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Current Columbia Business School Student Posts YouTube Video to Assist Prospective Applicants

A current Columbia Business School (CBS) student recently reached out to Clear Admit to draw our attention to a YouTube video he created inspired by the new “Twitter” question on this year’s CBS MBA application.

Michael Melmed, a first-year student, created the video as part of his Social Media Marketing class at CBS. Inspired by a new question on the CBS application that asks applicants to share, in 200 characters or less, their post-MBA professional goal, Melmed gathered tweets from current CBS students about why they love the Columbia MBA program. He compiled the responses into a 4-minute video – sort of a love letter to the school – that offers prospective applicants viewpoints from a range of current students on what makes the CBS MBA unique.

“I want to help potential applicants in any way possible, so I have a group of students actively monitoring the Comments section on YouTube to answer any questions of prospective students,” Melmed writes.

In the weeks since the video first aired, comments and chatter between prospective applicants and current students have sprung up around topics ranging from entrepreneurship opportunities at the school to the limitations of the current business school facilities at Uris Hall to the advantages and disadvantages of CBS’s class and cluster sizes. Current students also provide answers to questions pertaining to changing careers, access to financial aid, best times to submit your application, advice for reapplicants and more.

To view Melmed’s video and the resulting comment forum, click here.

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