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# Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants

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Detailed Program Information: GMAT Club's UC Berkeley (Haas) School Guide

Fall 2011 Application Instructions

Round 1 Deadline: 10/12/2011 | Decision Date: 1/12/2012
Round 2 Deadline: 12/1/2011 | Decision Date: 3/1/2012
Round 3 Deadline: 1/18/2012 | Decision Date: 4/12/2012
Round 4 Deadline: 3/7/2012 | Decision Date: 5/17/2012

Short Essays
1. What brings you the greatest joy? How does this make you distinctive? (250 word maximum)
2. What is your most significant accomplishment? (250 word maximum)
3. Describe a time when you questioned an established practice or thought within an organization. How did your actions create positive change? (250 word maximum)
4. Describe a time when you were a student of your own failure. What specific insight from this experience has shaped your development? (250 word maximum)
5. Describe a time when you led by inspiring or motivating others toward a shared goal. (250 word maximum)

Long Essays
Essay 6a: What are your post-MBA short-term and long-term career goals? How have your professional experiences prepared you to achieve these goals?
Essay 6b: How will an MBA from Haas help you achieve these goals? (1000 word maximum for 6a. and 6b.)

Recommendation Questions (2 recommenders)
• Describe your relationship to the applicant. Are you, or have you been, the applicant’s direct supervisor? If not, what is the nature of your relationship? How long have you known the applicant and how frequent is/was your interaction with them?
• How does the applicant’s performance compare with that of his or her peers?
• How effective are the applicant’s interpersonal skills?
• What are the applicant’s three greatest strengths? Cite specific examples.
• What are the applicant’s three greatest weaknesses or areas in need of improvement? Cite specific examples.
• In the Berkeley MBA program, we develop leaders who have “confidence without attitude” or “confidence with humility”. Please comment and provide examples of how the applicant reflects this Berkeley-Haas value.

Essay Analysis

Roll Call

Round 1 (65 applicants)
Interviewed: 28 (44%)
Matriculating: 2
Waitlisted: 13 (20%)
Denied: 11
Unknown Final Decision: 27

[Reveal] Spoiler: Roster of R1 Applicants
Foss7198 (Admitted 1/11 w/ $) prinziphoffnung (Admitted 1/13) 2011App (Admitted 1/11 w/$)
MBAustinite (Admitted 1/11 w/ $) emont (Admitted 1/11 w/$)

Waitlisted Applicants
Avernusaur (Waitlist w/ Interview 1/13 | Chose not to join waitlist)
waiting4hbs (Waitlist w/ Interview 1/13)
2011MBAApplicant (Waitlist w/ Interview 1/13)
HaasNumberOne (Waitlist w/ Interview 1/13 | Denied: 3/17)
rfc (Waitlist w/ Interview 1/13 | Denied: 3/17)
RexRyan (Waitlist w/ Interview 1/13 | Denied)
pbj2010 (Waitlist w/ Interview 1/13 | Denied 3/17)
gogetter08 (Waitlist 1/13)
Pediasure (Waitlist 1/13 | Denied: 3/17)
brothersharp (Waitlist 1/13)
appx (Waitlist 1/13)
calihopeful (Waitlist | Denied 3/21?)
slaw (Waitlist)

Denied Applicants
SD92083 (Denied w/ Interview 1/13)
wiredo (Denied 1/13)
kt2011 (Denied 1/13)
tranceparent (Denied 1/13)
tortoiserun (Denied 1/13)
woomba (Denied 1/13)
hopingfor2011 (Denied 1/13)
wschaeff (Denied 1/13)
bei (Denied 1/13)
Andoverjon (Denied 1/13)
JabberWockey (Denied 1/13)

Unknown Final Decision
serhio (Interview)
Jacqueline (Interview)
islandergold (Interview)
D1234 (Interview)
chinki (Interview)
dodib0
brp4h
KingShark
SavantNoir
boeinz
michigancat
alexBLR
RogerDodger
Calvinhobbes
time4mba
greenhorn
garuda
ounce
inclinedplatform
mbahopeful2011
prabhdeep8421
standin
bmania
stormbringer

Round 2 (71 applicants)
Interviewed: 29 (41%)
Matriculating: 0
Waitlisted: 10 (14%)
Denied: 17
Unknown Final Decision: 32

