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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Oct 2012, 19:00
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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.


This link is activated now. You can see that your application is 'In Progress' again....

Yep, mine is up and running now as well.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 08:23
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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 29 Oct 2012, 08:29
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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...



I just received an e-mail from Dee Leopold as well.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 08:38
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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...



I just received an e-mail from Dee Leopold as well.


Yep, same here!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 10:13
Haven't received it here yet. Weird..

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 10:14
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Haven't received it here yet. Weird..

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 14:40
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Haven't received it here yet. Weird..

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Me neither... thats weird. Is it to select people only?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 15:23
Can anyone elaborate on this supposed email? I didn't receive it. I don't think it's a big deal, but curious who recieved it and why. Thanks--
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2012, 15:24
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Haven't received it here yet. Weird..


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same here.


Me neither... thats weird. Is it to select people only?


Off campus only

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 03:20
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Can anyone elaborate on this supposed email? I didn't receive it. I don't think it's a big deal, but curious who recieved it and why. Thanks--

THIS WAS EMAIL SENT BY DEE LEOPOLD TO KIDS WHO INTERVIEWED IN NEW YORK THIS PAST WEEK-END. NOT SURE WHO ELSE GOT IT.



We look forward to meeting you at your upcoming interview. Given that it is unlikely that I will be your interviewer, I wanted to take a moment and share some thoughts with you.

First, thank you for being interested in Harvard Business School and engaged in this process. It means a lot to us.

Next, here's what you can expect from your interview. Your interviewer will be a member of the Admissions Board and will be very experienced in meeting with candidates. He/she will have read your application thoroughly. There is no formula for how an interview will be conducted or list of standard questions. Your written application will be a starting point but the conversation may not stay there very long. Your interviewer is trying to understand you and assess your ability to thrive in our case method classroom. All interviews will last thirty minutes - we try to ensure that all candidates receive an equal amount of attention. We find that the thirty minutes goes by very quickly - therefore we find it difficult to allocate time in the interview for you to ask questions. If you do have questions after your interview, you can always reach me at 617-495-6220. I don't want your questions to go unanswered.

Another thing - the post-interview reflection. Yes, this is new but it is not (not! not!) another essay or something that should cause you anxiety. Don't start multi-tasking in the interview by making a mental list of what you want to write about. My advice is to "be present" in the interview - I think you will enjoy it - and find a quiet place to sit down afterward and jot down your thoughts.

Interviews are not auditions for Harvard Business School. By this I mean that this one step in our evaluation/selection process does not supersede all other elements of your application. After your interview, the interviewer will write a report for your file and the entire application will be reviewed again. The way our model works is that slightly more than half of interviewed candidates will be offered admission.

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Relax. We'll be nervous too but we will be working hard to make sure that you are comfortable and, at the end of thirty minutes, you feel understood. That is what matters.
You really can't prepare. although I know you will try! Try not to spend your time memorizing your written application or preparing a script for anticipated questions. Prior to your interview, listen to your music, take a walk. these suggestions may sound corny, but they are exactly the things I would tell you if we were meeting in person.
Also, because we will not have the opportunity to meet you on the HBS campus for your interview, Professor Rawi Abdelal, Chair of the First-year Required Curriculum, wanted a way to share his view on the distinctive HBS learning environment. As such, he recorded a video message for you.
http://video.hbs.edu/videotools/play?cl ... admissions


Let me close the way I began - thank you so much for applying to Harvard Business School. Our desire to meet you for an interview means that you are a strong applicant. I know how expensive and exhausting the application process can be. I hope that the opportunity to reflect and express yourself, both in writing and in the interview, will be seen as a valuable experience. I wish you well.



