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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2010, 21:07
Finally, a thread for HBS 2+2 Applicants! I'm excited to hear the musings of others trying the put this application together on top of school, work, and the like.

Right now, I plan on taking the GMAT in May after finals, and I've started thinking about the essays. Mind you, that's the extent of it. The topics seem awfully overwhelming; looks like I should hunt for an obscure island in Polynesia to save... :lol:

I'll post stats for assessment later, but I did have a question: does the HBS admissions committee generally accept a similar number of students from each domestic university (either knowingly or unknowingly)? I ask because since its inception, the program has accepted 3-4 from my school each year. So going on historical, albeit limited, precedent, can I expect the same? (A loaded question because it isn't in a "ceteris paribus" vacuum...but I'm interested to hear your insights, Sandy.)
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2010, 21:54
I think you've answered your own question!

The program hasn't been around for too long, so I'd be willing to bet that these types of traits in terms of acceptance by school can't be confirmed or denied at this point. I would imagine that stronger candidates tend to come from certain schools, so it doesn't surprise me that certain schools send multiple people each year.

By the way -- I'm glad to finally see another domestic applicant for the program!

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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2010, 10:58
Hi Sandy,

I was wondering if you assess my profile as I'm considering applying for the 2+2 programme this June.

GMAT: ~700 on past papers.
GPA: Reading engineering at a mid tier UK university. 65% average for my first two years. Averaging 70% for my penultimate year. Top 10% of my cohort.

Internships:
1. FTSE 250 Manufacturer - Redesigned their intranet
2. Global engineering firm - Worked as a team on a 56km, £125m project to design a fresh water pipeline.
3. Small local engineering firm - Marketed and developed corporate strategy for a new surveying service.

Nationality: British
Age: 21
Gender: Male

Extracurricular:
1. Supplemental instruction coordinator for my course.
2. Developing emarketing strategy for a non profit charity.

What do you reckon?
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2010, 16:03
How much emphasis is put on the rank of your school for 2+2? My school is not very competitive but I do stand out with GPA and extra carics, its also an hbcu. Any thoughts?

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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2010, 18:23
Hey Sandy,

I emailed you a couple of times but haven't gotten a response. I'm sure you're very busy, but I thought I'd try posting here as well, just in case my email got lost through the masses :)

Age: 19
Current Stats: Undergraduate Junior
GPA: 3.71 (Low due to general education courses, but have gotten an A in every single major related course – with the exception of one)
Undergrad Institution: University of North Florida - (will this affect my entrance chances?)
Major: Information Systems
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Indian
Work History: 1.5 years part-time BA at Blue Cross Blue Shield (Internship)
GMAT: Currently in preparation, scoring app. 600-650 range on Kaplan tests – I will be taking it in the month of May, so I’m expecting a significant improvement from these scores.
Extracurricular Activities:
On campus:
· On campus Mentoring Program
· Big brother Big Sister
· UPE (Computer Science Honor Society)
· National Collegiate Honor Society
· National Leadership Society
Off Campus:
· Youth Coordinator for Cultural Organization
· Relay for life
· Up ‘til Dawn
· Various volunteer activities (homeless shelters, etc.)
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Plans after graduation/Other Information: I’m not sure if this should be mentioned in the application, but I want to travel to India and Africa and build orphanages and schools to offer children opportunities to have an education and a better life. I’ve also succeeded in creating a small charity organization this year among friends and family and together we are donating $1200 to charity at the end of the year, along with participating in other volunteer activities over the year. I've also led many groups/organization of events for my cultural community. As far as career wise, I would like to go into a finance related track upon graduating, and the original plan was to get an MSF, but felt a MBA was better suited for my needs. I want to do something in the field of risk & asset management... (this will be more specific in my actual application :))
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 11:33
Hello,

I have a question about the first essay question (What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600 words)).

To cite the author of MBA Admissions Blog by MBA Game Plan:

This is exactly the same question on the regular HBS application. While you are obviously younger than the typical applicant, still expects to see several separate, concrete examples of how you made a positive impact on the organization, community, or people around you.

When I wrote my response to this question I focused on, according to myself, my most substantial accomplishments. These accomplishments will provide the board with a lot of information about myself but less information about what positive impact I have made on people around me. Is this very important and should I try to find other accomplishments that have had an impact on other people?

I am confused on what approach I should use and I am very thankful for any help I can get.
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 10:35
The whole positive impact thing is incredibly important for HBS... Largely because it's connected to leadership... You are a good leader if you have a positive impact on the people you lead. Two of my accomplishments all three of my other essays drew in this concept.

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Hello,

I have a question about the first essay question (What are your three most substantial accomplishments and why do you view them as such? (600 words)).

To cite the author of MBA Admissions Blog by MBA Game Plan:

This is exactly the same question on the regular HBS application. While you are obviously younger than the typical applicant, still expects to see several separate, concrete examples of how you made a positive impact on the organization, community, or people around you.

