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So round 1 decisions are out at almost all the b-schools, and a bunch of people I know have been fortunate enough to get into top programs. They're obviously ecstatic, as they should be. Congrats to all of you guys who got in! Your hard work has paid off, and you can now relax and enjoy the holidays. Best of luck as you guys embark on the 2 most exciting and transformational years of your lives.

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  • In reply to TNA
    Brady4MVP's picture

    ANT wrote:
    Brady - When are you applying dude? I think you need to get out of Chi town and move back east coast. And when you get here let me know because I really want to see some of these bangin' MBA chicks. I've been to parties at Public House, Pulse and house parties with Wharton people and make I was out with the B list crew because I didn't see an utter bevy of models and hot chicks.

    I agree that B school is awesome and you can get laid all the time, but that is a function of having 2 years off and a crew of guys looking to blow off steam. Not sure how much the "I am a Harvard MBA" will get you laid though. Honestly, why not just lie to women now and tell them you at Chicago or Wharton. I mean any chick that would bang you because you go to those schools is stupid enough to fall for a lie.

    ANT, I'm going to be applying next fall. My friends were pressuring me to do it this year, but I felt that I wasn't ready yet. Still beefing up my extracurriculars and other aspects of my resume.

    I'm not going to say that wharton is filled with "models." But the girls there are a lot hotter than you would think. The first year-class this year at wharton and also HBS have quite a few lookers, and yes, there's rampant hooking up. The great thing about being an MBA student at an elite school is that you're at the top of the totem pole at your university, hence giving you easy access to girls at all the other programs.

    Chicago is great, minus the weather. The problem is that I moved here without knowing anyone, and although I've made a few good friends, Chicago's social scene is very cliquish. Basically if you're not from the midwest and/or went to a big 10 college, it's going to be hard finding your place. So b-school will be a great time to exponentially expand my social network.

  • TNA's picture

    Yeah, I understand what you mean about cliquish cities. Sucks. Have you given serious thought to Columbia? Might be a better choice since you not only have the university, but all of NYC to prey on. From my experience NYC is much more open than say Boston/Philadelphia.

    Side note. At Wharton they have a thing where all the single men and women mark who they like or would hook up with. Then, when spring or fall trips are being planned, the people who marked that they would hook up with XYZ are put on the same trips, basically ensuring a "good" time. ha.

  • In reply to TNA
    Brady4MVP's picture

    ANT wrote:
    Yeah, I understand what you mean about cliquish cities. Sucks. Have you given serious thought to Columbia? Might be a better choice since you not only have the university, but all of NYC to prey on. From my experience NYC is much more open than say Boston/Philadelphia.

    Side note. At Wharton they have a thing where all the single men and women mark who they like or would hook up with. Then, when spring or fall trips are being planned, the people who marked that they would hook up with XYZ are put on the same trips, basically ensuring a "good" time. ha.

    The Chicago social scene is awful for outsiders, in my opinion. All my good friends here are also transplants. I just don't quite click with the typical big 10 frat boys.

    Yes, I'm definitely applying to columbia and will probably visit next spring or so. If I really like it I might apply early decision.

    Didn't know that about Wharton, but I'm not too surprised. The social scene there is absolutely sick. I know for a fact that I will be slaying tons of chicks at a top b-school.

  • jimbrowngoU's picture

    "Slaying tons of chicks" doesn't equate to "slaying tons of hot chicks." I'm probably applying next fall as well, and I am friends/work with quite a few people that have gone to M7s (Columbia, MIT, HBS, Tuck, Kellogg), and we've gone through this ad nauseum – not sure if it's the dude-to-chick ratio, or single guys becoming more desperate, but the "hot" chicks at MBAs are not hot in the real world. Sure, there will be some decent looking chicks, but what those decent looking chicks become hot due to their relative appearance (and eagerness of guys like you who want to fuck anything that walks). We've done Facebook lookups on the "hottest" girls that were in their classes at the schools listed above, and I saw less than a handful of legit smokes – and naturally, they're only hooking up with the best looking guys in the class. So unless you're a top 5% in the looks category (and you carry yourself socially a whole lot different than you have in this thread), good fuckin' luck.

  • In reply to Faddy
    TheKing's picture

    Faddy wrote:
    Brady4MVP wrote:
    My best friend called last night. The guy is currently a first-year at a top 5 mba program, and he was telling me about his winter break thus far. His classmates went on a ski trip to colorado, where they got wasted and fucked like rabbits. In his words, "pretty much everyone has hooked up by now. It's really easy to get laid in b-school." Next, he went on a career trek in silicon valley, visiting start-up tech firms on the cutting edge. And now he is on his way to New Zeland.

    Fucking SICK life. Can any non-mba folks on WSO beat that? I doubt it.

    lol sounds exactly like my college career you phaggot. Brb just spent a semester getting hammed and getting chicks in Italy/Prague/Barcelona. Gonna spend NYE in the city getting hammed and probably (hopefully at least) getting with chicks. Then going to frat parties all next semester getting hammed and getting chicks.

