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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2008, 14:02
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Interview call from the mighty "H"....Congrats nupurgupt.....!!!!
I remember someone in this forum post a de-brief of the interview at "H" this season. You may want to search it out.


Thanks sperinko. I did check that out! Kudos!
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2008, 14:31
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I should have posted this earlier, but I guess it is better late than never... Attached is a list of HBS interview questions that have been posted in various places on the internet. Hopefully it helps you prepare and get a grasp of what types of question HBS asks.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2008, 18:44
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I should have posted this earlier, but I guess it is better late than never... Attached is a list of HBS interview questions that have been posted in various places on the internet. Hopefully it helps you prepare and get a grasp of what types of question HBS asks.


Thanks forcefeed, kudos!

Btw, did you think that your interview was the one that seals the deal with your HBS admit?
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2008, 20:32
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2008, 18:23
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2008, 21:11
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I should have posted this earlier, but I guess it is better late than never... Attached is a list of HBS interview questions that have been posted in various places on the internet. Hopefully it helps you prepare and get a grasp of what types of question HBS asks.


Thanks forcefeed, kudos!

Btw, did you think that your interview was the one that seals the deal with your HBS admit?


Because the case method relies so heavily on student discussion, HBS places a lot of weight on the interview. I believe that everyone that is interviewed has what it takes to succeed at Harvard (and so do a lot of people that do not get an invite), and the interview is probably one of the last data points used to distinguish amongst similar candidates.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 13:01
Hey team: the HBS Director's Blog says most interview invites will be sent out my "mid-February". Even though I've received interview invites from Wharton and Stanford, I'd really like one more to solidy my chances of at least one admit. At what point do you get worried that mid-February is here? Has anyone else received an invite recently or know if most invites are coming out this week or next?!

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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 16:53
Gosh someone's hard to please :shock: . Good luck anyway ...

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Even though I've received interview invites from Wharton and Stanford, I'd really like one more ....
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 17:25
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Gosh someone's hard to please :shock: . Good luck anyway ...


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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 20:46
Hi everyone,

Had my HBS interview this week. Was very similar to previous interview experiences with the sole exception that the questions we much more tailored to my personal background and application. No big surprises though. Was not an abrasive interview at all - my interviewer was very nice. Questions were fairly straightforward - focused on me explaining some of my reasoning to decisions I've made (why did I choose my job, my majors, what do you think about this topic, what is the most meaningful trip you've been on, whats your greatest development need, etc.). Closest thing to an "out of left field" question was "What was the last book you've read?" Probably, given my science/economics background, wanted to make sure I had a softer side as well.

Interview was on-campus, and as expected the interview held to their 30 minute time line.

I think it went well - but as with any b-school interview, you never know, and you never know what they're looking for. The waiting game continues - I'll know what HBS thinks on March 26th.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2008, 07:52
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I think it went well - but as with any b-school interview, you never know, and you never know what they're looking for. The waiting game continues - I'll know what HBS thinks on March 26th.


Thanks for the debrief steel. All the best!
It looks like you did well and we wish the best for you :-D
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2008, 08:28
my friend who is graduating from HBS this year also got the "what was the last book you read?" question during his interview. ironically, given his 100+ hr work weeks at an investment bank, he admitted that he hadn't read a book since he graduated! i really wouldn't suggest this answer, but it didn't seem to hurt his interview.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2008, 18:18
Not good news:

Round 2 Update
By: Dee Leopold, Managing Director Admissions and Financial Aid
Date: February 19, 2008
Topic: Round 2 Update

We are about 4 weeks from Round Two notification date on March 26. Members of the Admissions Board are getting ready to travel to Europe, Asia, and the West Coast to conduct interviews.

While interview invitations will continue to be issued up until notification date, it is fair to say that the vast majority have been sent. I hope that this measure of transparency is helpful.

Some Round Two applicants — both those who have been interviewed and those who haven't — will be invited to join the wait list on March 26.

Round One applicants on the wait list will continue to receive periodic updates from the Admissions Office.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2008, 07:38
Hey everyone, i've added myself to the invited to interview list below. Good luck to everyone!

nupurgupt wrote:
Round 1:

forcefeed - Admitted
JJGooden - Admitted
collegesenior - Interviewed, then dinged
ncprasad
kripal
aurobindo
saurabh357
jjanders
deepuaries
grad_mba
poochandi
gnr646
sensation
jpjazzman
tsaditya - Dinged
faceman - Dinged
helg - Dinged
terry12 - Dinged
nnabros - Dinged
MGOBLUE2 - Dinged
KingKREEP - Dinged
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Round 2:

elhajoui - Invited for interview
Steel - Invited for interview
bee186 - Invited for interview
Big-O - Invited for interview
dox - Invited for interview
nupurgupt - Invited for interview
Jann - Invited for interview
mNeo
bherronp
JamieK
casbroker
nsulham
hsampath
elhajoui
BCC145
just4u1530
vchhaochharia
nyrberg
sonalbahl
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2008, 09:14
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my friend who is graduating from HBS this year also got the "what was the last book you read?" question during his interview. ironically, given his 100+ hr work weeks at an investment bank, he admitted that he hadn't read a book since he graduated! i really wouldn't suggest this answer, but it didn't seem to hurt his interview.


You can't discredit him for his honesty, but I'm amazed that he wouldn't have just said some book that he had read in the past and was able to talk about in depth if necessary! :lol:
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 20 Feb 2008, 09:24
Jann wrote:
Hey everyone, i've added myself to the invited to interview list below. Good luck to everyone!

nupurgupt wrote:
Round 1:

forcefeed - Admitted
JJGooden - Admitted
collegesenior - Interviewed, then dinged
ncprasad
kripal
aurobindo
saurabh357
jjanders
deepuaries
grad_mba
poochandi
gnr646
sensation
jpjazzman
tsaditya - Dinged
faceman - Dinged
helg - Dinged
terry12 - Dinged
nnabros - Dinged
MGOBLUE2 - Dinged
KingKREEP - Dinged
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Round 2:

elhajoui - Invited for interview
Steel - Invited for interview
bee186 - Invited for interview
Big-O - Invited for interview
dox - Invited for interview
nupurgupt - Invited for interview
Jann - Invited for interview
mNeo
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JamieK
casbroker
nsulham
hsampath
elhajoui
BCC145
just4u1530
vchhaochharia
nyrberg
sonalbahl
Columbia08
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2008, 14:17
Don't want to count chickens before they hatch - but need to know from a planning perspective vis a vis my trip. Anyone know when HBS's second round admit weekend is?
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 12:07
Hey Jann, when did you recieve the invite? Just curious because if your invite was sent recently, hope is still alive for those of us still waiting.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2008, 23:50
Hey nyrberg,

Sorry for bursting the bubble here but I actually received my invite pretty early on (Late Jan), just that I didn't discover this website till before my interview. And since this is "the friendlier forum", just thought I'll add my name and join the community! :) Good luck!

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Hey Jann, when did you recieve the invite? Just curious because if your invite was sent recently, hope is still alive for those of us still waiting.
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Re: Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08 [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2008, 06:56
Have my interview in a couple of hours :oops:
I'm definitely much more anxious than I have been for the other interviews
Hope I am able to get all my points across!!!
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