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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 19:22
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Thanks Shivam. I haven't yet received my interview date. I received the email on the 10th but couldn't reply as I was traveling without access to email. The initial invite asked for my preference of mode for the interview - skype, phone, alum, or on campus. I replied on the 12th, but still haven't received a response. I guess the weekend came up and probably will see an email tomorrow with the interview date.


Congrats Sidhant!!! Any particular reason you opted for a phone interview. Just wondering if Cornell perfers one over the others.


Thank you! I am traveling frequently these days to remote locations in the country and as a result felt the alumni interview may be a little tough to plan and schedule. Out of Skype and the phone interview, I trust the phone more, and have been in situations earlier where Skype would just not let me log in to the system. That's why a phone interview seemed the safest bet. Personally, I'd prefer an on-campus or alumni interview - somehow seems more personal and one can adapt to interviewer reactions in a better way.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2011, 19:56
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Sidhant wrote:

Thanks Shivam. I haven't yet received my interview date. I received the email on the 10th but couldn't reply as I was traveling without access to email. The initial invite asked for my preference of mode for the interview - skype, phone, alum, or on campus. I replied on the 12th, but still haven't received a response. I guess the weekend came up and probably will see an email tomorrow with the interview date.


Congrats Sidhant!!! Any particular reason you opted for a phone interview. Just wondering if Cornell perfers one over the others.


Thank you! I am traveling frequently these days to remote locations in the country and as a result felt the alumni interview may be a little tough to plan and schedule. Out of Skype and the phone interview, I trust the phone more, and have been in situations earlier where Skype would just not let me log in to the system. That's why a phone interview seemed the safest bet. Personally, I'd prefer an on-campus or alumni interview - somehow seems more personal and one can adapt to interviewer reactions in a better way.


Thanks Sidhant. Wish you all the luck for your interview.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2011, 14:52
Any good news today? I may not receive my invitation from Cornell. :(
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 08:06
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 09:49
Good luck, guys!

I'm interviewing via Skype tomorrow morning. I will post a recap afterwards.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 19:01
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Good luck, guys!

I'm interviewing via Skype tomorrow morning. I will post a recap afterwards.

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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2011, 22:45
New Admissions Blog post...

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The round 2 application deadline is around the corner and we are excited to see a new group of applications. The admissions office is still deep into round 1, so if you haven't heard from us yet, please continue to be patient. We are working through the applications as quickly as possible.

At Johnson, we have a transparent, but tight process. Each application is given proper consideration and time with the admissions committee through application reads as well as those who are interviewed. We will try to match those invited to interview with someone who has experience in their industry. This is not a perfect process yet, but it is a move in the right direction for an optimal interview experience for our candidates.

This week, we will be hosting our own Application Chat to connect with round 2 applicants before submitting their application. We will answer questions about the essays, exam requirements, and interview policies. The chat is scheduled for November 17, 2011, 9 am Eastern Time.

If you have specfic questions on the handling of your application, please be aware each applicant has their own application manager to help you through the process. If you haven't already, you can contact them:
(if your surname starts from A-I) Heidi Russell, Sr. Admissions Representative hjr27@cornell.edu
(if your surname start from H-O) Jade Bigelow, Admissions Representative jab832@cornell.edu
(if your surname starts from P-Z) Jenna Abbott, Admissions Representative jma266@cornell.edu

We look forward to reading your application!


Source: https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Academic-Programs/Full-Time-MBA/Admissions/Admissions-Blog/EntryId/167/Ready-Set-Round-2.aspx
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2011, 06:26
Just received my interview invite this morning (timestamp 9:07am EST). Hurray!
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2011, 06:42
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This week, we will be hosting our own Application Chat to connect with round 2 applicants before submitting their application. We will answer questions about the essays, exam requirements, and interview policies. The chat is scheduled for November 17, 2011, 9 am Eastern Time.

Does anyone have more information on this? I am planning on applying to Round 2 and would love to participate in this chat.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2011, 10:23
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This week, we will be hosting our own Application Chat to connect with round 2 applicants before submitting their application. We will answer questions about the essays, exam requirements, and interview policies. The chat is scheduled for November 17, 2011, 9 am Eastern Time.

Does anyone have more information on this? I am planning on applying to Round 2 and would love to participate in this chat.


Sorry, but I don't have any additional information on this. The blog posting has a link that is supposed to direct the readers to a page with more details, but the link is dead.

On a different note, I just had my interview earlier today. It was a Skype interview with a member of the AdCom. She made sure to let me know that it's a blind interview, although she did have some notes that were given to her by those who have reviewed my application. See below for my recap.

- Walk me through your resume.
- What are your short and long-term goals?
- Why Cornell?
- Which other schools have you applied to?
- Tell me about a time when you had to settle a conflict within a team setting.
- Tell me about a time when you took the initiative to go beyond what was expected of you.

My interviewer told me that the interview was supposed to take about 30 minutes to complete. We spoke for about 36 minutes, although she was definitely open to answering more questions. I asked her a couple of Ithaca-specific questions, and then I decided to let her off the hook by telling her that the current students/alums, with whom I have spoken, have been tremendously helpful in answering all of my questions. She agreed based on how I answered the "Why Cornell?" question.

She had some follow-up questions for me when I shared my short-term goal with her. I'm in a non-traditional industry, and intend to return to this industry after my MBA. Networking is king in this business, so she wanted to know if I had done anything to help me get back in. I did not prepare for this question, but I was fortunate enough to be able to think on my feet and have an answer for it (examples included).

