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Calling all Harvard MBA Applicants: (2019 Intake) Class of 2021!

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Did anyone receive a Harvard pen during their interview? Especially those who interviewed with Sarah Lucas.


I did not interview with her, and I did not receive a pen! No fair!

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How is everyone doing with their interview prep? How are you guys feeling? Prepared? Anxious?

Anyone has their interviews yet and want to spill on how it went?


We've had a few clients interview so far and are going to compile their interview reports here, including a selection of the specific questions they were asked here: https://www.ivyadmissionsgroup.com/blog ... -2018-2019

In general we are finding that this year HBS is much more interested in measuring each candidate’s industry knowledge and ability to represent their industry in section. The entire time, the interviewer and their scribe will be evaluating your communication skills to see if you’d crack under the pressure of the case classroom. They will want to see that you are able to clearly articulate your thoughts with logical structure and that your answers are persuasive. They will also probe to test the depth of your professional knowledge to see if you will be able to serve as an appropriate representative for your industry to the rest of your section. We recommend that candidates prepare by researching the latest trends in their industry and be able to speak to the recent performance of their own company.

Hope this helps! Good luck!


THanks Nate,

Do you feel like with Chad, there have been fewer oddball questions and most of the questions have been more catered to the past work experiences compared to the interviews under Dee?

Is there anything your clients have found surprising or unexpected?
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Did anyone receive a Harvard pen during their interview? Especially those who interviewed with Sarah Lucas.


I did not interview with her, and I did not receive a pen! No fair!

Is there another lawsuit coming HBS's way? :crazy: Haha :-D
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Did anyone interview with just one person (vs the two on one that is the norm?) wondering if I should read into this

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So all the interviews on campus should be wrapped up by now. How does everyone feel?
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Did anyone interview with just one person (vs the two on one that is the norm?) wondering if I should read into this

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I only interviewed with one person too, and she said to not read into it - it's just however many admissions officers are available in Boston (or other city) that day versus other cities.
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I only interviewed with one person too, and she said to not read into it - it's just however many admissions officers are available in Boston (or other city) that day versus other cities.

There you go folks! DO NOT READ INTO IT! :tongue_opt3 :-D :lol:
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Hey bondtradercu!

I couldn't get a read from my interviewer. My interviewer found me on YouTube and recognized me, so that was interesting :lol:

I was not nervous during the interview but now that it's over, slightly anxious as I replay what I said. What's done is done and I brought my genuine self to the table. We will see how things pan out in 3 weeks!!

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So all the interviews on campus should be wrapped up by now. How does everyone feel?
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Hey bondtradercu!

I couldn't get a read from my interviewer. My interviewer found me on YouTube and recognized me, so that was interesting :lol:

I was not nervous during the interview but now that it's over, slightly anxious as I replay what I said. What's done is done and I brought my genuine self to the table. We will see how things pan out in 3 weeks!!

bondtradercu wrote:
So all the interviews on campus should be wrapped up by now. How does everyone feel?


Haha I am sure you killed it! Did you have a youtube channel? Who did you interview with?
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I ended the interview with a ton of mixed feelings. At the end my interviewer gave 0 facial expression to indicate it went well or badly. Definitely wish I had said certain things differently or taken more time with my answers (though the questions were asked quickly and lots of follow-ups). Fingers crossed for Dec 11th!
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I ended the interview with a ton of mixed feelings. At the end my interviewer gave 0 facial expression to indicate it went well or badly. Definitely wish I had said certain things differently or taken more time with my answers (though the questions were asked quickly and lots of follow-ups). Fingers crossed for Dec 11th!

Did you also just have one interviewer?

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Am I the only one who walked out of there not feeling too confident - haha? I also had two interviewers. They were both very nice, but I could not really tell if I connected with them or not. I seemed to be getting smiles and nodding heads throughout most of the interview. They ended up asking me around 25 questions over the 30 minutes, but I guess that is normal. There are some things I feel that I answered very well and others that I wish I could go back and change. 50-60% chance of getting in at this point is pretty good. Hoping I just get a final decision either in or out on the 11th. Looking at last year's waitlist posts makes it seem like an agonizing experience.
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Am I the only one who walked out of there not feeling too confident - haha? I also had two interviewers. They were both very nice, but I could not really tell if I connected with them or not. I seemed to be getting smiles and nodding heads throughout most of the interview. They ended up asking me around 25 questions over the 30 minutes, but I guess that is normal. There are some things I feel that I answered very well and others that I wish I could go back and change. 50-60% chance of getting in at this point is pretty good. Hoping I just get a final decision either in or out on the 11th. Looking at last year's waitlist posts makes it seem like an agonizing experience.


25 questions sounds like quite a lot.. is that normal? I think I had like probably 10-15?
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It was probably more like 22. As I was finishing answering a question they would usually interject and ask me why or how I did something etc. It was very cordial and not done in an abrasive way, but there was definitely some pressure to keep things moving. I guess I appreciate that because I wanted to express as much as I could about myself and my application. Even with so many questions I felt like there was a lot that I left out that I should have mentioned.
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getmeintohbs - my experience/feeling about my interview is very similar. My total questions came out to 17 including follow-ups. Honestly it was the follow-up questions that caught me off guard, and in hindsight I realize anything is fair game, even the stuff you might accidentally spill out during the interview itself.
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1079nolan - good to hear. We'll find out soon.

I read through this post and it gave me a lot of hope. It's clear that you don't really know how you did until you get the results from HBS. You definitely don't need to have a flawless interview in order to get an acceptance. https://gmatclub.com/forum/harvard-inte ... 14138.html
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I had about 34 questions during my interview to include follow-ups.

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It was probably more like 22. As I was finishing answering a question they would usually interject and ask me why or how I did something etc. It was very cordial and not done in an abrasive way, but there was definitely some pressure to keep things moving. I guess I appreciate that because I wanted to express as much as I could about myself and my application. Even with so many questions I felt like there was a lot that I left out that I should have mentioned.
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I had about 34 questions during my interview to include follow-ups.

Whoa! :shocked How long was the interview? Looks like a barrage of questions. Rapid fire, eh?
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It was around 32 minutes, about standard time. It was definitely fast paced and covered basically everything in my resume and my application plus some questions about the class I visited. It just felt like a conversation though very cordial and flowing.

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I had about 34 questions during my interview to include follow-ups.

Whoa! :shocked How long was the interview? Looks like a barrage of questions. Rapid fire, eh?


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what time on the 11th will we know?
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