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Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
KWEST 2015 #TBT [#permalink]

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New post 02 Oct 2015, 15:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: KWEST 2015 #TBT
Last week, hundreds of first-year and second-year students traversed the globe as part of KWEST: Kellogg Worldwide Experience and Service Trip. Kyle Burr, one of the student-run KWEST executive committee members, wrote about the KWEST experience in the run up to this year’s trip.

As Kellogg’s first-year students continue their Complete Immersion in Management (CIM) week, take a look back at some of the photo highlights from their trips as part of Throwback Thursday.

https://kelloggmbastudents.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/kwest-2015-tbt/

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GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
HBS Interview Invites, Practice Makes Perfect [#permalink]

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New post 07 Oct 2015, 20:02
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: HBS Interview Invites, Practice Makes Perfect
HBS interview style is unique in many ways.  First, it is exactly 30 minutes, not 31, not 29.  This means you need to be very strategic on ensuring your best examples of leadership and impact make it into those 30 minutes.  This will be a really quick interview, not only because it is 30 minutes, but also, because the interviewer will set a break-neck pace.  Next, HBS interviews are usually done by an admissions counselor who has read your entire application.  They will approach the conversation strategically, trying to gather information to fill in the gaps left from your application.  They will go deep.  Sure, “walk me through your resume” is a common starting point, but from there expect rehearsed and interviewee specific questions.  Finally, HBS uses an interviewer and observer model.  Your conversation will be mostly with the interviewer and the observer may not ask any questions at all.  Either way it is a different dynamic with three people in the room and that deep breath you like to take while the interviewer is writing or your nervous habit of playing with your hair will be noticed.  It isn’t a deal breaker, but it isn’t nothing either.  This interviewing style is something you are not used to, so I recommend finding someone who is familiar with this style to help practice.

In celebration of HBS sending out the first group of Round 1 invites this week, we have lowered our price for Mock Interviews to just $99.  Get it now before it is too late.  Purchases are also good for Round 2 or other schools!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hbs-accept-can-help-you-get-into-a-top-mba-program/contributions/new/#/contribute?perk_amt=99&perk_id=3018532

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GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Kellogg welcomes the dynamic, diverse class of 2017 [#permalink]

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New post 08 Oct 2015, 14:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Kellogg welcomes the dynamic, diverse class of 2017
We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2017 to campus today, and data from the incoming class of students indicates that Kellogg’s community is about to reach a new level of diversity and intellectual merit.

Within the Class of 2017, a record-breaking 43 percent of students are women — representing a 5 percent increase over last year (and a significant change from the 29% women when I was at Kellogg in 2003!). This class includes representation from more than 50 different citizenships and cultural backgrounds. At the same time, the average GMAT score of incoming students was 724, an all-time high. From all angles, this is a stellar class!

https://kelloggmbastudents.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/kellogg-welcomes-the-dynamic-diverse-class-of-2017/

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Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
What I’ve learned from my first few LEAD cases at Harvard Business Sch [#permalink]

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New post 08 Oct 2015, 16:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: What I’ve learned from my first few LEAD cases at Harvard Business School
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Amy Cuddy, Harvard Business School professor, at TED

Not all leadership looks the same; there is no prescribed formula for what makes a good leader. Rudi Gassner believed that there are many pathways to success, so a leader is best served by being him or herself. As I think about what that means for me, I believe I am a person that values impact on individual lives and honesty. I strive to maximize my impact on people by taking time to coach and mentor and listening, truly listening.  I will create room for others to coach and mentor me as well. If Paul Nasr had been more proactive in coaching Rob Parson, the damage done to their relationship could have been avoided and Parson may have been able to be promoted earlier. In addition, I want to be honest always. I want to demonstrate vulnerability by demonstrating my true feelings when asked and encouraging others to do the same. I hope not to sacrifice this for tact, pride, or fear.

