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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 12:14
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let's prove that HBS made some mistakes today in the future!

Yes! Gonna move on and not give up. Everything happens for a reason!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 12:15
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Anyone who considers a re-apply to HBS for 2016 class? and what should we work to improve the most in case of a re-application? Wonder if anyone knows whoever admitted in the re-application after being rejected.


Not sure what to do here either. You could hire a consultant but do they REALLY know why you got dinged? What if your profile was fine and it was down to Person A and Person B - where changing would put you at risk. You never know, I say just try again.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 12:17
Ding! Hopefully it's the first and last!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 12:24
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Anyone who considers a re-apply to HBS for 2016 class? and what should we work to improve the most in case of a re-application? Wonder if anyone knows whoever admitted in the re-application after being rejected.

in the case of HBS, i don't think any profile, no matter how great it is or how much it has improved, will ever be a slam dunk. Just try to think what you really want to get out from an MBA and I'm sure there's more than one school that can meet your needs
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 13:49
Got my ding today :( I was round 2 so that was fast!

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 14:25
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haiwen wrote:
Anyone who considers a re-apply to HBS for 2016 class? and what should we work to improve the most in case of a re-application? Wonder if anyone knows whoever admitted in the re-application after being rejected.

in the case of HBS, i don't think any profile, no matter how great it is or how much it has improved, will ever be a slam dunk. Just try to think what you really want to get out from an MBA and I'm sure there's more than one school that can meet your needs


You're right. I'm crossing fingers for my other applications. Wish all of us dinged by HBS have happy endings, after all, life has to move on.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 17:58
Any reapplicants got an invite?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 19:12
R2 2+2 applicant. got an invite.
anyone on the same boat?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 20:24
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R2 2+2 applicant. got an invite.
anyone on the same boat?



nope :-( good job though! just curious, what were your stats?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 00:56
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Any reapplicants got an invite?


For me no. Last year in Round 2, I was invited for the interview but for personel reasons had to attend through skype and waitlisted. This year dinged wiıthout interview, although with higher stats and very solid recommendations.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 08:37
Well then, am guessing bad idea to reapply next year?!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 10:15
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Well then, am guessing bad idea to reapply next year?!


Reapplicants do get in on occasion. However small your odds of admission are, I can guarantee you that they're higher than your odds of getting in without applying.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 18:48
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Hey, so I was one of the lucky/blessed ones that got an interview. My friend (who's currently going to Harvard) recommended using HBS guru, does anyone have any experience with them?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 19:20
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Hey, so I was one of the lucky/blessed ones that got an interview. My friend (who's currently going to Harvard) recommended using HBS guru, does anyone have any experience with them?


Take a look at this thread for peer reviews on various consultants:
best-admission-consulting-companies-92923.html

Good luck with your interview!

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 19:25
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Hey, so I was one of the lucky/blessed ones that got an interview. My friend (who's currently going to Harvard) recommended using HBS guru, does anyone have any experience with them?


Take a look at this thread for peer reviews on various consultants:
best-admission-consulting-companies-92923.html

Good luck with your interview!

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Feb 2013, 21:10
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Hey, so I was one of the lucky/blessed ones that got an interview. My friend (who's currently going to Harvard) recommended using HBS guru, does anyone have any experience with them?


YES! Use him, those of you that got an interview - he is FANTASTIC. Predicted virtually every question I was asked.

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 16:35
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Hi, I just got the invite today, kind of surprised as I was told that I was too old for HBS (I'm 31).

I live in Brazil and while I know that HBS says that interviewing off-campus doesn't hurt your chances, do you guys think that doing an on-campus interview might in some way increase the odds of being accepted?

Thanks!


Out of curiosity, do you have anything on record by a person at Harvard saying explicitely that you're "too old?" In the US, that's age discrimination, and if you have it in writing, you have quite a case (although after that, I presume that you wouldn't want to go to Harvard, but if you'd like to give them quite a black eye, I would go for it.) (Note: I'm not applying to Harvard).
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rodrigoj wrote:
Hi, I just got the invite today, kind of surprised as I was told that I was too old for HBS (I'm 31).

I live in Brazil and while I know that HBS says that interviewing off-campus doesn't hurt your chances, do you guys think that doing an on-campus interview might in some way increase the odds of being accepted?

Thanks!


Out of curiosity, do you have anything on record by a person at Harvard saying explicitely that you're "too old?" In the US, that's age discrimination, and if you have it in writing, you have quite a case (although after that, I presume that you wouldn't want to go to Harvard, but if you'd like to give them quite a black eye, I would go for it.) (Note: I'm not applying to Harvard).


See my post a few pages back. The median age at HBS is pretty low because the median age of applicants is pretty low, not because they discriminate against older students. There's just not that many applicants to full-time MBA programs who are past the age of 30, because at your Goldman/McKinsey/Google-type companies the top performers are heading to business school 2-4 years after finishing undergrad. But I'm 31 and off the top of my head I can think of at least 15-20 classmates who are older than me, from both traditional and non-traditional backgrounds. There's even one guy in my class who's in his late 50s or early 60s.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2013, 22:34
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Lundy wrote:
also do you know the differences among interviewers at these 3 locations? I went through the discussion but still couldn't conclude which one is the most preferable

would appreciate any advice you have :)
thanks a lot!


Did sign in sheet give the names of interviewers, in the recent past Charles Allison did the interviews in Mumbai and Dubai (HBS usually sends one person to cover both ) and Eileen Chang does Shanghai. Past performance is no guarantee, etc. Sarah Lucas has also done Shanghai, and they used to have some freelancer who is now not with HBS do Shanghai but lately it has been Chang.
There is a HUGE diff between Allison and Chang--Chang is no day at the beach but she asks typical HBS questions, Allision is a lively guy with a set of questions unique to him, and they can throw you, esp. if you are unprepared. E.g. what would your best from from High School say your 3 strengths and weaknesses were? Your best friend form College.? No offense, but that is a moronic question, and even worse, it is not a normal question and it can cause you a good deal of trouble as a lead off versus,"Hi there, tell me what you are doing now at work?" which gets you started on the right foot most of the time, and is a Q you can prepare for.
Anyway, the only thing that matters in choosing between Shanghai and Mumbai/Dubai is who is doing the interviews.


My best friend from High School would say my 3 weaknesses are:
1. always blows smoke rings inside other smoke rings, and is very proud of this, and it becomes annoying at Poker games.
2. Roots for LA DODGERS even tho they suck, because he once lived in Brooklyn
3. Is very quick to criticize others for stinky farts but seems unaware of his own habits.


thank you for your answer! I've decided on Mumbai but still don't know who is the interviewer there
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2013, 07:15
For my part-time job that I did when I was in school, they also contributed to my tuition. Can I include that in my salary ?
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