Wharton | Mr. Rural Ed To International Business
GRE 329, GPA 3.6
McCombs School of Business | Mr. CRE
GMAT 625, GPA 3.4
IU Kelley | Mr. Jiu-Jitsu Account Admin
GMAT 500, GPA 3.23
Wharton | Mr. Sales From Law School
GMAT 700, GPA 11/20
Yale | Mr. Tambourine Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. LGBT+CPG
GMAT 720, GPA 3.95
Kellogg | Mr. Community Involvement
GMAT 600, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Air Force Seeking Feedback
GRE 329, GPA 3.2
Columbia | Mr. URM Artillery Officer
GRE 317, GPA 3.65
Kellogg | Mr. Engineer To PM
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (with Honors)
Harvard | Ms. Eternal Optimism
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Harvard | Mr. Captain Mishra
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Ms. Lady Programmer
GRE 331, GPA 2.9
Ross | Mr. Double Eagle
GMAT 740, GPA 3.77
Stanford GSB | Ms. Eyebrows Say It All
GRE 299, GPA 8.2/10
Harvard | Mr. UHNW Family Office
GMAT 730, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. Certain Government Guy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Mr. Hopeful B School Investment Analyst
GRE 334, GPA 4.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Stuck Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.6
MIT Sloan | Mr. Mechanical Engineer W/ CFA Level 2
GMAT 760, GPA 3.83/4.0 WES Conversion
Wharton | Mr. Asset Manager – Research Associate
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Chicago Booth | Mr. International Banker
GMAT 700, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. South East Asian Product Manager
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Ms. Hollywood To Healthcare
GMAT 730, GPA 2.5
Stanford GSB | Ms. Investor To Fintech
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Structural Engineer
GMAT 680, GPA 3.2
Darden | Mr. Anxious One
GRE 323, GPA 3.85

Sandy’s Dos & Don’ts for Harvard Business School Interviews

Sandy Kreisberg, an MBA admissions consultant known as HBS Guru, has created his own list of dos and don’ts for applicants who have been invited to interview by the admissions office at Harvard Business School. This more irreverent list of suggestions, really a send up on the recently published 2011 Unofficial Harvard Business School Interview Guide, is a complement to his more substantive advice in How NOT to Blow Your Harvard Interview.

His two cents:

1)   Don’t wear ear buds, no matter how cool your playlist is, and don’t ask if you can finish eating this cookie.

2)   Cover up gang insignia.

3)   Don’t pack visible firearms, even if licensed.

4)   Don’t ask interviewer if it is okay if you ‘friend’ them after the interview.

5)   Similarly, don’t say, ‘Do you mind if I take a picture of us together and send it to my Mom right now?’

6)   Don’t attempt to sell interviewer lottery tickets, no matter how good the cause.

7)   Don’t give interviewer stock tips or inside information about your company, with a wink.

8)   Don’t say: 1. ‘You look old for this kind of work’ or 2. ‘You look tired. This must be exhausting’ or 3. ‘You look cute!’

And if you’re one of the few applicants who is interviewed by admissions director Dee Leopold, don’t say:

1)   ‘Holy shit, now it all comes down to this’ (even though true).

Do say:

1)   ‘Good afternoon, your majesty.’

2)   ‘You look young for this kind of work.’

3)   ‘Love, love, love those shoes! Where did you get them?’