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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 03:36
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@aakashgm

"Others" is a real catch all for industries such as dance (we have a ballet dancer this year), academic research (we had an MBA who just completed a PhD) etc etc. I don't recall anyone who came from an education background in the last 2 years but that does not mean that you don't stand a chance.

Depending on the industry that you want to move into, there might, or might not, be challenges. It will depend on your background, how strong you are and how much work you are willing to put in if the career transition is going to be a difficult one.

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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2011, 21:16
I have 2 queries-

1. As a follow-up to @godspeed's query on TOEFL/IELTS, I want to know what is the mode through which an applicant can apply for waiver for the english language requirement. Do we have to upload any letter, if yes, in which part of the application. I have a certificate from my college stating English as the medium of instruction, where do I document that ?

2. In the academic information part of the application, there are 3 places to mention the education details. In case I want to include a fourth one, how do i do that ? Can I merge 3rd and 4th qualification ?
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2011, 05:28
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I have 2 queries-

1. As a follow-up to @godspeed's query on TOEFL/IELTS, I want to know what is the mode through which an applicant can apply for waiver for the english language requirement. Do we have to upload any letter, if yes, in which part of the application. I have a certificate from my college stating English as the medium of instruction, where do I document that ?



We have the option of providing a writeup on why we are requesting for a waiver on language testing requirements on the educational qualifications page of the application. Although you can't upload any documents you can at least exlplain why you think you should get a waiver.

Also as I understand, even if Cambridge waives the testing requirement we might still need to take a test (to meet the UK Border Agency requirements) if offered a place at the JBS MBA program.
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Jan 2012, 09:53
Hi Conrad,

I am applying in the third round of application and have couple of doubts.

1) CGPA- I am a graduate from Delhi University( India) which doesn't a have a CGPA system. I secured between 60-70% in my graduation. Is it equivalent to Second class honours, upper division (2:1) ? If yes, how should I disclose this in my application?
2) A peer referee- Should the peer referee be someone with similar designation as that of mine? Also, can that person be someone from my previous organization? I already have my current supervisor writing one reco.

Would appreciate your help!
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Jan 2012, 03:58
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R3 deadline is rapidly approaching. I submitted my application a few days ago. Good luck to everybody working on theirs.

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Hi Conrad,

I am applying in the third round of application and have couple of doubts.

1) CGPA- I am a graduate from Delhi University( India) which doesn't a have a CGPA system. I secured between 60-70% in my graduation. Is it equivalent to Second class honours, upper division (2:1) ? If yes, how should I disclose this in my application?
2) A peer referee- Should the peer referee be someone with similar designation as that of mine? Also, can that person be someone from my previous organization? I already have my current supervisor writing one reco.

Would appreciate your help!


If it is of any help then here is what I have done. I am also a DU graduate. I mentioned my marks with the division in brackets and then my rank. On the peer referee - I requested a peer in my former organisation for the reference. I think as long as you worked closely and over a sufficient period of time for you peer to know you well (and can trust that person to provide a realistic description of yourself), it should not matter if that peer is in your current or previous organisation.

Conrad can of course answer your queries in a much more authoritative fashion.
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Jan 2012, 03:03
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Your academics should be fine.

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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 02:53
You can read about what I fear some MBA programs will do in 2012 on my latest blog entry.

http://www.thecambridgembaadmissions.co ... s-in-2012/
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2012, 05:32
Conrad,

If I remember correctly, you had voiced similar fears through an earlier blog entry as well. I do feel that good schools are smart enough to realize the pitfalls (which you have so clearly highlighted) of lowering admission standards. I also feel that people who have strong reasons for pursuing an MBA will nevertheless apply even in this uncertain economic climate. I was therefore glad to notice in your blog that the overall applicant quality is still strong though maybe a tad bit weaker than previous years. Learning from your classmates is a very important aspect of a good MBA program and I am sure all applicants would want to be in a class which has high standards and which encourages them to do their best everyday.
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2012, 12:08
Hi Conrad,

I have applied for R3 Cambridge MBA. When can I expect to hear interview decisions? In the forum I have noticed that for R1 & R2 interview decisions were releases within 2 weeks of application deadline. Would it be the same for R3 as well? In the Cambridge MBA website, I can see that for R1 & R2 , interviews were held in India for Indian applicants. What would be the case for R3 shortlists?

Thanking in advance.

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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2012, 12:34
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We will send out the interview decisions next week. It is taking us a bit longer than previous rounds because we have received more applications in this round. This is also why there are two interview days scheduled.

We held interviews in Mumbai in December and we don't intend to hold any more in India for this year. It was our first time holding interviews in India for several years now, and I am interested to hear whether December is a good time to hold interviews. Of course, a lot depends on whether I can find a member of faculty who can spare the time (which would usually mean the holidays) to travel on our behalf.

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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jan 2012, 01:38
@conrad

Thanks for the quick reply. I did not know that Cambridge MBA visited India after many years!
I think the MBA application traffic is maximum during Dec/Jan months in India. At least the various MBA forums' traffic gives me that impression :)

Hope you had good time in India.

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I just got an interview invite. Are there any fellow Canadians heading over to the UK for the interview days?
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 01:52
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I just got an interview invite. Are there any fellow Canadians heading over to the UK for the interview days?


Did you get it by mail? Just checking..

Congrats by the way..
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 07:27
It came via email and thanks.
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 02:15
Got my interview invite by mail just now.. Anybody from India going to campus?

I am almost surely opting for the on campus interview.. But just in case, does anyone know if the telephonic interview puts you in a disadvantage? I ask because the on campus interview looks like an elaborate event lasting the whole day while the telephonic interview wont be more than 30 mins I guess..
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Haivng a phone interview will not affect your chances of admission. It just means that you won't have an opportunity to know more about the school and your fellow interview candidates.

Look forward to meeting you on campus or speaking to you soon.

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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 02:48
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Haivng a phone interview will not affect your chances of admission. It just means that you won't have an opportunity to know more about the school and your fellow interview candidates.

Look forward to meeting you on campus or speaking to you soon.

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Thank you very much for the reply..
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 03:18
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Haivng a phone interview will not affect your chances of admission. It just means that you won't have an opportunity to know more about the school and your fellow interview candidates.

Look forward to meeting you on campus or speaking to you soon.

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Thank you very much for the reply..



@redevil

I too got a call sometime back. Let's sync up sometime. I am from India
My email : subsri.mATgmailDOTcom

Best Wishes,
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 03:20
Hello!

I have applied for R3 and seen some guys here who already got interview invitation via email.
Does it mean that everyone who is shortlisted for interview got email from Cambridge?
If I am denied, do I get any email notification from Cambridge?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 03:26
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@redevil

I too got a call sometime back. Let's sync up sometime. I am from India
My email : subsri.mATgmailDOTcom

Best Wishes,
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Congrats on the call.. I sent you a mail..
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