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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 14:16
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WLers : What is your strategy now?

Wait for April 29th, start preparing for the stats waiver, send in some additional recos etc?

Or

Wait for April 29th, but start thinking about R1 for 2013- may be retaking the GMAT? etc?


What happens on April 29th?
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 14:25
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Interview Questions

Why MBA?
Why Haas EWMBA?
Tell me about yourself
Walk me through your resume (5 minutes)
What are your 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses?
Talk about/Give examples of Haas Values/Defining Principles?
What is your greatest achievement?
What brings you greatest joy?
What are you plans after the MBA?
How will you contribute to the program? How would you fit into the UC Berkeley Community? What will you being to Haas? What can students learn from you?
How would you add value outside the classroom?
How will you manage the commute to the Bay Area?
What would you change in your company if you were the CEO? What bothers you most in the workplace?
What is your leadership style?
What is the most important part of leadership?
Describe some leadership experiences? Greatest leadership experience?
Explain a circumstance when you had to convince someone to support your idea. What would you do where people need are opposed to your idea and you are running out of time?
Tell me about a tough time you had with a team (difficult team experience)?
Give a good example of teamwork
Tell us about a failure?
Any questions for me?
Chitchat about current affairs


They asked you all of these questions? Every other interview report i've seen has said they got 5 or 6 questions total.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 14:26
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Interview Questions

Why MBA?
Why Haas EWMBA?
Tell me about yourself
Walk me through your resume (5 minutes)
What are your 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses?
Talk about/Give examples of Haas Values/Defining Principles?
What is your greatest achievement?
What brings you greatest joy?
What are you plans after the MBA?
How will you contribute to the program? How would you fit into the UC Berkeley Community? What will you being to Haas? What can students learn from you?
How would you add value outside the classroom?
How will you manage the commute to the Bay Area?
What would you change in your company if you were the CEO? What bothers you most in the workplace?
What is your leadership style?
What is the most important part of leadership?
Describe some leadership experiences? Greatest leadership experience?
Explain a circumstance when you had to convince someone to support your idea. What would you do where people need are opposed to your idea and you are running out of time?
Tell me about a tough time you had with a team (difficult team experience)?
Give a good example of teamwork
Tell us about a failure?
Any questions for me?
Chitchat about current affairs


They asked you all of these questions? Every other interview report i've seen has said they got 5 or 6 questions total.


Haven't had my interview as yet. Just compiling questions in preparation.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 21:26
I'm looking at the waiver exams for stats right now. They are during the middle of the day on a weekday. That is problematic for south bay people. I think all 4 dates are like that. Any thoughts? I really dont want to take a class, just because I cant miss the better part of a day of work...
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 21:27
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I'm looking at the waiver exams for stats right now. They are during the middle of the day on a weekday. That is problematic for south bay people. I think all 4 dates are like that. Any thoughts? I really dont want to take a class, just because I cant miss the better part of a day of work...


Will be flying in from out of town for a day to take the stat exam :)
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Apr 2012, 22:05
That is just terrible. Did you call Haas to talk to them? Maybe if there are a number of us asking for a Saturday date, they will give us one.

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CaliCpa wrote:
I'm looking at the waiver exams for stats right now. They are during the middle of the day on a weekday. That is problematic for south bay people. I think all 4 dates are like that. Any thoughts? I really dont want to take a class, just because I cant miss the better part of a day of work...


Will be flying in from out of town for a day to take the stat exam :)
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 09:12
On an unrelated topic. Quite interesting to see the EWMBA FB page grow...Current count is at 77 members/admits.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 09:14
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mbafall2011 wrote:
WLers : What is your strategy now?

Wait for April 29th, start preparing for the stats waiver, send in some additional recos etc?

Or

Wait for April 29th, but start thinking about R1 for 2013- may be retaking the GMAT? etc?


What happens on April 29th?