When I wrote my response to this question I focused on, according to myself, my most substantial accomplishments. These accomplishments will provide the board with a lot of information about myself but less information about what positive impact I have made on people around me. Is this very important and should I try to find other accomplishments that have had an impact on other people?

I am confused on what approach I should use and I am very thankful for any help I can get.
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 01 May 2010, 07:23
What's the typical student profile for someone that gets in? I saw the breakdown on their website of GPA, GMAT, and major but I'm looking for something a little more detailed.
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 May 2010, 06:32
Hello,

I just received my TOEFL score:
Total: 107
Reading: 27
Listening: 29
Speaking: 23
Writing: 28

I am applying to the HBS 2+2 program and they state that they discourage student with lower than 109 to apply...
My options are:
1) Apply anyway
2) Request rescore which will take 3 weeks and hope that they will increase my speaking score with 2 points.
3) Retake it.

The deadline is so close I can only do one of the options... How much weigh do they put on this test? If invited to interview I guess I can prove my speaking skills anyway. Although, I am afraid my application gets cut out because it is lower than 109... Please give me some advice!
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 May 2010, 09:33
hoffeman wrote:
Hello,

I just received my TOEFL score:
Total: 107
Reading: 27
Listening: 29
Speaking: 23
Writing: 28

I am applying to the HBS 2+2 program and they state that they discourage student with lower than 109 to apply...
My options are:
1) Apply anyway
2) Request rescore which will take 3 weeks and hope that they will increase my speaking score with 2 points.
3) Retake it.

The deadline is so close I can only do one of the options... How much weigh do they put on this test? If invited to interview I guess I can prove my speaking skills anyway. Although, I am afraid my application gets cut out because it is lower than 109... Please give me some advice!


If I were you, I'd study some more and retake the exam when you're more prepared. The re-scoring process takes about a month and they rarely change your score.

You don't have to apply for the 2+2 program -- you can always apply as a college senior. I recently attended an open house event and they said the most important part of your application is timing. As Dee said, "Don't apply until you're 100% confident and ready. HBS will always be here, so there's no point rushing your application."
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 30 May 2010, 21:00
Seems like there are only a handful of us (GMATClubbers applying to 2+2)! Best of luck as June 15th approaches!
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2010, 11:23
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Seems like there are only a handful of us (GMATClubbers applying to 2+2)! Best of luck as June 15th approaches!


Keep us posted! As a 2+2 applicant for next year's cycle, I am searching frantically for any information/contact points with people who make it through.
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2010, 14:35
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how many applicants are here?
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2010, 14:49
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Seems like there are only a handful of us (GMATClubbers applying to 2+2)! Best of luck as June 15th approaches!


Keep us posted! As a 2+2 applicant for next year's cycle, I am searching frantically for any information/contact points with people who make it through.


Well, hopefully, I get to enjoy the privilige of being one of your "contact points" 8-) . I got my interview invite today, so we'll see what early September holds for me!
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2010, 18:17
Good luck!!!! :) I know that one more person on the forum got an interview invite as well. :)

Would you mind sharing your stats with me? (PM or here would do) :)
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2010, 09:01
I got an interview invite as well... anybody know how many applications they received?
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 22 Jul 2010, 06:44
No, I don't think the stats were posted yet. But it'd be a safe guess to say around 850-900, out of which 200 people received interview invites. Keep us posted! :)
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 08:18
Im currently majoring in International study, and Asian Language and Culture (Japanese).

Im originally from China, came to the US as an exchange student at age 14, went to one year of high school, and skipped two years. (i took all senior and AP classes during my only year in High School in the US, and got out of high school with 4.0 GPA)

So now, im gonna be 19 in a month, currently a senior(but plan to stay in college 4 1/2 years). GPA is about 3.6+ right now, will try to bring it up to 3.75 when i apply for HBS 2+2.

Im also going to study abroad in Japan for at least a semester (hopefully a year) starting in Sep, focusing on learning the language and other Asia related social/econ/Business issues.

Have taken few business courses at Ross Business school (U Michigan). and really liked them.

Don't really have a lot of working experience, have been intern once in a company in China; have 3 volunteer experiences(Thailand, Africa, US), travel a lot. as for leadership, Im currently the event chair of Chinese association at UMichigan (one of the biggest Chinese association in the states), and have hosted a couple events.

Chinese (Mandarin) is my native language, English is really close to native fluency. Will be pretty fluent in Japanese after studying abroad. Will start taking French next month.

And i plan to apply for HBS 2+2 in 2011, haven't taken the GMAT yet, still working on it. expecting a 730+ score.

What's my chance of getting into HBS 2+2? and are there anything else i can do to have a better chance of getting in?

Thank you so much!
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Re: Calling all HBS 2+2 2010 applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2010, 08:53
You're a senior at 19? Wow. Okay. At the time of application you need to have at least two semesters left. Are you sure that applies to you?

And you might want to put this post up in the HBS 2+2 2011 thread in the forum which can be found here: calling-all-hbs-2011-applicants-including-96063.html
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