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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 08:39
Just had my interview today. Interviewer was very nice and made it a comfortable conversational atmosphere right off the bat. She didn't take any notes or have anything other than my resume in front of her. I could tell she's done this a fair amount and is good at getting good answers out of you.

The normal - walk me through your resume (though she didn't explicitly ask me, I kind of got the cue during conversation that she wanted me to go into it), why MBA, why Columbia. What do I do in my job now, how did I get there. Proudset moment on the job. Biggest weakness in the office or failure at work.

One question I was caught off guard for was "What is your networking style", but it was easy to wing that.

What, other than the finance classes I had mentioned, do I want to get out of COlumbia? That drew me into speaking about social intelligence, "softer" classes, clubs, etc. I'm probably forgetting a few other questions. We had planned 45 minutes and ended up chatting for 50-55 with a few questions from me at the end. We then spoke about what I do outside of work. She was very interested in this and we ended up speaking about my experience at a charity I've worked with for a few years for quite a bit. She drew out related questions - how does that experience affect you in the workplace, as a leader, etc.

It was conducted in her office but was a comfortable atmosphere - not a large conference table or anything like that. Overall it was a pleasant experience.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 09:21
I got waitlisted today for J-term. Kind of dissapointed now. Does anyone know the chances to get in off the waitlist?

Submitted: 9/5
Interview invite: 10/13
Interview: 10/16
Interview feedback: 10/21
Waitlisted: 10/25

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 10:07
Dinged without interview

submitted on 10/1 received a status update 10/25.

My profile for reference

28/M/Indian[US resident]
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UG GPA 3.6
Masters GPA 3.5
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Good luck rest of you!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 11:24
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 15:00
Anyone else get dinged today? I did.

Submitted ED: 10/2
Dinged (no interview): 10/25

I'm sad to see the class of CBS '15 put together and not be a part of it. Best wishes to all of you.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 17:05
Dinged :(

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Applied 9/23
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 19:27
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Anyone else get dinged today? I did.

Submitted ED: 10/2
Dinged (no interview): 10/25

I'm sad to see the class of CBS '15 put together and not be a part of it. Best wishes to all of you.


Was dinged as well today. Very disheartening...

Was so excited about it after visiting there and getting so excited about everything I saw. Got dinged by HBS on Wed (although I expected it) so back to back days was rough. Feeling like that's how its going to go for all of them now...
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 20:14
dinged :cry: 10/1 submit, 10/25 dinged
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 02:22
My application status still is "Submitted", and not even "Application Received". Does it mean that my review hasn't even started!! I applied on 3rd Oct. for J-term..
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 03:53
rajatar wrote:
My application status still is "Submitted", and not even "Application Received". Does it mean that my review hasn't even started!! I applied on 3rd Oct. for J-term..


The status doesnt change at all, even on getting admit - courtesy 'mappleby' who has got in. Congrats !

It also means we still stand a chance.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 05:22
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cory84 wrote:
Anyone else get dinged today? I did.

Submitted ED: 10/2
Dinged (no interview): 10/25

I'm sad to see the class of CBS '15 put together and not be a part of it. Best wishes to all of you.


Was dinged as well today. Very disheartening...

Was so excited about it after visiting there and getting so excited about everything I saw. Got dinged by HBS on Wed (although I expected it) so back to back days was rough. Feeling like that's how its going to go for all of them now...


I know the feeling, try to stay positive. Last year I was dinged without interview at HBS, Wharton and CBS. Waitlisted at Kellogg Rd 1 and eventually withdrew my application in June. I re-took the GMAT, really buckled down and brushed up my story and this year I was admitted to Columbia! You still have a number of schools left on your list and even if you don't get in this time it's not the end of the world.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 06:58
it's so warm to see many unknown friends accompany one another. Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 07:44
When someone is denied admission (not invited for interview even), does the status gets updated (and recent activities) or does it still show "Submitted?"

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 08:26
It's sad to hear about all those being rejected now. It does make me feel a little better about being waitlisted though. Do you have any tips on how I can increase my chances? Given that I'm applying to J-term I don't have time to do anything crazy.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 09:48
Submitted: September 20
Interview Invite: October 5
Interview: October 12
Interview Submitted: October 15
Decision: ????

I basically have had my cell phone glued to my hand. The support around here is keeping me going though...

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 10:20
QiuYidio wrote:
Submitted: September 20
Interview Invite: October 5
Interview: October 12
Interview Submitted: October 15
Decision: ????

I basically have had my cell phone glued to my hand. The support around here is keeping me going though...

GPA: 3.0
GMAT: 760
WE: 5 years strategy consulting


I feel you. Your result should come some time today, right? Good luck with it!
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 10:34
Any of the J-Term dinged applicants planning on reapplying to CBS for the September class start? I'm just wondering. I'm most probably not but just wanted to know what others were planning on doing.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 10:50
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Any of the J-Term dinged applicants planning on reapplying to CBS for the September class start? I'm just wondering. I'm most probably not but just wanted to know what others were planning on doing.


I'm curious - has anyone seen this work before? I'd imagine a J-term applicant would have been interviewed and then realized on their own or through conversations with interviewer or adcom that they'd be better served with the full 2 years and summer internship?

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 11:56
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KAS1 wrote:
Any of the J-Term dinged applicants planning on reapplying to CBS for the September class start? I'm just wondering. I'm most probably not but just wanted to know what others were planning on doing.


I'm curious - has anyone seen this work before? I'd imagine a J-term applicant would have been interviewed and then realized on their own or through conversations with interviewer or adcom that they'd be better served with the full 2 years and summer internship?

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I am 99% sure I've read on the CBS site that this is not possible.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 12:03
Soooo...I just want to throw this out there to see if anyone else has thought of this or if I am just crazy. I applied ED to Columbia on 10/3 with the hopes that an ED application would give me a small boost in chance of admission, but late enough that I could stretch out the admissions process to coincide with RD1 decisions from HBS, Wharton, & Kellogg. I got the interview invite from CBS 10/19 but I still haven't communicated with the interviewers because I don't want to speed it up too much and have to make a $6K deposit decision before knowing from the other schools. Can this work? We'll find out.
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