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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 10:54
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If you want to be in APAC and into finance, HKUST is clearly a winner....I guess, it's time for you listen to that little aviroop :lol: inside you....Best of luck!!!

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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 17:13
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Aviroop- Let me put it this way for you. You can get all the opportunities that you would from HKUST even from UCLA but not vice versa.

talk2vj- HKUST is a great school to break into finance in APAC but coming to APAC with a UCLA MBA will be a different ball game.

HKUST does have a strong presence in Asia but the salaries and profiles offered to HKUST graduates are not at par with what is offered to UCLA, Duke, Chicago, NYU etc.
If I get into Duke, NYU or Chicago- I would not even consider HKUST for these reasons.
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 18:10
karansingh22 wrote:
Aviroop- Let me put it this way for you. You can get all the opportunities that you would from HKUST even from UCLA but not vice versa.

talk2vj- HKUST is a great school to break into finance in APAC but coming to APAC with a UCLA MBA will be a different ball game.

HKUST does have a strong presence in Asia but the salaries and profiles offered to HKUST graduates are not at par with what is offered to UCLA, Duke, Chicago, NYU etc.
If I get into Duke, NYU or Chicago- I would not even consider HKUST for these reasons.


karan - good to know. Your take on this matter is quite true. The only challenge for me is that, post MBA (3 months after graduation), it will be quite difficult for me to come back to Asia and find a job as the market is well saturated and priority goes to the H/W/S guys. At least if I am in Asia already, I can find something through networking and hkust's career services. I spoke to UCLA alumni based in Asia and they told me that I have to put in extra effort to secure the Asian internship/job, which in these days is not a cake walk.

The other caveat is the $$. UCLA's expenses are a whopping 150K. The school told me I need to fork out 40K on my own. That is a boatload of money. I don't have that much so it means taking loans in India as well as USA. I will be spending a good 10 years of my life paying off loans, which will be a stiff burden.

In the long run UCLA can pay off more. It is an American degree, but then again, in the long run, the MBA degree pays off less while it is more of my experience, the people I know and what I do that matters.
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 18:27
I am sure you will make the right decision. 10 years to pay a $150k loan after you join financial services post MBA- Man you must be one spendthrift :)
Congrats again on all your admits.
PS: Do not let money stop you from being where you see yourself.
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 18:47
karan - long gone are the days when i could get a banking job and pay off a 150k loan in 2 years...and as an international student, the interest rates are much higher for me.

Update- sent my deposit to hkust.
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 01:26
Congrats again man!
I can imagine how difficult a decision it must have been for you.
Good Work!
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 02:11
Thanks man. It was difficult but I am looking forward to going to hk and work in Asia. Did u hear from the school?
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 15:37
Not yet. The activity should pick up now after the CNY.(hopefully)
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2012, 10:51
Hello Everyone.. This is Rajiv..Am a R1 applicant, recd. intw invite on 13th Jan and completed my interview yesterday..

Now the wait begins...

ATB to all R1 & R2 applicants who are waiting for their respective results..
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2012, 17:12
Hi Rajiv- Could you please share your profile with us? Thanks
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 00:05
Sure -

Bachelors and Masters in Biomedical Engg

7.5 yrs of Asia Pac exp. in Sales, Pre Sales and Project Management in healthcare/Pharma
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 00:20
Any idea how many admits for R1 till now..
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 03:50
i would say 1/3 of the class has been admitted, judging by the activity on the admitted students facebook group
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 03:59
Got an interview invite today. R2 applicant, submitted on 15 Dec.
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Post MBA: Finance(Investment research)

Interview after 10 days. Any tips for the interview, please? What should I focus on?

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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 04:48
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i would say 1/3 of the class has been admitted, judging by the activity on the admitted students facebook group


Do you have a link to this group?
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jan 2012, 08:11
hugebananaballs wrote:
aviroop wrote:
i would say 1/3 of the class has been admitted, judging by the activity on the admitted students facebook group


Do you have a link to this group?


you are sent a link to the group once you are admitted following which adcom adds you to the group.
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2012, 16:54
hello, I submitted my app on the 15th of Dec and haven't heard anything. Am getting more and more skeptical about getting a call now.
Anymore more R2 calls lately ?
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2012, 20:26
I too am losing all hope and patience now!
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2012, 01:31
Wait is killing:-)
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Re: HKUST 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2012, 00:06
Hi guys
I've just been contacted, but not in the ways I'v expected : it was not an ding nor a interview invitation, but a reminder about the fact that i still have the toefl score to submit -_-'

(I'm from R2)
Any news from others R2 ?
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