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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2013, 12:37
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Does anyone know whether I should attempt to use british spelling on the apps? (program vs programme)

I'm definitely more comfortable w/ the US convention, but not sure if it'll read less professionally to the UK adcoms.


I doubt it will make any difference whatsoever. LBS gets a lot of US applicants every year so the adcoms will be used to it. By the way, I am a Brit and I intend to spell everything the British way (or should I say correctly) on all my apps!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2013, 17:14
Blax0r wrote:
Does anyone know whether I should attempt to use british spelling on the apps? (program vs programme)

I'm definitely more comfortable w/ the US convention, but not sure if it'll read less professionally to the UK adcoms.


No, they don't care. Just use US convention.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2013, 00:41
Hi guys, the LBS essay breakdown video is here. Some good pointers in there.

http://www.beatthegmat.com/mba/2013/09/ ... -286142773
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2013, 20:27
Part of me wishes I was applying here this year, but after my horrible interview experience last year, I don't want to try again. But it's a great school and good luck to all
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 02:16
Any details on your interview experience ? Horrible from your end or their end ?

I am applying for R2. Havent started on essays yet.

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Part of me wishes I was applying here this year, but after my horrible interview experience last year, I don't want to try again. But it's a great school and good luck to all
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 07:09
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Any details on your interview experience ? Horrible from your end or their end ?

I am applying for R2. Havent started on essays yet.

Ward2012 wrote:
Part of me wishes I was applying here this year, but after my horrible interview experience last year, I don't want to try again. But it's a great school and good luck to all


I wrote about it in last year's "Calling all applicants" thread. Search for posts by me in that thread and you'll find it.

and to be fair, this year, I also decided that LBS wasn't the best school for my prof'l goals.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2013, 15:27
Just as a litmus test - how much are my fellow applicants looking to write on the mini-essays? I could talk about my academic performance or hobbies almost indefinitely, so I'm wondering how many words you guys have put into these...

Personally, I've been writing about 300-400 for a lot of them, but I might trim it down some.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2013, 15:30
Pretty much same length here, although a couple of those might be slightly longer.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 10:11
Hi,

Has anyone gotten their CV reviewed by the adcom at LBS? How does this informal feedback affect the chances of an interview/admit? Does a positive feedback indicate better chances of an admit and vice versa?

Thank you!
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 10:22
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Hi,

Has anyone gotten their CV reviewed by the adcom at LBS? How does this informal feedback affect the chances of an interview/admit? Does a positive feedback indicate better chances of an admit and vice versa?

Thank you!
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I had mine reviewed, and was denied after being granted an interview. I don't really think it has much effect, but it may help you more as you write your application.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 10:26
Thanks for the quick reply ward2012. I just read your interview experience in last year's thread. Sorry to hear that. It sounds dreadful. I am applying from New York too and am very nervous about their admissions process now.

Thank you again for the quick reply.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 12:18
dpulavarthi wrote:
Hi,

Has anyone gotten their CV reviewed by the adcom at LBS? How does this informal feedback affect the chances of an interview/admit? Does a positive feedback indicate better chances of an admit and vice versa?

Thank you!
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Yes, it doesn't actually offer any comments at all other than "you are suitable for the full time MBA". I think it's a way of providing advice as to which program you are best suited for. So if you have 10+ years experience, I guess it would suggest an EMBA or Sloan Masters.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2013, 15:25
dpulavarthi wrote:
Thanks for the quick reply ward2012. I just read your interview experience in last year's thread. Sorry to hear that. It sounds dreadful. I am applying from New York too and am very nervous about their admissions process now.

Thank you again for the quick reply.
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Thanks for the sentiments. My interview experience turned me off from applying again this year. If I get into any of the schools where I'm applying this year, I may still try to do an exchange though.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 02:56
I'm n for R2 app, good luck to everyone applying.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 13:24
No one here rushing to get R1 apps in?

My manager still hasn't put his rec letter in, so I'll be on the edge of my seat until tomorrow 17:00 GMT.
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2013, 18:39
friend put his in :D so quiet! good luck all
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2013, 00:02
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No one here rushing to get R1 apps in?

My manager still hasn't put his rec letter in, so I'll be on the edge of my seat until tomorrow 17:00 GMT.


Submitted in R1...final recommendation slipped in yesterday, was getting seriously concerned and had to hold myself back from clicking the 'remind your recommender' link haha
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2013, 04:00
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No one here rushing to get R1 apps in?



Submitted my application a few minutes ago. It was like getting out of my office for a long holiday :)
Alright, now it's time to start the countdown for the interview decisions...28 days to go... :cry:
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2013, 08:08
good luck bros
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Re: London Business School Class of 2016 Calling all applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2013, 11:52
Anyone a little surprised that LBS didn't ask about any extracurricular info?

Just grades, gmat, work ex, and recommendations. I'm a little paranoid that I've accidentally skipped an entire section of the application.
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