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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 10:50
Nink, I read on another thread that you had already accepted Yale...

So, how come LBS now?
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Nink, I read on another thread that you had already accepted Yale...

So, how come LBS now?


i just discovered that I am really a brit living and born inside an asian body....

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 10:55
Wow you're in Booth and Northwestern, but still applying to LBS?
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 11:03
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Wow you're in Booth and Northwestern, but still applying to LBS?


Gotta learn scottish accent if i am gonna take over for Craig Ferguson on the late late night show...

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 13:42
LOL surely you jest my friend ?

Is it April 1st already ???

What about Yale ???

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 13:47
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LOL surely you jest my friend ?

Is it April 1st already ???

What about Yale ???


I think I wanna come and see you buddy!!! :-D

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 13:49
Heck if you're serious, we'd love to have you - welcome aboard buddy ...

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Is it April 1st already ???

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I think I wanna come and see you buddy!!! :-D
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 14:06
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Heck if you're serious, we'd love to have you - welcome aboard buddy ...


Dead serious.

I mean, why not have some international experience for 2 years, right?

Now let's see if LBS wants me this late in the game and also, if UK will give me student VISA.

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 15:28
Hehe UK student visas are a LOT easier than American ones (you'll be amazed). What is your work experience like ?(if you dont mind me asking). Usually LBS trends slightly older / more WE focused than the American schools.

ps. What about your concerns about scholarship money (which was one of the prime motivations for choosing Yale). Also what made you think of LBS all of a sudden ? Was it the wonderful contributions of the current admits on gmatclub (dont be shy about telling us :P )

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Dead serious.

I mean, why not have some international experience for 2 years, right?

Now let's see if LBS wants me this late in the game and also, if UK will give me student VISA.

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 15:50
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Hehe UK student visas are a LOT easier than American ones (you'll be amazed). What is your work experience like ?(if you dont mind me asking). Usually LBS trends slightly older / more WE focused than the American schools.

ps. What about your concerns about scholarship money (which was one of the prime motivations for choosing Yale). Also what made you think of LBS all of a sudden ? Was it the wonderful contributions of the current admits on gmatclub (dont be shy about telling us :P )


Damn, are you "NINK Analyst" or something? :-D
You know about my journey this year better than most people.

I will have about 4 years of work experience at the time of matriculation. I started out as real estate tax accountant, to tech auditor, to Application solution architect (tech consulting).

The way I see it, I have nothing to lose by applying. And no, scholarship isn't issue if i get to live in London for next two years....

I am gonna be busy visiting EPL stadiums/games, concert venues to watch Lostprophets, Feeder, Starsailor etc etc.....

Oooooh....I have not been to Reading Festival in 6 years!!!!! Woohoo!!!

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 15:57
Hehe I know about everybody :twisted:

I reckon you have a great shot - let me know if you need a second pair of eyes for your essays etc.

I know what you mean about the lifestyle. Apparently Goodison park is 2.5 hours from London central - always wanted to watch the mighty blues in action. Not to mention Lords cricket ground is next door to LBS (ok neither sport is a big deal to Americans - but to me this is heaven on earth). Think about all the other festivals in Europe that are handy via LBS - (Oktoberfest is only 2-3 hours by plane).


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Damn, are you "NINK Analyst" or something? :-D
You know about my journey this year better than most people.

I will have about 4 years of work experience at the time of matriculation. I started out as real estate tax accountant, to tech auditor, to Application solution architect (tech consulting).

The way I see it, I have nothing to lose by applying. And no, scholarship isn't issue if i get to live in London for next two years....

I am gonna be busy visiting EPL stadiums/games, concert venues to watch Lostprophets, Feeder, Starsailor etc etc.....

Oooooh....I have not been to Reading Festival in 6 years!!!!! Woohoo!!!
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 16:11
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...if UK will give me student VISA.

:-D


At the moment, I think the average turnaround time for British student visa processing in the USA is less than a week, so you should have enough time for that. ;)
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 16:11
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Not to mention Lords cricket ground is next door to LBS (ok neither sport is a big deal to Americans - but to me this is heaven on earth).


Hah, is it bad that I only know Lord's because that's where LBS Orientation Week is supposed to be held? :oops: Speaking of football though, which London team is closest to campus? I just need to know if I need to be a bandwagon fan of Fulham or Chelsea... :lol:
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 16:27
Haha Lords is like the MECCA of Cricket. Even the players worship the place.

London teams are Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, Fulham - but don't need to limit yourself to a London team. Most of the teams are accessible by train or by TV. And because they play home and away, often the team you support will be playing in London !!!

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Hah, is it bad that I only know Lord's because that's where LBS Orientation Week is supposed to be held? :oops: Speaking of football though, which London team is closest to campus? I just need to know if I need to be a bandwagon fan of Fulham or Chelsea... :lol:
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2009, 17:33
One of the 2010 students is a pro-cricketer actually. I just learned about the Twenty20 match the other day because he used it as a presentation topic about team leadership.

Go go classroom diversity :D
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2009, 06:24
Hi nink,

I'm sure you have already thought about this....but if you're planning to apply by the April 30th deadline, you won't get your decision before June. Won't your other admit offers have expired by then? And r4 should be pretty tough, LBS might concentrate on very diverse candidates, so it is a bit risky.

Do let us know how you plan to overcome this, might be useful for us later on.
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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2009, 06:31
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Hi nink,

I'm sure you have already thought about this....but if you're planning to apply by the April 30th deadline, you won't get your decision before June. Won't your other admit offers have expired by then? And r4 should be pretty tough, LBS might concentrate on very diverse candidates, so it is a bit risky.

Do let us know how you plan to overcome this, might be useful for us later on.


Everyone else is paying $1500 (or so) deposit to tell a school that they are going to attend. If I decide later on that LBS or any other school is the right choice for me, then I will just forfeit this $1500 as break-up fee.

(There's only one school I want to go in the States... :-D )

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2009, 06:48
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Hi nink,

I'm sure you have already thought about this....but if you're planning to apply by the April 30th deadline, you won't get your decision before June. Won't your other admit offers have expired by then? And r4 should be pretty tough, LBS might concentrate on very diverse candidates, so it is a bit risky.

Do let us know how you plan to overcome this, might be useful for us later on.


Everyone else is paying $1500 (or so) deposit to tell a school that they are going to attend. If I decide later on that LBS or any other school is the right choice for me, then I will just forfeit this $1500 as break-up fee.

(There's only one school I want to go in the States... :-D )



just a thought, I guess out of curiosity: I have no idea as to the scholarships nink, you have been offered by each school but is there any possibility you could start a scholarship-war between the schools that is to say 'use the free market model to get the asset/resource(you & what you bring to the school) allocated to the highest bidder(university)' :wink: Has anyone tried this, even if they failed to achieve the desired outcome?
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just a thought, I guess out of curiosity: I have no idea as to the scholarships nink, you have been offered by each school but is there any possibility you could start a scholarship-war between the schools that is to say 'use the free market model to get the asset/resource(you & what you bring to the school) allocated to the highest bidder(university)' :wink: Has anyone tried this, even if they failed to achieve the desired outcome?


I didn't try bidding one school against another and I don't plan on doing that. I think if they wanted to offer me merit scholarship, they would have already and I hate begging for ANYTHING. :-D

Plus, there are others out there who needs the scholarship or DESERVE the scholarship more than I do. I am grateful just for the admits. I don't want to be greedy. 8-)

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Re: The London Business School 2009 thread [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 01:35
Anyone heard anything from the MiM admission department? (admit, interview, decline, anything)????
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