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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 16:24
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Just got the phone call from Amanda Carlson! I'm in! She took me totally off guard by calling at 7:15 PM (EST) - we're in the midst of hurricane devastation here on the East Coast so I was thinking it was the power company...great surprise!

My profile:
White male
26 years old
USA
740 (97% verbal, 73% quant --> shows that 80/80 is certainly not a requirement)
4 years of WE in engineering
Intended concentration: Real Estate

My timeline:
Applied ED 9/17
Interview invite 10/1
Interview/feedback submitted 10/13
Admitted 11/1 (longer delay than many posters here have been reporting)

Some advice (application preparation aside) for those of you who have not yet finished you application or who have not yet received a decision:

If you can, make a very pronounced effort to visit campus! I attended an MBA information session and the Real Estate Spotlight event. I'm not sure if everyone's aware of this, but the Admissions Office maintains an open-door environment, even on weekends. I stopped in on a Saturday with my story and some pointed questions ready, and I ended up having a very relaxed but very productive 20-minute conversation with one of the primary adcoms. I gambled on this, but I knew that if the meeting went well it would pay dividends. Sure enough, during my phone call Amanda told me that this informal meeting really made an impression with the adcom member I spoke to. She mentioned some other details (date of my wedding, etc.) that made it clear that the adcom had taken notes as soon as I left the Admissions Office that day (I exchanged business cards when I left).

To those of you still waiting: keep hope alive! I'll be happy to give more advice or answer more questions!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 17:47
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Just got the phone call from Amanda Carlson! I'm in! She took me totally off guard by calling at 7:15 PM (EST) - we're in the midst of hurricane devastation here on the East Coast so I was thinking it was the power company...great surprise!

My profile:
White male
26 years old
USA
740 (97% verbal, 73% quant --> shows that 80/80 is certainly not a requirement)
4 years of WE in engineering
Intended concentration: Real Estate

My timeline:
Applied ED 9/17
Interview invite 10/1
Interview/feedback submitted 10/13
Admitted 11/1 (longer delay than many posters here have been reporting)

Some advice (application preparation aside) for those of you who have not yet finished you application or who have not yet received a decision:

If you can, make a very pronounced effort to visit campus! I attended an MBA information session and the Real Estate Spotlight event. I'm not sure if everyone's aware of this, but the Admissions Office maintains an open-door environment, even on weekends. I stopped in on a Saturday with my story and some pointed questions ready, and I ended up having a very relaxed but very productive 20-minute conversation with one of the primary adcoms. I gambled on this, but I knew that if the meeting went well it would pay dividends. Sure enough, during my phone call Amanda told me that this informal meeting really made an impression with the adcom member I spoke to. She mentioned some other details (date of my wedding, etc.) that made it clear that the adcom had taken notes as soon as I left the Admissions Office that day (I exchanged business cards when I left).

To those of you still waiting: keep hope alive! I'll be happy to give more advice or answer more questions!




Thanks for sharing this!

My interview feedback was submitted this Monday, and I have been expecting "the call" by early next week.. but it seems the process is getting delayed than many posters here have been reporting previously......

Do you think there's any way for me to raise the chance?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 08:52
Were there any posts by people that interviewed but got dinged? How long have those people had to wait if that was the ultimate case?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 13:48
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Just got the call and I'm in!

Submitted: September 20
Interview Invite: October 5
Interview: October 12
Interview Submitted: October 15
Decision: November 2, 4PM!

Undergrad: Ivy League
GPA: 3.0
GMAT: 760
WE: 5 years strategy consulting
Location: US - Northeast
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Good luck to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all next year!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2012, 12:39
QiuYidio wrote:
Just got the call and I'm in!

Submitted: September 20
Interview Invite: October 5
Interview: October 12
Interview Submitted: October 15
Decision: November 2, 4PM!

Undergrad: Ivy League
GPA: 3.0
GMAT: 760
WE: 5 years strategy consulting
Location: US - Northeast
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Good luck to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all next year!


Congrats, see you in the fall!

On a side note, have any of the other admitted students tried accessing the admitted students website? I'm getting a Not Authorized error even though the last status update I got said to log into the page for periodic updates.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2012, 22:27
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 03:40
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On a side note, have any of the other admitted students tried accessing the admitted students website? I'm getting a Not Authorized error even though the last status update I got said to log into the page for periodic updates.


