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Wowbagger , chesterstreet, generalist : were you able to schedule your interviews ?

Hey, I was able to schedule my interview earlier this week.

The interview was over in 15 mins as per the interviewer! He just asked 1. What after MBA, 2. Why Columbia; and barely listened to what I said :( I tried my best to stretch it by another 20-25 mins by subtly mentioning as many details as possible in the 'ask the interviewer section.'

But honestly, i don't have a good feeling about it. It seemed as if the interviewer wasn't interested in listening to me because on two occasions he asked me things that I had already specified in my 'Why Columbia' answer. It kinda made me wonder about the purpose of this interview. So much of preparation for 15 mins. My only hope is that he mentions some of what I mentioned after the interview, in his interview feedback [Although he had stopped taking notes then :cry: ]

Columbia was my top choice, had already started making plans after getting the invite. Now I have to wait and hope that a good feedback is submitted!

Originally posted by generalist on 21 Nov 2015, 07:50.
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Engr2012 wrote:
Wowbagger , chesterstreet, generalist : were you able to schedule your interviews ?

Hey, I was able to schedule my interview earlier this week. But there is not much to share as it was a weird experience.

The interview was over in 15 mins as per the interviewer! He just asked 1. What after MBA, 2. Why Columbia; and barely listened to what I said :( I tried my best to stretch it by another 20-25 mins by subtly mentioning as many details as possible in the 'ask the interviewer section.'

But honestly, i don't have a good feeling about it. It seemed as if the interviewer wasn't interested in listening to me because on two occasions he asked me things that I had already specified in my 'Why Columbia' answer. It kinda made me wonder about the purpose of this interview. So much of preparation for 15 mins. My only hope is that he mentions some of what I mentioned after the interview, in his interview feedback [Although he had stopped taking notes then :cry: ]

Columbia was my top choice, had already started making plans after getting the invite. Now I have to wait and hope that a good feedback is submitted!


Your interview was an alumni interview, so he wouldn't have had access to your essays and your application. I don't think his questions by themselves would be grounds for concern, as those are pretty standard interview questions.
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generalist wrote:
Engr2012 wrote:
Wowbagger , chesterstreet, generalist : were you able to schedule your interviews ?

Hey, I was able to schedule my interview earlier this week. But there is not much to share as it was a weird experience.

The interview was over in 15 mins as per the interviewer! He just asked 1. What after MBA, 2. Why Columbia; and barely listened to what I said :( I tried my best to stretch it by another 20-25 mins by subtly mentioning as many details as possible in the 'ask the interviewer section.'

But honestly, i don't have a good feeling about it. It seemed as if the interviewer wasn't interested in listening to me because on two occasions he asked me things that I had already specified in my 'Why Columbia' answer. It kinda made me wonder about the purpose of this interview. So much of preparation for 15 mins. My only hope is that he mentions some of what I mentioned after the interview, in his interview feedback [Although he had stopped taking notes then :cry: ]

Columbia was my top choice, had already started making plans after getting the invite. Now I have to wait and hope that a good feedback is submitted!


Your interview was an alumni interview, so he wouldn't have had access to your essays and your application. I don't think his questions by themselves would be grounds for concern, as those are pretty standard interview questions.

I'm not referring to Why Columbia in the essays, he asked me that question. After answering the question in detail, I got a counter question: "but why Columbia?"
I was like :roll: :shock: :? :x
So I repeated my answer :(
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Interview submission: November 16th
Admit call: November 19th.

A big congrats to all admitted students and (hopefully) fellow students. For those who have not heard back, fingers crossed! It took me about 4 weeks before I heard back after submitting my interview. Don't lose hope.
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Just got the call!

Submitted: 10/7
Interview Invite: 10/31
Interviewed: 11/9
Feedback Submitted: 11/17
Admitted: 11/23
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Just got the call!

Submitted: 10/7
Interview Invite: 10/31
Interviewed: 11/9
Feedback Submitted: 11/17
Admitted: 11/23


Congratulations. I see you were a bit anxious with the delay between the interview/feedback/final decision.
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knicks1288 wrote:
Just got the call!

