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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 07:19
Had my Johnson interview this week.

Overall: feeling okay about it, not great. My answers could have been sharper, and my interviewer (2nd year student) would move on to another question before I was finished answering the original question.

Same questions asked as others (why MBA? why Johnson? talk about work experience, leadership, team work? what other schools applying to, what is a weakness in your application, etc). Overall, a very friendly experience, but I really don't remember much of what I said!

3 to 4 other students were interviewing there as well, and then there was a large group of R2/R3 applicants visiting the school. I didn't have the chance to sit in on a core class b/c the first year students were working on a case exercise. But, the second year students I met were friendly, informative, and seemed to really enjoy their time at Johnson.

Now to wait... Dec 17th can't come soon enough!
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 07:26
hjf6 - I felt the same way. They target half an hour, and they try to cram all the questions in that half hour. And since I know it's half an hour, I feel like I couldn't go as in depth as I would've liked...
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 11:57
hi all...just wanted to know something...are interviews conducted by 2nd yr students only or by admission committee members also? is it roll of the dice....whoever u get kinda thing?
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 02:38
Have any R2 folks received an interview invite yet?
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 04:22
I was told by Cornell that they are still looking at round1 files now so it does not look like they will get to round2 files for a while

quantumquark wrote:
Have any R2 folks received an interview invite yet?
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 07:40
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I was told by Cornell that they are still looking at round1 files now so it does not look like they will get to round2 files for a while

quantumquark wrote:
Have any R2 folks received an interview invite yet?


thanks Jzd for sharing this info. there are few round 1 applicants like me whose appls are still under-review for quite some time now. good to hear that they are still working on r1 applications.
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 16:11
By the way, if anyone is a vegetarian on here (or even if you're not), I ate at a wonderful restaurant called the Moosewood while I was in Ithaca for my visit. They are known for their mostly vegetarian menu. But it would still be very enjoyable for non-vegetarians as well. Also, I went to Wegman's, the grocery store. I had never been to a Wegman's before, and I couldn't believe it. It was THE place to be on Friday night in Ithaca, ha ha! Huge food court with pretty good food--pizza, sushi, vegetarian buffet, etc.
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 21:25
Hi

Can anybody please let me know what should i wear for Interview, will it be suite, if yes then what type, 2 button?
which color? etc


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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 21:31
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Can anybody please let me know what should i wear for Interview, will it be suite, if yes then what type, 2 button?
which color? etc


Thanks


Without a doubt, you need dress in a professional business attire (suit), preferably two button "classic" look. The colors should be blue, black, or charcoal grey. I recommend you get a high quality CONSERVATIVE suit that costs $500+. Make sure your suit is a good fit (not too large).

If you don't already own one of these, you should for job interviews.
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 21:39
I agree with all these tips but I believe anything in the range of 200-300 dollars should be fine, like the ones you get at Mens Wearhouse. You can get very good suits in the range of 250 dollars. And black or shades of black, charcoal would be fine. Basically formals. And dont forget a nice tie.
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2009, 21:45
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I agree with all these tips but I believe anything in the range of 200-300 dollars should be fine, like the ones you get at Mens Wearhouse. You can get very good suits in the range of 250 dollars. And black or shades of black, charcoal would be fine. Basically formals. And dont forget a nice tie.


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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Nov 2009, 00:26
Ari123 wrote:
I agree with all these tips but I believe anything in the range of 200-300 dollars should be fine, like the ones you get at Mens Wearhouse. You can get very good suits in the range of 250 dollars. And black or shades of black, charcoal would be fine. Basically formals. And dont forget a nice tie.


This topic raises the question of what is purpose of the professional interview attire?

I had a similar debate about price and quality of professional suit with a colleague a few months ago.

In my humble opinion, the purpose of the interview suit is to enable you to LOOK like the person who would be a good fit for a role. Cornell Johnson is a high end MBA with its graduates making a median of $110K/yr. For the purpose of a Cornell Johnson interview, you want to LOOK like a high end MBA candidate who is ready to step into a $110K+ career.

You don't want to meet an interviewer LOOKING like a $45K-$70K/yr grunt, even if that is what you are right now. In other words, it is important to LOOK the part of the role you are interviewing for.

Certainly, a $250 suit itself will not deny you a job or an offer for an admission. But a nice high quality AND well fitting classic suit may enhance your chances. Most of us can't tell the difference between a $250 and $700 suit, but the experienced recruiters and Adcoms probably can.

Remember, you are going to an interview looking and talking your best. Every little detail helps. If you can afford it, get the nice suit (you will need one for job interviews anyhow).

Good luck in your interview.
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 07:42
I applied in R1 and had an alumni interview last week. Do you guys have any idea approx. when I'll be hearing back from school? The wait is killing me
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 08:32
Reeve015 wrote:
Can anybody please let me know what should i wear for Interview, will it be suite, if yes then what type, 2 button?
which color? etc


If you are buying a suit, make sure you leave some money in your budget to get the pants and the jacket "fitted"...

This is really important. You don't want to go to future interviews or social outings (requiring a suit) with a baggy, oddly fitted suit. Everyone else will look really nicely, and I must say, it pays to dress and look like James Bond... :-D

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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 08:41
Hi

To how many applicants (percentage) Cornell send interview invitation and what is the accepted percentage and yield
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 08:58
Reeve015 wrote:
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To how many applicants (percentage) Cornell send interview invitation and what is the accepted percentage and yield



Last year,
Applications (admitted and denied) to the newest class: 2,276
Applicants (admitted and denied) who were interviewed: 47%
Applicants who were accepted to the most recent class: 22%

And the tips I followed for interview attires:
http://www.atailoredsuit.com/how-dress- ... rview.html

Good luck! :wink:
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 09:39
My file went under review on Nov 4th and haven't heard back yet.Getting anxious!! :(
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2009, 01:37
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My file went under review on Nov 4th and haven't heard back yet.Getting anxious!! :(



Hang in there. I think one of the best ways to lower the stress level is to exercise and create an alternative plan if you do not get accepted by Cornell.

Also, you need to lower your interest level in Cornell Johnson. I know that sounds counterintuitive, but if you really love the program, then you will fall even harder if you do not get accepted. I think a medium level interest in the program is best for your sanity.

Finally, don't lose hope. The Adcoms may have a particularly busy year.
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2009, 11:28
I am new to the forum. I turned in my app on 9/22 (but recs came in closer to R1 deadline), received notification that it was under review on 10/19, got an interview invite on 11/3, and interviewed with an alum here in NYC on 11/17.

Was a little disappointed with the method of scheduling interviews and have overall felt like Johnson has been uniquely disorganized among the schools to which I've applied -- e.g., application became available only six weeks before R1 deadline.
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Re: Calling all Cornell (Johnson) Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2009, 17:45
Hi
An R2 applicant here. Is there a way to know the status of my application i.e. whether it is being reviewed or not. Do they send you an email when they begin reviewing it. or is there any other place I can see the status. Maybe some R1 applcants could answer.
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