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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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harh12 wrote:
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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.

Thx.


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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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 06:23
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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.

Shamanth


Mine came in for the 24th. I don't really like Skype. It's unreliable when you need it to be good. But I am told the interviewers will be tolerant of connection issues. They have asked for my mobile number just in case.

And yes, please do share your experience!
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 06:41
Hi guys,

New member here :)

I got an invite too; got the email confirmation today for Friday May 25 in-person. I'm in London... not too far.
Going to Barcelona for an interview on Friday with IESE...
Stress level will be relatively high for the next two weeks! then... the wait...

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 07:07
has anyone got interview call for MFE..??
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 08:55
My interview is confirmed for Tue, May 22nd in NYC..anyone going to interview on the same day?
Btw, there is a good interview report on clear admit wiki for Said, I find it very helpful.
I can't post the link here because I'm still a new member (need to post >5 times before posting link..weird rule..) just google it
Anyways, appreciate if you all can share your interview experiences here. I'll let u all know when I'm done on the 22nd :)
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 12:30
I will be in NYC for a Monday AM interview. I don't plan on having a nametag that says "Hi! My name is Sanjuro9" :).. if you any of you guys are interviewing in NYC on Monday, please send me a PM and we can meetup.

good luck for your interviews. Question for the Indian applicants: how did you send your original undergraduate transcripts? Or were you requested to bring originals to the interview?

A note to the earlier discussion on job/visa situation in UK. I am actually looking to do the reverse. That is, I am concerned whether I would be able to find the job I want in India or another south east Asian country after mba.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 18:52
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I will be in NYC for a Monday AM interview. I don't plan on having a nametag that says "Hi! My name is Sanjuro9" :).. if you any of you guys are interviewing in NYC on Monday, please send me a PM and we can meetup.

good luck for your interviews. Question for the Indian applicants: how did you send your original undergraduate transcripts? Or were you requested to bring originals to the interview?

A note to the earlier discussion on job/visa situation in UK. I am actually looking to do the reverse. That is, I am concerned whether I would be able to find the job I want in India or another south east Asian country after mba.

good luck to you all.


Lol! Haha! A name tag with our GMAT club ids would be too funny!

And yeah, I will be couriering all my transcripts to Oxford today. Darn dangerous. But oh well. Didn't they ask for scans as well.

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 19:28
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sanjuro9 wrote:
I will be in NYC for a Monday AM interview. I don't plan on having a nametag that says "Hi! My name is Sanjuro9" :).. if you any of you guys are interviewing in NYC on Monday, please send me a PM and we can meetup.

good luck for your interviews. Question for the Indian applicants: how did you send your original undergraduate transcripts? Or were you requested to bring originals to the interview?

A note to the earlier discussion on job/visa situation in UK. I am actually looking to do the reverse. That is, I am concerned whether I would be able to find the job I want in India or another south east Asian country after mba.

good luck to you all.


Lol! Haha! A name tag with our GMAT club ids would be too funny!

And yeah, I will be couriering all my transcripts to Oxford today. Darn dangerous. But oh well. Didn't they ask for scans as well.

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buda, i know how Indian marksheets and certificates look like. i went to school in india. if by transcript you mean the originals of that, i would suggest you check with admissions office before sending originals. they may be satisfied with notarized (i forgot the equivalent term in india, where a official from school or a practicing lawyer certifies your copies). you may have difficulty getting your originals back and if any chance they are lost, it would be a huge pain getting them replaced.

if you do end up finding out, let me know.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 May 2012, 21:39
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I will be in NYC for a Monday AM interview. I don't plan on having a nametag that says "Hi! My name is Sanjuro9" :).. if you any of you guys are interviewing in NYC on Monday, please send me a PM and we can meetup.

good luck for your interviews. Question for the Indian applicants: how did you send your original undergraduate transcripts? Or were you requested to bring originals to the interview?

A note to the earlier discussion on job/visa situation in UK. I am actually looking to do the reverse. That is, I am concerned whether I would be able to find the job I want in India or another south east Asian country after mba.

good luck to you all.



You can send an attested copy ( or notarized copy ) of the transcripts. I did the same.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 07:51
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sanjuro9 wrote:
I will be in NYC for a Monday AM interview. I don't plan on having a nametag that says "Hi! My name is Sanjuro9" :).. if you any of you guys are interviewing in NYC on Monday, please send me a PM and we can meetup.

good luck for your interviews. Question for the Indian applicants: how did you send your original undergraduate transcripts? Or were you requested to bring originals to the interview?

A note to the earlier discussion on job/visa situation in UK. I am actually looking to do the reverse. That is, I am concerned whether I would be able to find the job I want in India or another south east Asian country after mba.

good luck to you all.



You can send an attested copy ( or notarized copy ) of the transcripts. I did the same.


Hi there,
I checked with the Admin, they actually admit the certified copies. You guys no need to send them the original copies actually. It's really weird to send the original transcript to them also.

In India, I'm not quite sure how you can get the certified copies, may be you guys can check with the Admins for better tips.

In Singapore, I can request my uni to send it over me. But recently, don't know why my name not in the uni system, got some trouble with retrieve the database. Properly b/c I change passport then :). Still struggle to get them.
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 May 2012, 22:00
@sanjuro, @kiran, @coolwolf

Actually sending my precious originals went against every bit of common sense. I had been looking to ask adcom about it. So, yeah, thanks all for your timely advice! I'll be xeroxing my transcripts and notarizing them through a gazette officer and sending over!

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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 May 2012, 11:52
Hi all,
New member here...

Landed up in this thread today and was pretty delighted to see R3 applicants with interview calls. Finally feels like the right place to connect with similar apprehensions and queries.

Was wondering how many seats are tentatively left for R3 ??. The last round seem pretty tight in almost all places..

Thanks:)
Good luck to everyone!

Will definitely stay tuned ..
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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 May 2012, 01:13
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Hi all,
New member here...

Landed up in this thread today and was pretty delighted to see R3 applicants with interview calls. Finally feels like the right place to connect with similar apprehensions and queries.

Was wondering how many seats are tentatively left for R3 ??. The last round seem pretty tight in almost all places..

Thanks:)
Good luck to everyone!

Will definitely stay tuned ..


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Re: Oxford (Said) 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 May 2012, 02:15
Thanks Buda. Feels great!
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