April 29th is just the date to submit additional materials. I guess we wont hear until June 1st 2012 which is the R3/R4 date.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 09:24
Just received an interview invite and I am stoked, this being my first invite and all.. Had applied on 15th March, so it took slightly more than 2 weeks. Best of luck to everyone else.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 12:04
For all those looking to complete the stats waiver, it will be much cheaper to do it from a local community college. For people in South Bay, there is DeAnza and Foothill College. I did mine at foothill College. The course was pretty easy going and I only had to go for 2.5 months and I paid around 200 in all for the course, book and parking. This is much cheaper if you are considering the UCB extension online course which costs around 800.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 14:37
R1 WLers- anyone submitting any additional info since being placed on WL again? I am wondering if a 4th recommendation will add any value. Thoughts?
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 17:45
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R1 WLers- anyone submitting any additional info since being placed on WL again? I am wondering if a 4th recommendation will add any value. Thoughts?


I'd consider another area of the application to discuss rather than submitting a fourth recommendation. If you do submit a fourth recommendation, is there anything that person can say that hasn't already been mentioned by your other recommenders?
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 19:05
Does anyone know from previous years, have WLers from R1 and R2 been admitted to the program before R3/R4 result deadline? In 2-3 weeks, they will find out how many people are accepting their admission so in theory we shouldn't have to wait for positive news past April.

On the other hand, if it is a ding they could drag it all the way till August. I don't think the chat after R1 helped too much, im hoping this time around it is different. I don't have any substantial new material to submit that will enhance my app.

I did not see too many dings in R1 or R2 so i assume most of those not admitted are in the WL.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Apr 2012, 20:14
It seems that DeAnza and Foothill only have the math class and not the stats class.

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For all those looking to complete the stats waiver, it will be much cheaper to do it from a local community college. For people in South Bay, there is DeAnza and Foothill College. I did mine at foothill College. The course was pretty easy going and I only had to go for 2.5 months and I paid around 200 in all for the course, book and parking. This is much cheaper if you are considering the UCB extension online course which costs around 800.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 10:23
DeAnza does have the stats class - it's listed as Math 10.

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It seems that DeAnza and Foothill only have the math class and not the stats class.

may2012 wrote:
For all those looking to complete the stats waiver, it will be much cheaper to do it from a local community college. For people in South Bay, there is DeAnza and Foothill College. I did mine at foothill College. The course was pretty easy going and I only had to go for 2.5 months and I paid around 200 in all for the course, book and parking. This is much cheaper if you are considering the UCB extension online course which costs around 800.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 10:29
Btw, if you're planning on enrolling, you better hurry because the spring quarter begins next week.

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DeAnza does have the stats class - it's listed as Math 10.

CaliCpa wrote:
It seems that DeAnza and Foothill only have the math class and not the stats class.

may2012 wrote:
For all those looking to complete the stats waiver, it will be much cheaper to do it from a local community college. For people in South Bay, there is DeAnza and Foothill College. I did mine at foothill College. The course was pretty easy going and I only had to go for 2.5 months and I paid around 200 in all for the course, book and parking. This is much cheaper if you are considering the UCB extension online course which costs around 800.
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 14:39
did anyone receive an email from haas regarding a special course over the next month or so that covers stats pre-req? I don't live in bay area but if you can afford $1000, i think it should take care of prereq
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2012, 14:55
It's an intensive course from around 9 to 5 or 6 on Sat for 6 weeks. I'm not sure even osmosis works towards the end of the second half of the day. :) But it is only a pass/fail course.

An online version is also being offered in June, probably more for final rounders.

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did anyone receive an email from haas regarding a special course over the next month or so that covers stats pre-req? I don't live in bay area but if you can afford $1000, i think it should take care of prereq
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2012, 09:57
Just got the intw invite! Thanks everyone for keeping up the spirits on this awesome forum!
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Re: Haas EWMBA 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2012, 12:21
Looks like Haas has a very long wait list. There were 57 waitlisters in the chat today including 5 from Adcom. so at least 52. I wonder there could be as many as 80 - 100 waitlist applicants just after R2 :(.

Looks like chances are minimal
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