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Calling Haas(Berkeley) Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 09 Jun 2014, 13:53

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Current Student :- Packet82 - Class of 2016 (EWMBA)


GPA, GMAT, Application Essays, Interview, Work Experience, and Extra Curricular. If you asked to arrange these parameters in the order of their importance at Haas– what would it be?

Packet82:- (1) Work Experience (2) Interview and Essays (3) GPA and GMAT
Extra Curricular is a bit of a wild card. It really depends on the specific applicant.



What advantage, if any, is there in applying in a specific round over another?

Packet82:- If you come from a common background, it's better to apply in round 1. However, Haas tends to admit most of the EWMBA class in round 2 and will waitlist the bulk of the R1 applicants until R2 is done. So, if you have a strong background and have a lot of competition, it's probably better to do earlier. Past that though, it doesn't really matter. Just try to get it in by R2. R3 & 4 tend to be much more competitive as most of the spots have been filled.



Are the on-campus and off-campus interviews treated equally or there is any preference to one over other?

Packet82:- Haas officially only does on campus unless there's an extenuating circumstance. I ended up doing mine via skype and got in anyways. If you can, make the trek down to Haas for the interview.



Do you recommend a school visit? Is it a must?

Packet82:- Not a must, but I'd highly recommend it. Haas is a very different place from other b-schools I've visited. Admissions really only wants to admit people that fit in to the mold of the type of leader Haas is trying to educate. So, visit the school and get a feel for it ahead of time. See if it's a good fit for you.



How important is the school visit for an applicant?? Does that really play any role in strengthening application?

Packet82:- It makes for some added color. No one is going to record that someone came in for a class visit or not, but it can definitely help you with ideas for your essays.



Can you comment on the Employment process of the school? What support do students get from Career Services dept, peers, and alumni? Which companies (and from which sectors) generally recruit in the school? How strong school’s alumni network is?

Packet82:- In the Bay Area, it's mostly tech companies and a lot of startups. All the other usual suspects that show up to other top 10 programs also show up to Haas.



Which student clubs or groups are in the school? What social and philanthropic opportunities and opportunities to get involved in leadership roles one can get in these groups?

Packet82:- The full list of clubs is available here: https://haas.campusgroups.com/club_signup



Is there anything related to Financial Aid worth a mention?

Packet82:- For part time students, there isn't much in the way of financial aid other than loans. There are a few token need based scholarships (I don't know anyone that has received this), and one small grant for people living outside of the bay area, but that's about it. Many people have some sort of sponsorship from their company though.



Can you think of a few good and bad reasons for applicants to reach out to current students? Eps. Before submitting an application?

Packet82:- If you want to find out some more information about what it's like to attend the school, great. Don't ask current students information that can easily be found on the website or things like what specific books they used for classes.

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Why MBA? 8 Reasons that Go Beyond the Obvious
Like many people who consider going to b-school, you may want an MBA to advance your career. To change roles or work in an entirely new field. To build leadership skills and gain expertise in new areas. To land your dream job or launch your own venture.

All excellent reasons to get an MBA.

But at Haas, we believe there’s a lot more to business school than your first post-MBA job title—which brings us to, 8 reasons to get an MBA that go beyond the obvious:

1. Reinvent yourself. This is the place to spend some time figuring out what you're good at - and to surprise yourself by discovering that you don't even know yet what some of those things might be.  In business school, you'll find opportunities to get some feedback (even to solicit it) - aggressively.  To be inquisitive and learn from what others do and how they got there.

2. Chew on some really big issues. When was the last time you spent 120 minutes discussing globalization or technological innovation? Opportunities to become a subject matter expert in new (and important) areas occur in b-school daily. Make that hourly.

3. Make friends with a few CEOs. The intensity of b-school forges lifelong friendships—with people who are clearly going places. Of course, this means nothing unless you actually like these future CEOs, so as part of your b-school evaluation process, it's important to make sure that you do.  

