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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2008, 08:01
Hi to all,

A newbie to this forum....I'm planning to apply for round 2 which will be a huge challenge as I'm retaking gmat on 11 dec and am meant to be on two weeks vacation in nz from 19 dec- jan 4...however I've started working on essays and am also looking into my references so the ball has started rolling....feel a bit stressed as I read the stories of people with great profiles getting a ding!

Good luck to all and more soon,
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 01 Dec 2008, 13:01
Welcome to the LBS thread Olivia. Indeed juggling gmat and essays will be tough and stressful and I admire people who can pull it off successfully.

Best of luck

ps. Enjoy New Zealand and give us a shout if you're ever in Sydney.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 17:24
any idea how lbs informs applicants of decisions? will we all just get an email one way or another on dec 18th? thx...
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2008, 19:19
That's exactly right. Its all via an email. All on the same day.

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any idea how lbs informs applicants of decisions? will we all just get an email one way or another on dec 18th? thx...
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Dec 2008, 11:57
One more day until interviews are due, I think. Hope everyone did well!

Had mine earlier this week with a local alumnus (enterpreneur). Went alright, though many of the questions were different than what I expected (less behavioral-type questions related to leadership/teamwork -- more about my work and the details of my responsibilities). I think I did better on the case though -- even though I went over the time limit. :lol:

Now the waiting game begins!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2008, 20:33
Good evening everyone. Its nice to be back on here after a short hiatus :). I needed a break away from all this MBA madness after writing my GMAT in late September.

Im now into full on school research mode so that Im well prepared to apply in 2009 for 2010 entry. Might as well get started early, right ?

Bsd_lover, congrats on your admit. LBS is definitely at the top of my list; are you able to share any advice/insight for future applicants ? Did you ever visit the campus ?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 08:18
Thanks pmenon - to answer your question - no, I didnt visit the campus at all. I feel that one of the strengths of LBS is the international and diverse community - but that also means that LBS probably have to ignore the expectations of a campus visit to accommodate for people who live outside England.

However if you are in London (or close by in Europe), go check it out. Then tell me what it is like ;)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 08:47
Thanks, bsd. Im in Canada, and am planning to visit early next year while school is still in session. Im aiming to apply for Round 1, so I might even push out that trip until September 2009. Since London is my favorite city in the world, I can use this as an excuse to get out there .... but you'll already be there by then ! :)

Any essay tips ? Does LBS use the same essay questions from year-to-year ?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2008, 08:53
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 14:13
Thanks, bsd. Great tips. I just took a peek at the most recent essay questions; the good news is that I was able to at least come up with a first answer for all of them, instead of being baffled :)

Question for you: when you were doing your research on the school, what resources did you find most useful ? Im trying to get a better picture of what the school i all about, what type of students its after, what the atmosphere is like, etc.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 16:06
I know a few alumni, who were helpful. But most of the stuff I used is easily found on the web. LBS website, bloggers etc.

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Thanks, bsd. Great tips. I just took a peek at the most recent essay questions; the good news is that I was able to at least come up with a first answer for all of them, instead of being baffled :)

Question for you: when you were doing your research on the school, what resources did you find most useful ? Im trying to get a better picture of what the school i all about, what type of students its after, what the atmosphere is like, etc.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 18:23
Fully agreed with bsd_lover on the essay tone. I'm from an overrepresented demographic (consulting, albeit non-strategy) and my post-MBA goal is corporate strategy (transportation) or strategy consulting, so needless to say, I took the same approach in my essays (which hopefully yields successful results!). By trying to keep the reader engaged, I think they will not only be more enthusiastic about your candidacy, but will be more convinced that you will be just as motivated and interesting when you're in the program as well.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 10:53
bsd_lover wrote:
Yes, LBS hasn't changed its questions in the last two years by much ( although who knows what will happen next year).

Essay tips : ummm to be honest I am bad person to ask for those. As you know I was on the waitlist for a long time (almost all of last year) mainly because of my poor essays. However here are a few things that you may want to consider :

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Great tips bsd_lover, thank you.
Is anywhere else in the forum (or beyond) LBS essays discussed?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 14:46
There is a decent discussion of essay topics on clearadmit at : http://blog.clearadmit.com/2008/09/lond ... 2008-2009/
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Great tips bsd_lover, thank you.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2008, 23:24
Hey guys I'm in for R2! Been doing a lot of research and it looks like a great school (I don't know why I didn't look at it earlier.)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2008, 00:20
Welcome aboard. Lets fill LBS with aussies :)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2008, 05:15
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There is a decent discussion of essay topics on clearadmit at : http://blog.clearadmit.com/2008/09/lond ... 2008-2009/
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Great tips bsd_lover, thank you.
Is anywhere else in the forum (or beyond) LBS essays discussed?

Thanks for a link - I definitely needed something like this!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2008, 09:05
Count me in for R2!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 14 Dec 2008, 15:01
Welcome aboard krispy. Feel free to share your profile with us.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 17 Dec 2008, 15:46
Well, looks like tomorrow is the big day for us R1ers! Good luck everyone!
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