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Calling all Harvard (HBS) Applicants Class of 2020 (2018 intake)

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New post 27 Sep 2017, 20:22
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Given my almost unknown undergraduate school in India and my age and demographic I literally have NO chances, its tragically heroic the way my heart is hopeful. Worst part is I have spent the past 3/4 days obsessing instead of focusing on 2 other apps at places where I have a shot. How do I push this to the back of my mind and work on the relevant apps.


God I know how you feel. HBS application was such a long shot it feels like setting 250 bucks on fire. Still - can't help feeling hopeful for the impossible. Need to reality check my mind before October 2


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Given my almost unknown undergraduate school in India and my age and demographic I literally have NO chances, its tragically heroic the way my heart is hopeful. Worst part is I have spent the past 3/4 days obsessing instead of focusing on 2 other apps at places where I have a shot. How do I push this to the back of my mind and work on the relevant apps.


God I know how you feel. HBS application was such a long shot it feels like setting 250 bucks on fire. Still - can't help feeling hopeful for the impossible. Need to reality check my mind before October 2


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I think beyond all this we need to remind ourselves that HBS is not the be all, end all. I'd be the first to admit it's not that easy though...

I just keep on reminding myself that even Warren Buffett faced a Harvard rejection.

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Hey team,

I wanted to get some opinions. Harvard's Military Prospective Student Day is on October 2nd. I originally planned to attend, but I am having second thoughts b/c of the announcements. I am a bit worried that if I don't hear back on Oct. 2nd, I wont be in the best mood to network. Also, don't know if the trip/event is worth the expense, since I submitted my application in Round 1.

What do you guys think? Should I attend the event?

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Hey team,

I wanted to get some opinions. Harvard's Military Prospective Student Day is on October 2nd. I originally planned to attend, but I am having second thoughts b/c of the announcements. I am a bit worried that if I don't hear back on Oct. 2nd, I wont be in the best mood to network. Also, don't know if the trip/event is worth the expense, since I submitted my application in Round 1.

What do you guys think? Should I attend the event?


MPSD is absolutely worthwhile if you can swing the leave and money to go.

The current students, alums, & applicants you'll meet -- and the information you'll gain from the day -- will be valuable regardless of what school you end up attending.
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New post 28 Sep 2017, 17:27
EDIT: Hoping the interview dates in key cities fit my schedule.

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Applied and fingers crossed for an interview.

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dwenzeo07 wrote:
Hey team,

I wanted to get some opinions. Harvard's Military Prospective Student Day is on October 2nd. I originally planned to attend, but I am having second thoughts b/c of the announcements. I am a bit worried that if I don't hear back on Oct. 2nd, I wont be in the best mood to network. Also, don't know if the trip/event is worth the expense, since I submitted my application in Round 1.

What do you guys think? Should I attend the event?


It's definitely worth your time to go. Veterans are their own unique subset of the class with their own issues and concerns, so it's best to get your information straight from the source. Good luck on interviews!
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New post 29 Sep 2017, 11:36
Hey everyone -- best of luck to those who applied Round 1 8-) and are looking forward to interview invitations :oops: . It's never too early to start preparing as the ones at HBS in particular are famous for their rigor. To that end, I want to share a post my admissions consultant partner just put up on IvyAdmissionsGroup that you all here might find helpful.

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How to Ace the MBA Interview



So you've submitted your application and now you finally have time to start thinking about interview prep. If you've applied to Harvard Business School you're anxiously awaiting the hear back from the Admissions Committee October 2nd and 5th to see if you received an interview invite. How can you best prepare for the interview?

1. Start now



Don't make the mistake of thinking that you should wait to see if you receive an interview invite before you start preparing. Sometimes the earliest turnaround between receiving an interview and the actual interview date is two weeks! Instead, use some of the downtime now to start preparing and rehearsing for the interview. Understand which kind of interview you will have (student, alumni, or Admissions Committee) and do you research on what to expect.

