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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 11:54
Nothing for me... feel pretty gutted.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 11:57
Any NGO/Non-profit candidates receive invites? North America or elsewhere?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 11:59
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Nothing for me... feel pretty gutted.

Same here... but lets wait another week.
Has anyone more experienced than me checked the stats on the first page of this topic? Right now 5 people updated their status, out of maybe 200 that applied in the first round. Is that representative? does anyone know what to expect for next week based on previous years?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 12:01
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Any NGO/Non-profit candidates receive invites? North America or elsewhere?


I'm an NGO/Non-profit candidate based in Israel and I did not receive anything yet...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 12:01
pike wrote:
Nothing for me... feel pretty gutted.

Me too..I'm exhausted. Even a red bull couldn't pick me up off the floor.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 12:04
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pike wrote:
Nothing for me... feel pretty gutted.

Same here... but lets wait another week.
Has anyone more experienced than me checked the stats on the first page of this topic? Right now 5 people updated their status, out of maybe 200 that applied in the first round. Is that representative? does anyone know what to expect for next week based on previous years?



So the best I have to run off of is in the Director's blog post from January 13, 2012.
"The pattern of interview invitation volume in Round 1 was:

Week 1 (first wave of invitations): 750 invitations sent
Week 2 (second wave): 80 invitations sent
Week 3 (third/final wave): 25 invitations sent"

So, based off of that, our chances next week are not good. Obviously, there are two rounds now instead of three. But 88% of invites were sent on the first day. Things could be different now, but I'm not getting my hopes up.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 12:19
I just cross referenced people who posted they were invited to interview with the people who changed their status to invited to interview, and it appears between the two there are 13 unique people who were invited to interview so far. I can't imagine that everyone has had a chance to log in yet, but I'm curious to see the development.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 12:26
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I just cross referenced people who posted they were invited to interview with the people who changed their status to invited to interview, and it appears between the two there are 13 unique people who were invited to interview so far. I can't imagine that everyone has had a chance to log in yet, but I'm curious to see the development.

Nice... I was wondering that about 15-20% of applicants should get an invitation, right? I am with daltcap when he says that the average gmat club member has a stronger profile than the average. Based on the stats, I would expect about 40 interviews in round 1 around here, or is it too much? I hope the number does not go much higher than 20 after today
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 12:57
For questions on geography, industry: I got the invite, and I am living in Europe, working in consumer goods. Good luck everyone.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 13:02
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Just got the invite....!!! 11.03am CST time stamp


Killerapp, mission1234 do you mind sharing your profile?



M/24/750/3.85

Hang in there guys - I expect a significant chunk next week as well.

Any tips on prepping? I am going to campus for the interview...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 13:33
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For questions on geography, industry: I got the invite, and I am living in Europe, working in consumer goods. Good luck everyone.


There goes the geography hope. Time to get other apps ready! Congratulations, by the way
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 13:55
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Any NGO/Non-profit candidates receive invites? North America or elsewhere?


American nonprofit candidate here, no email today. Reading around, though, it seems like far fewer invites were sent out today when compared to the first notification date last year. No one knows for sure, but it's certainly worth keeping your head up!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 13:58
Non profit candidate here, as well. Nothing today
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 14:07
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I am wondering if geographical location indeed makes a difference as Sarajevo123 suggested.

Is there anyone from Europe who received invites today?


I am in the UK. Zilch.


Did you get an invite? I thought your last post indicated that you didnt and you were wondering how invites were rolling out


No invite..... yet
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 14:19
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 14:22
i am nonprofit too, and haven´t received an invite either
i´m international too
seems nobody from the nonprofit sector has received an invite??
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 14:43
Guys, there is so much speculation around timing / numbers issued / composition / geographies / etc.

Let's be realistic here - our odds of receiving an invite have gone dramatically south, regardless of any speculation.

Personally, I have accepted that I have been dinged. For me, time to move on.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 14:50
pike wrote:
Guys, there is so much speculation around timing / numbers issued / composition / geographies / etc.

Let's be realistic here - our odds of receiving an invite have gone dramatically south, regardless of any speculation.

Personally, I have accepted that I have been dinged. For me, time to move on.


Yep. At this point we can hope for the best for next week, but start preparing for the worst by refining our contingency plans
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 15:09
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i am nonprofit too, and haven´t received an invite either
i´m international too
seems nobody from the nonprofit sector has received an invite??


I'm non-profit (US) and I received one. But I'm with everyone else in thinking that we can't predict if it was the 75/25 split this year or something else.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2012, 15:14
At least we'll find out next week for sure either way. I, for one, am getting a bottle of whiskey ready to drown my sorrows in.
Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 17 Oct 2012, 15:14
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