Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 30 Sep 2014, 19:59

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Where do I write about "Why HBS?"

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 140
Location: New Delhi
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

Where do I write about "Why HBS?" [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2007, 08:38
So HBS has 5 essay questions and none of them explicitly asks you about Why HBS? I do realise that an arguement can be made about putting in the Why HBS part across in your essays but doing so may dilute my content. Am not sure what to do. Any ideas?
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 22 Apr 2007
Posts: 1097
Followers: 5

Kudos [?]: 21 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2007, 08:44
Wow .. I had never seen HBS questions before. I must say that it is interesting that they do not ask for a "Why HBS". And the first glance doesn't really show me where else you can fit the "Why HBS". Maybe you shouldn't try to fit the "Why HBS" in any essay in that case?
Director
Director
User avatar
Affiliations: FRM Charter holder
Joined: 02 Dec 2006
Posts: 736
Schools: Stanford, Chicago Booth, Babson College
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 19 [0], given: 4

Re: Where do I write about "Why HBS?" [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2007, 08:46
saurabh357 wrote:
So HBS has 5 essay questions and none of them explicitly asks you about Why HBS? I do realise that an arguement can be made about putting in the Why HBS part across in your essays but doing so may dilute my content. Am not sure what to do. Any ideas?


I plugged in a point on why HBS in the below question:

What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
User avatar
Status: Um... what do you want to know?
Joined: 03 Jun 2007
Posts: 5464
Location: SF, CA, USA
Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010
WE 1: Social Gaming
Followers: 65

Kudos [?]: 336 [0], given: 14

 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2007, 09:25
my theory is that HBS knows and believes it's the top B-school out there, and with a 90% yield, it really doesn't need people to shower them with praise about why people would chose HBS over other schools, because people already do.

Thus, it doesn't really matter to them that you have to really show they're not a "backup", since that nearly never happens.

Just my hypothesis
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2006
Posts: 1360
Followers: 10

Kudos [?]: 185 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2007, 17:56
If you get invited to interview, it will be discussed thoroughly.
I also assume that you would be expected to mention it somewhere in the essays (although not as extensively as in other schools' apps.).

L.
  [#permalink] 23 Sep 2007, 17:56
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Where do you write the solution of the practice questions? MontrealLady 3 08 Nov 2009, 06:25
2 Experts publish their posts in the topic Where do I start? MrPink78 3 19 Jun 2009, 09:01
Where do I stand Rhuelu 3 21 Aug 2008, 15:47
Experts publish their posts in the topic Where do I stand? Tyr 2 29 Jul 2005, 23:14
Where do I start? Leviathan 2 17 Nov 2004, 19:23
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Where do I write about "Why HBS?"

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.