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Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
What’s Next After Submitting the MIT Sloan MBA Application? [#permalink]

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New post 09 Oct 2015, 05:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: What’s Next After Submitting the MIT Sloan MBA Application?
Our Admissions Committee is busy reviewing Round 1 applications. We will begin sending out interview invitations in mid-October and continue until the week of November 9th, at which point each applicant will receive an updated status. The interview period will last approximately six weeks, from October 26th through December 4th. We will give applicants as […]

http://mitsloanadmissions.com/2015/10/08/whats-next-after-submitting-the-mit-sloan-mba-application/

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HBSAccept.com

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Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Saffron and Networking – One Example of Interconnection @ HBS [#permalink]

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New post 09 Oct 2015, 12:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Saffron and Networking – One Example of Interconnection @ HBS
There is one comment that stands out; one conversation having made a great impression on me in these first two weeks.  My Field professor told a story about a former student who had boldly followed her passion to start a social enterprise in Afghanistan, selling saffron grown by former opium farmers.  Professor Ghosh used this example to emphasize a point that we, HBS graduates, have a tremendous safety net to fall back on.  This safety net is strong enough that even an epic failure would not result in any real consequence.  “I didn’t kill anyone.  I didn’t start a war.” He quoted a failed athlete.  His point being, with such a small downside of failure and such a tremendous upside of success, we might as well follow our passions.  My sectionmate, interjected, offering some information about the former student. He had served with her in Afghanistan.  After class, He posted the link to the company’s website. This exchange really sticks in my mind for two reasons.  First, the point that Professor Ghosh was making about failure really resonated with me and something I have been reflecting about a lot recently (see my earlier reflection for evidence).  Second, my sectionmate’s experience with founder demonstrated how connected this place is.  It seems now more than ever that HBS is a small network of some pretty amazing people.

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Saffron farmers Haji Zarghon (left) and Haji Ebrahim speak with Abdul Shakhoor Ehrarri, a water applications specialist for Rumi Spice, in Herat Province, Afghanistan during the harvest on Nov. 22, 2014. From Rumispice via NPR.org

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Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
My “Touchy-Feely” Field 1 Experience – What I Learned and Why it Matte [#permalink]

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New post 12 Oct 2015, 15:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: My “Touchy-Feely” Field 1 Experience – What I Learned and Why it Matters
Although I have taken many lessons from Field Foundations that can be leveraged later, the lessons that will stick with me the strongest have been the emotional intelligence lessons.  Prior to arriving at HBS, I asked my staff, customers, boss, and peers to complete the emotional and social intelligence survey.  Also during the emotional intelligence session, we completed two impactful exercises.  First, I wrote down characteristics of a supervisor I admired.  Then, we completed an emotional intelligence developmental worksheet.

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Emotional Intelligence Survey Results
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Fearing the worst, I had been anxiously awaiting the results of the emotional and social intelligence survey since I had sent them out early last summer.  I had rated myself also.  I judged myself as having poor self and organizational awareness and mediocre cognitive abilities.  I was hoping for the best, but still worried that others may have assessed me worse than I had assessed myself.  The truth was quite the opposite.  The average responses of others had indicated on 86% of the criteria the survey group had rated me higher than I had myself, with only one criterion that I had rated myself higher by a small margin.  In fact, 12 of the 14 of the criteria were listed as “a strength.”  Clearly, I am my own worse critic.  I have wasted a lot of energy concerned about how others experience me.  Professor Ghosh had told us that we are our own worst critics, but having data to prove that point really drives it home.  Of course compliancy isn’t appropriate, but frequent fear of how I am being experienced isn’t justified either.

During our emotional intelligence session, Professor Ghosh asked us to write down attributes of a supervisor we admired. After making the list, he asked us to quantify what percentage of the attributes were related to EQ vs. IQ. My percentage was 95-5.  My classmates percentages were not quite so extreme but still were greater than 50% EQ. There is a simple lesson here, when it comes to leadership, EQ is more important than IQ. I would assume our global partners during Field 2 will have high IQ expectations of us, but what will really determine our success will be our team’s ability to demonstrate high emotional intelligence when working together.

