Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 22 Oct 2014, 16:44

Starting Soon!

Live Q&A Session with HKU Admissions Team | Join the chat room to participate.


Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
1 KUDOS received
MBA Admissions Consulting
User avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2010
Posts: 558
Location: Cambridge MA
Followers: 67

Kudos [?]: 102 [1] , given: 0

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 16:23
1
This post received
KUDOS
Hmmmm, they interview sorta 1800 people and admit 1000 which gets boiled down to an entering class of 910-25 or so (yield is 90 pct). So post interview odds are 1800/1000. People screw up interviews by talking too much and getting lost, not sounding lively or confident, rubbing the interveiwer the wrong way, or just not being a person they feel for a variety of subjective reasons would thrive in case method environment. You can leave interview feeling that it went well and still flunk for those reasons. Dee Leopold will accept, on a hit or miss basis, phone calls from kids who were interviewed and dinged, and sometimes hints at why you got dinged--I have spoken to over 20 of those kids AFTER they have spoken to Dee. Most common interview screw up is that interviewer thought you sounded 'scripted' that is Dee's word. What it means is that you were 1. actually over scripted. 2. Not sure of your answers, and trying to say what you thought they might like to hear. And many variants of that, where answers are not flowing, internalized, and honest sounding (they dont care if they are honest, this is business school, after all). Scripted is a catch-all phrase --it includes BS, lack of flowing speech (regardless of content), insincere sounding or just stupid answers. As noted, you can leave interview feeling that it went well and still flunk for those reasons.
Sometimes interview goes OK and you get dinged anyway--you basically lose out in a beauty contest to other kids in your cohort (e.g. other bankers, other consultants, other military, other engineers). "We just liked other applicants more than you . . ." is a famous adcom remark, and unlike many other adcom remarks, this remark is often true.




query007 wrote:
Hello woofbearus

I had my interview on campus last Friday, and everybody I have spoken to so far have said that the interview was casual and personalized and went well overall. I don't know how 50% of the interviewees will be rejected. Fingers crossed!

_________________

AskSandy--the HBS guru
http://hbsguru.com
app + essay advice, free profile evaluation
GREAT HBS MOCK INTERVIEW service.

1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 06 Oct 2012
Posts: 22
Location: United States
Concentration: General Management
GMAT 1: 710 Q46 V41
GPA: 3.8
WE: Analyst (Other)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 19 [1] , given: 3

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Feb 2013, 17:14
1
This post received
KUDOS
hbsguru wrote:

Dee is a good interviewer and a fair one, and it sounds like you did fine. She is also pretty good at playing it close to the vest, so it could be harder to tell. All that said, flowing conversation is good sign. Did she ask you what books you like or are reading?-- famous Dee question, she is big reader.


Yes. In fact, I am a big science-fiction/fantasy lover and Dee said that she didn't like the genre and to recommend her something that would change her mind. I talked about a fantasy book derived from an African folktale which explored human reaction to power and chaos, as well as a sci-fi book which imagines a future devoid of oil and ravaged by environmental disasters as a cautionary tale for the consequences of, in this case, corporate shortsightedness. So basically I gave it the old college try to change her mind. :)
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 84
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.18
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 67 [1] , given: 12

Reviews Badge
Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Mar 2013, 17:37
1
This post received
KUDOS
ps97 wrote:
Hey guys - curious whether all admits in R1 were announced on the same day or were they staggered? I probably should stop thinking about all this till March 27th



All notifications go out on the same day at the same time. So, I suggest blocking your work calendar now for 27-Mar from 11:30 onward. I was a MESS starting around 11:30 and tried everything to keep from focusing on my computer. The email came at 12:00 on the dot and I was so excited that I was literally all over the place (that, and I opened a bottle of champagne). I am very happy that I was able to work from home and that I did not have any meetings for the rest of the afternoon.
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 26 Apr 2012
Posts: 53
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [1] , given: 39

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Mar 2013, 15:04
1
This post received
KUDOS
Thanks! Can't wait until the 27th, I just keep over analyzing the most minute details.

I need a hobby... :-D
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 84
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.18
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 67 [1] , given: 12

Reviews Badge
Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2013, 11:39
1
This post received
KUDOS
hunterashmore wrote:
goodtogreat wrote:
For anybody that has gotten accepted, how soon does HBS provide a financial aid package regarding need-based fellowships/grants?


