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Calling All Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 Applicants!

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Detailed Program Information: GMAT Club's Texas - McCombs School Guide

Fall 2012 Application Instructions

Round 1 Deadline: 10/24/2011 | Decision Date: Week of December 19, 2011
Round 2 Deadline: 12/5/2011 | Decision Date: Week of February 20, 2012
Round 3 Deadline: 1/23/2012 | Decision Date: Week of April 9, 2012
Round 4* Deadline: 3/26/2012 | Decision Date: Week of May 14, 2012
* Round 4 is for Domestic applicants only; Round 3 is the final round for International applicants.

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Essay 1: Describe how your professional and personal experiences have led you to pursue an MBA at this time. Please share with us your short and long term goals and why the Texas MBA at McCombs is the program best positioned to help you achieve them. Limit: 900 words

Essay 2: At the McCombs School of Business, we are proud to have an active and diverse student community. What do you consider to be your personal strengths and how have you leveraged them in the past to enrich your work and non-work communities? Limit: 500 words

Optional Essay 1: If your standardized test scores are low or if you have not had coursework in core business subjects (i.e. calculus, microeconomics, statistics, financial accounting), please tell us how you plan to prepare yourself for the quantitative rigor of the MBA curriculum. Limit: 200 words

Optional Essay 2: Please provide any additional information to the Admissions Committee that you believe is important and/or will address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the committee in considering your application. Limit: 200 words


Recommendation Questions (2 recommenders)
Section I - Questions for the Recommender
  • How do you know the applicant?
  • How long have you known the applicant?
  • LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL - Identify specific personal and professional qualities that demonstrate the leadership potential of the applicant and provide detailed examples to support your recommendations.
  • TEAMWORK - Share your observations of the applicant's ability to be an effective team member and provide detailed examples to support your recommendations.
  • AWARENESS - Through your relationship with the applicant, how open and willing has he/she been to solicit and accept feedback? In your experience, has the applicant been able to handle failures/setbacks in a constructive manner?
  • What weaknesses do you think could impact the applicant's future success?
Section II - Rating Scale
  • Leadership Potential
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Initiative/Motivation
  • Ethics/Integrity
  • Maturity
  • Analytical Skills
Section III - Overall Assessment
  • Please make any additional comments which you think will help in assessing the candidacy of the applicant
  • Please choose one of the following to express your overall assessment of this applicant: Exceptional Candidate (Top 2%), Excellent Candidate (Top 10%),Good Candidate (Top 25%),Average Candidate (Top 50%),Below Average.
Section IV - Upload Letter Option
The admissions committee prefers the online form for recommendations. Uploading a letter of recommendation here is optional. Please also complete the form and ratings above.

