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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 09:15
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 10:19
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I'm antsy...any tip for this interview?....already have two admits but would really like to get into Anderson

From all the chatter on this thread, Clear Admit Wiki, and BW, what I've gathered is that you REALLY need to know "Why Anderson", because UCLA, as good as it is, is often used as a backup school for people who are applying to other elites. Other than that, it seems like any other B-School interview. Know why you need an MBA at this point in your career, be clear about why Anderson fits your particular needs so well, and then be prepared to throw in how you personally will contribute to the Anderson community. At least, this is what I've gleaned, and what I will be doing in my interview.

And if you already have two admits, it sounds like you may already know what you're doing! :-D


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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 10:46
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I'm antsy...any tip for this interview?....already have two admits but would really like to get into Anderson


Chon - found this on January '08 chat transcript w/UCLA Director of Admissions...

LydiaHeymanAnderson (Jan 24, 2008 1:57:48 PM)
Tips for those invited to interview: Do your homework! Know that resume. Know the school. Be able to articulate why it is that you want to be here at UCLA. Show some passion and enthusiasm.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2008, 20:17
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I'm antsy...any tip for this interview?....already have two admits but would really like to get into Anderson


Chon - found this on January '08 chat transcript w/UCLA Director of Admissions...

LydiaHeymanAnderson (Jan 24, 2008 1:57:48 PM)
Tips for those invited to interview: Do your homework! Know that resume. Know the school. Be able to articulate why it is that you want to be here at UCLA. Show some passion and enthusiasm.

very helpful...I plan to lay all my cards on the table for this interview :shock:

when are you going up for yours? i'm there the week of the 26th...
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2008, 06:13
Me too! I am flying in on the night of the 22nd into Burbank, rather than LAX (flying JetBlue is ever so much nicer than flying coach on the other major airlines), and I have my interview at 11:30 AM on the 23rd. I signed up for an 8:30 AM class in Entrepreneurship - figure the professor won't mind terribly if I have to skip out early for my interview. After my interview, I'm meeting someone from the Arts and Media Club to chat for a bit, and then I plan to stroll around campus and poke my head into buildings, using Kryzak's tips listed earlier on this thread as my guide.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2008, 07:26
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Me too! I am flying in on the night of the 22nd into Burbank, rather than LAX (flying JetBlue is ever so much nicer than flying coach on the other major airlines), and I have my interview at 11:30 AM on the 23rd. I signed up for an 8:30 AM class in Entrepreneurship - figure the professor won't mind terribly if I have to skip out early for my interview. After my interview, I'm meeting someone from the Arts and Media Club to chat for a bit, and then I plan to stroll around campus and poke my head into buildings, using Kryzak's tips listed earlier on this thread as my guide.

How about you?


Aww damn...I come in the night of the 23rd into LAX (and I def. agree on JetBlue being so much nicer)...My interview is on the 24th at 3. I also have a class that day in the morning..then I plan to stroll around campus up until my interview.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2008, 08:17
Well shoot. I fly out of Burbank on the redeye back to NYC at 9:00 PM on the 23rd. Well best of luck to you - hopefully we both will be heading to sunny LA in the fall! 8-)
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2008, 13:27
WTF - UCLA sends me my admit email today. How am I supposed to attend A-days(tomorrow, Sunday and Monday)? :roll:
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2008, 13:31
CONGRATULATIONS NC...knew you would make it! Any $$ involved?
Now then...Ross or UCLA? I know things would've changed with the latest deveopments...

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2008, 11:35
NC, that was definitely one of the most "unconventional" responses I've seen from someone who got into a top 15 school. :P

but CONGRATS! Just try to make the Sunday A-Days (today), the rest is not that useful.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2008, 21:39
lol, didn't mean to sound ungrateful about my admit. I just came home from AA after having a fantastic time at GBR. Frankly, the UCLA email just kind of distracted me from the festivities by giving me something to think about. :?

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NC, that was definitely one of the most "unconventional" responses I've seen from someone who got into a top 15 school. :P

but CONGRATS! Just try to make the Sunday A-Days (today), the rest is not that useful.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2008, 21:56
congrats again NC on the $$! Tough decision ahead eh?
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2008, 21:58
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2008, 05:48
NC, congratulations on both the admit and the $$! So...which is it going to be? :lol:
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2008, 09:58
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UCLA Anderson Applicants Status Updated - 4/13/2008
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Kryzak - R1 - Accepted with $20K/year
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2008, 21:26
Ahem...That's an easy question. I am going to ...Ross...I mean Anderson...I mean Michigan...I mean CA. Clear as mud? :|

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2008, 08:43
Nice...couple that with the CA residency and it becomes a sizeable amount...i'd think.
Good luck with your decision.

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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2008, 08:47
that is true, since Ross charges $43K for out of state and UCLA charges $30K. That's a pretty big difference unless you get $23K/year from Ross.
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2008, 09:09
I hate to say it prasad, since I'd rather see you at Ross with us, but I don't think I could give up the money and location advantages of UCLA if I were you. It isn't like you are choosing between Ross and say UCSB (or some cali school with a little known MBA program).
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Re: Calling UCLA Fall 2008 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2008, 09:10
But, what about rent and cost of living in the LA area. For a 2 bed apartment, I suspect it will be in the range of $1700+ whereas in AA, it will be half that rent. Over a period of 2 years, AA's cost of living pretty much evens out the tuition advantage. Is there anyone with a different opinion?

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that is true, since Ross charges $43K for out of state and UCLA charges $30K. That's a pretty big difference unless you get $23K/year from Ross.
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