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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 15:32
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Guy's, question; bottom line, would you choose duke or cornell?


It depends...


Where do you want to work, and what do you want to do post MBA? What type of experience are you looking for while you're getting your MBA? Why did you apply to Cornell? Why did you apply to Duke?
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 15:41
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Guy's, question; bottom line, would you choose duke or cornell?


Cornell, here's why: Smaller class size, proximity to NYC, awesome Veterans club, I personally like Ithaca's college town vs. Durham's surroundings. I visited Duke but it wasn't in my top 4. I may have applied R2 if I didn't get into Johnson.

These are peer schools, so rankings aren't really a consideration.

That said, my opinion doesn't really matter - what criteria is important to you?


Cornell is outstanding. Program wise they probably are a better fit (I am in finance), but Duke is great too. I am a bit discouraged by the cold in Ithaca and it is a consideration for me. I figure that I will be fine graduating from both and both have strong programs with their respective advantages.
It is a tough one. I do have a soft spot for Cornell.
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Cornell is outstanding. Program wise they probably are a better fit (I am in finance), but Duke is great too. I am a bit discouraged by the cold in Ithaca and it is a consideration for me. I figure that I will be fine graduating from both and both have strong programs with their respective advantages.
It is a tough one. I do have a soft spot for Cornell.


Flip a coin. If you're disappointed with the outcome, you know which way you should go. :P
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 15:44
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Cornell is outstanding. Program wise they probably are a better fit (I am in finance), but Duke is great too. I am a bit discouraged by the cold in Ithaca and it is a consideration for me. I figure that I will be fine graduating from both and both have strong programs with their respective advantages.
It is a tough one. I do have a soft spot for Cornell.


Flip a coin. If you're disappointed with the outcome, you know which way you should go. :P


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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 16:02
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Guy's, question; bottom line, would you choose duke or cornell?


Cornell, here's why: Smaller class size, proximity to NYC, awesome Veterans club, I personally like Ithaca's college town vs. Durham's surroundings. I visited Duke but it wasn't in my top 4. I may have applied R2 if I didn't get into Johnson.

These are peer schools, so rankings aren't really a consideration.

That said, my opinion doesn't really matter - what criteria is important to you?


Cornell is outstanding. Program wise they probably are a better fit (I am in finance), but Duke is great too. I am a bit discouraged by the cold in Ithaca and it is a consideration for me. I figure that I will be fine graduating from both and both have strong programs with their respective advantages.
It is a tough one. I do have a soft spot for Cornell.



Cornell's immersion programs are very strong and help you get internships. I have a friend who did ibanking immersion 2 years ago and said that the placement was about 90% among BBs. I agree on the weather, but you will mostly be indoors, regardless of whereever you go. Both Johnson and Fuqua have only one building.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 16:53
Had my interview yesterday. one question threw me off. Why is your gpa low? What have you done since graduation that makes me believe that you will not struggle at Cornell? My gpa is 3.1 from a Top-10 engineering school in US.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 18:21
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Guys, I'm in!!! Nobody called me, but my status changed in this afternoon. "We are delighted to offer you admission to Johnson... " (2nd round applicant - interview on Jan 25th)


Big congrats! I'm in too! I just sent an email to ask for my admission decision this morning, but no one replied. Then I saw your post minutes ago, so I went to check my online status and the offer was there (R2 applicant, interviewed on Jan 31). I suspect that somehow they mixed our applications with R3 files until they saw my email this morning. It doesn't matter now. I am so happy :-D
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 19:43
Hi Guys, A first time poster here. Similar to what 'fucb' and 'ygyh' reported, my status also changed on 25th February to indicate that I am admitted ! :) . I am an international applicant to the AMBA program and had applied on the day of R2 application deadline (Nov 28th), was interviewed on the day of R2 decision day(Feb 20th) and got to know of my decision y'day !.

All the best to everyone out there who is still waiting for their decisions.

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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 20:57
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Hi Guys, A first time poster here. Similar to what 'fucb' and 'ygyh' reported, my status also changed on 25th February to indicate that I am admitted ! :) . I am an international applicant to the AMBA program and had applied on the day of R2 application deadline (Nov 28th), was interviewed on the day of R2 decision day(Feb 20th) and got to know of my decision y'day !.

All the best to everyone out there who is still waiting for their decisions.

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Congratulations ygyh and ajaysb!
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 21:35
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Hi Guys, A first time poster here. Similar to what 'fucb' and 'ygyh' reported, my status also changed on 25th February to indicate that I am admitted ! :) . I am an international applicant to the AMBA program and had applied on the day of R2 application deadline (Nov 28th), was interviewed on the day of R2 decision day(Feb 20th) and got to know of my decision y'day !.
All the best to everyone out there who is still waiting for their decisions.

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Congratulations ygyh and ajaysb!


Thank you Seen :-D
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 22:12
Duke is also strong in finance, especially in BofA, JPM while Cornell is strong in Citi and UBS. For me, Cornell is more like a finance bootcamp while Duke looks more vibrant (the Blue Devils, the weather for sure), you have every reason to choose either one and you can't go wrong with either of your choice.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 22:20
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Hello All,

I'm just going to hop in here to provide the link to the Johnson at Cornell University, Class of 2015 admitted students Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Johnson ... 5/?fref=ts

Feel free to chat with other admitted students and the few current students who are also in the group to answer any questions. Then in the summer all of the current students will remove themselves from the group and it will become the "Unofficial" Class of 2015 FB page.

