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Having no luck with the app cycle, no interviews at HBS/W/MIT. Any recommendations for postmortem analysis? Stats in comment

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I’m baffled! Is there any way that your goals in healthcare dont connect with your past enough to the point it doesn’t make sense to a third party reader? Great stats though so that’s the only place I could see a hole. Sorry though 🥺

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760 GMAT, 3.7 GPA from a top ivy, work experience in a large bank and McKinsey with early promote in latter (currently an associate). Music and Healthcare related EC (limited time spent though), great reference writers, essay on how my personal and work experiences drive my desire to bring preventative health solutions for high risk populations. Thoughts?

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Sorry to hear, OP 😓 round 2 will work out!! Did you use Applicant Lab? I mention this because you can start with the free trial - looking at her guidance can help with postmortem much more than any of us can. Since so much of these apps is how you say it and what you choose to say, since your raw work experience and track record are already there. If after that you realize you did everything along the lines of her recommendations (I imagine you’d be 70% of the way there since you guys probably have comparable firm support and resources to ours), then I’d just chalk it up to a crapshoot

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AdComs admit they don’t want consultants from the same firm. Just cause it says 30% admitted from Consulting doesn’t mean it’s all MBB

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Lmao. Trust me, it’s mostly MBB

Bizarre

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Are you a white male?

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Or worse: Asian

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Looks like there is a disconnection between your past work exp and your goal?

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Did you get super personal in your application and essays and share the driving, shaping experiences form your life? Did you have any adversity you faced or failure that you really got personal about? I have lower stats than you and from T2 consulting, but I got interviews at H/S and I think it’s because of how intimate I got with my story

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Sc1 would you be willing to answer a few questions about that if I DM you?

Most likely execution of app/essays- get feedback from a consultant. Or less likely (but possible) one of your references gave you a bland review.

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This is truly surprising; OP could there be something off about your writing style that would trigger a red flag? Did you have anybody review your essays?

Did you express how an MBA would help you achieve your goals in Healthcare? You should have gotten at least an interview at some of the places, so there may be a disconnect of why an MBA, why now, and why the school. I would look at that part of the application to ensure it clearly identifies how an MBA will help you achieve your goals.

Essays. Review them and understand why they don’t stand out.

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