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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 06:10
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NYUKellogg - I'm still deciding, not ready to commit yet! Leaning towards Columbia overall, but between NYU and Duke I am leaning towards Duke. Aside from the fact that I loved the program, if I'm going to give up Columbia for more companies that I'm interested in, then I would probably go with Duke which has a lot more of the companies rather than NYU which only has slightly more. If I stayed in NYC I just don't think I could see myself going with NYU over Columbia. Probably doesn't make the most sense, but oh well!


Yeah to echo someone above, very little of this process for me has made sense, so don't even worry about that at all. At the end of the day you're going to be spending a ton of money and, beyond jobs etc, you want to go somewhere you feel comfortable, so to a large extent I think going with your gut is a good move. I had my CBS interview on Tuesday and am feeling pretty good about it (though that obviously doesn't mean anything), so hopefully I'll have a similar choice to make (sans Duke). I do have to say that there's something about Stern that seems really appealing, but I agree that choosing Stern over CBS would be tough to do. Good luck figuring it out!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 07:40
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First time poster, long time lurker. Just got the acceptance call today and will be attending! Applied 1/7, interview invitation 2/1, interview 2/3, accepted 2/13. Who's attending CBS Connect this week??



Attending. I think there's a facebook page linked to on one of these posts... though I'm not an active facebook user. Might be nice to make a list of forum members who are attending if there's interest.


I'll be attending as well so that makes Skelet0r, Old1442 and Mappleby so far.

The facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cbs15/
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 07:57
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NYUKellogg - I'm still deciding, not ready to commit yet! Leaning towards Columbia overall, but between NYU and Duke I am leaning towards Duke. Aside from the fact that I loved the program, if I'm going to give up Columbia for more companies that I'm interested in, then I would probably go with Duke which has a lot more of the companies rather than NYU which only has slightly more. If I stayed in NYC I just don't think I could see myself going with NYU over Columbia. Probably doesn't make the most sense, but oh well!


At the risk of sounding selfish - are u taking yourself off the Kellogg/Wharton Waitlist? :o


Ha! Not selfish at all, but at the risk of me sounding selfish, no I'm not going to take myself of the waitlists!

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Yeah to echo someone above, very little of this process for me has made sense, so don't even worry about that at all. At the end of the day you're going to be spending a ton of money and, beyond jobs etc, you want to go somewhere you feel comfortable, so to a large extent I think going with your gut is a good move. I had my CBS interview on Tuesday and am feeling pretty good about it (though that obviously doesn't mean anything), so hopefully I'll have a similar choice to make (sans Duke). I do have to say that there's something about Stern that seems really appealing, but I agree that choosing Stern over CBS would be tough to do. Good luck figuring it out!


And NYUKellogg, yeah, I was actually surprised by how much I liked Stern, I got a great feel from the school. Don't know why I wasn't expecting to be crazy about it, but definitely left my visit feeling like I could see myself there. Good luck with CBS, but great to know you've got Stern if it doesn't work out!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 18:18
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Anybody out there who applied on 1/09 and still hasn't heard back? Seems like a good amount of people have heard back.


I'm still waiting and was trying to figure out if anyone on the boards knew anything.

FWIW, I have interviews at both HBS and Wharton, so am hopeful (although by no means certain), that I will get a chance to talk to CBS as well.


I applied Jan. 9 and have still not heard back either.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2013, 18:54
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Anybody out there who applied on 1/09 and still hasn't heard back? Seems like a good amount of people have heard back.


I'm still waiting and was trying to figure out if anyone on the boards knew anything.

FWIW, I have interviews at both HBS and Wharton, so am hopeful (although by no means certain), that I will get a chance to talk to CBS as well.


I applied Jan. 9 and have still not heard back either.


Can we assume that no news is good news at this point? Thoughts? I submitted circa 4am on 1/09 and am hoping the successive all nighters I put in during the process were well worth it
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 07:54
Good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back!

Quick question: is it a good/bad sign if the interviewer is quick about getting your evaluation in? I interviewed last Thursday, and got the notification that my status had changed (feedback sent) by Sunday.

I think I was good at (1) building rapport, (2) laying out the reasons why I wanted an MBA and why at Columbia, and (3) being articulate. However, I did get a little sidetracked talking about the growth trajectory of emerging markets (what I want to focus on post-MBA) when I was laying out my goals. Thoughts?

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 08:07
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Good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back!

Quick question: is it a good/bad sign if the interviewer is quick about getting your evaluation in? I interviewed last Thursday, and got the notification that my status had changed (feedback sent) by Sunday.

I think I was good at (1) building rapport, (2) laying out the reasons why I wanted an MBA and why at Columbia, and (3) being articulate. However, I did get a little sidetracked talking about the growth trajectory of emerging markets (what I want to focus on post-MBA) when I was laying out my goals. Thoughts?