4. Get unabashed access to business leaders. You’d be surprised how often top executives take time out to share their wisdom with MBA students. (This could be you one day, and we hope you’ll do the same.) When business leaders come to campus, it presents a great opportunity to learn how leading executives handle leadership challenges.  This is b-school as the backstage pass.

5. Gain inside perspective on global cultures. When will you have another five-week winter vacation? That b-school semester break represents travel to the home countries of your classmates and the opportunity to gain insights, both business and cultural, and even to catch a little R & R. Believe us, you will have earned it!

6. Fail without getting fired. While business school prepares you for the real world, it isn’t the real world—you won’t lose your job if you take a risk, even make a mistake. This makes it the optimal time to take on new leadership roles, try classes that seem challenging, and to step outside your comfort zone.

7. Tackle business problems for big organizations, and be taken seriously. B-school will give you a chance to consult for world-renowned firms on real-life business problems. How do we expand into an emerging market? Which competitor should we acquire? How should we price our new product? Yup, you will help firms answer these questions—and feel (almost) ready to do so (See #6).

8. Feel awesome, almost all the time. Seriously. Most MBAs will tell you that business school was the best two years of their life. That’s a pretty bold statement, but speaks to the potential of this experience you’re considering. So, reflect on what is most important to you in a program, and go for it.

There you have it – 8 reasons to go to business school that go beyond the obvious. Want a look at just how awesome it can be? Take a look at the Haas Class of 2014 MBA experience in 3 minutes - this could be you!

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Re: Calling Haas(Berkeley) Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2014, 08:00
FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Learn, Play and Win with Full-time MBA Admissions on Facebook!
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Yup, we're on Facebook!


Did you know that the Full-time MBA Admissions Office is on Facebook?! Check us out -- maybe even "like" us -- and stay in-the-know on admissions events, updates and insights for the fall 2015 application season.

This summer we will be launching a series of contests via Facebook.  Our hope is to encourage you to learn more about Haas and reflect on your journey to business school -- while having fun!

Next Monday, June 30, we launch the first Facebook Contest with a focus on getting to know the nuts and bolts of Haas - academics, culture, student life, careers, location and more!  Friday trivia questions will test your knowledge of the Berkeley MBA and 4 lucky winners will get an exclusive chance to talk with two of our student leaders.  This is a great chance to get the inside scoop from a student -- great material for your essays!  This first contest runs through Friday, July 25.

Check out the Facebook Page on Monday, June 30 for details!

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Comparing Business Schools? Meet Berkeley-Haas
Perhaps your business school journey began with a nagging sense that there must be something more to the 9-to-5. Something more stimulating, more rewarding. Something with more passion and ownership.

So you decide to get an MBA. It will open doors--to leadership, opportunity, and change. And now, you begin the process of weighing what seems like a staggering number of options for b-school.

How will you choose? 

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These could be the best two years of your life, if chosen wisely – so thorough research is imperative. 

You’ve probably already realized that a number of top MBA programs are well positioned to help you to advance your career, start a business, or pursue a dream. We’d like to tell you a bit about what differentiates the Berkeley MBA from other top-tier programs:

A Location with Innovation in its DNA
When Berkeley MBA students organize a conference on digital media (as they do every year), 600+ people turn out, including top industry speakers such as Facebook CIO Tim Campos and Box CEO Aaron Levie.

That’s because the Berkeley MBA Program’s Bay Area location puts you at the heart of the global technology industry, the birthplace of venture capital, a growing hub for cleantech and biotech, and the center of the U.S. wine market. This is b-school as the backstage pass.

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Lyft CEO Logan Green and Andreessen Horowitz Partner Michael Copeland address the student-run >play Digital Media Conference

Katie Benintende, MBA 15, describes this as “learning the tech ecosystem from the best seat in the house,” since students get to hear from speakers such as Indiegogo Co-Founder and alumna Danae Ringelmann at orientation, Autodesk CEO Carl Bass in a class on intrapreneurship, and Novartis CEO and Dean’s Speaker Joe Jimenez (A Haas alum). Our location creates opportunities as well for some meaty competitions and challenges.

