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06 Oct 2007, 16:08
PaulK,

Interview went very well, thanks for asking! At UNC, all prospectives are inteviewed by the admissions staff, and quite frankly, I am convinced that this is the way to conduct the interviewing process. From personal experience, there is a HUGE difference between an interview conducted by a 2nd year student and a seasoned admission committee member. The latter is actually qualified to assess one's fit and accomplishments because of years of experience at looking at applications and dealing with professionals coming from a multitude of industries.

I am not sure how qualified a 2nd year student is to make recommendations about admission to the school. In my opinion, at the end, students make their decisions based on "I like this person" or "I don't like this person." Because of that, schools might lose high-quality people.

These are just my 2 cents
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06 Oct 2007, 18:46
Glad to hear it went well nervous. I'm flying out to NC in November to interview. I've never heard of second-year students doing the interviews. That seems like it wouldn't be nearly as effective. Anyway, congrats on a great interview. Now I get to wait a month to have mine.
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08 Oct 2007, 08:43
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Glad to hear it went well nervous. I'm flying out to NC in November to interview. I've never heard of second-year students doing the interviews. That seems like it wouldn't be nearly as effective. Anyway, congrats on a great interview. Now I get to wait a month to have mine.

PaulK,

It is actually a fairly common practice. Duke and UVA let 2nd years interview prospees.
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08 Oct 2007, 15:50
Good to know nervous. I'll be prepared when I interview at Duke the day after UNC.
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19 Oct 2007, 07:43
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why R2 at UNC [#permalink]

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19 Oct 2007, 13:00
I just changed my plan at UNC from R1 to R2. As someone already sad, their deposit is very high and they give away decisions much earlier than other schools. The only schools that give decisions in that time frame are Tuck and cornell, both of which are too good in my opinion. So fo someone who applies to such schools in R1 it does not matter, becos they will take up the offer. But UNC is kind of tricky, i was really mad after seeing their release schedule of results for EA. by the way i have already interviewed there. But tehy were pretty cool about letting me change from R1 to R2 even after i had submitted my app.
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08 Nov 2007, 18:34
I flew out to RDU yesterday and spent today visiting/interviewing/attending a class/etc. today at UNC. Had a great experience, so I'm afraid I can't really say much bad about the school. But if anyone has any questions, feel free and ask. Super accessible students, profs, and faculty. I was able to email the head of the Real Estate concentration in the middle of the visit and he set aside time to meet with me just an hour later.

Let me know if anyone has any questions about visiting, or any other stories to share.
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08 Nov 2007, 21:14
PaulK wrote:
I flew out to RDU yesterday and spent today visiting/interviewing/attending a class/etc. today at UNC. Had a great experience, so I'm afraid I can't really say much bad about the school. But if anyone has any questions, feel free and ask. Super accessible students, profs, and faculty. I was able to email the head of the Real Estate concentration in the middle of the visit and he set aside time to meet with me just an hour later.

Let me know if anyone has any questions about visiting, or any other stories to share.

PaulK, that's very impressive that the head of the Real Estate concentration was so flexible!
How did you interview go? Who was your interviewer? I had Buck
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08 Nov 2007, 22:18
How was Buck? I saw him when I was down for my interview...he looks like quite the guy!
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09 Nov 2007, 08:39
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How was Buck? I saw him when I was down for my interview...he looks like quite the guy!

Buck was great! He asked me questions for which I could never be prepared for It seemed like he simply wanted to get to know me as a person. At the end of the interview, he gave me a sheet of paper he created that went over the qualities of a leader. He said that if I ever manage to have all of those qualities, I will be very successful I found it to be very cute.
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09 Nov 2007, 11:12
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PaulK, that's very impressive that the head of the Real Estate concentration was so flexible!
How did you interview go? Who was your interviewer? I had Buck

Yeah, I was very impressed. I essentially emailed him at 2 to ask if he was available at 3-3:30, and set aside some time for me within that hour.

The interview went well, I had Craig. Very conversational, comfortable. At the end, he didn't give me a sheet of what comprises a leader, but spent about 5 minutes talking about the quality of applicant UNC looks for. Priceless stuff...if I hadn't already submitted my application.
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09 Nov 2007, 11:36
PaulK wrote:
nervousgmat wrote:
PaulK, that's very impressive that the head of the Real Estate concentration was so flexible!
How did you interview go? Who was your interviewer? I had Buck

Yeah, I was very impressed. I essentially emailed him at 2 to ask if he was available at 3-3:30, and set aside some time for me within that hour.

