The Harvard Business School admissions office publishes a regular newsletter for applicants (HBS2U), which I recommend highly if you are interested in HBS. The April 19 issue contains tips relevant for 2008 MBA applicants at all schools, with a few specific pointers for HBS. Direct from HBS…
How to Prepare for the Business School Application Process
We recognize that many of you are considering applying to business school in the coming year, for the class entering in Fall 2008. Below are a few tips to keep in mind as you consider what business schools you might apply to:
- Do your research (visit campus, explore Web sites, read articles, speak with alumni, meet with current students).
- Determine for yourself what you want to get out of an MBA and prioritize program specifics (i.e., geographic location, class size, program length, learning model, faculty involvement), then pick schools that fit with your criteria.
- Give yourself sufficient time to submit a thorough and thoughtful application, completing all sections: transcripts, recommendations, GMAT, work experience, community experience, and leadership experience.
- Attend an admission event! HBS will hold admissions events in cities around the world beginning in late summer of 2007 and continuing throughout the fall.
- Consider and communicate the following: What will you contribute to the class? How will you make a meaningful impact in society in the long-term?
Regular readers of this blog should find the advice familiar. I guess HBS agrees with me.
If you are a 2008 MBA applicant and have questions about the admissions process or about your chances and strategy, please join me and four other experienced Accepted consultants who are happy to answer your question at Accepted’s 2008 MBA Admissions Telethon on Thursday April 26 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET/5:00 PM GMT. The telethon will last two hours, and anyone who gets through will have fifteen minutes to ask their most critical admissions questions. But you need to register for this event to receive the call-in number, which is different from Accepted’s regular number.