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I couldn't find a thread for applicants to Harvard's 2+2 program for the class of 2017. The Summer Round is already over. I would be applying to Round 1 where the deadline is September 24. Here is my profile:

Indian, pursuing Economics Hons from University of Delhi.
GMAT- 760; Essay score haven't received it.
We do not have a GPA system. I scored 70% in first year and 70.6% in my second year. Both are regarded as Distinction and I topped my college in the first year. Overall, I have good academics. I scored 91.6% in Class XII (School Leaving exams) and 95% in Class X (High School).

I have 3 internships. Two at life insurance companies and one at Ernst & Young where I worked on a project on Innovation in the Education System of India.

I worked for an NGO for 3 years from 2007/8-2010/11. We did work to rehabilitate tribals, built a school for them did lots of other volunteer work.
My extra-currics are a bit weak. Was the executive member of the Economics society in Year 1 and won a Debate competition in Year II. Also served as a volunteer for a program of the Center for Civil Society (Morality of Capitalism) in India. I am thinking of co-founding an Oratory and Public Speaking society this year in college.

So thats about it guys. Clearly my achievements aren't very significant. I am thinking of making up for them through my stellar academics and great essays. What do you reckon? Do I have a shot ?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2012, 18:16
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Class of 2017 as in you will be applying in round 1 or later of this year?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2012, 22:19
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Class of 2017 as in you will be applying in round 1 or later of this year?


I would be applying in Round 1 only. Are you an applicant too?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2012, 20:37
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Class of 2017 as in you will be applying in round 1 or later of this year?


I would be applying in Round 1 only. Are you an applicant too?


I applied for the Summer Round.

But to answer your question, with plenty of work experience and a 760GMAT, it's definitely worth a shot.
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 09:45
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Class of 2017 as in you will be applying in round 1 or later of this year?


I would be applying in Round 1 only. Are you an applicant too?


I applied for the Summer Round.

But to answer your question, with plenty of work experience and a 760GMAT, it's definitely worth a shot.


You reckon?

I have always felt that you needed something exceptional on your profile if you want to get into Harvard. I don't have that "Something". I feel like I have all the bases covered but nothing really exceptional.
I think I have a good shot at programs like LBS's Masters in Management and Duke's Masters in Management Studies but not really Harvard. :(

Anyway mind sharing your profile?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 10:03
Good grades are a start, which it sounds like you have (high school doesn't matter though). However, without strong extracurriculars you will be a long shot since most accepted 2+2 students have shown strong leadership in college in addition to some work experience (internships or co-ops) and great grades/scores.
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2012, 11:23
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Hey guys. It doesn't seem like there is a threat out there about this year's HBS 2+2 admissions. So I decided to open one. Feel free to discuss admissions and get in touch with each other. I have gotten my offer yesterday and I was wondering if there are any other GMATClub members, whom I'll meet 3 years from now.
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 06:52
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Hey guys. It doesn't seem like there is a threat out there about this year's HBS 2+2 admissions. So I decided to open one. Feel free to discuss admissions and get in touch with each other. I have gotten my offer yesterday and I was wondering if there are any other GMATClub members, whom I'll meet 3 years from now.


I got in. Send me a message with your email. I know two others that have gotten in as well.
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2012, 12:12
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heyholetsgo wrote:
Hey guys. It doesn't seem like there is a threat out there about this year's HBS 2+2 admissions. So I decided to open one. Feel free to discuss admissions and get in touch with each other. I have gotten my offer yesterday and I was wondering if there are any other GMATClub members, whom I'll meet 3 years from now.


I got in. Send me a message with your email. I know two others that have gotten in as well.

Done! Any other people?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 23:15
heyholetsgo wrote:
Hey guys. It doesn't seem like there is a threat out there about this year's HBS 2+2 admissions. So I decided to open one. Feel free to discuss admissions and get in touch with each other. I have gotten my offer yesterday and I was wondering if there are any other GMATClub members, whom I'll meet 3 years from now.

Congratulations! so when did u start the application process? and any tips for the uninitiated? How did u word your essays? what did u highlight? what exactly impressed them? your gamt and cgpi scores?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 23:17
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heyholetsgo wrote:
Hey guys. It doesn't seem like there is a threat out there about this year's HBS 2+2 admissions. So I decided to open one. Feel free to discuss admissions and get in touch with each other. I have gotten my offer yesterday and I was wondering if there are any other GMATClub members, whom I'll meet 3 years from now.

Congratulations! so when did u start the application process? and any tips for the uninitiated? How did u word your essays? what did u highlight? what exactly impressed them? your gamt and cgpi scores?



Also when is a good time to apply? r2 or r3? what did u do to impress the dons in HBS????? mannn u're so lucky! where do u plan to work?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 23:50
heyholetsgo wrote:
Hey guys. It doesn't seem like there is a threat out there about this year's HBS 2+2 admissions. So I decided to open one. Feel free to discuss admissions and get in touch with each other. I have gotten my offer yesterday and I was wondering if there are any other GMATClub members, whom I'll meet 3 years from now.


What are the HBS2+2 essays for class of 2017? any tips while applying?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2012, 23:52
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Good grades are a start, which it sounds like you have (high school doesn't matter though). However, without strong extracurriculars you will be a long shot since most accepted 2+2 students have shown strong leadership in college in addition to some work experience (internships or co-ops) and great grades/scores.



I will be applying in round 2-any tips on what to put into those essays?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 02:30
Why indian candidates always want to bring up their high school scores? Do the schools in the United States even ask about that? What would that be relevant?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 02:48
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Why indian candidates always want to bring up their high school scores? Do the schools in the United States even ask about that? What would that be relevant?


Cultural influences mate. They matter a lot here in India. Even for MBA admissions.
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As for what you need:
1. Very very very good grades
2. Amazing GMAT
3. Great internships
4. Lots of really good extracurricular involvement, ideally a leadership role, or student government or something like this.
5. Serious Community Service (better if there is leadership)
5 (can be nice) Athletic achievements esp. professional, or semi-pro.
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 04:33
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Why indian candidates always want to bring up their high school scores? Do the schools in the United States even ask about that? Why would that be relevant?


Cultural influences mate. They matter a lot here in India. Even for MBA admissions.


But do schools in the US care? I don't see they ask us about our high school scores in their applications.
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2012, 10:28
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Some tips about what they might be looking for:
1. Very very very good grades
2. Amazing GMAT
3. Great internships
4. Lots of really good extracurricular involvement, ideally a leadership role, or student government or something like this.
5. Serious Community Service (better if there is leadership)
5 (can be nice) Athletic achievements esp. professional, or semi-pro.
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Is a Gmat of 760 and gpa of 3.5 good enuf -with nothing much by way of ECs?
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 01:03
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Why indian candidates always want to bring up their high school scores? Do the schools in the United States even ask about that? What would that be relevant?


Cultural influences mate. They matter a lot here in India. Even for MBA admissions.


Thank God they dont matter in the US-My high school scores are not something i'd love to speak about :roll:
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Re: HBS 2+2 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2017) [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2012, 01:08
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MYCambridge wrote:
Why indian candidates always want to bring up their high school scores? Do the schools in the United States even ask about that? Why would that be relevant?


Cultural influences mate. They matter a lot here in India. Even for MBA admissions.


But do schools in the US care? I don't see they ask us about our high school scores in their applications.


What does one write in the essays being such green horns-no WE not much by way of ECs-Indian engineering colleges make sure you do not have s single minute to even think of ECs....does that mean I should just go work and try my luck with the normal MBA programs? Hope there is a shortage pf applicants this year. :wink:
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