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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2010, 16:20
What about UCLA's admitted students' average age being 28 in spite of the upper range hovering around early 40s.

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2010, 17:26
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I would definitely shoot for the full-time program if you want to change careers. I'm a 2009 FEMBA graduate, and most of us did not manage to change careers. It's true that we graduated during a bad year. However, the on-campus recruiting is heavily biased towards full-time students. Many employers had a definite preference for full-timers.

Are you in LA? As a FEMBA in San Diego, I missed out on many of the auxiliary benefits of being in an MBA program - student clubs, guest speakers, etc. You will only be able to do these if you live in LA and your schedule allows some flexibility to be on campus. I think the FEMBA admins try to minimize these disadvantages of the program.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 09:01
I am planning to apply in Round 1.

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 09:14
Although the FEMBAs were allowed to participate in the internship recruiting and the full-time recruiting, the recruiters themselves heavily favored the full-timers in this process.

I only applied to FEMBA, so can I ask - Are you allowed to apply to both programs, or apply round 1 for full-time, then switch to FEMBA later?
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 11:19
No and no. As far as I know, one cannot apply to both programs in the same year, and one cannot switch between application rounds from one program to another depending on the outcome, if I understand your questions correctly.

Anyone else want to chime in on my previous two posts?

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 14:49
Where are you actually located? The FEMBA admins also try to downplay the commute, but it's a huge time sink for people from out of town. I wouldn't do FEMBA unless you're in LA.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 15:14
Thanks for the input.

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 18:41
Hi Diego,

I was also in San Diego during the FEMBA program. There were about 10 of us in my class (2009) and I think only one or two people managed to make a career change. As I said, part of the problem was being in the "lost class" of 2009. However, most of us were not happy with the on-campus recruiting.

PM me if you'd like to talk. I can also put you in touch with some other recent FEMBA grads from SD.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2010, 21:46
FEMBA has all day Saturday class schedules so there's people flying in from NorCal or driving from San Diego (as I heard).
Also as diego77 wrote, you can only apply to FEMBA or Full-Time, not both.

Ultimately the FEMBA program (from what I'm hearing from alumni) is somewhat challenging to get involved in student activities as many clubs have meetings during the day. Networking events vary, but of course with the full time program, you'll be on campus more so more proximity to the happenings.

Personally I wouldn't be so worried about the age difference. Focus on what program is best for you and best aligns with your goals. You'll be spending the same amount on tuition! so make it worth it! ;)
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2010, 10:14
Leaning towards full-time MBA at this point.

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2010, 10:22
Diego777, I am in the same boat as you (very similar profile - age/Indian/top indian school, undergrad,gmat, etc). Based on my research, most ppl didnt think that my age would be a major disadvantage. Of course, some schools are less friendly than others.
Personally, I am only looking into FT options and am considering to apply to UCLA :) hope this provides some support!
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2010, 12:35
gogetter08,

It's good to know that age would not be a disadvantage based on the feedback you received.

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2010, 16:48
as young as you are :)
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2010, 16:43
Count me in for FEMBA 2011. I had been preparing to apply R1 For the past 3 months, but I've decided to give myself some more study time and will apply R2. Glad to meet you all!
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2010, 07:06
Hoping to apply for Round 1 but if I dont have application ready will move it to Round 2.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2010, 04:06
Seems like tuition will go up by quite a bit in the near future:

Ucla opts out of public funding
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d5745294-b9d9 ... ftcamp=rss

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 08:17
aiming for round 1

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2010, 03:58
Hey all!

Please count me for R2.

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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2010, 07:20
I'm planning on applying in r2.

Have any of you scheduled a visit for the 2010-2011 school year? I can only find a link for visiting in the prior school year, which doesn't help too much.
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Re: Calling All UCLA 2011 Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2010, 10:44
R1.

final editing essays

question, are admission decisions released on 1/15/11 or would you find out earlier than that ?
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