Submitted: 10/7
Interview Invite: 10/31
Interviewed: 11/9
Feedback Submitted: 11/17
Admitted: 11/23


Congratulations. I see you were a bit anxious with the delay between the interview/feedback/final decision.


Thanks! Yeah the 8 days between my interview and the feedback submission felt like an eternity, but I suppose he must have said something good.
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New post 23 Nov 2015, 12:09
Had my interview on Friday. We had a 1 hour lunch, very pleasant and relaxed. At the end he said "we need people like you at CBS"... lol
Feedback submitted same day.
I'm trying to manage my expectations here, but I'd say that's a good sign... fingers crossed!
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tjoonz wrote:
I've been lurking for a while and decided to finally post:

submitted: 10/7
interview invite: 11/10
interview scheduled: 11/19

first choice interviewer is travelling all month, second choice interviewer accepted after some back and forth.

It is discouraging to see that the late interviewers are getting dinged :(


Dont think that there is a pattern to it. If CBS didnt want to admit you, they wouldnt have interviewed you in the first place. Not that interview has a sure shot admittance. The most you can do is to stay positive, give your interview to the best of your abilities and hope for the best. Let us know how it goes.


Just got the call from admissions an hour or so ago!

submitted: 10/7
interview invite: 11/10
interview scheduled: 11/19
acceptance call: 11/23

SEE YOU GUYS NEXT YEAR! <3

Profile:
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Below average GPA, but 80% range
Brand management in Luxury retail as career goal
wrote very specific Columbia essay for essay 1, with ties to classes, programs, professors, clubs, students
essay 2 was a timeline of my ideal 2 years as a student at CBS taking advantage of in-semester internships, coffee chats, classes, etc.
essay 3 was about working for my dad
strong leadership and volunteer experience: chair of company LGBT group, associate board of LGBT homeless shelter
very casual interview - I kept interrupting my interviewer to ask follow-up questions during her story - it felt like a conversation.
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Engr2012 wrote:
tjoonz wrote:
I've been lurking for a while and decided to finally post:

submitted: 10/7
interview invite: 11/10
interview scheduled: 11/19

first choice interviewer is travelling all month, second choice interviewer accepted after some back and forth.

It is discouraging to see that the late interviewers are getting dinged :(


Dont think that there is a pattern to it. If CBS didnt want to admit you, they wouldnt have interviewed you in the first place. Not that interview has a sure shot admittance. The most you can do is to stay positive, give your interview to the best of your abilities and hope for the best. Let us know how it goes.


Just got the call from admissions an hour or so ago!

submitted: 10/7
interview invite: 11/10
interview scheduled: 11/19
acceptance call: 11/23

SEE YOU GUYS NEXT YEAR! <3

Profile:
Average GMAT
Below average GPA, but 80% range
Brand management in Luxury retail as career goal
wrote very specific Columbia essay for essay 1, with ties to classes, programs, professors, clubs, students
essay 2 was a timeline of my ideal 2 years as a student at CBS taking advantage of in-semester internships, coffee chats, classes, etc.
essay 3 was about working for my dad
strong leadership and volunteer experience: chair of company LGBT group, associate board of LGBT homeless shelter
very casual interview - I kept interrupting my interviewer to ask follow-up questions during her story - it felt like a conversation.


Congratulations. It seems that I stand vindicated with your admittance 8-)

Do you mind sharing the time of call and time zone ??

All the best.
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So excited to be adding myself to the admitted group!!! I also had a long gap between interview and feedback submission.

App Submitted: 10/7
Interview Invite: 11/4
Interview: 11/12
Interview Feedback: 11/20
Acceptance Call: 11/23

Best of luck to everyone going through the process!
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So excited to be adding myself to the admitted group!!! I also had a long gap between interview and feedback submission.

App Submitted: 10/7
Interview Invite: 11/4
Interview: 11/12
Interview Feedback: 11/20
Acceptance Call: 11/23

Best of luck to everyone going through the process!



