GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 21 Aug 2018, 19:00

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018

  post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 07 Jun 2015
Posts: 17
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Dec 2015, 01:04
tgaucher wrote:
mbahopeful18 wrote:
PlsLetMeIn wrote:
had awesome interview today. best interview experience i've had so far, makes me that much more interested in the program.

applied 10/14
hoping for a decision by EOD Wednesday but most likely next week.

good luck ya'll



Same here--had a great interview this morning, now hoping for the best.

Good luck to everyone else interviewing!


Any advice on the interview? Or are you able to high-level share some of the questions you received?


Maybe I can help by sharing my own experience briefly:
My interview was with a young alum in a different industry than my current and my post-mba field. It was super relaxed and conversational. The main questions are exactly what you read everywhere else. Make sure you can answer the following well by bringing examples. Also be prepared to discuss detailed follow-up questions.
- Tell me about yourself/walk me through your resume
- Future career goals
- Why MBA? Why now? Why CBS? Why NYC?
- tell me about a time you had to deal with an ethical situation
- have a few teamwork/leadership/challenge stories in your mind
- be prepared to discuss why you made certain decisions: move some place/change jobs/stay at one place for too long /past education and current career choice
- be prepared to discuss your extracurricular activities/passions/interests
- and of course show enthusiasm and deep knowledge of the school/program/culture.
Good Luck!
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2014
Posts: 166
Location: India
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Dec 2015, 04:12
My application page says "Awaiting" against college transcripts. Is this something I should be worried about? However, in first few weeks post submission, it showed "Received".
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 17 Dec 2015
Posts: 2
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2015, 10:29
Surprised to have gotten an interview invite this morning (given the holidays). Submitted 11/25.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 15 Nov 2015
Posts: 12
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 690 Q46 V40
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2015, 15:28
Submitted 11/22, Denied without Interview 12/28... first response back from schools... ouch
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Jan 2014
Posts: 166
Location: India
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Dec 2015, 19:07
Denied.
Not a good start with applications.
Submitted: 11/19
At least I was expecting this after reading submitted application.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 04 Oct 2013
Posts: 80
Location: Brazil
GMAT 1: 660 Q45 V35
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V38
Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Dec 2015, 07:38
in the "Financing Your MBA/Sponsorship"session of the online application form,
did you guys:

- considered the 2 year financing tuition cost or;

- considered only the first year financing tuition cost or;

- considered the financing of all costs (tuition + other expenses);

little bit confused, because i know that some employers also sponsor costs other than tuition, etc...
Current Student
avatar
B
Joined: 14 Dec 2014
Posts: 27
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V45
GPA: 3.6
Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Dec 2015, 11:47
nechets wrote:
in the "Financing Your MBA/Sponsorship"session of the online application form,
did you guys:

- considered the 2 year financing tuition cost or;

- considered only the first year financing tuition cost or;

- considered the financing of all costs (tuition + other expenses);

little bit confused, because i know that some employers also sponsor costs other than tuition, etc...


This is a very hard question to answer, and I asked CBS Admissions about this myself. What I did based on their advice is for just one year, only tuition. I was also told it doesn't really matter and that they just want to make sure you're thinking about it and are aware of the costs.

Hope that helps.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Aug 2015
Posts: 15
Schools: Stern '18 (S)
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Dec 2015, 08:42
Seen on livewire: 2.9 GPA 640 GMAT from Canada...

If you're out here...would love to hear your background. This gives me hope! (I'm reaching...I know :/ )
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Mar 2015
Posts: 4
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Real Estate
GPA: 3.2
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Dec 2015, 09:17
Guys, got the admit call last week! sorry didnt post earlier

App submitted 10/08
Invited for interview 12/15
Scheduled interview 12/17
Interviewed 12/21
Interview feedback submission 12/21
Call on 12/23

Brazilian 25 yo working in non mbb consulting
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 14 Jul 2015
Posts: 6
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V41
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Dec 2015, 19:05
2
I would like to contribute some data point for waitlist admission.

ED App submitted 09/27
Invited for interview 10/20
Interview/feedback submission 11/02
waitlist 11/04
Call on 12/29

For those who didn't hear back from school, never give up!!
MBA Section Director
User avatar
D
Status: Back to work...
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 5295
Location: India
City: Pune
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.4
WE: Business Development (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2016, 07:40
This is a reminder for tomorrow's live chat in which members from Columbia's admissions team will dialogue with applicants. Note that this is last chat session with Columbia Admissions team. So save this event to your Google calender and present in the chat room tomorrow with your questions.

Date: January 04, 2016.
Date: 9 AM Pacific Time (12 PM Eastern Time)


Place: GMAT Club Chat Room http://gmatclub.com/gchat/
_________________

Chances of Getting Admitted After an Interview [Data Crunch]


Must Read Forum Topics Before You Kick Off Your MBA Application

New GMAT Club Decision Tracker - Real Time Decision Updates

Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2014
Posts: 29
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2016, 10:55
Hi everyone,

I have a unique situation regarding my employer history and need your suggestions. I work at an investment bank (say XYZ Bank)for last 5+ yrs. 3yrs back I had an intra-company transfer within the same office location (infact same office floor) from one division to another (It also led to change in entity say, XYZ India services Ltd. to XYZ Structured services Ltd.). In such a case do you advise I list two different employers within the application form or is it safe to simply say 'XYZ Bank' and employed for last 5+yrs. In the event I mention 2 different employers I also need to mention reason of leaving, which am not so sure what to mention as it was simply a merging of two roles (and not an opted switch).

