Stanford GSB | Ms. Access To Opportunities
GRE 318, GPA 2.9
UCLA Anderson | Mr. International PM
GMAT 730, GPA 2.3
Tuck | Mr. Product Marketer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Low GPA To Stanford
GMAT 770, GPA 2.7
USC Marshall | Mr. Low GPA High GMAT
GMAT 740, GPA 2.44
Wharton | Ms. Finance For Good
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
London Business School | Mr. Midwest Engineer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.69
Harvard | Mr. Policy Development
GMAT 740, GPA Top 30%
Cambridge Judge Business School | Mr. Champion Swimmer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Future VC
GMAT 750, GPA 3.6
MIT Sloan | Mr. NFL Team Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Chicago Booth | Mr. Consulting Hopeful
GMAT 720, GPA 3.6
Kellogg | Mr. Tech Auditor
GRE 332, GPA 3.25
Wharton | Mr. Senior Analyst
GMAT 750, GPA 3.2
NYU Stern | Mr. Washed-Up Athlete
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Southern California
GMAT 710, GPA 3.58
Ross | Mr. Brazilian Sales Guy
GRE 326, GPA 77/100 (USA Avg. 3.0)
INSEAD | Mr. Fraud Associate
GMAT 750, GPA 8/10
Wharton | Ms. Project Mananger
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
Chicago Booth | Mr. Average White Guy
GMAT 680, GPA 3.2
Stanford GSB | Mr. AIESEC Alumnus
GMAT 750, GPA 3.38
Kellogg | Mr. Brazilian Banker
GMAT 600, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Upward Trajectory
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Fish
GRE 327, GPA 3.733
Harvard | Mr. Community Impact
GMAT 690, GPA 3.0
IMD | Mr. Gap Year To IMD
GMAT 660, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Italian In Tokyo
GMAT (710-740), GPA 4.0

Dee Leopold’s Harvard B-School Webinar Slides

Leopold: “I don’t know how many of you have interest in 2+2. Take a look at this slide, this program is designed to attract college students to thinking about business school. It’s a vehicle to capture the minds and hearts of college students who we think will be great leaders and managers in both the non-profit sector, for profit sector, entrepreneurship, and the value proposition is: apply when you’re in school, and the positive outcome is going to be admission to a future class after at least two years work experience.

“You can work for a third year, many people are, but it has to be with a plan in place. Yes, international students can participate in 2+2. Please be mindful of the fact that if you are not a U.S. citizen, there is no way that we can arrange a work visa for you here. Find your own job. You don’t get the resources that our current MBA students get from our extensive professional development office.

“It’s about a 100-person cohort. Why apply? I think you are kind of a planful generation. If you aren’t then your parents are. So it’s nice to have sort of a goal in mind and the ability to take some choices to do things that you might not if you didn’t know that your next step was going to be pretty good and pretty clear.

If you are denied admission to 2+2 after interview, I give you feedback, and if anyone applies during then there is no stigma about reapplying later. One of the real dangers, is that people think that if you are not admitted to 2+2, which is a tiny program, we hate to think that you might go away and never think of yourself as a candidate for HBS. We already have people matriculating who applied during the regular process after being turned down.

“OK, this is the deal: summer round application deadline is July 10, that is for 2+2 only. And then the other rounds, these are all going to be up on the website. When we say early release – for round 1, if you apply on Sept 24, early November you will either be invited to interview or you will be released. Which means you are not going to move forward in our application process which means you can go on with plan B. You do not need to sit and be anxious for another month and a half or so.”

(See following pages for Leopold’s lively question-and-answer section)

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.