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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 19:10
don't know whether it is false but a majority of the people from two case studies all said they visited before interviewing

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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Dec 2012, 19:53
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don't know whether it is false but a majority of the people from two case studies all said they visited before interviewing

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It seems like eternity since I hit submit on my HBS application, but if I remember correctly, there isn't even a question on "Why HBS?". You have the 500 character box on how an MBA will help you achieve the career goals from the drop down box, but that's it. Good luck trying to fit anything into that specific to why HBS from a visit.

My point is - visiting beforehand is great, but unlike other schools, I don't think it will help your essays or content of your application very much.
If you go for an interview, I would definitely suggest a class visit or something before the interview so that you have content to speak to, but this could be the day before of even the morning before the interview.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 07:25
Never visited until the on campus interview. I think Stanford/HBS/Wharton don't care if you visit because they know you want to come. Other schools may add value to a visit because their yields are closer to 50%, and they don't want to just be back up plans.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 08:04
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Never visited until the on campus interview. I think Stanford/HBS/Wharton don't care if you visit because they know you want to come. Other schools may add value to a visit because their yields are closer to 50%, and they don't want to just be back up plans.


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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 08:10
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Never visited until the on campus interview. I think Stanford/HBS/Wharton don't care if you visit because they know you want to come. Other schools may add value to a visit because their yields are closer to 50%, and they don't want to just be back up plans.


<25 hours left! But who's counting? :P


Carry the two.. yes, 25 hours indeed! Is anyone else checking their online app to see if, perhaps, just maybe, there is some way to deduce the results prior to deadline?? I'm probably just going crazy at this point...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 08:14
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Never visited until the on campus interview. I think Stanford/HBS/Wharton don't care if you visit because they know you want to come. Other schools may add value to a visit because their yields are closer to 50%, and they don't want to just be back up plans.


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Carry the two.. yes, 25 hours indeed! Is anyone else checking their online app to see if, perhaps, just maybe, there is some way to deduce the results prior to deadline?? I'm probably just going crazy at this point...


God what I would give to know the answer right this minute!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 13:03
At what time are decisions posted tomorrow?
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 13:07
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At what time are decisions posted tomorrow?


12/12/12 at 12 PM!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 07:49
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 11:18
No call here yet!
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 11:26
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 12:40
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 13:25
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I am going to Harvard!!

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Congrats! What's your background and experience like? Surprised you managed to get in with just the GRE.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 14:34
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Congrats! What's your background and experience like? Surprised you managed to get in with just the GRE.


I don't think GRE vs GMAT matters that much as long as the %iles are high. Though I think if you can do well on the GMAT it is preferred (easier to standardize among other applicants).



I took both. GRE math percentile was higher than GMAT math, but GMAT verbal was higher than GRE verbal. Very different tests actually.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 14:39
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I took both. GRE math percentile was higher than GMAT math, but GMAT verbal was higher than GRE verbal. Very different tests actually.


Having taken both myself, I agree that they are very different but neither really tests business concepts, it's just another metric to standardize people.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 15:04
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Shawshank wrote:

I took both. GRE math percentile was higher than GMAT math, but GMAT verbal was higher than GRE verbal. Very different tests actually.


Having taken both myself, I agree that they are very different but neither really tests business concepts, it's just another metric to standardize people.



Did you take both because you want to do a joint degree?

Yes, tests are used to standardize people; that's what the whole admissions process does, i guess. There is however a strong correlation between GMAT scores and first-year MBA grades.
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 15:48
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Congrats everyone and welcome to HBS! I remember what I did last year after having finding out about my acceptance. I left work and went to MacDonalds!


Hahaha! thats awesome!

I got a call from the interviewer at 3pm CT. Nothing from Her Majesty yet...
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Re: Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2012, 16:06
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Shawshank wrote:

I took both. GRE math percentile was higher than GMAT math, but GMAT verbal was higher than GRE verbal. Very different tests actually.


Having taken both myself, I agree that they are very different but neither really tests business concepts, it's just another metric to standardize people.



Did you take both because you want to do a joint degree?

Yes, tests are used to standardize people; that's what the whole admissions process does, i guess. There is however a strong correlation between GMAT scores and first-year MBA grades.


I took it for applications to other grad schools some time back.

I'd argue that GPA is a much better metric for assessing that than a standardized test.

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