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Just got an interview invite at 9 PM Stanford time! I'm based out of Boston.

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Just got an interview invite at 9 PM Stanford time! I'm based out of Boston.


Congrats!! You're in consulting as well, right?
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New post 21 Oct 2015, 21:25
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Just got an interview invite at 9 PM Stanford time! I'm based out of Boston.

Congrats buddy..Mind sharing your profile?

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Just got an interview invite at 9 PM Stanford time! I'm based out of Boston.


Congrats!! You're in consulting as well, right?


Yup! Senior consultant at non-MBB.

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From the successful posts yesterday it appears around 8am or so, batch release I gather. But never know.


Last year, I received mine at 2 pm PST on a Friday.


I have a question about your profile and background if you don't mind. I see you were dinged by HBS without interview, but you were interviewed by GSB last year. Isn't GSB even more selective? were you interviewed by HBS last year? Just trying to asses how similar are they in their the initial evaluation...
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I think they overlap in some ways - the ultra elite bulge bracket firms + mega stats - but also in some ways not. I was invited to interview for GSB last year but dinged at HBS without an interview. It's my impression that GSB is slightly more open towards poets and non-conventional career tracks (not necessarily industry, bc HBS does select from a wide range of industries given its class size and commitment to diversity).

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Just got an interview invite at 9 PM Stanford time! I'm based out of Boston.


Congrats! Ok so it seems invites can go out at anytime lol and they are working quite late 9pm! Anything goes! Good luck ya'll for day 4.

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I wonder how they consider background, based on the work history that you filled out? I don't recall there's a generic field asking background, I do remember there's a field asking for post-MBA field tho

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I wonder how they consider background, based on the work history that you filled out? I don't recall there's a generic field asking background, I do remember there's a field asking for post-MBA field tho


There is a field for current industry in the application - just checked on my application proof.

"What industry do you work in? (If you are a full-time student, select College Senior or Grad Student.) *"

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I wonder how they consider background, based on the work history that you filled out? I don't recall there's a generic field asking background, I do remember there's a field asking for post-MBA field tho


yep, i recall a field asking about current industry, so they must bucket using that field. and maybe they also consider target post-mba field but that's probably a looser guide if they try to hone in on a specific type of applicant, as they are surely aware and know that post-mba goals swing around.

no news yet from anyone i gather? it just seems such a low activity forum (in terms of applicants and number of invites) compared to this time last year (having had a look). definitely way lower applicants.

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I wonder how they consider background, based on the work history that you filled out? I don't recall there's a generic field asking background, I do remember there's a field asking for post-MBA field tho


yep, i recall a field asking about current industry, so they must bucket using that field. and maybe they also consider target post-mba field but that's probably a looser guide if they try to hone in on a specific type of applicant, as they are surely aware and know that post-mba goals swing around.

no news yet from anyone i gather? it just seems such a low activity forum (in terms of applicants and number of invites) compared to this time last year (having had a look). definitely way lower applicants.


No news yet... Which is terrible - I can't spend the whole month checking my email every 30 minutes!

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One other thing to keep in mind is that each school is trying to pull together a diverse (gender, ethnicity, industry, etc) class, and Stanford has less than half the number of spots HBS has. Stanford has also received a couple thousand fewer applications than HBS has (in years past). And one of the biggest factors for each applicant (that seems to be overlooked here on these boards a lot, to be honest!) is that you don't know who else is DIRECTLY competing against you for a spot at each school you applied to (meaning, if you're a white male consultant you would never be competing for a spot against, say, a female Asian i-banker) anyway. So perhaps when someone gets dinged from HBS but invited for an interview at Stanford, the people that person was directly up against (and ultimately lost out to) at HBS didn't even apply to Stanford. I have certainly had clients accepted to Stanford that were dinged everywhere else, including lower-tier schools.

All this is to say that overall, trying to figure out why the adcom makes the decisions it does is a maddening exercise and I don't recommend it. : ) Each school could admit 5 times the number of students it does and all of those people would be deserving. It's just that they can't, and at the end of the day they have to make some really tough calls.

Hope this helped to provide some perspective. Best of luck to everyone!

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One other thing to keep in mind is that each school is trying to pull together a diverse (gender, ethnicity, industry, etc) class, and Stanford has less than half the number of spots HBS has. Stanford has also received a couple thousand fewer applications than HBS has (in years past). And one of the biggest factors for each applicant (that seems to be overlooked here on these boards a lot, to be honest!) is that you don't know who else is DIRECTLY competing against you for a spot at each school you applied to (meaning, if you're a white male consultant you would never be competing for a spot against, say, an female Asian i-banker) anyway. So perhaps when someone gets dinged from HBS but invited for an interview at Stanford, the people that person was directly up against (and ultimately lost out to) at HBS didn't even apply to Stanford. I have certainly had clients accepted to Stanford that were dinged everywhere else, including lower-tier schools.

All this is to say that overall, trying to figure out why the adcom makes the decisions it does is a maddening exercise and I don't recommend it. : ) Each school could admit 5 times the number of students it does and all of those people would be deserving. It's just that they can't, and at the end of the day they have to make some really tough calls.

Hope this helped to provide some perspective. Best of luck to everyone!

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I think they overlap in some ways - the ultra elite bulge bracket firms + mega stats - but also in some ways not. I was invited to interview for GSB last year but dinged at HBS without an interview. It's my impression that GSB is slightly more open towards poets and non-conventional career tracks (not necessarily industry, bc HBS does select from a wide range of industries given its class size and commitment to diversity)


THANKS!!! :) here's to FAITH guys and girls! We WILL prevail :-)

ok, on another note, time to hit up my inbox and spam folders. lol

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Just got an interview invite at 9 PM Stanford time! I'm based out of Boston.


Does the interview invite come with information about your interviewee? Or do they say they will connect you with an interviewer at a later date?

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Someone I know said they send interviewer info separately following the invite (1-3 days) and once they connect you, it needs to be diarised within 10 days.

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Just got an interview invite at 9 PM Stanford time! I'm based out of Boston.


Does the interview invite come with information about your interviewee? Or do they say they will connect you with an interviewer at a later date?


The invite asks you to update your application with your location for the next few weeks. Then a separate email connects you with your interviewer.

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Has anyone from Tech - Services industry been invited already? So far it seems that only consulting has confirmed invitations.

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Just got an interview invite at 9 PM Stanford time! I'm based out of Boston.


Great, now I'm going to check my email incessantly at all hours of the day and not just during business hours. :(

Congrats on the invite!

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got the invite around 8pm stanford time today.

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Would you mind sharing your background?

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