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Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08

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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 02:58
JamieK wrote:
I agree... While I will be stoked (nice surfer reference) to attend any of the schools I applied to, I had to give HBS a try!


Unlike all of you here, I am totally confident of getting into HBS. <kidding>
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 05:39
when do we get our rejection letters!!
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 19:21
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when do we get our rejection letters!!


It's Harvard - they don't just reject you. They actually send someone to your house to slap you in the face for wasting their time. Then they reject you.

Unless you've saved the world or cured cancer.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 23:12
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dextrous wrote:
when do we get our rejection letters!!


It's Harvard - they don't just reject you. They actually send someone to your house to slap you in the face for wasting their time. Then they reject you.

Unless you've saved the world or cured cancer.


LOL! So true! :)
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 07:48
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dextrous wrote:
when do we get our rejection letters!!


It's Harvard - they don't just reject you. They actually send someone to your house to slap you in the face for wasting their time. Then they reject you.

Unless you've saved the world or cured cancer.


Just AIDS. But I think I forgot to mention that because my other accomplishments filled up the space :P
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 09:07
It happens. I hope you made sure to put down your experience fighting crime by night and being billionaire Bruce Wayne by day.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 12:04
casbroker wrote:
It's Harvard - they don't just reject you. They actually send someone to your house to slap you in the face for wasting their time. Then they reject you.

Unless you've saved the world or cured cancer.


LMAO @ sending someone to your house to slap in the face .. very funny.. hahaha
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 12:10
woo...not applying to HBS but the stats of the people around here... oh my...

will be interesting to see who gets in
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Re: [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 18:26
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Questions:

1) Are people addressing the why HBS question?

2) Since HBS gives such tiny word limits, it's hard to paint much of a picture of anything. I assume that means they are judging people based on stats more so than comparable schools. My strategy has been to hammer on anything and everything I have related to leadership (a lot, actually) and basically ignore everything else that can easily be listed elsewhere -- I guess my academic accomplishments / non-leadership ECs, etc. will have to speak for themselves. Any thoughts here?


Q1) Last year I mentioned very briefly why HBS. I was asked to expand while interviewing.

Q2) The ability to summarize effectively is key. If you can keep the gist of what you wanted to say in 800 words when writing only 400 (readable!) words, you'll have very good essays. If you don't, they won't necessarily figure it out from the rest of the application.

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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 18:29
BCC145 wrote:
Thanks hasmpath :-D Some of the stats I have seen in this tread are just amazing. I am not imagining anything until I hear back from them. I have some faint hope though that I will get the interview(s) at least. :)


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BCC145 wrote:

Not as stellar stats as some of the applicants here. I am shooting for the stars.

Says the guy who got into Kellogg and Wharton :-D


I keep hearing that stats are arguably less important at HBS than at some other schools.

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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 21:48
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I keep hearing that stats are arguably less important at HBS than at some other schools.

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Lepium, could you elaborate? Do you mean HBS looks more into leadership? Thanks.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 18:17
I have heard that HBS is all about leadership. The person who advised me on the application and let me see his successful essays didn't do well on the GMAT but had great leadership experience as a teacher in an inner city school.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 20:47
Am traveling today/tomorrow (to get my mind off the result :-D ) - and will have somebody check my result.

Good luck forcefeed and all other applicants.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 23:57
You have some real discipline there, collegesenior. I'm getting pretty anxious now.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 01:29
Let the drums begin!
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 02:43
Good luck guys!
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 06:07
I have a feeling that gmatclub's acceptance rate will be better than the "other" forums. Good luck to all!
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 07:03
I'm really having good laughs with the BW forum, the guys there - at least in that thread - are stressing out with great creative histories... we should invite them to here...
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 07:22
Yep... Following your advice I just had a look on the HBS forum on BW... They are really funny indeed. My favorites :

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I got my ding this morning by a guy in a gorilla costume and a Harvard Sweatshirt (XL) who slapped my coffee out of my hand as I walked to the office. Needless to say I was surprised, since I hadn't even applied...

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My wife just gave birth to a beautiful new daughter. Her first words were...Papa Ding


Just to cheer you up ! Good luck guys !
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 16 Jan 2008, 07:48
Harvard ding. Somebody pls update my stats. I know why though. It was my first application and my worst. Anyways, the MBA process is gruesome. 5 applications n 3 dings without an interview. Brutal. Anyways, all I need is 1 n I'm close with God on my side.
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