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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2012, 18:13
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Congrats everyone who's gotten in already -- I'm excited to meet you next fall!

With Frankenstorm looking like it'll make for a nasty few days ahead. I've already gotten Columbia alert emails warning that classes might be canceled on Monday -- I assume that means that adcoms might also be forced to slow down by the flooding/power outages/potential MTA shutdown. If you're still waiting, sit tight the next few days, and to everyone with me on the East Coast, best wishes for weathering the storm!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 06:38
If you've been admitted and you are a LinkedIn user please join the Columbia Business School class of 2015 networking page! I look forward to meeting you all next year -RDR
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 07:11
Frankenstorm is not helping my admissions anxieties! My timeline leads me to believe that a decision is imminent (submitted 9/17, interview feedback submitted 10/13). I'm severely nervous that I haven't heard anything yet, but I'm going to hope that the delay is a good sign rather than a bad one. I know that some of you have interviewed after me but have been accepted already, so I'm hoping that the adcom is just reviewing their pool before ultimately admitting me! I imagine that the storm is going to set back the whole process by at least a few days...
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 07:56
Hi everyone who was admitted, Congratulations. And those who didn't get in I commiserate (I am a re-applicant not to Columbia but other schools) but hang in there. Gotta believe in yourself.

Also, I would like to urge everyone, those who got in and those who didn't to please update your status on your profile so that the stats on the first page reflect correct numbers. This really helps those who are applying this year as well those who plan to apply next year. It's a great reference system while doing your applications. You get a good idea of what kind of Gmat Clubbers get admitted every year.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 10:57
Just an FYI. Columbia cancelled classes tomorrow (because of hurricane Sandy) so I doubt there will be any movement.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 18:15
I was interviewed on 23rd of Oct, and the interviewer still did not submit his feedbacks.
I am getting nervous... Anyone can help?
Should i contact the adcom? Or should i contact the interviewer?
I don want to be rude to the interviewer, but i need the result asap... (nyu deadline is coming...)
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 18:42
General rule of thumb seems to be give them a week. If he hasn't submitted on Halloween I would shoot him an email with a polite reminder. Then give it another week before contacting the admissions office.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 22:27
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I was interviewed on 23rd of Oct, and the interviewer still did not submit his feedbacks.
I am getting nervous... Anyone can help?
Should i contact the adcom? Or should i contact the interviewer?
I don want to be rude to the interviewer, but i need the result asap... (nyu deadline is coming...)

If I had an offer from NYU I would contact Columbia adcom, nothing to lose. If I had nothing from NYU I wouldn't contact anybody for a week or two, NYU's admission fee is not the thing I would try to save. I share you desire to learn about the final result but I would continue writing my apps for other schools, the thing I actually was doing after interview in Columbia. I left 2-3 drafts for NYU when I got the offer from Columbia. If you still have nothing, you still have nothing - Captain Obvious.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 07:15
Those who have already been interviewed - Would you be able to share the questions that were asked by your interviewers? Any unexpected or unusual questions?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 09:06
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I was interviewed on 23rd of Oct, and the interviewer still did not submit his feedbacks.
I am getting nervous... Anyone can help?
Should i contact the adcom? Or should i contact the interviewer?
I don want to be rude to the interviewer, but i need the result asap... (nyu deadline is coming...)


I'm in the same boat (my interviewer went as far as saying she'd recommend me). If anyone has an elegant way of requesting the interviewer to submit, that would be super helpful.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 10:20
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suting wrote:
I was interviewed on 23rd of Oct, and the interviewer still did not submit his feedbacks.
I am getting nervous... Anyone can help?
Should i contact the adcom? Or should i contact the interviewer?
I don want to be rude to the interviewer, but i need the result asap... (nyu deadline is coming...)


I'm in the same boat (my interviewer went as far as saying she'd recommend me). If anyone has an elegant way of requesting the interviewer to submit, that would be super helpful.

Ditto, Ditto. I actually interviewed October 16th....Needless to say I'm a little concerned/frustrated that the feedback hasn't been submitted yet.

I called the admissions office after a week (last tuesday) and they said that they would reach out to the person that interviewed me....but still no update.

I'm going to send the the person an email today again confirming my interest in the school and stating anything that I can do to expedite the process of submitting the form would be helpful, blah, blah blah. If I don't get an update by the end of the week I'm going to call my interviewer and see what the deal is.

