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Harvard (HBS) Calling all applicants - Class of 2016

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New post 08 Oct 2013, 18:48
If you don't hear good news tomorrow, then the conditional probability of getting an interview invite in wave 2 is about ~2.7% by my math (assuming 4,500 applications in R1 and an 800/100 split between wave 1 and wave 2). The chance of getting waitlisted (assuming the midpoint of Dee's range of 100-150) is slightly higher, ~3.4%.
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New post 08 Oct 2013, 18:56
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If you don't hear good news tomorrow, then the conditional probability of getting an interview invite in wave 2 is about ~2.7% by my math (assuming 4,500 applications in R1 and an 800/100 split between wave 1 and wave 2). The chance of getting waitlisted (assuming the midpoint of Dee's range of 100-150) is slightly higher, ~3.4%.


yep, exactly why I'm gonna forget it if no invites for me tomorrow.
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I spoke to two people this week who went to hbs and both happened to get interviews in the 2nd wave- so chill.

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New post 08 Oct 2013, 19:53
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I spoke to two people this week who went to hbs and both happened to get interviews in the 2nd wave- so chill.

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A nice fresh bit of perspective here. The conditional probability only makes sense if its a random draw in terms of who is interviewed anyway so no reason to get yourself overly worked up.
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New post 08 Oct 2013, 19:57
I just think logically it's easier for me if I lower my expectation for wave 2 so I wouldn't get too disappointed (and a good surprise would feel more pleasant). but that's just me and my own soothing techniques.
And hopefully I'm not the only nerd who finds it interesting to calculate random odds.
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New post 08 Oct 2013, 21:08
Still time to schedule class visits for those looking at submitting for round 2.

http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages ... ector.aspx
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Still time to schedule class visits for those looking at submitting for round 2.

http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages ... ector.aspx


It's worth noting that you can often visit classes even on days that aren't "official" class visit days. Reach out to any current students you know (particularly RCs) or to leaders within any clubs you're interested in and ask what their class schedule looks like for your potential visit days. As an admissions VP for a club, I brought dozens of guests to class over the course of my RC year and don't think any of them were on admissions-sponsored visit days--my profs and sectionmates never had a problem with it. Just make sure to arrange things in advance so you don't show up on a day that's set aside for recruiting/FIELD/etc. for the whole RC class.

Some EC classes aren't bad to visit either. I had a handful of guests during my EC year--mostly personal friends, but a few were on days where RCs couldn't accommodate visitors.
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New post 09 Oct 2013, 00:25
less than 10 hours to go first the first wave.. breath deeply
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Good luck to all :-D
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Still time to schedule class visits for those looking at submitting for round 2.

http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages ... ector.aspx


I recently sat in on a class and will write a blog post at some point. One thing I would say is if you get a chance, definitely take advantage of a class visit. Whether you are applying to HBS or whether you have receive an interview invite, it is a pretty interesting experience to witness the fabled HBS case method in person.

While I am crossing my fingers for an interview, even if I get dinged I am still glad to have had a snippet of the HBS experience!
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Last time I visited HBS campus was back in 2002, dreaming to step in as its student one day.
I applied back in 2008 as a graduate student (and ding!).
And now after 5 years of long wait, I re-applied to 1st Rd.
My undergrad GPA would probably be the biggest factor if I get dinged eventually, but oh well, I had to give it one last shot.
The overall experience? Definitely worth it.
It made me feel alive once again, dreaming for the world's best MBA program.
Only 4 1/2 hrs left for the first invite, folks!
Wishing all of you for the best!
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AK2016, I'm in a remarkably similar situation (applied previously) and agree 100%. I visited campus in August and was once again inspired. Definitely a great experience. Good luck today!
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New post 09 Oct 2013, 06:21
I told myself I would only check GC and my email at noon today, but I can't help it. This is going to be a long day...

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New post 09 Oct 2013, 07:14
From HBS MBA Admission blog:

"If it's helpful, our plan is to send out some interview invitations at NOON today, Boston time. Via email. Nothing until noon.

And we'll send more on October 16."
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I just checked the blog but don't see it. Where is it from?

goran wrote:
From HBS MBA Admission blog:

"If it's helpful, our plan is to send out some interview invitations at NOON today, Boston time. Via email. Nothing until noon.

And we'll send more on October 16."
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I just checked the blog but don't see it. Where is it from?

goran wrote:
From HBS MBA Admission blog:

"If it's helpful, our plan is to send out some interview invitations at NOON today, Boston time. Via email. Nothing until noon.

And we'll send more on October 16."


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jjlee wrote:
I just checked the blog but don't see it. Where is it from?

goran wrote:
From HBS MBA Admission blog:

"If it's helpful, our plan is to send out some interview invitations at NOON today, Boston time. Via email. Nothing until noon.

And we'll send more on October 16."



Still on the blog: http://www.hbs.edu/mba/admissions/Pages ... ector.aspx
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New post 09 Oct 2013, 08:05
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There is no difference in probability in getting an interview invite in wave 1 vs wave 2.


Just curious - would you mind sharing your thinking on probability? Last year, Dee said that 800 invites went out in wave 1 and 100 in wave 2.
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essaysnark wrote:
There is no difference in probability in getting an interview invite in wave 1 vs wave 2.


Just curious - would you mind sharing your thinking on probability? Last year, Dee said that 800 invites went out in wave 1 and 100 in wave 2.
The probability of getting an invite depends on the strength of your application.
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