In the same class, we completed an emotional intelligence developmental worksheet. The worksheet provided a useful framework to build goals on how to become a more emotionally intelligent leader.  I hoped to inspire others to perform at their personal best by making them feel empowered and valued. Using the framework, I identified behaviors (interrupting others and dismissing the emotional aspects of business situations) I hoped to reduce and behaviors (actively listening with both my eyes and ears, etc.) I hoped to start or do more. Most importantly, I identified three practical steps to take immediately.  After reflecting on these steps, I am disappointed in my progress in achieving these.  Hopefully, this reflection is the refocusing I need to complete these steps.

After completing Field Foundations, I have been given many tools and skills to help me understand how people experience me and how teams function.  These tools, especially self-awareness and emotional intelligence, I believe will tremendously improve my likelihood of success in Field 2 and all teams I work on in the future.

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Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Work, Life, and Accounting Homework [#permalink]

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New post 13 Oct 2015, 13:02
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Work, Life, and Accounting Homework
Work/Life Balance. We’ve all heard of it, and some of us are better at actually finding that balance than others. Work/School/Life Balance? No one really prepared me for that one.

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Indiana University Indianapolis Campus Center

Seven weeks ago, I began my three-year journey as a part-time MBA student. I chose an evening program for several reasons, but largely because of the financial repercussions of no longer having an income and trying to juggle student loans and a mortgage. I also was aware that I want to build my network and learn from others with different backgrounds and who may be on similar career paths, so I didn’t care for a purely online program (not that there’s anything wrong with them, just a personal preference). So, that pretty much left part-time programs and I am fortunate enough to have had several options to choose from. I decided to attend Kelley School of Business and to do the evening MBA program through Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis which is catered towards full-time, working adults.

At the beginning of the semester, it didn’t seem like a huge change. My program has a hybrid approach, one class on campus and one class online per week. The first week, the online class was pre-recorded so I didn’t have to be at my computer during our scheduled class time and I could attend my weekly girls’ night as usual; nothing had really changed except adding some reading and homework. However, as time goes on and the more into the subject matter we get, the more and more I’ve been wondering how I’m ever going to be able to complete everything that I need to get done.

Work is a given. I am in the office Monday-Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 (or 8:30 – 5:30, depending on when I get there). Class on campus is Tuesday night 6:00 – 9:00 and online Thursday night.  So that leaves Monday and Wednesday evenings to prepare and do homework for the next class. Perfect. But then we have a paper due and a group project that requires research and group meetings. You may be thinking that weekends sound like a great time for that, and you would normally be right. But two of my best friends are getting married this Fall, so that means several weekends out-of-town for bachelorette parties and weddings. You know, the “Life” part. So around week 5, I was falling behind in my homework, my house was a disaster, laundry was piling up, work was stressful, and I just wanted to sit down, cry, and give up. It’s a good thing I’m stubborn.

I quickly realized that I can’t have it all no matter how much I want it to work. I’ve had to apologize to friends for staying home and not going to social activities, sacrifice sleep some nights (as scary as that may make me the next day), and prioritize my schedule to spend more nights with my laptop and books and less nights out and about. Is it easy? No. I didn’t expect going back for an MBA to be, but having an idea of how time-consuming it will be and then having the reality of it actually shoved into your face are two totally different things.

I wish I had some magical solution that I could share with you, some nugget of knowledge that I can turn into a cheat sheet for how to prepare for and get through this next step in your career and life. But I don’t. I do have a couple of small pieces of advice, though, that I’m slowly starting to implement and feeling better about my decision to go back to school.

