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# Columbia 2013 (CBS) - Calling All Applicants

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Manager
Joined: 16 Sep 2010
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Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
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14 Dec 2012, 12:47
beehagit wrote:
Does anyone know if it's a common occurrence to have difficulty scheduling an interview with one of the school's ambassadors? I got my invite on Monday but as of today, two of the three interviewer matches have told me that they cannot do it while the third hasn't responded to my initial email on Monday. I re-submitted my request through CBS's application website and received the same three interviewers again!

I went through 7 Ambassadors before I found one who could actually do it. It was an even mix almost of people who responded and were out of town or people just didnt respond. Very frustrating but keep with it.

Kudos [?]: 136 [0], given: 2

Intern
Joined: 17 Mar 2012
Posts: 41

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0

Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 760 Q48 V45
GPA: 3.71
WE: Accounting (Aerospace and Defense)
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14 Dec 2012, 13:37
Final results:

Applied 10/4/12
Invited 12/3/12
Interviewed 12/8/12
Feedback 12/9/12
Denied 12/14/12

An unfortunate twist as Tuck was the school I was expecting to reject me today, not Columbia.

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 15 Feb 2011
Posts: 44

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 54

Location: Norway
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 710 Q44 V42
WE: Analyst (Insurance)
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15 Dec 2012, 04:03
Nothing new here either. I don't have very high hopes now, to be honest.[/quote]

just received a ding notification for J-term .. Good luck for everyone who is still on waitlist[/quote]

Same here. I also got dinged from the J-term waitlist.

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 54

Manager
Joined: 24 Oct 2009
Posts: 54

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 3

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15 Dec 2012, 12:41
My sincere consolations for the ding-getter.... best wishes for a successful life despite Columbia.

Anyone feels that the number of admits reported here has been comparatively higher compared to last year?

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 3

Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 350

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 4

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15 Dec 2012, 15:14
kmcduw wrote:
Final results:

Applied 10/4/12
Invited 12/3/12
Interviewed 12/8/12
Feedback 12/9/12
Denied 12/14/12

An unfortunate twist as Tuck was the school I was expecting to reject me today, not Columbia.

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 4

Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 350

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 4

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15 Dec 2012, 15:23
For those of us who submitted in November, I guess we'll hear in the next 2 weeks regarding an interview, maybe even early january since the holidays are coming up. Pretty nerve wrecking.

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Intern
Joined: 17 Mar 2012
Posts: 41

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0

Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 760 Q48 V45
GPA: 3.71
WE: Accounting (Aerospace and Defense)
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15 Dec 2012, 16:49
Shawshank wrote:

3yrs work experience is on the low end? Maybe recommendations/interview wasn't as good as I thought it was? Cheesy and uninspiring essays? Your guess is as good as mine. A ding analysis is underway as of half an hour ago, so I guess I'll find out then.

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 19 Jul 2010
Posts: 13

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1

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15 Dec 2012, 20:29
Does application status get updated after interview (on the Columbia admit portal) - I was interviewed Wednesday but no update on the site...wondering if my interviewer has not yet loaded comments...

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 1

Current Student
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 433

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 150

Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
GMAT 2: 750 Q48 V46
GPA: 3.03
WE: Project Management (Military & Defense)
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16 Dec 2012, 08:51
mrpapagorgio wrote:
Does application status get updated after interview (on the Columbia admit portal) - I was interviewed Wednesday but no update on the site...wondering if my interviewer has not yet loaded comments...

You will receive an email from Columbia when the interview uploads their feedback. And you should get a new status message. The first page will always say "Submitted" but the page that shows your status updates and interview letter will have a new update.

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Senior Manager
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Posts: 350

Kudos [?]: 117 [0], given: 4

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16 Dec 2012, 14:57
kmcduw wrote:
Shawshank wrote:

3yrs work experience is on the low end? Maybe recommendations/interview wasn't as good as I thought it was? Cheesy and uninspiring essays? Your guess is as good as mine. A ding analysis is underway as of half an hour ago, so I guess I'll find out then.

3 years of work experience is fine. If I had to guess, it was the career goals essay, which columbia is absolutely obsessed with. Who knows though since I haven't read your application. It's unfortunate that stacy blackman consulting did not do much for you.

