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# Haas Berkeley 2012 - Calling All Applicants

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01 Nov 2011, 15:33
krazo wrote:
jain83 wrote:
Also, if it helps, it doesn't really have to be a hobby. What gives you joy doesn't have to be a "verb". It can be a "noun" too.

I thought long and hard about this essay but it was hard for me to just say that a hobby makes me distinctive. In the end I talked about my culture, how it gives me joy and how it makes me distinctive.

Ya I think this question gives applicants quite a bit of leeway and flexibility. I'm glad I'm not the only one who wrote about a non-professional aspect in this essay

Co-Sign. I ended up talking about my family (honoring their sacrifices/values instilled in me) and how that informs my passions/makes me distinctive.

As for interviews -- I keep hearing four weeks from the deadline is when they'll start.
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02 Nov 2011, 01:54
Hi,

In the Website of Haas, they wrote that:

The Admissions Committee conducts interviews of applicants by invitation only, and we ask that you please refrain from contacting us to request an interview. Receiving an invitation to interview should be taken as a sign of interest on the part of the Admissions Committee, and generally applicants will not be admitted without an interview.

Does that mean we must explicitly request an interview from Haas?

Thank you.
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02 Nov 2011, 06:42
TrueLie wrote:
Hi,

In the Website of Haas, they wrote that:

The Admissions Committee conducts interviews of applicants by invitation only, and we ask that you please refrain from contacting us to request an interview. Receiving an invitation to interview should be taken as a sign of interest on the part of the Admissions Committee, and generally applicants will not be admitted without an interview.

Does that mean we must explicitly request an interview from Haas?

Thank you.

Quite the opposite actually...See the bolded portions...Haas will invite you for an interview if the school finds your app interesting...
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02 Nov 2011, 09:48
Zynga wrote:
krazo wrote:
jain83 wrote:
Also, if it helps, it doesn't really have to be a hobby. What gives you joy doesn't have to be a "verb". It can be a "noun" too.

I thought long and hard about this essay but it was hard for me to just say that a hobby makes me distinctive. In the end I talked about my culture, how it gives me joy and how it makes me distinctive.

Ya I think this question gives applicants quite a bit of leeway and flexibility. I'm glad I'm not the only one who wrote about a non-professional aspect in this essay

I think any essay writing about your professional aspect for the "joy" essay is bound to be cookie cutter.Lets face it, \$ is the main "joy" out of work.There are only so many ways you can twist that concept and the adcoms must have heard all of them.

I agree... plus it wouldn't have been truthful anyway. Work does not give me the most joy that's for sure.
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04 Nov 2011, 00:56
I am very anxious about Haas. Any indication from admissions on when they plan to release R1 interview invites?
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04 Nov 2011, 07:46
thembaboy wrote:
I am very anxious about Haas. Any indication from admissions on when they plan to release R1 interview invites?

the earliest would probably be mid next week based on the adcom's provided schedule of 4-6 weeks..

Straight from their blog:

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04 Nov 2011, 08:39
I'll put my money on Monday. Last year's thread showed the first interview invite going out on Monday the 1st. Could mean they're finalizing the initial batch today with emails to go out Monday. I don't have any inside information, that's just my guess.
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05 Nov 2011, 00:38
Does anyone have a sense for what Haas is looking for in the Employment History section when they ask for "Responsibilities/Key Accomplishments"? How is this different than a basic job description paired with what's on my resume for each position? I don't think they'd ask this if they just wanted a cut and paste job from the resume, but I'm also not really sure what the right way to approach it is.

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06 Nov 2011, 00:55
Hi guys, I know Haas's dead line is coming up soon. I just finished a blog entry about how I answered the first essay question on Haas application . I think it will be a good idea to share it with people. Here is my blog.

http://essaytricks.wordpress.com/

If you like my post please give me kudos.
Also, if you have any questions or comments about my method feel free to ask me. I am not an admission consultant or anything to that effect. I am just another applicant like most of you.

Cheers
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07 Nov 2011, 08:02
So, is today the day for R1 interview invites to be sent out? I am already so excited!
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07 Nov 2011, 12:19
Any R1 interview invites yet? I'm an alum and I'm pretty sure that kills my chances.

Thanks,
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07 Nov 2011, 13:04
thelagtag wrote:
Any R1 interview invites yet? I'm an alum and I'm pretty sure that kills my chances.

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Why would that kill your chances?
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07 Nov 2011, 15:52
Has anyone heard back? Ah, this wait is killing me...
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08 Nov 2011, 12:12
I just received an email from Haas stating my file was just now deemed complete and is ready to be reviewed by the Admissions committee.

Unless someone's already gotten one, it appears that we might be waiting a little longer to get interview invites. Having said that, I've heard many stories from Haas students about getting invites in December and even a couple days before the January notification deadline. That seems pretty excruciating but I guess we'll just wait and see.

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08 Nov 2011, 12:20
avillaroya wrote:
I just received an email from Haas stating my file was just now deemed complete and is ready to be reviewed by the Admissions committee.

Unless someone's already gotten one, it appears that we might be waiting a little longer to get interview invites. Having said that, I've heard many stories from Haas students about getting invites in December and even a couple days before the January notification deadline. That's seems pretty excruciating but I guess we'll just wait and see.

That is f-in gross! Don't they know how stressful this process is? If I didnt already have a couple interviews, I would be loosing my freaking mind!
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08 Nov 2011, 12:36
I am applying in 1st Dec deadline. Any technical or philosophical advice from the people who already applied in earlier rounds? All my essays are ready except one. I am just waiting for my recommendations. I am kind of cutting it close by taking my GMAT on 28th November.
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08 Nov 2011, 12:38
Why are the R2 deadlines for Haas a month before all the other schools ?
This throws a wrench is the otherwise orderly R2 application pattern
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08 Nov 2011, 12:40
Zynga wrote:
Why are the R2 deadlines for Haas a month before all the other schools ?
This throws a wrench is the otherwise orderly R2 application pattern

Haas is a conscious school. They want to make sure that Haas in not your backup. Probably that's why. Just my guess though.
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08 Nov 2011, 12:43
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I am applying in 1st Dec deadline. Any technical or philosophical advice from the people who already applied in earlier rounds? All my essays are ready except one. I am just waiting for my recommendations. I am kind of cutting it close by taking my GMAT on 28th November.

I think you are still in good shape.All you have to take care of is the GMAT since your essays are almost done.
I still have to take the GMAT ( in a week) and haven't even started any essays. I think I am going to drop Haas from my list of schools because of the early R2 deadline.
Do you guys think it makes sense to apply in round 3 ?
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08 Nov 2011, 12:51
Zynga wrote:
MALD2011 wrote:
I am applying in 1st Dec deadline. Any technical or philosophical advice from the people who already applied in earlier rounds? All my essays are ready except one. I am just waiting for my recommendations. I am kind of cutting it close by taking my GMAT on 28th November.

I think you are still in good shape.All you have to take care of is the GMAT since your essays are almost done.
I still have to take the GMAT ( in a week) and haven't even started any essays. I think I am going to drop Haas from my list of schools because of the early R2 deadline.
Do you guys think it makes sense to apply in round 3 ?

Thanks for the word of confidence. I think it makes sense to apply in R3. They have all these rounds for a reason. Also, please keep in mind that Haas has 4 rounds instead of standard 3.
Also, Haas essays are short (250 words). I really enjoyed writing answers to Haas essay questions because they are de-compartmentalized form of big essays. I think once you start writing it should not take long to finish Haas essays. I wrote these essays when I took break from my GMAT studies. If your recommendations can be ready in time I think you can also go for R2.
All the best !!
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