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# Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  02 Dec 2011, 14:27
Still no invite. Everyday I am getting more disheartened. I know interview invites go on for a few more weeks, but I'm starting to feel that sinking feeling since everyone I know personally that applied already received invites. Well, atleast there is still a little hope to cling on too.

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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  02 Dec 2011, 17:09
mbahopeful2012haas wrote:
Still no invite. Everyday I am getting more disheartened. I know interview invites go on for a few more weeks, but I'm starting to feel that sinking feeling since everyone I know personally that applied already received invites. Well, atleast there is still a little hope to cling on too.

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yes, there is!
After all, 'Hope' is the only thing that can help us survive this tensed journey!
so, still too early to loose hope~
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  05 Dec 2011, 09:18
Hi Haas applicants! FYI if you're applying to Haas through the Consortium Graduate Study in Management (CGSM), hop over to the Consortium 2012 Forum and Update Your Profile to reflect that you are applying through the Consortium.

It's simple. Just select your school as "Consortium, the", then indicate which specific institution(s) you'll be applying to and the Consortium round you'll be applying in. You can do all of this easily through the handy 'Add to Your Schools' link on the front page of the Consortium 2012 Forum.

We have a special analytics specifically for those candidates applying via Consortium and lots of useful tips for your application and assessment of your candidacy.

Cheers!
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  05 Dec 2011, 16:31
Got an interview invite today! I had written off any chance at a Haas interview weeks ago.

My stats: F/770/3.9/3 year WE in Venture Capital

I know they say that on and off campus interviews are given equal weight, but do you think it will reflect badly to do an off-campus interview if I live in LA (only a 1 hour flight to Berkeley)? I can't get out of a full day of work on such short notice at this time of year.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  06 Dec 2011, 07:43
R1 interview completed - off-campus as I live overseas - just wondering based on previous years: is it possible to hear back well before the early Jan notification date if it's good news? Cheers!
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  06 Dec 2011, 08:15
Hi idcx11, congratulations on finishing the interview phase!

Can you say how was it? What did they ask you, was it a regular interview like you expected, or were they unique questions? Did they go over your CV, essays, etc.

Any information you can give on the interview would be great

Thanks!
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  07 Dec 2011, 09:04
blg529 wrote:
Got an interview invite today! I had written off any chance at a Haas interview weeks ago.

My stats: F/770/3.9/3 year WE in Venture Capital

I know they say that on and off campus interviews are given equal weight, but do you think it will reflect badly to do an off-campus interview if I live in LA (only a 1 hour flight to Berkeley)? I can't get out of a full day of work on such short notice at this time of year.

Hi, blg529. First of all... Congrats! Second, can you let us know when you received the email saying your application was ready for review?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  07 Dec 2011, 10:54
Just received an interview invite! I was already giving up hope. F/730/5 yr WE in ib and corp fin./reapplicant
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  07 Dec 2011, 11:03
Interviewed on campus. My format was a little different.

Submitted App for R1 EWMBA.

Im a reapplicant and was invited last time too. This time i was not asked Why MBA, why Haas,

I was not asked What my most Significant achievement was.

I thought those two were a no brainer!
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  07 Dec 2011, 16:13
Ouch Berkeley, play with my heart.

Just got an email from Berkeley MBA, excited I scan over to the subject line, "Meet current Haas students in your city." Big let down, was hoping for the invite.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  07 Dec 2011, 16:23
Balc, same here! I got very excited, and then just felt a huge letdown. Oh well, I guess I will still go, but it will be awfully awkward if I haven't been invited for an interview by then. Lets hope I can talk to them about interview strategies with an official invite rather than just showing up as a wannabe.
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Ouch Berkeley, play with my heart.

Just got an email from Berkeley MBA, excited I scan over to the subject line, "Meet current Haas students in your city." Big let down, was hoping for the invite.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  08 Dec 2011, 08:26
nov79 wrote:
Hi idcx11, congratulations on finishing the interview phase!

Can you say how was it? What did they ask you, was it a regular interview like you expected, or were they unique questions? Did they go over your CV, essays, etc.

Any information you can give on the interview would be great

Thanks!

