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# Calling All 2010 CBS Applicants (MERGED)

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23 Jun 2009, 04:53
Cool, thanks Nink.

Do you think less internationals will apply as a result? If that's the case, not sure how I feel about this. On one hand, that means that my chances just improve. On the other, it means that the diversity of the class will be less, which takes away from the business school experience.
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23 Jun 2009, 13:03
What are the essay questions for Fall 2010? I can't seem to find them on the MBA program's website.

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24 Jun 2009, 04:24
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1) What are your short-term and long-term post-MBA goals? How will Columbia Business School help you achieve these goals? (Recommended 750 word limit)

2)Master Classes are the epitome of bridging the gap between theory and practice at Columbia Business School. View link below. Please provide an example from your own life in which practical experience taught you more than theory alone. (Recommended 500 word limit)

3)Please provide an example of a team failure of which you’ve been a part. If given a second chance, what would you do differently? (Recommended 500 word limit)
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24 Jun 2009, 05:28
Count me in for RD.

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24 Jun 2009, 05:59
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3)Please provide an example of a team failure of which you’ve been a part. If given a second chance, what would you do differently? (Recommended 500 word limit)

Do you think that the applicant may answer this question using a non-professional example (personal). For instance, failing to help someone in need, etc.?

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24 Jun 2009, 06:06
I think you can pretty much tell it anyway you like..professsional or non-professional. As long as it is a good story...
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26 Jun 2009, 11:16
I applied for 2009 entry and got dinged in ED without interview. Is CBS known to be favorable (or not) to re-applicants? I'm thinking about applying RD this time around.

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29 Jun 2009, 06:34
I think re-applicants are in a better situation. It shows to Columbia that you really want to go there. As long as your application has improved from the last time around, I say you have a pretty good chance.
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29 Jun 2009, 20:48
ROLL CALL PAGE UPDATED
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30 Jun 2009, 05:21
triple5soul wrote:
Columbia has summer students/classes from their January intake. Do you think I should visit the school during the summer if I'm thinking of applying ED? It may not be in full swing, but I think I can still pool some info and get a feel for the campus... (I live in Canada).

It's pretty quiet over the summer, so you should try to visit in the fall. You can even visit after you apply, which is what I did. I knew enough about the school to do the app sufficiently, and I wrote in the optional essay that I would be visiting campus in two weeks. I met with a couple admissions folks when I was there, and I think it was helpful to put a face with the name. Basically, don't just visit to check a box and have ammunition for your essays. Make the visit worthwhile. They'd rather you visit after you submit your app if you are going to really immerse yourself at CBS for a few hours/day/however long, than to visit before and really get nothing out of it.

On a side note, I am a soon-to-be second-year, and I have not had time to visit the forum--mainly because the summer has been keeping me extraordinarily busy. So, if you message me and it takes me awhile to respond, I apologize in advance.

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30 Jun 2009, 06:29
Good to hear from you djhouse. I have a question if you don't mind answering. Besides attending an information session and visiting through the host program, what other events might there be that would be of interest to us?

Thanks.
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01 Jul 2009, 06:41
xlick wrote:
Good to hear from you djhouse. I have a question if you don't mind answering. Besides attending an information session and visiting through the host program, what other events might there be that would be of interest to us?

Thanks.

The website. Tear it apart. Not to comb for details that can fill in the blanks in your essays, but to really get a feel for the school. CBS' website is massive. Start at www4.gsb.columbia.edu (the www4 is not a typo), and just go where your interests take you. I think the website is less of a marketing tool or a hub for a target audience, and more of a way for the school to express to the world what the community is doing these days. If you get a sense of that, it will come out in your application naturally, and the admissions folks reading your app will definitely pick up on it. They'll be impressed that you know about certain people and topics who are famous within the confines of the school, but less known to those outside.

To conclude with an example, the homepage has an article written by an incoming first-year. This student hasn't even started school yet, and he is basically blogging about about his experiences with other incoming first-years traveling the world. It's just one member of the community sharing his experiences with others. So, delve into the webiste. It is a great way to get to know the school and to enjoy some interesting articles and facets about CBS while you're at it. Hope this helps.

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01 Jul 2009, 08:27
Cool thanks man. I already have CBS' website saved as a favorite. Been on the site daily for any updates. And I agree. It does help with the essays.
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01 Jul 2009, 08:28
where is this student article? I can't seem to find it.
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01 Jul 2009, 19:52
xlick wrote:
where is this student article? I can't seem to find it.

Right up at the top on the main page. Titled "Tour Report: Hope and Challenge in Africa." Can't miss it.

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02 Jul 2009, 05:10
I must sound like an idiot, but I still can't find it. At the homepage of the CBS website? Can you post the link? Many thanks
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02 Jul 2009, 05:14
xlick wrote:
I must sound like an idiot, but I still can't find it. At the homepage of the CBS website? Can you post the link? Many thanks

http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/publicoffe ... in+Africa#

and here is the main page:
http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/

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02 Jul 2009, 05:28
Awesome thanks man!
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05 Jul 2009, 20:37
bucktooth911 wrote:
I applied for 2009 entry and got dinged in ED without interview. Is CBS known to be favorable (or not) to re-applicants? I'm thinking about applying RD this time around.

As a general rule of thumb, most of the top b-schools are re-applicant friendly. Favorable - no. Schools encourage dinged candidates to re-apply and if they have shown significant improvements over the previous application - why would the schools not shortlist them ?
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12 Jul 2009, 07:07
In for ED.
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