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HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016)

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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 14:46
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 14:58
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Actually, HBS 2+2 changed it's agenda last year to say that they're not particularly discouraging business oriented majors from applying. That said, this program is supposed to be for people who might have not traditionally been en route to an MBA. You have a pretty solid profile so far. Just keep doing what you love doing and that will matter more than you shaping what you do to get into this program :)


Where did you hear that? Thats BS...if your a business major I can think of very few reasons why you would need to do the 2+2 rather than the traditional MBA route.


Which part? The part about HBS not openly discouraging business majors was on their website. As to why business majors might want to pursue the 2+2 program, I'm not qualified to comment.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:02
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:12
I never said that they were accepting significant numbers of business majors. Last year's cohort had like 6 people out of 100 if I am not mistaken. I was just saying that being a business major doesn't preclude you from applying anymore
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:18
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I never said that they were accepting significant numbers of business majors. Last year's cohort had like 6 people out of 100 if I am not mistaken. I was just saying that being a business major doesn't preclude you from applying anymore


It never did. The first year they still accepted 1 business major.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:19
Well, the first year they said they didn't want business majors to apply. They changed that from the second cohort.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:19
In any case, there's no point in arguing about this, lol :P
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:21
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In any case, there's no point in arguing about this, lol :P


Agreed. Us science majors need to stick together!
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:25
Engineering, yeaboi. :P

I need to start preparing for the interview. I got caught up in this paper I was writing for a conference and completely lost track of time until I got a reminder email earlier from "HBS Admissions"

First reaction was to freak out and then I saw it was a remainder email, I calmed down a bit and then was like, "WAIT ITS IN TWO DAYS"
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:29
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Engineering, yeaboi. :P

I need to start preparing for the interview. I got caught up in this paper I was writing for a conference and completely lost track of time until I got a reminder email earlier from "HBS Admissions"

First reaction was to freak out and then I saw it was a remainder email, I calmed down a bit and then was like, "WAIT ITS IN TWO DAYS"


Good luck! Did you use Sandys interview prep/an admission consultant?
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 15:52
No, unfortunately. I was traveling all over the place and it would have been hard coordinating that. And I'm pretty broke. The hotels in Boston were like completely sold out and the flight ticket was like $300 by itself. I had to get a new suit because all my clothes are in storage in college (*facepalm*). But thankfully, a friend was kind enough to use his reward points to book a hotel room at a Hilton very close to the campus. :)
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 08:43
I'll be applying to the 2+2 program two years from now (finished my second year- but since I'm doing a double major, I'll take a little over four years to graduate). Since you all are applying to 2+2 this year, I'm guessing you guys are pretty much done "building" your profile/resume. My question to you is:

Given the chance to rewind to two years ago, what would you have done differently to make your 2+2 application more competitive? Better GMAT prep? Prestigious internship? Some more leadership (if this - what kind?)? Entrepreneurship? Raise your GPA? Thanks! :) I look forward to reading what y'all have to say and wish you the best of luck for your 2+2 applications!
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 14:30
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 14:34
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No, unfortunately. I was traveling all over the place and it would have been hard coordinating that. And I'm pretty broke. The hotels in Boston were like completely sold out and the flight ticket was like $300 by itself. I had to get a new suit because all my clothes are in storage in college (*facepalm*). But thankfully, a friend was kind enough to use his reward points to book a hotel room at a Hilton very close to the campus. :)


Good luck tmrw. I know having a second person help with interview questions is done quite often nowadays. Might look into it if I get an interview.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 14:50
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I'll be applying to the 2+2 program two years from now (finished my second year- but since I'm doing a double major, I'll take a little over four years to graduate). Since you all are applying to 2+2 this year, I'm guessing you guys are pretty much done "building" your profile/resume. My question to you is:

Given the chance to rewind to two years ago, what would you have done differently to make your 2+2 application more competitive? Better GMAT prep? Prestigious internship? Some more leadership (if this - what kind?)? Entrepreneurship? Raise your GPA? Thanks! :) I look forward to reading what y'all have to say and wish you the best of luck for your 2+2 applications!


Since none of us are either in/out at this point, it's kinda tough to give any worthwhile advice here... Just stick around until we get our decisions and then I'm sure we can give more constructive feedback.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 18:41
Thanks solb22. I'll let you guys know how it goes.

facepalmist: Too early to tell you what works when we don't have an idea about it ourselves.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 20:39
solb22: Chill out, bro! I wasn't trying to ask you because I thought you "might get rejected because of poor decision making". I felt that after I finished (or as I was in the process of finishing) my undergrad applications, there were certain things I felt I would have liked to be able to put on my apps even before decisions came out (even for schools I got into) - so that's the perspective I was looking for. Seems like that infuriates you to no end - so I'll "stop f***ing asking you this sh*t" as you put it. Good luck with your apps anyway.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 20:58
Can we please not swear or be rude to each other? Please don't force me to moderate this thread. Thanks.
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 21:11
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 21:11
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Can we please not swear or be rude to each other? Please don't force me to moderate this thread. Thanks.


Ehy were all adults, we can handle a little swearing. And whiplash how are you even a moderator?
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