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# HBS WL - additional materials?

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28 Mar 2014, 12:34
Hi,

I was waitlisted at HBS. Any advice?

Thanks!

Last edited by A237 on 07 May 2014, 13:47, edited 2 times in total.

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31 Mar 2014, 01:04
A237 wrote:
Hi,

I was waitlisted at HBS in Round 1 and am still on the WL. Another person from my firm just got an offer from HBS in R2, so not sure if I'm just on the WL as a backup for that person in case they don't accept.

Either way, I really really want to attend HBS and am thinking of all possible ways to make this happen. Since they don't accept additional materials, would send a recommendation letter from my company's CEO (who was an HBS alum) hurt me or help?

Thanks!

Well, let him send it of his own will, without your involvement. I don't know that it will be extremely helpful, but as a former HBS alum, who is CEO, it's not bad.

Hope this helps,
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31 Mar 2014, 13:43
thanks! so you're of the belief then that having a recommender send in a letter would not be viewed by HBS as breaking the "no additional materials" rule? good to hear your perspective

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31 Mar 2014, 13:45
A237 wrote:
thanks! so you're of the belief then that having a recommender send in a letter would not be viewed by HBS as breaking the "no additional materials" rule? good to hear your perspective

You need to clear something up. Did he write a recommendation for you or would this be someone who has not submitted anything on your behalf? If it is one of your recommendation writers not sure what it will do.

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31 Mar 2014, 13:56
No this is not one of my recommenders. It would be a new letter, from a new person.

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A237 wrote:
thanks! so you're of the belief then that having a recommender send in a letter would not be viewed by HBS as breaking the "no additional materials" rule? good to hear your perspective

Well, with the two conditions: A) that it isn't motivated from you and B) that it will be very strong (which in this case, HBS grad + CEO I think applies), then yep.
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