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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2008, 18:24
Like kcbear said, the coffee chats are out! I should be at the SF and Berkeley one, so please sign up for it so we can meet in person. :)

You need to register as an "applicant" for this website, but here's the link:

https://ssl.haas.berkeley.edu/Admission ... /index.cfm

Stay positive! interview invites should come out in a couple of weeks. The adcom are swamped with reading right now, from what I've seen. :)
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2008, 20:03
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there's a berkeley mba admissions blog. so far, there is 1 post this year. the rest are from 2007. don't get fooled like me. http://theberkeleymba.blogspot.com/
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Last edited by peaceyall on 04 Dec 2008, 20:36, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2008, 20:18
kryzak, any ideas on when super saturday is? just trying to make sure i don't miss obama's inauguration (assuming i get an interview) :)
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2008, 20:26
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regarding interview invites, from the berkeley mba admissions blog:

We will begin sending interview invitations on December 3rd, and will continue to issue invitations until shortly before the response date. Additionally, any applicant who is offered a place on the wait list is automatically invited to interview. For more details about how to prepare for an interview, please visit http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/ and click on "Admissions Podcasts", and you can listen to Stephanie Fujii, senior associate director of MBA Admissions, who discusses our process.


That blog post is from last year. Don't be giving me anxiety attacks!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2008, 20:33
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That blog post is from last year. Don't be giving me anxiety attacks!



you are right! sorry about that. i looked at the top post which was dated just a few days ago, and then the one right underneath, which i assumed would be from the same year. i was wrong. i will remove my post.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2008, 21:25
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Like kcbear said, the coffee chats are out! I should be at the SF and Berkeley one, so please sign up for it so we can meet in person. :)

You need to register as an "applicant" for this website, but here's the link:

https://ssl.haas.berkeley.edu/Admission ... /index.cfm

Stay positive! interview invites should come out in a couple of weeks. The adcom are swamped with reading right now, from what I've seen. :)



Does everyone get a coffee chat invite? And does attending have any effect on your application?

I will be in 3 of the coffee chat cities during end of Dec/beginning of Jan and yet none of the dates line up with my schedule!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2008, 21:54
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That blog post is from last year. Don't be giving me anxiety attacks!



you are right! sorry about that. i looked at the top post which was dated just a few days ago, and then the one right underneath, which i assumed would be from the same year. i was wrong. i will remove my post.


It's ok. I'm just giving you a hard time. In all honesty the blog is pretty pathetic and you made a very reasonable mistake. I know because I previously thought the same!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 00:09
a few answers/comments:

- Berkeley Admissions Blog: Yeah, sorry about that blog. I think they're trying to figure out whether to take the blog down or update it more often. Please check out this blog. It's updated a lot more frequently and has cool pictures of student life here:

http://berkeleymbastudents.blogspot.com/

- Coffee Chats: Everyone who registered on the Berkeley Admissions website (to do class visits, to submit your application, etc...) should get one. If not, just sign up for the website (or login if you've already signed up) and register for a coffee chat. Don't worry, this has no bearing on your application, it's just a way for you to meet some current students who are in your area during our winter break.

- Super Saturday: Super Saturday for Round 1 is on 1/17/2009. For round 2 it's 3/7/2009. Hope you guys get invited!

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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 00:12
All they have to do is supply small status updates - I'd be more than happy with that. No need for long expositions...
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 11:15
actually, what sort of "small updates" would people like to see (not necessarily on the blog, maybe through emails)? I know quite a few of the admissions people and can probably pass on the suggestions.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 17:30
for realz this time....

i got a heart-stopping email that's actually a blast email to all r1 applicants that says:

"Our first interview invitations will be extended next week, and we will continue to extend interview invitations up until our Round One notification date of January 28, 2009. Please note that you should not be discouraged if you do not receive an interview invitation by our Round One notification date. Some Round One applicants will be offered a place on the waitlist without having been interviewed; these waitlisted candidates are welcome to schedule an interview in February."

so news will hopefully be coming soon.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 17:45
I got the similar mail. It can be another spam flooding the inbox. Unlike UCLA, UCB is keeping the hopes alive.

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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 18:59
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actually, what sort of "small updates" would people like to see (not necessarily on the blog, maybe through emails)? I know quite a few of the admissions people and can probably pass on the suggestions.


Something like today's email would be fine. Decisions will start next week - perfect. Exactly what I was wanting to hear.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 00:03
awesome that they sent that out (without me asking them yet :P). I'm looking forward to hearing all the interview invites come in!

Remember, WHEN you get the interview invite means nothing other than when they get to your file. So don't lose hope!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 15:38
I finally got my application done! I just need one final read through tomorrow and bam it's in.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 22:22
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2008, 09:03
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Also keeping my cool 8-) while waiting to get the interview.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2008, 11:34
I'm in!!

Haas/Berkeley Applicants Status - 12/7/2008

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caligl - Submitted 11/4
bostonsparky - Submitted 10/30
peaceyall - Submitted 11/4
prospect - Submitted 11/04
saberprivateer - submitted 11/4
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kcbear - submitted
garun77 - submitted 11/1
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getmeoutofhere - 10/21
monkbent - 11/4
amatory - 11/4
wolffali - 11/4
Tarmac - 11/4
IvyStallion - 11/4
boOmasta - submitted 11/4
amatory - submitted 11/4
rosav - submitted 11/3
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R1 - 11/4/2008
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caligl - Submitted 11/4
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peaceyall - Submitted 11/4
prospect - Submitted 11/04
saberprivateer - submitted 11/4
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amatory - 11/4
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2008, 15:38
Haas/Berkeley Applicants Status - 12/7/2008

R1 - 11/4/2008
trucker - submitted 11/3
caligl - Submitted 11/4
bostonsparky - Submitted 10/30
peaceyall - Submitted 11/4
prospect - Submitted 11/04
saberprivateer - submitted 11/4
Ntang - submitted
kcbear - submitted
garun77 - submitted 11/1
lsuguy7 - submitted 10/27
burentosan - submitted 11/4
getmeoutofhere - 10/21
monkbent - 11/4
amatory - 11/4
wolffali - 11/4
Tarmac - 11/4
IvyStallion - 11/4
boOmasta - submitted 11/4
amatory - submitted 11/4
rosav - submitted 11/3
ninkorn - submitted 10/25/08
niro - submitted 11/4

R2 - 12/9/2008
jlola21 - submitted 12/7/08
YihWei
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sng
rjacobs - 12/7
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