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Berkeley MBA 14 students compete in the Bosch Robotic Challenge

And then there’s UC Berkeley, one of the world’s top universities and a name that opens doors around the globe. Behind that name you’ll find top-ranked graduate programs (the Berkeley MBA among them) to tap for cross-disciplinary classes and colleagues.

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Team an MBA student with a mechanical engineer and you bring new clean technology to market

A Class Size that Yields a Student-Driven Experience
Yes, it’s who you know. But it’s also how well you know them. Each full-time Berkeley MBA class is made up of 240 accomplished yet attitude-free individuals (see Culture below)—and you get well acquainted in surprisingly short order.

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Bonding starts with orientation, or “Week Zero”

Being smaller than most other top MBA programs means we offer students the opportunity to form stronger bonds, to take leadership roles, and to receive greater personal attention from faculty and from career advisors.

It also means that Berkeley MBA students make things happen. They organize industry conferences, exploring topics from digital media to healthcare and business in Latin America.

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Co-Chairs Stephanie Curran and Lauren Fernandez, both MBA 14, applied design thinking to the 2014 Women in Leadership Conference

They plan global treks for their classmates over semester break, taking them to sip tea with the vice president of Taiwan, tour a Toyota plant in Japan, meet the mayor of Jerusalem, and study innovation in a closed economy in Cuba.

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More than 60 classmates and partners joined Moulay Driss Belkebir Mrani, MBA 15, on a visit to his home country of Morocco, one of many student-led treks for the class of 2014.

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The five Berkeley MBA students who guided 55 travelers through Israel wanted their guests to experience of the “reality” of the country, based on personal experience and not on perception.

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Traveling with your Berkeley MBA classmates over semester break (here, in South America) requires no leap of faith

A Culture that forges Innovative Leaders and Lifelong Friendships
Here at Berkeley-Haas, we focus on developing innovative leaders—who know how to put new ideas to work, and to do so responsibly. These leaders hone their skills not just through classroom learning, but through our four Defining Principles, a set of values shared by the Berkeley-Haas community: Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, and Beyond Yourself. 

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Question the Status Quo, one of four Berkeley-Haas Defining Principles

It makes all the difference to study with professors who request feedback on their teaching, to be in a classroom with fellow students willing to ask questions, to be part of a project team whose members don’t hesitate to share their expertise (or study notes) with others.

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Students go beyond themselves on a public service day  during orientation

And our alumni—the ones who work in consulting and in finance, in marketing and in strategy, the ones who have launched that cool startup—

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Tube Mogul co-founders, Brett Wilson and John Hughes, both MBA 2007 from Haas, took first place in Haas’ business plan competition while students

—they become part of your Haas family, too. Steeped in the same values you hold, they are the kinds of people who will take your call. In any given year, over 500 alumni support the job search for current MBAs.

So, that’s a little about us (OK, more than a little). Now we’d love hear about you. What’s your background?  Where are you headed?  What are your interests? We hope you’ll take the time to tell us—and be sure to let us know how we can help.

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Ladies and gentlemen, the essays for Haas are out.

http://mba.haas.berkeley.edu/admissions/essays.html

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Our Top 5 Suggestions for Getting to Know the Full-time Berkeley MBA
Right about now, your head is probably full of MBA buzzwords, like value proposition. Like innovative leadership. Like “FOMO.” What the heck is FOMO? Keep reading to find out!

As you embark on this exploration of MBA programs, a lot of things will become clear: Which school feels like the best fit. How to get really, really good at writing essays. And just what these MBA buzzwords mean exactly.

What you’re really doing, of course, is figuring out your future—the career options that most excite you, and which MBA program will get you where you want to go.

Welcome to this exciting time—when the possibilities seem endless, and possibly a bit overwhelming. We’d like to make the process easier; may we present our top 5 suggestions for getting to know our Full-time MBA Program:

1. Say hello in person

Admissions is coming to a city near you – join us! You’ll be rewarded with tips on the application process and insights from our students and alumni on what differentiates the Berkeley MBA. A calendar of global events, happening June through October, is being updated frequently. Join us for information sessions, MBA fairs, diversity events, and more. Check back often and register early.

