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Calling all Said (Oxford) MBA Applicants: (2019 Intake) Class of 2020!

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New post 20 Sep 2018, 12:47
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Invited to Interview!!! :grin: :shocked

Just got the notification.



Congrats! Do you plan on going to the US or UK Interview?


I'm going to interview via Skype. Unfortunately, it is next to impossible for me to make the in-person interviews as the NYC ones are scheduled for next week :cry: and the Oxford one is scheduled during an important work event. As I have studied there and visited campus since, I hope they don't hold it against me.
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New post 20 Sep 2018, 16:01
howdytex2 wrote:
christophahn wrote:
howdytex2 wrote:
Invited to Interview!!! :grin: :shocked

Just got the notification.



Congrats! Do you plan on going to the US or UK Interview?


I'm going to interview via Skype. Unfortunately, it is next to impossible for me to make the in-person interviews as the NYC ones are scheduled for next week :cry: and the Oxford one is scheduled during an important work event. As I have studied there and visited campus since, I hope they don't hold it against me.


I’m sure they won’t. very happy for you! Btw when is the oxford interview scheduled?

Also, I asked for you to indicate ON your profile that you got the interview haha, not share your profile but thank you for sharing either way
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Strange...I got a super curt dinge letter from Said. Strange cuz every single professional told me that said was ideal fit for me....So i cant figure out the reasons. I wish I could ask the AdCom, but letter clearly states that said doesn't provide feedback.
Feeling so very awful! Anyone else in my shoes - confused and rejected?

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Congratulations to you!

howdytex2 wrote:
christophahn wrote:
howdytex2 wrote:
Invited to Interview!!! :grin: :shocked

Just got the notification.



Congrats! Do you plan on going to the US or UK Interview?


I'm going to interview via Skype. Unfortunately, it is next to impossible for me to make the in-person interviews as the NYC ones are scheduled for next week :cry: and the Oxford one is scheduled during an important work event. As I have studied there and visited campus since, I hope they don't hold it against me.


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New post 21 Sep 2018, 22:59
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Strange...I got a super curt dinge letter from Said. Strange cuz every single professional told me that said was ideal fit for me....So i cant figure out the reasons. I wish I could ask the AdCom, but letter clearly states that said doesn't provide feedback.
Feeling so very awful! Anyone else in my shoes - confused and rejected?

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Don’t worry BooYaah. I got dinged too, and of course no one likes to be rejected and I definitely feel awful about it too so you’re not alone. Gotta keep your head high. If you wish to talk about it on a less public forum, you’re more than welcome to message me privately to rant or whatever.

Cheer up!
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New post 22 Sep 2018, 06:38
Thanks a ton SamuelWitwicky. I'm totally moving on from Said. Like I said I can't figure out the reasons so I can't figure out the reasons!!! Just killed my enthusiasm *temporarily* with regards other schools. If Said being safe rejected me, where does that leave me with other schools that are reach or competitive? But even then let's see....I'm definitely not giving up after the 1st dinge, no chance. Hope I get lucky with other schools *fingers crossed*


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BooYaah wrote:
Strange...I got a super curt dinge letter from Said. Strange cuz every single professional told me that said was ideal fit for me....So i cant figure out the reasons. I wish I could ask the AdCom, but letter clearly states that said doesn't provide feedback.
Feeling so very awful! Anyone else in my shoes - confused and rejected?

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Don’t worry BooYaah. I got dinged too, and of course no one likes to be rejected and I definitely feel awful about it too so you’re not alone. Gotta keep your head high. If you wish to talk about it on a less public forum, you’re more than welcome to message me privately to rant or whatever.

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Totally understand how you feel Booyah. Saïd was supposed to be my safe school as well so I’m definitely not confident of the rest, given that I’m basically telling the same story to all other schools as well.. I could go on but point is: you’re not alone! Fingers crossed together with you. Best of luck!
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New post 22 Sep 2018, 07:23
BooYaah wrote:
Strange...I got a super curt dinge letter from Said. Strange cuz every single professional told me that said was ideal fit for me....So i cant figure out the reasons. I wish I could ask the AdCom, but letter clearly states that said doesn't provide feedback.
Feeling so very awful! Anyone else in my shoes - confused and rejected?

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So sorry to hear that BooYaah. That must be very painful.
However, don't lose hope. My guess is that your application itself was not competitive, although you may have an awesome profile.
Writing essays does not come easily to most people and Oxford does have a long list of essays, so you've got to make sure you present an impressive and coherent story together.

