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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 09:22
Congrat's sudden! Will cross my fingers for you!!!!!

Just recieved my interview invite from Columbia and this is sort of my last chance at class of 2010. I am a wild card candidate with a definitely competitive profile according to bsd and others and I was hoping to get help from you admits.

I am supposed to upload a resume and I need help in making sure my resume is up to par...apparently that was one of the worst items in my application...and for those in the U.S would someone mind doing mock interviews with me?
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 09:54
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Congrat's sudden! Will cross my fingers for you!!!!!

Just recieved my interview invite from Columbia and this is sort of my last chance at class of 2010. I am a wild card candidate with a definitely competitive profile according to bsd and others and I was hoping to get help from you admits.

I am supposed to upload a resume and I need help in making sure my resume is up to par...apparently that was one of the worst items in my application...and for those in the U.S would someone mind doing mock interviews with me?


what is your pitch for how you plan to make the transition from biomed research to finance? basically, i am wondering how you plan to utilize this interview opportunity (congrats on the opportunity!) to tell your story. i think it's critical that you really sell the transition you are trying to make. i definitely think that your research experience would add value to a capital markets biotech research team, but this may not be readily apparent to someone outside of the capital markets. you could do yourself a big favor by shoring up your story and making it as easy to understand as possible while simultaneously relating it to the extensive finance offerings at columbia. i mention this 1) because i know something about your area of interest and could potentially help you strategize and 2) to help focus you on what you need to succeed in the interview (the resume is just one component and is not as important as what you actually say during the interview). let me know if i can help!

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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 10:40
sudden and columbia, how long was your application complete before you got an interview invite?

columbia, good luck with the interview!!!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 10:53
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As Sudden said, do not worry about your resume format (it could not have been that bad if you got an interivew), you need to work on your approach for this interview. If you would like my help, please PM me, and we'll make it happen.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 11:12
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sudden and columbia, how long was your application complete before you got an interview invite?

columbia, good luck with the interview!!!


i submitted on 1/9, went complete on 1/30 and received my invite on 4/1.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 11:25
Thanks sudden, navy and djhouse.

Sudden and djhouse, thanks a million for your offers I will definitely contact you guys for more help this evening after work when I can focus more clearly on the interview.

Navy, here's my timeline. Submitted 1/9, under review 2/5, interview invite 4/9.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2008, 11:26
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Thanks sudden, navy and djhouse.

Sudden and djhouse, thanks a million for your offers I will definitely contact you guys for more help this evening after work when I can focus more clearly on the interview.

Navy, here's my timeline. Submitted 1/9, under review 2/5, interview invite 4/9.


sounds good. i am leaving for vacation tomorrow, so i will try to check in tonight if i have time.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2008, 16:40
it's been a week since the interview and no word yet. any thoughts on how long this might take? does anyone know what the drop dead date is?
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2008, 18:35
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it's been a week since the interview and no word yet. any thoughts on how long this might take? does anyone know what the drop dead date is?


Has the interviewer submitted their feedback yet?
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2008, 14:01
yes, they submitted the feedback and my status was updated the same day. the website says that my interview feedback has been received.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 03:00
Sudden, I bet you get a decision by the end of the week. Good luck!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 05:40
I'm over here rooting for you as well. Good luck!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 05:51
businessdoc, did you go to the admit weekend? I thought I read somewhere that they just had one this past weekend. If so, how was it?
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 06:33
I had gone to the first one, but not this last one. I really enjoyed the experience. I could give a more detailed overview of my experience if you wanted a bit later on when I take a break.
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 06:43
yeah, I'm really interested in your experience and feelings about your classmates. Also would help me better understand the interests and various opportunities afford to MBA '10 for (hopefully) an interview. Thanks!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 07:18
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yeah, I'm really interested in your experience and feelings about your classmates. Also would help me better understand the interests and various opportunities afford to MBA '10 for (hopefully) an interview. Thanks!



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Not sure if you read my debrief of the first Open House, but it is on page 36 of this thread. I also spoke to a classmate-to-be who went to the Open House II last weekend, and he said it was great. Not as many accepted students were there as the first one, and it was mostly RD admits. He said most of them were choosing between Columbia and Wharton, and he did his best to convince them to go to Columbia of course. He also said that it was great listening to Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO and Chairman of CITI's Global Wealth Management Division, and CBS alum (I guess Vikram Pandit, another CBS alum, was a little too busy!!!) :-D
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 09:48
Hey sudden, hold strong. Am sure with all the planning for and actual execution of this past admit weekend they probably did not meet any for application review. I would therefore guessthat they are just getting back to work so don't worry too much. Good luck, I think you have a decent chance!!!


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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2008, 18:37
Columbia08 wrote:
Hey sudden, hold strong. Am sure with all the planning for and actual execution of this past admit weekend they probably did not meet any for application review. I would therefore guessthat they are just getting back to work so don't worry too much. Good luck, I think you have a decent chance!!!


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it's been a week since the interview and no word yet. any thoughts on how long this might take? does anyone know what the drop dead date is?


thanks for the kind words, columbia! still nothing yet, but i am occupied with other things right now -- i'm in asia on vacation and it is absolutely amazing. i love china! i have been running around like crazy trying to see as much as possible and have not been able to check in, so i wanted to say that i was not able to respond in a timely manner to your inquiry (PM), but that i hope your interview went well if you have had it already -- if not, good luck!
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Re: Calling Columbia applicants for 2008 [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2008, 05:07
sudden, Columbia's Regular Decision deadline was April 16th so perhaps they are quickly scanning the last minute submitters too. Have a good time in China and hopefully you'll have your decision soon!
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dinged. it's hard to believe that i went 4/5 receiving interviews and then 0/4 on admits. congrats to those who made it.
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