It is currently 12 Dec 2017, 12:10

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# HKUST 2011-2012 - Calling All Applicants

Author Message
Director
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 983

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 10

Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Oct 2010, 22:56

I had over 10 years exp when I joined the programme.
_________________

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 10

Intern
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 49

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Location: Australia
Schools: IE
WE 1: IT Consultancy
WE 2: Public Gov Sector
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Oct 2010, 00:50
hi togafoot, glad to see you post in here! hows going of your post-mba life? (you finished right?)

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 983

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 10

Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

10 Oct 2010, 17:28
All, finished, back in the working world now. Doing different things within a complementary industry to what I was in before.
_________________

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 10

Intern
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 49

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Location: Australia
Schools: IE
WE 1: IT Consultancy
WE 2: Public Gov Sector
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Oct 2010, 04:35
Surprised you backed to industry again, not interested in consulting or banking sectors?

BTW, would you mind to share something from your point of view that how hard for a, well HKUST MBA, to change function/industry afterward? I am also coming from industry background, but really want to enter VC/PE cause by doing this, i can take advantage of both my mba experience and industry knowledge.

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1835

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2010, 09:34
togafoot,
is hkust ultra competitive? the class size is very small yet the gmat score range is not that high but the ranking is... it is kinda weird. Are there not as many applicants for whatever reason?
_________________

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Intern
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 49

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Location: Australia
Schools: IE
WE 1: IT Consultancy
WE 2: Public Gov Sector
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2010, 18:44
Hi shaselai, topmba just released new rankings, check this out

http://www.topmba.com/mba-rankings/top- ... ustralasia

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1835

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Oct 2010, 05:13
interesting...surprised ceibs is above hkust now among others... but do many get name recognition though? are you going to apply to others ? I am just gonna set on hkust and see what happens...
_________________

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Director
Joined: 18 Dec 2007
Posts: 983

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 10

Location: Hong Kong
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology
Schools: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) - Class of 2010
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Oct 2010, 23:22
Economic climate matters a lot. For the past couple of years it has been difficult for anyone to switch function and industry. Usually changing one is quite normal, but to do both, particularly during an economic downturn is nearly impossible.

Personally, was not interested in finance, consulting... maybe, but decided against it due to work / life / balance reasons. Consulting from Hong Kong requires a lot of travel around Asia, and with 2 small kids, it`s not good for them, plus my main passion is in Tech (entertainment), so I`m focusing on the start-up world in this region... Why not USA? Well, lifestyle is one of the current main reasons. I went on exchange to Berkeley, and the tech-entrepreneurship atmosphere is second to none, but I had to balance it to living in a 24/7 serviced city in Asia and balance that with family needs as well. I particularly enjoy Asian culture and the fact that Hong Kong is 4 hours from almost everywhere in Asia makes it a compelling sell when looking at multiple vacation plans (work life balance) if you are based here. So for now, Asia is the right environment for me.
_________________

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 10

Manager
Joined: 29 Apr 2010
Posts: 60

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2

Location: Japan
Schools: HKUST, MBS, USC, Hawaii, UCSD
WE 1: Education
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Oct 2010, 21:04
Thinking about putting together an application to this school. What do you think of my chances?

CUNY City College of New York
3.2 in Economics

Work -
3 years teaching English in Japan on the Japan Exchange Teaching Program. Last two years as regional adviser. Since coming to Japan I've gone from zero Japanese to passing the highest level of the Japanese language proficiency test. So I'm moderately fluent there. Before university I spent 2 years in US Army as a cavalry scout.

I'm interested in finance and general international business with an Asian focus. This program looks perfect for me but I'm worried about my lowish GPA and lack of business experience. The plus on my application is my international experience here in Japan so I'm hoping that can pull my application up. What do you guys think?

Also worried about the lack of detail asked for the recommendation forms...also doesn't say anything about how to get letters from people who cannot speak English. I need them professionally translated, not sent on their online system.

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2

Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1835

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2010, 08:37
UPGRAYEDD wrote:
Thinking about putting together an application to this school. What do you think of my chances?

CUNY City College of New York
3.2 in Economics

Work -
3 years teaching English in Japan on the Japan Exchange Teaching Program. Last two years as regional adviser. Since coming to Japan I've gone from zero Japanese to passing the highest level of the Japanese language proficiency test. So I'm moderately fluent there. Before university I spent 2 years in US Army as a cavalry scout.

I'm interested in finance and general international business with an Asian focus. This program looks perfect for me but I'm worried about my lowish GPA and lack of business experience. The plus on my application is my international experience here in Japan so I'm hoping that can pull my application up. What do you guys think?

Also worried about the lack of detail asked for the recommendation forms...also doesn't say anything about how to get letters from people who cannot speak English. I need them professionally translated, not sent on their online system.

hajimemashite UPGRAYEDD san. Anata no gpa ga juubundesu. Anata no GMAT wa nanidesuka?
_________________

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Manager
Joined: 29 Apr 2010
Posts: 60

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2

Location: Japan
Schools: HKUST, MBS, USC, Hawaii, UCSD
WE 1: Education
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2010, 13:31
660

Posted from my mobile device

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2

Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1835

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2010, 14:10
UPGRAYEDD wrote:
660

Posted from my mobile device

GMAT 580 - 720
_________________

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Manager
Joined: 29 Apr 2010
Posts: 60

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2

Location: Japan
Schools: HKUST, MBS, USC, Hawaii, UCSD
WE 1: Education
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2010, 14:58
Alright then. Let's make it official. Count me in on the list of applicants.

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2

Intern
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 49

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Location: Australia
Schools: IE
WE 1: IT Consultancy
WE 2: Public Gov Sector
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2010, 16:56
cool, welcome on board UPGRAYEDD. Dont forget 1st round deadline is 16th Nov.

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 29 Apr 2010
Posts: 60

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2

Location: Japan
Schools: HKUST, MBS, USC, Hawaii, UCSD
WE 1: Education
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2010, 17:50
Round 2 for me. I'm not sure if it would be possible for me to get my GMAT score report in time for round one.

Essay 6 looks rather difficult for me. I'm an elementary school teacher in rural Japan. Not too many ethical dilemmas out here. I can't really think of any good examples in the last 3 years.

Posted from my mobile device

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2

Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1835

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Oct 2010, 18:43
UPGRAYEDD wrote:
Alright then. Let's make it official. Count me in on the list of applicants.

yokoso UPGRAYEDD! gambatte!
_________________

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1835

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2010, 13:14
_________________

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Intern
Joined: 25 Jul 2010
Posts: 49

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Location: Australia
Schools: IE
WE 1: IT Consultancy
WE 2: Public Gov Sector
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2010, 18:00
hmm i am still working on my essays. ambassador emails? What is that?

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1835

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Nov 2010, 18:22
Jiang wrote:
hmm i am still working on my essays. ambassador emails? What is that?

they just introduce themselves and chat.
_________________

Kudos [?]: 279 [0], given: 52

Manager
Joined: 04 Nov 2010
Posts: 52

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

WE 1: 8.7 yrs by Aug 2011
Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Nov 2010, 16:20
I am applying for Round 1! My current GMAT is 600 but am retaking it Nov 15 (squeezing it right in!). I did speak to an ambassador for 20 minutes when the school reps came to NYC for a MBA tradeshow. She was very sweet and encouraged me to up my GMAT to 650 to make it more competitive.

FYI, my undergrad GPA is 3.0, and I have 8 yrs of work experience at a FG100 company.

Good luck to all of us!

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants   [#permalink] 07 Nov 2010, 16:20

Go to page   Previous    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  ...  15    Next  [ 296 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by