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

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New post 26 Jan 2016, 08:38
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I am oddly unaffected by the wait this time. Perhaps because I never thought I had a serious shot at HBS, even getting to the interview stage, so I have the same level of amused anticipation as I would with a powerball ticket in my hand. I think if I do get an interview, I will likely be in the bucket of people they invite just to confuse the rest of us on what exactly the selection criteria is.


Haha this sums up my feeling perfectly. The thing hasn't even crossed my mind since I hit submit to be honest.
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New post 26 Jan 2016, 09:08
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What will be the first thing you do
1/ if you're invited
2/ if you're not invited
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(1) leave work and go day-drinking
(2) leave work and go day-drinking

[NOTE: this will be 9am in California]

But seriously folks, I will not be crying or drinking or anything else if I am not invited, and I hope we all keep some perspective on Wednesday. HBS is an incredibly competitive program and as far as I'm concerned, there's no shame in being dinged. Conversely, for those of us who do get called, it's a tremendous honor and achievement but does not automatically qualify us as masters of the universe.

When I was 17, I thought the world had really come to an end when I didn't get in to Yale's undergrad program. I was convinced it was the worst tragedy ever. I cried like a baby and felt so sorry for myself and cursed the unfairness of it all. And you know what? Much to my dismay, the world actually kept spinning on its axis. I ended up getting accepted into UCLA, U Chicago, Stanford and Johns Hopkins, and my life turned out pretty great even though I Did Not Get Into Yale. Lesson learned. Some of us will get invited to interview at Harvard. Some of us may even get accepted to Harvard. Many (most) of us will not. Regardless of the outcome, it does not define who any of us are. If you've applied then you're already affirmatively reaching for a better life, and all of us who work hard will have one. So let's stay cool.

That said, I have clearly chewed off all my fingernails this week.


You are absolutely right! Thanks for the words of wisdom!
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I love this post -- this is the right attitude to have. All of you are going to end up just fine... whether or not you get into HBS... AND whether or not you get into ANY b-school. Look at the people who've changed our world. Most of them don't have MBAs. It's a great two years and it's a helpful degree to have, but it will not ultimately determine your success or your happiness in life. Best of luck to all of you and remember to keep things in perspective like CrucialTaunt has learned to. : )

CrucialTaunt wrote:
gloube wrote:
What will be the first thing you do
1/ if you're invited
2/ if you're not invited
?


(1) leave work and go day-drinking
(2) leave work and go day-drinking

[NOTE: this will be 9am in California]

But seriously folks, I will not be crying or drinking or anything else if I am not invited, and I hope we all keep some perspective on Wednesday. HBS is an incredibly competitive program and as far as I'm concerned, there's no shame in being dinged. Conversely, for those of us who do get called, it's a tremendous honor and achievement but does not automatically qualify us as masters of the universe.

When I was 17, I thought the world had really come to an end when I didn't get in to Yale's undergrad program. I was convinced it was the worst tragedy ever. I cried like a baby and felt so sorry for myself and cursed the unfairness of it all. And you know what? Much to my dismay, the world actually kept spinning on its axis. I ended up getting accepted into UCLA, U Chicago, Stanford and Johns Hopkins, and my life turned out pretty great even though I Did Not Get Into Yale. Lesson learned. Some of us will get invited to interview at Harvard. Some of us may even get accepted to Harvard. Many (most) of us will not. Regardless of the outcome, it does not define who any of us are. If you've applied then you're already affirmatively reaching for a better life, and all of us who work hard will have one. So let's stay cool.

That said, I have clearly chewed off all my fingernails this week.

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New post 26 Jan 2016, 14:07
For those applying to HBS this round, what is your alternative program in case it doesn't pan out? I'm going to Dartmouth Tuck if HBS doesn't come through and I'm super excited about it, but I would just like to get this over with so I can channel all my energies to Tuck.
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New post 26 Jan 2016, 14:39
sudaca2015 wrote:
For those applying to HBS this round, what is your alternative program in case it doesn't pan out? I'm going to Dartmouth Tuck if HBS doesn't come through and I'm super excited about it, but I would just like to get this over with so I can channel all my energies to Tuck.