I think it depends on the general efficiency and current workload of your interviewer. I interviewed at 7:00pm, finished at 7:40pm, got an email saying comments were submitted by 9:00pm. I had barely made it home by the time he finished. His comments could have been a very fast "he's great!" or "no way!"

Hoping for the former....interview took place 8 days ago, so should hear soon.

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 08:16
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Good luck to everyone still waiting to hear back!

Quick question: is it a good/bad sign if the interviewer is quick about getting your evaluation in? I interviewed last Thursday, and got the notification that my status had changed (feedback sent) by Sunday.

I think I was good at (1) building rapport, (2) laying out the reasons why I wanted an MBA and why at Columbia, and (3) being articulate. However, I did get a little sidetracked talking about the growth trajectory of emerging markets (what I want to focus on post-MBA) when I was laying out my goals. Thoughts?


I don't know that you can say definitively one way or the other but I wouldn't consider it a bad sign. I had my interview at the alumni ambassador's office which is a 1.5hr drive from my house. By the time I made it home from the interview I already had the email waiting for me that he had submitted his feedback. And it must have been good because a week later I got the admit call.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 09:00
Still no call, guess I'm not going to CBS Connect this weekend
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 10:48
Just got a invite to Interview! Pumped up!

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 11:01
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Congrats!!! Finally some good news on here! When did you apply?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 11:16
Hey all - what's the consensus on how long we can wait before following up with the interviewer? I had my interview on Monday, sent a thank-you letter on Tuesday morning, and have heard exactly nothing from him since then. [Side point: I just checked his business card and see he uses a different email address to the one that CBS had provided and that I had been communicating with until now. I assume it's fine because he did respond to my first email requesting the appointment, but of course this is not making me feel overly comfortable!]
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 11:22
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Just got the call for a Fellowship award! I guess that answers the question about Early Decision applicants. I honestly thought there was no way they would bother giving money to ED admits because we are already committed to the school. Glad I was mistaken.



congrats! glad to see someone who has been that helpful to CBS applicants and admitted students get such an award. Not sure what it was for but really congratulations you deserve it
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Just got the call for a Fellowship award! I guess that answers the question about Early Decision applicants. I honestly thought there was no way they would bother giving money to ED admits because we are already committed to the school. Glad I was mistaken.



congrats! glad to see someone who has been that helpful to CBS applicants and admitted students get such an award. Not sure what it was for but really congratulations you deserve it


Thanks, it was just a generic merit-based award, no mention of anything other than that. $10k off my first year is a nice way to start the weekend before Columbia Connect.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 12:09
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Hey all - what's the consensus on how long we can wait before following up with the interviewer? I had my interview on Monday, sent a thank-you letter on Tuesday morning, and have heard exactly nothing from him since then. [Side point: I just checked his business card and see he uses a different email address to the one that CBS had provided and that I had been communicating with until now. I assume it's fine because he did respond to my first email requesting the appointment, but of course this is not making me feel overly comfortable!]


I'd wait a week. It took my interviewer 3 weeks to submit my feedback...this was extremely annoying and frustrating. I waited a week (sent an email), waited another week (called and left a message) and waited another week and called the admissions office and they took over. After I called adcom my feedback was submitted on a Tuesday night and I got the acceptance call Wednesday morning. ha.

You don't want to be considered annoying and influence the feedback in a negative way. In the end it will all work out and given my experience it seems like the CBS interview was more of a "check the box" kinda thing.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 12:11
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Hey all - what's the consensus on how long we can wait before following up with the interviewer? I had my interview on Monday, sent a thank-you letter on Tuesday morning, and have heard exactly nothing from him since then. [Side point: I just checked his business card and see he uses a different email address to the one that CBS had provided and that I had been communicating with until now. I assume it's fine because he did respond to my first email requesting the appointment, but of course this is not making me feel overly comfortable!]


I'd wait a week. It took my interviewer 3 weeks to submit my feedback...this was extremely annoying and frustrating. I waited a week (sent an email), waited another week (called and left a message) and waited another week and called the admissions office and they took over. After I called adcom my feedback was submitted on a Tuesday night and I got the acceptance call Wednesday morning. ha.

You don't want to be considered annoying and influence the feedback in a negative way. In the end it will all work out and given my experience it seems like the CBS interview was more of a "check the box" kinda thing.


Cool - I appreciate the advice. In my own super optimistic brain I had been hoping he'd submit it immediately (like Mappleby's person) so that I could have a chance of getting word in time to attend CBS connect this weekend, but at this point, whether I nudge him today or next week, that isn't going to happen. Kind of sucks because if I do get in I won't be around for the April one, but c'est la vie!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 17:18
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Congrats!!! Finally some good news on here! When did you apply?



I applied on 1/9. Pretty late too, around 11 pm. I completed the form for interviewers and have been practicing my interviewing techiques for the last two weeks. Since I'm in nyc, hopefully I can schedule a interview this week.

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2013, 19:39
Just submitted my application. Pretty late, but crazier things have happened.
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