Rachel Waites


Rachel is responsible for admissions and recruitment at Chicago Booth's Executive MBA Program-Europe and is based at the London Campus. Rachel has worked for Chicago Booth since 2008 and was previously part of the executive education team, responsible for a portfolio of open enrollment and custom education programs. She also looked after PR and media relations in the EMEA region. Prior to joining Booth she managed recruitment and admissions to the Kellogg-WHU Executive MBA program in Germany, and has also worked at the European Business School and the University of Strathclyde in international admissions roles. Rachel has an MA in English from the University of Glasgow and was a proud participant in Chicago Booth’s Executive Development Program in 2009.

Follow Rachel’s posts for information on Admissions, particularly in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Rachel also chronicles women’s initiatives and the breadth of Chicago Booth’s global network.

Blog postings by Rachel Waites

Ready, Set, Apply! 2018 Application Now Available

Our 2018 Executive MBA Program Application is now available. Admissions Director, Rachel Waites, shares her favorite things about Booth and encourages you to get ready, set, and apply! Read More »

Welcome to the Class of 2018!

After a busy year of interviews and applications we were delighted to welcome 243 new students to "Kick-off Week" in Chicago last month. Read More »

Asking Your Employer For Support

With an Executive MBA, you'll be able to work and study at the same time. Read More »

Top Six Questions about Applying

At this time of the year I get asked a lot of questions. Occasionally it’s a fun question, like, ‘where did you get those great shoes’, but most of the time it’s an admissions related question. Read More »

The Female Perspective

Yesterday the admissions team had lunch with the ladies of EXP 21, our most recently admitted Executive MBA class here in London. Read More »

Creating a Business Case for the MBA

When you enroll on an MBA, you'll spend rather a lot of time with cases reading cases, discussing cases, packing (suit) cases. Read More »

On the Road Again

The Executive MBA team will soon set off for a series of information sessions and road shows all over the world - from Moscow to Manila, Boston to Brussels. Read More »