 2. Take a trip to Berkeley

Spend a half-day with us on campus. Take in a class, connect with students, hear from admissions, and generally get a feel for life as a Berkeley MBA student. This is the best way to experience our distinctive culture. Campus visits are offered Monday to Thursday during the school year. Register in advance to secure your spot.

3. Meet us online, live

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you, virtually that is. Be on the lookout for online chats about the application process and webinars delivered by students and faculty. Timing not good for you? We’ll post chat transcripts and webinar recordings shortly afterward. Or, browse our library of existing podcasts, including insights from Executive Director, Stephanie Fujii and Dean of School, Rich Lyons. On Facebook? So are we. Check out our admissions page where we share tips, answer FAQs and host contests – with cool prizes!

4. Get the inside scoop from students

You’ve got questions, they’ve got answers! Our Haas Student Ambassadors – the student arm of the admissions office —are eager to share their experiences with you. Email your questions to hsa@haas.berkeley.edu and they’ll get back to you within 48 hours. Also check out our video FAQs, with student responses to hot topics about the Berkeley MBA experience.

5. Browse at your leisure

Our website should probably be the first stop on your journey. Learn about our general management curriculum and applied learning opportunities. Explore our career resources and recent employment reports. Review our class profile and meet students from various backgrounds. And of course, browse the admission criteria and get started on your application!

We hope this helps you get started on your journey to learning about the Full-time MBA program at Haas. Bottom line, we hope you reach out and talk to us during this process. Tell us your story - we want to get to you know!  In addition to all the resources above, you can always reach us at mbaadm@haas.berkeley.edu or at . We hope our paths cross in the near future!

PS: “FOMO” is fear-of-missing-out, something it’s easy to feel in the MBA Program, with so many opportunities available at any given time. The good news—whatever you explore in your time as a student will broaden and enrich you in a meaningful way.

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Ready to get the Haas party started!!! :-D

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #1
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This week we launched our first Full-time MBA Facebook Contest of the season, centered around learning more about Haas academics, culture, location and career opportunities.  The focus this week was on academics at Haas, and every day we posted a couple useful facts and resources to help you learn more about the academic strengths of our program -- faculty, experiential learning, areas of emphasis and more.

Since we know not all of our candidates have access to Facebook, we are reposting the Facebook Contest trivia question here on our blog.  Trivia responses to this question must be received by Sunday, July 6 at 11:59pm PT. Future Facebook Contest Updates will be made on Friday, July 11, 18 and 25.

Academics@Haas Trivia Question:

Haas students can take advantage of the greater UC Berkeley campus resources by taking classes through other departments and colleges such as Berkeley Law and the School of Public Health. What is the maximum number of units students can take outside of Haas and receive elective credit for?

 

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Re: Calling Haas(Berkeley) Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2014, 09:28
Haas looks amazing, and what a great location! Excited to be applying this year!
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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #2
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This week our Full-time MBA Facebook Contest trivia focused on location.  Our Bay Area location puts you at the heart of the global technology industry, the birthplace of venture capital, a growing hub for cleantech and biotech, and the center of the U.S. wine market. This is b-school as the backstage pass! Our proximity to leading firms means that business executives become a part of your MBA experience - as guest speakers in a class, recruiters for jobs, panelists at a conference or judges in a competition.

Trivia responses this week must be received by Sunday, July 13 at 11:59pm PT. Future Facebook Contest Updates will be made on Friday, July 18 and 25.

Location@Haas Trivia Question:

Haas is continuously working to improve the student experience. In 2013 we opened a new 2,700-sq.-ft. classroom with movable walls allowing for a modern, collaborative and interactive learning experience. What is the name of this new room?

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Hey Everyone!

Hope everyone's essays are coming along nicely (you should at least start if you haven't already!!!).

I compiled all the essay analyses (from experts/consultants). A LOT OF good information is out there on how you should approach the essay questions.

