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Joined: 15 Feb 2013
Posts: 9
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Schools: CBS '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 700 Q0 V
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
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Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 2

Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2014, 10:34
The group is secret. Once you log into the admitted students site, there is a link to a form to request access.
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Joined: 26 Jun 2013
Posts: 4
Concentration: General Management
Schools: CBS '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q44 V49
GPA: 3.56
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Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2014, 08:02
Hi everyone!

I know there is an admitted students secret facebook and I filled out the quick form on the website with my name and whatnot, but what happens afterwards? Will you receive the group invite? (I submitted my info quite a few days ago, was wondering how long it took for everyone to see the facebook page)

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Joined: 17 Dec 2013
Posts: 6
GMAT 1: 780 Q V0
GPA: 3.8
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2014, 13:43
letmeinalready wrote:
golantrevize wrote:
Guys who attended Connect I , what was your experience?
This group seems really quiet...is there a facebook group for admitted students ?


Also curious how the Columbia Connect event went. I was admitted just last week and couldn't book a flight for a reasonable price. I'm thinking about attending the one in April but want to make sure it is worth the time and money spent on travel to NYC.


Not sure how others felt, but I thought Connect I was fine -- not amazing, not awful, but just fine. It was nice to meet a variety of admits and to get current students' perspectives on recruiting and career optionality, and I ran into some friends who I hadn't realized had been admitted, which was fun.

But, I will say that I found Connect I a little bit lacking in facilitating connections between admits. For example, we started the morning by doing icebreakers in small clusters - "share a fun fact about your neighbor with the group". We then never did any other cluster-based activity, but instead met either as an entire group (200 students?) or in focused panels; I thought it would have been easier to get to know people in more depth if we had been consistently together with a smaller cluster for more of the day. I also wished that the cluster activity had been more of a basic intro (name, undergrad school, what you're doing now, what you hope to do post-MBA) instead of a fun fact, since I think that would have made it easier to strike up conversations based on commonalities.

Then again, I generally prefer meeting people in smaller groups and getting to know everyone in a bit more depth, as opposed to making a ton of acquaintances in a large group, so... YMMV? Would be curious to hear what others thought as well!
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Joined: 06 Jul 2013
Posts: 66
Concentration: Strategy, Entrepreneurship
Schools: CBS '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.55
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 23

Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2014, 08:23
doublespresso wrote:
letmeinalready wrote:
golantrevize wrote:
Guys who attended Connect I , what was your experience?
This group seems really quiet...is there a facebook group for admitted students ?


Also curious how the Columbia Connect event went. I was admitted just last week and couldn't book a flight for a reasonable price. I'm thinking about attending the one in April but want to make sure it is worth the time and money spent on travel to NYC.


Not sure how others felt, but I thought Connect I was fine -- not amazing, not awful, but just fine. It was nice to meet a variety of admits and to get current students' perspectives on recruiting and career optionality, and I ran into some friends who I hadn't realized had been admitted, which was fun.

But, I will say that I found Connect I a little bit lacking in facilitating connections between admits. For example, we started the morning by doing icebreakers in small clusters - "share a fun fact about your neighbor with the group". We then never did any other cluster-based activity, but instead met either as an entire group (200 students?) or in focused panels; I thought it would have been easier to get to know people in more depth if we had been consistently together with a smaller cluster for more of the day. I also wished that the cluster activity had been more of a basic intro (name, undergrad school, what you're doing now, what you hope to do post-MBA) instead of a fun fact, since I think that would have made it easier to strike up conversations based on commonalities.

Then again, I generally prefer meeting people in smaller groups and getting to know everyone in a bit more depth, as opposed to making a ton of acquaintances in a large group, so... YMMV? Would be curious to hear what others thought as well!


I think your feelings are spot on.

For me, Connect was great because it helped me determine that CBS was right for me since:
1) I felt that I could become friends with everyone that I met.
2) It alleviated my concern that people don't get involved in the CBS community. Every current student I talked to mentioned how close he/she was with his/her cluster and how much fun it is spending time with classmates either during club activities or just going out together.

It could have been better if:
1) Like you said, more of an opportunity to meet people in small groups and start building connections.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to Connect II. Anyone else going? I'm looking forward to meeting some more people!


Side note about the Facebook Group: I think it took the moderators a day or so to add me. I wouldn't worry about it too much, as the moderators may be busy and/or traveling.
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Joined: 01 Dec 2013
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GMAT 1: 710 Q46 V41
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2014, 14:27
100% agree with these thoughts on Connect I. It's nice to hear others have the same reaction. I put my deposit down at CBS since the deadline was before the decision notification for other schools, but I've been losing some sleep over it ever since. I didn't have that "wow" feeling at Connect I, and I'm probably going to attend Connect II as well.
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Joined: 29 Jan 2014
Posts: 46
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.7
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
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Kudos [?]: 32 [0], given: 6

Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2014, 10:57
Just trying to make some plans in case I get a happy call from CBS. Can anyone tell me when Connect II is? All I can find is the date for last year's event. Thanks!
Current Student
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Joined: 25 Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Concentration: Finance
Schools: HBS '16, CBS (A)
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V47
GPA: 3
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Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2014, 20:50
Hi guys - i just got in last week! Won't be able to make it to the next connect weekend due to other travel plans, but if any of you are from Chicago or will be here any time prior to the fall, let's grab a few drinks!
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2014, 07:14
For those who were admitted this month, can you please share when you deposit is due? As a waitlisted prospect, I'm curious when they may know more about the numbers of incoming students.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2014, 08:48
Does anyone know when financial aid packages are being sent out?
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Joined: 09 Jul 2013
Posts: 86
Location: Brazil
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
WE: Project Management (Investment Banking)
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Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2014, 05:11
For those admitted students who are gearing up on stuff from Amazon.com, we are eligible to a free 6 month subscription of their Amazon Student program, which gives us free 2-day shipping and some exclusive offers. It will come in handy for textbooks and stuff for our new homes. If interested, just register your .edu e-mail address to your Amazon account, through the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup ... pe=generic

Best of luck!
Re: Columbia Class of 2016 - Admitted Students Thread   [#permalink] 28 Jul 2014, 05:11
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