Admissions Essays

Quick Thoughts on the HBS Essay

Quick Thoughts on the HBS Essay

Unlike Columbia and Stanford, HBS did not make any changes to its essay from last year.  As explained by Dee Leopold in her blog, they were quite simply happy with the content that this prompted generated.  Those handful of people who have spoken to me on consult calls this year know that I predicted HBS would keep this essay and that it would be for this reason - I had a feeling this experiment worked well.  This is because I watched the MASSIVE (all caps are necessary here) gulf between good and bad use of this space, among candidates.