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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2013, 09:22
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Dinged! I got the email yesterday around noon.

Applied 1/8
Invited 2/3
Interviewed 2/19
Feedback submitted 2/19
Decision 3/4

I was tepidly optimistic after my interviewer said he thought I’d be a great fit for CBS and would be recommending me, but that's obviously just one piece of the puzzle. I'm not sure what my decision would have been between Haas and CBS, but since my focus is Tech/Entrepreneurship Berkeley feels really natural for me. Congrats to all the admits and best of luck to everyone still waiting!
for your post mba goals, Berkeley is probably an even better fit for you than CBS.. Congrats!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2013, 13:23
Dinged. Emailed about 30 mins ago.

Interviewed 2/26 and feedback on 2/27.

This one stings. My other dings I more or less expected, but Columbia was my top choice and I really felt like I was a great fit there. Maybe I ought to wait til class of 2016. Oh well, so it goes. Best of luck to the rest of you.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Mar 2013, 14:18
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Dinged. Emailed about 30 mins ago.

Interviewed 2/26 and feedback on 2/27.

This one stings. My other dings I more or less expected, but Columbia was my top choice and I really felt like I was a great fit there. Maybe I ought to wait til class of 2016. Oh well, so it goes. Best of luck to the rest of you.


Sorry to hear that chains! Looks like you've still got a few schools out there you are waiting to hear from, best of luck with them!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2013, 07:12
Have any fellow waitlisters heard anything back lately? Its been a month and I'm starting to get a bit curious. :-D
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2013, 08:20
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Finally I can type up this post...

ACCEPTED!!!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2013, 08:25
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Finally I can type up this post...

ACCEPTED!!!


CONGRATS! More details please :)
timeline? When was your feedback submitted?
Fingers still anxiously crossed here!!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2013, 14:19
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Accepted!

Submitted 12/29, Interview Invite 1/23, Interview 2/13 (took awhile to schedule), Interview Feedback Submitted 2/22, Accepted! 3/4 (got a call and then a few emails)

Congrats to other admits, and good luck to those waiting!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 10:03
chains1910 wrote:
Dinged. Emailed about 30 mins ago.

Interviewed 2/26 and feedback on 2/27.

This one stings. My other dings I more or less expected, but Columbia was my top choice and I really felt like I was a great fit there. Maybe I ought to wait til class of 2016. Oh well, so it goes. Best of luck to the rest of you.


Sorry to hear that Chains. I saw your question in the Ask Columbia Admissions thread. The schools have to be very ambiguous in how they answer questions about individual people's chances. The reality is the Columbia seems to really like re-applicants. This jives with my personal experience as well as the information I received from friends and talking to admissions consultants when I decided where to apply my second time around. If you like Columbia I encourage you to re-apply and do it ED next time. Yield is important to top schools' rankings so showing a clear dedication to the school definitely helps.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 11:12
Slow couple days...

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 11:57
chains1910 wrote:
Dinged. Emailed about 30 mins ago.

Interviewed 2/26 and feedback on 2/27.

This one stings. My other dings I more or less expected, but Columbia was my top choice and I really felt like I was a great fit there. Maybe I ought to wait til class of 2016. Oh well, so it goes. Best of luck to the rest of you.



Maybe I'll see you at Georgetown. I just got dinged from Stern, so I believe Columbia will be dinging me soon. Well, good luck with Kellogg!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 12:53
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Accepted! Yay! So pleased. :)

Here's my timeline:

1/9: Applied minutes before the deadline;
2/18: Received interview invitation;
2/26: Interviewed (a very informal and enjoyable 1.5 hour conversation at a coffee shop; the only "interview questions" I was really asked were to walk through my resume, "Why Columbia?," to discuss my future goals (specifically and generally), and to describe a few times when I'd faced "adversity" in my life);
2/27: Feedback submitted; and
3/7: Accepted (via telephone call from "Unknown," followed by an email a few minutes later; I was told that my online status would be updated later today with "next steps").
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 12:57
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Accepted! Yay! So pleased. :)

Here's my timeline:

1/9: Applied minutes before the deadline;
2/18: Received interview invitation;
2/26: Interviewed (a very informal and enjoyable 1.5 hour conversation at a coffee shop; the only "interview questions" I was really asked were to walk through my resume, "Why Columbia?," to discuss my future goals (specifically and generally), and to describe a few times when I'd faced "adversity" in my life);
2/27: Feedback submitted; and
3/7: Accepted (via telephone call from "Unknown," followed by an email a few minutes later; I was told that my online status would be updated later today with "next steps").



Good stuff -- huge congrats!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 14:48
When is the application cutoff? Could I still apply? The website is not really clear on the final possible submission date?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 15:10
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When is the application cutoff? Could I still apply? The website is not really clear on the final possible submission date?


The site says April. There should be an exact date in the application system.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 07:48
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When is the application cutoff? Could I still apply? The website is not really clear on the final possible submission date?


The site says April. There should be an exact date in the application system.


It says April 10th - http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admissions/applynow
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 08:05
Happy Friday!

Anyone who went to CBS admit day (or weekend?) who can comment on the experience? Is it a day or couple of days? What events did they have? And anyone know when the next upcoming event is?

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 08:26
So just wanted to share a bit about my interview. I interviewed in New York, at the offices of my interviewer. He was incredibly smart, friendly and outgoing, and really seemed interested in getting to know me and to help me understand more about Columbia. At one point we ended up talking about the Big Bang Theory and reality TV, which was fun. He was nice enough not to take notes during that part though

He did have a printout of the standard questions that Columbia asks and was taking notes on the back of it. The ones that he asked specifically that were not just covered in our general conversation about my goals and background were:

-Tell me about a time that you faced adversity (he clarified that this used to be "tell me about a time you faced an ethical question")
-Is Columbia your first choice? Where else did you apply?
-What will you do if you don't get accepted into business school

Overall, I had a great time talking to him about what I wanted to do, my career goals, and his experiences at Columbia. He was very enthusiastic about the school, and overall was a really wonderful ambassador for the program.

Plus he submitted my feedback the same afternoon as I interviewed. I'm glad that I managed to get my thank-you email in before he got his feedback in. :)
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 08:43
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So just wanted to share a bit about my interview. I interviewed in New York, at the offices of my interviewer. He was incredibly smart, friendly and outgoing, and really seemed interested in getting to know me and to help me understand more about Columbia. At one point we ended up talking about the Big Bang Theory and reality TV, which was fun. He was nice enough not to take notes during that part though

He did have a printout of the standard questions that Columbia asks and was taking notes on the back of it. The ones that he asked specifically that were not just covered in our general conversation about my goals and background were:

-Tell me about a time that you faced adversity (he clarified that this used to be "tell me about a time you faced an ethical question")
-Is Columbia your first choice? Where else did you apply?
-What will you do if you don't get accepted into business school

Overall, I had a great time talking to him about what I wanted to do, my career goals, and his experiences at Columbia. He was very enthusiastic about the school, and overall was a really wonderful ambassador for the program.

Plus he submitted my feedback the same afternoon as I interviewed. I'm glad that I managed to get my thank-you email in before he got his feedback in. :)


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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 08:45
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joeKing87 wrote:
When is the application cutoff? Could I still apply? The website is not really clear on the final possible submission date?


The site says April. There should be an exact date in the application system.


It says April 10th - http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admissions/applynow


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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 08:47
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Have you heard back?


I actually just interviewed yesterday, so not quite. :)

My interviewer noted that the admissions office was trying out some new stuff this year (might also explain why the interview instructions were different for different people) and might be a bit slow. But that I should hear back in one to two weeks.
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