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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 09:22
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westsider, have you narrowed it down to just foster and vandi?

llmmll: what about u? have you gotten in anywhere yet?

i'm waiting on nyu, gtown, but love the idea of sticking around local...


Foster or Tuck. Will find out if I got into tuck in a couple of weeks. I have/will turn down vandy and UNC
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 10:03
Decided only to apply to foster to stay in seattle. Interviewed and waiting.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 10:35
nice. llmmll, you a R2'er?
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 10:41
sort of - R3 for UW, R2 for most schools.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 11:59
Me too. When did you interview at the U? Did you initiate it? (forgive all the questions).

I submitted my Foster application last week for the R3 deadline, but have not interviewed. The rest of my aps were in for R2.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 12:19
You can't initiate it. They will contact you for your interview
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 13:33
westsider is right about the interview. they emailed me with instructions on how to set up an interview. you must be invited. And, the deadline was january 15, so i don't think we are in the same round. you won't hear from them until a few weeks after the last deadline.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2008, 13:34
foster has four rounds this year for some reason, so you are R4 for foster
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2008, 06:13
Hey GMAT773,
I gather from ur posts that u in Foster at the moment. Can u tell us a little more bout Foster's strengths. From my research, I gather that International Business, Entreprneurship r 2 strong areas there. can u tell us a little bout wat u r specialisin in n also tell us as to wat classes or professors r really sought after at Foster. M lookin to specialise in Strategic Management with International Business. Can u suggest me who I shud talk to for course hadouts that the professors hv followed this year. Also wat r the chances of gettin scholarships in the next year given that i hv been offered a scholarship this year. Also shed some light on the criteria that second year scholarship awards r based on. Also if u can tell us somethin bout how Foster is rated by consulting firms n wat consultin firms r particularly active at Foster
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2008, 12:09
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I did mine on campus (of course, campus is a 20 minute bus ride from my Apartment AND my Workplace). If you haven't been to the campus/Seattle I would recommend interviewing on campus so you can check out the area. A couple of remarks:
-The interview will almost certainly be PAINFUL. I'd say this is the consensus(please correct me if anyone had a pleasant interview). I don't know that you will gain much by being here in person FOR THE INTERVIEW. If you are familiar with the area/campus, just do one over the phone. (Seriously, I have had phone interviews with people who speak English as a third language that were warmer and more human than my in-person interview).
-Seattle is BEAUTIFUL, and a great, vibrant, young city.
-The UW Campus is BEAUTIFUL. Great location too.
-Foster is ugly. Seriously. If it is important to you to have a new, comfortable building... think twice. They are starting on new buildings, but they wont be done for a couple of years. This means we get to deal with the noise, without getting to use them. (I know this sounds shallow, but some people have a real image of what they want B-school to be. Right down to the beautiful buildings many b-schools have - and that Foster WILL have in a couple of years)

In conclusion, if you are fmailiar with seattle/UW/Foster, just do a phone interview. If not, Come out in person. You deserve a nice vacation after doing all of that hard work on applications!


Could you please expand on how the interview was so painful? I would love to know all the questions that are asked during the interview so I can start mentally preparing myself. I plan on applying to UW this fall.

Also, could you share your GMAT score/GPA/employment history/etc.? It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2008, 12:44
Well, I just finished my interview on campus earlier this week. I got to the campus a few hours early so I could visit a few of the centers that they had. It was a great choice. I had the time to not only talk to a lot of the UW MBA staff, but several of them asked me the basic questions about why UW, why an MBA, what do I do now, etc. It was a great way to learn more about the program, my interviewer, and the career prospects after my MBA. The people that are there are more than happy to answer any question and were extremely nice and energetic. Overall I had a great interview experience.

As far as the actual interview, the interview was extremely nice and laid back. I think that the laid back attitude is one of the things that sets UW apart from most other business schools. But, back to the interview, I felt extremely prepared. To prepare I went to accepted.com and looked up previous interview questions that had been asked. I think about 50% of the questions were asked and by thinking about my personal answers ahead of time, I had the best interview possible. To help you out here is the list I compiled:

What is your biggest professional failure?
Assume you are interviewing for a position with a firm, and there are 9 other applicants who have recently received their MBAs. How would you convince the hiring manager to hire you?
Why an MBA? Why now? Why with UW?
What do you think our expectations are of UW MBA students?
What would you do if MBA program did not exist?
Describe a day of an MBA student
What has been your best experience with a team? Worst? Why?
Define Professionalism
Put yourself in the admissions seat, what is the weakest part of your application, and then argue why we should see through that.
Given that your work experience is slightly less than others, what do you think will be the determining factor for someone to hire you over other more experienced applicants with similar MBA degrees for a job after completion of your MBA degree?
Tell me about a leader that you admire, and what traits do you admire about him/her the most.
If there is no MBA, what is your plan?
What do you think your chosen companies will hire you instead of other candidates?
What is your weakness?
What can you contribute to our program?
How have you shown your leadership abilities?
What do you do for fun?

