Berkeley Haas | Mr. Hanging By A Thread
GMAT 710, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Ms. Risk-Taker
GRE 310 (to retake), GPA 3 (recalculated)
London Business School | Mr. College Dropout
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB to PM
GRE 338, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. MBB Latino Engineer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.75
Harvard | Ms. Analytical Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Ms. Top Firm Consulting
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Green Energy Revolution
GMAT 740, GPA 3.4
INSEAD | Mr. Truth
GMAT 670, GPA 3.2
INSEAD | Mr. Powerlifting President
GMAT 750, GPA 8.1/10
Harvard | Mr. Mojo
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Ross | Mr. Law To MBA
GRE 321, GPA 3.77
Stanford GSB | Mr. Failed Startup Founder
GMAT 740, GPA 4
Wharton | Mr. African Impact
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Sommelier
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Wharton | Mr. MBA When Ready
GMAT 700 (expected), GPA 2.1
Kellogg | Mr. Danish Raised, US Based
GMAT 710, GPA 10.6 out of 12
Kellogg | Mr. AVP Healthcare
GRE 332, GPA 3.3
HEC Paris | Mr. Strategy & Intelligence
GMAT 600 - 650 (estimated), GPA 4.0
Stanford GSB | Mr. Technopreneur
GRE 328, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Schoolmaster
GMAT 710 (to re-take), GPA 3.5 (Converted from UK)
Cambridge Judge Business School | Ms. Story-Teller To Data-Cruncher
GMAT 700 (anticipated), GPA 3.5 (converted from Australia)
Kellogg | Mr. Operator
GMAT 740, GPA 4.17/4.3
INSEAD | Mr. Business Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Army Marketing
GRE 327, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. STEM Minor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.78
HEC Paris | Mr. Productivity Focused
GMAT 700, GPA 3.6

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Blast from the Past:

A Harvard MBA’s View on Why Candidates Get Dinged


Don’t take rejection personally, they say. Learn from it. Let it fuel you. Show them they made a mistake.

Ever hear that? Usually, the other person says it with the best of intentions. Just one problem: You’re rarely told why you were rejected.

That’s one reason why Poets&Quants publishes Sandy Kreisberg’s “Ding Report,” to give readers some objective advice on why they may or may not be a viable candidate at certain schools. GMAT too low? Short on leadership experience? A poor fit for a school’s culture? Kreisberg pulls no punches when analyzing why a candidate may miss the cut.

Sometimes, it also helps to hear from someone who graduated from a particular school. And that was the impetus behind a column from Jyll Saskin (Harvard ’13), who shares his own views on why certain candidates were dinged. And guess what? They are sometimes diametrically opposed to Kreisberg’s opinions.

Looking for an opinion from someone ‘who’s been there?’ Check out Saskin’s advice and see if you agree or disagree with his conclusions.

Source: Poets and Quants

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