Kindly advise

Apologies, if I made the whole scenario confusing.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 07 Jun 2015
Posts: 17
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2016, 11:44
viciss wrote:
Hi everyone,

I have a unique situation regarding my employer history and need your suggestions. I work at an investment bank (say XYZ Bank)for last 5+ yrs. 3yrs back I had an intra-company transfer within the same office location (infact same office floor) from one division to another (It also led to change in entity say, XYZ India services Ltd. to XYZ Structured services Ltd.). In such a case do you advise I list two different employers within the application form or is it safe to simply say 'XYZ Bank' and employed for last 5+yrs. In the event I mention 2 different employers I also need to mention reason of leaving, which am not so sure what to mention as it was simply a merging of two roles (and not an opted switch).

Kindly advise

Apologies, if I made the whole scenario confusing.


I suggest calling the school and asking them. Some ask for each position to be listed separately, some do not. Good luck!
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 20 Oct 2015
Posts: 55
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
Schools: Tuck '18 (M)
GPA: 3.5
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jan 2016, 18:43
faytfy wrote:
I would like to contribute some data point for waitlist admission.

ED App submitted 09/27
Invited for interview 10/20
Interview/feedback submission 11/02
waitlist 11/04
Call on 12/29

For those who didn't hear back from school, never give up!!


I was waitlisted on Tuesday--did you do anything to improve your candidacy or send any updates to admissions? Would be helpful to know as I think about what I should do.

Thanks!
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2014
Posts: 29
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2016, 05:02
Hi all,

I have two queries regarding Columbia mba application.

1. Under Education -
While trying to add institution it gives me two option for level of study - bachelors/masters. Now my degree is an Integrated Masters in Economics from Indian Institute of technology, Kharagpur. I was conferred both the Bachelors and Masters degree at the end of 5 years of graduation and do not have separate grading. If I choose only masters option with my final grades the form doesnt allow me to submit without addition of bachelors degree. Kindly suggest how to resolve the situation.

2. Under Tests -
I have already self reported the GMAT scores but it also asks me upload an unofficial GMAT score sheet. Is this unofficial sheet same as the hard-copy I got on the day of test without AWA score or something else. Kindly clarify
MBA Section Director
User avatar
D
Status: Back to work...
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 5295
Location: India
City: Pune
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
GPA: 3.4
WE: Business Development (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2016, 09:54
We are starting the chat in 5 Minutes - If you are around join the chat room http://gmatclub.com/gchat/

Narenn wrote:
This is a reminder for tomorrow's live chat in which members from Columbia's admissions team will dialogue with applicants. Note that this is last chat session with Columbia Admissions team. So save this event to your Google calender and present in the chat room tomorrow with your questions.

Date: January 04, 2016.
Date: 9 AM Pacific Time (12 PM Eastern Time)


Place: GMAT Club Chat Room http://gmatclub.com/gchat/

_________________

Chances of Getting Admitted After an Interview [Data Crunch]


Must Read Forum Topics Before You Kick Off Your MBA Application

New GMAT Club Decision Tracker - Real Time Decision Updates

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Jun 2015
Posts: 26
I don't understand the deadlines  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2016, 11:10
Hi,

I'm applying to "2016 August Regular Decision Full-Time MBA"

When is the next deadline? January 6th? Or April 13th?
Is post January 6th considered "Round 3"? (i.e. with lower chances to get in, like in other MBAs?)

Thanks
BSchool Thread Master
User avatar
Joined: 23 Dec 2014
Posts: 286
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Healthcare
GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V38
GMAT 2: 700 Q44 V40
GMAT 3: 710 Q44 V42
GPA: 3.3
At what time is the deadline on January 6th?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2016, 11:14
gloube wrote:
Hi,

I'm applying to "2016 August Regular Decision Full-Time MBA"

When is the next deadline? January 6th? Or April 13th?
Is post January 6th considered "Round 3"? (i.e. with lower chances to get in, like in other MBAs?)

Thanks


January 6th is to be considered for financial aid. If you apply on January 7th rather than before you will NOT get aid, but your chances of admission won't really be affected. Columbia looks at applications rolling, not by rounds, and reads them in order. It is probably slightly better to apply earlier, but they won't wait until April if you miss the Jan 6th date.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 08 Aug 2015
Posts: 48
WE: Marketing (Entertainment and Sports)
Re: Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2016, 14:22
2
Accepted this morning! thrilled, tough decision ahead.
SVP
SVP
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Nov 2014
Posts: 1888
Re: I don't understand the deadlines  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jan 2016, 21:19
gloube wrote:
Hi,

I'm applying to "2016 August Regular Decision Full-Time MBA"

When is the next deadline? January 6th? Or April 13th?
Is post January 6th considered "Round 3"? (i.e. with lower chances to get in, like in other MBAs?)

Thanks


Hi the deadline for the Regular Decision is April 13th.
Columbia does not has Rounds as such. it follows a rolling admission process and ann the applications before Jan 6th would be considered for a fellowship.
Since, it is a rolling process, so yea you will be at some disadvantage in the April deadline.
Re: I don't understand the deadlines &nbs [#permalink] 04 Jan 2016, 21:19

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  62   63   64   65   66   67   68  ...  78    Next  [ 1549 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Calling all CBS Applicants - (2016 Intake) Class of 2018

  post reply Update application status  

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.