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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2013, 08:36
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congrats ydm, kaushinside & strangebrew
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2013, 15:45
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There is not much difference between in-person and Skype interviews. Although in-person interviews allow a more personal touch, if you are confident about your profile you have a strong chance of an admit. The following hold true in both formats.
1. Dress formal.
2. Ensure eye (webcam in case of Skype) contact.
3. Most importantly, engage your interviewer.

For a detailed advice please refer to (thanks to @sanjuro9)
sanjuro9[dot]tumblr[dot]com/post/35591549611/interview-advice

All the best and feel free to ask. Glad to help.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 07:04
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My interview is tomorrow- I'll try and jot some notes down and post them here afterward. I'm also going to an information session tonight, so I'll let y'all know if anything may be useful to you
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2013, 21:31
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ydm wrote:
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My interview is tomorrow- I'll try and jot some notes down and post them here afterward. I'm also going to an information session tonight, so I'll let y'all know if anything may be useful to you


I was at the info session in NY tonight. Was it the same you visited? My interview is on Thursday. Keep us posted how yours goes.



Most likely- I found it useful, how bout you? Director Chambers discussed his perspective on why obtaining an MBA (from the right institution) right now is important. He focused on the need for future leaders of the world to tackle global initiatives like solving the water/energy/food/healthcare crises. He also highlighted the importance that the rest of the Oxford community plays in the valuation of a Said degree. Basically, Oxford has a huge brand name that carries with it immense sway, and that numerous top business leaders around the world all have some affiliation with the university, so that will help in the future job hunt. A third point he made is to focus on the location/duration of the program that you are applying to- 1 vs 2 year, US vs. Europe vs. Asia, etc., because choosing the right demographics is key to enjoying and getting the most out of your program.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2013, 12:01
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I lead my life according to Barney's teachings... so I would say "Suit up!"
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2013, 08:30
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I interviewed yesterday in LA and attended an information session.

First off the interview was perhaps the most rigorous that I have experienced so far. My interviewer was familiar with my entire file, and showed considerable skill at getting at my motivations, judgement and aptitude. I think that the interview went well (hopefully). For those of you who are yet to interview, make sure that you know your file and be prepared to answer some tough questions.

During the information session, a very compelling case was made for the Oxford MBA. There were quite a few alumni in attendance, and their enthusiasm for the program came through. It was also quite apparent that they had all gone off to accomplish some fairly impressive things in the short time since graduating.

If you are on the fence about Oxford, and you get a chance to go to one of these events I would highly recommend it.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2013, 07:30
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I am in as well.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2013, 20:30
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Congrats to all R2 admits and best of luck to unsuccessful applicants for their further apps. As a R1 applicant, I take this opportunity to invite the new admits to the Facebook group. We have a bunch of current students @ SBS and the R1 admits as members of the group there building a good rapport for the upcoming class. So if you intend to accept the SBS offer, send me your group join request along with the snap shot of the admit mail. http://www.facebook.com/groups/oxford2014/
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2013, 01:38
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I didn't get that mail

hmm....!


Don't sweat it, I guess they sent me the email because I had some of the required documents such as the Undergrad transcripts sent by regular mail. So the email was more of an acknowledgement that they received all of what is required to process my application...


No this can't be it. I did everything online and received it as well (on March 14):

"I am delighted to inform you that we have received your application and all supporting documentation for the Stage 3 deadline. Your application is now complete and will be passed to the MBA Director and MBA Admissions Committee for consideration in due course.

We will be in touch with you shortly after the interview decision deadline (22nd March 2012) with their decision."

But I agree that you shouldn't go crazy about it, it is an automated mail. Check you spam folder.

I was wondering too what "shortly after" means...
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Apr 2013, 10:06
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I am in! Requested an early decision as I have to respond to the offer from Mccombs.

Congrats buddy! The wait is killing me! :)

Are you going to accept Saïd?


I am leaning heavily towards accepting.


what made you choose said over mccombs?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 03:43
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Kohsamed wrote:
Anyone heard from them?

My refresh button is broken

Hahah!! I know what you mean, buddy! I keep reaching for my phone at every ting. Reminds me of a verse from Urdu poetry:
Har ik aahat pe lagta hai ke tu aai hai,
Dar pe dastak kisi bachay ki shararat nikli.


Which translates roughly into "Every footstep outside my door makes me think that you've come, but the knock on my door turned out to be a childs mischief." ;)
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Just received the official admit email. Looks like they have started sending them out.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Apr 2013, 06:24
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yeay! I am in too! ..after a perpetual wait for the coveted email! can go for my coffee now.. congrats to R3 admits
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Oxford has posted a summary of the career report for the 2012 grads - http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/degrees/mba/Doc ... 011_12.pdf
The report is not very encouraging. Salaries are flat and only 74% are employed 3 months after graduation. The report also mentions that non EU students are finding it hard to obtain sponsorship for work visas.
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vsub08 wrote:
Hey everyone, I wanted to know if anyone had any information on the acceptance rate/successful admit information when applying during the Oxford open field timeline? I am going to be able to apply only by end of May so I wanted to see what my chances would be.


I went to the open day when the head adcom said explicitly that if you are good enough, you will get in regardless of when you apply.

According to them there is no disadvantage applying in open field.

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BTW - I heard that results will come out either later today or tomorrow. So get excited!
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Just got the acceptance mail! Hope all of you were successful as well!
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It's been awhile since I've looked at this website, but for everyone going to Oxford, I hope you have a blast! I'm sure it'll be incredible!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2013 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2012, 11:33
Anyone else applying in Round 1?
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