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New post 30 Jan 2009, 08:20
congrats..foodstamp!!
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 08:21
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I AM IN!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D



Whoo whoo, you're gonna have some FUNNNN out there!!
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 08:29
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foodstamp wrote:
I AM IN!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D


hells yeah! I'm happy for you man. Is this your first admit? (one hell of a first admit if so!)


Thanks guys! Yep this is my first admit! I couldn't be happier.

I am pulling for you bostonsparky :-D

JJ - that's great. Big congrats!
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I AM IN!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D


HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bouncer2 :bouncer2 :bouncer2 :bouncer2

Major congrats! :-D
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 09:24
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I AM IN!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D


Congrats!!!! :beer
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 10:28
thank u, fugo!

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no status change yet :( and it's been more than week since interview feedback was submitted.
ugh :(


remember - anyone of the 3 -4 reviewers can invite you for an interview. Hang in there. Atleast you reached this stage so look at the bright side.

btw - does columbia call before updating status?
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 10:29
thank u jjright, u give me hope :)
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If you look at how CBS typically does things, you rarely find anyone being admitted earlier than about 2 weeks post interview feedback being submitted.

Hang in there, its almost over :)

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no status change yet :( and it's been more than week since interview feedback was submitted.
ugh :(
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 10:30
Ah yea i can imagine the feeling.
Chicago sends these live chat info emails, my heart has skipped a beat more than once.

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no status change yet :( and it's been more than week since interview feedback was submitted.
ugh :(


Same here bud. Except it's been almost 2 weeks for me...

This morning I quickly scanned my inbox and "Admissions" in the subject line of an e-mail caught my eye. Surely I thought it was either a Wharton invite or my Columbia decision.... It turned out to be Tuck Admissions reminding me that the app deadline is approaching (no intention of applying to Tuck!!). :(
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too good! congrats jj!!
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I guess some more good news for the gmatclub crew: I just was informed that I have been nominated for a CBS fellowship!

When it rains, it pours :)
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congrats foodstamp!
3 cheers!!
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 14:25
congrats jj and foodstamp!
so i guess 2 wk turnaround time is probably a good estimate.
so..that means i have one more week to go. arghhhh.
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Thanks again everybody! I actually went out and bought a CBS shirt already! :-D

I think today is exactly 2 weeks since I went complete for those of you keeping track. It seems like a good number of applicants hear 10-20 days after going complete. Hang in there praz, js, and everybody else!

I also think that my interest/enthusiasm for Columbia helped me get the admit. It's very important to make sure your interviewer understands exactly why you want Columbia. Even if your interviewer doesn't ask detailed questions about why Columbia, you should still weave in your enthusiasm/reasoning into almost every one of your answers. I went into the interview knowing exactly which classes/professors interested me and why. I created a detailed list of clubs that I wanted to participate in and organizations that I wanted to help lead. As an entrepreneur, I couldn't help but come up with a few ideas on how to improve certain aspects of the Columbia experience for students who were interested in getting their feet wet in entrepreneurship/consulting. I pitched my ideas to my interviewer and ended up having a very interesting and enjoyable conversation.

For the infamous "where else are you applying" question, I told the complete truth. But I also made it pretty clear why Columbia is the best option for me. To this day, I am still not sure what the best approach is to answering this question. One of my goals was to convey my genuine interest in the school and I didn't want to jeopardize that by making up BS responses. The interviewers are alumni who have been in our shoes. They know that somebody who is applying to Columbia is probably also applying to another top tier school.

If anybody has any specific questions, feel free to PM me. I am no expert by any means, but I might be able to help. :)

Who is going to the Open House in February?!
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Gotta love the Friday afternoon interview invite. It makes the weekend so much better :)

Submitted 12/29, invited 1/30.
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hey foodstamp, just fyi, I got my admit package in the mail today. So keep an eye out for the postman! :)
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New post 30 Jan 2009, 19:42
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I AM IN!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D :-D :-D


Foodstamp. Congratulation!!! :)
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hi all,

i just got rejected without interview.

submitted: 1-2-09
decision: 1-30-09
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hey foodstamp, just fyi, I got my admit package in the mail today. So keep an eye out for the postman! :)


I got mine today! Wow I thought it would take a week or so to get it.

Thanks leo :) What schools are you waiting on?
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next week is probably going to be crucial for some of us here! good luck guys!! let's hope we get that congratulations email from Dean Hubbard :-)
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hey foodstamp, just fyi, I got my admit package in the mail today. So keep an eye out for the postman! :)


I got mine today! Wow I thought it would take a week or so to get it.

Thanks leo :) What schools are you waiting on?


I am waiting on CBS and Kellogg. I applied R2. So, no interviews yet....
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next week is probably going to be crucial for some of us here! good luck guys!! let's hope we get that congratulations email from Dean Hubbard :-)


Good luck! Hope you tell us some good news next week.
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