Don't lose heart...its a learning process for every applicant.
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New post 22 Sep 2018, 07:27
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If you gals/guys wanna send your essays to me for a quick feedback, I can have a look and point out the big blips.
With no expectations of any commitment from you :)
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Sure! How should we send you?
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Sure! How should we send you?



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Best of luck to you! :)
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Totally understand how you feel Booyah. Saïd was supposed to be my safe school as well so I’m definitely not confident of the rest, given that I’m basically telling the same story to all other schools as well.. I could go on but point is: you’re not alone! Fingers crossed together with you. Best of luck!
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Would love it if you can have a look at my essay
As per my experience, Oxford had the shortest list - just one major essay, and that was on a statistic or a trend that is shocking. But it most certainly is a learning experience! I always thought writing was my strong point, seemingly not quite so...
Let me forward you what I wrote. Thank you for the offer MBADecoder :)

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BooYaah wrote:
Strange...I got a super curt dinge letter from Said. Strange cuz every single professional told me that said was ideal fit for me....So i cant figure out the reasons. I wish I could ask the AdCom, but letter clearly states that said doesn't provide feedback.
Feeling so very awful! Anyone else in my shoes - confused and rejected?

Posted from my mobile device



So sorry to hear that BooYaah. That must be very painful.
However, don't lose hope. My guess is that your application itself was not competitive, although you may have an awesome profile.
Writing essays does not come easily to most people and Oxford does have a long list of essays, so you've got to make sure you present an impressive and coherent story together.

Don't lose heart...its a learning process for every applicant.
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Would love it if you can have a look at my essay
As per my experience, Oxford had the shortest list - just one major essay, and that was on a statistic or a trend that is shocking. But it most certainly is a learning experience! I always thought writing was my strong point, seemingly not quite so...
Let me forward you what I wrote. Thank you for the offer MBADecoder :)




If I remember correctly, they have a lot of questions within the application.
Let me see what you've got.
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Sent :) Please check your mail.

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Would love it if you can have a look at my essay
As per my experience, Oxford had the shortest list - just one major essay, and that was on a statistic or a trend that is shocking. But it most certainly is a learning experience! I always thought writing was my strong point, seemingly not quite so...
Let me forward you what I wrote. Thank you for the offer MBADecoder :)




If I remember correctly, they have a lot of questions within the application.
Let me see what you've got.
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BooYaah wrote:
Would love it if you can have a look at my essay
As per my experience, Oxford had the shortest list - just one major essay, and that was on a statistic or a trend that is shocking. But it most certainly is a learning experience! I always thought writing was my strong point, seemingly not quite so...
Let me forward you what I wrote. Thank you for the offer MBADecoder :)

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BooYaah wrote:
Strange...I got a super curt dinge letter from Said. Strange cuz every single professional told me that said was ideal fit for me....So i cant figure out the reasons. I wish I could ask the AdCom, but letter clearly states that said doesn't provide feedback.
Feeling so very awful! Anyone else in my shoes - confused and rejected?

Posted from my mobile device



So sorry to hear that BooYaah. That must be very painful.
However, don't lose hope. My guess is that your application itself was not competitive, although you may have an awesome profile.
Writing essays does not come easily to most people and Oxford does have a long list of essays, so you've got to make sure you present an impressive and coherent story together.

Don't lose heart...its a learning process for every applicant.


Not knowing you or your profile, I would guess that not treating the 8 no-limit short answers as additional essays (and space to tell your story and fit) is perhaps the reason for the ding.

The additional information essay, which was required, also an important additional space to share fit.


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howdytex2 Yes, that does look like a possible reason for the ding. I conveyed in detail all the information asked. Most of those 8 no-limit questions were either standard or too straightforward, I really just answered them to th point...(showing my fit along with providing context/story/whatever is what I tried doing in additional information essay and post-MBA goals section).
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Hi All,

I am planning to apply in R2. Have only started working on the application now. Do you guys think R2 is achievable?
Also, how much time is appropriate to complete the application?

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Hi All,

I am planning to apply in R2. Have only started working on the application now. Do you guys think R2 is achievable?
Also, how much time is appropriate to complete the application?

Kind regards.


Hi! I think R2 is achievable, especially if you are done with the GMAT. It took me a solid month to complete the application with all the involved short answers and the difficult essay.

Start researching your career goals now (there are at least 4 questions about this). I found people with my target post-MBA position/ company on LinkedIn and set up calls with them.

Best of luck!

(Also visit campus if you haven’t already, pretty sure they look at this.)


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New post 25 Sep 2018, 10:28
I haven't received a ding or an invite yet. Is this normal?
I submitted my application on 7th, while one of my referees submitted the LoR on 14th.
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