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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 14:27
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 21:41
We've been looking for the threads too, but in vain. There was one group on WSO that supposedly has a few more applicants, but it's a private group and it looks like the admin doesn't really check it anymore so none of us can get access. If you find some other thread, please let us know. :)
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 10:57
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 11:07
solb22 wrote:
whiplash2411 wrote:
We've been looking for the threads too, but in vain. There was one group on WSO that supposedly has a few more applicants, but it's a private group and it looks like the admin doesn't really check it anymore so none of us can get access. If you find some other thread, please let us know. :)


Was anyone in chat when the invitations were announced? I heard a few kids with high stats(3.7+ gpa and 750+ gmat) didnt make the cut. Anyone have any details. Thanks

And whiplash what were your stats/background? Major? GPA? school?


Yeah. A couple of us were on that chat when the invitations went out.

I'm from a large, top 15 engineering school in the US. Civil engineering + 3 minors. 3.8+ GPA, 760 GMAT. 1 engineering internship, 2 study abroad experiences and 2 social entrepreneurship initiatives in the developing world (with travel). Lead on an international research project. Involvement with a large charity. 3 artistic hobbies I've pursued since I was four. Couple of important awards from my school for the social entrepreneurship projects.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 15:49
whiplash2411 wrote:
solb22 wrote:
whiplash2411 wrote:
We've been looking for the threads too, but in vain. There was one group on WSO that supposedly has a few more applicants, but it's a private group and it looks like the admin doesn't really check it anymore so none of us can get access. If you find some other thread, please let us know. :)


Was anyone in chat when the invitations were announced? I heard a few kids with high stats(3.7+ gpa and 750+ gmat) didnt make the cut. Anyone have any details. Thanks

And whiplash what were your stats/background? Major? GPA? school?


Yeah. A couple of us were on that chat when the invitations went out.

I'm from a large, top 15 engineering school in the US. Civil engineering + 3 minors. 3.8+ GPA, 760 GMAT. 1 engineering internship, 2 study abroad experiences and 2 social entrepreneurship initiatives in the developing world (with travel). Lead on an international research project. Involvement with a large charity. 3 artistic hobbies I've pursued since I was four. Couple of important awards from my school for the social entrepreneurship projects.



Good stuff bud no surprise you got an invite. Do you remember the specifics of who got in/didnt. trying to find out if there were any shockers. kids with high stats and good work exp etc. but no offer. i think waitlists will be used more as the adcom wont be sure of the future apps coming in
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 18:06
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 26 Jul 2011, 00:47
solb22 wrote:
Good stuff bud no surprise you got an invite. Do you remember the specifics of who got in/didnt. trying to find out if there were any shockers. kids with high stats and good work exp etc. but no offer. i think waitlists will be used more as the adcom wont be sure of the future apps coming in


No idea, sorry. There's like no information on who got in and who didn't. Online, at least.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2011, 09:39
it's so quite here. is there any information regarding how many people applied during summer round?
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 27 Jul 2011, 10:15
Nope. We have no idea.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 07:33
We are awfully quiet. What's up everyone?
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 07:35
hey hey lol...I am at work..just finished up with a project and its Friday...yeyyyy
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 08:40
Hi all,

As a first post, I would like to inform all that I am applying for round 1.

Some stats for who's interested:

Nationality: Dutch
University: Utrecht University
Degree: B.Sc (Major: Information Sciences, Minor: Economics)
GPA: 4.0
Honors program: 'Descartes College' (University-wide)

Overall status: working on essays and GMAT.
GMAT test date: August 19.

If anything is missing let me know...

Now that that's said let me start by saying that I find this year's application more challenging than last year's. Especially the part where they ask you about three failures. How have you guys approached this question, where did you get your inspiration from? Sure I've failed at communication at some point or projects didn't go as well as I'd hoped, but it all seems not enough of a story. Especially for college juniors/seniors it's hard to get some meaningful failures i.m.o. ;-).
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 08:41
Witvoet wrote:
Hi all,

As a first post, I would like to inform all that I am applying for round 1.

Some stats for who's interested:

Nationality: Dutch
University: Utrecht University
Degree: B.Sc (Major: Information Sciences, Minor: Economics)
GPA: 4.0
Honors program: 'Descartes College' (University-wide)

Overall status: working on essays and GMAT.
GMAT test date: August 19.

