Harvard Business School's recent admissions revamp is the biggest change the school has made to their application process in a decade.
Applicants will submit two essays instead of four and the interview is moving front and center. Pull out your best suit and your close-toed pumps. Most importantly, get ready for some curveballs.
- What is the brand of your undergraduate university?
- What is your favorite kind of chocolate?
- How would your parents describe you when you were twelve?
- What is a company you follow other than Google or Apple and what do you think keeps its CEO up at night?
- What is one interview question you expected me to ask?
- What is a common misconception people have about you when they first meet you?
- What advice would you give to 1) the President of your college? 2) Your prior bosses 3) Your current boss
After the interview, applicants will be given 24 hours to write a 400 word essay on what they wish they had mentioned during the interview but didn't.
Harvard has never been one to play by the book. Their new application process and interview questions are definitely quirky but they accomplish the goals of any admissions office: to get to know their applicants.