Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 20 Aug 2014, 22:41

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Dec 2008
Posts: 21
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 08:59
There is no way that a commute from the south bay (redondo/torrance/etc) is easier than Santa Monica, especially going home from campus.

if commuting is a huge issue, find something downtown or near campus. Just make sure it's a relatively safe area (read: not skid row).

and in LA the difference in leaving at 7 or 7:15 can make a big difference. For some reason those extra 15 minutes are huge.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 10:32
BB22 wrote:
There is no way that a commute from the south bay (redondo/torrance/etc) is easier than Santa Monica, especially going home from campus.

if commuting is a huge issue, find something downtown or near campus. Just make sure it's a relatively safe area (read: not skid row).

and in LA the difference in leaving at 7 or 7:15 can make a big difference. For some reason those extra 15 minutes are huge.


I agree. Right now I live on the border of SM/Brentwood and I don't think I would live much farther west of here because I think the commute will be about a 30-40 minutes as it is.

As for living downtown, I had some friends who lived there when I was going in undergrad (I graduated in 2007) and there are some nicer buildings for less rent. However, the Westside is nicer overall--close to the beach, post-college/younger crowd, safer, and IMHO just more things to do.

I'm also considering moving to Hollywood at some point but I have no idea what the commute is like. The distance is shorter (7-8 miles) but I think you'll probably hit a lot of downtown traffic in the AM.

Hope this helps and PM me if you have any questions!
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 23 Mar 2010
Posts: 45
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA -> Charlottesville, VA
Schools: University of Virginia 2012
WE 1: 4.5 years litigation consulting
WE 2: 9 months non-profit/health insurance
WE 3: 5 months high-tech
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 12:57
If by some miracle I do come off the wait list and end up going to USC, I'll probably look for an apartment in the South Bay/Long Beach area. Access to the Blue Line is going to be huge, plus the apartments are much cheaper. And Belmont Shores is actually pretty nice without being horribly overpriced. Yeah, it's a hike, but, frankly, I don't see myself finding a studio for $700 anywhere else.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2010
Posts: 24
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 13:42
I got jumped on the blue line during mid-day commute...something to consider. I now live in SF and take public transit every day and have done so for 3 yrs without any problems.

Isn't there a SC bus from the south bay somewhere? I love the south bay....
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 23 Mar 2010
Posts: 45
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA -> Charlottesville, VA
Schools: University of Virginia 2012
WE 1: 4.5 years litigation consulting
WE 2: 9 months non-profit/health insurance
WE 3: 5 months high-tech
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 16:14
CaliforniaBear wrote:
Isn't there a SC bus from the south bay somewhere? I love the south bay....
That would be pretty sweet...any confirmation?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Dec 2009
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 17:43
r1 and r2 admits, what are your decision deadline dates? waitlister here, which is why i'm curious. thanks!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 Mar 2010
Posts: 7
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2010, 19:21
deposits are due May 1
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Schools: USC
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 7

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 10:17
what are your thoughts on living in and commuting from Culver City?

WilMan777 wrote:
BB22 wrote:
There is no way that a commute from the south bay (redondo/torrance/etc) is easier than Santa Monica, especially going home from campus.

if commuting is a huge issue, find something downtown or near campus. Just make sure it's a relatively safe area (read: not skid row).

and in LA the difference in leaving at 7 or 7:15 can make a big difference. For some reason those extra 15 minutes are huge.


I agree. Right now I live on the border of SM/Brentwood and I don't think I would live much farther west of here because I think the commute will be about a 30-40 minutes as it is.

As for living downtown, I had some friends who lived there when I was going in undergrad (I graduated in 2007) and there are some nicer buildings for less rent. However, the Westside is nicer overall--close to the beach, post-college/younger crowd, safer, and IMHO just more things to do.

I'm also considering moving to Hollywood at some point but I have no idea what the commute is like. The distance is shorter (7-8 miles) but I think you'll probably hit a lot of downtown traffic in the AM.

Hope this helps and PM me if you have any questions!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 10:54
I have a few friends who live there right now and commute to USC/Southwestern Law School (right near the USC campus) and it's closer to USC than SM/Brentwood. It's also a cool area too--lots of good food/bars, close to both Downtown and the Westside.

luckymojo wrote:
what are your thoughts on living in and commuting from Culver City?

WilMan777 wrote:
BB22 wrote:
There is no way that a commute from the south bay (redondo/torrance/etc) is easier than Santa Monica, especially going home from campus.

if commuting is a huge issue, find something downtown or near campus. Just make sure it's a relatively safe area (read: not skid row).

and in LA the difference in leaving at 7 or 7:15 can make a big difference. For some reason those extra 15 minutes are huge.