[Reveal] Spoiler: Roster of R2 Applicants

Waitlisted Applicants
NYCRE (Waitlisted - Super Saturday)
bonobocobra (Waitlisted - Super Saturday)
hamsandwich (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
EBSIFounder (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
ib7 (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
osbornecox (Waitlisted)
MBAIsrael (Waitlisted)
nifoui (Waitlisted)
sidz306 (Waitlisted - Withdrawn to apply Haas EWMBA R3)
sfisher26 (Waitlisted w/ Interview)

Denied Applicants
ivan4mba (Denied - Super Saturday)
olive1984 (Denied w/ Interview)
mc (Denied)
CyberC1 (Denied)
inspiredbychaos (Denied)
folex98 (Denied)
Michmax3 (Denied)
redjam (Denied)
danerd (Denied)
goddy (Denied)
money9111 (Denied)
jaxmcq (Denied)
K8 (Denied)
Blackfoliage (Denied)
MyckKabongo (Denied)
BabyBeagle (Denied)
skahuh (Denied)

Unknown Final Decision
rlstern00 (Interview - Super Saturday)
theExpat (Interview)
bookworm (Interview - Super Saturday)
Magnetar44 (Interview)
mankini (Interview)
istan (Interview)
bapamk (Interview)
rg205 (Interview)
momo98 (Interview)
KingShark
tyemaishu
thatsku
ballubalraj
maximillion
mba4me2010
mainhoon
rafi
Lewie325
sanlitun
indaclub2012
dangdinhtrung
gfii
manishkris
ergotropic
vivekrb
ssp
arjunmehra
atomic927
ergotropic
chaitudrk
dfrndez
haas2011

Round 3 (51 applicants)
Interviewed: 19 (37%)
Matriculating: 0
Waitlisted: 8 (16%)
Denied: 4
Unknown Final Decision: 33

[Reveal] Spoiler: Roster of R3 Applicants

Waitlisted Applicants
Indya (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
sweatshirt (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
pacific2atlantic (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
serepax (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
rafromero (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
whatnow (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
shr30 (Waitlisted)
YYYY (Waitlisted)

Denied Applicants
travellersoul (Denied w/ Interview)
jsmith54 (Denied)
MBAtime28 (Denied)
lhanlhan (Denied)

Unknown Final Decision
chaoticsilence (Interview)
matticusfinch (Interview)
capuella (Interview)
abraisnic (Interview)
mbaapk (Interview)
bakerbeach (Interview)
mbagirl7568
fugaz778
abhishekg82
CA55
ankateif
disposable8201
confuzzled
d3miller
quos
futurestrategist
kitbama
WithHopesToWin
NewSc2
pacific2atlantic
serepax
steelersfan2011
futurestrategist
TheBruinTutor
ddu
vampireking
sunnymm2011
noobler
disposable8201
Tvmind
jj22l

Round 4 (4 applicants)
Interviewed: 1
Matriculating: 0
Waitlisted: 0
Denied: 0

[Reveal] Spoiler: Roster of R4 Applicants
klee13
quasarpks
geraldteo
EniaPerezona (Interviewed)

Evening & Weekends Part-Time (18 applicants)
Interviewed: 12
Matriculating: 0
Waitlisted: 2
Denied: 0

[Reveal] Spoiler: Roster of E&W Part-time Applicants
macandal
sumarora
skycastle
asarnobat (Interview)
creativeOne (Interview)
goldenkuma06 (Waitlisted w/ Interview)
desiaggie1980
tryinghard
sm31 (Waitlist)
baron (Interview)
mbafall2011 (Interview)
workinggb (Interview)
sidz306 (Interview)
1804alameda (Interview)

2009 Haas Total Stats:
Applicants: 60 FT
Waitlisted: 9
Dinged: 17
Unknown: 15
Withdrawn: 3
GMATClubbers Matriculating: 5?
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  09 Feb 2011, 15:40
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futurestrategist wrote:
mbagirl7568 wrote:
I'm R3 and my app has been under review for a couple of days, maybe even a week at this point. Submitted 1/19. No word.

Likewise.

