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List in order of importance all community & professional organizations and extracurricular activities in which you have been involved during or after university studies. Indicate the nature of the activity or organization, dates of involvement, offices held, & average number of hours spent per month.
List full-time and part-time jobs held during undergraduate or graduate studies, indicating the employer, job title, employment dates, location, and the number of hours worked per week for each position held prior to the completion of your degree.
Please explain all gaps in your employment since earning your university degree.
Please identify the course(s) you have taken or intend to take to demonstrate quantitative proficiency. Provide the course name, date, grade if any, and institution at which the course was or will be taken. If you wish, you may discuss other ways in which you have demonstrated strong quantitative abilities.
If you have ever been subject to academic discipline, placed on probation, suspended or required to withdraw from any college or university, please explain. If not, please enter N/A. (An affirmative response to this question does not automatically disqualify you from admission.)
If you could change one thing you've done in your life, what would it be, and how would you do it differently? (250 word maximum)
When I was a junior in high school, my parents agreed to let a friend of a relative stay with us on his way from Chicago to Texas; I was only told that Mr. John Horton would be with us for the night. He arrived in a mid-80’s Honda Civic that lacked even air conditioning as evidenced by the sweat beading on his brow from the hot Kansas summer. I gave him a brief tour to help him settle in.
Upon seeing the computer network I had cobbled together from parts donated in payment for work I did during the past couple school years, he asked me to help him with his computer. After I fixed the problems, we spoke for a couple hours about technology and other interests. He encouraged me to attend Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and offered to fully sponsor my undergraduate degree if I would work for his company afterward.
Looking back now, I realize that I missed a fantastic opportunity. Instead I focused on the work that I loved. My father had always taught me that hard work leads to success, so I started working part-time at 14 years-old as a network administrator. By my junior year, I had even earned enough credits in high school to leave at noon and work full time until 9 P.M. In the end, my dedication to work presented opportunities that otherwise would have gone unexplored: from acting as a senior team lead at 19 to international consulting with Hewlett-Packard.
Tell us about your most significant accomplishment. (250 word maximum)
At Haas, we value innovation and creativity. Describe an innovative solution you have created to address a specific challenge. (250 word maximum)
What steps have you taken to learn about the Berkeley MBA program, and what factors have influenced your decision to apply? (250 word maximum)