The theme of this Willamette MBA applicant newsletter is "Mark Your Calendar and Connect With Us!"

The newsletter lists upcoming online chats, links to the recording of our recent live video virtual events, and an advanced look at the academic calendar for the 2012-13 academic year.

Watch Now! Recent MBA Virtual Previews
Many of you requested recordings of our Virtual Preview Events. Use the links below to watch these recent events from the comfort of your own computer!

Virtual Event #1: Features Dean Debra Ringold, information about the curriculum, a discussion about the application process and comments by current students. Please note that the volume of this recording gets very low around the 1 minute and 30 second mark which is right at the beginning of Dean Ringold's presentation. Just turn your volume up and you will be able to hear the presentation.

Virtual Event #2: This session includes information about the curriculum, a presentation by Professor Larry Ettner about our PACE program and comments by current students.

Virtual Event #3: This session includes general information and comments from current students.

Mark Your Calendar - Upcoming Online Chats
Plan now to join us for our upcoming online chats! Each chat spans a two hour time period and you may come and go as you wish. Topics, dates and featured WU MBA guests for upcoming chats are listed below. Chats are fun, informative and provide a great opportunity for you to get to know our featured guest, current students and admission staff.

Topic: Career Management
Saturday, April 14th: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Featured Guests: Beth Ursin, MBA Director of Career Management

Topic: Chat for International Students
Saturday, May 5th: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)
Featured Guest: Chris Andresen, Associate Director of International Education and University advisor for international students.

To join the chat: Go to: <>. Click on "Early Career MBA and MBA for Career Change" and sign in. The chat software requires JAVA. If you have trouble accessing the site, it usually means you need to change your browser preferences to allow JAVA for this site.

We will send a reminder email during the week prior to each chat. The email will include a link and instructions for joining us online.

Connect Via Facebook, Twitter and the WU MBA Blog

Keep up with the latest news, events, activities and tips from Willamette's MBA programs on our Facebook pages. Be sure to "Like" our pages when you are there!

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Academic Calendar for 2012-13

Fall semester 2012 formally starts on Tuesday, August 14th. An optional presession will be available on Friday, August 10th. You can access the complete calendar at

Contact Us With Your Suggestions and Information Needs
If you have questions or if you have suggestions for information you would like covered in a newsletter, virtual event or online chat, be sure to share your ideas with us!

Judy O'Neill
Associate Dean and Director of Admission
Willamette University MBA
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