Hope this helps you out and anyone else that will be interviewing.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2008, 12:48
See, someone already that had a positive experience! Glad to hear it :-D
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2008, 13:41
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Well, I just finished my interview on campus earlier this week.


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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2008, 23:31
Well, I just finished my interview on campus earlier this week. I got to the campus a few hours early so I could visit a few of the centers that they had. It was a great choice. I had the time to not only talk to a lot of the UW MBA staff, but several of them asked me the basic questions about why UW, why an MBA, what do I do now, etc. It was a great way to learn more about the program, my interviewer, and the career prospects after my MBA. The people that are there are more than happy to answer any question and were extremely nice and energetic. Overall I had a great interview experience.

As far as the actual interview, the interview was extremely nice and laid back. I think that the laid back attitude is one of the things that sets UW apart from most other business schools. But, back to the interview, I felt extremely prepared. To prepare I went to accepted.com and looked up previous interview questions that had been asked. I think about 50% of the questions were asked and by thinking about my personal answers ahead of time, I had the best interview possible. To help you out here is the list I compiled:

What is your biggest professional failure?
Assume you are interviewing for a position with a firm, and there are 9 other applicants who have recently received their MBAs. How would you convince the hiring manager to hire you?
Why an MBA? Why now? Why with UW?
What do you think our expectations are of UW MBA students?
What would you do if MBA program did not exist?
Describe a day of an MBA student
What has been your best experience with a team? Worst? Why?
Define Professionalism
Put yourself in the admissions seat, what is the weakest part of your application, and then argue why we should see through that.
Given that your work experience is slightly less than others, what do you think will be the determining factor for someone to hire you over other more experienced applicants with similar MBA degrees for a job after completion of your MBA degree?
Tell me about a leader that you admire, and what traits do you admire about him/her the most.
If there is no MBA, what is your plan?
What do you think your chosen companies will hire you instead of other candidates?
What is your weakness?
What can you contribute to our program?
How have you shown your leadership abilities?
What do you do for fun?

Hope this helps you out and anyone else that will be interviewing.
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Hey ChristianW,

From the questions that u hv posted I think u had some really tough questions!!! M an international so had a phone interview n I cant remember havin 2 answer the questions that u hv mentioned here. I found 2 questions toughish in my interview n they were:
1. What will you do if we dont admit u?
2. Given ur work at the moment, wat will u consider ur biggest failure if that were 2 happen at work?
3. What do you think our expectations are of UW MBA students? I was like: How the hell was I supposed to know what they expect from their students. Isnt this a question they shud b answering!!!!!

I was also surprised they said u had slightly less job experience. I think u r about their avg.

Neways, m goin to UW this fall. R U serious bout goin 2 UW or is it just a safety school for u. By the way, m sure u will get in easily!!!!!!!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2008, 08:36
Actually, the list of questions was a compiled list from accepted.com's interview feedback section. In the section one of the applicants had a little less WE and was asked the question. But I kept it on my list so I could think of what my weakest area was and change the question accordingly.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2008, 08:49
Thanks for keeping this thread going guys. Has anyone RSVPed for the April admit weekend? Seems a bit odd that the deposit is due before the admit weekend. At least its not much money.
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2008, 09:04
I will be attending. As a local the cost of RSVP really is just the $500. Has anyone got their fafsa "feedback" (for lack of a better word) from UW? ON a positive note - at least they have finally decided the tuition.

For those folks that haven't been admitted yet, I have attached their school info PDF. I'm not sure why they wouldn't make this public to everyone. It seems like it has some great info, and nothing too secret!

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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2008, 14:08
Lets get a roll-call going with the following info:
Name:Westsider
Status: Admitted w/ 30% scholarship
Matriculating: Probably
Coming from: Seattle (this one is optional for obvious reasons)
Previous industry: Technology: I-bank and E-commerce
Attending Welcome weekend in April: Yes!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2008, 14:11
Name:PEtoMBA
Status: Admitted w/ 30% scholarship
Matriculating: Very Likely
Coming from: San Francisco Bay Area
Previous industry: Civil/Environmental Engineering
Attending Welcome weekend in April: Yes!
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Re: University of Washington Foster school [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2008, 18:46
Name:700willdo
Status: Admitted w/ 16K scholarship, donno wat % coz I donno wat the tuition will b
Matriculating: Almost certainly barring any visa problems
Coming from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Previous industry: Retail
Attending Welcome weekend in April: Not possible!!!
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