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Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants!

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Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2008, 06:27
Not sure if anyone else plans to apply to McCombs this fall but the 2009 essays are posted. Same as last year it seems. Good luck to anyone else planning to apply!

http://mba.mccombs.utexas.edu/admissions/adm/essays.asp

Rolling Admissions
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Submitted: 25
Admitted: 10 (40.0%)
Interview Invites: 6 (24.0%)
Waitlisted: 2 (8%)
Dinged: 3 (12.0%)
Unknown: 4 (16.0%)


UTdub - Admitted 12/10
jb32 - Admitted 12/19
icon - Admitted 12/19
nagmu - Admitted 1/13
ntang - Admitted 1/17
graffiti - Admitted 1/17
wolffali - Admitted 1/22
ryanfcooper - Admitted
dimpbiz - Admitted 1/30
weezil - Admitted 2/3

dghazer - Interviewed 11/17
gt7er - Interviewed 11/10
gswarriors - Interviewed 12/11
keeshafey - Interviewed 12/16
csboard23 - Interviewed 1/?
belfi - Interview Invite 2/13

dghazer - Waitlisted w/ Interview 2/10
jeepbilly - Waitlisted w/ Interview 2/26

thesadmachine - Dinged 12/16
saby007 - Dinged 12/19
gixxer1000 - Dinged

tarunmalik - Submitted 11/23
traffix - Submitted 1/14
connecticket - Submitted
fall09 - Submitted 2/1


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Fall 2009 Admissions Application Essay Questions
Required Essays

Please define your short- and long-term goals and objectives, your career progression to date, and how an MBA fits in at this time. What makes the Texas MBA the perfect fit for you?
Limit: 900 words

The Texas MBA is built around four key pillars of leadership. Describe an experience that you have had that clearly demonstrates your leadership as it relates to one of our four pillars: 1) Responsibility/Integrity; 2) Knowledge/Understanding; 3) Collaborative/Communication; or 4) Worldview of Business and Society.
Limit: 650 words

At the McCombs School of Business, you will be part of an active and diverse community. How will you use your personal strengths and unique experiences to enrich the McCombs community during your two years in the program?
Limit: 500 words


Optional Essay
Please provide any additional information to the Admissions Committee that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that will ultimately be beneficial to the committee in considering your application.
Limit: 350 words


Deadlines:

November 1, 2008 First suggested deadline for all applications
February 1, 2009 Final deadline for all international applications; Second suggested deadline for domestic applications
April 1, 2009 Final deadline for all domestic applications
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 09:22
Bump as I changed this to a "calling all applicants" thread. Anyone else applying?
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2008, 10:06
Yeah, I think as of now Texas is my safety school. I feel bad writing that.
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2008, 10:01
I'm certain that I'll be applying to McCombs (Real Estate Finance), although I can't say that it's at the top of my wish list. I'm not sure that their program *exactly* fits my needs and professional interests.

That said, I've heard nothing but great things about Austin and UT and am looking forward to learning more about them!
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2008, 07:28
Anyone else applying R1?

Texas is one of my two safeties. Looks like a fine place to pursue a dual degree, but it doesn't fit all the items on my wishlist. On the other hand, I hear Austin rocks. And their application fee website doesn't take Visa? Seriously?
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2008, 21:23
I will be in for rd 1. Just finishing essays now
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2008, 01:23
I'll be applying in R1 too.

I just wanted to confirm with you guys about the application process.
The link for filling the online letters of recommendation will be sent to the recommenders only after we submit the application right? Or is there a way I can notify my recommenders before I submit the app (like it works with other schools)?

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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 07:58
Is the optional essay meant strictly to explain something? or can we write about an experience we had or some other creative essay??
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 20:22
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The recommendation form will not be sent out till you have submitted your application. This is similar to Emory's process. I did find a .pdf file though of the recommendation form. I sent it to my recommenders and told them to work on the recommendations using the pdf file and then once they receive the form via email, they can just copy and paste it.
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2008, 00:42
Gecko,

Thanks.

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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2008, 05:54
Submitted my app on Monday!

Kellogg, Chicago, McCombs all done. Rice still left then I'm done. I guess if I get bored during the winter I may submit a RD2 app somewhere as well. Never know!
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2008, 08:55
Does anyone know how strict McCombs is on word limits in its essays?

I know with some schools it seems OK to go over by up to 10%- is this the case with McCombs or is anything more than their stated maximum detrimental to your application?

Since we have to enter the essays into a text box rather than uploading them I feel like they may automatically count the words.
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2008, 23:23
has anyone received an interview call yet?
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 13:14
i just had my interview today - no tricky questions

1. why MBA, why mccombs
2. what qualities do you value in a leader, talk about leadership experience
3. frustrating experience at work
4. what will you contribute to mccombs
5. what are your strengths, weaknesses

couple other related questions ..interviewed by a 2nd year student - nice, relaxed interview
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 14:06
GT, when did you submit and how long did it take for you to go complete? When did you receive your interview invitation?
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 14:33
jb, i submitted on oct 31, I think my app went complete on nov 1st and received the invite on nov 4th...
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2008, 14:49
I guess I'm just an idiot because I can't even get my second recommender to submit. Also, they have not recieved my official transcript, which I sent last Monday. Oh well, I'll get it figured out.
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2008, 16:51
I got an interview invite on the 4th as well and will be interviewing next monday. I will give a recap as well.
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2008, 07:05
Got my interview invite at 6am this morning. Weird, huh? Not sure whether I'm going to do on campus or off.
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Re: Calling all Texas (McCombs) Fall '09 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2008, 08:32
jb32 wrote:
Got my interview invite at 6am this morning. Weird, huh? Not sure whether I'm going to do on campus or off.


6 am?
r u serious?

did u pick the time or it was given to u
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