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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 11:49
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Has anyone actually interviewed yet? Mine is this afternoon (ahh!). I used clear admit to help prepare and I've had two other MBA interviews so far, so we'll see how it goes. The 1-2 hours is a bit intimidating.

Good luck!!


Good luck!!! Do tell us how it went.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 12:00
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Has anyone actually interviewed yet? Mine is this afternoon (ahh!). I used clear admit to help prepare and I've had two other MBA interviews so far, so we'll see how it goes. The 1-2 hours is a bit intimidating.

Good luck!!


Good luck!!! Do tell us how it went.



So - report out: The interview ended up being almost 3 hours!!!!!! I met the interviewer at her apartment in NYC. She was very nice - more of a discussion with direct questions about my work experience (I have 5+ years, so it was a lot to cover). She was very detailed and had clearly read my application package. She referenced a couple of comments from my referees and asked for my comments. This was interesting because it was the first insight I had into what they actually wrote! Overall - the questions were normal. I think the challenging piece for me was the level of detail we went into on each position I've held and the depth of questioning. She also asked me specific questions about other schools I applied to - ie: rank order them, why on my list, why I didn't look at other schools (LBS is my only European school).

The presentation was fun. There were 5 topic choices that LBS provided to her. She had me pick a number out of an envelope and that was my presentation topic. I didn't present for the whole 5 minutes - not sure if that's good or bad, but it's over now.

At the end, I had a few questions for her that turned into more of a discussion, maybe 15 minutes total. Through this, I learned that she is a psychology major and does HR consulting for CEO succession planning. Needless to say, I think she's a very seasoned interviewer!! Glad I didn't know that until the end :-D

Now - I wait. Fingers crossed for good news on 17-Dec!!!!!!
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2012, 16:09
Sounds like you did a really good job. Congrats!
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 09:12
had my interview today. It lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes. My throat is now sore. I have also realized that after LBS interview I dont need to prepare for any other interview as every possible question was covered.

The interview was conversation style but the interviewer went over every single line item in my resume and wanted to know why / what / how did I do it.. Then had a 5 min presentation.. very simple presentation topic.. was a repeat of one of last years presentation topics so you peeps can go to the clear admit wiki and check out all of last years topics.. ended with me asking the interviewer a few questions..
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had my interview today. It lasted 2 hours and 40 minutes. My throat is now sore. I have also realized that after LBS interview I dont need to prepare for any other interview as every possible question was covered.


Haha - I agree 100% with this statement. The interview was very deep. Good one to start with if you can. Unfortunately for me, it was my last one and left me feeling like I could have had stronger examples in earlier interviews. Boo to the agonizing wait. :shock:
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2012, 19:42
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Now - I wait. Fingers crossed for good news on 17-Dec!!!!!!


13 December you mean?
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2012, 12:50
Just had my interview, which turned out to be quite the opposite experience from what I've read on this forum. It was extremely casual, short and not very in-depth. The interviewer (hedge fund guy) was very warm and friendly and asked very typical questions (e.g., Walk me through your resume. Why MBA? Why LBS? What would you contribute to the school?). The entire interview including the presentation was under an hour. I have no clue what to conclude from the length of the meeting, but my interaction with the interviewer was very positive and I enjoyed hearing about his MBA experience.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2012, 13:49
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Just had my interview, which turned out to be quite the opposite experience from what I've read on this forum. It was extremely casual, short and not very in-depth. The interviewer (hedge fund guy) was very warm and friendly and asked very typical questions (e.g., Walk me through your resume. Why MBA? Why LBS? What would you contribute to the school?). The entire interview including the presentation was under an hour. I have no clue what to conclude from the length of the meeting, but my interaction with the interviewer was very positive and I enjoyed hearing about his MBA experience.


That's awesome! Where (what city) did you interview if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2012, 16:44
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Now - I wait. Fingers crossed for good news on 17-Dec!!!!!!


13 December you mean?



Yes! 4 fewer days (at least in my mind now). Thanks for the correction.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 10:26
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Just had my interview, which turned out to be quite the opposite experience from what I've read on this forum. It was extremely casual, short and not very in-depth. The interviewer (hedge fund guy) was very warm and friendly and asked very typical questions (e.g., Walk me through your resume. Why MBA? Why LBS? What would you contribute to the school?). The entire interview including the presentation was under an hour. I have no clue what to conclude from the length of the meeting, but my interaction with the interviewer was very positive and I enjoyed hearing about his MBA experience.


That's awesome! Where (what city) did you interview if you don't mind me asking?


Palo Alto, CA
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 14:42
Does anyone know if the HSBC loan scheme will be available next year?
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2012, 20:47
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Does anyone know if the HSBC loan scheme will be available next year?


I don't know for certain, but I just checked around and found a couple of things that make me think that it is not available:
1) same question raised on last year's boards. Some one contacted LBS wh said that the loans were not available due to a technical issuer but they were working to resolve the problem. The person was directed to the LBS website on financing your degree.
2) I went to this section of the website and there is no mention of the HSBC loan scheme.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 05:12
LBS gave a presentation in my city about a month ago. They mentioned during Q&A that the HSBC loan was not available at this stage. During a private conversation someone from admissions mentioned that it was possible it would not be available at all, but she instead mentioned many other possible loan schemes available for people from my country.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2012, 10:33
Does anyone know if LBS calls applicants prior to the email on 13-Dec? I know several schools do this, especially the day before, but I haven't seen anything on LBS's practices.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2012, 13:38
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Does anyone know if LBS calls applicants prior to the email on 13-Dec? I know several schools do this, especially the day before, but I haven't seen anything on LBS's practices.


I went back and looked at the 2012 forum and it looks like not only is it emails, but that decisions came out the day before officially stated on the website. So - now we are down to 14 days and counting. Longest 14 days ever....
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2012, 08:15
Did anyone else see this? Too bad the new building won't be ready until 2017 but it is still great news.

http://poetsandquants.com/2012/11/30/london-gets-iconic-building-for-expansion/
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2012, 20:01
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Did anyone else see this? Too bad the new building won't be ready until 2017 but it is still great news.

http://poetsandquants.com/2012/11/30/london-gets-iconic-building-for-expansion/


very exciting, but 2017 is too bad.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2012, 12:26
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Did anyone else see this? Too bad the new building won't be ready until 2017 but it is still great news.

http://poetsandquants.com/2012/11/30/london-gets-iconic-building-for-expansion/


Another article:

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/94f7132c ... z2DhCAL175
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2012, 17:39
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Did anyone else see this? Too bad the new building won't be ready until 2017 but it is still great news.

http://poetsandquants.com/2012/11/30/london-gets-iconic-building-for-expansion/


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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/94f7132c ... z2DhCAL175


Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

Anyone else getting excited?!? Less than 1 week!
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2012, 03:52
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Anyone else getting excited?!? Less than 1 week!


I have moved from counting the days to counting the hours :)
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