Harvard is the first school I will get word on, which is a good thing because the disappointment of being rejected would be alleviate to an extent with hope for other programs. I am sure that is the case with most who have applied in Round 2 only.

Also applied to Stanford, MIT and Wharton.
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For those applying to HBS this round, what is your alternative program in case it doesn't pan out? I'm going to Dartmouth Tuck if HBS doesn't come through and I'm super excited about it, but I would just like to get this over with so I can channel all my energies to Tuck.


Must be nice already having an acceptance to a great program! congrats!
I only applied in R2, and thankfully, Yale invited me to interview a couple weeks ago, so even if HBS decides to go silent on me tmr, I won't be starting the season with a rejection :)

I also don't feel as nervous/anxious about this one as I do with others because I feel that there are a ton of qualified applicants -if they wanted, they can fill the entire class with MBB/GS analysts with 3.6+ GPA and 720+ GMAT- but HBS is looking to make the perfect mix of class with the right story and the right attitude with a healthy dose of luck. It almost makes me think it's somewhat less meritocratic beyond a certain threshold, and it's more a highly subjective form of art.

Sleep tight and good luck everyone!
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sudaca2015 wrote:
It almost makes me think it's somewhat less meritocratic beyond a certain threshold, and it's more a highly subjective form of art.


This.

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I wish there is a way to keep my mind OFF THIS TOPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The wait is so painful....
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sudaca2015 wrote:
For those applying to HBS this round, what is your alternative program in case it doesn't pan out? I'm going to Dartmouth Tuck if HBS doesn't come through and I'm super excited about it, but I would just like to get this over with so I can channel all my energies to Tuck.


MIT is my dream school so I really wait in great agony. I'm too old for HBS so the wait doesn't bother me too much. Guess in 30s is quite a big red flag. It's prestigious so it's really my reach. Well prepared for the ding since the very beginning.

Got interview invite from Kelley so the app season started with mix results. Well, at least I can either go to work in Japan for a while or go to CUNY mba. A perfect guarantee for those who want to work in the city after graduation.
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sudaca2015 wrote:
For those applying to HBS this round, what is your alternative program in case it doesn't pan out? I'm going to Dartmouth Tuck if HBS doesn't come through and I'm super excited about it, but I would just like to get this over with so I can channel all my energies to Tuck.


I guess Harvard is the first one I am going to hear about. Also I applied to Stanford (LONG SHOT), MIT, Columbia and NYU. My hopes are high for Columbia and MIT. I think I have a good fit with them and I properly executed both applications.

See you tomorrow guys!
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Best of luck to everyone tomorrow!
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New post 27 Jan 2016, 08:11
Good luck to all who are anxiously waiting for interview invites today!! As HBS said on its blog, invites will go out at 12 PM Boston time. i.e. in 2 hours approx.

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Good luck to all who are anxiously waiting for interview invites today!! As HBS said on its blog, invites will go out at 12 PM Boston time. i.e. in 2 hours approx.

While you wait let's gather in chat room to share updates with each other. http://gmatclub.com/gchat/


haha internally debating if I should deliberately choose to bring on more chaos and anxiety upon myself by joining this chat.. dangerous!!
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New post 27 Jan 2016, 09:33
so i know they said there's a wave 2, but if you don't get an interview today, is it pretty much a sure thing you got rejected?

does anyone know how many interviews they will give out in wave 1 vs wave 2? is it a 50/50 split or is it more like 90/10?
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so i know they said there's a wave 2, but if you don't get an interview today, is it pretty much a sure thing you got rejected?

does anyone know how many interviews they will give out in wave 1 vs wave 2? is it a 50/50 split or is it more like 90/10?



Sounds like they will not "release" or "reject" you until wave 2.

Anyone got invite yet?
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New post 27 Jan 2016, 10:21
Looks like one just showed up on Clear Admit (blog.clearadmit.com/livewire/?school=harvard). I'm sure the others that received invites here are still jumping up and down about them.
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New post 27 Jan 2016, 10:21
A bunch (according to the chatroom) came at 12:17pm... not sure if there are still more to be released.
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New post 27 Jan 2016, 10:32
I got my interview invite at 12:19 PM!

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