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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2012, 22:21
Sure thing. Well I love California, and would much rather spend 2 years in the Bay Area than Chicago. I actually plan to move there once I'm done with ucla. 2nd, Haas just had an amazing vibe, whereas Chicago seemed to be pretty dorky. 3rd, Haas seemed to be much more entrepreneurial in nature. 4th, it is a lot, lot harder to get into Haas because of the small class size, so it's much easier for ad com to build a cohesive (and thus, closer) class.

Of course, I'm biased as although I'm practically dinged from Haas, it would have been my top choice out of all the schools I applied to. :-D
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 00:55
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Sure thing. Well I love California, and would much rather spend 2 years in the Bay Area than Chicago. I actually plan to move there once I'm done with ucla. 2nd, Haas just had an amazing vibe, whereas Chicago seemed to be pretty dorky. 3rd, Haas seemed to be much more entrepreneurial in nature. 4th, it is a lot, lot harder to get into Haas because of the small class size, so it's much easier for ad com to build a cohesive (and thus, closer) class.

Of course, I'm biased as although I'm practically dinged from Haas, it would have been my top choice out of all the schools I applied to. :-D



Interesting! I definitely agree with you on the CA vs Chicago thing. Been in CA my whole life and sometimes I just worry if I'll freeze to death in Chicago haha. I agree on a lot of your points BUT I feel like I have to defend the Booth students and alumni I met, they definitely did not feel nerdy at all. Actually very welcoming and friendly, as if the Midwestern friendliness rubbed off on them haha.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 12:18
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We will have to agree to disagree. Booth may have a stronger applicant pool from the finance guys, but I doubt that's true across the board.

Chicago is alright, but nothing like a coastal city IMO. And the winters are awful.

I believe people, especially on GC, greatly exaggerate the differences between the top 15-20 schools. Agreed that H, S, and to a lesser extent W, are a cut above, but the rest are pretty interchangeable depending on the candidate's goals, living preference, and scholarship offers.

Then again, you are the guy who jerks it to brand name, so you would be the last person I'd take advice from! All due respect of course.

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 12:57
Sure if I was going for MC or finance, I would go with booth over those schools. If I like healthcare, I go fuqua. If I like hospitality management, I go Cornell.

B schools admissions is such a crapshoot. I've seen people get into hbs, but dinged from sloan. In at booth, rejected from stern. Granted these were not mc or finance people. I'm in finance, but don't want to go back. I have no interest in Mc. If i did, Anderson would not have been the best choice. You have to remember there are more options than mc or finance. Unfortunately many don't. I fully understand applicant pools, yield, and their effect on acceptance rates. It's not a very nice thing to say, but in my anecdotal experience, a lot of people attended booth/kellogg over others that may have been a better choice in hindsight because of their "M7" status. I know this is not the case for everyone who attends, so don't misinterpret what I'm saying.

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 14:56
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Sure if I was going for MC or finance, I would go with booth over those schools. If I like healthcare, I go fuqua. If I like hospitality management, I go Cornell.

B schools admissions is such a crapshoot. I've seen people get into hbs, but dinged from sloan. In at booth, rejected from stern. Granted these were not mc or finance people. I'm in finance, but don't want to go back. I have no interest in Mc. If i did, Anderson would not have been the best choice. You have to remember there are more options than mc or finance. Unfortunately many don't. I fully understand applicant pools, yield, and their effect on acceptance rates. It's not a very nice thing to say, but in my anecdotal experience, a lot of people attended booth/kellogg over others that may have been a better choice in hindsight because of their "M7" status. I know this is not the case for everyone who attends, so don't misinterpret what I'm saying.

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Fair enough. I agree with cheetah though that we don't want this thread to distract from the overall discussion of Haas. I just disagreed strongly with some of your assessment, but we just have to agree that there's multiple ways of looking at this.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 15:25
Any november round applicants hear about interviews?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 15:28
received invitation to interview yesterday. november applicant.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 16:53
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received invitation to interview yesterday. november applicant.


I thought Berkeley wasn't sending out invites through the "holiday closure" but I guess they are... :(
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 18:12
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Can someone kindly let me know which airport is more advisable to fly into if I am going to Haas campus ? I was invited to Super Saturday and trying to plan my trip. Also , if there's anyone who is attending and is willing to split a hotel room to mitigate costs should feel free to PM me.


Oakland is the easiest choice and it is often cheaper too. It's about 20 minutes to campus. If you do go through SFO you will be about an hour drive (more with traffic) from Berkeley.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2012, 23:08
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Can someone kindly let me know which airport is more advisable to fly into if I am going to Haas campus ? I was invited to Super Saturday and trying to plan my trip. Also anyone who is attending and is willing to split a hotel room , to mitigate costs, should feel free to PM me.


imo, oakland airport would be the most convenient. Not only would it be cheaper/faster to take the bart (subway system), SFO is notorious for delays. 9/10 of my flights have been delayed by 1hr+, especially if you are flying in past 5pm.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2012, 02:30
Thanks machichi and prorsum....I will go with OAK
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2012, 03:17
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received invitation to interview yesterday. november applicant.


that's a nice christmas gift.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2012, 06:26
Hi CAapplicant! Can you please tell me when did you receive the email saying that your file was complete to be reviewed by AdCom?
Thank you very much.

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 07:47
Congrats to everyone else who received Super Saturday invites!
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 08:49
Did all R2 Super Saturday invites go out already?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 11:43
Feb 21 seems so far.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 18:26
Did anyone get a confirmation e-mail after replaying in the affirmative for Super Saturday?
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 18:55
Do Super Saturday invites only go out to people in the US? Does anyone living overseas, i.e. Asia get Super Saturday invites?

Kingfalcon, may I ask if you got a Super Saturday invite? Or a separate interview invite? Also, when did you receive the e-mail that says your application is under review?

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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 19:12
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Do Super Saturday invites only go out to people in the US? Does anyone living overseas, i.e. Asia get Super Saturday invites?

Kingfalcon, may I ask if you got a Super Saturday invite? Or a separate interview invite? Also, when did you receive the e-mail that says your application is under review?

Appreciate your help.

Yes, it's a Super Saturday invitation. And it looks like I got the "complete" email about a week after submitting.
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Re: Haas (UC Berkeley) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2013, 20:49
Kingfalcon, you're a Manbeast. Congrats on all your interview invitations!! Best of luck going forward.
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