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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 07:19
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I also just got accepted for the interview. So glad !

Now, the trick is that should I go to Oxford for the interview or not. About 80% I will choose the Skype since I just was in Oxford about 3 weeks ago :).

I really appreciate that you guys can give some advice on the interview on Skype.

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Congratulations

Typically candidates in the area, esp. London, are encouraged to drop by. Others, who may have troubles getting visas so soon can go in for Skype. I have official information from the admissions committee that both skype interview and in-person interview are equal. There is no special advantage to being there in person, if you can't make it. I have to go for Skype as I won't get a visa so soon.


Hi budablasta,

Congrads to you too. Hope we can be in the same class this year :).

Visa is no problem to me as I can stay in UK without visa for 3 months (i guess, or maybe only 1 month).

Just 1200$S air ticket and all expense hurt my stomach :).

Where do you leave, then ?

Recently I got some trouble when chatting through Skype with my friend in UK. They can not hear me clearly since the connection. However, I can here them quite well. That's scared me :).

It seems that we don't have a lot of R3 applicants around
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 07:34
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first preference to interview in person at NYC. buda, aren't you around NYC? would be great to meet you and others.

congratulations to everyone who got an invite and best of luck to those still waiting. coolwolf15, we are glad that you finally decided to post. :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 07:55
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 09:28
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invited. :)
first preference to interview in person at NYC. buda, aren't you around NYC? would be great to meet you and others.

congratulations to everyone who got an invite and best of luck to those still waiting. coolwolf15, we are glad that you finally decided to post. :)


there you are - i was worried for a while there!!! and no, why would i be in NYC, i am from india!

yes, congratulations to everyone who got an invite.

Keeping with Oxford's 800-yr history, I will say: "Hold your cheers, my lads. The war, though well-fought and hard-won, is not over."
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 11:04
Also received an invite. Thank god all the waiting is finally over! Congrats to all of you!

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 15:52
Hi guys, new member here..
congrats to all invitees! Thank God I also got one today. I'm planning to mine in person in nyc,
would love to connect with you all!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 19:44
lets do a headcount here - coolwolf15, sanjuro9, nominomi, lastroundapplicant, hellopanda and me!

awesome..congratulations to all!

so how is everyone going to prepare? i'll probably go back and re-read my essays, CV and other entries, anticipating questions on why this, why that..although i will admit, i am still a little heady from the news last night!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 23:27
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invited. :)
first preference to interview in person at NYC. buda, aren't you around NYC? would be great to meet you and others.

congratulations to everyone who got an invite and best of luck to those still waiting. coolwolf15, we are glad that you finally decided to post. :)


Hi Sanjuro9, i'm quite shy to post you know ... :). It's torturing me to decide to go to Oxford for interview or not since I was there just about 1 month ago ...
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 23:30
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lets do a headcount here - coolwolf15, sanjuro9, nominomi, lastroundapplicant, hellopanda and me!

awesome..congratulations to all!

so how is everyone going to prepare? i'll probably go back and re-read my essays, CV and other entries, anticipating questions on why this, why that..although i will admit, i am still a little heady from the news last night!


My most challenging is to reduce my talking speed, I tend to speak really really fast when got excited :).
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 May 2012, 23:50
Hi, got an invite...

Am I right in thinking the only interview days should you wish to visit Oxford are Monday 21st and Friday 25th May?

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 06:19
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Hi, got an invite...

Am I right in thinking the only interview days should you wish to visit Oxford are Monday 21st and Friday 25th May?

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Hi

I am new here. I got an invite too, yes I think those were the dates I got. I will be at Oxford on the 21st of May. Is anyone going to be there - would be nice to catch up.

Any tips on the interview would be awesome too.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 10:37
Hey, got a question for everyone. This is about choosing a date for the interview from the options given. The first interview date is on the 21st and the last is on the 28th.

I can totally guess why choosing a later date for the interview can help. More time to prep. But is there any benefit to choosing an earlier date?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 19:06
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first preference to interview in person at NYC. buda, aren't you around NYC? would be great to meet you and others.

congratulations to everyone who got an invite and best of luck to those still waiting. coolwolf15, we are glad that you finally decided to post. :)


Hi Sanjuro9, i'm quite shy to post you know ... :). It's torturing me to decide to go to Oxford for interview or not since I was there just about 1 month ago ...


