You Won’t Believe Who Harvard Business School Just Rejected


Mr. Goldman Sachs


  • 710 GMAT
  • 3.55 GPA
  • Undergraduate degree in finance from a top undergraduate business program (think UC-
  • Berkeley Haas or University of Michigan Ross School)
  • Work experience includes two and one-half years in structured finance within the investment bank at Goldman Sachs, recently promoted to associate; also have four years of sales & trading internship experience within Goldman prior to working full-time
  • Extracurricular involvement as an English teacher in two Asian countries and currently tutor others through a non-profit on a weekly basis
  • Currently wait listed at Haas after an interview
  • 24-year-old Asian American

Sandy’s Analysis: Your Haas outcome is a jaw-dropper of sorts. They might be wondering if they are your first choice. Was that an issue? If you got dinged at HBS, well this could be just so-so stats and pedigree in what is ordinarily a gold-plated cohort group in investment banking and private equity.

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