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New post 21 Aug 2008, 18:23
mashi wrote:
Congrats solaris1.


Why thank you. :) But what for?

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They will not let you save without some kind of number (and numbers only!) in that field. So, what I wound up having to do was estimate the total I made there and enter that. For example if I had a 12 week internship working 10 hours a week and getting $10 an hour I put 1,200 in that slot.


I just put in 8 in the "Salary" box and added a little note under "Reason for Leaving" saying that the salary number was in USD per hour. Yes, 8 bucks an hour. And no I wasn't flipping burgers. :P

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Hey Solaris make sure you take a look at that tip above on pasting essays. It may be obvious to some but it wasn't to me. When I looked at my printout and instead of "Columbia's" it said something like "Columia#*??s" it sucked. haha
btw, my essay 1 is actually pretty boring to. But, I feel like it hits some key points on why cbs is good for me and my goals and what makes it unique. my essay 2 and 3 are more interesting so if they can suffer through 1 hopefully some better reading will follow!


Thanks, IHateTheGMAT. I'll keep an eye out for anything funky. I don't use Word though and I'm saving my drafts on Google Docs and converting them to text before pasting them in the boxes. But appreciate the heads up!

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New post 21 Aug 2008, 20:20
DJhouse,

I hope your orientation is as sweet as the stories! How is the "talent" in the upcoming class? ;) On a serious note though, how long is Orientation? 3 days? 1 week? 2 weeks? Do they have activities from morning to night or are their built in breaks?

Also, I remember in your Ambassador thread, you reported that most CBS students live on the Upper West Side. Can you comment on which range of streets is the most popular? (90s, 80s, 70s, 100s) I know Linda Meehan said in an online chat that the majority of CBS students live within 10 blocks of campus (I assume this is because all internationals get campus housing)... what housing trends have you noticed with your current class? Thanks and I hope you're living it up!

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I have started Orienttion, and here are three adjectives that describe it: Amazing! Busy! Exhausting!

If I do not reply to questions, I apologize in advance, but I do not have a lot of time. I will try my best.

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New post 22 Aug 2008, 05:27
For completing the app. I'm still struggling to select my recommenders.

Columbia specified 8 questions for recommenders to answer, I envision at least 1 paragraph per question, that will make the letter about two pages. Do you know how long the recommendation letter should be? 1page, 2 pages or 3+pages?

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Why thank you. :) But what for?

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For completing the app. I'm still struggling to select my recommenders.

Columbia specified 8 questions for recommenders to answer, I envision at least 1 paragraph per question, that will make the letter about two pages. Do you know how long the recommendation letter should be? 1page, 2 pages or 3+pages?


I can't imagine 3 pages. My recommender said his CBS rec was 1.5 pages.

To put things in perspective, Wharton has 9 rec questions and clearly instructs recommenders to submit only a ONE PAGE document for the rec.

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LOL. My class visit in July, wowza, in the olden days they used to write poems about the sort of J-term talent I saw. :)

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LOL. My class visit in July, wowza, in the olden days they used to write poems about the sort of J-term talent I saw. :)

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How is the "talent" in the upcoming class?

Really? I must've gone to a different cluster than yours?
Didn't see that many top talents :?
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Were there a lot of Southern Europeans in your cluster?

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LOL. My class visit in July, wowza, in the olden days they used to write poems about the sort of J-term talent I saw. :)

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How is the "talent" in the upcoming class?

Really? I must've gone to a different cluster than yours?
Didn't see that many top talents :?

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Um... nope....
There was this one Italian guy... but not many southern europeans
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Congratulations man. Let the waiting game begin...

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Nice, ryguy! I bet you'll hear back from 'em by early October.

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And fatb, I think we did sit in classes with different clusters.

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Thanks guys. I spent more time drafing and redrafting (and editing and redrafting some more!) on this one essay than I probably did on all 4 essays last year. Hopefully it's enough.

A very special thanks to djhouse, for his highly constructive feedback.

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That's great. Good luck!

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Whats the word limit on the optional essay?


--mod edit--
I deleted your other thread with this same question, fresinha12.

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Whats the word limit on the optional essay?


I'd go with 500 words.

I work as a consultant and on every project I have a different team, so I'm not sure how to fill out the field for # of people I've supervised - is it the # of people I've supervised in total or the # of people I've supervised per team?

Thanks!

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congrats to those who completed the app!

i am still in my very first stages...

but i will be going to the 9/3 "Why an MBA" event at columbia!

great that it is actually at night

hope to see some of you guys there!

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Someone asked this before and I am of the opinion 500 words is actually a bit too much considering 2 of the 3 required essays are recommended to be that long. Another CBS applicant mentioned earlier on the thread that the CBS adcom view on the optional essay was to, ideally, not use it at all.

250 words should be more than enough. Just my opinion however.

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Whats the word limit on the optional essay?


I'd go with 500 words.

I work as a consultant and on every project I have a different team, so I'm not sure how to fill out the field for # of people I've supervised - is it the # of people I've supervised in total or the # of people I've supervised per team?

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I agree on a 250 limit for the optional essay

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New post 23 Aug 2008, 14:22
Folks, anyone happen to know if the CBS LOR that's made accessible to the recommenders asks for their current position, company, and educational history?

Merci.

And zomg! I just saw on last year's CBS thread that some of the ED folks received interview calls 11 days after their applications went "Under Review." That's amazing. Also learned that interview invites are given after two rounds of application reviews, the third and final review happens after the interviewer submits feedback. Did you guys know this stuff? Is news to me.

Okay back to "refining" essays 1 and 3.

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