2. Know your application inside and out



Your entire application is fair game. The Admissions Committee may end up spending five minutes on one of the interests you listed on your resume, or the project you completed junior year of college. Make sure you can talk intelligently about what you did, what you learned, and what the impact was. More than anything, the Admissions Committee is going to want to know why. Why did you do what you did?

3. Be concise



What the Admissions Committee is really testing for is to see if you will be a good contributor to the case method in a classroom setting. Will you be able to clearly and concisely communicate your thoughts in a way that is easily understood by your fellow classmates? if you haven't practiced for the interview, you're more likely to start rambling and not getting to the point. Since the entire interview is only 30 minutes, it's to your best advantage to get across as much information about yourself in the time allotted.

4. Rehearse out loud



Continuing the theme of being concise, you won't really know how good your answers are until you practice them out out loud, preferably in front of a friend. Sometimes what we say in our head or have written down comes across poorly or stilted when we actually try to say it. Also, practicing out loud will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed the day of. Interviewing is a skill that can be practiced.

5. Film yourself



If you know your application inside and out, know what points you want to get across, and have rehearsed out loud, the next step is to film yourself. This process is unpleasant for most people, but is often where you can gain the most. Film yourself either conducting a mock interview with a friend, or just saying your answers into the camera. When you re-watch the film, pay attention to a few things -- how do you look? Nervous? Listen to your tone -- do you have up-speak? Do you sound confident? Are you fidgeting? What are you doing with your hands? When we're so focused on what we're saying, we often lose track of these things, but they can have a big impact on the impression you make on the interviewer.

Work with us and get the best HBS interview prep on the market!


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New post 30 Sep 2017, 12:54
Does anyone know in what hour (say, UTC) HBS are starting to roll out the invitations this Monday?
Is there any specific order? I submitted the application quite a while and my surname begins with a G. Does it mean anything?

Not nervous at all here.

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Does anyone have any idea on the ratio of the interviews issued in wave 1 vs wave 2? I always thought wave 1 had the majority of invites but I won’t be surprised if I am wrong (and glad actually!)


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Does anyone have any idea on the ratio of the interviews issued in wave 1 vs wave 2? I always thought wave 1 had the majority of invites but I won’t be surprised if I am wrong (and glad actually!)


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HBS states the purpose is to spread traffic on the sign-up page. If so, splitting interview invites 50-50 makes the most sense i think

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New post 01 Oct 2017, 04:18
Based on what I read, the first release of interview invite 2/3 years ago had a higher percentage.
Not everyone will immediately sign-up for interviews on Oct.2 due to work/schedule issues.
Some people might delay sign-ups til Oct. 5 or later, thus a 70-30 or 60-40 ratio is more reasonable for me.
In any case, 1 day to go. :D

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Hey team,

I wanted to get some opinions. Harvard's Military Prospective Student Day is on October 2nd. I originally planned to attend, but I am having second thoughts b/c of the announcements. I am a bit worried that if I don't hear back on Oct. 2nd, I wont be in the best mood to network. Also, don't know if the trip/event is worth the expense, since I submitted my application in Round 1.

What do you guys think? Should I attend the event?


MPSD is absolutely worthwhile if you can swing the leave and money to go.

The current students, alums, & applicants you'll meet -- and the information you'll gain from the day -- will be valuable regardless of what school you end up attending.


Thank you! I decided to attend. Really appreciate the advice.

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Anyone excited yet? Less than a day to go!

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Anyone excited yet? Less than a day to go!


I can feel anticipation and a tinge of fear. Everything is possible at this point. After tomorrow, the possibilities diminish...


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Any insight on what time they email invites?


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Any insight on what time they email invites?


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Looking through their direct from the director blogs it was noon ET in the past. I imagine its the same now.

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It should be around 12noon based on the information from 2/3 years ago.
So 12 hours to go guys!!
Doing my best to manage expectations. :)

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I'm thankful to have meetings until 1pm EST today. That way I won't be checking every 5 min! But unfortunately it also means I will probably miss the party. Hope we can get a chat room opened for noon for the rest of you!


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I'm currently EST+9, I think I'm going to take a nap till its 2pm EST

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