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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 05:54
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gc329xyz wrote:
nope, ED13 here... but one update, we can now view our submitted apps after login by clicking "Preview Application Proof"...


I reviewed this 'proof'. There seem to be a couple of fields missing. It seems as I didn't filled out everything correctly (which is obviously a mistake). Even my GMAT score is not presented correctly.

Anyone experiencing the same problem?


Yes. My application looked crummy. Missing data points, some descriptions got cut off, no detail on my ECs, no resume! Sort of bummed me out. I hope they don't confuse that for the intended final product. Just another thing to stress over!


Just noticed this problem!

Doesn't show all my languages, employer websites, and employment duties/responsibilities!
GMAT V and Q mixed up!
No resume!

Has anyone tried contacting admissions about this?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jul 2012, 07:44
Short time reader, first time poster...
Calling all re-applicants. Can you please share with us first-timers any of your pitfalls, lessons learned, feedback from CBS? I understand that there may exist a bit of apprehension, seeing as you are eager for admission and increasing others' chances creates a conflict of interest; however, I get a feeling that there exists a strong feeling of community among the members of this site. I've read some really great things so far, and learned quite a lot. Thank you in advance for your insight.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 09:01
Count me in for ED

Last edited by Clicks on 10 Jul 2012, 12:10, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 10:05
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Short time reader, first time poster...
Calling all re-applicants. Can you please share with us first-timers any of your pitfalls, lessons learned, feedback from CBS? I understand that there may exist a bit of apprehension, seeing as you are eager for admission and increasing others' chances creates a conflict of interest; however, I get a feeling that there exists a strong feeling of community among the members of this site. I've read some really great things so far, and learned quite a lot. Thank you in advance for your insight.




Jerembo, I applied to CBS early January for Fall 2012 intake and was waitlisted and eventually denied. A couple takeaways:

1) If CBS is your first choice you should ABSOLUTELY apply ED. Unfortunately, it took me a whole application season to figure out that CBS was the best place for me and I believe I would've had a better shot had I gone the ED route. Admissions officers have also told me to apply as early as possible due to the nature of rolling admissions.

2) Visit campus and research as much as possible about the specific programs/classes you are interested in. There are a ton of CBS students who are happy to answer questions and give you insight into life at CBS.

3) When answering the part about why CBS, picture yourself as a student and elaborate to the highest level of detail possible as to what kind of clubs you'd be involved in and what Profs/classes fascinate you. Also, just as important, explain how you'd take advantage of the NYC setting to further your career goals/interests because the city is definitely not for everyone.


Hope this helps.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 10:10
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3) When answering the part about why CBS, picture yourself as a student and elaborate to the highest level of detail possible as to what kind of clubs you'd be involved in and what Profs/classes fascinate you. Also, just as important, explain how you'd take advantage of the NYC setting to further your career goals/interests because the city is definitely not for everyone.


Thanks for sharing this! Definitely helps as I was struggling a little bit while working on this essay. :)
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 10:29
Thank you gumbymc - helpful indeed.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 11:51
Looking for advice. I applied to j-term a few weeks ago, but I had yet to attend an info session. However, I've talked to current students, chatted with an adjunct professor and visited campus, so I was able to let them know in my application that I've done my homework.

Tonight I am attending a proper info session just to introduce myself and let them know I've applied, as well as express my excitement.

Should I send an email update into their generic applicant email address updating them that I've attended an info session?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Jul 2012, 12:02
To follow up, what is the best way to get in contact with current students and recent alumni (prior to campus visit)?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Jul 2012, 13:39
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To follow up, what is the best way to get in contact with current students and recent alumni (prior to campus visit)?


Reach out to club officers. Emails are public via CBS website.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 06:57
anyone having any info on interview invites / app status change..??
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 07:23
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anyone having any info on interview invites / app status change..??


No changes for me yet. Still at "Submitted" :?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 07:33
So am I, for more than 2 weeks now.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 08:00
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gc329xyz wrote:
anyone having any info on interview invites / app status change..??


No changes for me yet. Still at "Submitted" :?


Is it saying "submitted" ? Because mine saying "received" and there are couple of green checks for GMAT, Recos etc..
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 08:13
i guess it should be Received for all.. last 2 years the interviews had started by this time... i wonder whats the plan this year...
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2012, 08:34
I think they are working through bugs with the new application system. I'm sure that is delaying things a bit. The rolling process is funny - it can go under review and then two days later you're invited to interview. Within 2 weeks you could have a decision!

Hang in there folks! Anything good is worth waiting for!
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Re: Columbia 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2012, 08:03
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One thing - I live abroad and cannot visit NYC before my application (unless a random lucky business trip comes up), does anyone know if this has a big impact?

Not even a tiny one, otherwise those who aren't able to travel would be disadvantaged.

Count me in for CBS.


Agreed. My understanding is that schools won't fault people who do not visit....unless you live in that area to begin with! I have a buddy who went to Columbia undergrad, lived in NYC, and applied for the MBA at CBS. Didn't bother visiting and didn't even get an interview despite solid stats.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2012, 07:47
Submitted on 07/13 for ED... fingers crossed!!! good luck to everybody
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2012, 08:27
Good luck HeFe! Hey BranStark, just for my edification, what kind of stats would you deem solid?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2012, 13:43
Just received an email from Columbia about a J-Term Info Session. See below. Let me know if anyone is planning on attending. I just submitted my RSVP.

Please join us on campus to learn more about Columbia Business School's 16-month January-entry MBA program. The Spotlight On: January panel will consist of current January students and Admissions Committee members speaking about this accelerated option and the Columbia Business School student experience.

Thursday, August 2nd — 6:00 p.m.

Uris Hall, Room 142
3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2012, 23:29
They again made available "application proof" and they fixed most of the bugs.. But still my explanation on the extracurricular events and job descripton is not fully seen in the form... anybody has the same problem?
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