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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 09:06
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MNeo or Abishek or anyone else applying in ED- if either of you get admitted in ED, are you ready to join Columbia and giving up the other apps? :)


Right now yes!!!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 10:10
I am a reapplicant that was thinking about applying RD, but now I am considering applying ED. I took the GMATs in March of this year, and did decent (730), so I figured I'd take a long shot an apply to CBS. After scrambling to get my application together in a few weeks, I ended up turning in my application around mid-April last year, and as expected I was dinged. I hear the acceptance rate of ED is much higher than RD, especially for overrepresented minorities (another IT/Male/Indian). Considering CBS is one of my top choices, I would be willing to make the ED committment in exchange for the beter chance of acceptance. Anyone have any insights on applying late in the ED cycle? Considering I haven't started the essay and I haven't yet lined up another recommender, I'm guessing I won't be able to submit until atleast late September.

Best of luck to everyone!
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 11:13
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Admissions Chat Alert!!!

Columbia Business School Alumni and the Office of Admissions
cordially invite you to a Live Chat Event on Business Week Forums.



It was quite dull. Same old questions and same old answers. Did anybody else visit it? ncprasad?
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 11:17
Nope. I am not applying to Columbia. My aspirations are more modest :)
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 11:45
ncprasad wrote:
My aspirations are more modest :)


Modesty = Harvard + MIT + Berkeley + Ross + Wharton :shock:

I am going insane trying to keep the essay on "What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will Columbia Business School help you achieve these goals?" and the one on "How will your MBA prepare you for a rapidly changing business environment?" not repeating each other, but still making a fluid and coherent reading. :madd
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 12:05
mNeo wrote:
ncprasad wrote:
My aspirations are more modest :)


Modesty = Harvard + MIT + Berkeley + Ross + Wharton :shock:



Why are you shocked? I am a shoo in to HBS. :stupid

Seriously, I do not think CBS is the right school for me. I am applying to set of competitive schools with the understanding that I may end up not getting in anywhere and thats fine with me.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 12:19
Yeah, I am applying to only those schools that I would really really want to go to. I don't care if those schools are all "reach" schools for me. If I don't get in the schools that I like, then I will just start experimenting with my entrepreneurial self a couple of years earlier.
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 12:36
Looks like all of us are in the same boat. I dont want to go to a school where I wont feel comfortable plonking down $100k. And I do know that almost all my schools(W/K/Chic/Col/Tuck/Ross) are reach. Might throw in a Duke and(or) a Stern in R2 (and they are no where close to being a safe school).

Oh well- Columbia ED is my goal...
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 13:04
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I am going insane trying to keep the essay on "What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will Columbia Business School help you achieve these goals?" and the one on "How will your MBA prepare you for a rapidly changing business environment?" not repeating each other, but still making a fluid and coherent reading. :madd


That 2nd essay is killing me...... I am not getting the theme of it at all. Can someone throw some more light?
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2007, 13:15
The clear-admit essays analysis points posted by ncprasad give some idea of the theme of the essay. Compared to the first essay, where you are focusing on your goals and how an MBA (And specifically a Columbia MBA) can help you, here you are to focus on the anticipated changes in the global business landscape (The rapidly changing business world - as mentioned in the essay topic, and a few other points that you can think of), and how an MBA (And specifically a Columbia MBA) can help you.

At least that's how I am trying to keep my essays not repeating each other, but still answering the question.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 00:18
I notice that there are quite a number of ED applicants... :(

And very competitive ones too... sigh.. is there anyway to convince you guys to apply to... say... Harvard and give average joes like me a chance? :P
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 01:59
What is also interesting is that the Columbia ED thread has got the highest activity among all school threads :shock:

So, all you ED guys out there, what is attracting you to Columbia?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 06:28
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What is also interesting is that the Columbia ED thread has got the highest activity among all school threads :shock:

So, all you ED guys out there, what is attracting you to Columbia?


without doubt, the quality of the chicks in new york....
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 06:31
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saurabh357 wrote:
What is also interesting is that the Columbia ED thread has got the highest activity among all school threads :shock:

So, all you ED guys out there, what is attracting you to Columbia?


without doubt, the quality of the chicks in new york....


chicks aren't interested in ED guys though
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 06:47
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adc_away wrote:
saurabh357 wrote:
What is also interesting is that the Columbia ED thread has got the highest activity among all school threads :shock:

So, all you ED guys out there, what is attracting you to Columbia?


without doubt, the quality of the chicks in new york....


chicks aren't interested in ED guys though


That has the funniest come-back ever :) Nice one
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 07:38
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chicks aren't interested in ED guys though


:lol: Awesome response, dabots
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 08:17
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What is also interesting is that the Columbia ED thread has got the highest activity among all school threads :shock:

So, all you ED guys out there, what is attracting you to Columbia?


The volume of activity reflects the deadlines. This thread will be dead after October, when the other school threads will be hopping.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 11:41
""Your professional resume should account for all of your work experience, including
full-time, part-time and summer employment since entering college. Begin with
your most recent employment and include military service, entrepreneurial
experience, travel and job search periods.""

This is what the resume in Columbia wants. I think it is different from other schools as we have been asked to account for the part time jobs and entrepreneurial experience in this and we dont do that in the resume normally. Moreover, we have been asked to include travel period and summers also.

What do people have to say? Has anyone prepared it?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2007, 19:40
dabots wrote:
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saurabh357 wrote:
What is also interesting is that the Columbia ED thread has got the highest activity among all school threads :shock:

So, all you ED guys out there, what is attracting you to Columbia?


without doubt, the quality of the chicks in new york....


chicks aren't interested in ED guys though


They like the commitment that ED guys are willing to give vs. R1/R2/R3 guys that are fishing around for a better deal :P
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2007, 06:30
mba2010 wrote:
In the Employment History part of the application, there's a non-required field for "Salary PIN". What is this? Google tells me nothing and my HR group has never heard of such a thing.


I don't see this question answered anywhere. So, what IS a Salary PIN?
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