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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2012, 17:05
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I think the reason might be because they want people who know the current You and not the You from a job or two ago.
I heard that rumor as well but don't really believe it as what matters is that they can really attest to your strengths and weaknesses.


I completely agree that it's better to have someone write your LOR who can speak to your strengths and weaknesses.

Perhaps we should poll the ED-ers on how many of their letters were written by people at their current job, a past job, or other. :P

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2012, 20:53
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Hi everyone. I went to a Columbia info session in Mumbai yesterday and the Asst Admissions director was conducting the session. He mentioned 2 things I'd like to share with everyone here.
1. Some CBS RD interviews have gone out but he expects a slew of them to go out in the next week or so.
2. For your recommendations if both your recommendations are not from current supervisors or if you are getting a recommendation from a supervisor in a prev. Co. He said you should mention it in the optional as to why you prefer to get your second frm a prev Co.

The second point really stood out for me coz most schools don't care abt both recommendations being from your current organization. Also they queue the apps in the order they receive them so he suggested not submitting ON Jan 9 to avoid the rush since for those apps the process may get a bit delayed due to the sheer no. of apps recd tht day.

He also kept repeating being very specific about your goals in the essays.

Hope this helps anyone who is about to submit your application in the next few days. I plan to send mine in Mid Dec.



If #2 is really the case, i'm surprised the columbia application does not explicitly state this. I got 1 rec from current and the other from a previous supervisor, at a company that i worked 5+ years at. I already submitted my app.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2012, 20:54
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I would expect interview invites to start rolling out very quickly beginning mid-DEC. Columbia is generally a back-up to the top applicants who will begin receiving admit notifications mid-DEC to H/S/W and subsequently withdraw their application from Columbia.

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Last year, people who submitted by December 1st or so, managed to get invites by Christmas. Not sure if this will still be the case this year though.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 05:09
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DreamerfromPQ wrote:
I think the reason might be because they want people who know the current You and not the You from a job or two ago.
I heard that rumor as well but don't really believe it as what matters is that they can really attest to your strengths and weaknesses.


I completely agree that it's better to have someone write your LOR who can speak to your strengths and weaknesses.

Perhaps we should poll the ED-ers on how many of their letters were written by people at their current job, a past job, or other. :P

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For what it's worth, I'm an ED admit and NEITHER of my recommendations came from my current employer. One was from a supervisor at my last job and the other was from a client I worked closely with at my last job.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 07:23
That's certainly reassuring, thank you.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 12:28
Any movement on the J-term WL? :roll:
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 18:22
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Any movement on the J-term WL? :roll:


not here. the waitlist letter says they will get back by Dec 15, but I heard from admissions that this can extend up until classes start... #anxiety
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2012, 18:59
Submitted on 10/4/12 for rolling admissions, invited today. I doubt geography means much, but I know some people on here think it does, so I'll tell you I'm from the pacific NW.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 00:11
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Any movement on the J-term WL? :roll:


not here. the waitlist letter says they will get back by Dec 15, but I heard from admissions that this can extend up until classes start... #anxiety


Nothing new here either. I don't have very high hopes now, to be honest.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 10:19
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 10:59
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Invited to Interview on dec 3rd.
Submitted application on Nov 13th for regular decision.


Hmm that's a big jump from yesterdays invite submit date at 10/4 to today of 11/13. Perhaps there are different groupings within rolling decisions?

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 15:02
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Invited to Interview on dec 3rd.
Submitted application on Nov 13th for regular decision.


Hmm that's a big jump from yesterdays invite submit date at 10/4 to today of 11/13. Perhaps there are different groupings within rolling decisions?

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From what I heard, they don't even start reading RD applications until november, so even if you submit in octobe, you won't hear back for an interview until the next month. I think the pace picks up drastically after thanksgiving. One girl i know submitted around December 1st last year, got her invite around the 17th or so. Not saying that's gonna happen necessarily this year but food for thought.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2012, 15:45
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So, to play devil's advocate a bit, does that mean if you submitted an app between 10/4 and 11/13 and haven't received an invite yet that you're not getting one?

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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 01:55
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So, to play devil's advocate a bit, does that mean if you submitted an app between 10/4 and 11/13 and haven't received an invite yet that you're not getting one?

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If you don't hear by mid-december, it's probably a ding.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 05:54
I submitted mine on November 20th. I'll let you all know when I hear but they explicitly describe their process as chronological so I assume I will hear soon.
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Submitted november 16th, got an invite on 23rd interviewed on 30th nov.. 3rd dec feedback submitted.. awaiting final result :-/
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 14:29
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Submitted november 16th, got an invite on 23rd interviewed on 30th nov.. 3rd dec feedback submitted.. awaiting final result :-/


Woah! That's the fastest interview invite I've heard of! Congrats. But then again, you do have very strong stats, so the first reader probably recommended an invite for you right away.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 18:10
Is it correct that this year, our status will be "submitted" the entire time until we get an invite or get dinged?
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2012, 18:20
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Is it correct that this year, our status will be "submitted" the entire time until we get an invite or get dinged?


Even afterwards. I got accepted almost 2 months ago and it still says "Submitted." You just get additional status updates on the next page.
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Re: Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2012, 13:46
applied! phew
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