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Hello everyone, my name is James, I will be a 2nd-year student at UCLA Anderson this fall. Please feel free to reach out with any questions about Anderson, the application process, or an MBA in general. I am happy to talk with you about my experience so far! I am looking forward to getting to know many of you through this forum.

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AnnouncementLive Chats with UCLA Admissions Team


Dear Applicants,

GMAT Club and UCLA Anderson Admissions Team will be jointly conducting Live Q&A sessions for GMAT Club members applying to UCLA. There will be 3 such sessions in this application season in which members from UCLA Admissions team will dialogue with prospective applicants in GMAT Club Chat Room and answer their questions about admission process. Dates of these events are as follows.

  • August 20, 2015. 9 AM Pacific Time (4 PM GMT)

  • October 22, 2015. 9 AM Pacific Time (4 PM GMT)

  • December 08, 2015. 9 AM Pacific Time (5 PM GMT)

Here is schedule of all Live Q&A sessions. announcement-mba-info-sessions-on-gmatclub-174827.html

Last year we did a chat with UCLA admission team members. I am posting here select questions and their answers by adcoms. Complete session transcript can be downloaded from the bottom of this post.

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asf5915: As a recently interviewed applicant, I was curious if you release decisions before the January deadline?
UCLAAdcom_Jessica: Yes, we are planning an early decision release before the R1 decision day. At this time I don't have an exact day as to when it will be. In the past few years, the early R1 decisions went out in mid-December


emilymom: I have a question about multiple GMATs: Does the admission look at the highest score or average the scores? Also if you have access to past scores, do you ever consider a high score on a particular section from a past score (even if the past overall score is lower)?
UCLAAdcom_Kelly: Hi emilymom! We will consider the highest overall score for admission; however, your official score report will show past test scores.
UCLAStudent_James: emilymom, to that note, I took the GMAT multiple times and it was not an issue


mib_8mfshd: Can you tell us what you look for in a candidate before the interview process and after the interview process? do you review the applicant again holistically after the interview?
UCLAAdcom_Jessica: We consider all parts of the application on the first read when we make a decision to move a candidate forward to interview. After the interview, we re-evaluate the entire application with the information from the interview included. The application evaluation is absolutely a holistic review, both before and after the interview.


Narenn: Hi James, My question is for you. Apart from UCLA, you were also accepted by two other great schools. I would like to know, what motivated you to choose UCLA over other schools.
UCLAStudent_James: Hey Narenn, that is a great question! There were several factors, but for me, the biggest was the people at UCLA Anderson. Everyone that I spoke to during my decision process was incredible kind, genuine, and down to earth. Everyone was happy, and I could really sense that. Since starting a few months ago, that sentiment has just grown stronger.


Htyo: What are the options to live in UCLA campus especially for international students with family? How much is the rent?
UCLAStudent_James: Hey Htyo, I am not an international student, but I am in the same boat with a family. I actually have three kids. I live in UCLA owned graduate student family housing. It is a killer deal rent wise, but it is also a great community to be a part of.
UCLAAdcom_Kelly: Hi Htyo, thank you for joining us today. There are many options in terms of housing. Many of our students will live in Westwood, Santa Monica and this is family friendly. The 2nd/1st year students are very helpful, especially with new students coming from their home country. We will provide additional resourcess to help with this transition as well. I have included a link that you may find helpful http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/mb ... amily-life


Viraat12: I am an international applicant and my medium of language was english during undergrad and High school. Is there any need for me to give TOEFL?
UCLAAdcom_Jessica: Viraat12, TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all applicants EXCEPT those who were educated solely in English for their undergraduate and/or prior graduate degree. If you meet this criterion, the test is not required. Even if a TOEFL/IELTS is not required, you can still submit a test score. A strong score can be another good data point on your app.


rohan: What do you look for in a student other than his/her test scores?
UCLAAdcom_Kelly: We will also evaluate the individuals leadership ability, increased responsibility in the work environment, extra curricular activities, interpersonal skills, GPA. Please also be sure to check out our application requirement section.