Hi,
Based on past round, after what time frame from the application deadline do the invitation for interviews tentatively get sent out?
Regards

I submitted R1 on the deadline of Oct 13 and got an email telling me my application was ready for review on Oct 26. Then I didn't hear anything else until Dec 9, when I got an email telling me that R1 applications were still under review. I didn't get my interview invite til Dec 15, which was less than a month before the R1 announcement date. However, due to the admissions offices being closed from Dec 22-Jan 3, that month was more like 2 weeks of actual working time. And there were plenty of R1 applicants who got interview invites that first week of January, and some of them were accepted.

Moral of the story--don't be freaking out if you haven't heard anything yet.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  18 Oct 2010, 20:04
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Hey everyone,

We've been working on new ways to better assist everyone in their business school research and school selection. As part of that effort, we've created school guides for a handful of schools and we'd like your feedback. For now, think of these school guides as a beta. If there's anything that you'd like to see added to the guide, please let us know! If you find these guides to be helpful, we'll build similar guides for all of the other top schools.

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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  29 Oct 2010, 13:55
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There is some information I would like to share with you guys.
I have called the admission office today. Here is what I got.
The Adcom pick up applications for review randomly. Therefore, if your status still shows as "received", not "completed" (unfortunately I am one of them), don't worry it will be under review in the next couple of weeks.

The interview invitations for R1 applicants start to be sent out from today! And the Adcom will continue sending out invitatioins till Mid-January.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  13 Jan 2011, 19:46
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pbj2010 wrote:
Avernusaur wrote:
Updated the roll call with the most recent results.

Round 1 (64 applicants)
Interviewed: 28 (44%)
Matriculating: 0
Waitlisted: 11 (17%)
Dinged: 9
*No interviewed applicants reported having been denied
Unknown Final Decision: 30

Does anyone know what % of WL applicants actually get admitted?

Also, for those of us who have already interviewed and are WL'd, can we interview again?

In our small sample size, everyone who was interviewed was either admitted or waitlisted. The ratio is exactly 50% admit and 50% waitlist if you assume that the unreported interviewees were also waitlisted. R1 is likely to have far more additions to the WL than R2, R3, and R4, but it's the only data available to us right now.

For a little fun, let's assume that our outstanding community is representative of the entire applicant pool. To make the math easier, let's pretend that that target class size at Haas is only 100 students. Let's also examine the absolute best case scenario, which is that Haas doesn't over-admit to account for yield (unlikely).

If Haas doesn't over-admit to account for yield, but rather uses the waitlist to backfill these un-occupied seats, then your odds of coming off the waitlist would be at least 42% (I'll explain).

Target class size: 100
Total interviewed: 200
Accepted applicants: 100 (50%)
Waitlisted applicants: 100 (50%)

Matriculated: 58 (based on the 58% yield)

*Explanation for 42+ admitted from WL: Some WL applicants will deny the offer in favor of other schools, so the school would have to admit at least 42 WL applicants to reach the target class size of 100. Also, keep in mind that many of the applicants who are offered a seat on the waitlist will choose not to join or will later withdraw their position. As people remove themselves from the waitlist, your odds of admission go up.

In reality, Haas likely over-admits to some degree to get close to their projected yield (58%) and then uses the WL to dial in the last 10-20 seats. If that's the case, then your odds of coming off the waitlist aren't very good, but it's certainly a possibility.

Edit: So much for optimism... BW data shows the following:
Applicants WL in 2010: 472
Acceped off the WL: 19 (4%)

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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  01 Feb 2011, 08:23
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rg205 wrote:
thanks for digging this up!

In general how is everyone preparing for the interview (if and when one gets the invite). What are some good resources (apart from getting your own story right, and being convincing about your career goals)?

Make sure you're familiar with Haas' four guiding principles (question the status quo, beyond yourself, etc.) because you'll probably be asked for examples of how you exemplify one or more of them. Rich Lyons (the Dean) posts a lot of good stuff on Twitter--you can get a pretty good feel for the school's culture and focus by reading his tweets and the stories he links to.

I was also asked about an entrepreneur I respected, which I wasn't really prepared for since I don't have any interest in entrepreneurship, so I had to try to fake that one. Other "standard" MBA interview questions dealt with tough decisions I had made, specific times I'd shown leadership, how I built loyalty and teamwork within a group, how I influence people aside from using rank/title, etc.