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This week our Full-time MBA Facebook Contest trivia focused on students and culture.  We covered topics such as how to find housing in Berkeley, coming to the Bay Area with a partner, taking leadership roles in student organizations and of course examples of our Defining Principles in action.  Check out a video FAQ that includes responses from current students as well as profiles of current students and how Haas is helping them accelerate their career.

Trivia responses this week must be received by Sunday, July 20 at 11:59pm PT. The final Facebook Contest Update for this contest will be made on Friday, July 25.

Students@Haas Trivia Question:

Haas students participate in numerous case competitions each year. One of these projects involved the development of biofuels from tobacco. What was the name of this project?

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Full-time MBA Facebook Contest - Trivia Question #4
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This week our Full-time MBA Facebook Contest trivia focused on career resources and opportunities at Haas.  Learn more about careers at Haas and other opportunities to develop your professional skills through case and business plan competitions, student led conferences and clubs.

Trivia responses this week must be received by Sunday, July 27 at 11:59pm PT. 

Careers@Haas Trivia Question:

Dozens of prominent companies hire graduating Haas MBA students each year. What are 3 of our top hiring companies from our Class of 2013?

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Application Do's & Don'ts from the Full-time MBA Admissions Team
“What can I do to increase my chances of getting into Haas?”

Ah, the million dollar question!  Unfortunately, there is no formula for the business school application.  A high GPA does not guarantee acceptance, just as a weak GMAT does not mean denial.  It’s a holistic process – we promise.

What does holistic mean in this context?  It means we’re looking for the complete package.  We want to know you’re academically ready for the rigor of our program.  We hope to see work experience marked by impact, progression and leadership.  We’re impressed by well-articulated career goals that tap into Haas resources.  We seek evidence of community involvement and cultural fit.

We know that sounds a bit nebulous, but the good news is it’s up for interpretation -- there’s no right answer.

In lieu of offering you a prescription for acceptance, we’ll gladly share a small collection of application “do’s and don’ts” from the Full-time MBA admissions team.  

    Do your homework.  Engage with students, attend an event, visit campus or join us online. Get first-hand insights into life as a Berkeley MBA student and be more authentic in your responses.Don’t procrastinate.  Give your recommenders at least six weeks, and yourself eight to ten (at a minimum!).  The application is a marathon, not a sprint.   Do fill in the blanks.  Have a gap in your resume?  Underperform one semester of undergrad?  Don’t have a direct supervisor writing a recommendation?  Use the space provided to tell us why.  Admissions officers have wild imaginations, and we’d rather you fill in the blanks for us.Do show self-awareness.  Is your quant prep not up to par? GMAT below our range? Enroll in a Calculus or Statistics course and/or retake the GMAT.  Don’t wait for admissions to ask you to do it, because we won’t.   Do take initiative.  Have a question?  Check our website first.  We love your inquiries, but appreciate it when you ask thoughtful questions versus things that can be found online.Do show passion.  We love Haas and we want to know you do too. Do answer the questions asked.  We ask our questions, our way, for a reason.  If the other MBA programs to which you’re applying didn’t ask the exact question we did, then don’t copy/paste essays. Same goes for the optional essay.  Steer clear of repurposing essays.Do ask for help.  Turn to a good friend for feedback on your essays.  Have them answer two questions about your essays: 1. Does this sound like me?  2. What question do you think I was answering?  If you don't like what you hear, revise.Do mark your calendar.  Our application deadlines, notification dates and deposit deadlines are posted online. These are firm deadlines.  Familiarize yourself with the comparable deadlines at other programs to which you've applied and plan ahead.Don’t expect an exception.  See above re: firm deadlines.  We don’t grant deposit extensions. We only consider deferrals for medical reasons or military deployment, period, Don’t forget to proofread.  Every year we read compelling applications that go south because the applicant left in mention of another program -- I can't wait to join the Haas community in New York.  Yikes!  Please proofread and don't give us reason to doubt your attention to detail.Do enjoy the process.  When the going gets tough, step back and remember the investment you're making in your future.  We promise, business is worth the time and effort!  
Good luck, really.  We hope to hear your story in one of our application rounds: October 1, January 7 or March 11.