Jamescmit: Thank you for taking the time to chat with us today. To the current students, I am wondering what you think makes Anderson unique from other schools -- perhaps the culture, the opportunities, etc. Is there anything that has surprised you during your time at Anderson?
UCLAStudent_James: Hey jamescmit, great question! For me it was everything that you mentioned. The culture at Anderson is great! The students are incredibly smart and accomplished, but down to earth. It's a very collaborative environment. In terms of opportunities, for me, being interested in marketing and technology, there weren't too many other schools that have the connections that Anderson does. I just got back from our annual Tech Trek to Seattle and the Silicon Valley where I visited companies like Amazon, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Google, LinkedIn, as well as a few start ups.


Viraat12: I have 6 years of experience in Power sector and want to shift to consulting. How UCLA will help me in career transition especially in consulting domain?
UCLAAdcom_Jessica: Viraat12, more than half of our students are career switchers so our Parker Career Management Center is highly experienced with working with students with this goal! Also, our professional clubs are another way for great resources in leadership and professional development.


Shibojyoti: Hi James, given that I worked mainly in finance application providing consultancy to varied industry customer, what do you think would be the chances joining the IB industry at an age around 33? Will this be a real chance that I should give it a try?
UCLAStudent_James: Hey Shibojoti, rather than age, I think the most important factor is showing the companies that you are recruiting for your genuine interest and excitement for their company and industry. If you can do that and really tell your story in a way that makes sense to them, you shouldn't have a problem.


Shibojyoti: Thanks James, but a second MBA can be a road block in that sense that I have already been 7 years in IT?
UCLAAdcom_Kelly: Hi Shibojyoti, Parker Career Management Center has a host of different activities that will get you up to speed. This includes different workshops that will help you prepare for the career switch, networking hours, etc. Students also are in a course with other individuals interested in that specific field, where trends, recruiting activities, are discussed. You can also choose to do an internship your first quarter to help you gain experience in your new intended field.


graceh: James, can you talk about your academic experience at Anderson? What are classes like? How much of the work is group work? I understand it depends on subject, but just want to understand what makes Anderson different academically
UCLAStudent_James: graceh, I am winding down my first quarter at Anderson. I can tell you that the professors have not disappointed. They have been fantastic! The amount of group work does depend on the class, but I meet and work with my learning team on average a couple times per week.
One thing that I can say that makes Anderson different academically is the emphasis on applied learning. We don't just learn concepts. We are given a ton of opportunities to apply what we have learned. One example of that is the AMR project that you do in your 2nd year, http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/programs-and-outreach/amr


Shibojyoti: can you please let us know about the Fin-aid if it can cover the expense with my family....loan/scholarship?
UCLAStudent_James: Regarding your question about Fin-Aid, I am in a similar boat with children. I have been able to survive on student loans. You can get loans for childcare and also get the amount for housing increased if your rent is higher than what is allotted.


mib_8mfshd: Hi James, can you give us a snapshot of what goes into your day to day life? do you find yourself split between student activities and classes?
UCLAStudent_James: mib_8mfshd, my day-to-day life varies so much. We typically have classes Monday through Thursday. My week is sprinkled with club leadership meeting, company presentations, learning group meetings, recruiting events, interview prep team meetings, etc. In all of that I will try and squeeze in some social stuff too, not to mention a little studying. It is never boring, that's for sure!


srshrikant: I'd like to know from the admissions council perspective what role are you expecting the essay to play in the whole application?
UCLAAdcom_Jessica: srshrikant, the essay is just one piece of the admissions application, and it's a great opportunity for us to learn more about you and the principles that have guided your life to now.
UCLAAdcom_Kelly: The essay is an important factor to see your connection with the Anderson principals/community, and to see your goal reflection. Each piece of the application will be evaluated equally and is important.

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I am in! I have a question, please help me to answer if anyone knows?

