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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 19:06
bsd_lover wrote:
Hehe ..

Started my Princeton app today. The interface is so much nicer and I can recycle most of my Columbia goals essay.

You must excuse my ignorance, but is Princeton really that much better ? I guess we dont get as much exposure to the brands in Australia.


I thought it should depend on what you want to do? I think you're applying to a different program at Princeton?

Which would you prefer to do if you got into Columbia and Princeton?

mNeo. how come princeton is better than columbia?

I'm submitting my columbia ed later today..
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 19:11
Applying to the MFin program at Princeton.

Both have their advantages. I think Princeton is more finance oriented and would help me gain deeper knowledge and maybe a quicker path to hedge funds. However Columbia starts in January and I will graduate by 2009 which in turn means I might well be at hedge funds at the same time as with Princeton (which finishes in 2010).

Also Columbia is in New York.

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bsd_lover wrote:
Hehe ..

Started my Princeton app today. The interface is so much nicer and I can recycle most of my Columbia goals essay.

You must excuse my ignorance, but is Princeton really that much better ? I guess we dont get as much exposure to the brands in Australia.


I thought it should depend on what you want to do? I think you're applying to a different program at Princeton?

Which would you prefer to do if you got into Columbia and Princeton?

mNeo. how come princeton is better than columbia?

I'm submitting my columbia ed later today..
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 20:15
I only meant that Princeton's MFin is better than Columbia's MBA for bsd_lover based on the limited info I have about his interest in Hedge Funds etc. For someone not from a heavy finance background, going directly to HF from MBA is really difficult (Yes, even at top MBA schools).
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 21:38
Yeah, I agree. That's what I have heard as well .. MBA to HF is tough. The regular path is MBA --> IB structuring role --> HF .

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I only meant that Princeton's MFin is better than Columbia's MBA for bsd_lover based on the limited info I have about his interest in Hedge Funds etc. For someone not from a heavy finance background, going directly to HF from MBA is really difficult (Yes, even at top MBA schools).
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2007, 21:40
Or IB -> MBA -> HF/PE
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 05:45
WHOOOOAAAA!!!

Recommenders - Done
Transcripts - Done
GMAT - Done
Application - Done
Essays - Done
USD250 - Paid

Submitted for ED! Hope everything goes well :)

Good luck guys. and good luck to me too
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 06:04
Good luck adc_away!!! I applied on 8/20/07..... I wonder when they will be sending out decisions......
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 06:19
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Good luck adc_away!!! I applied on 8/20/07..... I wonder when they will be sending out decisions......


Yes. I realized you submitted VERY early... how did you manage to pump out the essays that fast? :shock:

Let me know when you hear something. Apparently at least 3 weeks before they change your status and let you know of any news. Do let me know when you get an interview :)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 06:33
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Good luck adc_away!!! I applied on 8/20/07..... I wonder when they will be sending out decisions......


Yes. I realized you submitted VERY early... how did you manage to pump out the essays that fast? :shock:

Let me know when you hear something. Apparently at least 3 weeks before they change your status and let you know of any news. Do let me know when you get an interview :)


I dont know how I did it.... Now it's a waiting game... My app went under review on 8/21/07.... and IF(!!!!) i do (or don't) get an interview, I will let you all know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 06:40
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Good luck adc_away!!! I applied on 8/20/07..... I wonder when they will be sending out decisions......


Yes. I realized you submitted VERY early... how did you manage to pump out the essays that fast? :shock:

Let me know when you hear something. Apparently at least 3 weeks before they change your status and let you know of any news. Do let me know when you get an interview :)


I dont know how I did it.... Now it's a waiting game... My app went under review on 8/21/07.... and IF(!!!!) i do (or don't) get an interview, I will let you all know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


All the best mate... I look forward to going to Columbia =)

You probably were one of the first few to submit that early... figures why your application went under review the next day! :) I think it'll be at least a week before my application changes status.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 06:47
beckee and adc, all the best for Columbia.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 07:26
Thanks man... I'll definitely need it!

And all the best with HBS and Ross for you too :)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 09:22
Wow .. you guys are doing pretty good. Hopefully I'll be able to join you guys in a couple of days. Right now, I am targetting Sep 6th for submission.

Oh, and all the best
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 12:28
Hey, What to write in the self reported transcripts in the cell for Class Rank? My institution doesnt provide any ranks.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 12:58
I can't imagine how you all got your apps done so early! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 13:22
I am waiting until 6th. Columbia is coming down to LA and I want to meet some of the ad-com pple and students, get some ideas and then write about that experience in my goals essay. So that weekend is my Columbia application submission, and I have to pester my recommender to hand in over her recommendation.

Things went really slow this weekend. I was dreaming that I would have cranked out a few essays.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 14:40
tell me about it... didn't get even one outline out... all the time spent on recommendations
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 19:09
wondee wrote:
Good luck adc_away!!! I applied on 8/20/07..... I wonder when they will be sending out decisions......


Congrats to both you guys!

My recos are done, I am just caught up in a never ending cycle of edits. I have been wanting to turn this forever now.

I am fairly confident that my current version is the last one. So, will submit it in the next day or two.

BTW, I read somewhere that most ED interview calls come out around mid Sept. I am sure I wont fall in the bucket, but it would be great if I hear back so soon!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 19:19
DJM wrote:

Congrats to both you guys!

My recos are done, I am just caught up in a never ending cycle of edits. I have been wanting to turn this forever now.

I am fairly confident that my current version is the last one. So, will submit it in the next day or two.

BTW, I read somewhere that most ED interview calls come out around mid Sept. I am sure I wont fall in the bucket, but it would be great if I hear back so soon!


Thanks man... most ED calls come out mid september? oh this is going to be such an exciting month.... in the very least, i hope to get an interview call...
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2007, 19:22
Now that everyone's submitting apps, I am freaking out. I donno how I am going to watch everyone get admits while I am still slogging on my essays.

Arrrgh! Daily rant no.100 done. Now, time to go back to the essays :-(
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