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91% its not too bad at all :) The acid test will be this year with an even larger class size.

I wonder if its a wise idea to flaunt Lehman as a major recruiter (12 interns and 9 full time hires). This year those folks will have to find other recruiters.
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New post 01 Feb 2009, 16:23
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Thanks milkrate! I agree that the stats aren't too bad, though this year will be an interesting one. I know my student ambassador has an offer in banking, so there's some hope out there...
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New post 03 Feb 2009, 04:23
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91% its not too bad at all :) The acid test will be this year with an even larger class size.

I wonder if its a wise idea to flaunt Lehman as a major recruiter (12 interns and 9 full time hires). This year those folks will have to find other recruiters.


Hopefully, in 2011 your class' stats will be better than 91% and back to the results we've seen in past years! Should the economy be back to normal by then. I think the employment report of the class of 2009 will be quite interesting to see. I wish these guys all the best.

Actually, if the Lehman folks were lucky, they're now working at Nomura (the Japanese bank which bought Lehman's UK business).
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Some pix attached of LBS in the crazy snow storm we had in London. The snow really shut down the entire city. Kind of funny how unprepared they were (in most other North American or European cities this would have been nothing special). Still, LBS looks nice with a snow cover!
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+1. Thanks tmino. Now we know exactly what awaits us. This is pretty surreal - is this the first time its snowed this much in London ?
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New post 03 Feb 2009, 14:04
It snowed once before (end of October, which was very weird for the time of the year), but supposedly it was the heaviest snowfall in 18 years or so!
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New post 03 Feb 2009, 20:26
Thanks for the pics, tmino! Were classes and/or subway/bus services also cancelled as a result?

The northeastern and northern USA (as well as Canada, of course) are well-prepared for snowfall, though I imagine London is probably similar to the mid-southern and northwestern parts of the USA (where snow only falls occasionally). I remember the one time I was in northern Texas for a consulting project, and there were a few inches of snow. Sand was put onto the motorways for traction (as there was no road salt available), but the rest of the city was shut down as well. Meanwhile, my consulting colleagues from Boston and Toronto were laughing, as that week's amount of snow is what they were used to receiving in a few hours. :lol:
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On Monday, the worst day, LBS didn't really know how to handle the situation (like the entire city :-)), so classes were being held but many didn't show up. Tuesday morning all classes were officially canceled (yay, LBS finally made a decision). All public transportation was either shut down or working with severe delays the past two days. As a result many people didn't bother going to work. Today, things are back to normal.

Yeah that's what they did here too, put brown sand on the sidewalks to make them less slippery :-).
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Guys,
I just got the interview invitation from LBS :) It will take place in Moscow. So happy :-)
However, they ask me to resit the gmat. So, I will probably do that in April.
Any tips for the interview? It will be with the Admissions Committee Officer not Alumni.
All I know it is competency based and will last 1 hour.
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Oh forgot to mention: I'm applying for LBS Masters in Management programme.
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Congratulations and Good Luck caleoptera!!

They must think you are a rock star!! I think its a very positive sign that you are invited to an interview even with sub-par gmat. Its very rare that universities offer invites/placements and request a resitting of the GMAT especially considering that they have had thousands of applications this year.

Be proud! :)

Good luck with your interview.

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Woo hoo !!!!! many many congrats Caleopatra .. go kick butt in that interview. Its great to see that LBS is not being pedantic about GMAT.

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Oh forgot to mention: I'm applying for LBS Masters in Management programme.
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bsd_lover,

any hint about when MBA invites will start coming?
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For the MBA program at least, LBS seems to adhere to its published dates to send out all interview invites or admissions emails at once -- so I wouldn't expect anything earlier than the website's date of February 12th for R2. If there is a delay though, they will typically send out a notification email on the published date informing you of the expected timeframe.
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New post 05 Feb 2009, 16:39
Hi Paradosso,

LBS is slightly different from American schools and tends to send out all invites on the same date. For R2 this date has been set to 12th of Feb (as mentioned by prashok). A small proportion of candidates get decisions 1 or 2 days after the pre-determined date, but usually LBS is pretty good with sticking to that one date.

So not long to go now :)

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ps: If you get a call a couple days (or even weeks) from LBS before the final decision date (meaning you passed the interview round), then it's certainly good news! I know of a couple admits from last year who were notified well in advance by the admissions office - but those were the stellar candidates it seems (I surely wasn't one of them :-)).
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ps: If you get a call a couple days (or even weeks) from LBS before the final decision date (meaning you passed the interview round), then it's certainly good news! I know of a couple admits from last year who were notified well in advance by the admissions office - but those were the stellar candidates it seems (I surely wasn't one of them :-)).


Good point, tmino -- not sure if it this happened this year as well, but I do remember admits last year getting telephone calls for acceptances instead of just the expected email.

And congrats to caleoptera on your MiM interview! I think you could be the first one for GMATclub... 8-)
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hmm, it is possible that i am a career changer (before going to school). i moved from audit to PE in renewable energy & infrastructure. Is that a possibility? mebbe LBS wants me to get a few more years of WE in my new career before I head to B school.



May I ask how you did the transition from audit to PE? I'm about to start working with a big 4 in Canada... and I'm not too clear on the exit opportunities (hence I'm starting to plan for b-school in 3 yrs or so...
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Oh, thanks a lot... I asked if I should send an additional rec letter and they said that they r "suitably impressed with what I have shown them so far".
I submitted my interview on 2 Feb and received an interview invitation on 5 Feb. It took them 3 days to decide! :) Is it a good sign? Given the fact next deadline is on 28 Feb, I guess...
Will keep u updated. How should I prepare for that interview? Found some data on accepted and clear admit. However, all of the MBA candidates had interviews with alumni not adcom officer. Any ideas are more than welcome :roll:
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