If you are around London, definitely make a trip over to Oxfordshire. Not only you will be able to demonstrate your interest in the school/program, but also you will be able to adapt your speaking based on body language and so on of interviewer. Of course, if you are continents away, it just might be too inconvenient to make a trip on such a short notice and the adcom understands this.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 19:08
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Hey, got a question for everyone. This is about choosing a date for the interview from the options given. The first interview date is on the 21st and the last is on the 28th.

I can totally guess why choosing a later date for the interview can help. More time to prep. But is there any benefit to choosing an earlier date?


My first choice is earliest available one. One I will be done with it. Two, if there is some cataclysmic event that prevents me from getting to my first interview date, then hopefully I will have time to request for another.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 May 2012, 19:12
Great to see many new faces (well, figuratively speaking) on the thread. The only one I haven't heard from is CountOlaf!!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 May 2012, 04:09
Hi,

I am still confused on career opportunities for Indians studying at Said. I have heard that most Indians tend to come back to India for jobs. as its quite tough to get a job in UK due to Visa issues, language restrictions etc.

Can any of the current Indian students comment on this.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 May 2012, 06:13
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I am still confused on career opportunities for Indians studying at Said. I have heard that most Indians tend to come back to India for jobs. as its quite tough to get a job in UK due to Visa issues, language restrictions etc.

Can any of the current Indian students comment on this.

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Even I have heard this. Well, I was quite worried about this too while I was preparing for the GMAT earlier this year but I put off this question for later. And I think I will still wait to actually get a final accept before exploring the question ;-)!!!

But there are a couple of additional questions you want to ask. Which year was this most pronounced. Was it around 2009-10, during the recession when jobs were scarce throughout all bschools. If it was after, then was it limited to Oxford alone. Because I have heard the same thing about LBS too. The situation may actually be worse in LBS because of the significantly higher debt. And, if Indians came back because of the visa situation, hasn't that affected all UK b-schools. Then there is the concern: what has stopped people from exploring other than UK and India for post-MBA jobs. Surely, not all jobs offered on campus were UK-based. In fact, there are clear statistics on the website. Also, scholarships. Have you checked if the people who came back had scholarships that made it mandatory to come back. Finally, performance. If you don't perform at bschool or don't do a great enough job search, you might not get a great job, Indian or not.

Trust me, even I want to hear from someone who has a holistic view. But, for me, Oxford Said continues to be a good call.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 May 2012, 07:17
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I am still confused on career opportunities for Indians studying at Said. I have heard that most Indians tend to come back to India for jobs. as its quite tough to get a job in UK due to Visa issues, language restrictions etc.

Can any of the current Indian students comment on this.

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Even I have heard this. Well, I was quite worried about this too while I was preparing for the GMAT earlier this year but I put off this question for later. And I think I will still wait to actually get a final accept before exploring the question ;-)!!!

But there are a couple of additional questions you want to ask. Which year was this most pronounced. Was it around 2009-10, during the recession when jobs were scarce throughout all bschools. If it was after, then was it limited to Oxford alone. Because I have heard the same thing about LBS too. The situation may actually be worse in LBS because of the significantly higher debt. And, if Indians came back because of the visa situation, hasn't that affected all UK b-schools. Then there is the concern: what has stopped people from exploring other than UK and India for post-MBA jobs. Surely, not all jobs offered on campus were UK-based. In fact, there are clear statistics on the website. Also, scholarships. Have you checked if the people who came back had scholarships that made it mandatory to come back. Finally, performance. If you don't perform at bschool or don't do a great enough job search, you might not get a great job, Indian or not.

Trust me, even I want to hear from someone who has a holistic view. But, for me, Oxford Said continues to be a good call.


Good points. I wouldnt do the LBS Vs Oxford comparison as it dilutes the whole argument on whats the job outlook for Indian students post Oxford. The schos which require students to come back are very few... and so i will discount that data... performance during course matters...but lets face it its a 1 year course and if one doesnt screw up significantly then I am sure all factors remaining same it all boils down to post mba work exp, job situation, visa, and language issues. i will be int. to know what kind of jobs and sal. people get in India if they return back.

Lets hope that someone sees this in this forum and posts a candid reply.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 May 2012, 23:41
Anybody receive acknowledgement for the interview preferences?
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 01:24
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Anybody receive acknowledgement for the interview preferences?



Hi Buda,

I did, but I am interviewing at Oxford, so perhaps its easier to confirm. I am interviewing on the 21st, will share my experience soon after.

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