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12 Apr 2010, 05:14
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Congrats Blindside!

To everyone - I've consolidated the people and profiles that have been accepted so far for an interview across bweek and gmatclub. send me a msg to be added to the access list on google docs and add your profile.
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12 Apr 2010, 09:46
Here are some words re interview invites from someone who's been through the application process and is currently attending:

OutOfMyJeans, on April 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm Said:
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12 Apr 2010, 16:04
So, we're up to 5 ppl with an interview invite between Businessweek and gmatclub boards... and less than 96 hours away until R1 deadline (assuming they have until 23:59:59 on April 16, France time). Let the nailbiting and refreshing your email begin. For my own reference, that's 6pm Toronto/New York time; 3pm Vancouver/Seattle/Los Angeles time.
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13 Apr 2010, 00:42
HankScorpio wrote:
So, we're up to 5 ppl with an interview invite between Businessweek and gmatclub boards... and less than 96 hours away until R1 deadline (assuming they have until 23:59:59 on April 16, France time). Let the nailbiting and refreshing your email begin. For my own reference, that's 6pm Toronto/New York time; 3pm Vancouver/Seattle/Los Angeles time.

Has anyone received a ding so far? I wanted to know if they will send out all the dings on the last day, or send these well before the deadline, like how they are sending the invites
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13 Apr 2010, 05:41
Hi everyone,

just received an invitation - 29yo, 760 gmat, ordinary WE, female, no international exposure. didn't yet start preparation. (ohmygod!).

good luck to everyone!
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13 Apr 2010, 05:50
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Just got an interview invite as well. By the sound of the email, pre-selected means that you're invited to interview but details will be coming in an email at a later date. My feeling is that they're going over applications, deciding who they want to interview, and then coordinating with local alumni, etc. It's really just semantics.

My profile: F, 4 yrs WE (advisory, valuation / FP), lots of intl experience, 710 GMAT.

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13 Apr 2010, 06:38
ariel wrote:
Just got an interview invite as well. By the sound of the email, pre-selected means that you're invited to interview but details will be coming in an email at a later date. My feeling is that they're going over applications, deciding who they want to interview, and then coordinating with local alumni, etc. It's really just semantics.

My profile: F, 4 yrs WE (advisory, valuation / FP), lots of intl experience, 710 GMAT.

Good luck to all!

Congrats ariel
Could you let me know what your online status now shows....
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13 Apr 2010, 06:41
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ariel wrote:
Just got an interview invite as well. By the sound of the email, pre-selected means that you're invited to interview but details will be coming in an email at a later date. My feeling is that they're going over applications, deciding who they want to interview, and then coordinating with local alumni, etc. It's really just semantics.

My profile: F, 4 yrs WE (advisory, valuation / FP), lots of intl experience, 710 GMAT.

Good luck to all!

Congrats ariel
Could you let me know what your online status now shows....

Thank you! Online status?
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13 Apr 2010, 06:43
ariel wrote:
chaitu69 wrote:
ariel wrote:
Just got an interview invite as well. By the sound of the email, pre-selected means that you're invited to interview but details will be coming in an email at a later date. My feeling is that they're going over applications, deciding who they want to interview, and then coordinating with local alumni, etc. It's really just semantics.

My profile: F, 4 yrs WE (advisory, valuation / FP), lots of intl experience, 710 GMAT.

Good luck to all!

Congrats ariel
Could you let me know what your online status now shows....

Thank you! Online status?

I mean...
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13 Apr 2010, 07:10
I received an invite this morning as well (to anyone in the Washington DC area, that was me jumping up and down on the metro this morning, iPhone in hand).

Stats: female, 4.5 year work experience in operations/ consulting at small multicultural firm, 3.33 undergrad at top US college
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13 Apr 2010, 07:27
congrats to all who got invites..
as someone asked what does the online application status show ?
Foe me it still shows "Submitted electronically.."
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13 Apr 2010, 11:27
congrats to all who got invites..
as someone asked what does the online application status show ?
Foe me it still shows "Submitted electronically.."

I logged in and says the same stuff as when I submitted it. Submitted, photo, letters of rec etc.

I got an invite this morning. totally surprised, frankly this was probably my worst app of the bunch (UCLA might be just as bad)

Congrats and Goodluck!
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13 Apr 2010, 11:53
congrats to all! patiently waiting...
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13 Apr 2010, 17:51
got an invite yesterday am as well. I am located in the DC area.
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13 Apr 2010, 19:06
Congrats everyone!

FYI to everyone, current # of accepts per my spreadsheet is 12.

Noticing a few trends already... 7 out of 12 are women, 10 out of 12 are >= 700 GMAT

This is completely my guessing, but the early invites are probably a result of an initial pre-screen, using factors that indicate uniqueness and diversity, and quick filters such as GMAT score - of course none of these would discount you, but I'm sure they have certain criteria they review apps against and cherry pick ones they know they want without needing to compare against others. This is of course assuming my dataset is representative of the early invites, which it very well may not be. I'm sure there's pre-selection associated with the type of personality that posts in each forum. And I wouldn't discount recommendation letters from insead alumni as a screening filter either. There's probably tons of other ways they flag files as they come in.

And now back to the wait...
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13 Apr 2010, 22:02
Anyone from Netherlands who got an interview invite yet?
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14 Apr 2010, 02:52
Just got an interview invite about an hour ago. I'm in Hong Kong / Singapore

HankScorpio -> I'm M so that makes it about an equal distribution.
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14 Apr 2010, 03:01
Have just received one too. Australian/Male.
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14 Apr 2010, 03:04
hey...has any Indian applicant gotten a call as yet?
plss let me know if you have...
thanks!!
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14 Apr 2010, 03:11
exactly my question..none till now..all profiles are in the doc which hankscorpio created..none Indian in that

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