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Un#$#%% belieavble......  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics Author Message TAGS: Director Joined: 03 Mar 2007 Posts: 981 Location: Hong Kong Concentration: Finance, Economics Schools: HKUST MBA - Class of 2014 GMAT 1: 740 Q48 V44 GPA: 3.2 WE: Consulting (Consulting) Followers: 10 Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 8 Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  20 Apr 2008, 00:46
ok guys,
this has to be the strangest year......

i just came back from S E Asia with many a strange story.....

Now I am sitting in Chicago having a few beers with my friends and surfing online to buy my plane ticket for NYC...
I opened hotmail after 2 weeks.. and was about to delete my junk email....when I see an invite for interview from UCLA......

So I am about to move to NYC.. I got some job interviews with some companies in IB... I just opened my own business (dont ask dont tell).... .all my stuff is in storage.... this is after the post MBA denial phase..

So what do I do?

Do I tell UCLA to stuff it and sod off and reapply to schools in 2009 or take the chance and do the interview,albeit an off campus one...

This is after my GSB ding, my cornell ding, my cbs W/L and my total lack of interest in doing an MBA in 2008... especially with the job market and me starting to dabble in some interesting stuff (movies and motorcycles)

and how do i explain to them why i am in NYC and why I cant give them my original transcripts coz the documents are lying in a public storage in hollywood.....
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Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink] 20 Apr 2008, 01:39 Haha this is great news avi - life works in mysterious ways. Take this opportunity !!! Founder Affiliations: AS - Gold, UA - Silver, HH-Diamond Joined: 04 Dec 2002 Posts: 12743 Location: United States (WA) GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42 GPA: 3.5 WE: Information Technology (Hospitality and Tourism) Followers: 2635 Kudos [?]: 12496 [0], given: 3832 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  20 Apr 2008, 02:39
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Do you want UCLA though? Seems to be low on your spectrum of schools. Does not look like you have much to lose, which means to me that you will come off strong and confident. I'm sure they will take you, but do you want it?
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Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink] 20 Apr 2008, 08:23 Avi, I would do the interview. You applied to Anderson for a reason and unless your goals to get into IB have changed, no reason for you to look down on this opportunity. If you attend the interview and get in, then you will still have the option of turning them down later. Manager Joined: 27 Mar 2008 Posts: 99 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  20 Apr 2008, 12:50
I would say go for it. You have nothing to lose but an hour of your time. If they accept you, you have an extra option. If not, then you've lost nothing.
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Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink] 20 Apr 2008, 17:23 I say go for it also. Slightly cheesy, but as Eminem had said: You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow This opportunity comes once in a lifetime some people wish they were in your shoes. and besides, you dont want that 'what if' feeling. Director Joined: 18 Dec 2007 Posts: 983 Location: Hong Kong Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 133 [0], given: 10 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  20 Apr 2008, 17:28
Avi, did my friends e-mail you?
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Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink] 20 Apr 2008, 23:57 Avi, you're in Chicago???? I just came back from there today! Anyway, will visit you in NYC this summer. We need to chat bud! As for UCLA, TAKE IT. No "what ifs", remember? Take it, see where it goes, and then decide if you do get in. If you don't, you'll never know what the possibilities would have been. _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 VP Joined: 09 Jan 2007 Posts: 1045 Location: New York, NY Schools: Chicago Booth Class of 2010 Followers: 10 Kudos [?]: 157 [0], given: 3 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  21 Apr 2008, 00:52
Avi, I would do the interview.

You applied to Anderson for a reason and unless your goals to get into IB have changed, no reason for you to look down on this opportunity. If you attend the interview and get in, then you will still have the option of turning them down later.

I second nc. Go for it, why have applied in the first place?

Besides a couple of hundred US$, you have nothing to loose. _________________ Rhyme´s guide to interviewing http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t55030 Kwam's Profile 111-t57360 SVP Joined: 01 Nov 2006 Posts: 1855 Schools: The Duke MBA, Class of 2009 Followers: 16 Kudos [?]: 181 [0], given: 2 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  21 Apr 2008, 11:32
DO it!

DO it!

For finance, UCLA is a great option.

And if you change your mind, you can write THEM a snooty ding letter !!
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Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink] 21 Apr 2008, 11:49 ...what they said. Senior Manager Joined: 26 Jul 2007 Posts: 371 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  21 Apr 2008, 11:55
Don't live with regrets Avi. Dooooooo it.
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Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink] 22 Apr 2008, 09:03 thank u guys... i applied for an off campus interview... emailed ucla and let them know to schedule me an interview at nyc..... anybody did an off campus interview?? GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 03 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 67 Kudos [?]: 358 [0], given: 14 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  22 Apr 2008, 09:05
Hi Avi,

Good for you!

I did an off-campus interview. My transcript can be found either in the UCLA thread or in my profile thread.

Log onto Yahoo or give me a call if you need help, we need to catch up!
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Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink] 22 Apr 2008, 12:01 hey avi...great news...I did mine on-campus...a detailed transcript if required can be found on the UCLA thread... Also call them to let them know of your transcript situation. Is your cell number the same...? Good Luck and let us know how things go... aviroop wrote: thank u guys... i applied for an off campus interview... emailed ucla and let them know to schedule me an interview at nyc..... anybody did an off campus interview?? Current Student Joined: 22 Apr 2007 Posts: 1097 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  22 Apr 2008, 21:04
This is brilliant news, avi! And you made the right decision.

All the best for the interview.
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Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink] 22 Apr 2008, 21:49 Good luck! _________________ MBA Blog: University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management- http://unconventionalapplicant.blogspot.com/ Director Joined: 19 Mar 2007 Posts: 524 Followers: 2 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0 Re: Un#$#%% belieavble...... [#permalink]  22 Apr 2008, 22:14
Avi, for the sake of us, Gmatclubbers, just do it!