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TEXAS MBA - FULL-TIME PROGRAM EVENTS
DATE DAY CITY LOCATION EVENT NAME TIME (CST) REGISTER LINK
NOVEMBER
11/01 Tuesday San Francisco Courtyard by Marriott Downtown (299 Second Street) Texas MBA Roadshow 6:30-8:30pm Register
11/04 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register
11/10 - 11/11 Thu/Fri Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Womens Forum Two Day Event Register
11/10 Thursday Washington DC Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th Street NW) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
11/11 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register
11/12 Saturday NYC GLBT Hilton New York (1335 Avenue of the Americas) Inside the MBA Tour 10:00am-1:00pm Register
11/14 Monday Houston Hotel ZaZa (5701 Main Street) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
11/16 Wednesday Austin Sheraton Austin at the Capitol (701 East 11th Street) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
11/17 Thursday Dallas Hotel Palomar (5300 E. Mockingbird Lane) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
11/18 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register
11/21 Monday ONLINE ONLINE Admissions Chat 9am-10am Register
11/21 Monday ONLINE ONLINE Admissions Chat 12-1pm Register
DECEMBER
12/02 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Texas MBA Friday 8am-2pm Register
12/05 Monday New Orleans The Westin- Canal Place (100 Rue Iberville) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
12/07 Wednesday Miami Four Seasons Miami (1435 Brickwell Ave) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
JANUARY
01/05 Monday ONLINE ONLINE Admissions Chat 9am-10am Register
01/05 Monday ONLINE ONLINE Admissions Chat 12-1pm Register
01/10 Tuesday Boston Boston Marriott- Copley Place (110 Huntington Avenue) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
01/12 Thursday NYC The Westin at Times Square (270 West 43rd Street) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
01/17 Tuesday Los Angeles Hotel Palomar (10740 Wilshire Blvd) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
01/18 Wednesday Houston Renaissance Houston Greenway Plaza Hotel (6 Greenway Plaza East) Texas Tour Event 6:30-8:30pm Register
01/19 Thursday San Francisco JW Marriott Union Square Hotel (500 Post Street- corner of Post and Mason) Inside the MBA Tour 6:30-8:30pm Register
01/20 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Texas MBA Friday 8am-2pm Register
01/25 Wednesday Dallas The Park Cities Hilton (5954 Luther Lane) Texas Tour Event 6:30-8:30pm Register
01/26 Thursday Austin Austin Crowne Plaza (6121 NORTH IH 35) Texas Tour Event 6:30-8:30pm Register
01/27 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register
FEBRUARY
02/03 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register
02/10 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Texas MBA Friday 8am-2pm Register
02/24 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register
MARCH
03/23 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register
APRIL
04/06 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register
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MAY
05/04 Friday Austin On Campus - McCombs School of Business Info Session 1-2pm Register

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 03:47
I'm in for Mccomb

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 05:17
I'm in for R1. I wonder what caused them to dump the rolling admissions policy. Granted, from the 2011 thread, It sounds like they more or less dumped it last year.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2011, 08:16
In for Round 1
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 00:38
Guys, can you guys please share your profiles as well.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2011, 05:31
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2011, 06:44
In for round 1..would love to be back in Austin Fall 12. Top choice.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 21:31
Applying in R1, McCombs is my top choice.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2011, 06:13
In for round 1.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 10:21
I am applying to Round 1 as a reapplicant.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2011, 12:16
Not sure about R1/R2 and McCombs is not my first choice.

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 10:14
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 17:12
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2011, 17:31
Heads up, I saw the 2012 essay questions were posted last night.
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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2011, 22:42
Planning to apply for round 1 in McCombs

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Re: Calling all Texas - McCombs Fall 2012 applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Sep 2011, 06:35
This link is not working on the UT McCombs website :

http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/admissions/pdf/cover.pdf

I've mailed the folks at McCombs School, will update again when I hear from them.
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 02:25
Hey all,

How are you guys thinking about the second essay - the strengths analysis one? What do you think would be the best strategy here? Identify 2-3 strengths but only illustrate how you used that strength at work and a non-work setting, or identify 2-3 and illustrate how you used one strength at work and another at a non-work environment, or just identify 1 strength and illustrate how you used that at work and at a non-work setting?

Am I thinking about this essay in a convoluted way?!?!

Appreciate your thoughts!
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2011, 20:18
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How are you guys thinking about the second essay - the strengths analysis one? What do you think would be the best strategy here? Identify 2-3 strengths but only illustrate how you used that strength at work and a non-work setting, or identify 2-3 and illustrate how you used one strength at work and another at a non-work environment, or just identify 1 strength and illustrate how you used that at work and at a non-work setting?

Am I thinking about this essay in a convoluted way?!?!

Appreciate your thoughts!

I hate to be vague or unhelpful, but it's really up to you. You should write it in whatever way you feel best plays to your strengths that you can back up with specific examples. In my opinion the setting of your examples doesn't matter so much as the strength of them, as long as you use at least one of each.

Alright I'm going to stop helping the competition now. :-D
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Re: McCombs 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2011, 11:05
What do you guys think about the 2 required / 2 optional essays? Seems like a pretty strange format to me. In my other apps, I don't plan on utilizing the lone Optional Essay because I don't really have extenuating circumstances to address. However, in McCombs I almost feel obligated to do one of the optionals since there are two.

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