Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Share Your Experiences, Read About Other Experiences. Please keep posts organized by school and expected year of graduation.

Where are you in the Harvard application process?

I'm applying next year, just reading this thread to prepare
38
12%
Applying this year, I got an extension on my application
1
0%
I applied and haven't gotten a JS1 yet
64
20%
I applied and got a JS1, but haven't had it yet.
7
2%
I had my JS1 but I'm waiting for a magical phone call
43
13%
Already had my JS2, just here to help
62
19%
Waitlisted
61
19%
Dinged D:
49
15%
 
Total votes: 325

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:08 pm

There may be some validity to schools wanting more people to apply (more selective, boosts rankings a bit); but I don't see any to offering more people an interview just to fill the quota. It doesn't help the rankings and would be a waste of time for them. I think it's safe to assume if you have an interview you have an excellent shot of getting in, no matter who interviews you or how prepared they seem.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby CitrusFruit » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:01 pm

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby binary_theatrics » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:29 pm

I did not. I did not think it was necessary to send a thank you after a Skype interview, besides I'm sure they get enough emails to worry about without having to read an unnecessary thank you letter.

EDIT: Removed quote.
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby CitrusFruit » Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:36 pm

lol i see you quoted me anyway. But thanks, that's what i thought
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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby binary_theatrics » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:49 am

Haha my apologies Citrus, I assumed you meant don't quote from earlier in the thread, but instead post a new response.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby iamgeorgebush » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:00 am

The appropriate response, binary, is to remove your quote of him...

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Kimikho » Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:36 pm

just submitted my LORs finally :D

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby wtrc » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:01 pm

scoobers wrote:just submitted my LORs finally :D


:D congrats!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby CitrusFruit » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:52 pm

binary_theatrics wrote:Haha my apologies Citrus, I assumed you meant don't quote from earlier in the thread, but instead post a new response.


No worries!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby luckystar84 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:44 am

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby DrStudMuffin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:14 am

luckystar84 wrote:JS1 this week. way back in March of this year, I started thinking about how I would answer standard Qs like why law, why H, etc. I asked some current/former students about beyond-the-brochure aspects of the school. I have it in on a flashdisk somewhere but haven't seen it since March.

Now it's upon me. I have a mock interview tomorrow. I had a non-JS1 mock interview a while ago with a V15 alum partner where I just winged it. He said I did pretty good. I don't want to do that for this one since there's a lot hanging in the balance. I just copied and paste a bunch of JS1 related stuff on JS1.

2 questions.

1. I'm going to devote all of the next 2/3/4 days to this.
Let's say 3 (as the average estimated time to arrival to my JS1). Are you guys sure 3 days is enough?

2. I don't think I have time to go through all 200 pages of last year's thread + this year's thread. Am I missing any gems not found in kappycaft1's Guide? Have any posters posted in this thread new questions or approaches the interviewers have adopted? It'd be great if someone who has done a better job of staying on top of this thread can direct me to the spots where posters have shared interesting things.


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Just know your resume, do some basic research on H, and have some questions for your interviewer.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby thewaves » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:24 am

DrStudMuffin wrote:
luckystar84 wrote:JS1 this week. way back in March of this year, I started thinking about how I would answer standard Qs like why law, why H, etc. I asked some current/former students about beyond-the-brochure aspects of the school. I have it in on a flashdisk somewhere but haven't seen it since March.

Now it's upon me. I have a mock interview tomorrow. I had a non-JS1 mock interview a while ago with a V15 alum partner where I just winged it. He said I did pretty good. I don't want to do that for this one since there's a lot hanging in the balance. I just copied and paste a bunch of JS1 related stuff on JS1.

2 questions.

1. I'm going to devote all of the next 2/3/4 days to this.
Let's say 3 (as the average estimated time to arrival to my JS1). Are you guys sure 3 days is enough?

2. I don't think I have time to go through all 200 pages of last year's thread + this year's thread. Am I missing any gems not found in kappycaft1's Guide? Have any posters posted in this thread new questions or approaches the interviewers have adopted? It'd be great if someone who has done a better job of staying on top of this thread can direct me to the spots where posters have shared interesting things.


What I imagine lucky resembles in real life:
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Just know your resume, do some basic research on H, and have some questions for your interviewer.


dying :D :D :D

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby luckystar84 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:33 am

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby CitrusFruit » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:38 am

luckystar84 wrote:JS1 this week. way back in March of this year, I started thinking about how I would answer standard Qs like why law, why H, etc. I asked some current/former students about beyond-the-brochure aspects of the school. I have it in on a flashdisk somewhere but haven't seen it since March.

