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 [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2007, 08:42
sperinko wrote:
Got my first cut as well. My reviewer told me to rewrite one essay completely...urggh !

Planning to send the stuff to be sent via mail to them sometime next week.

uphillclimb wrote:
Ugh. Finally got a handle on Berkeley's main essays, but am struggling with the supplemental questions, specifically the extracurricular activities listing. My most recent job has been at a startup - we just closed our first fund, and I haven't had time to breathe in the past couple of years, let alone do a ton of volunteer work or run for office or anything. I feel incredibly lame right now.


http://sivaofperinkolam.blogspot.com

Yep. Got another set back from my reviewer...aaaaaalmoooost done with the main ones, but one short answer I have to dive into again. Bloody tired of this. Going to go now and hold the hand of one of my reco. people as he posts his reco online...
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 03:39
Looks like some Haas interview invites are out as per BW. Then again, it might be for the EWMBA, it's kinda hard to determine from the thread.

http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=73565
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 23:33
2 All:

If you want me to read your essays and give some feedback, feel free to drop em to gmat[at]zone.com.ua . I got in somehow, so I believe I have some basic understanding of how to write essays. :)

No promises though, it's quite hectic these days so there might be a delay.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2007, 23:35
thanks for the offer braindancer! It's great to see the 07-ers come back and help out!

I already submitted my R1 app, so hopefully I can get in too and be your school mate next year. I wonder if I sat in any of your classes during my visits, haha. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 00:27
Do you remember the date and the class you visited? That's be funny :)
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 08:26
I went to an OB class when the director of Orpheus orchestra was there. I think I was in the group with a girl named Jen and a Brit guy who asks very pointed questions.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 09:52
I don't even remember this case, I've probably skipped it :)))
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 13:55
There is an interview invite reported on BW. Apparently, it's for Super Saturday and the applicant is from the Bay Area.

http://forums.businessweek.com/n/pfx/fo ... &tid=73620
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 16:47
Hrm... that makes no sense. The admissions director (Pete Johnson) said clearly that they try NOT to invite people who are local to the area to Super Saturday, as they want to save the space for people who otherwise have not visited Haas yet from outside the area. He also said most of the local people (maybe even SoCal) will be interviewed off-campus by alums.

Something sounds fishy about that.
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 17:05
Kryzak, that's exactly what I thought. Maybe this guy defines Bay Area differently from the Berkeley Adcoms. I just hope I get my invite soon!! :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 17:17
yeah, it's probably some exception.

Man, they said it's Day 3 of interview invites, I hope I get one Friday!
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 [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2007, 17:28
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Man, they said it's Day 3 of interview invites, I hope I get one Friday!


Me too. I'll be very sad if Haas snubs me completely.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 16:23
are we suppose to send in the transcript before we submit the application???
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 16:54
yeah, I think the transcripts need to be in by the application deadline, unlike other schools that let you scan in the transcript first and mail the hard copy later.

Still no invite... anyone?
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 18:43
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Still no invite... anyone?


Nope, sigh.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2007, 19:26
No invite for me, either.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 15:52
Submitted!!! Uphillclimb throws her hat in the ring for R2...
Let the obsessing begin...
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Me Too [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 16:35
I'm applying in R2 also. Will be submitting soon (obviously). Good luck to all! :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 18:06
good luck y'all!
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2007, 18:30
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good luck y'all!

Thanks Kryzak...I hear that Berkeley is reeeeeaaaaallly slow with the interview invites - apparently they aren't just BSing when they talk about the time they take to review the applications...so I bet yours is on the way!
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