They opened the application at the beginning of Feb and decisions take 3-5 weeks after application - meaning I don't know if anyone from R1 has heard back yet.



I heard back on my aid package! It was very fast and I even had some questions / additional information to include. Still fast and very easy. Now to finding a loan...
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 23 Aug 2012
Posts: 84
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V40
GPA: 3.18
WE: Manufacturing and Production (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 67 [1] , given: 12

Reviews Badge
Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2013, 19:49
1
This post received
KUDOS
bluegmat700 wrote:
How is the student contribution determined, are you expected to put in your entire savings?


It is not that I do not want to answer, but I think this is highly dependent on your personal situation. Once admitted, there is a lot of information on how they calculate your contribution + HBS aid + loan.

I will be honest and say that I wasn't expecting very much (I've had a decent to good salary and saved a good amount over the years) but I did receive HBS funding. So, while I need a loan and my contribution is higher than I would have hoped, I feel like the HBS aid is free money that I wasn't expecting. So - in the end - very happy.
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Feb 2013
Posts: 8
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [1] , given: 1

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2013, 03:06
1
This post received
KUDOS
Interviewed today in Shanghai. The adcom member did an excellent job making me feel very comfortable, and the 30min (actually ended up being 40!) absolutely flew by. Almost the entire conversation was centered around my job, but there was a question along the lines of "Is there anything we haven't discussed yet that you'd like to bring up?" where I was able to mention my Why MBA / Why Harvard, (which I thought was also pretty brief on my application too). Finishing up my Post-Interview Reflection, and then the waiting game continues!
1 KUDOS received
BSchool Forum Moderator
avatar
Joined: 12 May 2012
Posts: 81
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy
Schools: HBS '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
GPA: 3.2
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 28 [1] , given: 47

Premium Member
Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 07:33
1
This post received
KUDOS
bluegmat700 wrote:
How is the student contribution determined, are you expected to put in your entire savings?


This video is a pretty good overview:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZtWfedlDM4
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
avatar
Status: Yale SOM!
Joined: 06 Feb 2012
Posts: 1252
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy
Followers: 37

Kudos [?]: 412 [1] , given: 245

Premium Member
Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2013, 13:06
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
topnotch85 wrote:
Any other eager 2014 applicants out there? Love to talk strategy, test prep, etc... thx!

If you want to start a 2014 thread you're more than welcome to, but this thread is for the current cycle. Generally the threads for next year start in the summer since we're still not done with R2 or R3 yet here!
_________________

aerien

Why Yale | My Advice For Younger Applicants

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 03 Dec 2011
Posts: 34
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 750 Q V
GPA: 3.9
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 6 [1] , given: 12

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 19 Mar 2013, 11:21
1
This post received
KUDOS
433349100 wrote:
On a completely different topic, I wonder how many posts it takes to get beyond "Intern" status. :lol:


50 posts to get past intern...If you click on the "My Profile" link at the top, it'll show you how many posts you need to reach the next level.
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 08 Sep 2012
Posts: 5
Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V41
GPA: 3.5
WE: Military Officer (Military & Defense)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [1] , given: 1

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 04:17
1
This post received
KUDOS
Catatonic wrote:
Anyone else waiting for both Harvard and Stanford? Wednesday is going to be a hard day.

Anyone have a sense of what your odds are if you've interviewed at both? Here is my math: If both schools are 50/50 that means overall assuming independence we have a 75% chance of getting into one of the two schools. But not sure if there is an actual data point out there.


I don't really think that is a safe assumption to make. I'd imagine those that get admitted to one are more likely to get admitted to the other. A really good profile is going to be a really good profile at both schools -- as will a bad remain a bad.
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 23 Jan 2013
Posts: 33
Concentration: Marketing
GPA: 3.66
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 21 [1] , given: 7

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 06:37
1
This post received
KUDOS
Catatonic wrote:
Anyone else waiting for both Harvard and Stanford? Wednesday is going to be a hard day.

Anyone have a sense of what your odds are if you've interviewed at both? Here is my math: If both schools are 50/50 that means overall assuming independence we have a 75% chance of getting into one of the two schools. But not sure if there is an actual data point out there.


