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New post 05 Mar 2009, 12:40
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I know it's only been two days, but I'm worried about how late in the round it is. I haven't heard back from 2 of the 3 alums I e-mailed, and the third told me he was too busy with international travel and moving to meet. Should I be sending out more e-mails or should I keep waiting?



expand the search by repeating it in your area or selecting a surrounding area. You can get up to 9 names.

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Withdrew from CBS today. Keep the hope up WL'ers :)

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New post 05 Mar 2009, 14:13
Yeah get on it. I ended up getting my list of 9 the same day I was invited to interview, did a quick google/linked in search, and found a list of my most compatible people. Sometimes bending the rules can be to one's advantage :)

I emailed one, waited two days, and got no reply. I then emailed my next person, and got her. The first lady replied a week later, saying she couldnt (imagine if I had waited for her to reply!).

Be proactive about this (obviously don't harass), everyday that passes does decrease your likelihood of getting admitted.


I found this process to be generally frustrating and unorganized.

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I know it's only been two days, but I'm worried about how late in the round it is. I haven't heard back from 2 of the 3 alums I e-mailed, and the third told me he was too busy with international travel and moving to meet. Should I be sending out more e-mails or should I keep waiting?

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ok, I e-mailed a 4th alum and it bounced back as a bad e-mail address. My girlfriend works for the same company as this guy in a different division, is it a breach of protocal to get the proper e-mail address from her and contact the guy?

Also...one of the people on my washington DC list says Sao Palo, Brazil for location...what's up with that?

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ok, I e-mailed a 4th alum and it bounced back as a bad e-mail address. My girlfriend works for the same company as this guy in a different division, is it a breach of protocal to get the proper e-mail address from her and contact the guy?


That sounds risky. (It can backfire depending on the individual. What will you say if he/she ask you directly about the email?) Do it only if you HAVE to go down that route.
Until then, keep trying your other options.

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ok, I e-mailed a 4th alum and it bounced back as a bad e-mail address. My girlfriend works for the same company as this guy in a different division, is it a breach of protocal to get the proper e-mail address from her and contact the guy?

Also...one of the people on my washington DC list says Sao Palo, Brazil for location...what's up with that?


I wouldn't go down that route. CBS gives you 9 different alumni... and you only contacted 4 so far. E-mail the others!

I guess I got pretty lucky when the first alumni I e-mailed responded within 2 hours.

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ok, I e-mailed a 4th alum and it bounced back as a bad e-mail address. My girlfriend works for the same company as this guy in a different division, is it a breach of protocal to get the proper e-mail address from her and contact the guy?

Also...one of the people on my washington DC list says Sao Palo, Brazil for location...what's up with that?


Do not do that.

I received a list of 9 alumni -- at first, I was confused how to go about it (much like you are). I googled all of their backgrounds and tried to find out more information and I whittled down the list to a "top 3". Out of my original top 3, 2 of them had their e-mails bounce back and one told me that he would be out of town for 3 weeks. At this point, I e-mailed the remaining 6 (all at once).

Out of the remaining 6, 2 of them told me that they were out of town / had other commitments, and 4 of them offered to do an interview with me that week. I chose one out of the 4 and we set it up very quickly. I kindly e-mailed the remaining 3 and notified them that I already set up an interview.

E-mail all of them and see what their availability is like - and then go from there.

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thanks for the advice, I've moved on to the rest of the list but I've had no luck so far.

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thanks for the advice, I've moved on to the rest of the list but I've had no luck so far.


Worst case scenario is you'll have to call up Columbia and let them know that you couldn't schedule an interview with any of the 9 interviewers.

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thank you jj :-D
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Withdrew from CBS today. Keep the hope up WL'ers :)

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OK, on the 8th try I got a response, I'm setting it up for next week.

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I had my interview yesterday, when/where do i see my status changed in CBS website?thanks

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I had my interview yesterday, when/where do i see my status changed in CBS website?thanks



You will get a notice when your interviewer submits his/her feedback. From that point, it seems to take 1-3 weeks. From my experience, ding notices come out quicker than admit notices. Good luck.

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10 weeks passed. The status is still "under review". Does it mean ding as remained 2 weeks are not enough to conduct an interview?
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10 weeks passed. The status is still "under review". Does it mean ding as remained 2 weeks are not enough to conduct an interview?



I'm in the same boat and am assuming a ding!

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10 weeks passed. The status is still "under review". Does it mean ding as remained 2 weeks are not enough to conduct an interview?



10 weeks is a long time but it doesn't mean your app is dead. Interviews can absolutely be conducted within 2 weeks. My interviewer offered to interview me the same day I emailed him. My turnaround was three days from interview invite to interview conducted.

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10 weeks passed. The status is still "under review". Does it mean ding as remained 2 weeks are not enough to conduct an interview?


To be clear, CBS says that you will hear something within 12 weeks (interview or ding, essentially). You do not necessarily have to get your final decision within that 12 week window.
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10 weeks passed. The status is still "under review". Does it mean ding as remained 2 weeks are not enough to conduct an interview?



I'm in the same boat and am assuming a ding!


Scratch that.... Just got an interview invite :banana

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Scratch that.... Just got an interview invite :banana


WOW! Congrats!!!
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smokedpotatoes2 wrote:
Scratch that.... Just got an interview invite :banana


WOW! Congrats!!!


Walker thanks I very suprised (but happy). Does anyone have any advice on how to approach the alumni for the interviews?

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