Sincerely,

Dee Leopold
Managing Director, MBA Admissions & Financial Aid
Harvard Business School
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 05:38

How Not To Blow Your HBS Interveiw, worthwhile article in Poets and Quants


http://poetsandquants.com/2012/10/17/ho ... terview-2/
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 07:15
Anyone who has had an interview want to post how it went, etc.??
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2012, 08:53
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Did anyone receive news about being accepted to the program already? I heard from a friend that good news is started to be given out, just curious...

dude, no one is going to get accepted to round 1 at HBS until noon New York time, on December 12th and you will find out by consulting your applyyourself software for a new message, which will be a ding, an admit, or WL--someone may contact you shortly after that with congrats, etc.
That has been past practice (since online apps) and I fully expect that to be the practice this year. HBS does not call kids in advance.
They would cert not admit kids before entire interview cohort has been interviewed which has not happened yet (by a longshot).
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 10:08
any thoughts on the post-interview reflection for those of us interviewing? They keep stressing how informal it is, etc, but I don't really know how to approach. It doesn't seem like telling a story like regular essays, so is it just "I thought my interview went well/not well for the following reasons...." (obviously not that exact wording but seems a little rigid)
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2012, 10:35
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any thoughts on the post-interview reflection for those of us interviewing? They keep stressing how informal it is, etc, but I don't really know how to approach. It doesn't seem like telling a story like regular essays, so is it just "I thought my interview went well/not well for the following reasons...." (obviously not that exact wording but seems a little rigid)

The prompt is YOU JUST HAD YOUR HBS INTERVIEW, HOW WELL DID WE GET TO KNOW YOU? or sumpthing real close to that, and the answer is, "Pretty well, here's what you got to know, BUT here are some things I'd like to point out, expand, all color to, etc. .." Throw in a thank you someplace, and done. I dont think this exercise counts a whole lot to be honest, based on my exp. w. summer round doing the same drill (2+2) and looking over some answers already done by kids for Round 1, and just reading between the lines of Dee Leopolds messaging on this part of the app.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 13:58
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How Not To Blow Your HBS Interveiw, worthwhile article in Poets and Quants


http://poetsandquants.com/2012/10/17/ho ... terview-2/


as to who is conducting HBS interviews in various locales. seems like Laura M. and Hilary S. are back in Menlo Park.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 14:01
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How Not To Blow Your HBS Interveiw, worthwhile article in Poets and Quants


http://poetsandquants.com/2012/10/17/ho ... terview-2/


as to who is conducting HBS interviews in various locales. seems like Laura M. and Hilary S. are back in Menlo Park.
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Is that a good thing?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 14:20
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How Not To Blow Your HBS Interveiw, worthwhile article in Poets and Quants


http://poetsandquants.com/2012/10/17/ho ... terview-2/


as to who is conducting HBS interviews in various locales. seems like Laura M. and Hilary S. are back in Menlo Park.
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Is that a good thing?


YES, the whole danger in an HBS interview is blowing it by getting lost or rattled or giving canned anwswers. the chances of that go up if you get a less seasoned interviewer, esp. one who asks atypical and oddball questions, which more often happens in non-campus locations. Both Laura and Hilary have done lots of intervies, ask pretty straight and resume/leadership based questions, and have a large personal data base of exp. by which to judge your responses. SO it becomes a more stable and less "one-off" experience. On balance are good things. You can still screw up, but that will likely be your fault. Not a situation where some newbie started off the interview by saying, "Here's a piece of paper, write down 3 things that make you tick, 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses. " Variants of those "stress" type deals have happened, altho infrequently, and they seem to me to be unfair vs. guy in next room who is asked, "Walk me thru your resume . . . "
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 17:31
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How Not To Blow Your HBS Interveiw, worthwhile article in Poets and Quants


http://poetsandquants.com/2012/10/17/ho ... terview-2/


as to who is conducting HBS interviews in various locales. seems like Laura M. and Hilary S. are back in Menlo Park.
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Is that a good thing?


How does one interpret anything from the interview? At least in my experience (on campus), it was relatively straightforward (no curveballs), and the interviewers were SUPER nice. Seems like she was able to get through all the questions and asked me in the end whether I had any expected questions.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2012, 22:21
For those of you applying in Round 2, how is the essay writing going? Are there any fellow M/B/B-ers out there struggling with the essay questions and how to differentiate ourselves from the rest of the pack?
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