I reached tech support few weeks ago we said that the site is not ready yet. When it is ready we all will get notifications. Any idea when we get a package from the school with all forms included?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 11:01
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Were there any posts by people that interviewed but got dinged? How long have those people had to wait if that was the ultimate case?


I'd be interested to hear about dinged with interview situations/timeline as well...If there's a 50% conversion rate of interviews into acceptances, I find it hard to believe the other 50% all had poor interviews
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 11:36
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dougdoug wrote:
Were there any posts by people that interviewed but got dinged? How long have those people had to wait if that was the ultimate case?


I'd be interested to hear about dinged with interview situations/timeline as well...If there's a 50% conversion rate of interviews into acceptances, I find it hard to believe the other 50% all had poor interviews


In my previous application I received an interview but was waitlisted then dinged.

Application Submitted: 10/6
Interview Invite: 11/18
Interview Feedback: 12/8
Waitlisted: 12/15
Dinged: 1/26
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 14:06
So the timeline for a response is similar - good to know. How did you profile change between last year and this year?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2012, 20:44
For the most part, went from being a consultant like any other at a large strategy house to a boutique firm where I was running my account and making my own sales.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 12:09
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Got the admit call about an hour ago. Good luck to the rest of you waiting to hear back, I know how stressful it is. By the way, any admits from the Toronto area on here?

Here's my stats & timeline:

Male, Canadian
Engineer / project manager, 3 years WE
75/100 GPA Engineering
760 GMAT (49Q, 44V)
Submitted 9/14, invited 10/5, interviewed 10/24, feedback received 10/25, admitted 11/5 ~2pm EST

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 12:48
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Got the admit call about an hour ago. Good luck to the rest of you waiting to hear back, I know how stressful it is. By the way, any admits from the Toronto area on here?

Here's my stats & timeline:

Male, Canadian, re-applicant
Engineer / project manager, 3 years WE
75/100 GPA Engineering
760 GMAT (49Q, 44V)
Submitted 9/14, invited 10/5, interviewed 10/24, feedback received 10/25, admitted 11/5 ~2pm EST


Congrats! That's pretty fast!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 18:13
Today is just a bad day for me...

I was interviewed but my fiance is dinged without interview...so our hope of going to CBS together diminished...it feels as bad as I was dinged
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 19:00
Oh too bad....
But still your fiance can go to NYU..! Cheers....!!
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Today is just a bad day for me...

I was interviewed but my fiance is dinged without interview...so our hope of going to CBS together diminished...it feels as bad as I was dinged


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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 21:35
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Some advice (application preparation aside) for those of you who have not yet finished you application or who have not yet received a decision:

If you can, make a very pronounced effort to visit campus! I attended an MBA information session and the Real Estate Spotlight event. I'm not sure if everyone's aware of this, but the Admissions Office maintains an open-door environment, even on weekends. I stopped in on a Saturday with my story and some pointed questions ready, and I ended up having a very relaxed but very productive 20-minute conversation with one of the primary adcoms. I gambled on this, but I knew that if the meeting went well it would pay dividends. Sure enough, during my phone call Amanda told me that this informal meeting really made an impression with the adcom member I spoke to. She mentioned some other details (date of my wedding, etc.) that made it clear that the adcom had taken notes as soon as I left the Admissions Office that day (I exchanged business cards when I left).

To those of you still waiting: keep hope alive! I'll be happy to give more advice or answer more questions!


Congrats and Thanks for the advice! I was debating applying or visiting 3 weeks from now and then applying. I might hang back and visit first and then apply thereafter.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2012, 02:25
I submitted my ED application on 3rd October but haven't heard from the adcom yet. Feeling very anxious. Is anyone else on the same boat as me?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2012, 05:20
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I submitted my ED application on 3rd October but haven't heard from the adcom yet. Feeling very anxious. Is anyone else on the same boat as me?


yes i am. and am sure we are not alone. fingers crossed. is there anything people who can't travel to NY do to help their candidacy at this stage?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2012, 05:39
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yes i am. and am sure we are not alone. fingers crossed. is there anything people who can't travel to NY do to help their candidacy at this stage?

I'd say try to get to know the school more by talking to alumni or current students, and mention this in the essays and interview. In fact, CBS online form asks whether we know any current student or not, and if so, we need to specify their names.

More importantly, as long as your essays have communicated clearly how CBS would help you reach your goals, that's all you can do.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2012, 06:57
For those admitted - after the call, how long until you received a status update on the online application?
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