If anything is missing let me know...

Now that that's said let me start by saying that I find this year's application more challenging than last year's. Especially the part where they ask you about three failures. How have you guys approached this question, where did you get your inspiration from? Sure I've failed at communication at some point or projects didn't go as well as I'd hoped, but it all seems not enough of a story. Especially for college juniors/seniors it's hard to get some meaningful failures i.m.o. ;-).


WOW you have amazing gpa!
which round are you applying?
I also found the setback question hard. Working on it now
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 08:48
Quite the contrary, I think the setbacks question was something I was able to answer fairly ... quickly. Note that there's a difference between setbacks and failures. Setbacks are seen as an obstacle to achieving something you want, while failures are the inability to do so. For my setbacks, I drew from two personal life experiences and one professional/academic experience.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 08:51
wow perfect gpa! How are your internships, extra curric and other leadership involvement?
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 09:08
Mahtab wrote:
wow perfect gpa! How are your internships, extra curric and other leadership involvement?


Thanks! :)

As for extra curricular and work experience:

- I am currently in Beijing, China where I manage a project called 'Green Power Now' to increase the environmental awareness of Chinese High School students
- Currently work on a project that I set up with 5 students and leading strategic consultancy firm to increase the sustainability of the city of Utrecht
- Currently also in board of directors of the IT firm that I did a research project for (see below)
- Some Java programming internships
- Volunteer work 3 years (working with chronically ill children and delivering them 'one day of joy' (freely translated))
- Set up my own research project supervised by a professor to research the market entry barriers a large IT was facing with a new product
- Committee member external affairs of study association 'A-Eskwadraat'
- Summer School in Music Information Retrieval at Utrecht University
- Help organise scientific conference on music information retrieval
- Summer School in Physics and English at University of California, Los angeles

Awards:
- 'Best student science department 2011' -> Invited to participate in 'Bright Student Conference in Lund, Sweden'
- 'Best CEO - Strategic Management Game of Utrecht University'

Unfortunately The Netherlands isn't really much of an 'award' culture. 'Average' is the norm here which is something I seek to change.

Still can't really tell whether this is good or not. What do you think?

Last edited by Witvoet on 29 Jul 2011, 09:10, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 09:09
whiplash2411 wrote:
Quite the contrary, I think the setbacks question was something I was able to answer fairly ... quickly. Note that there's a difference between setbacks and failures. Setbacks are seen as an obstacle to achieving something you want, while failures are the inability to do so. For my setbacks, I drew from two personal life experiences and one professional/academic experience.


Thanks, I think that just opened a door for me. ;-)
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 09:09
oh my god..if you dont get in I don't know who will :p
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 09:12
You have a good profile. It ultimately comes down to crafting compelling essays and having an above average GMAT score (though, this matters to a much lesser extent, I think - with your GPA, it's clear that you're academically proficient). Good luck :)
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 29 Jul 2011, 09:12
Witvoet wrote:
Mahtab wrote:
wow perfect gpa! How are your internships, extra curric and other leadership involvement?


Thanks! :)

As for extra curricular and work experience:

- I am currently in Beijing, China where I manage a project called 'Green Power Now' to increase the environmental awareness of Chinese High School students
- Currently work on a project that I set up with 5 students and leading strategic consultancy firm to increase the sustainability of the city of Utrecht
- Currently also in board of directors of the IT firm that I did a research project for (see below)
- Some Java programming internships
- Volunteer work 3 years (working with chronically ill children and delivering them 'one day of joy' (freely translated))
- Set up my own research project supervised by a professor to research the market entry barriers a large IT was facing with a new product
- Committee member external affairs of study association 'A-Eskwadraat'
- Summer School in Music Information Retrieval at Utrecht University
- Help organise scientific conference on music information retrieval
- Summer School in Physics and English at University of California, Los angeles

Awards:
- 'Best student science department 2011' -> Invited to participate in 'Bright Student Conference in Lund, Sweden'
- 'Best CEO - Strategic Management Game of Utrecht University'

Unfortunately The Netherlands isn't really much of an 'award' culture. 'Average' is the norm here which is something I seek to change.

Still can't really tell whether this is good or not. What do you think?

How long are you staying in beijing? I am going there in august.. and are you applying during 1st round?
Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014)   [#permalink] 29 Jul 2011, 09:12
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