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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2011, 03:37
Yes, the questions are the same.

All the best.

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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2011, 03:48
Thank you for the response. I shall be submitting my app within the upcoming deadline.
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 01:12
Dear Conrad,

I see the current MBA class at Cambridge has about 8% from non-profits and 7% from 'Other'. Could you give us a further breakdown of the Industries these students came from. In the last few years, has there been any one from the Education sector?

Also, in your experience does it prove to be harder for someone to move back to a 'traditional' industry if their incoming job was in a 'non-traditional' space.

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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 02:11
Applying in R-3 with following profile

GMAT-> 660: 48Q / 32V AWA: 5/6
WE (by Aug-Sept'12): 7yrs
Area of WE: Research, Consulting & Advisory
Nationality: Indian
Education: Undergrad (Civil Engineering) from Top Engineering School in India, Double Masters and Masters in Management from US
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One quick question from the JBS Rep about English Proficiency:

Since, i have my Masters from US and have english as a medium throughout my education, do i have to take TOEFL / IELTS to prove my English Proficiency? Also, wrote an e-mail regarding this to JBS team, haven't heard from them till now.
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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2011, 03:32
@godspeed. Based on the information that you provided, you won't be required to sit the TOEFL/IELTS on account of your Masters in the US. I should add that if you were made an offer and you accepted it, you must check the UK Border Agency regulations to see if you satisfy their English requirements since you are a non-EU national.

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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 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 03 Jan 2012, 03:03
@nabhargava

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
@to2urs

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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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 01:52
MBACanada82 wrote:
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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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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Re: Cambridge Judge 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 03:18
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@redevil

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
to2urs wrote:


@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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