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# Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants!

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25 Nov 2010, 18:04
Hi,

I have been schedules for an interview with UC Irvine - Paul Mearge School of business. Can someone guide me on the interview questions and how to prepare for a phone interview?

Thanks!!
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26 Nov 2010, 21:04
The questions were pretty standard. Why MBA, why now, why Merage, a leadership, a challenging team situation example, so on and so forth. According to me, it's hard to bring forth one's personality during a phone interview, so it's important to personalize the interview as much as possible. Maybe a little bit of well-timed humor should help. Hope this helps!
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Schools: Penn State (Admit and Matriculating), Simon (R3-WL), Rady (R2-Admit w/$), Merage (R2-Ding w/o Interview), Rutgers (R2-Admit) WE 1: Photo USA WE 2: ASUS Computer International WE 3: Cavium Networks Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 3 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 14 Dec 2010, 13:52 What are you guys' profiles? I'm currently in the process of finishing up my application for UCI. 660 GMAT, 4.5 years experience, 2.95 GPA at a UC. Intern Status: B-school: Here We Go Affiliations: Merage Joined: 11 Feb 2010 Posts: 16 Location: United States (CA) Schools: University of California Irvine (Merage) - Class of 2013 WE: Sales (Other) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 8 [1] , given: 2 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Dec 2010, 00:00 1 This post received KUDOS Hey all- My interview is tomorrow on campus, I'll let you know how it goes! 630 GMAT/ 3.3 GPA / 3.5 yrs work experience. Intern Joined: 11 Mar 2010 Posts: 11 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Dec 2010, 12:15 switcher wrote: Hey all- My interview is tomorrow on campus, I'll let you know how it goes! 630 GMAT/ 3.3 GPA / 3.5 yrs work experience. thanks!! I shall wait for ur reply Manager Joined: 06 Jul 2010 Posts: 74 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Dec 2010, 15:35 Have anyone (who already completed an interview) received a decision from UC Irvine yet? I completed my interview about a month ago, and have been waiting since then. Intern Status: B-school: Here We Go Affiliations: Merage Joined: 11 Feb 2010 Posts: 16 Location: United States (CA) Schools: University of California Irvine (Merage) - Class of 2013 WE: Sales (Other) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 2 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Dec 2010, 20:55 It was great. Campus was quiet because people are on break. Had some time with a current student and he answered all my questions. Interview took 45 min including my long list of questions, standard MBA interview questions. No tricks. Very friendly and a beautiful campus. I was told that I'd have a decision by mid-January. When I got back home to LA, I got my admission packet to University of San Fran! Intern Joined: 06 Sep 2009 Posts: 22 Location: Mumbai Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 9 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Dec 2010, 22:26 Hi Folks, I have received an Interview invite from Merage this morning. Would be taking a phone interview since I can not travel .. But I am very excited about it! Anyone who has taken a telephonic interview please come forward .. would like to know how did it go .. Intern Joined: 04 Oct 2009 Posts: 25 Schools: UCLA, UCI, UCSD, USC Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 1 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Dec 2010, 22:30 diego77 wrote: Have anyone (who already completed an interview) received a decision from UC Irvine yet? I completed my interview about a month ago, and have been waiting since then. Yeah, had an interview in early November, heard results about two weeks ago. _________________ "You'd be out of your mind, like, uh, uh, you wouldn't be in your right mind." Manager Joined: 06 Jul 2010 Posts: 74 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 16 Dec 2010, 23:39 TheBrownSlipper: Congratulations on your admit. Was the decision sent through an email or conveyed over the phone? Did you get any fellowship/scholarship, and if yes, did they let you know at the time of the admissions offer? Intern Joined: 04 Oct 2009 Posts: 25 Schools: UCLA, UCI, UCSD, USC Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 1 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Dec 2010, 09:03 diego77 wrote: TheBrownSlipper: Congratulations on your admit. Was the decision sent through an email