{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Chances for HBS/GSB?\n\nURM, 3.8 engineering from large state school, 720 GMAT, will have 3 YOE in consulting and on track for manager promotion by the time of applying. I’d say ECs are ok, but recommendations are strong. \n\nAlready took gmat twice and don’t think i can feasible raise my score to match the school averages.", "post_id": "61a17308d80d5b003543a154", "reply_count": 5, "vote_count": 3, "bowl_id": "5988685d311f0a001042963a", "bowl_name": "MBA Applicants" }

Chances for HBS/GSB? URM, 3.8 engineering from large state school, 720 GMAT, will have 3 YOE in consulting and on track for manager promotion by the time of applying. I’d say ECs are ok, but recommendations are strong. Already took gmat twice and don’t think i can feasible raise my score to match the school averages.

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

You definitely have a chance but would temper expectations a bit based on other comments so far in this thread. I know multiple BA direct to EMs with fantastic senior partner recs (and UG from HYP) that didn’t get into H/S. Those two schools are a crapshoot and there are too many strong McKinsey BAs applying these days to say anyone’s a shoe in anymore

like

Yours are about as good as they’ll get, short of founding your own unicorn or having a building with your last name on campus.

like

Super high chance. GMAT could be better but given your GPA and major (plus MBB) it won’t be held against you.

like

Hard to tell, my friend (female, URM) has the same stats as yours except her GMAT was 750, and were one of the top performers in our class at BCG. Still got rejected by HBS with not even an interview invite.

like

The true answer is that it all depends on your race and gender. Check the rejections post from a few months earlier.

like

Related Posts

Does anyone have tips on how to prepare for interviews? I do fine on panels and personal interviews. But Every time I have an on camera interview about a project where I have practiced key points to hit- I tend to blank and get over whelmed.

like

When u interview at a smallish agency where growth has stalled and 40% of the senior team has been there 15+ years (or their entire career... intern up) do you take that as a sign of loyalty? Or run?

like

Hi everyone, I have 5 YOE and skill set of ETL, Oracle fusion cloud, Pl/SQL and BI tools including Sap BODS, OBIEE and BI Publisher. I am currently sitting at a package of approximately 6 LPA and I will start looking for interviews. Can you please suggest what are the market standards for my level at present, how much should I ask and settle for ?

like

No emails about promotions.? How do we apply for a promotion this year

Any advice for finding a good boss? What are the tells someone should look for or the questions they should ask during interviews to help suss that out?

likehelpful

Hello Deloitte H-1B fishes, Traveling abroad and don’t have a Deloitte phone. I was told I can access webmail and DTE on a personal device. Is there anything else to be concerned about? How would I access STAFFIT? Year-end impact statements? Any personal documents on ToD I should download? Already have pay stubs and employment verification letter for visa interview. I’m also in the middle of a PERM application so not sure if BAL would need other documents from Deloitte’s system while on PTO.

like

I’m work Operations for ML and am looking at Investment Banking roles at ML in New York, any advice when applying that could help me?

Not a confession but Is it valid to decline a promotion if you feel you’re not ready for it?

like

Anyone ever worked for Randstad? I have an interview tomorrow for an account manager position for the IT market. Curious to hear all thoughts.

like

Is it okay to specifically name past clients or names of businesses you worked with in a job interview ?

like

Has anyone attended hfs interview recently for research profile.

More time for DPW or Cravath to match means re-raise is more likely...right!?

likefunny

Is anyone part of the bizops team or has anyone interviewed with them? Interested in how similar the case interviews are to typical MBB cases?

like

I’m a risk consulting intern at KPMG Dubai and i’m looking to join as a entry level consultant at OW, Kearney or Strategy&. I’ve applied to the MBBs. Any advice for case interviews? Also anyone willing to practice with me live? Twice a week will be great

like

I have been an adjuster for almost 5 years, although I have loved almost all of my time adjusting and find it fun, in a sense, I am so ready to take my skills into underwriting. Does anyone have any tips for transitioning from adjusting to underwriting? I know this will sound cliche but I find myself to be very passionate about insurance and I do well when interviewed, but it is difficult to get a response for underwriting applications because they all “require” underwriting experience.

like

How much prorated hike can I expect this year? I do have offer from another firm with 25% raise. Should I wait for hike or put down my papers? Any suggestions guys?

like

What’s been your experience with Deloitte after final round interviews? Any idea on timeline to hear back by? Thanks!

like

Hi All, I have cleared all 3-4 round of interviews in Apisero by 26 Dec. HR also taken all the documents like salary slips etc. She said offer may take some time due to new year holidays. Now they are saying they have freezed all the new offers. Is this correct? Apisero is not rolling out any new offers? The interview process take weeks of time and multiple rounds. So just wanted to know what is the point of all these rounds.

