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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 20:04
My UCLA app wasnt the weakest one but it wasnt my strongest one either.
Agreed with Toploader that the questions left very little room for us to talk about life outside work. Considering that the number of applicants esp from the US are increasing big time this year, international applicants lime me have got a slimmer chance. Anyway, Congrats to those accepted and wish those who waitin for the decision date best of luck. Cheers.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 20:14
yeah, the UCLA essays aren't the best at bringing out who you are. That's why I wrote the optional essay to talk about what I do outside of work.

Sorry again to hear about the ding... good luck with the other schools!!!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 04:44
Too bad to hear that. Which other schools are you waiting on ?
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dang, if all ya'll with strong profiles getting dinged, then looking pretty bad for me...

Well, I don't know how strong my profile really is. I'm an old (31 at matriculation) white guy with a low undergrad GPA. I've got some very unique international work experience which everybody seems impressed by, and I tied that in with my "why and MBA" essay, but perhaps not well enough. Frankly, a 720 GMAT (Q48/V41) isn't as impressive as it would have been just a year or two ago.

I did feel that UCLA was my weakest app as the essays afforded very little room to talk about who I am outside of work (that background essay was almost useless). Let's hope I shine through on the others.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 05:42
R2 UCLA folks .........did you get the confirmation mail yet???
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 07:15
I'm going for Round 3. I know I'm late, and I've read all the chatter about how tough it is this year, with applications way up, but I'm going to go for it anyway. Will shoot to get it in a few weeks ahead of of the official deadline - perhaps that will help my case? Have been corresponding w/a first year there re: media opportunities, and she seems smart as a whip and loves it, etc. I took a look at my lineup - Haas, Columbia, Wharton and Stanford - and I think I'd better spread some love around to some other schools...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 07:38
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R2 UCLA folks .........did you get the confirmation mail yet???



I haven't heard anything back from UCLA.. (Rd2).. I think they match up all your info and send you an email (2nd -3rd week).. telling you that they have recieved everything. I didn't apply till the last day (Jan 2nd - i think I should hear back by early next week) I hope so..
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 07:41
PS: Did any of you go to the diversity weekend?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 09:16
UCLA is handing out R1 decisions already?????

This is strange... means I am headed for a ding anyways...
oh welll I am gonna take my pitchfork and march to the Westwood campus.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 10:27
No word from adcom about R2 yet.

I thought I had a fighting chance this year but based on the feedback I've seen so far...it ain't looking good.

Didn't go to diversity weekend...how was that? Any other events coming up?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 02:07
Is it today, isn't it?

If so: All the best!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 08:25
i got a confirmation with a 12 digit code
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 09:55
WAITLISTED AGAIN...
frigging unbelievable..
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 10:19
Sorry Avi!! How many waitlists do you have by now? I am sure at least one of them will materialize for you.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 10:34
applied to 4 schools in R1,
1 ding, 3 waitlist

someone should crown me as the waitlist king!!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 10:37
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WAITLISTED AGAIN...
frigging unbelievable..

Avi. That stinks. More work for you, now, but I am quite confident that you will be accepted off of one or more of your waitlists.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 10:42
Guys, thanks for the vote of support... Waitlist stinks.. but I have realized my main weak point

limited work experience... this is my number 1 weak point which is making me go W/L..
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 10:43
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Sorry Avi!! How many waitlists do you have by now? I am sure at least one of them will materialize for you.

Sorry dude. I am sure you will get into at least one of those 3 schools. There is a huge probability that you will have the last laugh when all those 3 WLs get converted into admits..
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 10:43
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applied to 4 schools in R1,
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someone should crown me as the waitlist king!!


I hope you get into GSB so that we have our Chicago Hub.
Sorry for that, it really sucks , but cheer up man, do as Helg did: We can do it!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 10:45
yeah man.. 3 WL's does blow.. But chin up!! - Go out drinking for all the effort you've put in the apps.. It will work out!!
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2008, 10:46
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Guys, thanks for the vote of support... Waitlist stinks.. but I have realized my main weak point

limited work experience... this is my number 1 weak point which is making me go W/L..



Better to have too little work experience than too much. At least if thats the cause you know another year or two your chances will be better than they are now not worse.
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