I'm waiting for Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton this week... though from what I hear, we get a call Tuesday from Stanford if we're in (same day as Wharton) but if we don't hear, we'll get the online update for ding or WL on Wednesday. HBS is all online at noon. So for me Tuesday begins the terror, and will be over Wednesday at noon.

As for odds... I have lots of people in my life trying to make me play the "Harvard or Stanford" game, and its really not fun. I want to be confident that one of them will take me, but its really out of my hands at this point.

Can we just pretend like the 75% chance is a real thing and leave it at that? 50 more hours...
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 27 Aug 2012
Posts: 41
Concentration: Leadership, Strategy
GMAT 1: Q V
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 13 [1] , given: 11

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 08:43
1
This post received
KUDOS
These last few days really are agonizing. It will be over soon one way or the other..
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 28 [1] , given: 142

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 09:22
1
This post received
KUDOS
433349100 wrote:
For those who received their admit in R1. How does the letter you receive online start off with? With "Congratulations!"

Just want to prepare myself for that first millisecond when I open the decision letter. If I don't see the key word or phrase used in admit letters, I'll know I'm finished.


A gracious R1 admit shared the following first line of his/her acceptance letter:

"On behalf of Harvard Business School, it is a pleasure and a privilege to offer you a place in the MBA Class of 2015."

Last edited by 433349100 on 25 Mar 2013, 09:57, edited 1 time in total.
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Feb 2013
Posts: 70
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 28 [1] , given: 142

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 09:41
1
This post received
KUDOS
433349100 wrote:
Given what an acceptance letter starts with, anyone care to share how a deny letter starts off?


Hope you can appreciate the new low threshold I've reached for what passes as interesting these days... :lol:
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 03 Dec 2011
Posts: 34
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 750 Q V
GPA: 3.9
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 6 [1] , given: 12

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2013, 14:33
1
This post received
KUDOS
huberhuber wrote:
433349100 wrote:
So, what are folks' guess on the # of admits HBS will give out on Wed?



I heard it was only two... so not looking so good :twisted:



As a point of reference, there are currently 466 members in the private HBS 2015 group on facebook.

Bear in mind that that number includes R1/2+2/joint degree as well as a few HBS 2014 folks (who have joined to post listings for roommates and surveys for their FIELD projects) and a few turncoats who turned down HBS for other schools but haven't left the group yet.
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2012
Posts: 31
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GRE 1: 329 Q164 V165
GPA: 3.74
WE: Asset Management (Other)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 14 [1] , given: 24

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 06:43
1
This post received
KUDOS
good luck guys!
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Aug 2012
Posts: 22
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 9 [1] , given: 8

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 06:50
1
This post received
KUDOS
*sings to self*

"Time goes by so slowly x 4

Every little thing that you say or do
I'm hung up
I'm hung up on you
Waiting for your call
Baby, night and day
I'm fed up
I'm tired of waiting for you"
1 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 26 Apr 2012
Posts: 53
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 26 [1] , given: 39

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2013, 13:45
1
This post received
KUDOS
equestrian wrote:
haha agree... I've started tentatively looking up the admit weekends (which of course are overlapping with eachother/previously booked commitments) and the start dates for each school to think about pre-school travel options. Its all becoming very real and am trying to cope by planning around the unknown!


equestrian, looking at your admit stats you my friend are on a roll! :-D

I'm rooting for you to go 5/5 tomorrow, best of luck!
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Feb 2013
Posts: 10
Location: Russian Federation
GMAT 1: 730 Q47 V44
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 6 [1] , given: 1

Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Mar 2013, 08:04
1
This post received
KUDOS
Dinged. Congrats to all the admitted
Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 27 Mar 2013, 08:04
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
8 Experts publish their posts in the topic Harvard (HBS) - Calling all WAITLISTED applicants - 2016 paulmey23 78 19 Dec 2013, 11:16
411 Experts publish their posts in the topic Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016 tdawg 1093 21 Apr 2013, 03:11
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants str1der 1274 06 Jun 2012, 21:47
24 Experts publish their posts in the topic HBS 2013 - Calling All Waitlisted Applicants pike 118 24 Oct 2012, 10:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  11   12   13   14   15   16   17  ...  64    Next  [ 1275 posts ] 



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.