The interview went well, I had Craig. Very conversational, comfortable. At the end, he didn't give me a sheet of what comprises a leader, but spent about 5 minutes talking about the quality of applicant UNC looks for. Priceless stuff...if I hadn't already submitted my application.

I haven't submitted my application yet! What is it that Craig told you about the quality of applicants that UNC is looking for?
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09 Nov 2007, 13:58
PaulK wrote:
nervousgmat wrote:
PaulK, that's very impressive that the head of the Real Estate concentration was so flexible!
How did you interview go? Who was your interviewer? I had Buck

Yeah, I was very impressed. I essentially emailed him at 2 to ask if he was available at 3-3:30, and set aside some time for me within that hour.

The interview went well, I had Craig. Very conversational, comfortable. At the end, he didn't give me a sheet of what comprises a leader, but spent about 5 minutes talking about the quality of applicant UNC looks for. Priceless stuff...if I hadn't already submitted my application.

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What I was told [#permalink]

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09 Nov 2007, 14:36
Sure, what Craig told me was basically how to market myself effectively. He had looked at my resume, talked with me for the half hour, and then sort of broke down how to market my specific background. So, unfortunately, a lot of what he told me was focused on what I've done and what I had told him over the half hour.

But, in general, he gave a pretty effective breakdown of how to market yourself as an individual. Specifically, MARKET YOURSELF AS AN INDIVIDUAL. He really did shout that part...in a nice way.

He told me that he sees these background, he sees the resumes, but emphasized setting yourself apart, as we've all heard. What is in your background that makes you stand out. In my case, being from the Northwest, sure, I work in real estate, but what's unique about the NW view of real estate development.

He told me instead of being "Student A, another applicant..." be "Student A, recently married product of the Northwest mentality working in real estate development."
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09 Nov 2007, 22:21
Thanks, Paul :D That will definitely help. I have a fairly unique background, so I'll be sure to emphasize that.
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14 Nov 2007, 15:43
I just scheduled my interview for the 29th! Until today, it was looking like I was going to have to wait until the next round, but that slot opened up today and I jumped on it.
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Essays before interview? [#permalink]

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17 Nov 2007, 09:57
Just curious... I'm working really hard to get my essays finished before the interview (11/21) but if it doesn't matter I'd probably be better off focusing on learning the details of the school and preparing for interview questions. My application won't be complete regardless because my recommendations will not be finished. Does anybody have any advice on whether I should stress myself finishing these essays?
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17 Nov 2007, 10:24
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Just curious... I'm working really hard to get my essays finished before the interview (11/21) but if it doesn't matter I'd probably be better off focusing on learning the details of the school and preparing for interview questions. My application won't be complete regardless because my recommendations will not be finished. Does anybody have any advice on whether I should stress myself finishing these essays?

I don't think you need to finish your essays before the interview. I belive it's blind anyways (the interviewer would not look at your essays). Instead, I would recommend learning more about the school and have good reasons as oto why you want to go to UNC.

Good luck with your interview!
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17 Nov 2007, 10:55
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wspfaris wrote:
Just curious... I'm working really hard to get my essays finished before the interview (11/21) but if it doesn't matter I'd probably be better off focusing on learning the details of the school and preparing for interview questions. My application won't be complete regardless because my recommendations will not be finished. Does anybody have any advice on whether I should stress myself finishing these essays?

I don't think you need to finish your essays before the interview. I belive it's blind anyways (the interviewer would not look at your essays). Instead, I would recommend learning more about the school and have good reasons as oto why you want to go to UNC.

Good luck with your interview!

Thanks for the advice! I still would like to finish my essays, but from what I've read the interview is considered by some as the most important part of the process. I would like to demostrate that I have everything in order through the completion of my essays, but it won't matter if I stumble through the entire interview. Did you complete your essays prior to the interview?
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19 Nov 2007, 11:01
I had not completed all the essays before the interview. All you need to complete is part 1, and all the interviewer will have is your resume. For the interview, be able to talk about your career plans and why the MBA, and also know some specifics about UNC and why you want to go there.
The feedback I received during the interview actually helped me to craft one of the essays that I had not already completed.
19 Nov 2007, 11:01

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