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# Calling all the Harvard Gurus - Fall'08

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03 Oct 2007, 14:59
mNeo wrote:
In other words, HBS is a sure ding for me.

Playing the modesty game, are we?

Well it worked for 07ers, so why not?

L.
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03 Oct 2007, 18:45
Dear God - please let me into H ... prayers.
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03 Oct 2007, 19:10
How long did it take for Lepium, Hosam or Brown to get the interview call?
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03 Oct 2007, 21:24
poochandi wrote:
How long did it take for Lepium, Hosam or Brown to get the interview call?

I was R2, so the dates vary, but I'd say about 30-45 days after applying.

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04 Oct 2007, 00:33
Check this interesting article out...

http://media.www.harbus.org/media/stora ... 7786.shtml
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04 Oct 2007, 01:31
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04 Oct 2007, 09:06
wow, that was a very cryptic and vague article. Either that or I failed my Reading Comp test...
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04 Oct 2007, 09:09
kryzak wrote:
wow, that was a very cryptic and vague article. Either that or I failed my Reading Comp test...

Yes, you read that article and wonder how people in HBS write...which brings me to my corollary that maybe my essays should have been written that way...in which case I might as well kneel and start my prayers
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04 Oct 2007, 19:47
saurabh357 wrote:
kryzak wrote:
wow, that was a very cryptic and vague article. Either that or I failed my Reading Comp test...

Yes, you read that article and wonder how people in HBS write...which brings me to my corollary that maybe my essays should have been written that way...in which case I might as well kneel and start my prayers

Not necessarily. I read some easy but well written articles in HBR by HBS faculty. Best writings are easy to read, IMHO. That could be an article or an essay or a novel.

Have u come across the novel "Siddartha" by Herman Hesse?

Easily, the best written and most powerful novel I have ever read. I did read novels of some of the best writers of all time. Even War and Peace. But none was as powerful as this novel. Even a high school kid can understand this novel quite well. Herman Hesse won Nobel prize for literature. "Siddartha" is his most famous novel.
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05 Oct 2007, 04:19
Siddhartha is an awesome book. Highly recommended.
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06 Oct 2007, 19:12
I realized that I read the parttime employment section of the application wrong when I completed my application for R1. I actually included my part time jobs during college when I think it's asking for gaps between my fulltime positions post college, and I have none...is this a big problem you all think? Do you think they'll pay attention and notice that the time frame was during my undergrad studies? I should probably give the ad com more credit....
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06 Oct 2007, 22:13
kryzak wrote:
wow, that was a very cryptic and vague article. Either that or I failed my Reading Comp test...

Don't over think about it. It's just a random student writing his opinion about something. It's as representative as I am.

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11 Oct 2007, 01:55
Some words from HBS about the "million \$ mystery" (a.k.a the interview)

The important excerpts:
1. Every candidate who is ultimately offered admission to HBS is required to have an interview — the vast majority of these will be conducted by members of the Admissions Board in person.

2. We conduct interviews on campus and will also be traveling to London, Paris, Mumbai, Delhi, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and possibly Austin and Seattle this year in Round One.

3. In situations where a face-to-face interview is impossible to schedule, the Admissions Board conducts phone interviews.

4. We will be interviewing from November 5 up until notification day, January 16 (and beyond if we need to). To repeat, there will always be a number of interview invitations issued up to and including January 16.

5. I think we will begin sending interview invitations during the week of October 22.

6. There is absolutely no discernible pattern to how/when interview invitations are issued.

7. if you call, Sally will say the same thing that I've written here.
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12 Oct 2007, 19:16
This is a follow up to KingKREEP's post, Stolen from elsewhere on the web...courtesy Sandy from BW. I know most of us also visit BW, but I thought this was good info worth reproducing in full.

We will be interviewing from November 5 up until notification day, January 16 (and beyond if we need to).I think we will begin sending interview invitations during the week of October 22.

this is the normal prior gap between end of applications and first invites: about 20 days. That is what the gap sorta was in year's prior. The invites pulse out in sort of a bell curve, OVER THE NEXT 30-40 DAYS, so if you have not received an invite by Decemeber 1, your chances of getting an invite are less than 5 percent.

if you are totally parnoid, you can plot your odds, by subtracting 3.2 percent every day, altho obviously if you dont hear fr. Oct 22-29 you have not lost 21percent, since invites get thicker, cresting around November 8-14 is my guess, it is not a symmetrical bell curve, it falls off faster after Nov 8-10, than it rises. Sorry for any stats boo-boos but hope you get the idea.

We will be interviewing from November 5 up until notification day, January 16 (and beyond if we need to).

This is true, but needs a footnote. They do interview and send out interview invites outside the 90-95 percent window of Oct20-Nov 23rd--but dont count on that being you. If you have not gotten an interview invite by Thanksgiving, things are looking real grim. Exceptions: you get on WL on decision day, and get interviewed later (that is maybe, duh, ~10 kids a year out of class of 1000, maybe less) or your letter on decision day is an interview invite (sell that on E-bay dude, it is very rare).

There is absolutely no discernible pattern to how/when interview invitations are issued.

hmmmmm, this is mostly true, BUT for interview invites for HUB cities--this year first round that means -- London, Paris, Mumbai, Delhi, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and possibly Austin and Seattle -- do in fact go out in pulses and patterns, and if you live in SF and you find out that SF hub interview is going to be e.g. on November 16th, well, duh, a lot of SF invites will go going out 6-10 days prior to that, and if you miss that window, it aint good, altho you are still alive. You can get a later invite on campus, or an alum interview, etc. but NOT GOOD.

to repeat, there will always be a number of interview invitations issued up to and including January 16.

to repeat, there will always be a number of six-leaf clovers, flying pigs,and POWER BALL lottery winners.
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17 Oct 2007, 05:52
Add me in for the R1 fun.
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18 Oct 2007, 14:18
I just visited HBS yesterday.
What an experience: the campus, the people, and the class.
It was an overwhelming experience. It would be nice if I can be a part of it. =) =) =)
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19 Oct 2007, 13:19
More interview info from Dee's blog:

Approximately 850 interview invitations for R1
50-60% acceptance rate
Invites start going out next Monday - All the best everyone!
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19 Oct 2007, 19:16
To add to what nc said:
The hub interviews in India are in Bangalore and Mumbai, and not in Delhi as originally stated.
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19 Oct 2007, 21:46
More interview info from Dee's blog:

Approximately 850 interview invitations for R1
50-60% acceptance rate
Invites start going out next Monday - All the best everyone!

I felt a butterfly in my stomach...
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19 Oct 2007, 22:25
What is the difference between Hub interview and the adcom interview at schools?
19 Oct 2007, 22:25

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