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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 02:47
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Do you guys know if it holds true for 2+2 that round one and two apps have the same chance? I feel like most apply R1 because many still don't know that 2+2 has been extended to senior year apps...

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Yes, so if HBS is aware of this fact then R1 and R2/R3 should be equally competitive. Otherwise R1 will have massive applicants but not increased spots. Meaning slimmer chance. Just my 2 cents though
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2011, 05:12
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I was accepted with a 690!

Have you got the acceptance in this summer round?


yep!
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 17:11
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Well I took the GMAT today and ended up with an abysmal 690 Q:47 V:37 so my guess is that it would be a waste of time to submit an app with that score. I guess my options are then to wait to see how I do on the GRE (9/19), retest the GMAT and apply R2, or just give it up. The 3rd option isn't for me so looks like its time to buckle down for the GRE. My prep for the GMAT fell into complete crap and I studied maybe a week total in the 2 months I had, but managed to raise my score from 600 -> 690 with the little scattered prep I did. Best of luck to the R1 applicants, looks like I wont be joining you :cry:


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Thank you for the advice, re-reading my post I realize I seem a lot more careless about this than I really am. My application to this program will actually be my main focus until it's finished up and submitted. I'll go ahead and share my profile if anyone feels like commenting:

GMAT:
Currently prepping for first test (9/3/11)

Academics:
B.S. Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from a top 20 U.S. engineering school
GPA - 3.34/4.0 as of now with 1 semester left, strong upward trend (2.3 -> 3.34); 3.7 major GPA


Internships:
1. Process Engineering internship with a large global chemical and pharmaceutical company. Fortune 200
2. Process Engineer in chemicals manufacturing (designed and led $200k+ project to submission to business unit leader)
3. Process Engineer at an oil refinery for the #1/#2 (depending on the year) largest private company in the U.S.


Positions of Responsibility:
1. Founding CFO of the university's entrepreneurship society
2. Vice President of the school's chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
3. Previously Junior class representative for AIChE


Extra Curricular Stuff:
1. Summer research in metabolic engineering lab
2. 1.5 years in nanomaterials lab
3. Will be working with the "new ventures" group in the Office of Technology Commercialization during the upcoming semester evaluating university technologies for potential start-ups.

Hoping to get strong letters from my supervisor this summer as well as the head of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at my university. I'll be crossing my fingers that my application lines up with what HBS is looking for.


Good stats. GMAT score is decent but low especially because you don't have a >3.5 GPA.

Don't rush application. Don't try to squeeze it in for Rd1. Rd1 has higher % acceptance because those people have their stuff together. Not because HBS likes early applicants. Don't play that probability game.

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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 17:13
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Had a question about the accomplishments and the setbacks essays... which is recommended among the following for arranging the individual stories within the essays?
  1. In chronological order
  2. In reverse-chronological order
  3. According to importance
  4. In any order


Start with a strong accomplishment / your most important accomplishment. Then mix it up between professional / non-professional. Other than that, order really doesn't matter.
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2011, 21:37
good luck everyone!
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2011, 00:53
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2011, 05:50
Congrats to everyone who's gotten in! My condolences to those who didn't get in :( Esp. whiplash...that was a shocker! I'm sure you'll be successful either way :)
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2011, 15:19
@Mahtab are you applying R1? What are your stats?
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2011, 17:46
Just turned 20 last month...Still got 2 years to build my profile. My internships are strong (worked in a team of 8 ppl on a 80 million dollar project, second internship, i was a junior project engineer); started my own charity: http://www.alamcharity.com over the summer. Once I go to bangladesh this winter and register my charity, I will start holding events to fund raise and so on...I also joined clubs this year, let see how those go.

GPA - bad first year due to personal reasons but I will pull it up in the remaining three years.

GMAT - I preped over the summer for 2 months. i am around the 650 level but I am confident I can get it to 750 with persistence.

have you gotten into all three of thoes schools? wow
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Re: HBS 2+2 Class of 2016 (Entering 2014) [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2011, 19:27
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ChEM3 wrote:
Well I took the GMAT today and ended up with an abysmal 690 Q:47 V:37 so my guess is that it would be a waste of time to submit an app with that score. I guess my options are then to wait to see how I do on the GRE (9/19), retest the GMAT and apply R2, or just give it up. The 3rd option isn't for me so looks like its time to buckle down for the GRE. My prep for the GMAT fell into complete crap and I studied maybe a week total in the 2 months I had, but managed to raise my score from 600 -> 690 with the little scattered prep I did. Best of luck to the R1 applicants, looks like I wont be joining you :cry:


ChEM3 wrote:

Thank you for the advice, re-reading my post I realize I seem a lot more careless about this than I really am. My application to this program will actually be my main focus until it's finished up and submitted. I'll go ahead and share my profile if anyone feels like commenting:

GMAT:
Currently prepping for first test (9/3/11)

Academics:
B.S. Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from a top 20 U.S. engineering school
GPA - 3.34/4.0 as of now with 1 semester left, strong upward trend (2.3 -> 3.34); 3.7 major GPA


Internships:
1. Process Engineering internship with a large global chemical and pharmaceutical company. Fortune 200
2. Process Engineer in chemicals manufacturing (designed and led $200k+ project to submission to business unit leader)
3. Process Engineer at an oil refinery for the #1/#2 (depending on the year) largest private company in the U.S.


Positions of Responsibility:
1. Founding CFO of the university's entrepreneurship society
2. Vice President of the school's chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
3. Previously Junior class representative for AIChE


Extra Curricular Stuff:
1. Summer research in metabolic engineering lab
2. 1.5 years in nanomaterials lab
3. Will be working with the "new ventures" group in the Office of Technology Commercialization during the upcoming semester evaluating university technologies for potential start-ups.

Hoping to get strong letters from my supervisor this summer as well as the head of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship at my university. I'll be crossing my fingers that my application lines up with what HBS is looking for.


Good stats. GMAT score is decent but low especially because you don't have a >3.5 GPA.

Don't rush application. Don't try to squeeze it in for Rd1. Rd1 has higher % acceptance because those people have their stuff together. Not because HBS likes early applicants. Don't play that probability game.

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hbs.consultant@gmail.com
http://www.hbsadmissionsconsulting.com


I think for 2+2 program there will be no difference between R1 and other rounds, according to the 2+2 info session. But if there are more people applying in R1, would they take the same number of candidates, or would they maintain the same %? What do you think?
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2011, 08:58
Who gets into HBS 2+2?
profile of two recent admits fr. Oklahoma U.
fr. the student paper http://www.oudaily.com/news/2011/sep/16 ... ess-schoo/
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2011, 09:05
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2011, 09:34
Great post Sandy! Definitely provides some sort of direction for me!
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 09:45
hey.. so who all are finally submitting the application in round 1? are you guys done with the essays?? just 11 days left!!
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 10:00
I'm submitting R1. I'm having a terrible time on my essays, the hardest part is getting started. My recommendations are all set and everything else is done, though.
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2011, 11:37
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2011, 08:52
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2011, 09:22
Hi all. I am following up this forum from sometime. I want to congratulate Googleplus and Handsdown177 for getting in and hard luck for whiplash that is definitely a shocker. she had great stats.

And I wanna wish good luck to the R1 applicants. Few more days left, so get those essays right.

I am targeting for R2. cheers.
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Re: HBS 2+2 2014 - Calling All Applicants (Class of 2016) [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2011, 16:05
What are googleplus and handsdown stats/profiles if I may ask?

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