Now it's upon me. I have a mock interview tomorrow. I had a non-JS1 mock interview a while ago with a V15 alum partner where I just winged it. He said I did pretty good. I don't want to do that for this one since there's a lot hanging in the balance. I just copied and paste a bunch of JS1 related stuff in word.

2 questions.

1. I'm going to devote all of the next 2/3/4 days to this.
Let's say 3 (as the average estimated time to arrival to my JS1). Are you guys sure 3 days is enough?

2. I don't think I have time to go through all 200 pages of last year's thread + this year's thread. Am I missing any gems not found in kappycaft1's Guide? Have any posters posted in this thread new questions or approaches the interviewers have adopted? It'd be great if someone who has done a better job of staying on top of this thread can direct me to the spots where posters have shared interesting things.


I know I have asked several JS1 related Qs, but dude....chill. They just want to talk to a normal, sociable human. So be one!

And don't worry about what you wear. Suit or no suit. both fine.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby djfududeman » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:39 am

Just wait guys...first JS2 on Tuesday!! Be excited 8)

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby CitrusFruit » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:44 am

djfududeman wrote:Just wait guys...first JS2 on Tuesday!! Be excited 8)


why do you say this...

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby The-Specs » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:47 am

djfududeman wrote:Just wait guys...first JS2 on Tuesday!! Be excited 8)


I just about had a heart attack. I thought you were saying that you just got the first JS2 which admittedly makes no sense as it is a Sunday but my heart dropped into my stomach nonetheless.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby applelover » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:49 am

luckystar84 wrote:also, have people reached a consensus on whether bizcaz is the way to go (just button up + tie)? most of the people in the guide wore suits. I don't know about that so much. I remember seeing disagreement on whether to even wear a tie somewhere.


I wore a suit, but thats because I felt most comfortable in a suit.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby djfududeman » Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:55 am

The-Specs wrote:
djfududeman wrote:Just wait guys...first JS2 on Tuesday!! Be excited 8)


I just about had a heart attack. I thought you were saying that you just got the first JS2 which admittedly makes no sense as it is a Sunday but my heart dropped into my stomach nonetheless.


Hahaha yep got a call at 9pm tonight. JS said she just finished watching sunday night football and felt like admitting some kids.

But really, I just feel 'em a-coming! The whole thread gets in Tuesday!

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby CitrusFruit » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:02 am

djfududeman wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
djfududeman wrote:Just wait guys...first JS2 on Tuesday!! Be excited 8)


I just about had a heart attack. I thought you were saying that you just got the first JS2 which admittedly makes no sense as it is a Sunday but my heart dropped into my stomach nonetheless.


Hahaha yep got a call at 9pm tonight. JS said she just finished watching sunday night football and felt like admitting some kids.

But really, I just feel 'em a-coming! The whole thread gets in Tuesday!


Looking at past threads --they usually come out like 11/21 or so, but also on the week of Thanksgiving. not sure if it will be this week or next then.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby crazyrobin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:16 am

luckystar84 wrote:also, have people reached a consensus on whether bizcaz is the way to go (just button up + tie)? most of the people in the guide wore suits. I don't know about that so much. I remember seeing disagreement on whether to even wear a tie somewhere.


Suit and a tie.
Business formal will be fine.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby crazyrobin » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:17 am

The-Specs wrote:
I just about had a heart attack. I thought you were saying that you just got the first JS2 which admittedly makes no sense as it is a Sunday but my heart dropped into my stomach nonetheless.


Chill Specs. I still believe the first batch of Js2 should be out on turkey week.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby The-Specs » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:25 am

crazyrobin wrote:
The-Specs wrote:
I just about had a heart attack. I thought you were saying that you just got the first JS2 which admittedly makes no sense as it is a Sunday but my heart dropped into my stomach nonetheless.


Chill Specs. I still believe the first batch of Js2 should be out on turkey week.


Haha no worries, I am chilled. I hope you are wrong. I predicted way back when that the first round would come out on the 19th so I am hoping for that. In the long term though, one week doesn't matter, the following week would be fine too.

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Re: Harvard, C/O 2017, Applicants Thread (2013-2014)

Postby Kobaine51 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:02 am

Submitted 11/6 - will probably go complete soon.




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