  • Organize! It’s how I come back from the feelings of completely overwhelmed and wanting-to-sit-and-cry. I have all my assignments for my classes in my phone and also a planner that stays with me at all times. It may sound silly, but even my notebooks and binders are color coordinated. When I’m running out the door last-minute in
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    Using easy organization tricks such as color-coordination can save precious minutes

    the morning to get to work, juggling my coffee, lunch, purse, and needing to find my books, it’s much easier for me to grab the two that are the same color and go. May sound trivial, but it’s effective.
  • Think back to your undergrad days. Were you one of those people who got by with never doing anything outside of class, but still did well? (Lucky you.) Or have you just been out of school for several years? Well, prepare to re-learn how to study. My professors are amazing, but they also treat us like the adults we are who volunteered for this and worked for our seats in the class. They expect you to have looked at the material and learned it on your own. Class time is for working through problems and answering questions, not necessarily teaching.
  • Take some time away from the books. I know this seems counter-intuitive based on what I was saying my schedule is like earlier, but you may need to have a little breathing time in there, too. Set aside a particular night every week for date night, take an evening off to go out with friends, or just have a quiet glass of wine and watch a movie at home without cracking a book. Keeping your sanity is key.
  • Get to know your classmates. No one else understands exactly what you’re going through besides them.
  • Finally, do whatever works best for you. This is your education, your time for growth, and you want to get everything out of this opportunity that you possibly can.
It has taken me a little longer than I would have liked, but I’m finally getting into the swing of things. You’ll get there, too, at your own pace. Take deep breaths and believe in yourself. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some accounting homework to get to…

 

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 is a Digital Operations Manager at Indy Star Media, where she supports news media advertising account executives with analytics and sales data.  She holds a BS in Marketing and International Business from the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington and is pursuing her MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurship part-time at the Kelley School in Indianapolis.  When she isn’t working, studying, or writing for HBSAccept.com, she enjoys reading, traveling, watching Indiana University basketball, Colts football, and spending time with friends and family.

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Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
IndieGoGo Campaign is Almost Over! [#permalink]

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New post 13 Oct 2015, 22:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: IndieGoGo Campaign is Almost Over!
HBS Accept’s campaign ends on Friday.  Help us meet our goal and grab low introductory prices now for Round 2!

http://igg.me/at/HBSAccept/x/10963399

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HBSAccept.com

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
2015 Most Desired Employers by U.S. Business Students [#permalink]

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New post 21 Oct 2015, 21:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: 2015 Most Desired Employers by U.S. Business Students
Universum is the global leader in employer branding. Annually, it conducts student surveys to determine their ideal employers. In Part 1 of our two posts on these surveys, U.S. undergraduate and MBA business student surveys are highlighted. In Part 2, global/foreign students will be highlighted. The 2015 Universum U.S. Undergraduate Student Survey results are based […]

http://zarbmeansbusiness.com/2015/09/30/2015-most-desired-employers-by-u-s-business-students/

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HBSAccept.com

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Manager
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Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Investing in a Career in Finance [#permalink]

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New post 30 Oct 2015, 15:02
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Investing in a Career in Finance
Hear how Munyar used his time in college to prepare for a career in Finance and landed his first job as an Investment Banking Analyst

http://patoungana.com/2015/10/20/investing-in-a-career-in-finance/

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Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Arizona State announces free MBA program, seeks to increase diversity [#permalink]

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New post 30 Oct 2015, 15:02
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Arizona State announces free MBA program, seeks to increase diversity
The price tag on a master’s of business administration degree from Arizona State University? $0.

http://college.usatoday.com/2015/10/21/arizona-state-free-mba/

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Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Spending my summer starting a business [#permalink]

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New post 30 Oct 2015, 16:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Spending my summer starting a business
The best way for work to not feel like work is to own what you do. I think that’s why the best organizations and managers seek to instill a sense of ownership in their employees. The entrepreneurial endeavor takes ownership to the extreme by combining intense personal responsibility with complete impact. Everything that is accomplished depends, in large part, on you.

This summer, I led the launch of an edtech startup, The Graide Network, and discovered that deep sense of ownership for myself, along with many other lessons about business. And I got hooked.

https://kelloggmbastudents.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/spending-my-summer-starting-a-business/

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Location: United States (IN)
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Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT: Test Day Strategy [#permalink]

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FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: GMAT: Test Day Strategy
You’ve studied hard for weeks and test day is finally just around the corner. It seems illogical to have spent hours upon hours analyzing every inch of the exam and then to neglect preparing for the actual day itself. While you shouldn’t dissect test day down to the minute, there are a few areas to […]

http://efessays.com/2015/10/12/gmat-test-day-strategy/

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HBSAccept.com

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Business models in B-School career services [#permalink]

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FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Business models in B-School career services
Most top business schools breed their students for a career in consulting or financial services (which is slowly being displaced by high tech and entrepreneurial opportunities). Entry into both these industries requires rigorous preparation in terms of professional networking skills, resume reviews and interview preparation (not to mention certain passports). Business School rankings are determined by […]

https://priyankabharadwaj.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/business-models-in-b-school-career-services/

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David Hamilton
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HBSAccept.com

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Status: Accepted
Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
10 Things from outside the classroom that I learnt during my MBA. [#permalink]

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New post 28 Nov 2015, 08:01
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: 10 Things from outside the classroom that I learnt during my MBA.
Every student has a predefined notion about a MBA degree:- hefty packages, good job opportunities, improvement in position and salaries but how many really know the journey of becoming a MBA student? Learning  management jargons, frameworks and business models, analyzing case studies & and eventually hopiing to reach the peak of self-actualization on Maslow’s […]

https://experientialexplorer.wordpress.com/2015/11/26/10-things-i-learnt-during-my-mba-which-they-do-not-teach-you-in-classes/

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HBSAccept.com

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Sunset on the Charles [#permalink]

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FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Sunset on the Charles
Check out watercolors of Boston and Harvard Business School by my sectionmate!

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Source: Sunset on the Charles

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HBSAccept.com

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
How to Join the GMAT’s 700 Club [#permalink]

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FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: How to Join the GMAT’s 700 Club
If you are struggling to break 700, check out Jon Taves free eBook to help get you over the finish line.

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Happy Holidays from EF Essays! To celebrate this time of year, I’ve compiled all of my GMAT posts from the past year into an eBook. Rumor has it that Santa’s most requested gift is learning how to break into the 700 club. Luckily, you don’t have to wait until Christmas morning.

Here’s a link to the eBook. Happy studying!

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HBSAccept.com

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
So you just got an invite to interview at HBS, Now What? [#permalink]

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New post 27 Jan 2016, 10:02
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: So you just got an invite to interview at HBS, Now What?
Harvard Business School (HBS) invites about 2,000 of its nearly 10,000 applicants to an MBA interview each year. So congrats if you made it this far. About 50% of these 2000 will receive an offer to join the MBA program. Of which, about 90% will accept the MBA admissions invite. What does that really mean? Well, at HBS, the MBA interview is more of a weed-out rather than a get-you-in component. If you have been invited, you are qualified to attend HBS. You have the minimum combination of GMAT, GPA, réesumée, and personal statements to get in. However, the school is testing for a few things:

  • Can you clearly articulate yourself in English well enough to survive the case-method?
  • Are you an a**hole?
  • Can you standup under pressure?
Let’s tackle each of these questions one at a time so that you can avoid a few pitfalls the MBA admissions committee has set for you and maybe (hopefully) even relax a little – just follow these interview tips!

Will your English hold up in the MBA interview and HBS case-method?

Put yourself into the classroom, you are there with some of your generation’s brightest minds, more than two thirdsof whom learned English as their native language. The topic bounces back and forth across the room as nearly half of your 90+ classmates weigh into an 80-minute case discussion. Before arriving to the class you read the case (one of at least two), which might add up to a few dozen pages in total the night before. This is why just speaking and reading English isn’t good enough at HBS. You have to be able to understand what the 90+ other people in the room (many with unique accents themselves) are saying. The discussion moves fast and requires you to digest the previous comment and formulate your response in less than a second, before the professor calls on someone else. You will be judged on the frequency and quality of these comments by both your peers and professors. This description is not meant to intimidate you, but rather to illustrate that the HBS learning model is challenging for many and nearly impossible for someone who struggles in English.

