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# Calling all HBS Fall 2009 Applicants

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16 Aug 2008, 02:05
walker wrote:
It is time to write my first post in the thread as a post-GMAT guy.

I was in HBS and my friend informally guided me thought all buildings and auditoriums. My question is hard and direct. What is my chance?

disadvantage: age 32, lack of international experience (the main reason why MBA)
advantage: GMAT 750, Master of Science, Master of Finance, PhD in Nanophysics (24 articles), a lot of experience as a top-level manager.

When I was in HBS, I saw a few guys who were ~40 years old. My friend said that there are ~3-4% >30 years.

This is the most ridiculous resume I have ever read for a 32 year old.
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16 Aug 2008, 02:42
dominion wrote:
This is the most ridiculous resume I have ever read for a 32 year old.

Why?
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16 Aug 2008, 07:05
walker wrote:
dominion wrote:
This is the most ridiculous resume I have ever read for a 32 year old.

Why?

because how many 32 year olds do any of us know that has accomplished all of that???

he means it in a good way! I am not sure how that is perceived to a non-native english speaker
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16 Aug 2008, 11:13
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16 Aug 2008, 11:34
I so focus on my application that try to catch all information and fix all weak points. Therefore, any critical statements are very welcome and I am thankful for any kind of feedback... But maybe I'm just too serious
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16 Aug 2008, 12:32
dominion wrote:
walker wrote:
It is time to write my first post in the thread as a post-GMAT guy.

I was in HBS and my friend informally guided me thought all buildings and auditoriums. My question is hard and direct. What is my chance?

disadvantage: age 32, lack of international experience (the main reason why MBA)
advantage: GMAT 750, Master of Science, Master of Finance, PhD in Nanophysics (24 articles), a lot of experience as a top-level manager.

When I was in HBS, I saw a few guys who were ~40 years old. My friend said that there are ~3-4% >30 years.

This is the most ridiculous resume I have ever read for a 32 year old.

wow that's awesome! Walker since you have a lot of experience in senior management positions, would an Exec MBA be better suited to your needs?
also, I'd suggest posting your profile (maybe you did and I didn't see it) in the Member Profiles section or in the Peer Review section - you'll get more input from others that way
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16 Aug 2008, 13:19
Yeah, I need to post my profile in other thread. Why not EMBA? All my experiences are ones in one country. Now, I'm going to go out of boundaries of my country (not only physically but also mentally), build strong international business skills and get international experiences. EMBA can just shape my current position and help in short-term goals, but in long-term period MBA advantages goes well beyond.
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16 Aug 2008, 16:53
walker wrote:
Yeah, I need to post my profile in other thread. Why not EMBA? All my experiences are ones in one country. Now, I'm going to go out of boundaries of my country (not only physically but also mentally), build strong international business skills and get international experiences. EMBA can just shape my current position and help in short-term goals, but in long-term period MBA advantages goes well beyond.

Hmm - so what do you want to do after an MBA? i think your biggest challenge might be proving why you need an MBA at this point given that you already have all this experience...

cheers,
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16 Aug 2008, 18:28
walker wrote:
Yeah, I need to post my profile in other thread. Why not EMBA? All my experiences are ones in one country. Now, I'm going to go out of boundaries of my country (not only physically but also mentally), build strong international business skills and get international experiences. EMBA can just shape my current position and help in short-term goals, but in long-term period MBA advantages goes well beyond.

Walker, this is an excellent explanation of why you're pursuing a full time MBA vs. an EMBA. Perhaps something of note -- my cousin is a senior director (think right below board) at a well known MNC and head of a unit that generates nearly a billion a year via 3000 employees. He expressed to me that he pursued an EMBA from Kellog/HK because one, it was the best ranked EMBA in the world when he received it, and two, he thought that stamp was necessary to make the next leap. So far, it looks like he made the right decision as he recently received a promotion which puts him within striking distance of the board. Your positions sound similar.

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16 Aug 2008, 18:30
Walker, ping me if you have any particular questions to ask him, and I'll see what I can do.
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17 Aug 2008, 00:26
dominion wrote:
Walker, ping me if you have any particular questions to ask him, and I'll see what I can do.

Thanks a lot! I will keep it in mind.

ac8706 wrote:
Hmm - so what do you want to do after an MBA? i think your biggest challenge might be proving why you need an MBA at this point given that you already have all this experience...

As my NYC friends said me, my GMAT worths more than other achievements, because I non-native English speaker and all my achievements along with education degrees are non-USA.
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17 Aug 2008, 08:56
Can someone please post the HBS recommendor questions?
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17 Aug 2008, 09:58
Recommender Questions for the Class of 2011

Recommendations must be completed online. The form includes the following three essay response questions, along with other types of questions.

* Please comment on the context of your interaction with the applicant. How long have you known the applicant and in what connection? If applicable, briefly describe the applicant's role in your organization. (250-word limit)
* Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response. (250-word limit)
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17 Aug 2008, 11:13
walker wrote:
dominion wrote:
Walker, ping me if you have any particular questions to ask him, and I'll see what I can do.

Thanks a lot! I will keep it in mind.

ac8706 wrote:
Hmm - so what do you want to do after an MBA? i think your biggest challenge might be proving why you need an MBA at this point given that you already have all this experience...

As my NYC friends said me, my GMAT worths more than other achievements, because I non-native English speaker and all my achievements along with education degrees are non-USA.

Seriosly dude....... Dont go in for the normal FT MBA.... ... You are too successful....... Go for the Exec-MBA.....
P.S. : We guys can use the extra spot if you dont apply.....
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17 Aug 2008, 11:15
Does HBS has an 18 month program?? Everywhere on thier site it is mentioned as "two year" but B-Week info states it to be 18 months......
Someone should clarify this.........
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17 Aug 2008, 12:16
devansh_god wrote:
Seriosly dude....... Dont go in for the normal FT MBA.... ... You are too successful....... Go for the Exec-MBA.....
P.S. : We guys can use the extra spot if you dont apply.....

I spent 6 months on improving my English from ~0 to V40 and you can say that a few months of EMBA will worth for me? Sorry, I cannot believe in it.

P.S. Don't worry, I'm in other niche: odd people above 30 years old
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17 Aug 2008, 15:40
How are everyone's essays coming along? I think I have a solid version of my HBS essays, so now I am moving on to Wharton - hopefully there is a lot of leveraging that can be done.
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18 Aug 2008, 12:39
msday86 wrote:
How are everyone's essays coming along? I think I have a solid version of my HBS essays, so now I am moving on to Wharton - hopefully there is a lot of leveraging that can be done.

I think you're way ahead of everyone else.
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18 Aug 2008, 13:34
msday86 wrote:
How are everyone's essays coming along? I think I have a solid version of my HBS essays, so now I am moving on to Wharton - hopefully there is a lot of leveraging that can be done.

I'm targeting first drafts to be complete by end of this week, then moving on to Kellogg essays before coming back for round two revisions.
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25 Aug 2008, 06:51
I am hitting a snag with HBS essay1..i am at 601 words i need to cut one word and yet be able to convey my accomplishments properly..
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