Harvard | Mr. Google Tech
GMAT 770, GPA 2.2
Columbia | Mr. Chartered Accountant
GMAT 730, GPA 2.7
Kellogg | Mr. Hopeful Admit
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0
London Business School | Mr. Indian Mad Man
GMAT Have not taken yet, GPA 2.8
Kellogg | Mr. Operations Analyst
GMAT Waived, GPA 3.3
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Microsoft India
GMAT 780, GPA 7.14
Harvard | Mr. Belgium 2+2
GMAT 760, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Public Health
GRE 312, GPA 3.3
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. IDF Commander
GRE Waved, GPA 3.0
Harvard | Mr. Community Impact
GMAT 690, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mx. CPG Marketer
GMAT 750, GPA 3.95
Kenan-Flagler | Mr. Healthcare Provider
GMAT COVID19 Exemption, GPA 3.68
Stanford GSB | Mr. Brazilian Tech
GMAT 730, GPA Top 10%
Wharton | Mr. Philanthropist
GRE 324, GPA 3.71
INSEAD | Ms. Investment Officer
GMAT Not taken, GPA 16/20 (French scale)
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Startup Of You
GMAT 770, GPA 2.4
NYU Stern | Mr. Washed-Up Athlete
GRE 325, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Future Family Legacy
GMAT Not Yet Taken (Expected 700-750), GPA 3.0
London Business School | Mr. Consulting To IB
GMAT 700, GPA 2.4
Cornell Johnson | Mr. SAP SD Analyst
GMAT 660, GPA 3.60
Ross | Mr. Professional MMA
GMAT 640, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Investment
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Tech Exec
Wharton | Ms. Project Mananger
GMAT 770, GPA 3.86
MIT Sloan | Mr. NFL Team Analyst
GMAT 720, GPA 3.8
Kellogg | Mr. Big Beer
GMAT Waived, GPA 4.0

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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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Phil Knight’s Graduation Speech at Stanford Business School