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Manager
Joined: 30 Aug 2010
Posts: 144

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17 Dec 2012, 03:05
aerien wrote:
kmcduw wrote:
beehagit wrote:
Does anyone know if it's a common occurrence to have difficulty scheduling an interview with one of the school's ambassadors? I got my invite on Monday but as of today, two of the three interviewer matches have told me that they cannot do it while the third hasn't responded to my initial email on Monday. I re-submitted my request through CBS's application website and received the same three interviewers again!

I've heard that this is common. For my own anecdote, the ambassador on the top of my list's e-mail kicked back to me as undeliverable. The second ambassador replied on the same day and we had the interview that very weekend. Probably very hit or miss.

Wow! That surprises me. You would think admissions would vet the contact information before sending it out to interviewees...

Posted from my mobile device

My guess is that its up to the interviewer to keep their contact information up to date. Or perhaps the interviewer just made a typo?

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Intern
Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 19

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
WE: Real Estate (Venture Capital)
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17 Dec 2012, 10:13
Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Intern
Joined: 03 May 2012
Posts: 16

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 3

Location: United States
Concentration: Real Estate
GMAT 1: 740 Q47 V45
GPA: 4
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17 Dec 2012, 10:20
goonerholic wrote:
Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...

http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/filemgr?&file_id=7313058

You could be in good shape to hear this wk or next judging by that calendar.

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Current Student
Joined: 04 Oct 2011
Posts: 433

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 150

Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
GMAT 2: 750 Q48 V46
GPA: 3.03
WE: Project Management (Military & Defense)
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17 Dec 2012, 10:25
dan62287 wrote:
goonerholic wrote:
Does anyone know if/when they will take a christmas break? I just had my interview, it would suck to wait until January...

http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/filemgr?&file_id=7313058

You could be in good shape to hear this wk or next judging by that calendar.

Looks like you could potentially hear between Christmas and New Years. The fastest turn-around from interview feedback to admit has been a week. The average is a little over a week or maybe 2 weeks. It will depend a lot on how quickly your interviewer submits his/her feedback. That is when the clock really starts, not from when you conducted the interview. If they are good and get the feedback uploaded today then I think you should be good. If it takes them a few days then you might be stuck waiting until January.

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Intern
Joined: 14 May 2012
Posts: 10

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GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V44
GPA: 3.89
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19 Dec 2012, 04:09
Does anyone know much about the Columbia Merit Fellowships? When do they announce the awards (is it at the time of admission?) and typically how large are they?

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 05 May 2011
Posts: 358

Kudos [?]: 100 [0], given: 35

Location: United States (WI)
GMAT 1: 780 Q49 V50
WE: Research (Other)
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19 Dec 2012, 07:22
Any recent interview invites? If so when did you submit your application?

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Intern
Status: Pre-MBA Applicant
Joined: 14 Oct 2012
Posts: 30

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 6

Location: United States
Location: NYC
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
Schools: Yale '15 (M)
GPA: 3.7
WE: Operations (Investment Banking)
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19 Dec 2012, 08:06
Below is my unfortunate chain of events. The dates may be slightly off because I'm recalling purely from memory.

Applied 10/3 (Early Decision)
Dinged around 10/20

I e-mailed admissions a few days after my ding to ask for application feedback. I would have loved to hear back anything, even something as blunt as "Essays sucked," or "GMAT BAD," you know... help the brother out. Instead, I received an e-mail informing me admissions did not have the capacity to provide feedback for everyone. It's unfortunate, but that's life and I have to move on.

Anyway, congrats to everyone that's already in! You all should be very proud!

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Current Student
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19 Dec 2012, 10:06
rgupta87 wrote:
Does anyone know much about the Columbia Merit Fellowships? When do they announce the awards (is it at the time of admission?) and typically how large are they?

The deadline is end of January and last year most awards were announced in Feb/Mar time-frame. That being said, I have spoken to somebody who was accepted Regular Decision this year and he received scholarship money with his admit letter. So I'm not 100% sure how the process is working this year. So far he is the only individual I have spoken to that received money but that makes sense because there really is no benefit for the school to offer money to ED applicants. We are already committed to the school regardless.

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Intern
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Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 1

Schools: CBS '15 (M)
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19 Dec 2012, 10:27
I hope that we as early birds didn't overcommit and deserve some \$. Not sure about merits, but we will participate in need-based carve-up, as we all need \$.

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Intern
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Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

Location: United States
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19 Dec 2012, 10:46
For what is worth:

Apply 11/25
Last Recommendation: 12/2
Dinged: 12/19

I always thought your status changes to under review first. Is my application that bad?

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