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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.

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Conrad Chua
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Cambridge Judge Business School.
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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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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 07:09
ingoditrust wrote:
Did your status on the online app change after the interview invite?


The status in the online application did not change for me. It was only the email from 'Darren Beattie' with the invite.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 07:15
just got dinged :(

ATB to those who got the invite and to those who are still waiting....
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 07:19
I just got my invite :) Congrats to all who've received the interview invites and good luck to those waiting.
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 07:24
Just got the invite as well.....

Fingers crossed...
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 07:51
Got an invite :)

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 08:44
I got an invite as well :-D
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 10:00
Me too!! Congrats to everyone who got the invite!!
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 10:07
Just got an interview invite as well!

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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 19:43
Guess my post didn't go through on my blackberry last night! I got the invite too! Very excited.

As to the SBS vs. JBS: For me it came down to my future career goals, which are working in social finance. The alum and current students I talked to at JBS were much more focused on traditional banking and consulting roles post-mba and weren't really aware of any social enterprise initiatives or specializations on campus, whereas the alum and current students at SBS I know/talked to during the process are all in the space or plan to move towards it in the near future. I'm sure there are students at JBS that are interested in social finance, but for me, it makes a lot more sense to go to a school where it is the focus of the entire school and a significant piece of the reputation and not just an area that people can study. That being said, I was incredibly impressed by the JBS admissions staff, they were attentive, willing to answer questions and very encouraging from the start. I have no doubts it would have been a good experience as well.

Best of luck to everyone at the interviews! Looking forward to mine in Mumbai. :)
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2011, 20:25
hi just received the interview invite too! :)

how you guys plan to arrange the interview with adcom? anyone flying to UK or india for interview?
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Re: Oxbridge 2011 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2011, 03:47
zeph wrote:
hi just received the interview invite too! :)

how you guys plan to arrange the interview with adcom? anyone flying to UK or india for interview?


Hi Zeph! I am in the UK. Am planning to go down to Oxford for the interview!

Let me know if you are planning the same and if our dates match (planning for 18 Feb), we can catchup at Oxford!
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