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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 12:50
Dinged as well. Quite diasappointed, but i guess i need to now focus on my R2 applications.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 18:58
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Just received an interview invitation. Does anyone know of some good ways to prepare for an LBS interview?



I got an interview call as well. Actually quite surprising because I wasn't expecting anything until tomorrow. Good surprise!

Best of luck!!

Also - you can check out the beat the GMAT forum. There aren't many applicants for R1 but there are some.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 21:00
Dinged too
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 21:16
Norwadian12 wrote:
Just received an interview invitation. Does anyone know of some good ways to prepare for an LBS interview?


Congrats,

Find some good admission consultant or alumni, who can take your mock interview(s).

Some info: http://www.clearadmit.com/wiki/index.ph ... nInterview

Actually, I am also looking for one for the complete LBS application process.

Good Luck
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 00:56
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Please suggest a good admission consultant for LBS. Most of the consultants are US B'school centric.


Drop us a line. We have a few people who have done LOTS of work with European schools. Our consultant Yaron has done quite a few Europe applications and has lived in several European countries, and has gotten amazing results with some very diverse people.
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 11:15
Ding! Need to put some real effort now on R2!
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2012, 14:24
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Norwadian12 wrote:
Just received an interview invitation. Does anyone know of some good ways to prepare for an LBS interview?



I got an interview call as well. Actually quite surprising because I wasn't expecting anything until tomorrow. Good surprise!

Best of luck!!

Also - you can check out the beat the GMAT forum. There aren't many applicants for R1 but there are some.


Thanks esdykes. Good luck to you too!
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2012, 15:01
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Re: LBS 2013 - Calling all MBA Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2012, 08:10
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!!
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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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esdykes wrote:
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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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
Norwadian12 wrote:
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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Norwadian12 wrote:
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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