or conveyed over the phone? Did you get any fellowship/scholarship, and if yes, did they let you know at the time of the admissions offer? Yes, got a partial fellowship offer and they called me on the phone to let me know the same time that they let me know I got in. I was one of the first people to interview, so I'd guess I got an earlier response? PM me if you have any questions or need more info. _________________ "You'd be out of your mind, like, uh, uh, you wouldn't be in your right mind." Manager Joined: 06 Jul 2010 Posts: 74 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Dec 2010, 17:36 TheBrownSlipper: I got in too with a partial fellowship. Just heard about it and am very excited. Thanks for the info.. Current Student Joined: 16 Jul 2010 Posts: 153 Location: Los Angeles, CA Schools: UCLA Anderson FEMBA Class of 2014 Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 17 [0], given: 4 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Dec 2010, 21:22 Irvine's program is great. I also recently interviewed, feel free to pm if you have any specific questions. best of luck! Manager Joined: 16 Sep 2010 Posts: 54 Schools: Penn State (Admit and Matriculating), Simon (R3-WL), Rady (R2-Admit w/$), Merage (R2-Ding w/o Interview), Rutgers (R2-Admit)
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20 Dec 2010, 16:07
Just submitted my application. Let's see what happens!
Manager
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Schools: Penn State (Admit and Matriculating), Simon (R3-WL), Rady (R2-Admit w/$), Merage (R2-Ding w/o Interview), Rutgers (R2-Admit) WE 1: Photo USA WE 2: ASUS Computer International WE 3: Cavium Networks Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 3 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Dec 2010, 13:39 Guys, how long did it take from your date of submission, to the date of you receiving an interview? Manager Joined: 06 Jul 2010 Posts: 74 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 21 Dec 2010, 23:41 Typically, it is within 2 weeks after your application goes complete. Manager Joined: 20 Apr 2010 Posts: 81 Schools: UCI R1- admit w/ $$, Cornell R3, McCombs R2- admitted, Kelley R3 - admitted, USC R1-waitlist Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Dec 2010, 12:44 engel wrote: Hi Folks, I have received an Interview invite from Merage this morning. Would be taking a phone interview since I can not travel .. But I am very excited about it! Anyone who has taken a telephonic interview please come forward .. would like to know how did it go .. Did a phone interview on the 20th with the assistant Dean. The questions were standard [typical why questions]. Since Merage interviews are fully informed as opposed to blind, you have to be able to explain things not on your application like general background, employment gaps, and your stories, and convince the interviewer that you are really interested in its program by going beyond what you already mentioned in your essays. Intern Joined: 15 Feb 2010 Posts: 10 Schools: MIT, Texas (admitted), UCLA (WL), NPS (admitted), Texas A&M (admitted w/ ), UCI (admitted w/ ), WUSTL (admitted w/ ) WE 1: 8+ yrs active duty US Army officer (Captain) Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 2 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Dec 2010, 20:53 I interviewed on 11/22 and got the call on 12/17. Good luck to you all. Intern Joined: 06 Sep 2009 Posts: 22 Location: Mumbai Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 9 Re: Calling all Fall 2011 UC Irvine applicants! [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Dec 2010, 22:00 Thanks analyst218! I will prepare myself accordingly.. analyst218 wrote: engel wrote: Hi Folks, I have received an Interview invite from Merage this morning. Would be taking a phone interview since I can not travel .. But I am very excited about it! Anyone who has taken a telephonic interview please come forward .. would like to know how did it go .. Did a phone interview on the 20th with the assistant Dean. The questions were standard [typical why questions]. Since Merage interviews are fully informed as opposed to blind, you have to be able to explain things not on your application like general background, employment gaps, and your stories, and convince the interviewer that you are really interested in its program by going beyond what you already mentioned in your essays. Manager Joined: 20 Apr 2010 Posts: 81 Schools: UCI R1- admit w/$$$, Cornell R3, McCombs R2- admitted, Kelley R3 - admitted, USC R1-waitlist
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23 Dec 2010, 17:29
did neone else get invited to dinner with the adcom?

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