Other than that you can expect a pretty straightforward interview. Be able to explain everything you've done, what you want to do, why you need an MBA, and why you think Haas is a good fit for you--small and close-knit class, collaborative culture, Haas@Work, SSS, IBD, proximity to Valley tech companies, or whatever applies to your interests and goals.

Would you be looking at on-campus or off-campus? I don't think it makes much of a difference really, just curious.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  01 Feb 2011, 11:38
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kelea wrote:
emont, you are truly one of the most valuable members of this forum. I think it is safe to say we are all lucky to have you to help us with this process. Definitely taking these notes for my interview. Just scheduled it - off campus in NYC next week

Glad I can be of assistance--I didn't discover GMATClub til after I'd submitted my R1 apps but I got a lot of good information from students at GSB and Haas and plenty of help from GMATClubbers on my R2 apps, so I'm happy to return the favor.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  08 Jun 2010, 11:27
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in case anyone is interested, UC Berkeley-Haas is now a member of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management: http://www2.haas.berkeley.edu/News/News ... rtium.aspx

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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  30 Jun 2010, 22:10
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Count me in for R1, I was wait-listed for Class of 2012 and recently got my official "sorry, better luck next time" e-mail.

It's not as bad as people make it sound, if you really think B-school is for you - you will find a way to motivate yourself - to wait endlessly, and if need be to re-apply. A quick pointer to all first time applicants, do not neglect or overlook small things at home (relationships, date nights, Wii game nights, birthday's, etc) because of applications.

This is a going to be a great application cycle. Good luck to all.

Cheers.

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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  31 Aug 2010, 16:18
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oski24 wrote:
Hey yall. Have any of you guys been able to access the online application? I want to notify my recommendation writers but I can't seem to access it. Anyone else with this trouble?

It's supposed to come online "early in September." I'm not sure why they're taking so long to open it up.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  22 Sep 2010, 11:58
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They opened the application really late. Is everyone busy filling it up?

On a serious note, I've been busy travelling and visiting campus last week.

Here are some thoughts from my Haas campus visit:
Highlights:
- very vibrant campus and lot of hustle/bustle with students (MBA as well as non-MBA) moving around
- Met with class of '11 students for lunch, very friendly, receptive people, shared their experiences, encouraged prospective students to ask any questions
- Infosession was conducted by two second yr students. I really like it when schools do this. I want to get the real scoop from students who live the life there. If it is run by adcom, someof them tend to churn out the same material from their website.
- Class experience was good but not different from other schools. Students were very interactive and proactive in discussions with the Prof. There was a wee bit of cold calling.

Lowlights, if I have to nitpick:
- With a race among top schools to construct new building, Haas campus looks old. Not a big deal because it still looks good
- Tend to come across as slightly less organized department
Overall, I had a fun experience and would love to be there
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  28 Sep 2010, 13:27
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kt2011 wrote:
Do any of you have recommendations for good hotels around the Berkeley campus? I am visiting Haas on Thursday..Thanks.

I personally dont know. However, the campus is convenient to reach by public transportation (Bart trains?). Once you get down at downtown berkeley, you can take the campus shuttle bus that'll drop you right outside the Haas building. Staying anywhere on the train station lines would be convenient too. I stayed at the airport and comfortably took the train+shuttle to campus (takes lot of time, which I had on my hands
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  28 Sep 2010, 15:55
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kt2011 wrote:
Do any of you have recommendations for good hotels around the Berkeley campus? I am visiting Haas on Thursday..Thanks.

I personally dont know. However, the campus is convenient to reach by public transportation (Bart trains?). Once you get down at downtown berkeley, you can take the campus shuttle bus that'll drop you right outside the Haas building. Staying anywhere on the train station lines would be convenient too. I stayed at the airport and comfortably took the train+shuttle to campus (takes lot of time, which I had on my hands

I did the same thing. I stayed in SF (Westin Market Street) and walked to the Bart station. It's pretty convenient, since it drops you off a block from where you'd catch the campus shuttle (I think it's a dollar for non-students). Or if you're a glutton for punishment, you could hike uphill to the other side of campus.

