Friday, December 13, 2013

Look Who Harvard Business School Rejected Yesterday | LinkedIn

Look Who Harvard Business School Rejected Yesterday | LinkedIn:

Their scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are 700-plus, in some cases as high as 790 out of 800.
They earned their undergraduate degrees at some of the best universities in the world, including the Ivies.
They’ve worked for such prestige employers as McKinsey & Co., General Electric, Microsoft, Disney, and Abbott Laboratories.
And yesterday (Dec. 11) they were dinged by either Harvard Business School or Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
How come?
For one thing, the odds of acceptance are truly daunting. Stanford accepts less than 8% and Harvard less than 12%--yet many believe that as much as 80% of those who apply at top schools are fully qualified to attend and succeed. So luck and execution on an application plays an often significant role. Small imperfections, ranging from a below-average grade point average to an employer who lacks prestige, can torpedo a person who would otherwise be a shoo-in.

 Look Who Harvard Business School Rejected Yesterday