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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2010, 17:29
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Demonic11 wrote:
so what's the verdict on thank you notes? I wanted to include a unique anecdote from the interview to jog a memory, but I'm worried it will come across as cheesy...Is safe/generic the right play?


I sent one and was admitted, so I think it's a neutral/slight positive as far as any effect it has on your overall profile.

The only way it could be a negative is if you just send a completely over-the-top or inappropriate note. Limit it to thanking the person for the opportunity to meet with him/her and maybe mention 1 or 2 things specific to your interview that you enjoyed or found interesting. I did this so they actually reazlied I was engaged in the interview and didn't write identical thank you notes regardless of the school.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2010, 04:27
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How to get B school results-- the F. Scott Fitzgerald way.
Just got a Kindle, and, ahem, was hip enuf to figure out: 1. how to download free books, including the Scott Fitzgerald novel below, 2. How to clip parts of that book to my Clip File; 3. How to transfer my Clip file to my PC, so I could then repost the Clip here.

Gentlemen (and ladies), we have here the famous scene in The Near Side of Pardise where Fitzgerald’s hero and alter-ego Amory Blaine receives notice fr. the Princeton Registrar’s Office as to whether he had managed to Pass or Flunk Out of Princeton, after a semester of debauchary and diversion. It was well known to undergrads in that day that one did not have to actually read the notice sent from the Registrar, since those who passed received a letter on PINK paper, while those who flunked out, received a notice on BLUE paper.

Below is suggested, in this season of getting results, as some romantic advice about how to handle this anxiety-to-the-max momment. Altho I once had a client in Australia who got his Wharton results at noon (midnight in Australia) at a bar, and had a table-full of spirited friends around his laptop to cheer him on. As you may know, in Australia, they don’t really need excuses to start drinking, let alone what happens when there is, in fact, reason to celebrate.

Our Fitzgerald hero, whom we meet outside his dorm, shouting up to his room-mate, well, let’s pick it up from there . . .

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This Side of Paradise (Fitzgerald,F.Scott )

“Oh, Tom, any mail?”

”Yes, your result’s here.”

His heart clamored violently.

“What is it, blue or pink?”

“Don’t know. Better come up.”

He walked into the room and straight over to the table, and then suddenly noticed that there were other people in the room.

They seemed to be mostly friends, so he picked up the envelope marked “Registrar’s Office,” and weighed it nervously. “We have here quite a slip of paper.”

”Open it, Amory.”

”Just to be dramatic, I’ll let you know that if it’s blue . . . my short career is over. Watch my face, gentlemen, for the primitive emotions.”

He tore it open and held the slip up to the light.

”Well?”

”Pink or blue?”

“Say what it is.”

“We’re all ears, Amory.”

“Smile or swear–or something.”

There was a pause . . . a small crowd of seconds swept by . . . then he looked again . . .and another crowd went on into time.

“Blue as the sky, gentlemen. . . .”

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Re: Admit WE [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2010, 06:49
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Magellan wrote:
Any idea on when is HBS Rd2 admit WE?


The weekend of April 23rd.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:23
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latammc wrote:
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If it's dragged out I may actually die.

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Guys,

Does anybody have a back up in case HBS doesn't work out?? I mean...everybody is treating this as a life or death situation....


Backups are for wimps. (Kidding)
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:26
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Not an HBS candidate (accepted to W), but will be here watching all the fun today :twisted:


That is a bit sadistic.....good luck to all!
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:40
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latammc wrote:
Janus wrote:
If it's dragged out I may actually die.

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Guys,

Does anybody have a back up in case HBS doesn't work out?? I mean...everybody is treating this as a life or death situation....


Backups are for wimps. (Kidding)


Based on the two schools you applied...I figured u r not really kidding...
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:41
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as you can see, no backup. Life or death, baby.

Of course it's not so much "Life" or "death" as it is "life with epic snob appeal" or "life" :)
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:47
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I'm an older applicant that is not in Finance. Bschool isn't necessarily the right move for me, so I went all or nothing. :p
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 07:59
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they never asked "where else are you applying?" or anything that could lead to it...probably because they would think "why is this man applying to ANY business school? :roll: "


ah well....anyway, I know someone who got into HBS 3rd round...only applied to HBS...mentioned in interview


Applicant name: Norris, Chuck
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 08:01
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Well one nice thing about being an applicant in India is that while i'm waiting I have a beer in my hand.

3, actually.
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Re: Calling all HBS Fall 2010 Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2010, 08:05
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I'M IN!!!!
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I am IN!!!
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OMG I'm in!!!!!!! i still can't believe it!!!!
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I got in :-D
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I'm in, too. :-D
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I am speechless. Accepted to HBS. My dream school. I signed my high school yearbook in 2002 (xxxx yyyy, Harvard MBA). And now that is going to come true.

I really have no words to describe my elation! :-D

Thanks to everyone here for their insight and helpful advice throughout this process. what a wonderful resource!
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Hi all,

I am in as well! Sorry for all the dings....and congrats to all the admits!
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Accepted as well. A little stunned to be honest.
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Admit. Woo!

Good luck to everyone still waiting.
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