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Just had mine this morning. I essentially got the ethical dilemma question twice, one was my experience dealing with an organization that was acting unethically, the other geared towards a more personal example. To those yet to have theirs, I would definitely make sure to have at least 2 examples ready before the CBS interview. Aside from that, the expected:

-Walk me through your resume
-Long/short term goals
-Why MBA
-Why Columbia
-What do you do in your spare time
-Your background is in science/eng, how will you be able to hack it in finance/banking heavy courses
-What makes you unique
-Any questions for me

A lot of politics-related discussion too, though I feel that was more because I made very clear it was a big interest of mine. I would expect other applicants from non-wall street backgrounds to also be asked how they would fit in at the school.

The alum I spoke with was class of 03, very friendly guy who had a lot to say about the networking opportunities at the school and personal examples to go along with it. Hopefully he thought as highly of me.

Any further Q's just PM me.
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New post 22 Jan 2009, 11:15
Great writeup. Thanks!

Two guys on BW just reported an admit and a ding. Both submitted in October and interviewed last week. It's starting guys and gals!!
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Just had mine this morning.


Sounds like things went well. Good luck with the upcoming decision!!! :gl
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That guy must have had awesome profile, he got admit in a day after feedback was submitted!
Fingers crossed for the rest of us, good luck!!
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dinged today! very sad, thought it was my best app. cest la vie.

heard back 8 days after interview status went to 'submitted' on the website, for the curious... good luck all!
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dinged today! very sad, thought it was my best app. cest la vie.

heard back 8 days after interview status went to 'submitted' on the website, for the curious... good luck all!


Sorry to hear that, AdamH83. Best of luck with choosing Stern or LBS.
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dinged today! very sad, thought it was my best app. cest la vie.

heard back 8 days after interview status went to 'submitted' on the website, for the curious... good luck all!


Sorry to hear man. My interviewer's last comment to me today was 'we need more people like you at the school'. If there ever was a nicer way to say 'I like you, but I doubt you'll get in', I've yet to hear it. So many ridiculously qualified people getting rejected from this place. But you've got a good profile, I'm sure Stern or LBS will work out for you.
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Got an interview invite today. Probably will go through with it, we'll see. Sort of have my heart set on the city of Chicago.
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Got an interview invite today. Probably will go through with it, we'll see. Sort of have my heart set on the city of Chicago.


Congrats soni!

Adam - Sorry to hear that man. But you have other great options!

Good luck to everybody else who is still waiting - we need some good Columbia representation on these forums!
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Got an interview invite today. Probably will go through with it, we'll see. Sort of have my heart set on the city of Chicago.


Congrats! Nothing to lose, and if you get in, I predict at least 20 GMAT clubbers trying to submit at 12:01 AM of the first RD application acceptance day next year :)
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New post 22 Jan 2009, 20:45
it's been just 2 days since my feedback was submitted, i am already so tensed about the result. :(
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In for R2..... :-D
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so anyone else recd the email letting them know their app is under review? I submitted on 1/6 and it still has the same message:

"Your electronic application is now being printed and prepared for review. Because of the volume of applications we receive, this stage can last for up to three or four weeks."

I believe agold submitted on 1/5 and went under review on 1/16 so I guess they are still working through the 1/5 pile.. any one else with an update?
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New post 26 Jan 2009, 09:25
had mine this morning

-walk me through your resume
-ethical dilemma
-work challenge/accomplishment
-if i picked up the phone and called your supervisors, what would they say about you
-long/short term goals
-how columbia can help you achieve your goal
-any questions for me

overall, it was pretty straightforward, lasted about 40 minutes.

now i just have to keep myself occupied preparing for the booth interview next week instead of checking my inbox every 5 minutes
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js594 wrote:
had mine this morning

-walk me through your resume
-ethical dilemma
-work challenge/accomplishment
-if i picked up the phone and called your supervisors, what would they say about you
-long/short term goals
-how columbia can help you achieve your goal
-any questions for me

overall, it was pretty straightforward, lasted about 40 minutes.

now i just have to keep myself occupied preparing for the booth interview next week instead of checking my inbox every 5 minutes


good stuff. I wonder how Columbia instructs their interviewers re: submitting feedback, do they just say send it in ASAP or do they specifically instruct the interviewer to take some time to reflect before submitting. I say so because I've yet to hear of someone here having their interviewer submit feedback the day of/day after the interview.
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good stuff. I wonder how Columbia instructs their interviewers re: submitting feedback, do they just say send it in ASAP or do they specifically instruct the interviewer to take some time to reflect before submitting. I say so because I've yet to hear of someone here having their interviewer submit feedback the day of/day after the interview.


Interesting thought. I am not sure if there is some sort of formal instruction not to submit feedback immediately after the interview. If you take a look at the 2008 RD spreadsheet, a bunch of applicants went complete on the day of their interview or the day after (interviewers must have submitted immediately).

I think a bunch of us will get our decisions this week :shock:
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Received an interview invite today. anyone else?
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Received an interview invite today. anyone else?


When did you submit?
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oziozzie wrote:
Received an interview invite today. anyone else?


When did you submit?


12/26
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Thanks for the heads up. Can someone please add him to the front page?
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