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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2009, 07:45
Pook wrote:
Looking4MBA wrote:
Submitted R1 application on deadline date, Oct 10th. Anxiously waiting for their verdict.
I thought the wait would be easier since this was my second try.
NOT any easier at all.


Agreed. I wish we had more clarity on when we might begin hearing.



I believe that the First Super Saturday will take place sometime mid-to-late January. My guess is that the earliest interview invites won't start trickling out until several weeks prior. Don't sweat it.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 12:39
Status changed to:

Application under review. Getting anxious now!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 12:58
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Status changed to:

Application under review. Getting anxious now!



Hey goodluck man
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 13:20
i'm not sure that means anything. mine went under review about 4 weeks ago.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 13:40
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i'm not sure that means anything. mine went under review about 4 weeks ago.


same here. going by what kryzak said, i shall get to nail biting and chronic inbox-refreshing post thanksgiving
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 16:26
i actually just got an invite for their super sat on jan 16. fingers crossed.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 16:28
Maybe they really do start reviewing certain batch today.

I just got an email with the subject line "haas school of business".
I was on my happy bubble for 1.789 second... and then I read that they ask me to resend my transcript because it's not in the right format. Damn.

still waiting...
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 19:57
i got the same transcript request... they require official transcripts. ugh. how annoying. i've requested them, but it will probably take a week to get everything together.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 23:29
I'm curious how people are handling the 250-word short answer essays. Does anyone have room to really write a compelling "story" for these, or are you pretty much diving right into the response?

I'm having a hard time keeping things within the word limit while still including a standard intro & conclusion. Thoughts or feedback would be much appreciated, thanks!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2009, 10:44
I had the same transcript email as well, and after I submitted the new ones my status changed. When I spoke to the lady in the admissions office, she indicated that they actually began reviewing the applications.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 08:02
I am applying to R2 and Haas says it strongly prefers the reccomender use their company email id instead of personal id.One of my reccomender is between jobs and wondering if its ok to still use his personal id or would it qualify as flouting rules?.Its a strong recco and i dont want to forgo it for this reason.Any suggestion greatly appreciated.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 10:47
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I am applying to R2 and Haas says it strongly prefers the reccomender use their company email id instead of personal id.One of my reccomender is between jobs and wondering if its ok to still use his personal id or would it qualify as flouting rules?.Its a strong recco and i dont want to forgo it for this reason.Any suggestion greatly appreciated.


Well, if it's not a requirement, and your recommender doesn't have a work email, then I don't see any problems with using a personal email. If that is what you mean by "id".
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 11:51
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I'm curious how people are handling the 250-word short answer essays. Does anyone have room to really write a compelling "story" for these, or are you pretty much diving right into the response?

I'm having a hard time keeping things within the word limit while still including a standard intro & conclusion. Thoughts or feedback would be much appreciated, thanks!

The 250-word short essays are definitely a big challenge. But after I was done with them, I realized that the size makes for a short and crisp message which is probably more impactful. 250 words is not thaaat short either. Kellogg for example asks for leadership examples in a 600-word essay. That's about 200-300 words per experience, not including the introduction/conclusion. I had more problems with the Kellogg's leadership essay frankly (trying to fit 3 examples in 600words!).

FWIW, I approached essay 2&3 with a STAR approach (Situation and/or Task, Action, Result). For e.g. one of my essays had this breakdown:

Situation - 51 words
Task - 64 words
Action - 88 words
Result - 46 words

Total = 249 words

In a couple of the essays I also tried to weave a short sentence (20-30 words) to explain how this relates to what I aim to get out of a Haas MBA. It's not asked, and I guess if there's a word shortage, this may be the first thing off the list.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 13:03
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TL wrote:
I'm curious how people are handling the 250-word short answer essays. Does anyone have room to really write a compelling "story" for these, or are you pretty much diving right into the response?

I'm having a hard time keeping things within the word limit while still including a standard intro & conclusion. Thoughts or feedback would be much appreciated, thanks!

The 250-word short essays are definitely a big challenge. But after I was done with them, I realized that the size makes for a short and crisp message which is probably more impactful. 250 words is not thaaat short either. Kellogg for example asks for leadership examples in a 600-word essay. That's about 200-300 words per experience, not including the introduction/conclusion. I had more problems with the Kellogg's leadership essay frankly (trying to fit 3 examples in 600words!).

FWIW, I approached essay 2&3 with a STAR approach (Situation and/or Task, Action, Result). For e.g. one of my essays had this breakdown:

Situation - 51 words
Task - 64 words
Action - 88 words
Result - 46 words

Total = 249 words

In a couple of the essays I also tried to weave a short sentence (20-30 words) to explain how this relates to what I aim to get out of a Haas MBA. It's not asked, and I guess if there's a word shortage, this may be the first thing off the list.

Hope that helps.


Very helpful, stopper -- thanks! (and kudos :))
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 16:08
As i saw the words Berkeley MBA in my mail header, i was transferred to an imaginary place where i would be having my interview, who would my interviewer be, what to say etc. All this in less than a couple of seconds. Then my eyes drifted to the rest of the Header:

Information Session in ....

:roll: Waiting is so cruel.

Anyway i did register for this event in December, and will try to meet some alumni.

Congrats vaete on your super sat interview call.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 19:22
I received an ss invite too (Friday 11/20 6:20pm) :-D. It appeared in my inbox just as I was thinking about the Haas application in my head (as I do from time to time)!! I'm really excited - I wasn't sure if I did enough to get an invite. I certainly wasn't expecting anything this soon.

Congrats Vaete and good luck to everyone who's waiting. I really hope we get a good contingent from GMATClub for SS!

Submitted: 10/20
Went under review: 10/28
SS Invite: 11/20
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 19:37
Congrads!!!!

Good luck on your interview. The verdicts are rolling out.... *thump*Thump*
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2009, 07:24
What's Super Saturday?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2009, 07:33
Super Sat is when Haas interviews non-SF based US applicants. The event for R1 is scheduled Oct 16 this year.

Congrats Stopper - hope to see many more invite reports soon!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2009, 08:35
vaete wrote:
Super Sat is when Haas interviews non-SF based US applicants. The event for R1 is scheduled Oct 16 this year.

Congrats Stopper - hope to see many more invite reports soon!

I think you mean Jan 16? Still hoping for an invite myself...
Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2010 Applicants   [#permalink] 24 Nov 2009, 08:35
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