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Calling all Haas (Berkeley) Applicants: 2017 Intake (Class of 2019)!!

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I thought my application was "under review", but I am merely "ready for review". Any Canadians get invites yet?

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Did everyone get the email on exploring scholarship opportunities?

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I thought my application was "under review", but I am merely "ready for review". Any Canadians get invites yet?


Mine went from "Received to "Application Under Review" on November 17th !

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Tips for your MBA essays
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They are one of the most important ways in which we get to know you and a popular subject for MBA application tips.
Rahul Sampat, our director of admissions for the part-time MBA program, shares advice for your MBA essays. (2:24)

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Yes, on Monday.

Let me use the post to give you an idea on the interview procedure.

Straight in the interview invitation e-mail, they tell you on-campus interviews are not available in the next 3 weeks (basically until Dec 15th). That's why you choose a location for an off-campus interview. Starting with a continent, you choose from a predefined list of countries with trained Haas alumni. Once you choose country and city (1 city in smaller countries a 2-3 in bigger ones), you automatically get the contacts of your interviewer and you reach out :)

All interviews should happen until Dec 9th (at least as per Haas' e-mail), although I have read that in previous years interview invites have been sent out on decision day as well.

Good luck!

Does your application status on the portal change once you've been invited to interview? Also, how long do you have to send them your transcripts?

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After receiving an invite, my status report reads as follows:

"The Admissions Committee has completed a preliminary review of your application for admission and would like to invite you to interview. Please use our Interview Scheduler link below to set up your interview. Please contact Pam Maestas at (510) 642-1405 or by e-mail at mbarsvp@haas.berkeley.edu if you encounter any difficulties. Good luck!

Once you have interviewed, your application will be reviewed on an ongoing basis up until the decision deadline.
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Has anybody received an invite after "Status Description: Your application for admission to the Berkeley Full-time MBA Program is under review by the Admissions Committee. You will be contacted at the decision deadline to see your final admissions decision."?

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Is there a separate email from Haas when the app goes "under review" vs "ready for review"?


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Is there a separate email from Haas when the app goes "under review" vs "ready for review"?


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No. I received just the first e-mail ("ready for review") and after that my interview invite e-mail.

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Has anybody received an invite after "Status Description: Your application for admission to the Berkeley Full-time MBA Program is under review by the Admissions Committee. You will be contacted at the decision deadline to see your final admissions decision."?


Yes. Just got an invite this morning after my status changed to the above over the weekend.


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Did everyone get the email on exploring scholarship opportunities?


I got that email, seemed like the type that would go to everyone! Although I'm hoping for otherwise of course

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Did everyone get the email on exploring scholarship opportunities?


I got that email, seemed like the type that would go to everyone! Although I'm hoping for otherwise of course

Mind sharing the email? Don't think everyone's received it.

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MBA Student Perspective: "I am from Saudi Arabia, and I am a Feminist" [#permalink]

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: MBA Student Perspective: "I am from Saudi Arabia, and I am a Feminist"
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My name is Khalid Alali and I am a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2018. I am from Saudi Arabia, and I am a feminist. 

During my childhood, I moved with my mother from Saudi Arabia to Massachusetts for 4 years so that she could pursue her medical residency. She is the only one among her six siblings to be sent to the United States. Even more impressive is the fact that she is among the few women in Saudi Arabia who have had such an opportunity. Saudi Arabia has one of the lowest female workforce participation rates in the world at just 20% (141st out of 144 countries).

When I moved back to Saudi Arabia for high school, I had a reverse culture shock. Mostly, I was saddened that my mother was no longer allowed to drive, instead being relegated to the backseat of a car. One of many insurmountable challenges my mother faced upon returning to the country, she nonetheless perseveres.

My mother’s example strongly influenced me. When I entered the workforce, I saw an opportunity to improve gender equity in my workplace. I was tasked with building the Saudi Arabian operations for a technology company, and I strove to hire women into the organization. We hired many women into roles that had been traditionally held by men. Though we knew it made good social sense to employ women, we also found that it made good business sense: From my experience working with them, the women were harder working and less likely to leave the organization than men.

While I was able to make an impact on women’s employment and on society’s perceptions of women in Saudi Arabia, I look forward to one day supporting Saudi Arabia in tackling its biggest challenge: the development of its young workforce. I decided to pursue my MBA to acquire the skills and knowledge I could use to support Saudi Arabia in developing its educational system.  

When I was considering various MBA programs, there were several elements that set Haas apart. First, I was impressed by the progressiveness of Haas’ classes like “The Business Case for Investing in Women.” Second, during the Days at Haas welcome weekend for new admits, I was inspired by an open discussion on gender equity hosted by the Women in Leadership Club.

