Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby masked kavana » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:53 pm

Now I'm wondering who to address my LOCI to..

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:05 pm

masked kavana wrote:Now I'm wondering who to address my LOCI to..


Well it is generally not recommended to start a LOCI with Dear Jessica S., anyway. (As in name basis, guess title would be more appropriate)

And also, even though I sent one last cycle, LOCI for Harvard seems more and more a futile exercise akin to praying to a divine entity stating your continued interest in living.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby boosk » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:31 pm

Well my LOCI was addressed to "Dean Buttenbaum"... just got my postcard back yesterday too... I wonder how this is being viewed...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nelson » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:44 pm

boosk wrote:Well my LOCI was addressed to "Dean Buttenbaum"... just got my postcard back yesterday too... I wonder how this is being viewed...

Seriously? Chill. They know the name of the old dean.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby poultry » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:16 pm

Could you please share how long it took from your mailing out the LOCI and receving the postcard?
I was in such a hurry that I forgot to write down my return address on the card I sent out. But I did write down my address on the envelope and on the LOCI itself. I don't know if they will be nice enough to copy it down on the card and mail it back to me. Fingers crossed.

boosk wrote:Well my LOCI was addressed to "Dean Buttenbaum"... just got my postcard back yesterday too... I wonder how this is being viewed...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:26 pm

Hmmm, not sure how to feel about this indeed. But I guess having my application read by a fresh pair of eyes might give it the JS1 it needs...

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Killingly » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:37 pm

poultry wrote:Could you please share how long it took from your mailing out the LOCI and receving the postcard?
I was in such a hurry that I forgot to write down my return address on the card I sent out. But I did write down my address on the envelope and on the LOCI itself. I don't know if they will be nice enough to copy it down on the card and mail it back to me. Fingers crossed.

boosk wrote:Well my LOCI was addressed to "Dean Buttenbaum"... just got my postcard back yesterday too... I wonder how this is being viewed...


I had a similar question. Mine came back in about a week and half (and I live in CT), but the poster who responded to my question said it took 2-3 weeks for theirs to come back. Give it a while!

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby amc987 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:40 pm

Oy. Here's hoping that JS doesn't treat the JS/KB1s as consulting interviews, because that would really not be pleasant. Consulting firms don't really care for drivel. You can either explain your point coherently and concisely or you're of no use to them. I wouldn't be surprised if KB played a more prominent role for the rest of the cycle than she will in future cycles so that JS can get up to speed without disrupting the admissions cadence.

Anyway, please love me KB/JS? I love Harvard and would definitely go if admitted. Think of this as the teaser trailer to my LOCI. Just sayin'.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby chucklesmcgee » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:46 pm

boosk wrote:Well my LOCI was addressed to "Dean Buttenbaum"... just got my postcard back yesterday too... I wonder how this is being viewed...


Everyone there is laughing at you. They've posted your LOCI on a bulletin board in the office and have circled your salutation in red sharpie and incorporated it into an obscene phallic doodle. They've since moved your application from the "consider" pile into the paper shredder.

Hopefully the shameful mistake you've made will not be held against your offspring should they apply.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby countercouper » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:25 pm

thelong wrote:Here's hoping her thought process is something along the lines of: "Well KB, you sure did a great job snagging those high GPAs, but I think what we really need is a heap of high-LSAT mediocre GPA admits. TheLong! You're in!"


+1000000

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby fingerscrossedxx » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:41 pm

chucklesmcgee wrote:
boosk wrote:Well my LOCI was addressed to "Dean Buttenbaum"... just got my postcard back yesterday too... I wonder how this is being viewed...


Everyone there is laughing at you. They've posted your LOCI on a bulletin board in the office and have circled your salutation in red sharpie and incorporated it into an obscene phallic doodle. They've since moved your application from the "consider" pile into the paper shredder.

Hopefully the shameful mistake you've made will not be held against your offspring should they apply.


lold :)

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby JosephusMyer » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:39 pm

fingerscrossedxx wrote:
chucklesmcgee wrote:
boosk wrote:Well my LOCI was addressed to "Dean Buttenbaum"... just got my postcard back yesterday too... I wonder how this is being viewed...


Everyone there is laughing at you. They've posted your LOCI on a bulletin board in the office and have circled your salutation in red sharpie and incorporated it into an obscene phallic doodle. They've since moved your application from the "consider" pile into the paper shredder.

Hopefully the shameful mistake you've made will not be held against your offspring should they apply.


lold :)


In other HLS news: http://abovethelaw.com/2012/02/true-sto ... e-happier/

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby boosk » Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:11 pm

Nelson wrote:
boosk wrote:Well my LOCI was addressed to "Dean Buttenbaum"... just got my postcard back yesterday too... I wonder how this is being viewed...

Seriously? Chill. They know the name of the old dean.


Im pretty chill bruh... Postcard came back in exactly 1 week and my LOCI might be a laughing stock but the updated resume that went with it is knockin socks off right now

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:19 pm

From the blog post, i'm wondering if she is going to reread all the apps or just the new ones coming in... Right now i doubt we should look for kb1/js1s tomorrow.

