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Joined: 05 Jul 2010
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Location: Seattle, WA
Schools: Cambridge (R2 Admit- will matriculate), Oxford (R2 invite- declined)
WE 1: Supply Chain Manager- start-up biotechnology company
WE 2: Supply Chain Planner- Starbucks Coffee Company
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2011, 19:47
annae wrote:
I'm so happy for you, bozman and BigRedEnvEng. It was a pleasure to meet you here last Monday. Greetings from the Other Place, where most of our class spent the day today. :wink:

Thank you! Be sure not to get any on you while you're at THAT place.
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Schools: Cambridge (R2 Admit- will matriculate), Oxford (R2 invite- declined)
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jan 2011, 19:53
Ivan91 wrote:
COngrats !!! How much and what kind of WE do you have ;)


At matriculation, I'll have about 5.5 years of experience. I've been in supply chain the entire time, but have worked at a Fortune 250 company and a start-up with 35 employees. For the past 2 years, I've been Supply Chain Manager of a small biotech company.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jan 2011, 10:16
BigRedEnvEng wrote:
Slightly off topic, I do want to stress the importance of visiting the colleges if you're deciding between Cambridge and Oxford. I didn't realize how different the cities and schools were until I visited them and I believe you fit in at either one or the other, but most likely not both.

I completely echo this statement. I also had no idea how different Cambridge and Oxford would be . . . not only the business schools, but also the actual cities. Oxford feels more like a stand alone town that happens to have a university in it. To me, it very much resembled an east coast university in the US. Cambridge feels solely like a university without much "town" to speak of, but it didn't feel like a traditional enclosed campus that I'm used to in the US. It also felt less modernized than Oxford. I agree that one will feel more comfortable at one university than the other. If at all possible, I would definitely recommend a visit to both.
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Schools: UVA Darden (R1), Cornell Johnson (R1), Yale SOM (R1), Oxford Said (R2)
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 12:00
getting antsy, are all interview invites sent on the same day or is that feb 4th day just the deadline? sorry if this was answered earlier.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 13:58
I actually asked them to speed up last year, as I had to book a flight to the UK anyway for an interview at the Judge. I think they sent me the decision a couple of days in advance, but the rest got it on the decision day. You can always ask. :wink:
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 14:05
ntenzer wrote:
getting antsy, are all interview invites sent on the same day or is that feb 4th day just the deadline? sorry if this was answered earlier.


If you are talking about Oxford, R1 interview decisions were released a day before the deadline and also there were choice of atleast 4 dates (should you wish to travel to Oxford) so booking won't be last minute and also there will be plenty of opportunities to interview in the US or India.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2011, 14:16
Thanks to all for the speedy replies!
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 06:46
no interview calls yet?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 06:59
ingoditrust wrote:
no interview calls yet?


I was wondering the same .... Any idea what time were the calls sent for R1 ??
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 09:19
well it's 5:30 gmt, so i am hoping that means they are coming tomorrow?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2011, 12:59
Guess we will have to wait for the actual date (Feb 4) for the interview calls!

All the best, fellow applicants! Keeping my fingers crossed!
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 02:13
Have to admit, the wait is driving me crazy. Not a good time to be 5.5 hours ahead of GMT. Good luck everyone!
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 02:21
Aunnie wrote:
Have to admit, the wait is driving me crazy. Not a good time to be 5.5 hours ahead of GMT. Good luck everyone!


Sitting at GMT has also not made a difference :(

Driving me crazy too..
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 05:23
Does any1 knows if Oxford sends an email to everyone regardless of their selection for i/v or only to candidates selected for i/v ?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 06:04
mn2010, europmba2011, aunnie, ntenzer and ingoditrust

All the best for your Oxford applications. I just wanted to know what you saw as the main differences between Oxford and Cambridge. I am not trying to influence your thinking because I am sure you have considered the various pros and cons, and ultimately, it is a very personal decision, but I wanted to get a better idea of how people distinguish between the two.

Kind regards

Conrad Chua
Head MBA Admissions
Cambridge Judge Business School.
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Joined: 17 Jun 2010
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Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Schools: Cambridge - Dinged, Oxford - Admitted, Cranfield - Admitted
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 06:46
Hi Conrad,

Oxford R2 applicant here....got dinged by Cambridge earlier.

Perception wise I'm not sure there are too many material differences between the two. Both have strong distinguished history of educating world leaders and stellar reputation all around the world.

I think (I might be wrong) JBS is perceived as a very selective program. We have tons of people who got dinged by JBS (without any interviews) who would have ordinarily thought they had an excellent shot at getting in. There appears to be some hidden quality the guys at JBS look out for in applicants. The Oxford admissions process appears to be more straightforward and predictable.

There's also the perception that the ethos of team work among course mates is more common at JBS than at SBS . Finally, I think SBS leans a little towards finance while JBS is more technology and entrepreneurship oriented.

Once again, I might be wrong....Just my two cents

To my fellow round 2ers.....just a couple more hours!
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 06:52
My first post on this forum.
I have just received the interview invite for SAID/R2. Been waiting patiently since morning. All the best to every one waiting for the mail.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 06:54
Just got the invite-email from Oxford!

Very excited! Woohoo!
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 06:59
So it has begun, congrats to you both.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 07:05
Did your status on the online app change after the interview invite?
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