Assumed that I cannot prepare the application properly on time for Round 1 deadline ( 6/10/2015) So I will submit my application for Round 2 but in November 2015 before 1-2 months of the deadline of Round 2. Could I expect the invite call for the interview before the deadline of Round 2 or I need to wait after the deadline of Round 2?
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Assumed that I cannot prepare the application properly on time for Round 1 deadline ( 6/10/2015) So I will submit my application for Round 2 but in November 2015 before 1-2 months of the deadline of Round 2. Could I expect the invite call for the interview before the deadline of Round 2 or I need to wait after the deadline of Round 2?
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if you submit before Round 1 -> Your application will be considered for Round 1
If you submit before Round 2 and after Round 1->Your application will be considered for Round 2

Anderson gives out interview calls as and when the adcom review the applications but that is part of early interview calls in respective rounds. But the deadlines of the particular round will apply.
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Accepted: We'd like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what did you study as an undergrad? What was your most recent pre-MBA job?

Tom: I grew up in Nantwich, a small market town in north of England and completed my undergraduate degree in Physics with Finance at the University of Surrey. A slightly unusual combination but it stood me well in getting a job in financial services in London where I worked for a number of banks.

My last role was as a Strategy Development Analyst at Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s largest investment management and financial planning firms.

Accepted: Where are you currently in business school? What year?

Tom: I’m a 1st year full time MBA at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles.

Accepted: What's your favorite thing about Anderson? And if you could change one thing about the program, what would it be?

Tom: My favorite thing about Anderson would have to be the school’s culture of shared success. Be it 2nd year students paying it forward through the career sessions they run, to the fact that MBAs competing for intern and full time positions regularly prep together ahead of interviewing for the same role. This supporting environment couldn’t be more different from uber competitive experience often associated with business school. While everyone is certainly pushing to land top positions at some of the most sought after companies, its important our class mates get there too and everyone’s committed to this principal of shared success.

They try to pack a lot into the MBA course and that’s especially true in your first few quarters. On top of that, UCLA operates on a quarter systems which seems to only compound this busy schedule.

If I could change one thing about the program it would be to start a bit earlier in the year and give 1st year students a little more time in the first quarter. I found this a big crunch time with recruiting and finals all in full swing. You find yourself living inside the business school bubble, neglecting friends from home as you become obsessed by informationals, GPAs, interview prep and all things MBA.

Accepted: Now that you've well into your first year of b-school, can you talk about your transition back to school? Is b-school what you thought it would be like? Any surprises? Any advice for next year's incoming class?

Tom: It's fair to say I’ve found the transition back to school at bit of a shock to the system. If it were only about being back in the class room that would be one thing, but the truth is you end up having to perform a juggling act skipping between company presentation, case competitions, sorting out the administrative nightmare that comes with moving countries, informational interviews, group assignments and much more in between. Plus of course socializing with everyone in your new MBA class. Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) means for the first few months at least you’re compelled to sign up to as many things as possible. Often the academic work ends up being just one point on a long list of priorities.

My advice to incoming MBA students would be to clear the decks before your MBA. If you’ve got the time to get ahead with career research do so. Start doing informational interviews and building connections with companies you’re interested in as early as possible; it will pay dividends when it comes to recruiting.

While the MBA experience is great, be prepared, it’s a whirlwind. Don’t expect to have many evening or weekends to yourself, and let friends and family know they’re about to see a lot less of you.

Accepted: Do you plan on heading back to the UK after you receive your MBA? What are your post-MBA plans

Tom: I haven’t decided where I want to be after my MBA. Much of it will depend on how the recruiting process goes, my summer internship and the connections I’m able to make over the two years. That said studying at a US school, MBA recruiting is obviously skewed toward American companies, with a large proportion of students getting full time jobs through on campus recruiting.

California is home to so many of the world’s most innovative businesses and I’ll certainly be exploring all the opportunities it has to offer.

Accepted: What's your favorite class so far?

Tom: I would have to say Marketing has been my favorite class so far. For the first few quarters your timetable at Anderson (like most MBA programs) is dominated by a core class – Accounting, Finance, Statistics, etc. While these were great, well taught with lively debate and new interesting content, I had some experience of them from my undergraduate degree and professional career.