Passed up for promotion got me all like..... next please! Ya feel me?

like

Additional Posts

Best place to go in Europe in January? And why?

like

After finishing my PhD, I felt burned out so I spent 2 years unemployed, living with my family. Now every interviewer asks what I did during that period and I honestly don't have a good answer. What would you say?

like

Thoughts on Ogilvy Health and McCann Health?

like

Sure sign this crap year has still brought some positive changes: This time last year I was already drunk pregaming for new years, weighing the most I've ever weighed in my life and super unhappy but doing a stellar job of convincing the world my life was awesome by deflecting and being the life of the party. Now I just finished a super satisfying workout, in a much better mental state overall, and will still enjoy the Champagne tonight with the rest of household knowing better days will come!

likeuplifting

Anyone from California see their scores yet? As usual, the site is annoyingly slow for me ...

like

I feel so sleepy between a full time job and studies. How do you cope with this schedule.. 🤓

like

I am looking forward to HR round for Macquarie Gurugram. All rounds went well except for numerical reasoning section in psychometric test. My yoe is exactly 8 years. My current CTC is 16.2 and expecting raise in current company in 2-3 months. Q1- What is the maximum I can demand in Macquarie in HR round? Initially, before interviews started, I mentioned 27LPA (negotiable). I have a past offer (not current) of 25.5 LPA. Q2 do they decline offering in case we get adamant abt high salary 27Lpa?

My professional life at the moment is far from ideal. I’ve been on quarantine (long story, but a good one) for the last seven years. Royalties from my books don’t pay the bills. My entrepreneurial pursuits remain hampered. For the interim, I’ve been looking for a remote opportunity where I can leverage my skills in marketing, sales, social media, and elsewhere for a decent sum. I have a social media presence which, in recent years, reached millions. There has to be something exciting I can do.

like

Just left a 1h+ long WhatsApp debate (in a group chat) with a male mutual friend who insists that rape culture doesn't exist in US/Canada; "men attack men too, what about us"... [Continued>>>]

likefunny

How much did your monthly budget increase after having a child? Expecting our first toward the end of the year and we currently spend about $2k per month on non-housing expenses. We thankfully won’t need daycare, but other than that is it just diapers, food, clothes, and toys?

like

Is it a bad look as a senior associate (on the path to manager within a year) to be driving an expensive car like a C7 or C8 corvette that is $70k+? I don’t think it is and here’s my rationale. I’m making over 6 figures, maxing out my 401k and IRA accounts with extra $ going to a brokerage account, I have a 3BR 1300 sq foot home with finished basement and garage for $170k. My two loans are only $240k combined. Heck most people spend more on a house alone. Work remote so vette isn’t daily driver.

likefunny

CD and ACD salaries in the Twin Cities? Starting to see jobs being posted and curious to see how salaries are there.

funny

I've seen a lot of posts around APA and utilisation. Please correct my understanding if I'm wrong. APAs are only for those who have tested +ve or are taking care of family members who have tested +ve and cannot be used for any other situation. If that's true and you/your family have defeated Covid, why the fuss over utilisation? P.S. plz let me know if there's another use of APAs I'm not aware of

like

It's 1:45pm as I write this and the DOW and S&P are both up 2+%. Don't worry, there's still plenty of upside left.

Post Photo
like

Who else still feels completely in the dark when it comes to your school's policy/next steps for dealing with this virus?

like

So I watched Requiem for a Dream for the first time... ugh...

like

How much would a senior consultant and a manager make at EY ?

like

Recently I’ve felt that I am out of favor of my senior leader, due to not managing up. Really I was “in” and now I’m “out” because I left a bad impression on other more influential people within the leaders circle of trust. Is there a way to try to recover, or should I let go and give it time and if not find other “mentors”

likehelpful

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal