The Harvard Round 2 MBA Application deadline is careening towards you, and to make your life easier (because, come on, the round 2 deadline crunch can be super painful), we’ve decided to round up ALL our Harvard resources into one handy-dandy blog post for your convenience. Consider it an early Christmas present (or a late Hanukkah present) from all of us at Admissionado.
The Gold Standard. This is where you come to rub elbows with the President’s children. Leadership, leadership, leadership. The Case Method. Superstar professors. Superstar peers. PE Founder Jon Frank is one of those superstars (but he’s pretty modest about the whole thing).
They’re sending a message. To repeat something is to waste an opportunity. You have a shot to do something cool here. To show that you’re a leader, a doer, a “has success written all over him” guy. But so, how do you do it?!
Harvard switched things up last year by chopping the essay count down to two, and simply asking for a story of something you’ve done well and something you wish you did better. On all of the online forums, people seemed to freak out about that change. This year, they’ve continued to go wild.
I learned a lot along this journey, and saw my work transformed. The essay still talks about the same story I wrote way back then, however, now it’s so simple to read and understand. A significant change in the essay quality resulted from a new thought process as I went through Admissionado’s review comments.
This year, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, HBS broke their record for enrolling women to their MBA class for 2013. 41% of Harvard Business School’s incoming class this fall will be made up of women. So all you ladies out there…. get crackin’ on that HBS essay!