Donna Swinford

Donna Swinford

Donna joined the Office of Admissions in 2005. Donna is responsible for handling all issues related to technology, application systems and operations. Prior to moving to Admissions she held the positions of project manager for the computing services office and information services manager in MBA Career Services at Chicago Booth. Donna was integral in the development and implementation of our online application system. Donna has been at Chicago Booth since 1997.

Donna and her husband live in Chicago along with their three children.

Blog postings by Donna Swinford

Admissions Holiday Schedule

Seasons Greetings! The Harper Center and the Full-Time MBA Admissions Office is closed from Friday, December 22 – Monday, January 1, 2018. In case you are planning a visit to Chicago, the campus holiday schedule and Winter Break Visit calendar will be important to know. Read More »

Advice From Across the Interview Table

In order to discover more about our MBA candidates, many of you have been invited for an admissions interview. Our alumni interviewers around the world share their sage advice on how to present your best self in your admissions interview.
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2017-18 Chicago Booth Essay

We’re often asked, “What advice can you give on how to answer such an unconventional essay”? Simply put, we want applicants to have fun with the question and let their personality shine through. Read More »

Students Reflect on Their Essays

For those of you preparing your Round Two MBA applications we know it can be quite a busy time, but we hope you are finding the process of thinking about your goals and values insightful and rewarding. Read More »

The 2016-17 Full-Time MBA Essay

This past Saturday we celebrated the Class of 2016 during the University of Chicago's 527th convocation ceremony. Read More »