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# Harvard 2013 (HBS) - Calling All Applicants

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06 Feb 2013, 13:14
dreamharvard wrote:
let's prove that HBS made some mistakes today in the future!

Yes! Gonna move on and not give up. Everything happens for a reason!
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06 Feb 2013, 13:15
haiwen wrote:
Anyone who considers a re-apply to HBS for 2016 class? and what should we work to improve the most in case of a re-application? Wonder if anyone knows whoever admitted in the re-application after being rejected.

Not sure what to do here either. You could hire a consultant but do they REALLY know why you got dinged? What if your profile was fine and it was down to Person A and Person B - where changing would put you at risk. You never know, I say just try again.
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06 Feb 2013, 13:17
Ding! Hopefully it's the first and last!
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06 Feb 2013, 13:24
haiwen wrote:
Anyone who considers a re-apply to HBS for 2016 class? and what should we work to improve the most in case of a re-application? Wonder if anyone knows whoever admitted in the re-application after being rejected.

in the case of HBS, i don't think any profile, no matter how great it is or how much it has improved, will ever be a slam dunk. Just try to think what you really want to get out from an MBA and I'm sure there's more than one school that can meet your needs
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06 Feb 2013, 14:49
Got my ding today I was round 2 so that was fast!

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06 Feb 2013, 15:25
dreamharvard wrote:
haiwen wrote:
Anyone who considers a re-apply to HBS for 2016 class? and what should we work to improve the most in case of a re-application? Wonder if anyone knows whoever admitted in the re-application after being rejected.

in the case of HBS, i don't think any profile, no matter how great it is or how much it has improved, will ever be a slam dunk. Just try to think what you really want to get out from an MBA and I'm sure there's more than one school that can meet your needs

You're right. I'm crossing fingers for my other applications. Wish all of us dinged by HBS have happy endings, after all, life has to move on.
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06 Feb 2013, 18:58
Any reapplicants got an invite?
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06 Feb 2013, 20:12
R2 2+2 applicant. got an invite.
anyone on the same boat?
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06 Feb 2013, 21:24
sriweil wrote:
R2 2+2 applicant. got an invite.
anyone on the same boat?

nope good job though! just curious, what were your stats?
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07 Feb 2013, 01:56
dpulavarthi wrote:
Any reapplicants got an invite?

For me no. Last year in Round 2, I was invited for the interview but for personel reasons had to attend through skype and waitlisted. This year dinged wiıthout interview, although with higher stats and very solid recommendations.
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07 Feb 2013, 09:37
Well then, am guessing bad idea to reapply next year?!
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07 Feb 2013, 20:20
MediumOil2013 wrote:
Hey, so I was one of the lucky/blessed ones that got an interview. My friend (who's currently going to Harvard) recommended using HBS guru, does anyone have any experience with them?

Take a look at this thread for peer reviews on various consultants:

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07 Feb 2013, 20:25
aerien wrote:
MediumOil2013 wrote:
Hey, so I was one of the lucky/blessed ones that got an interview. My friend (who's currently going to Harvard) recommended using HBS guru, does anyone have any experience with them?

Take a look at this thread for peer reviews on various consultants:

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Thanks man!
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07 Feb 2013, 22:10
MediumOil2013 wrote:
Hey, so I was one of the lucky/blessed ones that got an interview. My friend (who's currently going to Harvard) recommended using HBS guru, does anyone have any experience with them?

YES! Use him, those of you that got an interview - he is FANTASTIC. Predicted virtually every question I was asked.

Headed to HBS in the Fall thanks to Sandy's help. Posting with a different handle to stay anonymous but can clarify/verify via PM.
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08 Feb 2013, 17:35
rodrigoj wrote:
Hi, I just got the invite today, kind of surprised as I was told that I was too old for HBS (I'm 31).

I live in Brazil and while I know that HBS says that interviewing off-campus doesn't hurt your chances, do you guys think that doing an on-campus interview might in some way increase the odds of being accepted?

Thanks!

Out of curiosity, do you have anything on record by a person at Harvard saying explicitely that you're "too old?" In the US, that's age discrimination, and if you have it in writing, you have quite a case (although after that, I presume that you wouldn't want to go to Harvard, but if you'd like to give them quite a black eye, I would go for it.) (Note: I'm not applying to Harvard).
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08 Feb 2013, 23:34
hbsguru wrote:
dam85 wrote:
Lundy wrote:
also do you know the differences among interviewers at these 3 locations? I went through the discussion but still couldn't conclude which one is the most preferable

would appreciate any advice you have
thanks a lot!

Did sign in sheet give the names of interviewers, in the recent past Charles Allison did the interviews in Mumbai and Dubai (HBS usually sends one person to cover both ) and Eileen Chang does Shanghai. Past performance is no guarantee, etc. Sarah Lucas has also done Shanghai, and they used to have some freelancer who is now not with HBS do Shanghai but lately it has been Chang.
There is a HUGE diff between Allison and Chang--Chang is no day at the beach but she asks typical HBS questions, Allision is a lively guy with a set of questions unique to him, and they can throw you, esp. if you are unprepared. E.g. what would your best from from High School say your 3 strengths and weaknesses were? Your best friend form College.? No offense, but that is a moronic question, and even worse, it is not a normal question and it can cause you a good deal of trouble as a lead off versus,"Hi there, tell me what you are doing now at work?" which gets you started on the right foot most of the time, and is a Q you can prepare for.
Anyway, the only thing that matters in choosing between Shanghai and Mumbai/Dubai is who is doing the interviews.

My best friend from High School would say my 3 weaknesses are:
1. always blows smoke rings inside other smoke rings, and is very proud of this, and it becomes annoying at Poker games.
2. Roots for LA DODGERS even tho they suck, because he once lived in Brooklyn
3. Is very quick to criticize others for stinky farts but seems unaware of his own habits.

thank you for your answer! I've decided on Mumbai but still don't know who is the interviewer there
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11 Feb 2013, 08:15
For my part-time job that I did when I was in school, they also contributed to my tuition. Can I include that in my salary ?
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12 Feb 2013, 12:07
RDeezy wrote:
Interviewed Yesterday on campus.

I'm pleased overall, I think it went well. I came up before the crazy blizzard because I didn't want to have to postpone. Selected the first interview slot for R2's and I'm glad because now it's over! I stayed with a friend in Soldier Field Park apartments. So even though the conference I planned to attend was cancelled due to the weather I still got a very real experience being couped up on campus the whole weekend. There were so many house parties that I was able to interact with students on a normal level and just get to know who they were as individuals. Geesh, everyone is so intelligent and doing amazing things already. Really great environment to be in. Once they found out I had an interview, everyone was so encouraging! Didn't get any of the stuffy vibe people stereotype ivy schools to have.

I kept a running tab of things to talk about in my post reflection all weekend so that made it easier to incorporate by the time I had to actually write it. I figured that going past a page wouln't be a good look given the two required essays were very short to begin with. Anyway, wanted to share. Don't let anyone tell you you can't prepare for your interviews. You definitely have to be yourself, but you still need stories in your toolbox that you can pull out at the right time!

Good luck to everyone else in R2 or waitlisted!

Thanks so much for writing this.
How many people were in the room interviewing you?
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12 Feb 2013, 12:24
huberhuber wrote:

Thanks so much for writing this.
How many people were in the room interviewing you?

~15 interviewed during each time slot. 1 interviewer, 1 observer in each room.
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12 Feb 2013, 13:36
ahem... HBS' most eligible bachelor and bachelorette.

http://www.harbus.org/2013/harvard-busi ... -eligible/
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