Harvard Business School's recent admissions revamp is the biggest change the school has made to their application process in a decade.
Applicants will submit two essays instead of four and the interview is moving front and center. Pull out your best suit and your close-toed pumps. Most importantly, get ready for some curveballs.
Last week, HBS began inviting the lucky applicants who made the first cut back for interviews. In their new unofficial interview guide, students reported questions like this to Business Insider
Sandy Kreisner, the founder of HBSguru told Poets and Quants that she expects this year's interview questions to be similar to previous years and offered examples such as:
After the interview, applicants will be given 24 hours to write a 400 word essay on what they wish they had mentioned during the interview but didn't.
Harvard has never been one to play by the book. Their new application process and interview questions are definitely quirky but they accomplish the goals of any admissions office: to get to know their applicants.
For $50 you can download an unofficial interview guide from HBS or get more advice (for free!) on how NOT to blow the HBS interview from Poets and Quants.