Live Chat: Chicago Booth Admissions

Chat: Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. ET

Guest: Kurt Ahlm, senior director of admissions, and Lauren Polo, second-year MBA student, at University of Chicago Booth School of Business

University of Chicago's Booth School of Business (Booth Full-Time MBA Profile, the No.1 U.S.full-time MBA program in the 2010 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking, accepted 22 percent of the 4,299 B-school hopefuls who applied for admission last year. If you'd like to join the next Booth class, then you won't want to miss our next live chat event on Jan. 20 at 1 p.m. ET. Kurt Ahlm, senior director of admissions, and Lauren Polo, second-year MBA student at Booth, will take your questions on everything from impressing the admissions committee to recruiting to living in Chicago.

Ahlm oversees all aspects of the admissions process at Booth. Earlier in his career he worked as a recruiting manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He earned an MBA from Booth and a master's degree in higher education administration from Northwestern University.

Polo is concentrating in entrepreneurship and strategic management. Before entering business school she worked at Goldman Sachs (GS) as an associate in investment banking in the consumer retail group. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale, where she majored in economics and history.

To participate in the chat, you should head to the Chat Auditorium about 10 minutes before the scheduled event. You may be prompted to create a user name and password. It's free and should only take a few minutes. Francesca Di Meglio (screen name: FrancescaBW) will be your host. If you cannot attend the event, you can send your questions ahead of time to Francesca at with the subject "Chicago Chat."

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