Congratulations. Do you mind sharing the time of call, time zone and profile ?
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So excited to be adding myself to the admitted group!!! I also had a long gap between interview and feedback submission.

App Submitted: 10/7
Interview Invite: 11/4
Interview: 11/12
Interview Feedback: 11/20
Acceptance Call: 11/23

Best of luck to everyone going through the process!



Congratulations. Do you mind sharing the time of call, time zone and profile ?


No problem: Got the call around 1:30pm CST. I'm a white male, 27 at matriculation, consulting at a non-MBB + 1 yr at a start up. I'm at the low end of the 80% GPA range with a 730 GMAT (Q47, V42). I had decent ECs, good essays, great recommendations, and solid career goals that made sense for my experience.

I actually applied two years back, got dinged with no interview everywhere, reassessed and reapplied this year with a huge focus on CBS. It was a very long process from that perspective, but I couldn't be more thrilled to finally be going to my top choice MBA. What I'm trying to say is - this process is truly trying, but hang in there and keep at it and it will work out in the end.

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New post 24 Nov 2015, 10:57
GMATravails wrote:
Engr2012 wrote:
GMATravails wrote:
So excited to be adding myself to the admitted group!!! I also had a long gap between interview and feedback submission.

App Submitted: 10/7
Interview Invite: 11/4
Interview: 11/12
Interview Feedback: 11/20
Acceptance Call: 11/23

Best of luck to everyone going through the process!



Congratulations. Do you mind sharing the time of call, time zone and profile ?


No problem: Got the call around 1:30pm CST. I'm a white male, 27 at matriculation, consulting at a non-MBB + 1 yr at a start up. I'm at the low end of the 80% GPA range with a 730 GMAT (Q47, V42). I had decent ECs, good essays, great recommendations, and solid career goals that made sense for my experience.

I actually applied two years back, got dinged with no interview everywhere, reassessed and reapplied this year with a huge focus on CBS. It was a very long process from that perspective, but I couldn't be more thrilled to finally be going to my top choice MBA. What I'm trying to say is - this process is truly trying, but hang in there and keep at it and it will work out in the end.

Best of luck!


Congrats man, I always admire re-applicants and their success stories...must be tough to overcome the dreaded dings back then...I'm glad you made it. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!
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New post 24 Nov 2015, 11:07
Denied.

Submitted: October 7.
Interview Invite: November 4.
Interviewed: November 6.
Interview Report Submitted: November 7.
Final Decision: November 24.

Best of luck to those still waiting and congratulations again to those who got in.
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Denied after interview.

Application complete: October 7
Invited to interview: November 10
Interviewed: November 18
Feedback submitted: November 18
Final decision: November 24

Best of luck to others in RD and people from ED still waiting for a final decision. Congratulations again to all those who got in!
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For those of you who got dinged after interview, how did the interview go? I wonder if it's the interviewer making the accept/reject call, or the admission who reviews the app again (with the interview as a new data point) and make that decision?
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For those of you who got dinged after interview, how did the interview go? I wonder if it's the interviewer making the accept/reject call, or the admission who reviews the app again (with the interview as a new data point) and make that decision?


Interview went well. My interviewer told me twice during the interview that he sees me as a good fit for Columbia and that he will definitely recommend me for admission. So interview can not really be make or break. I would say the final application review would be the judgement call. I believe getting an interview invite right at the end of the ED invitation window should have been an indication.
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Malluce wrote:
For those of you who got dinged after interview, how did the interview go? I wonder if it's the interviewer making the accept/reject call, or the admission who reviews the app again (with the interview as a new data point) and make that decision?


Interview went well. My interviewer told me twice during the interview that he sees me as a good fit for Columbia and that he will definitely recommend me for admission. So interview can not really be make or break. I would say the final application review would be the judgement call. I believe getting an interview invite right at the end of the ED invitation window should have been an indication.


Man that sucks, I think it's unprofessional that the interviewer sending out positive (or negative) indicator yet it's not promising... he shouldn't have done that IMO. :(
Anyways, thanks for sharing this, really helpful, and good luck to the rest of your application.
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good luck to all

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