The Berkeley MBA Admissions team

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Re: Calling Haas(Berkeley) Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2014, 12:00
FROM Haas Admissions Blog: 8 Not-So-Hidden Advantages of Part-Time MBA Programs
When it comes to getting an MBA, there are many questions to answer, starting with the most basic, why do it at all?

 

Knowing why should give you some insights into when, where, and what kind of program is right for you. Full-time? Part-time? Online? The kind where you send in a check and get an embossed “diploma” back in the mail? (Just kidding.)

 

Here are some things a part-time or executive program allows you to do that may help you decide if this is the best way for you to get an MBA:

 

1.      Keep your foot on the gas careerwise. Your career stays in gear, while you’re revving up the engine to make your next move. Plus, you’re sure to meet classmates who can help you accelerate your growth.

 

2.      Get outside your comfort zone. Use the curriculum to explore subjects you would never encounter on the job. Take a risk. Take on a leadership role. Experiment without getting fired! Take time to examine where you’ve been and where you’re going. You might find a new passion.

 

3.      Recharge your batteries. If you’ve been in your current position a while, taking some time to reflect and meet people outside your industry may be just the catalyst you need.

 

4.      Learn it and use it. People in part-time and executive MBA programs have this great laboratory to try out what they’ve learned in class. It’s called the workplace. When you can apply a lesson immediately—you’ve really made it your own.

 

5.      Compete for something other than a promotion or a new job. Business plan and startup competitions stretch your skills, test your endurance, and might even help you launch the next big thing.

 

6.      Invest in yourself—and others will too. Getting an MBA says something about you to your colleagues, your boss, even your boss’s boss. It says that you’re someone who is taking charge of your career, realizing your potential, shaping and sharpening your skills. And it says it before you’ve even finished the program.

 

7.      Explode your network. Where else will you find people from such diverse backgrounds, with such accomplished careers all in one place? And they’re all there to do the same thing: to learn from, engage with, and help each other. That goes for your classmates, the faculty, the alumni, and all of the other people working and studying on your campus.

 

8.      Be a sponge. Being in a part-time program, you realize pretty quickly just how much you can soak up without drowning: job, school, even a personal life. It’s not that time or space expand. It’s that you discover what you can accomplish with a supportive network of family, friends, and classmates.

 

There you are—eight ways to thinking about an MBA that might just help you decide which kind of program will take you where you want to go.

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Re: Calling Haas(Berkeley) Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2014, 13:00
FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Enter the Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Play & Win!
The Full-time MBA Application for Berkeley-Haas awaits you.  Need a nudge to get started? 

How about an exclusive opportunity to chat with Haas’ Executive Director of Admissions?  Or a leather Haas pad folio, perfect for showcasing your shiny new resume!

Starting today, you can earn a chance to win these prizes by entering The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge.

How does it work?  We have outlined a suggested timeline for completing different elements of the application.  Each week, for the next five weeks, we will reward you for completion of those elements.  Whether you're applying in Round 1, 2 or 3 we hope you'll get started today.

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Enter the Application Countdown Challenge for Week 1, and start planning ahead for Week 2!

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Re: Calling Haas(Berkeley) Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 23 Aug 2014, 22:16
Any reason why most of the threads have spelled 'applicants' as applicnts?

Doesn't go well with the reputation of gmatclub if it is unintentional. :|
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Re: Calling Haas(Berkeley) Applicants(2015 Intake) Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2014, 06:00
FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Full-time MBA Application Countdown Challenge - Week 2
Last week we announced The Berkeley MBA Application Countdown Challenge, a fun way to help you start your Haas application and continue to make progress week after week.  

How does it work?  We have outlined a suggested timeline for completing different elements of the application.  Each week we will reward you for completion of those elements.  You could win an exclusive opportunity to chat with the Executive Director of Admissions or a leather Haas pad folio.  Week 2 of our challenge encourages you to complete the Education section of the application for a chance to win!

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Enter the Application Countdown Challenge for Week 2!  Once you have completed the Education section of the application, provide the required information in the below form.

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