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A few quesitons about work experience essays and transcript [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 09:51
Hi,

I just had a few questions about work experience essays and school transcripts.

1) Some of the applications like Harvard's as for you to explain in 250 words what your biggest accomplishments are and what your biggest challenges are and some of your responsibilities. These questions are under your work experience and not under the essays. Should I be treating these exactly as essays? (ie well written, non bullet point?)

2) I have attended many schools. I took 4.5 years to get my undergraduate degree, spending 2 years at my first undergraduate institution, and my 2.5 years at my degree granting institution. Along the way, I also took courses, which I received credit for towards my degree at a third institution. Post undergraduate, I spent time at a lesser name school, technically as a graduate student, but I only have taken a few sciences classes (5 classes) as a part timer.

My question is should I name all the schools I have attended post/during undergraduate? Or should I elect to only report schools that counted towards my undergraduate degree. The reason I ask is because I feel that my graduate courses veer away and make my application look bad, even though I did well. Do schools have a means of checking all schools which a student has attended?

3) Should I reporting my true salary/bonus? Does this matter?

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Re: A few quesitons about work experience essays and transcript [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 16:39
1. The application specifies 250 CHARACTERS, not words. A character is a single key stroke (like a comma or the letter 'b'). This will end up being approximately 40-50 words. Don't get them confused - they are not essays. But they should still be coherent and well written.


3. What would you report if not your true salary and bonus?? Remember that when you submit the app you sign a verification agreement - at any given point, HBS can ask you to provide proof of ANYTHING you put on your application. If you lie, they can nullify your application, take away your acceptance (if you get in), or even terminate your status as a student if you end up going there. Also, it probably doesn't matter that much - if you don't get into HBS, I'm going to trust that it was NOT your salary that got in the way.
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Re: A few quesitons about work experience essays and transcript [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2011, 21:55
1. What hello212 said.

2. Report all schools to be safe. It will likely show up on a background check the schools do should they accept you.

3. If you need to ask...
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