booth Class of 2016, and over the next few months my team and I will be getting to know each of them. We have already had some memorable one-on-one moments making our congratulatory phone calls to the new admits, a tradition we started at Booth well over a decade ago. And after twelve years of making these calls, I can honestly say the experience never gets old for me. In fact, some of my most meaningful and lasting Booth relationships started with that simple call.  
 
The entire admissions team truly enjoys the experience of calling the new admits and being the first to personally welcome them to the Booth community. It’s always fun hearing the range of responses from admitted students when we sit down together to recap our day of calling. We all have memorable moments and this year my favorite came from our Director of Admissions, Michelle Moore. This was her first decision day as part of our team, and she happened to catch an admit while he was in a meeting – something quite typical. His response to her congratulations will be remembered for a long time:
 
“I am in an awkward situation right now so I apologize that I am not displaying the proper emotion. I can assure you that as soon as I hang up the phone, I will scream like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert.”
 
It is reactions like these that make all the hard work worth it, and gets us all excited for the many interesting conversations and candid moments still to come. January and February are the absolute busiest months for the Admissions team. Its’ a time when we’re getting acquainted with the new admits, while still considering Round 2 hopefuls to the Class of 2016 – trying to craft a class based on fit and excellence. Getting to know our admitted students better over the next few months fuels the anticipation of whom we will get to meet when Round 2 is finally complete in March.   
 
So to those recently admitted students, congratulations and welcome to Booth. I look forward to seeing you at one of our admit events this month or at Admit Weekend in February. To those who are still in the process of applying, know that we are looking forward to learning more about you through your applications.
 

And finally to all, feel free to post your new year’s resolutions below. Perhaps I can find some inspiration. Happy New Year once again and best wishes on a great 2014!

Sincerely,
Kurt

About Chicago Booth

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Since 1898, Booth has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

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By Chicago Booth January 3, 2014 Leave a Comment
Happy New Year to all. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that you have already begun fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions. I started my year with the typical resolution – to get back into shape. That goal was met with me throwing my back out while playing basketball. So as I slowly get back to walking upright, I thought I might reevaluate my resolution and implement in a few months.
 
The good news is the new year brought many other exciting things to focus on. On December 19th we admitted our first round of applicants to the Chicago Booth Class of 2016, and over the next few months my team and I will be getting to know each of them. We have already had some memorable one-on-one moments making our congratulatory phone calls to the new admits, a tradition we started at Booth well over a decade ago. And after twelve years of making these calls, I can honestly say the experience never gets old for me. In fact, some of my most meaningful and lasting Booth relationships started with that simple call.  
 
The entire admissions team truly enjoys the experience of calling the new admits and being the first to personally welcome them to the Booth community. It’s always fun hearing the range of responses from admitted students when we sit down together to recap our day of calling. We all have memorable moments and this year my favorite came from our Director of Admissions, Michelle Moore. This was her first decision day as part of our team, and she happened to catch an admit while he was in a meeting – something quite typical. His response to her congratulations will be remembered for a long time:
 
“I am in an awkward situation right now so I apologize that I am not displaying the proper emotion. I can assure you that as soon as I hang up the phone, I will scream like a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert.”
 
It is reactions like these that make all the hard work worth it, and gets us all excited for the many interesting conversations and candid moments still to come. January and February are the absolute busiest months for the Admissions team. Its’ a time when we’re getting acquainted with the new admits, while still considering Round 2 hopefuls to the Class of 2016 – trying to craft a class based on fit and excellence. Getting to know our admitted students better over the next few months fuels the anticipation of whom we will get to meet when Round 2 is finally complete in March.   
 
So to those recently admitted students, congratulations and welcome to Booth. I look forward to seeing you at one of our admit events this month or at Admit Weekend in February. To those who are still in the process of applying, know that we are looking forward to learning more about you through your applications.
 

And finally to all, feel free to post your new year’s resolutions below. Perhaps I can find some inspiration. Happy New Year once again and best wishes on a great 2014!

Sincerely,
Kurt

About Chicago Booth

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Since 1898, Booth has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Our rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms our students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

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