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Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants

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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2008, 17:30
Walker, ping me if you have any particular questions to ask him, and I'll see what I can do.
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  16 Aug 2008, 23:26
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Walker, ping me if you have any particular questions to ask him, and I'll see what I can do.

Thanks a lot! I will keep it in mind.

ac8706 wrote:
Hmm - so what do you want to do after an MBA? i think your biggest challenge might be proving why you need an MBA at this point given that you already have all this experience...

As my NYC friends said me, my GMAT worths more than other achievements, because I non-native English speaker and all my achievements along with education degrees are non-USA.
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  17 Aug 2008, 07:56
Can someone please post the HBS recommendor questions?
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  17 Aug 2008, 08:58
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Recommender Questions for the Class of 2011

Recommendations must be completed online. The form includes the following three essay response questions, along with other types of questions.

* Please comment on the context of your interaction with the applicant. How long have you known the applicant and in what connection? If applicable, briefly describe the applicant's role in your organization. (250-word limit)
* Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response. (250-word limit)
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  17 Aug 2008, 10:13
walker wrote:
dominion wrote:
Walker, ping me if you have any particular questions to ask him, and I'll see what I can do.

Thanks a lot! I will keep it in mind.

ac8706 wrote:
Hmm - so what do you want to do after an MBA? i think your biggest challenge might be proving why you need an MBA at this point given that you already have all this experience...

As my NYC friends said me, my GMAT worths more than other achievements, because I non-native English speaker and all my achievements along with education degrees are non-USA.

Seriosly dude....... Dont go in for the normal FT MBA.... ... You are too successful....... Go for the Exec-MBA.....
P.S. : We guys can use the extra spot if you dont apply.....
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  17 Aug 2008, 10:15
Does HBS has an 18 month program?? Everywhere on thier site it is mentioned as "two year" but B-Week info states it to be 18 months......
Someone should clarify this.........
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  17 Aug 2008, 11:16
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Seriosly dude....... Dont go in for the normal FT MBA.... ... You are too successful....... Go for the Exec-MBA.....
P.S. : We guys can use the extra spot if you dont apply.....

I spent 6 months on improving my English from ~0 to V40 and you can say that a few months of EMBA will worth for me? Sorry, I cannot believe in it.

P.S. Don't worry, I'm in other niche: odd people above 30 years old
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  17 Aug 2008, 14:40
How are everyone's essays coming along? I think I have a solid version of my HBS essays, so now I am moving on to Wharton - hopefully there is a lot of leveraging that can be done.
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  18 Aug 2008, 11:39
msday86 wrote:
How are everyone's essays coming along? I think I have a solid version of my HBS essays, so now I am moving on to Wharton - hopefully there is a lot of leveraging that can be done.

I think you're way ahead of everyone else.
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  18 Aug 2008, 12:34
msday86 wrote:
How are everyone's essays coming along? I think I have a solid version of my HBS essays, so now I am moving on to Wharton - hopefully there is a lot of leveraging that can be done.

I'm targeting first drafts to be complete by end of this week, then moving on to Kellogg essays before coming back for round two revisions.
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2008, 05:51
I am hitting a snag with HBS essay1..i am at 601 words i need to cut one word and yet be able to convey my accomplishments properly..
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2008, 06:37
http://thesaurus.reference.com/

fresinha12 wrote:
I am hitting a snag with HBS essay1..i am at 601 words i need to cut one word and yet be able to convey my accomplishments properly..

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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2008, 06:58
so how important is it for us to stay within the word limit..i mean would HBS adcom reject an app if its over by 1 word?
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2008, 07:02
fresinha12 wrote:
I am hitting a snag with HBS essay1..i am at 601 words i need to cut one word and yet be able to convey my accomplishments properly..

You are really the "perfectionist" or what!! 601 is perfectly right by my standards. In fact, 610 may also be fine aint it??? You've seriosly scared me. My essays read to be 10-15 words over the word limit. Is that OK???? Someone should answer soon....

devansh_god wrote:
Does HBS has an 18 month program?? Everywhere on thier site it is mentioned as "two year" (although not explicitly stated) but B-Week info states it to be 18 months......
Someone should clarify this.........

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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2008, 07:06
Most programs are in reality 18 months... two nine months sessions with a three month internship between them.

Correct me if I am wrong..

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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2008, 09:47
sam77sam7 wrote:
Most programs are in reality 18 months... two nine months sessions with a three month internship between them.

Correct me if I am wrong..

~Sam

But the B-week School profiles term "other" programs to be 21 or 24 months. Can it be possible that HBS has an 18 month course 'with' internship??
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2008, 15:38

Does anybody know whether this guide for HBS from Clear Admit is worth the money?
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  25 Aug 2008, 16:29
I thought the UCLA Anderson guide I bought was pretty good. I would say worth the money.
petercoolz wrote:

Does anybody know whether this guide for HBS from Clear Admit is worth the money?
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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  27 Aug 2008, 07:17
Gang..i am reviewing my essays..and i kinda fell that HBS questions dont really ask much about the individuals uniqueness..i mean there is no opportunity in the essays to really talk about my unique background..i feel its a plain vanilla name your top3 accomplishments, what did you learn from your failure..talk about your undergrad experience..talk about your career vision..

well i feel they should have at least allowed 5 essays.. 4 is just not getting my personality out in paper..

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Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants [#permalink]  27 Aug 2008, 10:56
Hi fresinha,

I think the key component of HBS essay #1 is "...and why do you view them as such?" This would be a good opportunity to insert a unique aspect of your application, i.e. "Accomplishment x is important to me because I learned growing up in Mexico that..."

If you have any unique stories to share from your undergraduate experience it may be worthwhile to mention them as well. An example I will mention is having devoted a lot of time tutoring while in school, and of course explaining the motivation behind doing so.

Although I agree with you that the essay questions may not lend themselves to key differentiations as much as other schools', I do believe there is plenty of opportunity to sprinkle in short anecdotes (even if its one sentence) throughout your essays.

fresinha12 wrote:
Gang..i am reviewing my essays..and i kinda fell that HBS questions dont really ask much about the individuals uniqueness..i mean there is no opportunity in the essays to really talk about my unique background..i feel its a plain vanilla name your top3 accomplishments, what did you learn from your failure..talk about your undergrad experience..talk about your career vision..

well i feel they should have at least allowed 5 essays.. 4 is just not getting my personality out in paper..

Re: Calling all HBS fall-'09 applicants   [#permalink] 27 Aug 2008, 10:56

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