I guess disregard all of this if you are set on spending a lot of time on campus. The area immediately outside UC Berkeley just seemed like any other large college town.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  04 Oct 2010, 14:55
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gogetter08 wrote:
I called the tech support and they suggested that the error could be due to firewall. I was indeed trying to upload through work network. I'll try to upload the pdf later tonight from home

emr23 wrote:
gogetter08 wrote:
Has anyone bothered to upload a scanned copy of the transcripts? I tried but I get an error message that it needs to be a .pdf file. I am indeed trying to upload a .pdf file < 300kB
I'll just mail a hard copy.

I had the same problem trying to upload a pdf (both for transcript and for resume). I thought it was because I was on a Mac, and I was planning to try again on a PC. Any chance you're using a Mac too?

I experienced this problem too when trying to upload my resume an hour ago. I called the admissions office and they recommended I try a different browser (IE). The upload worked fine with IE. I was using Firefox.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  13 Oct 2010, 05:17
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kt2011 wrote:
Does anyone know or have an idea on how strict Haas is about its word limits on essays?

I mean, is it OK to go over by 5-10%?

Thanks

p.s. sorry if this has been answered elsewhere

Nobody can say for sure even if it has been discussed before. I've exceeded by upto 3-4%. It really depends on the school. My impression from the haas application is that they like lot of details and information. So, they probably wont mind the extra words that exceed the limit. A Haas alumni mentioned that he exceeded the limit by 5%, I think. So we have some data to say it would be ok. I'd recommend not to exceed by as high as 10%
I am an applicant like you, so take it with a pinch of salt
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  17 Oct 2010, 01:23
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emr23 wrote:
Question for kryzak or others: my manager has been working on a recommendation letter for a while that flows, tells a story, all that jazz...and has just realized that the online form asks for the response to be broken out by question. There's an option to paste a single response for everything, but the form has a note that the school "strongly prefers" that they be separated.

Is it really a bad thing to paste a single response? My manager, bless her, doesn't want to let the small stuff have an impact on my application...but I hate to have her spend more time splitting it out if it's not necessary.

Thanks for the input!

I wouldn't sweat it. The admissions committee understands how much trouble it is for a supervisor to write individual letters for each school an applicant is applying to. If your manager can easily break the letter into paragraphs to address the questions, that's probably good. But if it involves some time and rewrite, then I would just say one single letter is good enough.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  22 Oct 2010, 10:58
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... And when do interviews start, according to her? Share!

Ha Ha! Sorry - I left out the most important part!

She said expect invites to start mid to late November. And like Stanford, invitations will continue to be issued right up until a week before the deadline.

Kind of like the Comcast guy telling you he'll be there between 2 and 6. But at least it's something.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  01 Nov 2010, 11:42
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The following are my stats and details. Hoping to return the favor to everyone who has provided similar information in other threads.

Male / 29 / 760 / 3.9 / Latin American, working in the US / Current: Product Management / Target: Entrepreneurship / Pretty good extracurriculars.
Submitted: Oct. 12 / Changed Status: Oct. 14

Good luck everyone.
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  13 Nov 2010, 06:48
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So I had the interview last night. The alumnus was from the 08 class and she was really nice. Nothing too unexpected. Everything you can find on clearadmit. I thought it went pretty well. Beyond the career progression, why MBA, why Haas, she asked about my teamwork experience. I gave an example about a cross functional team that I worked on which seemed to go over decently well. She followed up with a question about a team experience where I encountered conflict. I rambled a little bit with this one. Not a total crash and burn but not the most eloquent answer.

Overall I thought it went very well. Very conversational. The alumnus was genuinely excited about her Haas experience. Now I have to wait a full two months before I hear anything else. I wish Haas was more like Kellogg and released decisions throughout the month leading up to their communication date.

Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants [#permalink]  22 Nov 2010, 12:45
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tortoiserun wrote:
oski24 wrote:
What happened to Super Saturday interviews? Is that still happening in round 1?

the holidays and waiting for an interview...the agony

Last year, SS was almost 2 weeks before decisions came out in R1. If they followed the same timing this year, SS would be on New Year's Day, which they'd never do. So given the holidays, the only Saturday left is 1/8, 5 days before decision day. I'm thinking they may skip the event altogether. But who knows...

I called and asked about a R1 Super Saturday. The interview scheduler informed me that they are not having a Super Satuday for R1 this year. They will have one for later rounds.
Re: Calling all Berkeley-Haas Fall 2011 Applicants   [#permalink] 22 Nov 2010, 12:45

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