Mostly expected - cv, specific experiences on my cv, why bschool, why haas, etc. Asked him a lot of questions at the end as well. Honestly it was a pretty relaxed, enjoyable conversation, at least by interview standards! Nothing on essays by the way - I don't think Haas interviewers get to see them, only cvs.
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  08 Dec 2011, 12:54
idcx11 wrote:
nov79 wrote:
Hi idcx11, congratulations on finishing the interview phase!

Can you say how was it? What did they ask you, was it a regular interview like you expected, or were they unique questions? Did they go over your CV, essays, etc.

Any information you can give on the interview would be great

Thanks!

Mostly expected - cv, specific experiences on my cv, why bschool, why haas, etc. Asked him a lot of questions at the end as well. Honestly it was a pretty relaxed, enjoyable conversation, at least by interview standards! Nothing on essays by the way - I don't think Haas interviewers get to see them, only cvs.

Yeah I saw somewhere that it's a closed interview where interviewers only have access to your resume and none other.. I did my research before the interview and it seemed like Haas interviewers would likely probe into the details on your work experiences and your roles and achievements, etc etc but it was fairly standard..
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  08 Dec 2011, 13:05
taffy97 wrote:
idcx11 wrote:
nov79 wrote:
Hi idcx11, congratulations on finishing the interview phase!

Can you say how was it? What did they ask you, was it a regular interview like you expected, or were they unique questions? Did they go over your CV, essays, etc.

Any information you can give on the interview would be great

Thanks!

Mostly expected - cv, specific experiences on my cv, why bschool, why haas, etc. Asked him a lot of questions at the end as well. Honestly it was a pretty relaxed, enjoyable conversation, at least by interview standards! Nothing on essays by the way - I don't think Haas interviewers get to see them, only cvs.

Yeah I saw somewhere that it's a closed interview where interviewers only have access to your resume and none other.. I did my research before the interview and it seemed like Haas interviewers would likely probe into the details on your work experiences and your roles and achievements, etc etc but it was fairly standard..

But I suppose if you interview with adcom, they will be familiar with your entire profile...
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  08 Dec 2011, 16:14
I am a R1 EWMBA applicant as well. I have my interview coming up in the 2nd week of December. Any interview experiences to share?

findprithvi wrote:
mbafall2011 wrote:
Any EWMBA folks here?

Just applied in R1, Reapplicant from R3 last year.

Yes .. i am in the same pool .... applied in R1 ... reapplicant from Fall 2011 R3
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  09 Dec 2011, 10:31
Had my interview today. Though it was generally quite informal, it was clear that the alumni had a certain script in mind when asking questions. Apart from typical things (why MBA, why Haas) he asked some behavioral questions: what was a hard feedback you received? where did you go wrong in your job? etc.
At the end of the interview he even asked me to show my ID

So it's fingers crossed for me now - good luck to everyone still waiting!

Btw, does anyone know if Haas releases decisions only at the decisions date, or can do it earlier?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  09 Dec 2011, 16:27
I did my interview a week ago and I haven't received any notification from either the AdCom or my interviewer that my interview report is submitted or hence my interview process is complete.
Is this normal or should I contact the AdCom to make sure I'm done with the process?
My application status hasn't changed and still says that I'm invited to interview...
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  09 Dec 2011, 21:59
Did any indian applicants in the R1 phase receive interview invite?
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  13 Dec 2011, 12:42
taffy97 wrote:
I did my interview a week ago and I haven't received any notification from either the AdCom or my interviewer that my interview report is submitted or hence my interview process is complete.
Is this normal or should I contact the AdCom to make sure I'm done with the process?
My application status hasn't changed and still says that I'm invited to interview...

No update in mine either. I understand they take a while to update the AdCom (at least that occured when I sent a new copy of my transcripts that showed incomplete for ilegibility).
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Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink]  14 Dec 2011, 17:32
im R1 and still haven't gotten an interview invite...with the Booth ding and the Kellogg Waitlist im starting to worry....I at least hope I get into UCLA if not Berkeley.

god this waaaiiiittting is excruciating
Re: Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 14 Dec 2011, 17:32

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