While Marketing is still a core class, I came into it with almost no background whatsoever and I’m enjoying being exposed to a whole new strand of business.

I also enjoyed that fact that as opposed to my other core class there isn’t necessarily one right answer when it comes to Marketing. Different approaches, targeting different segments of the market can both be effective. There’s really room to be creative as you look for the best way to market a product. While I wouldn’t say I had a favorite assignment, it was interesting writing a “Positioning Statement” for yourself, in the context of a job market, dating market or otherwise.

Accepted: Can you share your top 3 MBA admissions tips with our applicant readers?

Tom:

• Really think about why you want an MBA and how it will help reach your future goals. Every school will ask this as one of their essay questions and you need to have a good answer that makes sense. This story becomes even more important as an MBA, when you start talking to companies and applying for internships. Recruiters need to see how your skill and experience fit together and relate to the role your applying for.

Don’t just look at the rankings when applying to programs; sure they matter but only up to until a point. Instead I’d recommend looking on where a school’s MBAs interned and accepted full time positions. Do the companies you’re interested in recruit on campus? Does the school have strong alumni connections in the industries and with the firms you wanting to work for?

A big part of the recruiting process is getting to know companies, networking and for companies to get to know you. You’re at a big advantage if your school already has those connections.

• If you’re able to, visit the school and sit in on a class or two. At a very minimum make sure you speak to alumni and current students; they’re the best source of advice when it comes to applying to a school. While I wasn’t able to visit Los Angeles before applying to Anderson, I was able to speak to a number of current alumni. I also had good friends who’d attended UCLA as undergraduates. This was invaluable when making my decision. Remember where you’re living will be a big factor in your MBA experience.

Accepted: Can you tell us about your blog? When and why did you start blogging? What have you gained from the experience?

Tom: I had to check the dates, I started my current blog some 2.5 years back now, with my first post in May 2012. I’d also experimented with a couple of other blogs and websites prior to this.

I think the initial interest came about went I was working on a project to develop online services for a bank. Working with developers I decided should really know a bit more about how to build a website, having learned little to nothing in school. The blog developed out of this curiosity, I liked the thought of creating content and sharing it online, as well as experimenting learning bits of CSS and HTML to customize the site along the way.

What have I gained from my experience blogging? Well it’s really been an ongoing learning experience for me. From picking the basics of markup languages and web styling, to finding out more about different web services by experimenting with things like Google Analytics and Adwords. I’ve used it as a public record of what I’ve been up to, from hiking in Switzerland to my sharing my MBA orientation week experience; it’s a great way to add context and tell a story with the photos you’ve taken.

If nothing else it’s fed my curiosity and added a few lines to the interests section of my resume.

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You can read more about Tom’s journey by checking out his blog, Tom’s Blog. Thank you Tom for sharing your story with us – we wish you loads of luck!

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Earlier this month, Anderson School of Management announced it will broaden the base of technology opportunities across the UCLA campus with its new Easton Technology Management Center, made possible thanks to gifts totaling $11 million from James L. Easton.

The new center expands the Easton Technology Leadership Program, established in 2009 to develop strong business leadership skills in students with engineering and technical backgrounds.

With this launch, UCLA Anderson expands the scope of its programs and offers students with both technical and non-technical backgrounds, as well as faculty, alumni and industry professionals, access to the latest innovations in technology management. Currently the program includes nearly 430 participants with 30% of the 2016 class interning at technology firms this summer.

Guillaume Roels, UCLA Anderson associate professor and the new center’s faculty director, outlined the center’s strategic goals:
  • To create a hub for innovative research and scholarship in technology leadership
  • To increase program outreach and develop closer ties with UCLA’s engineering and medical schools as well as technology industry professionals
  • To foster curriculum innovation in technology leadership

As a CEO of one of the world’s largest sports equipment manufacturers, Easton Sports, Inc., it was Easton’s experiences designing and manufacturing high-performance sports equipment that first led him to recognize the need for business leadership education.

