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  • Let me clarify as a current H interview. We CAN ask for test scores and grades/ranking; that is NOT prohibited and there is a section on the official interview report where we can enter said information. However, interviewers are not required to ask…
  • @Gibby: I think you're having NYC bias. Most places are not blessed with fancy private clubhouses within blocks of each other @Need34orAbove: You shouldn't expect an interviewer to conduct the interview at your school, but if they suggest it and…
  • @RandomRhino: I'm going to say it probably doesn't matter. Both are quite common.
  • It's possible that you might need it more than once. If you get invited to a House formal (e.g. The Lowell Bacchanalia, The Eliot F
  • schmincke: You have my sympathy and full support. Good luck with everything. P.S. I'm half-Taiwanese. Taiwanese pride. LOL.
  • @xiggi: The general consensus here is that most alum interviews have very little impact. I'm not sure that's much debated. I actually don't think this thread is about interviews at all. Rather, it seems that it's a parent-child issue, and the …
  • @schmincke. Any chance that (echoing yetanotherid) you're of East Asian decent? I'm guessing--correct me if I'm wrong--that you're second generation? I'm Asian, I know and recognize the type of behavior here very well (though fortunately, my pare…
  • What exultationsy wrote. If there's any 'style', I'd probably categorize it as 'preppy' or 'preppy hipster'. People are generally well-dressed, but usually not in anything particularly flashy. I assume many of my classmates were from relatively well…
  • I'm not super privy to the details since I've never interviewed an recruited athlete. I have heard that the interviewer is sometimes informed that a student is a potential athletic recruit.
  • International interviews are probably a bit different. I haven't done any (though I could have when I was abroad for a bit) but I have conducted domestic interviews for several years. We are given very little information about students. I get nothin…
  • I believe the form is not something officially supplied by the Harvard admissions office but rather something created by certain local clubs to facilitate the interview process for their volunteer interviewers. So don't expect any sort of rhyme or r…
  • @csgnyc: I'm not surprised that this is the case for NYC. Aren't many of the NYC interviews done at the Harvard Club? The most recent handbook update does not prohibit home interviews, but it's suggested that if possible, a more neutral location …
  • @caligirl14: It's not unusual at all. I interviewed for a few schools back when I was a senior in high school (nearly a decade ago), and all were at the interviewers' homes. One male and one female. I personally would not interview applicants at …
  • It'll be a lot of fun that moment you exit into the real world and realize you don't know half as much as you think you do when you're in high school (or for that matter, 4 years at college). I love that moment.
  • JHS: Anyway, in investment industry jobs, the starting base salary range for the class of 2012 topped out at $100,000, with an average starting base salary of about $66,500 (somewhat higher at Wharton). For management consulting, the top of the …
  • The closest thing would probably be the Porc, but to be really honest, the final clubs are VERY, VERY different than the senior societies at Yale. First off, the Porc (and all other FCs) are (currently) male-only, while the senior societies are co-e…
  • Indeed. Nice XKCD link though. I'm pretty sure many of the great intellectuals of the past and present were/are not as prudish as you think. One would think that such people wouldn't fit into the mold that Harvard is looking for. Are the …
  • Here's something I don't understand - why would students who worked hard enough to get into Harvard start to drink/party/ do related stuff? I thought that the situation there would be highly academic. I'm not sure I quite follow your logic. Y…
  • I interview for suburban NJ; it's certainly still true here. I'm also pretty sure local clubs can't do any screening, since we don't get scores or stats. If admissions is starting to screen out candidates before sending names out, I haven't heard.
  • I second Sikorsky. At least for domestic candidates, there is no screening process for interviews. Whether you get one or not is entirely dependent on the robustness of the local Harvard Club and not on your profile. However, international candidate…