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Calling all Harvard MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake [Class of 2022]

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New post 03 Oct 2019, 17:17
For those luck ones who got interview invites, we do have 5 HBS Interview debriefs from prior years:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/decision-tra ... riefs.html


Hope it helps! (you will need to filter them by school - right hand dropdown)

Also, if you are interested, Souvik who is a Ross 2nd Year Student is conducting a Chat to discuss Interviews in a text chat on Tuesday Oct 8th at 11 AM Eastern. You can join or post questions for him here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/how-to-ace-y ... 07095.html

Souvik interned at Apple and has gone through an application process at about 15 schools, most of which invited him for an interview, so he has done quite a few MBA interviews. He has also been interviewing like a maniac at various tech and consulting companies in the past few weeks (don't get him going about it)
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Nope -- it is definitely not the deciding factor -- just one more piece of data for them. We've had clients feel like they nailed the interview (for many schools, not just HBS) who were ultimately denied, and also clients who felt they bombed and were admitted. So just be yourself and feel great that your odds went up from 11% to 50% by getting the invite! Congrats!

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Hey guys, so I was wondering - for HBS, is the interview the deciding factor on the final admit? Does that mean that if you get an interview and ace it, you should technically get an offer from HBS, or will they still review your entire application again and potentially decide to ding you even in such a case?

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New post 23 Oct 2019, 09:47
Hi HBS hopefuls! Looks like we have a number of HBS interview debriefs from the past years but no interview debriefs from this year yet... so we would love to get some helpful and unique interview debriefs.

If you guys are up for it, would love to provide $20 Amazon giftcards for each unique HBS interview debrief.
To Submit, please visit this page: http://gmatclub.com/forum/harvard-184/i ... brief.html and click on "Add My Interview Debrief"

Thanks and Good Luck!

Any questions, please let me know,
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New post 29 Oct 2019, 20:59
Thank you mba2022tigger for posting an interview debrief!
https://gmatclub.com/forum/harvard-184/ ... brief-1054

Please PM me if you would like to get a giftcard.

Thanks!
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Anyone seen or heard of a whatsapp or Telegram group for R1 candidates who have interviewed or waiting to interview? Seen a few for a couple other schools and wondering if anyone started one for HBS to swap interview experiences or other information.
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I am not a big fan of WhatsApp groups (personal info and everything). But I do think there's value in setting up a chatroom on GMAT Club for HBS applicants. Would you guys be open to that? It will work on the GMAT Club app and of course the computer too.
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New post 16 Nov 2019, 06:53
Hi,

Does anyone know about the scholarship process timeline for HBS R1 admits?

Thanks!
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Afaik Harvard does not give merit based scholarships. It’s only need based and starts after admissions

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New post 22 Nov 2019, 07:52
Hey guys, I noticed that HBS asks for a salary figure on the application. What figure does an entrepreneur who does not necessarily earn a regular monthly income provide?
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If you can annualize out what you make (doesn't matter if it's not paid in regular intervals), I would go with that figure.

If you're not earning anything right now, that is also fine. Put the actual comp numbers in (they check these in the background check, so try to be as accurate as possible) and then use the Additional Information field to BRIEFLY explain your situation, including your ownership/equity in the firm, etc. This is a common situation, so don't worry about it at all!

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Hey guys, I noticed that HBS asks for a salary figure on the application. What figure does an entrepreneur who does not necessarily earn a regular monthly income provide?

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5 days to decision and no post yet from the HBS admissions director. :|
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New post 08 Dec 2019, 01:47
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5 days to decision and no post yet from the HBS admissions director. :|


Let's hope to see a blog post on decisions on this Monday.

BTW guys, while you eagerly wait for your decisions, use main chat room to hang out will fellow applicants and calm your nerves.
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HBS DECISION TRACKER

Updates for the last hour:

  • Admitted, 11 minutes ago, from United Kingdom, GMAT:730 (Q47 V42), Industry: Retail, WE 36, heard via: portal_update
  • Admitted, 19 minutes ago, from Israel, GMAT:740 (Q50 V40), GPA: 3, Industry: Computer Software, WE 59, heard via: portal_update
  • Admitted, 24 minutes ago, from Viet Nam, GMAT:750 (Q50 V41), GPA: 3.7, Industry: Real Estate, WE 40, heard via: portal_update
  • Denied, 26 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:760 (Q50 V44), GPA: 3.78, Industry: Pharmaceuticals and Biotech, WE 96, heard via: portal_update

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HBS DECISION TRACKER

Updates for the last hour:

  • Admitted, 36 minutes ago, heard via: portal_update
  • Denied, 37 minutes ago, heard via: portal_update
  • Admitted, 38 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:750, GPA: 3.87, Industry: Pharmaceuticals and Biotech, heard via: portal_update
  • Admitted, 40 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:760 (Q50 V42), GPA: 3.8, heard via: portal_update
  • Denied, 42 minutes ago, heard via: portal_update
  • Admitted, 43 minutes ago, from United Kingdom, GMAT:750 (Q49 V44), heard via: portal_update

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