I really want to know what HLS adcomms have been doing for the past month. I mean they had to have been creating a new kb1 batch because I doubt they would just sit on them and it would be absurd to pause the whole application process for that long just so that a new dean could read all the apps.

But if she is going to be interviewing candidates then she prob has to be familiar with their apps which means she would either be reading the next batch of kb1 applications (already selected by Karen) to prepare herself for the interview (next week hopefully) or she is a superhuman and is going to start from scratch and select the next batch tnext week.

I'm worried about those of us who got held as this probably explains why they held so many of us...the wanted JS to be the deciding factor.


i'm sorry my thought process is kinda wack and choppy.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby tempur_three » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:29 pm

sharktankdean wrote:From the blog post, i'm wondering if she is going to reread all the apps or just the new ones coming in... Right now i doubt we should look for kb1/js1s tomorrow.

I really want to know what HLS adcomms have been doing for the past month. I mean they had to have been creating a new kb1 batch because I doubt they would just sit on them and it would be absurd to pause the whole application process for that long just so that a new dean could read all the apps.

But if she is going to be interviewing candidates then she prob has to be familiar with their apps which means she would either be reading the next batch of kb1 applications (already selected by Karen) to prepare herself for the interview (next week hopefully) or she is a superhuman and is going to start from scratch and select the next batch tnext week.

I'm worried about those of us who got held as this probably explains why they held so many of us...the wanted JS to be the deciding factor.


i'm sorry my thought process is kinda wack and choppy.


Part of me believes that she is just superhuman. Working at Bain as a management consultant (or at Mckinsey/BCG) takes some superhuman shit. Getting an associate job at a law firm from HLS seems to be a cakewalk compared to getting a management consulting job. I know this year plenty of HLS grads tried to get a consulting job and they didn't make it to the second round interviews.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby sharktankdean » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:46 pm

is she is a superhuman then i expect some movement by 5pm on Monday. But i know i'm gonna be disappointed once more.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby backwards54 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:50 am

Hey everyone!

Those of you who got phone interviews, do you get the notification via email or they call you to tell you that you've been selected for a phone interview and to arrange a time to do the phone interview?

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby vincanity1 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:24 am

backwards54 wrote:Hey everyone!

Those of you who got phone interviews, do you get the notification via email or they call you to tell you that you've been selected for a phone interview and to arrange a time to do the phone interview?


You'll get an email telling you what time they'll be calling.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nulli Secundus » Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:41 am

I agree with the concerns re: her past experience as a Bain recruiter.

In before direct rejections after JS1.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby encaenia » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:52 am

JS will be looking at LOCIs to see if they contain copious helpings of consulting newspeak. If you haven't written about your desire to join HLS' unparalleled platform for delivering insight-based solutions, move it to the top of your action-item list.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby citygirl000 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:37 am

tempur_three wrote:
sharktankdean wrote:From the blog post, i'm wondering if she is going to reread all the apps or just the new ones coming in... Right now i doubt we should look for kb1/js1s tomorrow.

I really want to know what HLS adcomms have been doing for the past month. I mean they had to have been creating a new kb1 batch because I doubt they would just sit on them and it would be absurd to pause the whole application process for that long just so that a new dean could read all the apps.

But if she is going to be interviewing candidates then she prob has to be familiar with their apps which means she would either be reading the next batch of kb1 applications (already selected by Karen) to prepare herself for the interview (next week hopefully) or she is a superhuman and is going to start from scratch and select the next batch tnext week.

I'm worried about those of us who got held as this probably explains why they held so many of us...the wanted JS to be the deciding factor.


i'm sorry my thought process is kinda wack and choppy.


Part of me believes that she is just superhuman. Working at Bain as a management consultant (or at Mckinsey/BCG) takes some superhuman shit. Getting an associate job at a law firm from HLS seems to be a cakewalk compared to getting a management consulting job. I know this year plenty of HLS grads tried to get a consulting job and they didn't make it to the second round interviews.


You do realize that JR came from Bain as well? I don't think his interviews were any different than KBs

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby snehpets » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:01 am

Lol, this thread becomes more depressing every day. I highly doubt that many of the remaining applicants have high level consulting experience. Even if you all suck at it, they have to let someone in. I think it's going to be okay.

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Elendil » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:30 am

snehpets wrote:Lol, this thread becomes more depressing every day. I highly doubt that many of the remaining applicants have high level consulting experience. Even if you all suck at it, they have to let someone in. I think it's going to be okay.


+1,000

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby Nelson » Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:35 am

snehpets wrote:Lol, this thread becomes more depressing every day. I highly doubt that many of the remaining applicants have high level consulting experience. Even if you all suck at it, they have to let someone in. I think it's going to be okay.

Wait, are you saying law school isn't full of people who walked away from six figure jobs at Bain/BCG/McKinsey? :lol:

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Re: Harvard 2012 applicants (class of 2015)

Postby carne.asada » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:32 pm

Held via email. Complete since October. Bummer to wait that long for a hold.

edit: 3.8x 174, WE.
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