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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
dabots wrote:
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
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?


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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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2007, 06:35
I emailed the adcom and they just said if you don't know what it is, leave it blank.

My HR group had no idea what it was either.
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2007, 10:23
Who's submitted their application today for Columbia ED?

I am still waiting for my LORs
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2007, 09:42
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Who's submitted their application today for Columbia ED?

I am still waiting for my LORs


Are you done with Essay # 2.??

I am still getting nightmares over it
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2007, 09:51
Essay 2 is difficult. Specially because it touches topics for which ensuring that your essay doesn't become impersonal is very difficult. One also has to ensure that this essay doesn't step into what you are discussing in essay 1.

However, I think that the most difficult essay is essay 4: What are you most passionate about? This is a younger sibling of the dreaded "What matters to you most" essay of Stanford. It's easy to write about a hobby, a philosophy in life, a career, a humanitarian cause or your family. But now look at the "most" word. Is that really what you are most passionate about? Honestly? In my opinion, to find out what you really are most passionate about and to come up with a mature and non-cheesy answer to this question in a sensible way in 250 words is insanely difficult.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2007, 10:13
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in 250 words is insanely difficult.


So far I have found it insanely difficult to answer anything in 250 words. I could do 350 words...sigh....
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2007, 11:18
mNeo wrote:
Essay 2 is difficult. Specially because it touches topics for which ensuring that your essay doesn't become impersonal is very difficult. One also has to ensure that this essay doesn't step into what you are discussing in essay 1.

However, I think that the most difficult essay is essay 4: What are you most passionate about? This is a younger sibling of the dreaded "What matters to you most" essay of Stanford. It's easy to write about a hobby, a philosophy in life, a career, a humanitarian cause or your family. But now look at the "most" word. Is that really what you are most passionate about? Honestly? In my opinion, to find out what you really are most passionate about and to come up with a mature and non-cheesy answer to this question in a sensible way in 250 words is insanely difficult.


Can you give some inputs & thoughts on essay 2?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2007, 11:23
abhishek.sardana:
I had posted some pointers for a start on essay 2 at:

http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... c&start=69

Hope that helps.

bherronp:
Yeah. "250 words" is like two paragraphs. What do they want us to do? Write STPOMLITMFWTBOTHP instead of "So the passion of my life is to make friends with the bouncers of the hip pubs"? Or maybe I can write "So-the-passion-of-my-life-is-to-make-friends-with-the-bouncers-of-the-hip-pubs" and count that as one word?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2007, 18:22
I put my hobby as my greatest passion. Mainly because I spend so much time on it and have continously done it over the past few years. But can you really rank what you're passionate about?

Let's say, you're passionate about mixing drinks - I mean, it's what you live for, you mix drinks day and night and even work as a bartender, but you would drop mixing drinks to make out with that hot blonde. Does that mean you're more passionate about making out?

I think if you could draw some aspects of your work xp, or ambitions or such into the essay 2, while being able to quote Glenn Hubbard, while showing off your talents, while making it readable and smooth in 500 words, then you're sitting tight.... :wink:

I'll be submitting my application no later than 29 August..... at least that's the plan
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work exp [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2007, 08:16
Hey whats everyones work exp and backgrounds like?? Im also applying to ED after a DING late April last year... Its hard to write about how you improved yourself after only a 4 month lag between applications. How are other re-apps handling this? little about myself to start off

5 years work exp

2 years family business
1 year Bank of NY
2 years Lehman asset mgt finance - AVP
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Recos ? [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2007, 18:20
Had a question about the recos ...
In the app., when I type the details of the recommender and click save & proceed [with the 'send' box clicked], will I get to see the questionnaire my recommender will be sent ..?

I am not interested in seeing my recommenders response (right now), I just want to tell my recommender what to write and so wanted to see the form before he does ..

Am sure most of you have already done this.., guidance plz..?
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