I don't think this is ridiculous as long as you don't go overboard. All of these alumni went through the process so they should sympathize with your situation.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 10:48
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suting wrote:
I was interviewed on 23rd of Oct, and the interviewer still did not submit his feedbacks.
I am getting nervous... Anyone can help?
Should i contact the adcom? Or should i contact the interviewer?
I don want to be rude to the interviewer, but i need the result asap... (nyu deadline is coming...)


I'm in the same boat (my interviewer went as far as saying she'd recommend me). If anyone has an elegant way of requesting the interviewer to submit, that would be super helpful.

Not sure if you guys are did off-campus interviews or what, but don't forget that Hurricane Sandy is hitting the East Coast *right now*. And, even if your interviewer is not based on the East Coast, the odds are probably pretty good that they're more worried about friends/family that ARE out there than they are about submitting your feedback. In other words, just give it a few days. :lol:
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interviewed today as sandy hit new york city. haha, it was quite an adventure going out there!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 17:49
Lallalala wrote:
Those who have already been interviewed - Would you be able to share the questions that were asked by your interviewers? Any unexpected or unusual questions?



Lallalala here is what I posted a few pages back. Still applicable I think.

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david88 wrote:
Can folks who have interviewed already share your interview experiences/questions. This is the first b-school interview I will be doing so I am a little anxious.


My advice would be to make sure you know yourself, know your story and what you want. The obvious question is, walk me through your resume. Have a ~2 min spiel ready to go about the highlights of your resume that describes key points about your experiences and how you got to where you are today. Then make sure you know the school. Have a clear idea of why you want to go to Columbia, specific classes, clubs, opportunities. You should have something more to say than just, it's in NYC and I can be near the finance centers for networking. That's fairly obvious and doesn't necessarily show that you have done any research into the school itself.

Have a good idea of what you want to do after school. This should tie clearly into the Why an MBA and how Columbia is going to help you in your career path. If you are a career switcher (like I am) expect a number of questions on your motivation to switch careers. Especially if you interview with somebody in the field you intend to pursue. They will want to know that you have really thought this out and aren't just throwing darts at a dartboard.

Ultimately it is about fit. You will be talking to an alumnus of the school. They are going to be evaluating if they would want you as a peer and fellow alumnus. The network and brand name is huge, so fit is important. It's easier said than done but just try to relax. Try and turn it more into a conversation than just an interview. If they feel a personal connection to you or your story they will probably be more likely to give favorable feedback to the school.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 21:43
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Got the admit call!!

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IT consultant, 23 y.o, female, Intl student, GMAT 700.

It took 3 weeks to get the interview invite, but got the call a week after my interviewer submitted his feedback.

I wish you guys all the best!

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 21:46
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Hey guys,

Got the admit call!!

My profile -

IT consultant, 23 y.o, female, Intl student, GMAT 700.

It took 3 weeks to get the interview invite, but got the call a week after my interviewer submitted his feedback.

I wish you guys all the best!

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Congratulations! Can you please share your complete profile.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 21:59
Did u get the call today?

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Hey guys,

Got the admit call!!

My profile -

IT consultant, 23 y.o, female, Intl student, GMAT 700.

It took 3 weeks to get the interview invite, but got the call a week after my interviewer submitted his feedback.

I wish you guys all the best!

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 22:11
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aimforthestars89 wrote:
Hey guys,

Got the admit call!!

My profile -

IT consultant, 23 y.o, female, Intl student, GMAT 700.

It took 3 weeks to get the interview invite, but got the call a week after my interviewer submitted his feedback.

I wish you guys all the best!

:)


Congratulations! Can you please share your complete profile.


Sure thing!

Timeline:

Applied ED - 11th September
Interview Invite (Approx) - 3rd/4th October
Interviewed - 18th October
Feedback submitted - 18th October
Admit Call - 26th October

Profile -
Female, Intl Applicant from Australia, 23 yo, 5 years with Big 4 (started with them straight out of high school), IT Consulting.
GPA - 3.74/4, GMAT 700.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 22:13
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Did u get the call today?

aimforthestars89 wrote:
Hey guys,

Got the admit call!!

My profile -

IT consultant, 23 y.o, female, Intl student, GMAT 700.

It took 3 weeks to get the interview invite, but got the call a week after my interviewer submitted his feedback.

I wish you guys all the best!

:)




Got the call last Friday - I think they've closed down the uni for a couple of days until the storm passes
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 22:15
It doesn't look like there will be any movement this week.
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