Like everything in admissions (GMAT, GPA, etc.) English ability is judged relative to your peer demographic. This means that if you are applying from a country with high-levels of English-fluency (like European countries, India, etc.) you will be expected to be on top of your game. Conversely, countries that typically have lower levels of comfort and utilization of English (like Japan) you might be able to get away with a few mishaps, like asking the interviewer to repeat the question or providing an answer that doesn’t imply that you understood the real intent of the question. HBS also uses their unique post-interview reflection to judge your command of written English. Since the essay is due only 24 hours after the interview and should be about the interview itself, it becomes apparent which applicants would not be able to keep up with HBS’s pace. HBS does not expect grammar perfection on the PIR, but if you are unable to create a comprehensible story, this could be a sign to the MBA admissions committee that you will struggle in the program.

Don’t let the MBA admissions committee think you are an a-hole

If you believed you ‘nailed’ every question they threw at you and are obviously thinking, “There is no way those other brainless dimwits could get in before me,” then the chances are you might be hearing bad news in a few weeks. HBS is looking for people that are self-aware, and know their strengths as well as their weaknesses. Sure the people that get into HBS are impressive, but they still are people and people make mistakes and are flawed. So if you are asked about your weaknesses, don’t say “I work too hard.” If you are asked about your mistakes and failures, don’t conclude by stating how the others on your team “couldn’t understand what you were trying to do” or “lacked your ambition”. Instead focus on what you learned from your failures and what your plan is to continue to develop. There is a fine line between arrogance and confidence, don’t cross it.

The MBA interview is bomb-able

Speaking of confidence, remember I said that the interview is more of a weed-out process? Well, that means you cannot bomb it and if you do, you probably are not getting in. You are going to be asked a lot of questions in your 30-minute interview as it is meant to simulate the fast pace of the HBS classroom. Many of these questions will be pretty standard, like, “Walk me through your résumé.” But they will get you, I promise you. They are very good at asking you the one question you were not expecting. Like asking an MD/MPH what they would do if they couldn’t work in healthcare; a real question to one of my clients in round one (luckily, I had prepped him for this one). It is not that important what your answer is, but rather that you can formulate a sensible response in a few seconds. I tell my clients that ask if they skip a question, that skipping should only be used as a last resort at HBS. If you literally cannot think of anything other than “uhhhh, I dunno,” then ask if you can come back to that question at the end, but this is a risk and should be avoided if possible. Think again to the HBS classroom, where cold-calls are the norm and “I don’t know” is not an acceptable answer. The MBA admissions committee is trying to see if you can stand up under this type of pressure.

In conclusion, there is great news. If you manage to demonstrate competence in English, don’t act like an a-hole, and don’t completely fall flat, you now have a much greater than 50% chance of getting in. When you consider that you started with only 11% chance you should feel pretty great about those odds. So be yourself and relax (unless you are an a-hole…in which case pretend that you are someone else).

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HBSAccept.com

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

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Joined: 09 Jun 2015
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 1

Location: United States (IN)
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
Schools: Harvard Business School - Class of 2017
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
GPA: 3.7
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Master of Finance Interviews and Updates [#permalink]

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New post 04 Feb 2016, 11:02
FROM Ambitiousbusinessguy - Current Student: Master of Finance Interviews and Updates
The Admissions team is all moved in to our beautiful new office, and we hope you can come visit us in person! The Ambassadors campus visit program begins on February 16th, and registration is now open. Interviews for the MFin program started last week, and will continue for the next few weeks. All candidates will […]

http://mitsloanadmissions.com/2016/02/03/master-of-finance-interviews-and-updates/

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