“I saw a need for leaders in technology, engineering and manufacturing, with knowledge and talent to create innovative products, who would benefit from UCLA Anderson by learning skills in management, communication and negotiation to run their companies,” says Easton.

UCLA Anderson Dean Judy Olian calls Easton a visionary when it comes to creating new approaches the school. “With the creation of the Easton Technology Management Center, Jim expands the impact of his vision by positioning our students to lead and drive change in the rapidly changing tech landscape of California and the world.”
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If you are interested in learning more about Anderson from a current student, check out the upcoming LiveGuide sessions here, http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/liveguide. The next one is on August 5th Ryan, who is currently interning at Apple. Ryan is great! I highly recommend attending if possible. All sessions are recorded and available as well. I will be hosting a session in a couple weeks too, so keep your eye out for that, I would love to see you there!
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Hi everyone, I'm a current student as well and happy to help answer any questions (public or PM). I recruited for a number of companies that fall under consulting / strategy / tech / entertainment, so I can get into more detail on those topics specifically.

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The UCLA Anderson School of Management has updated the onerequired MBA essay question for the 2015-2016 admissions season. It asks:

We believe that the best results are achieved when you share success, think fearlessly and drive change. With this in mind, what are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career? (750 words maximum)

According to admissions officer Craig Hubbell’s post on the MBA Insider Blog, “The best essays show that you understand our school’s culture and how to use it to optimize your future.”

When approaching this essay, applicants should think about their long-term goals and work backward to show how Anderson will help them reach those goals; brainstorm professional or personal events that demonstrate thinking fearlessly; and convince the admissions committee of their passion for UCLA Anderson.

The admissions officer shares several other tips for applicants as well, so if UCLA Anderson is on your short list of schools, take a look at his post and start thinking about how you’ll make a case for your candidacy. “Whatever your target may be, your essay is the platform to distinguish yourself with your passion, clarity, planning and eloquence,” Hubbell writes.

Below are the additional essay questions within the Fall 2016 application:

Optional Essay:
The following essay is optional. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay. Please note that UCLA Anderson only accepts written essays.

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? Please use your best judgment. (250 words maximum)

Re-Applicants – One Required Essay:
Reapplicants who applied for the class entering in fall 2014 or 2015 are required to complete the following essay:

Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words maximum)

The UCLA Anderson MBA application will go live August 1st.
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UCLA Anderson 2015-2016 MBA Application Deadlines

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Hey everyone, I will be leading a LiveGuide session tonight at 7:30pm PST, http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/liveguide. If you have questions about Anderson, please join!
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AnnouncementLive Chats with UCLA Admissions Team


Dear Applicants,

GMAT Club and UCLA Anderson Admissions Team will be jointly conducting Live Q&A sessions for GMAT Club members applying to UCLA. There will be 3 such sessions in this application season in which members from UCLA Admissions team will dialogue with prospective applicants in GMAT Club Chat Room and answer their questions about admission process. Dates of these events are as follows.

  • August 20, 2015. 9 AM Pacific Time (4 PM GMT)

  • October 22, 2015. 9 AM Pacific Time (4 PM GMT)

  • December 08, 2015. 9 AM Pacific Time (5 PM GMT)

Here is schedule of all Live Q&A sessions. announcement-mba-info-sessions-on-gmatclub-174827.html
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FROM From UCLA Students' blog: 8 Days and Counting
...before the big move to Los Angeles! Hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year since I started preparing for the GMAT, and over 4 months since that fateful R2 admit call. Anderson-related TTDs have been piling up as the Class of 2017 gets closer to Orientation... and by the looks of it, things are only gonna get crazier!

So how has Anderson kept me busy lately?

