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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2009, 10:11
woncosmo wrote:
Are international applicants at a disadvantage if they apply for Round 3 in Haas?


I don't see why they would be? I think as long as you don't apply R4, you should be ok. Unless there are some Visa issues involved? If there is, that should be on the website.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 05:38
Hi kryzak,

Can you please evaluate my profile?

- India/Male/Healthcare IT
- Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering (Low Grades)
- Masters majoring in Medical software (High Grades)
- GMAT - 720 (Q-49, V-39)
- 6 Years workex in a leading Healthcare IT company. Worked my way up. Recognized as an emerging leader out of 400 employees. Assembled and led a team to deliver a project which bought in 3 new clients.
- Extra Cur : Member of a Non-profit. Helped design a project plan for World Bank assisted program to improve Healthcare System in an Indian State.

I am interested in the Haas Healthcare specialty.

Do you think I stand a chance if I have good essays and recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 10:04
hi woncosmo, I think your background is competitive and it will depend on how you tell your work experience and leadership stories. I suggest you research the healthcare offerings of Haas and talk to the MBA/MPH students so you can make your essays more personal.

Good luck!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 12:47
Kryzak I haven't received an interview invite till now [I have applied in round 1]. Should i call em up ? I know its of no use but still !
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2009, 17:51
MBAAspirant,

As long as you have a confirmation that they received your application, calling them will not help. There is still a chance of either getting a very late interview invite or be waitlisted and interviewed with the Round 2 pool. Keep your hopes up!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2009, 05:29
Thanks a lot Kryzak.

I have one problem though. My current supervisor is refusing to give me any recommendation because the project I am leading is a high priority one and is bringing in new clients to the company.

I can take a recommendation from my former supervisor with whom I had worked earlier.

Will this affect my app?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2009, 08:46
woncosmo wrote:
Thanks a lot Kryzak.

I have one problem though. My current supervisor is refusing to give me any recommendation because the project I am leading is a high priority one and is bringing in new clients to the company.

I can take a recommendation from my former supervisor with whom I had worked earlier.

Will this affect my app?


as long as both your recommendations is from supervisors or clients or people who can evaluate you (NOT peers or subordinates) well, you're fine. You will need to comment on why you didn't pick your current supervisor, but that should be fine.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2009, 15:02
Hey all! You can add me to R2!

Going to use some vaycay to visit Haas in February. Really looking forward to getting on campus!!

FYI for others looking to do class visits, the HSA said the registration for visits will go online around Jan 30th.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2009, 15:53
My application status still shows "invited to interview". Does anyone else's? I'm really hoping my interviewer submitted his feedback!

Fingers crossed for next week!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2009, 17:23
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My application status still shows "invited to interview". Does anyone else's? I'm really hoping my interviewer submitted his feedback!

Fingers crossed for next week!

mine says the same
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2009, 04:17
Good luck to all you R1 applicants next week. Just try to relax and enjoy the lunar new year! (kung hei fat choi)

Hopefully the R2 invites will go out sooner than last year; the suspense is too much. :)
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2009, 10:38
No Interview for me in R1...Its a ding !! Damn...It sucks to be an international candidate !!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2009, 13:08
The calm before the storm. Still wishing the best of luck to our 9 interviewed GC members and those who are still waiting. Don't give up, as many people get on the W/L without interview and then get admitted in R2.

Here's the updated stat page. Add yourself if you're applying R2 or R3, and also post if you get an interview!

Cheers!

2009 Haas Total Stats: (as of 1/24/2009)

R1 = 27 FT, 9 Interviews (35%)
R2 = 14 FT


R1 - 11/4/2008 - 27 applicants, 9 interview invites (33%)
wolffali - Invited to SS Interview (12/8)
weezy25 - Invited to SS Interview (12/18)
peaceyall - Invited to SS Interview (12/22)
mindruna - Invited to SS Interview (12/22)
MBAngst - Invited to SS Interview (12/10)
SolarMBA - Invited to SS Interview (12/17)
Chickmagloor - Invited to SS Interview (12/23)
rosav - Invited to interview (1/8)
caligl - Invited to interview (1/9)
trucker - submitted 11/3
bostonsparky - Submitted 10/30
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
Tarmac - 11/4
IvyStallion - 11/4
boOmasta - submitted 11/4
amatory - submitted 11/4
niro - submitted 11/4
fwl200 - submitted 11/4
ninkorn - submitted 10/25/08, withdrew 1/5/2009

R2 - 12/9/2008 - 12 applicants
jlola21 - submitted 12/7/08 - withdrawn
YihWei - Submitted 12/9
liubhs02 - 11/30
sng - 12/9
rjacobs - 12/7
kruton - 12/9
vijapp - 12/7
BigBad - 11/27
Llest - 12/09
Hardestadt - 12/2
smokedpotatoes - 12/7
RJ - 12/8
energystar - 12/9
bennymoto - ?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2009, 20:03
This may sound like throwing the towel before the fight but I am having grave doubts about whether I should apply full time to Haas at all. I mean the competition is so intense.

My profile has 1 big negative (age 34) and other parts are ok not so great. EC's are minimal...don't know how much EC's matter to Haas. What matters most to Haas, anyways?

Back to my point, chances are better for the Part Time program, aren't they?

R3 is Jan 30 and I am in 2 minds...!!!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2009, 20:49
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This may sound like throwing the towel before the fight but I am having grave doubts about whether I should apply full time to Haas at all. I mean the competition is so intense.

My profile has 1 big negative (age 34) and other parts are ok not so great. EC's are minimal...don't know how much EC's matter to Haas. What matters most to Haas, anyways?

Back to my point, chances are better for the Part Time program, aren't they?

R3 is Jan 30 and I am in 2 minds...!!!


age is not a big negative for Haas. There are quite a few classmates who are over 34 in the class (probably more than many other larger schools). Of course, it's what you've done in your 12 years of WE that matters a lot. ECs are great to show leadership, teamwork, and your involvement with things other than work, but is not necessary. There really is no answer to "what matters most to Haas?", it really is dependent on each candidate.

Part time is less selective based on the numbers, but I don't know enough about that program to make a judgement on if it's "easier" or not.

Good luck with your decision!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 20:09
Anyone know if Haas calls the admits the day before decisions come out or if they just send out the final notifications via email/online status check? Just need to know if I should hyperventilate the 27th if I don't get a phone call . . . :|
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 22:21
last year they called me a day before the deadline...
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 22:23
For those of you interested in finance at Haas or PE/VC, this may be useful, from the BW forums (yeah, they actually have some useful things, haha)

http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=79051
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 22:36
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last year they called me a day before the deadline...


Thanks kryzak!

I have jury duty the 27th & phones have to be off, so I am going to be a nervous wreck the entire day! OMG I am getting nervous just thinking about how nervous I am going to be!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2009 Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2009, 22:58
good luck everyone! I'm TOTALLY looking forward to hearing the good news here by the 28th!!!
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