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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 13:27
just recd the "due to high volume your decision will be released tomm"..

grr.. another day of this! well i am going to have fingers crossed. I managed to keep myself occupied all day today. This waiting sucks.. of course if i get an invite i will be jumping. did anyone else who had to wait get an in interview? I hope so..
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 13:37
Hey all - to the dings - I'm sorry :( but thats life. I was dinged everywhere last year - heck I started the zero admits club last year.

To the interview invites - many may congratulations. I'm especially happy to see walker receive his invite. For the amount of help and value you have provided to the gmatclub community - you deserve an admit !!

Remember that interview is just the beginning, dont take anything for granted until you receive that admit.

Good luck.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 13:50
Just updated the front page. 11 decisions still pending. Anyone else heard anything yet ?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 14:34
INTERVIEW!!!!!
HEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :D
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 14:35
Sorry to hear about the dings. :( But best of luck with the process with other schools, and hope things will work out in the end!

And congrats to the invites! I concur with bsd_lover -- great news, but make sure you're prepped and ready to go for the interviews, since the next stage will be important as well. My interview performance wasn't spectacular, so it almost cost me the admit. Feel free to PM me if you need any tips.

Hope we hear back positively on the remaining decisions today!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 14:39
Just woke up at 4 am to check the result .. and got DING :(.

Best of luck to those all who got Interview calls.

Thanks,
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 14:46
i just looked at the calendar and i received my result on Friday, the 13th .. interesting ..
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 14:54
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Bsd_lover, thanks for your words. You are really the best example here how not to give up after a whole year of bad news. I wish all of us believe in ourselves whatever we will face on a way. Good luck all!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 15:29
Congrats to those with interview invites!

From someone who was in your shoes last year, I was a bundle of nerves leading up to interviews, but found myself enjoying it a lot when it actually came down to it. It will probably vary from interview to interview, but I had mine on a Saturday afternoon at a café. Very casual, didn't have to dress up (jeans), and we had a good honest discussion.

I was surprised how direct they were about asking personality questions, so be prepared to talk about whether you think you're introverted vs. extroverted, speak off the top of your head vs. pause to think before you talk... things like that on top of your essay content and resume. The class diversity points to there being no sure-fire personality "model" which adcoms are looking for, so I think the purpose is just to see whether you're self-aware.

Anyway, good luck to all (be it LBS or elsewhere) and I hope to see some of you on campus soon! I am absolutely loving it here so far and you inevitably feel a little more courageous every day. I'm learning a ton, meeting great people, and getting to take in all the excitement that is London. I can't say that the me of last year would be looking forward to London Fashion Week in a few days :D I love this city.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2009, 23:30
Dinged :-(( I have an interview with other schools in london though like Imperial and Cass , so i have to make them work now.

Congrats to all those you have interviews and all the best for your prep.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 01:39
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I got it.

Glad to hear it!
Good luck at the interview!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 12:09
just got the ding email.. **** - thought these were my best essays to be honest. Oh well time to move on. Better stick my Ox interview now.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2009, 12:46
yeah same here......ouch.....i have never felt like so rejected before. Three rejections in 3 days has been terrible on my confidence. I really need to get over this and nail the Ox interview as well.

Well Said here I come..... (hopefully)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2009, 09:21
Hi guys, I am a 23-year old mal student from Austria and also consider applying to the LBS Master in Management Programme. Do you think I have a fair shot?

Background:
GMAT: 690 (Q 46 / V 38), AWA 5.5
TOEFL: 113
Magister (~MSc): Management Science from best Austrian university (major: finance, operation management)
GPA: 3.5 / 4

I want to work in consulting or general management in IT related fields or finance. Workplace US or Europe.

Work Experience:
- Only part-time besides my studies, started with programming and lately consulting for IT-related projects in a small company

Additional Experience:
- 6 times Austrian champion and several medals at European Championships pool-billiards. Was in national team for 6 years, 1 year team leader.
- Was coach for young pool-billiards players and also conducted workshops for several years.
- Several honours with distinction in music (played the clarinet for 9 years). Was part of an ensemble and an orchestra for ~4 years.

Personally I think that my background is strong enough to be considered for the program. What do you guys think?
Thanks!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2009, 05:44
To Hofimax:
after being interviewed for LBS MM programme I can say that it is perfect for those with less than 1 year of work experience. U can benefit from all the things school offers to MBA, Sloan, etc. students right away. You have a good profile. Do your best and send application asap. Good luck!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 11:01
anyone else on this thread who has been waitlisted ... today was the first review for the Wlers in Round 1 ...Nothing has moved for me..have been asked to wait for the next waitlist update : April 7th
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 14:22
Ah yes I remember those days. On April it becomes June and so on .....

vmh wrote:
anyone else on this thread who has been waitlisted ... today was the first review for the Wlers in Round 1 ...Nothing has moved for me..have been asked to wait for the next waitlist update : April 7th
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 15:10
bsd_lover wrote:
Ah yes I remember those days. On April it becomes June and so on .....

vmh wrote:
anyone else on this thread who has been waitlisted ... today was the first review for the Wlers in Round 1 ...Nothing has moved for me..have been asked to wait for the next waitlist update : April 7th


no wonder you've pitchforked the school logo bsd :)

your payback time!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2009, 22:11
Would the R2 interview invites mind sharing their stats?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 18 Feb 2009, 01:36
guys i am considering the MM program (lack of exp for MBA) so anyone whose got some idea on what they are exactly looking for, gmat score and gpa wise...i read the information available on the progam's webpage, so i mean aside the excelling in sports or something non-academic stuff. also i got rejected by LSE's MSc Fin program, so should i take a hint that LBS's MM will treat the same or what?

if its already discussed, pls post the link. thanks
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