When I was asked to enumerate all the schools to which I have applied, I simply gave the names of the other schools. I did not bother to explain why I chose them. I think my answer to "Why Cornell?" gave her enough information to prove that I have done my research and really want to go there.

Before she started with the behavioral questions, she let me know that my list of extracurricular activities is strong and that I seem to have already had extensive leadership and team experience. That definitely made me feel more confident as we tackled the last couple of questions.

This is the third of three interviews that I have for this round. I am fortunate to have been given the opportunity to interview with all three schools that I applied to in the first round. Now that my interview season is over, I am crossing my fingers, hoping to get accepted to at least one of my top three schools. If not, I will have to work on my R2 apps soon.

All the best to the other Johnson applicants!
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2011, 14:09
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She had some follow-up questions for me when I shared my short-term goal with her. I'm in a non-traditional industry, and intend to return to this industry after my MBA. Networking is king in this business, so she wanted to know if I had done anything to help me get back in. I did not prepare for this question, but I was fortunate enough to be able to think on my feet and have an answer for it (examples included).


I named some specific companies during the interview that I wanted to work for after Johnson and I was also asked Whether I had/Why I hand't contacted those companies yet. I was caught off guard by this, but answered very naturally that the application process was very time consuming and I just wanted to make sure to prioritize things appropriately. I'm not sure if that was a good answer or not, but it was the truth.

I think a better answer/excuse would be that it's more effective to reach out to companies as a future MBA student than as somebody who is currently applying to some business schools.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Nov 2011, 15:07
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She had some follow-up questions for me when I shared my short-term goal with her. I'm in a non-traditional industry, and intend to return to this industry after my MBA. Networking is king in this business, so she wanted to know if I had done anything to help me get back in. I did not prepare for this question, but I was fortunate enough to be able to think on my feet and have an answer for it (examples included).


I named some specific companies during the interview that I wanted to work for after Johnson and I was also asked Whether I had/Why I hand't contacted those companies yet. I was caught off guard by this, but answered very naturally that the application process was very time consuming and I just wanted to make sure to prioritize things appropriately. I'm not sure if that was a good answer or not, but it was the truth.

I think a better answer/excuse would be that it's more effective to reach out to companies as a future MBA student than as somebody who is currently applying to some business schools.


It's good to know I wasn't the only one asked this. I was afraid that they doubted my ability to achieve my goals. Luckily, I plan to return to my current industry. My company has strong working relationships with a lot of the organizations for which I want to work. In addition to that, I have existing relationships with the people who deal directly with these organizations. Therefore, I was able to tell my interviewer that these contacts are more than willing to help me out if necessary.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2011, 07:20
Invited to interview today

Submitted :: 10/11
Under Review :: 10/24
Interview Invite :: 11/18
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Nov 2011, 10:07
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Invited to interview today

Submitted :: 10/11
Under Review :: 10/24
Interview Invite :: 11/18


Congrats, visu83! Hope you ace your interview!

To all those who have been invited to interview or have interviewed, kindly update your profiles to make the stats more accurate. Thanks!
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 04:33
I am an international applicant, and I want to know whether opting for off-campus interview would affect my application decision significantly?

The invite clearly mentions we strongly suggest you come on-campus and experience the school

However, I am not so enthusiastic on spending frivolously on air fare just to visit campus, and it takes almost a full day to journey in the plane. I have high regards for the school, but I would be spending and travelling just to go to Ithaca and back.

Does Johnson offer off-campus interview with any Alum?

Can peers and members chime in their opinions?

Thank you.

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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 13:01
Hi, I have a question about submission of GMAT scores.

Per the application instructions, we can scan our GMAT score report and submit it ourselves (official scores from MBA.com being required later if we're granted admission). However, there doesn't appear to be a place on the application to upload our "Official - Test Taker Score Report." How should we address this? Should we just upload our scores and email them to the appropriate account manager?

I'm curious how others handled this. Would it be best to just call Admissions?
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2011, 23:22
Thank you Threestripes, Redjam, Bizschoolprep, and Srinath Reddy for your helpful suggestions.
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 09:01
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Thank you Threestripes, Redjam, Bizschoolprep, and Srinath Reddy for your helpful suggestions.


No worries. Don't forget to post about your experience after your interview. :)
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 09:22
I am planning to apply in R2 (Nov. 30). I have mailed at least 6-7 current students from respective clubs that interest me on Wednesday and Thursday. But I got no reply.
I am going to Cornell tomorrow (Monday) for class visit and information session but I don't have any meeting fixed with current students as no one replied. I found this method ---- mailing and fixing meeting-- before my visit very useful during my other schools’ visit-Tuck and Duke.
Is there any function or competition going on at Cornell ?
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Re: Cornell (Johnson) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2011, 12:42
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I am planning to apply in R2 (Nov. 30). I have mailed at least 6-7 current students from respective clubs that interest me on Wednesday and Thursday. But I got no reply.
I am going to Cornell tomorrow (Monday) for class visit and information session but I don't have any meeting fixed with current students as no one replied. I found this method ---- mailing and fixing meeting-- before my visit very useful during my other schools’ visit-Tuck and Duke.
Is there any function or competition going on at Cornell ?


Have you tried using the Connect With Johnson portal to get contact information for students? I was 0-2 contacting students whose information I gleaned from the student club websites but I heard back from everyone whose information I got from the portal.
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