Congratulations to all the admits. For those of you still waiting - sit tight! It's not over until it's over!

Best,
2nd Yr Johnson Student, who cannot believe that this Journey is coming to an end, but who is excited for the Class of 2015.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 22:31
Congrats to all admitted students. Can you please give me some tips for interview. I am having tomorrow morning. I have read blogs and forums but any particular tips u ca add.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 05:34
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Have all Johnson Round 3 interview invites gone out already?

Based on the threads, it seems like the invites went out last Thursday?

Are there more interviews to come?


I think only 1-2 international applicants were invited last Thursday. I don't think the domestic invites have gone out yet. Based on what I saw during Round 2, I think we should be expecting invites during next 2-3 weeks.


My application status on Johnson's website still says "submitted". Anyone else in that boat? I called them last week and they said they are still reviewing applications.

I'm looking at the applyyourself.com portal - is that the right place?
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 07:37
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Guy's, question; bottom line, would you choose duke or cornell?

Ferrari or Lamborghini? Without knowing your specifics, this question is very difficult to answer. Both schools are very good. There are differences in employment opportunities, learning experience, location, culture, etc. But those differences could be good or bad depending on your preference.
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Guy's, question; bottom line, would you choose duke or cornell?

Ferrari or Lamborghini? Without knowing your specifics, this question is very difficult to answer. Both schools are very good. There are differences in employment opportunities, learning experience, location, culture, etc. But those differences could be good or bad depending on your preference.



Actuall it's Subaru vs Chrysler

http://www.mbaapply.com/advice.htm#elite8

Agreed, this is why I asked why duke, and why cornell. Honestly, whichever question is easier to answer is the right choice for you.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 07:57
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Guy's, question; bottom line, would you choose duke or cornell?

Ferrari or Lamborghini? Without knowing your specifics, this question is very difficult to answer. Both schools are very good. There are differences in employment opportunities, learning experience, location, culture, etc. But those differences could be good or bad depending on your preference.



Actuall it's Subaru vs Chrysler

http://www.mbaapply.com/advice.htm#elite8

Agreed, this is why I asked why duke, and why cornell. Honestly, whichever question is easier to answer is the right choice for you.


I wouldnt compare either one to a subaru, lol
These are good schools with strong programs. None is HBS , but still great.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 08:35
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Ferrari or Lamborghini? Without knowing your specifics, this question is very difficult to answer. Both schools are very good. There are differences in employment opportunities, learning experience, location, culture, etc. But those differences could be good or bad depending on your preference.



Actuall it's Subaru vs Chrysler

http://www.mbaapply.com/advice.htm#elite8

Agreed, this is why I asked why duke, and why cornell. Honestly, whichever question is easier to answer is the right choice for you.


I wouldnt compare either one to a subaru, lol
These are good schools with strong programs. None is HBS , but still great.


lol, acually, funny story... In an interview with an admissions consultant, the director of admissions of Johnson agreed with the Subaru analogy. Take that as you will...

http://www.mbamission.com/blog/2012/09/13/mbamissions-exclusive-interview-with-christine-e-sneva-director-of-admissions-and-financial-aid-at-cornells-johnson-school/

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mbaMission: Right. So, every school has a stereotype, but what do you think the Johnson School should be known for?


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CS: I really like this question, because we have a good sense of humor around our own stereotypes. I’m sure you saw this—being in the industry—but over a year ago, [an admissions consulting firm] … put out a comparison on their blog of business schools to cars, and I think there have been different versions of this over the years. And we had a really good laugh over a lot of them, but we couldn’t argue with what they said about us. They said that Johnson is like a Subaru, and, oddly enough, a majority of the people here drive a Subaru. It’s kind of known in New York state that when you see a Subaru, they’re probably from Ithaca. They said, “Johnson is like Subaru—a high quality and practical car, for those who know about it. The marque is typically not on the top of people’s minds at first, although if you were to ask them to track how many Subarus they see in a day, chances are there are more out there than they ever realized. [...] Johnson is sort of out there in rugged upstate New York—there’s more of them working amongst you, but you wouldn’t realize it unless you actually asked people where they went to school.”

And that is like Johnson, because to me it says, Cornell Johnson has a great product. Our students are ready for their chosen field. They’re professionals with recognition and achievement, but they also have a lot of humility, and I actually hear that a lot from our corporate recruiters that look to hire our students. I think that in terms of what we should be known for, we’ve perfected what “hands-on” truly should mean: live work, cases and projects that provide relevant business solutions for big issues that are facing companies today, but also what companies are looking for toward the future. And that’s really evident in our centers and institutes, particularly the Emerging Markets Institute (EMI).
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2013, 10:20
I laughed when i read highwyres post.. I was thinking to myself, whats wrong with a subaru, they are great cars. I guess I really do belong in Ithaca.

As for Duke vs Cornell, you are asking the Cornell threads, but getting some good honest feedback and questions about what youre looking to do. Ask the Duke thread and see what they tell you.
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All else equal, everyone in the Cornell thread will say Cornell and everyone in the Duke thread will say Duke. Find people admitted at both and see what they're doing.

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