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Admission's Office Preferences [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 14:47
Hi guys.

My name is Bernardo, I am Portuguese and I am currently working in an Asset Management company.

I am planning to apply for the first phase of UCLA and Marshall and I was thinking on quitting the Job, to be 100% focused on GMAT and TOELF.

I was thinking on moving to LA to improve more rapidly my English skills and to be able to establish some connections with ALUMNI of UCLA and Marshall.

However I don´t know if I could be penalized by the admission office for not working in that period.

There are some courses/things/activities that I could take to avoid being penalized?

Thank you in advance,

Bernardo
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Re: Admission's Office Preferences [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2012, 20:13
Bernardo,
Admissions committees understand when people lose their jobs in a bad economy, but applying from a job is always preferable to applying when unemployed, and "courses/things/activities" aren't as strong as continuing professional development. At a minimum, unemployment gives you one more thing you have to explain. There's also the fact that you're leaving a job for an outcome -- acceptance at UCLA or USC -- that may not happen. Seems too risky to me.
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Hi guys.

My name is Bernardo, I am Portuguese and I am currently working in an Asset Management company.

I am planning to apply for the first phase of UCLA and Marshall and I was thinking on quitting the Job, to be 100% focused on GMAT and TOELF.

I was thinking on moving to LA to improve more rapidly my English skills and to be able to establish some connections with ALUMNI of UCLA and Marshall.

However I don´t know if I could be penalized by the admission office for not working in that period.

There are some courses/things/activities that I could take to avoid being penalized?

Thank you in advance,

Bernardo

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Re: Admission's Office Preferences   [#permalink] 23 Jul 2012, 20:13
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