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# Where do I write about "Why HBS?"

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23 Sep 2007, 09:38
So HBS has 5 essay questions and none of them explicitly asks you about Why HBS? I do realise that an arguement can be made about putting in the Why HBS part across in your essays but doing so may dilute my content. Am not sure what to do. Any ideas?
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23 Sep 2007, 09:44
Wow .. I had never seen HBS questions before. I must say that it is interesting that they do not ask for a "Why HBS". And the first glance doesn't really show me where else you can fit the "Why HBS". Maybe you shouldn't try to fit the "Why HBS" in any essay in that case?
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23 Sep 2007, 09:46
saurabh357 wrote:
So HBS has 5 essay questions and none of them explicitly asks you about Why HBS? I do realise that an arguement can be made about putting in the Why HBS part across in your essays but doing so may dilute my content. Am not sure what to do. Any ideas?

I plugged in a point on why HBS in the below question:

What is your career vision and why is this choice meaningful to you?
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23 Sep 2007, 10:25
my theory is that HBS knows and believes it's the top B-school out there, and with a 90% yield, it really doesn't need people to shower them with praise about why people would chose HBS over other schools, because people already do.

Thus, it doesn't really matter to them that you have to really show they're not a "backup", since that nearly never happens.

Just my hypothesis
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23 Sep 2007, 18:56
If you get invited to interview, it will be discussed thoroughly.
I also assume that you would be expected to mention it somewhere in the essays (although not as extensively as in other schools' apps.).

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23 Sep 2007, 18:56
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