I agree. Right now I live on the border of SM/Brentwood and I don't think I would live much farther west of here because I think the commute will be about a 30-40 minutes as it is.

As for living downtown, I had some friends who lived there when I was going in undergrad (I graduated in 2007) and there are some nicer buildings for less rent. However, the Westside is nicer overall--close to the beach, post-college/younger crowd, safer, and IMHO just more things to do.

I'm also considering moving to Hollywood at some point but I have no idea what the commute is like. The distance is shorter (7-8 miles) but I think you'll probably hit a lot of downtown traffic in the AM.

Hope this helps and PM me if you have any questions!
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Apr 2010
Posts: 12
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 1

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 12:33
1
This post received
KUDOS
Any updates for Round 3 applicants? Has anyone received an invitation to interview yet?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Apr 2010
Posts: 19
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 7

GMAT Tests User
Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 15:23
kekmurph wrote:
Any updates for Round 3 applicants? Has anyone received an invitation to interview yet?



Haven't heard anything yet
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Apr 2010
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 21:04
Hey guys, I'm an LA local who's going to Marshall next year, and I thought I'd give my opinion on the living situation. I'd strongly recommend the westside (Santa Monica, Brentwood, Westwood). That's pretty much where all the 20's something professional types / grad students live. My sister's in USC Law and pretty much all her friends live in the westside. So yeah the 30-40 minute commute is gonna suck, but on the other hand, nearly all the off-campus social gatherings will be at places in the westside. If you live in downtown, you'll be driving 15 miles on weekends to hang out with your friends, and this definitely isn't the best city for DUI's.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Affiliations: AI USA
Joined: 15 Mar 2010
Posts: 20
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Schools: UCLA Anderson
WE 1: General Management
WE 2: Revenue Management
WE 3: Entrepreneurship
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 00:13
GSM2010 wrote:
kekmurph wrote:
Any updates for Round 3 applicants? Has anyone received an invitation to interview yet?
Haven't heard anything yet


Same here.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Dec 2009
Posts: 13
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 01:12
xolod wrote:
GSM2010 wrote:
kekmurph wrote:
Any updates for Round 3 applicants? Has anyone received an invitation to interview yet?
Haven't heard anything yet


Same here.


Haven't heard anything hear as well....
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2010
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 05:37
does anyone know if July 26 is the start of actual school, the lady on the phone said orientation week, as in are we going to begin actual classes then, or is it just a 'get to know eachother' type deal?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Dec 2009
Posts: 13
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 11:20
Just got an interview E-mail from USC.... still waiting on Anderson :( They will begin interviewing on April 20th... good luck everyone!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Schools: USC
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 7

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 11:28
I forget where I read this, but after the July 26 orientation, there is a 3-week "bootcamp" type thing. It sounded mandatory, but I'm not sure.

Also, thanks to those who shared their insights into the living situation!

MBA234 wrote:
does anyone know if July 26 is the start of actual school, the lady on the phone said orientation week, as in are we going to begin actual classes then, or is it just a 'get to know eachother' type deal?
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Jan 2010
Posts: 30
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 11:31
luckymojo wrote:
I forget where I read this, but after the July 26 orientation, there is a 3-week "bootcamp" type thing. It sounded mandatory, but I'm not sure.

Also, thanks to those who shared their insights into the living situation!

MBA234 wrote:
does anyone know if July 26 is the start of actual school, the lady on the phone said orientation week, as in are we going to begin actual classes then, or is it just a 'get to know eachother' type deal?


I have no idea what could go on for that long before the start of classes.

Maybe there is a kegger every day on the beach. Count me in!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 11 Mar 2010
Posts: 11
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 13:30
3 weeks! Seriously, that sounds really long.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Apr 2010
Posts: 12
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 12:26
SubieRX wrote:
Just got an interview E-mail from USC.... still waiting on Anderson :( They will begin interviewing on April 20th... good luck everyone!


Are you round 3? If so, are you local or out-of-state?
Re: Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants   [#permalink] 16 Apr 2010, 12:26
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
8 Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants albyman32 471 23 Nov 2009, 15:05
49 Experts publish their posts in the topic USC Marshall 2012 - Calling All Applicants ebonn101 691 28 Aug 2011, 10:46
32 Experts publish their posts in the topic Calling All Fall 2011 USC Marshall Applicants! BeautifulMind2011 813 11 Sep 2010, 21:56
2 Calling All 2009 USC-Marshall Applicants Omne 51 03 Jun 2008, 16:27
3 Calling all USC Marshall Fall 2008 Applicants rampup82 101 08 Nov 2007, 12:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Calling All 2010 USC Marshall Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24    Next  [ 472 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.