With Harvard Business School’s Round One deadline less than a month away, it’s certainly a timely exercise to show applicants how to navigate through the school’s online application.
So we enlisted the help of a prominent MBA admissions consultant and a Harvard MBA, Betsy Massar of Master Admissions, to take applicants through the process step-by-step. She examines the quirks and potential pitfalls that could sidetrack an applicant.
The more general advice?
1. Start by reading through the entire online application–without typing anything in those annoying little boxes.
2. Gather all your GMAT and employment data to fill in at the same time.
3. Don’t craft substantive answers in the text boxes. Use your Word program or pen and paper to assure your answers are as good as they can be.
4. Take advantage of these opportunities to tell the truth about yourself.