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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 11:29
Do folks have recommendations on text on leadership? I mean accepted leadership models/styles etc. Generally, I want to read some basic framework/model that is used to define/measure leadership to clear up thoughts. Any help /links would be appreciated.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 13 Jun 2009, 11:58
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Garbus, thanks for putting this together. It's great, and someone should decree that all School threads should be like this! :-)


thanks

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On another note, for essay #1, it asks you for 3 accomplishments. Is it necessary to have a nice transition from one accomplishment to the other? I really don't want to waste space. How did you do deal with it?


I didn't do any transitions. The only thing I did were "headlines"/titles at the top of each accomplishment. So overall I had 3 separate "stories". Also, I tried to squeeze all 3 of them into 1 page. People say that it doesn't matter, but I thought it looked nicer to have 1 page only.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 06:01
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bigfernhead wrote:
Garbus, thanks for putting this together. It's great, and someone should decree that all School threads should be like this! :-)


thanks

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On another note, for essay #1, it asks you for 3 accomplishments. Is it necessary to have a nice transition from one accomplishment to the other? I really don't want to waste space. How did you do deal with it?


I didn't do any transitions. The only thing I did were "headlines"/titles at the top of each accomplishment. So overall I had 3 separate "stories". Also, I tried to squeeze all 3 of them into 1 page. People say that it doesn't matter, but I thought it looked nicer to have 1 page only.


The one page idea is a good one. Im struggling on this question though because I have one accomplishment that is pretty impressive but the other 2 are pretty standard. Do all 3 need to be quite impressive given the level of competition?
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2009, 20:54
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The one page idea is a good one. Im struggling on this question though because I have one accomplishment that is pretty impressive but the other 2 are pretty standard. Do all 3 need to be quite impressive given the level of competition?


calling-all-hbs-fall-2010-candidates-78704.html#p592292

Also, do not forget about "why". It is as important as "what".


Thanks for the helpful link although im still not sure of the other 2. hopefully should come with further reflection. does anyone have an idea of the increase in class size this year? Heard its an extra 90 people.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2009, 09:21
(*Cracks Neck*)

F it, I'm in.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2009, 09:38
I'm in as well.

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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2009, 11:10
Can one of the recommendations be from a peer? I'd like to use my current manager, former manager, and a peer (former co-worker, current partner in an entrepreneurial endeavor).
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2009, 17:55
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Can one of the recommendations be from a peer? I'd like to use my current manager, former manager, and a peer (former co-worker, current partner in an entrepreneurial endeavor).


As far as I remember, HBS discourages peer recommendation. I think I read it in one of Dee's blog posts... or maybe it was in one of the HBS podcasts...
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 21 Jun 2009, 14:00
RD 2 applicant to HBS. This is definitely a hail mary application, but I figure why not apply?
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 13:52
Working on my application now 8-)
Round 1 it is
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 14:11
RD 2 is my plan.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 16:14
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Can one of the recommendations be from a peer? I'd like to use my current manager, former manager, and a peer (former co-worker, current partner in an entrepreneurial endeavor).


As far as I remember, HBS discourages peer recommendation. I think I read it in one of Dee's blog posts... or maybe it was in one of the HBS podcasts...


I think HBS does discourage it (as garbus said), but I know of two classmates who got in with a peer rec. So, while it's not recommended, if you think your peer is going to add a new perspective + you can't find a decent alternative third recommendation, then you should get that peer to write you a rec.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 05:08
Our class profile has been posted: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/profiles/classprofile.html

Doesn't look too different from past years except we have 942 students in our class. Apps were up about 5% so acceptance rate stayed the same at 12%. 47% of class is within 3 years of college graduation (40% last year). We have the most international class though... 36% vs. 33% of past years.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 06:54
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Our class profile has been posted: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/profiles/classprofile.html

Doesn't look too different from past years except we have 942 students in our class. Apps were up about 5% so acceptance rate stayed the same at 12%. 47% of class is within 3 years of college graduation (40% last year). We have the most international class though... 36% vs. 33% of past years.

funny that yields are slightly lower at stanford and HBS as compared to the past, i think more people may have actually went with the school giving the the most money versus simply going to the best brand

wow, i wonder what fantastic story the 490 admit had
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 07:10
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Can one of the recommendations be from a peer? I'd like to use my current manager, former manager, and a peer (former co-worker, current partner in an entrepreneurial endeavor).


As far as I remember, HBS discourages peer recommendation. I think I read it in one of Dee's blog posts... or maybe it was in one of the HBS podcasts...


I think HBS does discourage it (as garbus said), but I know of two classmates who got in with a peer rec. So, while it's not recommended, if you think your peer is going to add a new perspective + you can't find a decent alternative third recommendation, then you should get that peer to write you a rec.


Would this mean - there is no way to hide your MBA plans from your manager? I don't want him write my recos, and HBS discourages peers. So, can you please advice, from whom I can get recos? HBS requires 3 recos. I have - 1 from outside work, for the remaining, I can only think of peers/higher managers.

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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 16:07
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Would this mean - there is no way to hide your MBA plans from your manager? I don't want him write my recos, and HBS discourages peers. So, can you please advice, from whom I can get recos? HBS requires 3 recos. I have - 1 from outside work, for the remaining, I can only think of peers/higher managers.


If you really don't want to involve your manager, I'd go with 1 peer (as msday pointed out - it can still work well). It leaves you with 1 ? - some other manager? work colleague? client?
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 18:24
So I'm checking the Class of 2011 profiles from the link above and can't believe my eyes:

Admits Within 3 Years of College Graduation** 441

** Includes class years 2006-2009:
2009 - 1
2008 - 15
2007 - 131
2006 - 294


Does this mean HBS only took ONE applicant with 3 years of work experience this year? I find that hard to believe given that HBS tends to love younger applicants... what do you guys think?
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 02 Jul 2009, 18:38
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So I'm checking the Class of 2011 profiles from the link above and can't believe my eyes:

Admits Within 3 Years of College Graduation** 441

** Includes class years 2006-2009:
2009 - 1
2008 - 15
2007 - 131
2006 - 294

Does this mean HBS only took ONE applicant with 3 years of work experience this year? I find that hard to believe given that HBS tends to love younger applicants... what do you guys think?


No. It means that they accepted 1 guy that graduated college in 2009 (this year), 15 guys that graduated college in 2008 (last year), and so forth.

if you add up all the numbers 1,15,131,294, then they add up to 441. Meaning, in 2009, they accepted 441 students that graduated within the last 3 years. make sense?
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2009, 03:32
Got it Chris, that makes total sense 8-)
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2009, 07:08
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So I'm checking the Class of 2011 profiles from the link above and can't believe my eyes:

Admits Within 3 Years of College Graduation** 441

** Includes class years 2006-2009:
2009 - 1
2008 - 15
2007 - 131
2006 - 294

Does this mean HBS only took ONE applicant with 3 years of work experience this year? I find that hard to believe given that HBS tends to love younger applicants... what do you guys think?


No. It means that they accepted 1 guy that graduated college in 2009 (this year), 15 guys that graduated college in 2008 (last year), and so forth.

if you add up all the numbers 1,15,131,294, then they add up to 441. Meaning, in 2009, they accepted 441 students that graduated within the last 3 years. make sense?


Actually, these are accepted and matriculating applicants. So HBS could have taken more than 1 college grad but required them to defer (possibly to make room for the extra 42?). I seriously doubt they only accepted 1 when past years its been more like 16 with half deferring.
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