Friday, May 18, 2007

I'm halfway there

I haven't written about this yet, not to get any body's hopes up; although I have spoken to a few people about it.

I am applying to University of Washington's Evening MBA Program and they have a two-step admissions process. First, there is the standard application, GMAT exam and some (4) essays and then there is Evaluation Day.

Evaluation Day is a basically combination of group exercises and interviews, but they don't let on what the process is. I wonder if you have to sign an NDA?

So, I've made the first cut! I got an email just a few minutes ago inviting me to Evaluation Day. I'm pretty excited about it.
Candidates will be evaluated on their oral communication, team skills, managerial potential, and their ability to “think on their feet”. Based on your written application and your performance in the Evaluation Day exercises, the Admissions Committee will make a final decision on your application. To remain under consideration for admission, you must attend the Evaluation Day.
The admissions work shops I attended suggested that this wasn't something you could prepare for, you just had to be ready. Well, we'll see. Standby for an update in the beginning of June!

8 comments:

Jenava said...

I'm going to be there too! I wonder what it will be like...I'm so nervous! See you there!

Beau said...
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Beau said...

Jenava - Good luck! I got accepted last fall and just finished the first year. The program is challenging, but I'm learning lots.

Evaluation Day is not a high-stress day. Relax and be yourself and you'll do fine!

Let me know if I can answer any questions about the program for you!

Jenava said...

Haha oops...forgot what year it was!

Nice to hear that it won't be high stress. I'd really like to hear more about your background, etc. and get more insight into the program. My email is my user name (jenava) at gmail.com

Jenava said...

Haha oops...forgot what year it was!

Nice to hear that it won't be high stress. I'd really like to hear more about your background, etc. and get more insight into the program. My email is my user name (jenava) at gmail.com

Beard Face said...

I've been invited to the UW Evaluation Day and was hoping you could pass along any information that would help in preparing for the process. I know everyone says it's a pretty relaxed environment, but that doesn't prevent me from being nervous about it.

Thanks for your help.

Email: mradamp at gmail.com

Becky said...

Hi!

Evaluation day is this Saturday and I was wondering what the experience was like for you. What can I expect? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

b.campos at gmail.com

Beau Raines said...

Becky, I just responded to your email!