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Dinged.... gmat 650 .. 6 yrs exp.
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New post 20 Nov 2015, 04:40
Invited

Date TBD as I want to Skype it
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New post 20 Nov 2015, 05:11
Invited. I will likely go for skype too. I am a re-applicant and I have been to the campus before.
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Invited..!! :-)
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New post 20 Nov 2015, 06:35
Invited! Will be taking the interview on Skype. Yet to decide on the date.
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New post 20 Nov 2015, 07:38
Invited. Choosing Skype. Is there any disadvantage in that though?
Of course, in person interviews are much better but are there any difference in acceptance rates in in-person v/s online interviews? :/
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I shall be interviewed on the 27th Friday afternoon in New Delhi , Taj Man Singh . Anyone else around same slot ????
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invited to Interview. Indian applicant.
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This is a reminder for upcoming Oxford Live Chat which is happening on December 1st on GMAT Club. Oxford Admissions Manager - Aidan O'Halloran - will take part in the chat. We are also trying to include a current student in this chat and shall make announcement about it soon. So save this event to your Google calender and present in the chat room on December 1st.

Date: December 01, 2015
Time: 4 PM GMT (8 AM Pacific Time)

Place: GMAT Club Chat Room http://gmatclub.com/gchat/
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Chat will start in 20 minutes. If you are around join the chat room http://gmatclub.com/gchat/

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This is a reminder for upcoming Oxford Live Chat which is happening on December 1st on GMAT Club. Oxford Admissions Manager - Aidan O'Halloran - will take part in the chat. We are also trying to include a current student in this chat and shall make announcement about it soon. So save this event to your Google calender and present in the chat room on December 1st.

Date: December 01, 2015
Time: 4 PM GMT (8 AM Pacific Time)

Place: GMAT Club Chat Room http://gmatclub.com/gchat/

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Hi, what can we expect in interview? Any hints please, re-applicants, selected candidates and students please pitch in.
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New post 02 Dec 2015, 10:57
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Hi, what can we expect in interview? Any hints please, re-applicants, selected candidates and students please pitch in.


Had my interview recently. It was friendly, but straight forward. Things I can remember:

- Why MBA, why Oxford, why now?
- Why did you apply to these specific schools?
- Post Oxford plans. Dove deeper based on my responses. Had looked closely at my application responses about post-graduation plans
- Asked about my resume.
- Lots of personal questions: what are your core values, what is your greatest strength, what sets you apart?
- Do you have questions for me?
- Anything else you'd like to say?

There were more followups and I'm probably forgetting a couple behavioral questions. Hope that helps.
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New post 05 Dec 2015, 04:08
Hi all,

Current Oxford Said student here. Congratulations to the admits that will start rolling out soon!

I'm also a Prodigy Finance student ambassador for my class (a few of you may become one next year!).

Prodigy provides hassle free, collateral free, co-signer free loans to international students.

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New post 07 Dec 2015, 00:53
Hello guys,

Questions during my interview:

Why Said; Why MBA
Difference between Said and Judge (I applied to both)
Example of handling difficult team members what methods I applied to managing them;
What motivates me (role models)

Will be glad to help to the best of my knowledge if you have any questions about interview or MBA experience weekend in Oxford
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Anyone excited/anxious?

Very much eagerly awaiting for the final decision (half-hoping that it will come out before Friday Dec 11).

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New post 09 Dec 2015, 13:09
Hello Applicants, I am posting here summary and transcript of recent Oxford live chat.

What would be considered a competitive GMAT score? Is the reference for competitive scores among a particular pool of applicants or for all the applicants?

Oxford_Dan: A 650 is a competitive score. 690 is our class average. if you get less than a 600 then it is certainly best to retake it before submitting, but we look at the entire application and the decision is not made on a GMAT score alone. Generally it depends on your undergraduate results as to what a competitive GMAT score is. We require evidence of an ability to keep up with the intellectual rigor of the programme.



Looking at the class profile, I found that the average class profile in terms of the years of experience is around 5 yrs. I am from India and have close to 8.5 years of experience in a technology company. Would this go against my profile?

Oxford_Dan: We frequently have applicants with over 10 years of experience. It is important that you clearly outline how you have progressed through that time, but it won't work against you. The average age of applicants is 28/29 but we always have students that are significantly older and a decent percentage that are over 35.



Are IR scores taken into consideration ?

Oxford_Dan: We just take your total score into consideration.



Dan, Can you shed any light on those who would be using the MBA to change industries and what sort of things to highlight in order to stand out for admission?

Oxford_Dan: That's an interesting question. We have actually changed our admissions process slightly when it comes to making a career transition. We are looking for significant research; a post MBA career that is realistic, but also demonstrates a good awareness of the industry you are looking to move into and what specific traits are required; Names or ideal organizations, knowledge of how they hire, research of what they look for and an idea of how your skills transfer. All these elements are important.



What is one thing about Oxford MBA that prospective students will NOT get to know from online resources like the college website or chat rooms?

Oxford_Dan: When doing research as to a short list of MBA Programmes websites and forums can be helpful, but to be honest, nothing beats actually walking around the School, experiencing life in this incredible University; It is the conversations you have over dinner (Harry Potter style) in the colleges each night, the debates you witness or join in on at the Oxford Union, the opportunity to be mixing with future world leaders in a world class University.
Our MBA Open Days are a good way to experience some of this http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/programmes/degr ... open-day-7 We include taster lectures as well as the opportunity to have lunch with current students and a free tour of Oxford and the colleges at the end of the day.



Oxford sent interview invitations a couple days back. What would be your advice to applicants preparing for the interviews?

Oxford_Dan: The interviews are not designed to be intimidating but it is worth preparing by re-reading your application. Be especially aware of any weak points or gaps in the CV and also well researched on both the MBA experience at Oxford and what you want to do post MBA. It's ok to be open to new opportunities, but you need at least a plan A, if not plan B.



I have noticed a number of candidates have been provided with acceptance conditional to retaking their GMAT and achieving a higher score. How much time are students normally given in which to do this? Can students offer to take additional pre-courses as an alternative?

Oxford_Dan: the conditional offer is not common actually; I think we have just two this year who have qualified for it. But we don't accept pre-courses as an alternative.


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New post 10 Dec 2015, 02:33
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Anyone excited/anxious?

Very much eagerly awaiting for the final decision (half-hoping that it will come out before Friday Dec 11).

Cheers

Same here .. I just can't work today :D .. Any idea if it came before the due date for R1 applicants or not ???
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