During the event, one student gave a brief introduction and declared that he was a feminist. I was shocked to hear a man confidently make this declaration in front of a room full of over 100 prospective students. His declaration showed me that Haas is an environment where men feel confident in supporting feminism.

 Haas is distinctive in its support for gender equity, from its unique classes, to its supportive culture and deep-rooted history of activism. The school’s defining principle of “question the status quo” is also alive and well across the University of California, Berkeley. Berkeley has a rich history of activism: the Freedom of Speech movement started in Berkeley and the ethos behind the movement persists in the spirit of the campus today.    

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Can we still expect interview invites or it's time to move on..

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I'm sure a few will still come out based on last year. But I'd imagine most have been sent at this point.


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Can we still expect interview invites or it's time to move on..


On http://www.clearadmit.com/livewire/ was reported a bunch of interview invites yesterday. Maybe there a few more to come.

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The latest I found anyone getting an invite last year was December 9th on Livewire and December 3rd on here.

Reading this forum isn't really making this wait any easier, but I can't seem to stop doing it....!

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FROM Haas Admissions Blog: Dinner with the Women MBAs of Berkeley-Haas
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 Get 90 women in a room together after work and it’s going to be lively. But get 90 women MBA students and alumnae together and the energy level is sky-high. Such was the atmosphere at the annual Women@Haas Networking Dinner held on November 17 at One Market Restaurant in San Francisco.

Students, alumnae, prospective students, faculty, and staff came from as far away as New York and Washington, D.C., to network, reminisce, bond, and exchange thoughts on careers, families, and their connection to Berkeley’s part-time MBA programs for working professionals: the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program and the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program.

After cocktails and appetizers but before the formal program, guests stood and introduced themselves, table by table, exuding confidence, ambition, and enthusiasm. They represented every industry from government to finance to tech to social media.

Next, keynote speaker Eileen Treanor talked about her ambition to become a chief financial officer and how her 2014 EWMBA paved the way for her to become CFO of Lever, a San Francisco-based SAAS company providing talent acquisition software, and with a staff reflecting 50/50 gender balance.

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Over steelhead trout and beef short ribs, the networking resumed. Prospective students grilled current students about the admissions process. Current students asked alumnae about the ROI of their degrees. And graduates talked among themselves about career switching and advancement.

One such interaction concerned making the leap from a large electronics company to a small publishing start-up. “How do you make that transition?” asked one alumna. “Start by following venture capitalists, then interview them on their clients and projects,” came the answer. “And definitely use your Haas professors’ connections. You don’t want to work for a startup where you don’t know either the founder or the CEO.”

“It’s important to put us all in a room together to have this shared experience, to talk about what we’ve accomplished and what we’re still trying to do.

Every conversation ended with a variation of the phrase “Feel free to email me” or “here’s my card.” One could almost see career trajectories being redirected over the candle-lit tablecloths.

We spoke with three Berkeley-Haas alumnae who have each attended this dinner at least twice to find out why they find the event valuable and what’s special about Haas women.

“I’m always so impressed by the prospective students, and love to share with them what’s unique about Haas culture,” says Cristina Stanley, a 2014 graduate of the EWMBA program and head of brand marketing for Yelp (pictured above). “In the past, several have reached out to continue the conversation, and I often host them at Yelp’s cafe to answer more questions.”

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Nicole Farrar, who graduated from the Berkeley EMBA program in 2014 and is vice president of talent acquisition and legal affairs for Neat Capital, met a prospective student who had been waitlisted for the program once before and was now applying again. “Two years ago, she was pregnant,” says Farrar. “I had a baby during the program so was able to speak to how being waitlisted may have been for the best!”

Some might wonder why it’s necessary to host a networking event just for women, but guests pointed out that women are still vastly underrepresented in C-suite positions. “Clearly, we still need to have these events until we achieve professional parity,” says Farrar. “It’s important to put us all in a room together to have this shared experience, to talk about what we’ve accomplished and what we’re still trying to do. Props to Haas for addressing that.”

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“Women face a different set of challenges in the workplace and in life,” notes Anita Ratnathicam, EMBA 2016 and director of operations at the hospitality group Good Food Guys. “If you’re going to do a part-time MBA program in addition to your work and family, that’s three jobs. For a new class of women making this big decision, it’s essential to hear the female perspective, and for us to welcome them into this amazing community.”

In all three Berkeley MBA programs, you'll find an inclusive community of students. To learn more, compare our programs.

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TBH I'm thinking that the invites happen until early next week. Adcom wants interviews to be completed by 12/9. Pure speculation tho...


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Uhh my application is still "ready for review"
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Getting all the marketing emails except for the "one".. WHY???

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