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Calling all Harvard Applicants: (2016 Intake) Class of 2018!!

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New post 19 Nov 2015, 21:13
gadela wrote:
i'd like to solicit opinions:

for the Harvard "introduce yourself" essay, what would you say to a poetic, lyrical, or musical composition that tells your story? This wouldn't come out of left field, the application already mentions alot of other musical and artistic extracurriculars.

would it be well received with adcom? or dismissed for being gimmicky?


Very risky imo. Could be read into as poor judgment and lack of self awareness (i.e. is this really an appropriate way to present yourself to your HBS classmates).

I would say if you have a very borderline or below average app then maybe roll the dice, otherwise would stick with the safer route.

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New post 23 Nov 2015, 04:13
Interviewing for HBS and Sloan felt like being a World Poker Tour Match with James Bond and Ethan Hunt as partners. I got no read from both of them.

For HBS, as many here, it was a very pleasant conversation with a very sympathetic interviewer. But I have absolutely no clue what she thought about my interview. One interesting comment is that in the Interviewees event that happened the night before (I interviewed off-campus) I could clearly see "matching" profiles, as they would pair up candidates and choose one.

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Is anyone joining the what's next webinar


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New post 23 Nov 2015, 11:04
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Is anyone joining the what's next webinar


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When is this? And is this only for those interviewed off campus?

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New post 25 Nov 2015, 07:42
Hello!
I've been here for some time reading, but it's my first forum post. I have just received GMAT scores (screwed my timing in Quant, panicked, skipping 2 definitely solvable questions, finished 10 minutes early, and got only 50), that are good. I would definitely like to get to HBS, yet I see some potential problems:
- all 10 years of work experience are in medium-sized private company in Russia
- no work experience at all in American or global companies
- almost no idea where can I get with MBA from HBS
Yet I have strong sides - achievements at work, high intellect, Math education, long experience of work on middle management position, several successful projects I coordinated.
How should I present my strong sides to HBS adcom?

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New post 28 Nov 2015, 13:22
hbsapplicant16 wrote:
addictedk89 wrote:
Is anyone joining the what's next webinar


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When is this? And is this only for those interviewed off campus?


This Webinar was on the 23rd - it was only for applicants who interviewed off-campus (mainly geared toward those who had to do Skype interviews, I think).

If anyone attended, could you either post information about it or PM with the high points? Unfortunately, I couldn't participate, as I was traveling that day. Thanks!

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New post 28 Nov 2015, 13:30
NikitaO wrote:
Hello!
I've been here for some time reading, but it's my first forum post. I have just received GMAT scores (screwed my timing in Quant, panicked, skipping 2 definitely solvable questions, finished 10 minutes early, and got only 50), that are good. I would definitely like to get to HBS, yet I see some potential problems:
- all 10 years of work experience are in medium-sized private company in Russia
- no work experience at all in American or global companies
- almost no idea where can I get with MBA from HBS
Yet I have strong sides - achievements at work, high intellect, Math education, long experience of work on middle management position, several successful projects I coordinated.
How should I present my strong sides to HBS adcom?


Nikita, I'd recommend starting with a bit of research of what you can do with an HBS MBA...their website is a great starting point for information. That can help you frame your application - as you'll want to tie in your past with what you want to do in the future.

I'd also recommend you highlight your leadership. HBS wants to groom leaders, and you can emphasize your leadership experience in your project coordination roles (particularly since it sounds like it was analytical/quantitative). But you don't want your application to appear too "narrow" - it's important that you come off as a well-rounded individual...check out the "Who We're Looking For" page on the HBS website.

Hope this helps - good luck!

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New post 01 Dec 2015, 06:54
Can't wait for the 9th to arrive!
Anyone knows what time they will send the emails out?

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New post 01 Dec 2015, 09:38
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Can't wait for the 9th to arrive!
Anyone knows what time they will send the emails out?


They will not send emails, they will only update your profile

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New post 02 Dec 2015, 15:50
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jr8891 wrote:
Can't wait for the 9th to arrive!
Anyone knows what time they will send the emails out?


They will not send emails, they will only update your profile


You'll probably receive an status update email notification though.

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New post 06 Dec 2015, 08:18
Here we go. It's decision week

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New post 06 Dec 2015, 09:14
I really wish I could just go to sleep and wake up on Weds. The clock is moving so slowly. :(

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Just wanted to wish everyone on this thread good luck with the week ahead. I've gone ahead and created discussion threads for acceptances and waitlists, let's hope that everyone is in the accepted thread.

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New post 06 Dec 2015, 10:11
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Just wanted to wish everyone on this thread good luck with the week ahead. I've gone ahead and created discussion threads for acceptances and waitlists, let's hope that everyone is in the accepted thread.


Thanks AnthonyMason!

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Thanks! What a legend! Good luck everyone


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New post 07 Dec 2015, 11:00
FROM HBS Admissions Blog: Something for Everyone
This is the time of year when we begin to juggle: Round 1 decisions, Round 2 applications, college seniors gearing up for Round 3 2+2 applications...plus lots of you who may be already planning for next season. Also, we need to remind you of our holiday schedule.

So here's what we have to say:

  • Round 1 notification is December 9. I bet all of you Round 1ers don't need to be told that, but here are the details, one more time. On Wednesday, December 9 at 12:00 noon Boston time, your decision will be available online through your application. Remember, WE DO NOT MAKE ANY ADVANCE PHONE CALLS WITH DECISION NEWS. That's deliberate: We want you to be in control of where you are, with whom, and exactly when you get the news.
  • Round 2 deadline is coming up on January 6, which leads into the topic of our winter holiday break. Our office (and all of HBS) will be closed from December 24 through January 3 - re-opening at 9:00am Boston time on January 4. For Round 2 applicants, there will be technical support available at slatesupport@hbs.edu. We'll also be keeping an eye on our general admissions mailbox, admissions@hbs.edu, but we will not be responding during our vacation unless we think it is critical.
  • College seniors home on break may be thinking about starting Round 3 applications to the 2+2 Program. That's great. Pay no attention to rumors that Round 3 isn't a good idea: It most definitely is very suitable for 2+2 candidates. Check out our website for 2+2 specific webinars coming up.
  • Visiting campus. Well, the students are in exams now - then go home and to FIELD 2 destinations - and won't be back on campus until January 25. You're welcome to come and explore outdoor life here, but all buildings will be closed from December 24 - January 3. Information sessions and campus tours will resume on January 4. Class visits begin again the week of January 25. All of this is on our website.

This is a lot of information, but we're in high gear today.

We'll repeat some of the winter holiday info before we actually sign off for the holidays.

Back to checking lists. Twice. Three times. And then again.

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New post 07 Dec 2015, 20:17
Does anybody know how many HBS accepts and wait lists in round 1? I think someone on this thread mentioned earlier that Dee gave these figures at the interview

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New post 08 Dec 2015, 10:16
Officially less than 24 hours away!

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New post 08 Dec 2015, 10:31
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Does anybody know how many HBS accepts and wait lists in round 1? I think someone on this thread mentioned earlier that Dee gave these figures at the interview


Hi, she mentioned that about 50% will be accepted and I remember her saying that 10% will be waitlisted but I am not 100% sure.

Hope this helps.

Good luck everyone!!!

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