  • International Preps: Being an international student adds an extra layer of moving-out stress and logistical errands--luggage, apartments, banking and phone plans, etc. First order of business after submitting my SIR to UCLA was to sort out all visa and finance-related documents. I secured my F-1 visa early in June thanks to Anderson and UCLA's Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars (DCISS). Both have been a constant presence in my inbox throughout summer with international programming updates (DCISS) and pre-departure career preps (MBA Student Affairs), among other helpful content. Students on a visa are required to take UCLA's iStart Program which is a series of online modules designed to help us transition to life in the US. Topics covered are: academic integrity, culture shock, visa workshop, and getting started in LA & UCLA. In addition to school/web resources, I found that talking to fellow international students and 2nd years has been most helpful in navigating this complex pre-MBA stage. Currently, there's even a group of us looking to set-up a family phone plan to get better deals!
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DCISS' online iStart program has informational modules for international students transitioning to UCLA.

  • Quant Review: Being a communication major, I had minimal exposure to quants. One thing I addressed in the optional essay was to prepare by taking Anderson's online Math and Accounting courses offered during summer. The latter is a mandatory fundamentals module to bring everyone from different pre-MBA backgrounds up to speed since we'll take Financial Accounting this Fall. We started with Professor Ravetch's Math for Management course in June, and after 10 weeks I can say that I've never found Partial Derivatives and Logarithmic Equations more entertaining. Really, Prof. Ravetch has a way of putting a comical twist into mathematical concepts which otherwise would've been daunting. The course covers Algebra, Calculus, and Statistics with business applications. Online prep aside, there's also an option for on-campus Math and Excel workshops before orientation. (I didn't join because of Parker & MCA case interview workshops happening on the same dates. Talk about multiple sign-up woes this early in the game!)
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Math for Management - A look at Probability Trees

  • Housing: UCLA offers several housing options near campus for graduate students. I chose this route because I couldn't visit LA beforehand and didn't want the hassle of applying at different properties. Application to UCLA Housing is pretty straightforward; internationals also need not worry about credit checks and whatnot. My apartment in Weyburn Terraces is one of the more economical choices out there for a two-bedroom (shared with a fellow graduate student) or studio in Westwood. It also helps that it's a 20-min walk/10-min shuttle from Anderson and there are 30+ fellow 2017ers staying in the complex. I'm already excited to meet them at our BBQ party/ies!
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Credits to Andry Pramanta '17 and Gustavo Panez '17 for our Weyburn preview!

  • Career Introspection: Probably the most important prep work of all... as proven by my chats with 2nd years and constant email & Facebook reminders from Parker CMC. With Anderson following a quarterly schedule and starting a month later than most other b-schools, it’s crucial that we get a head start and be ready when major recruiters visit campus (this can happen immediately after Orientation). The folks at Parker have done a great job at keeping us on our toes over the summer. We were given access to the career portal which has a wealth of information from industry 101s on Vault and WetFeet to Day in a Life internship accounts from previous students—big help for industry switchers like myself. In addition, we’re assigned a set of weekly career deliverables which include company research and exercises to develop personal brands (hello, LinkedIn!) and perfect that 30-second pitch. My fellow blogger, Lucerna, talked about the first two deliverables in her post. The CareerLeader exercise is by far my favorite as it allowed me to assess personal skills, career, and culture matches. Happy to say the results were in line with my Anderson goals!
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Getting the right words can be tricky. From Glasbergen.

  • Bucket Lists & Extracurriculars: Okay, so this isn't really Anderson-related, but UCLA is in such a fantastic location that it'd be a waste to NOT come prepared for all the things you can do. I created a personal "MBA Bucket List" which included activities within (i.e. club mixers, DOJs, TED Week) and outside Anderson (i.e. LA food trip, Six Flags, free shows - I've confirmed slots to watch Jimmy Kimmel and looking forward to catch more shows). There's also a number of Pre-Orientation Trips--many of them involve camping/hiking--set-up by various Anderson clubs, and even some "renegade" pre-o's planned by my class. I hear #FOMO can kick-in pretty early in b-school! Suffice to say that despite the house-cleaning and consecutive farewell dinners here back home, I'm really looking forward to the Anderson MBA experience and spending two awesome years with a bunch of awesome people. 
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