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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 07:48
Did anyone apply for JTerm. Any updates on the status?
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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 10 Jun 2009, 13:33
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Did anyone apply for JTerm. Any updates on the status?


Good question - can internationals apply for RD now or do thety need to wait till Sept?
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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 12:02
Though this doesn't affect me, I wanted to know how many international applicants are affected by Columbia's recent controversial loan issue? For instance, has this affected your application plans in any way?
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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 13:27
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Though this doesn't affect me, I wanted to know how many international applicants are affected by Columbia's recent controversial loan issue? For instance, has this affected your application plans in any way?


Definitely - I'm an international applicant and this has dampened my spirit to apply for Columbia ED. I'll most likely apply for RD unless the loan situation improves by August.
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Re: Columbia Business School January & Early Decision 2010 [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 13:53
I hate to say this, but it seems that loan situation is not going to be any better with Columbia. It is some strange policy of this school - they didn't have loan scheme for internationals even last year when overall economic situation was much better. Many schools had the agreement with Citi, but not Columbia. Hence, it is hard for me to beleive that they are going to do soething about it now in this economic environment.

I have to say that I like this school and I've done some research on it since I was willing to apply. But, when I saw their "Fees and funding" page one year ago, I decided not to waste my money, time and nerves on them.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2009, 16:55
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 03:53
Cool, thanks Nink.

Do you think less internationals will apply as a result? If that's the case, not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, that means that my chances just improve. On the other, it means that the diversity of the class will be less, which takes away from the business school experience.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 23 Jun 2009, 12:03
What are the essay questions for Fall 2010? I can't seem to find them on the MBA program's website.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2009, 04:28
Count me in for RD.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2009, 04:59
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3)Please provide an example of a team failure of which you’ve been a part. If given a second chance, what would you do differently? (Recommended 500 word limit)


Do you think that the applicant may answer this question using a non-professional example (personal). For instance, failing to help someone in need, etc.?
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2009, 05:06
I think you can pretty much tell it anyway you like..professsional or non-professional. As long as it is a good story...
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2009, 10:16
I applied for 2009 entry and got dinged in ED without interview. Is CBS known to be favorable (or not) to re-applicants? I'm thinking about applying RD this time around.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 05:34
I think re-applicants are in a better situation. It shows to Columbia that you really want to go there. As long as your application has improved from the last time around, I say you have a pretty good chance.
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Re: Calling all Columbia Applicants for 2010! [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 04:21
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Columbia has summer students/classes from their January intake. Do you think I should visit the school during the summer if I'm thinking of applying ED? It may not be in full swing, but I think I can still pool some info and get a feel for the campus... (I live in Canada).


It's pretty quiet over the summer, so you should try to visit in the fall. You can even visit after you apply, which is what I did. I knew enough about the school to do the app sufficiently, and I wrote in the optional essay that I would be visiting campus in two weeks. I met with a couple admissions folks when I was there, and I think it was helpful to put a face with the name. Basically, don't just visit to check a box and have ammunition for your essays. Make the visit worthwhile. They'd rather you visit after you submit your app if you are going to really immerse yourself at CBS for a few hours/day/however long, than to visit before and really get nothing out of it.

On a side note, I am a soon-to-be second-year, and I have not had time to visit the forum--mainly because the summer has been keeping me extraordinarily busy. So, if you message me and it takes me awhile to respond, I apologize in advance.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 30 Jun 2009, 05:29
Good to hear from you djhouse. I have a question if you don't mind answering. Besides attending an information session and visiting through the host program, what other events might there be that would be of interest to us?

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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 05:41
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Good to hear from you djhouse. I have a question if you don't mind answering. Besides attending an information session and visiting through the host program, what other events might there be that would be of interest to us?

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The website. Tear it apart. Not to comb for details that can fill in the blanks in your essays, but to really get a feel for the school. CBS' website is massive. Start at www4.gsb.columbia.edu (the www4 is not a typo), and just go where your interests take you. I think the website is less of a marketing tool or a hub for a target audience, and more of a way for the school to express to the world what the community is doing these days. If you get a sense of that, it will come out in your application naturally, and the admissions folks reading your app will definitely pick up on it. They'll be impressed that you know about certain people and topics who are famous within the confines of the school, but less known to those outside.

To conclude with an example, the homepage has an article written by an incoming first-year. This student hasn't even started school yet, and he is basically blogging about about his experiences with other incoming first-years traveling the world. It's just one member of the community sharing his experiences with others. So, delve into the webiste. It is a great way to get to know the school and to enjoy some interesting articles and facets about CBS while you're at it. Hope this helps.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 07:27
Cool thanks man. I already have CBS' website saved as a favorite. Been on the site daily for any updates. And I agree. It does help with the essays.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 07:28
where is this student article? I can't seem to find it.
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Re: Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED) [#permalink] New post 01 Jul 2009, 18:52
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where is this student article? I can't seem to find it.


Right up at the top on the main page. Titled "Tour Report: Hope and Challenge in Africa." Can't miss it.
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