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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 06:50
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In for ED! Reapp.


Congrats trikstr! I just submitted my app ED as a Reapp so fingers are crossed here.

Good luck to everyone else that's just started or is waiting to hear back.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 08:03
What is the mission statement for Columbia Business School? I see that each of the clubs and learning centers have mission statements but is there one for the school as a whole?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 08:54
Did anyone applying for the J term hear back this week? It seems kind of quiet after the two admits the previous week.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 09:43
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trikstr wrote:
In for ED! Reapp.


Congrats trikstr! I just submitted my app ED as a Reapp so fingers are crossed here.

Good luck to everyone else that's just started or is waiting to hear back.



Congratulations are premature. I meant I shall be reapplying as an ED applicant.

Good luck!
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 11:57
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Did anyone applying for the J term hear back this week? It seems kind of quiet after the two admits the previous week.


I got the acceptance call yesterday (8/4).

Friendly advice:
I know this is easy for me to say now, but don't beat yourself up - the admissions process/length is different for different applicants - you'll get your call soon.I was beating myself up over the last week since some J-Termers who had interviewed at the same time as me had gotten accepted, but I hadn't. And then 2 days ago, I read this blog post that seemed to speak to me. Here is a snippet:

Are there any myths about the admissions process you would like to debunk?

Sara: I think after you’ve shipped off your application the blogs can do more harm than help. Some of the blogs had nonsense about the exact time of day that Derrick Bolton makes his famous calls and applicants posting when they got the call and their location to try and track his telephonic path around the globe. This stuff can make you crazy if you think the magic time has passed. I got my call later in the evening than I’d call a grandparent. That’s a lot of unnecessary angst!

Source: http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/08/02/spotlight-on-mba-internships-knewtons-interns-dish-about-b-school-admissions-cupcakes-and-more
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 20:32
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 02:50
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 06:05
Columbia has the Chazen instate for International Business...

Does anyone know how to pronounce 'Chazen'? I can't figure out if it's pronounced 'Chaz-en' or 'Shaz-en'. (a CH sound like in choke, or a SH sound like in shaw)

I don't want to mispronounce this in the interview. Can any current or past students help me out?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 10:26
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Columbia has the Chazen instate for International Business...

Does anyone know how to pronounce 'Chazen'? I can't figure out if it's pronounced 'Chaz-en' or 'Shaz-en'. (a CH sound like in choke, or a SH sound like in shaw)

I don't want to mispronounce this in the interview. Can any current or past students help me out?


Nevermind, I figured it out.

For anyone who is interested, it's pronounced 'Chay-zen' (the ch sounds like the ch in choke)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/user/ColumbiaBus ... HR61NFm0v8
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 12:26
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CBS e-mails your specified recommenders with directions as to how to complete the LOR.

So I'm wondering...

Does CBS provide recommenders with a list of questions to be answered in an external word document and then uploaded online? Or maybe mailed to CBS?

Or does CBS simply send the recommenders a link where they enter their responses online in a text box?

Any idea?



MDF, I'm not sure if you ever got an answer.

CBS provides both to your recommender, but they prefer that the recommender complete the questions online rather than attaching a document.

I think it makes it easier to print your application correctly if the LOR is entered directly into the website.

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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 04:07
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mmbma wrote:
Did anyone applying for the J term hear back this week? It seems kind of quiet after the two admits the previous week.


I got the acceptance call yesterday (8/4).

Friendly advice:
I know this is easy for me to say now, but don't beat yourself up - the admissions process/length is different for different applicants - you'll get your call soon.I was beating myself up over the last week since some J-Termers who had interviewed at the same time as me had gotten accepted, but I hadn't. And then 2 days ago, I read this blog post that seemed to speak to me. Here is a snippet:

Are there any myths about the admissions process you would like to debunk?

Sara: I think after you’ve shipped off your application the blogs can do more harm than help. Some of the blogs had nonsense about the exact time of day that Derrick Bolton makes his famous calls and applicants posting when they got the call and their location to try and track his telephonic path around the globe. This stuff can make you crazy if you think the magic time has passed. I got my call later in the evening than I’d call a grandparent. That’s a lot of unnecessary angst!

Source: http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2011/08/02/spotlight-on-mba-internships-knewtons-interns-dish-about-b-school-admissions-cupcakes-and-more



Jesus, it has been 25th days since my interview report complete, my status is still interview complete, what does it mean?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 14:32
Did anyone have a phone interview? Are there any pros/cons of a phone interview with a current student versus a one-on-one interview with an alum?

The prospect of arranging an interview with the two alum in my city is starting to look grim. One has responded, but she's unavailable until the end of the month.

I'm thinking that I'd rather arrange a phone interview than wait another 2-3 weeks for an interview with an alum. Especially since the e-mail from CBS states "we strongly recommend you arrange your interview within two weeks of this invitation."
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 11:00
Anyone think events in the financial markets over the past two weeks will cause Columbia to delay decisions in anticipation of an applications bump accompanying a possible (likely?) double dip?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 12:38
That is hard to say. I would be really surprised if schools tied their application review schedules to panics in the market.

I still think that like last year, applications will be down this year. The job situation is not nearly as bad as it was two years ago and people who have jobs may not want to give them up just yet.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 12:54
Facebook Group for J-Term Admits:
Columbia Business School J-Term MBA - Class of 2013: http://www.facebook.com/groups/138945262861223/
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2011, 22:43
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What is the mission statement for Columbia Business School? I see that each of the clubs and learning centers have mission statements but is there one for the school as a whole?


Hmmm looking for the overall Mission Statement for CBS and came across these items:

Community Contract: http://cbsgba.com/culture/community-contract
Honor Code: http://www0.gsb.columbia.edu/honor/
Columbia University Mission Statement: http://www.columbia.edu/content/mission-statement.html

I'll keep digging around but hopefully this holds you over for a bit. You could also try emailing the GBA president, who probably wouldn't be a bad person to get to know anyway.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2011, 16:40
Columbia gives so much space in those recommendation boxes, does it look bad if the recommender only used 1000 of the 2000 characters most of the time?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 06:04
easy question: the word limits for Columbia essays are just guidelines or it is a strict rule?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 07:33
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easy question: the word limits for Columbia essays are just guidelines or it is a strict rule?
thanks.


If you're within 5% of the limit you're probably fine (10% may be OK too but its starting to push things). Also, I think that CBS probably looks at the overall length of the essay versus the actual word count -- ie, if your average word is the length of "antidisestablishmentarianism" your essay with the same number of words will be much longer than an essay with the average word length of "the." If your characters:word ratio is high, I'd stick to the limits; if char:word is low, you might have more leeway.

That said, I'm pretty sure the adcoms aren't going to think "Man, if I could have just gotten one more sentence on the corollary between her cats and her goal of working in consulting, I think we would have admitted her." You almost assuredly have some fat to cut in your essay, so just cut it. Most essays would probably be stronger without their weakest sentence anyway.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2011, 08:04
Trader4Life wrote:
In for ED. Hoping to get into its value investing program. Anyone interested in this program as well and know how competitive is it to get in (I know it admits 40 students annually)?

Looking at GMAT scores for people on this thread makes me think I will have a hard time to get in. :lol: The only plus I have is that I am a Columbia alum (got my masters in a quantitative field). Wait...is it a plus? :-D



I'm also trying to get into the Value Investing program, planning to submit my ED application in 2012 for admit in 2013. I'm taking the GMAT this December. Anybody else have info into how competitive this program is? I spoke with an Hermes representative and all she said was that the "classes are very popular".
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