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.
--Paul Bodine, www.paulsbodine.com
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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,
Paul Bodine /
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