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# Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants

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Intern
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08 Nov 2012, 07:46
dentr0n wrote:
To the admitted people here: I read somewhere on this forum about a Facebook group a few weeks back. Is there a CBS 2015 group up that I can't seem to find?

I couldn't find a CBS '15 Facebook group either so just started this: http://www.facebook.com/groups/cbs15/

All admitted students (who are matriculating) please join! It would be great to start getting to know the other admits and even find people in our local areas to meet up with.
Intern
Joined: 15 Oct 2012
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Location: United States
Concentration: Real Estate, Finance
Schools: CBS '15 (A)
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08 Nov 2012, 09:01
riskylvrg wrote:
hopefulapplicant wrote:
riskylvrg wrote:
How long do you normally wait to follow up with the interviewer? My interview was 2 days ago and the interviewer said she would fill out the form right after the interview.

Am I supposed to receive an automatically generated e-mail once she submits the feedback? None so far...

Yes, you will get an automatic status update e-mail once your feedback has been submitted.

I would wait for at least 2 weeks before reminding your interviewer about submitting the feedback. They are busy people and you don't want to come across as a pest. I had my interview on Oct 30 and my feedback was submitted yesterday (Nov 7).

Thanks. Do you guys know how important the interview is? 10%...20% of the decision? Mine went incredibly well and obviously I am anxious for the interviewer to submit feedback as my story is fresh in her mind.

I think it's impossible to assign a number to the interview, but I've always understood it to be a "truthing" exercise. Unless you've made some effort to visit campus and meet adcoms, the interview is the school's only opportunity to assess your interpersonal skills and get a feel for your real-life personality. I would imagine that most interviews are arranged to either (a) confirm that a strong applicant is indeed strong in person and (b) confirm that international applicants are strong and comfortable in English. I'm sure that many are a combination of both. Twenty percent seems like a reasonable weighting I suppose. While I think a strong interview could rescue an on-the-fence application, I also think a weak one could kill a strong application.
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08 Nov 2012, 12:18
I'm in!!!

I've got an email on status update instead of receiving a call from adcom.

Here's my timeline. Hope it helps.

J-term,
Submitted 9/29
Interviewed 10/20
Interview feedback 10/27

Good luck to all of you.
Manager
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08 Nov 2012, 12:19
Lalala0707 wrote:
I'm in!!!

I've got an email on status update instead of receiving a call from adcom.

Here's my timeline. Hope it helps.

J-term,
Submitted 9/29
Interviewed 10/20
Interview feedback 10/27

Good luck to all of you.

Wow, congrats - was that scary? I've been dreading a status update email given that I've interviewed with feedback submitted. Do you mind sharing your profile?
Intern
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Schools: CBS '14
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08 Nov 2012, 12:25
Got the call today

Submitted 10/3
Interviewed 11/5
Submitted 11/5

Best of luck to all! My profile is elsewhere in this thread if anyone is wondering!
Intern
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08 Nov 2012, 12:32
sar9876 wrote:
Got the call today

Submitted 10/3
Interviewed 11/5
Submitted 11/5

Best of luck to all! My profile is elsewhere in this thread if anyone is wondering!

Congrats! Wow, adcom is booking it through these recent apps.
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08 Nov 2012, 12:34
sar9876 wrote:
Got the call today

Submitted 10/3
Interviewed 11/5
Submitted 11/5

Best of luck to all! My profile is elsewhere in this thread if anyone is wondering!

Congrats!!! Worthless to say I am filled with envy! did you apply for ED or J-Term?
Intern
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08 Nov 2012, 12:46
I should have mentioned that I am starting J-term in January. Perhaps that influenced my applications strong turnaround.
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08 Nov 2012, 13:47
I got an email today saying that I hadn't submitted my interview data yet so I must be having trouble getting an interview setup with the interviewers they assigned and they are going to waive the interview requirement and evaluate my application as is. Good or bad? The funny thing is that I just heard back from an alumni today and got an interview date but when I go to put it into the system it's already removed the interview info section from my app. Any thoughts?
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08 Nov 2012, 14:28
joe82 wrote:
I got an email today saying that I hadn't submitted my interview data yet so I must be having trouble getting an interview setup with the interviewers they assigned and they are going to waive the interview requirement and evaluate my application as is. Good or bad? The funny thing is that I just heard back from an alumni today and got an interview date but when I go to put it into the system it's already removed the interview info section from my app. Any thoughts?

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08 Nov 2012, 14:42

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Current Student
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GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
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08 Nov 2012, 16:50
I've added the LinkedIn and Facebook group links to the front page. All those admits, feel free to join the groups so we can get to know each other before next year.
Intern
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Concentration: Real Estate, Finance
Schools: CBS '15 (A)
GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V44
GPA: 3.54
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
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09 Nov 2012, 07:02
mappleby wrote:
I've added the LinkedIn and Facebook group links to the front page. All those admits, feel free to join the groups so we can get to know each other before next year.

Awesome, thanks. I've joined both. Very excited for the December 8th event as well!
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09 Nov 2012, 08:27
Darn, I applied for ED but I've been waitlisted. Final response to be given by Feb 2013...

Anyone know what are the odds for me at this point? Or are all ED applicants who interviewed get waitlisted or do some actually get dinged?
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09 Nov 2012, 08:32
lolibra wrote:
Darn, I applied for ED but I've been waitlisted. Final response to be given by Feb 2013...

Anyone know what are the odds for me at this point? Or are all ED applicants who interviewed get waitlisted or do some actually get dinged?

Sorry to hear that - I feel like I've seen lots of direct dings in my review of old posts and old threads. Do you mind sharing your timeline and profile?
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09 Nov 2012, 08:46
dougdoug wrote:
Lalala0707 wrote:
I'm in!!!

I've got an email on status update instead of receiving a call from adcom.

Here's my timeline. Hope it helps.

J-term,
Submitted 9/29
Interviewed 10/20
Interview feedback 10/27

Good luck to all of you.

Wow, congrats - was that scary? I've been dreading a status update email given that I've interviewed with feedback submitted. Do you mind sharing your profile?

Thanks. The update email scared me to death; I was expecting a call not an update email, which I thought was a ding message.

My profile:
Female; 3.5 GPA undergrad; GMAT 710; 2.5 yrs in consulting industry and 1.5 yrs in civil engineering industry
For those who haven't done interviews or submitted application forms, my suggestion is to express your passion to the school as much as you can.
Good luck to everyone.
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09 Nov 2012, 10:51
Hi Lalala - I saw that your interviewer submitted their feedback 1 week after you initially met. I'm coming up to that timing as well. Did you reach out to him/her after a few days to remind them, or just left them to it after your "thank you"? I know the rule of thumb is to give them some time since they're busy professionals, etc. etc., but I'm understandably anxious to move on to the next phase of the admissions process...
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09 Nov 2012, 12:05
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KUDOS
Just got the call! I'm in!!

5 Years in Corp Finance, fortune 100 company
GMAT 710 (Q48, V40)

Applied for ED
Submitted: 10/1
Invitation: 10/15
Interview: 10/25
Interview Feedback: 10/30

Best of luck to everyone!
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09 Nov 2012, 13:30
Got an email message with an update: Waitlist (J-term) Hope someone with an admission offer is willing to hand over his spot
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09 Nov 2012, 13:59
cmf12 wrote:
Got an email message with an update: Waitlist (J-term) Hope someone with an admission offer is willing to hand over his spot

Welcome to the waitlist Do you mind sharing your profile?
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