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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 20:03
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As an observer on this thread, I just have to say this bloodbath is quite discouraging and depressing. I wanted to say sorry and good luck to all of you who were dinged. Keep up the positive vibes for your other applications!


Agreed! I feel like I'm at the Colosseum watching gladiators getting ripped apart! I'm sure those who got dinged will get into AMAZING programs, please don't despair so early in the process! I have a good friend who was just rehashing her b-school experience for me. She is pretty impressive (military academy and career, lots of leadership, great stats, etc -- also female and a minority) and she got dinged at HBS, she thinks because of age (she was in her late 20s). Had a FANTASTIC experience at Wharton, landed a super career...truly, that was Harvard's loss! I think it is just the nature of the beast...there are a LOT of great candidates.

Good luck to all who are moving on -- regroup, refocus, and go tackle that next app!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 20:58
Agreed - this is such a crapshoot and imagine the AdCom spending ~10 minutes per application only, how can they know all there is to know? Dee herself said that this is not about evaluation but selection and shaping the class.. so I guess they would let go five AWESOME candidates from the high-frequency applicant pool to get one applicant who is strong but unique in other ways (nationality, background, etc.)...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 02:06
Denied... Faced many a setbacks, and MBA rejection just adds to the list.

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 03:38
Dinged, second time in 2 years :die
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 04:12
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 19:01
So many stellar profiles out there and I'm surprised to read that many have been dinged.

I'm curious about the importance of essays, despite the comment made by Dee Leopold - “We’ve noticed that essays can feel over-crafted, over-written, over-thought, and over-wrought"
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2012, 20:21
For those got invited, has anyone found the "Post-Interview Reflection"link on the application page? I can't seem to find mine anywhere.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 05:04
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For those got invited, has anyone found the "Post-Interview Reflection"link on the application page? I can't seem to find mine anywhere.


Probably won't be activated until your interview is my guess.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 10:05
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For those got invited, has anyone found the "Post-Interview Reflection"link on the application page? I can't seem to find mine anywhere.


My profile doesnt even show "invited for interview," or anything similar. It still simply says, "Your application is under review. MBA Admissions will contact you if we need further information. Please note that this field will not change again until the notification date."

Is this the same for everyone else?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2012, 10:24
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The vast number of HBS interveiws are done by the full time members of the admissions committee. The Menlo Park interviews are done by
HBS 'case writers' at the Western Research Center in Menlo Park. OR they were --usually two gals named Hilary and Lauren (not sure if they are still there). London interviews were done by Adcom Members and occassionally by retired adcom members living in London (e.g. Ms. Lamb), New York interviews are done by Adcom members and sometimes by one-off ringer types, just for New York, on occassion, in the past, Shanghai and Mumbai interviews were done by contract "adcoms" with backgrounds in education, etc.
(TO WIT Pauline Jennett and Charles Allen --both of whom are not doing this any more, I believe). Variants of that may happen again this year,
altho someone noted that Eileen Chang (total adcom member and Dee lady-in-waiting) will be doing Shainghai this year, as she said in an info session. Bottom line: of 1800 interviews, more or less, well, my guess is, if you take out Menlo Park (which were done by experienced adcom types who were full-time HBS case writers) boy, over 1700 were done by Queen Dee Leopold and Her Merry Band of Dillon House Ladies and Occassional Man (Adam Chase, etc.).
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Most helpful as always - thanks Sandy

thanks, actually non-adcom guy's name in above post is Charles Allison, and there is rumor he may be back in New York this year. He is famous for oddball questions like
What would your friends in High School say your strenths and weaknesses were, your friends in college?
and
What is something you want to stop doing, start doing and keep doing?

Thanks - this is helpful. I'm not sure if he's doing the interview, but I got an email today stating that if you are interviewing in new york over a weekend to contact charlie allison if you have logistical issues. Maybe he's just coordinating and not interviewing?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2012, 08:39
Anyone interviewing these next few days in NYC worried the hurricane will derail interviews? Do we think that HBS will cancel the NYC interviews at the Harvard Club if the storm gets bad?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Oct 2012, 16:05
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Anyone interviewing these next few days in NYC worried the hurricane will derail interviews? Do we think that HBS will cancel the NYC interviews at the Harvard Club if the storm gets bad?


There very well could be schedule changes depending on how bad things get. For those traveling throughout the east coast in the next few days, Amtrak is already starting to cancel service and there will likely be flight delays as well. Good luck and stay safe!

Edit: Looks like the MTA will make a decision regarding suspending NYC area metro, buses, etc on Sunday, October 28. Watch www.mta.info for more information.

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 02:30
Hi,

I just came across a post on Poets and Quants (on the hbs-round-one-intelligence-gossip forum) stating that applicants selected for interview received an e-mail from Dee Leopold...

Since I have not received it, I was wondering if all the Gmatclub members invited to interview did...

Thanks in advance

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 03:50
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Hi,

I just came across a post on Poets and Quants (on the hbs-round-one-intelligence-gossip forum) stating that applicants selected for interview received an e-mail from Dee Leopold...

Since I have not received it, I was wondering if all the the Gmatclub members invited to interview did...

Thanks in advance


I haven't...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 06:08
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Morgoth92 wrote:
Hi,

I just came across a post on Poets and Quants (on the hbs-round-one-intelligence-gossip forum) stating that applicants selected for interview received an e-mail from Dee Leopold...

Since I have not received it, I was wondering if all the the Gmatclub members invited to interview did...

Thanks in advance


I haven't...



Neither did I - I went to read the post for myself - the guy provides the whole text and it sounds very much like it's going only to those interviewing off-campus. I imagine that's going to scare more than a few people ...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 06:16
I didn't get it either.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 08:03
Im interviewing off campus and didnt get the Dee email either

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 10:47
Morgoth92 wrote:
Hi,

I just came across a post on Poets and Quants (on the hbs-round-one-intelligence-gossip forum) stating that applicants selected for interview received an e-mail from Dee Leopold...

Since I have not received it, I was wondering if all the Gmatclub members invited to interview did...

Thanks in advance


I also did not get this email.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 12:19
Thanks for all your replies. This e-mail story is a bit weird... I think I'll try to go back to having a life a stop worrying about it... Cheers...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 18:29
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dcxshhf wrote:
For those got invited, has anyone found the "Post-Interview Reflection"link on the application page? I can't seem to find mine anywhere.


Probably won't be activated until your interview is my guess.


This link is activated now. You can see that your application is 'In Progress' again....
Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants   [#permalink] 28 Oct 2012, 18:29
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