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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2011, 13:17
Targeting 2012 FT MBA. Good luck all!
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2011, 15:07
For those interested in the FEMBA program @ Anderson I would highly recommend attending the Open House this Saturday. In addition, if you're local to UCLA and thinking of the full-time program or on the fence between the two, I would also recommend checking on the open house this Saturday. The FEMBA program is one of the top ranked in the nation and does cater to career shifters, explorers and enhancers.

I have quite a few classmates who were originally planning on applying to the full-time program, but after some changes in career goals, opted for the FEMBA program.

Also on another note, the FEMBA program does have a full out dedicated career coaching staff just for FEMBAs.

Here's a bit more info on the event:
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x24270.xml
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2011, 21:17
I am in for R1
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2011, 05:45
What’s the dealio with the activities section on the app asking for “phone number/ website” of the organizations you were involved in? Website I get, but phone number?
I mean, do they actually call to verify? I’ve been out of college for 6 years; some of those activities were 8 years ago. There’s no way anyone left there knows me and they certainly don’t keep records. So what gives with them asking for phone numbers???
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2011, 05:55
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2011, 08:50
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What’s the dealio with the activities section on the app asking for “phone number/ website” of the organizations you were involved in? Website I get, but phone number?
I mean, do they actually call to verify? I’ve been out of college for 6 years; some of those activities were 8 years ago. There’s no way anyone left there knows me and they certainly don’t keep records. So what gives with them asking for phone numbers???


As far as I can tell, those fields are optional.. so I "opted" not to provide that info for the same reasons as you pointed out
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2011, 13:35
Anybody go to the FEMBA Preview Day this weekend?

I thought it was a great event. Definitely more secure with my choice to do FEMBA over a FTMBA.
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2011, 03:02
Hi guys.
I would like to adress the question to current and perspectie students at UCLA.

WHY UCLA?

What are your post-MBA goals?
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 18:03
The application asks a lot of questions about what admissions events you have attended. Anyone know if your answers affect your changes of admission or if they are just for institutional research purposes? I live in LA so I'm worried it will look really bad that I haven't gone to any events (working 70 hours a week, applying to business school, and planning a wedding simultaneously didn't leave much room to go to info sessions).
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 19:44
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The application asks a lot of questions about what admissions events you have attended. Anyone know if your answers affect your changes of admission or if they are just for institutional research purposes? I live in LA so I'm worried it will look really bad that I haven't gone to any events (working 70 hours a week, applying to business school, and planning a wedding simultaneously didn't leave much room to go to info sessions).


It's hard to make a guarantee since the admission process is such a black box but I don't think it'll impact your chances.

You really want to visit the campus before applying though. You are going to spend next 2 years of your life and you should do some due diligence before making that choice.
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 20:16
blg529 wrote:
The application asks a lot of questions about what admissions events you have attended. Anyone know if your answers affect your changes of admission or if they are just for institutional research purposes? I live in LA so I'm worried it will look really bad that I haven't gone to any events (working 70 hours a week, applying to business school, and planning a wedding simultaneously didn't leave much room to go to info se ssions).

I don't think they put much stock into this answer. O th.nk it is mainly for data collection purposes like gauging how successful an MBA event in a certain place is. Sure it shows u are interested in the program but there may be other reasons that prevent potential candidates from attending. So don't worry about it.

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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 20:33
The essay questions at the beginning of this thread are not correct; they are basically asking the same thing but worded differently. They should be:

What events or people have had the greatest influence in shaping your character and why? (750 words maximum)

What are your short-term and long-term career goals, and how will an MBA from UCLA Anderson specifically help you achieve these goals? (750 words maximum)

Just wanted to point this out in case anybody was going off of what I think are the wording of the essays from last year.

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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 23:10
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The application asks a lot of questions about what admissions events you have attended. Anyone know if your answers affect your changes of admission or if they are just for institutional research purposes? I live in LA so I'm worried it will look really bad that I haven't gone to any events (working 70 hours a week, applying to business school, and planning a wedding simultaneously didn't leave much room to go to info sessions).


You are a customer. Most of us forget about it.
I would think of admissions events as of marketing events. Rephrase it as "before you had bought your car how many marketing events of our company did you visit?" they care about how the admissions events are interesting/effective and can reach candidates like you.
So I think there is no obligaton to visit all marketing events before you buy something. It may be different for business school, but you have a good excuse and a sexy GMAT score.
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2011, 09:57
In for R1. Q: In Essay 1 is it required to address more than one event or people who influence you (since it asks for what events or people..) Any thoughts about the same?
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2011, 01:19
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In for R1. Q: In Essay 1 is it required to address more than one event or people who influence you (since it asks for what events or people..) Any thoughts about the same?


I just gave my $ .02 somewhere else.. pasting the same below..

Of course.

Last years question was: What event or life experience has had the greatest influence in shaping your character and why? (750 words)

So clearly, at that time, they wanted to you to just pick a single most pivotal instance in your life and elaborate on it. My guess is that since people had 750 words to talk about just one instance, they would've probably over elaborated in most cases. that's why Anderson, this year has changed its question so that applicants include multiple instances that have shaped them..

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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 13:48
Is it off topic to discuss as one of my stories the events that led to my ah-ha moment of deciding which non-profit area I am passionate about...or are they literally only wanting stories about how I developed personality traits? Thanks!
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 14:03
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Is it off topic to discuss as one of my stories the events that led to my ah-ha moment of deciding which non-profit area I am passionate about...or are they literally only wanting stories about how I developed personality traits? Thanks!


Perhaps you can talk about how to developed your passion for non-profit and tie that in?

The question is a tough one I think as most of your "character building" is done throughout childhood and teenage years.. There are probably fewer instances in which you can shape your character in your adult life..
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 16:24
So I could use that story to explain how that event took my generalised interest in non-profit (giving school and University examples) and gave me a specific cause i'm passionate about? I'm just a bit worried that that isn't really my character...this is a really confusing question! I don't have any stories of how I got the personality I do, or no good ones at least!
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 19:22
I was hoping to submit my application today but noticed several discrepancies between the online application and the application print proof. My GMAT score, for example, was not included anywhere in the print proof. Did anyone else have a similar experience?
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Re: UCLA Anderson 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2011, 19:29
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I was hoping to submit my application today but noticed several discrepancies between the online application and the application print proof. My GMAT score, for example, was not included anywhere in the print proof. Did anyone else have a similar experience?


My application was missing a few things also but when I checked the actual application everything was there. I still submitted mine. We will see what happens....
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