    This dbag brady sounds like an absolute loser who has never had fun in his life, and now is getting his little panties wet at the excitement of touching a girls vajayjay.

    You can make all the money you want, but if you're a loser then no one will want to hang out with you. Stop taking your loneliness out on an internet forum.

    Holy shit, this absolutely killed me. Funniest shit I've read in a while.

  • In reply to TheKing
    Brady4MVP's picture

    TheKing wrote:
    Faddy wrote:
    Brady4MVP wrote:
    My best friend called last night. The guy is currently a first-year at a top 5 mba program, and he was telling me about his winter break thus far. His classmates went on a ski trip to colorado, where they got wasted and fucked like rabbits. In his words, "pretty much everyone has hooked up by now. It's really easy to get laid in b-school." Next, he went on a career trek in silicon valley, visiting start-up tech firms on the cutting edge. And now he is on his way to New Zeland.

    Fucking SICK life. Can any non-mba folks on WSO beat that? I doubt it.

    lol sounds exactly like my college career you phaggot. Brb just spent a semester getting hammed and getting chicks in Italy/Prague/Barcelona. Gonna spend NYE in the city getting hammed and probably (hopefully at least) getting with chicks. Then going to frat parties all next semester getting hammed and getting chicks.

    This dbag brady sounds like an absolute loser who has never had fun in his life, and now is getting his little panties wet at the excitement of touching a girls vajayjay.

    You can make all the money you want, but if you're a loser then no one will want to hang out with you. Stop taking your loneliness out on an internet forum.

    Holy shit, this absolutely killed me. Funniest shit I've read in a while.

    Yeah, I laughed too. It's always amusing to read posts by high school kids who have no idea what they're talking about.

  • seedy underbelly's picture

    A bit of Psychology-101 analysis, if I may (when else will this class come in useful?):

    Brady developed his inferiority complex at Penn around the M&T/Huntsman kids, and now believes his only way of 'topping' them is making it to HBS (a program that he has consistently placed on a pedestal), and perhaps subsequently bragging about it to them. A few Engineering/College students at Penn have insane inferiority complexes because they're always comparing their 'pedigree' to that of the M&T/Huntsman kids. Sad, since Penn is a fine institution in itself.

  • In reply to seedy underbelly
    Brady4MVP's picture

    seedy underbelly wrote:
    A bit of Psychology-101 analysis, if I may (when else will this class come in useful?):

    Brady developed his inferiority complex at Penn around the M&T/Huntsman kids, and now believes his only way of 'topping' them is making it to HBS (a program that he has consistently placed on a pedestal), and perhaps subsequently bragging about it to them. A few Engineering/College students at Penn have insane inferiority complexes because they're always comparing their 'pedigree' to that of the M&T/Huntsman kids. Sad, since Penn is a fine institution in itself.

    Haha. This was hilarious. Thanks for the comedy gold, kid.

  • In reply to Brady4MVP
    wolverine19x89's picture

    Brady4MVP][quote=ANT wrote:
    I know for a fact that I will be slaying tons of chicks at a top b-school.

    I know for a fact that you won't

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • SDBall22's picture

    Another thing that nobody has mentioned is that REPUTATION is huge at business school. This is not undergrad. You are not considered a stud if you smash tons of chicks. In fact, you are considered a total shit bag and your reputation at school and professionally could be seriously tainted. Girls do not put out in business school because the last thing they want is the reputation of a slut. The first gate keeper at all the prestigious firms is usually an alum of your school and these alums talk to the second-year students. If you think for one second that rumors don't circulate into the corporate world you are absolutely crazy. I guarantee that stories about current students spread like wild fire among alums. Do you really want to be THAT GUY or THAT GIRL that just smashes everyone after parties and gets that reputation professionally? People know everything about everyone.

    Go to business school and you will see what it is really like. It is not like you are making it out to be.

  • In reply to SDBall22
    Brady4MVP's picture

    SDBall22 wrote:
    Another thing that nobody has mentioned is that REPUTATION is huge at business school. This is not undergrad. You are not considered a stud if you smash tons of chicks. In fact, you are considered a total shit bag and your reputation at school and professionally could be seriously tainted. Girls do not put out in business school because the last thing they want is the reputation of a slut. The first gate keeper at all the prestigious firms is usually an alum of your school and these alums talk to the second-year students. If you think for one second that rumors don't circulate into the corporate world you are absolutely crazy. I guarantee that stories about current students spread like wild fire among alums. Do you really want to be THAT GUY or THAT GIRL that just smashes everyone after parties and gets that reputation professionally? People know everything about everyone.

    Go to business school and you will see what it is really like. It is not like you are making it out to be.

    It's true that the rumor mill in b-school runs wild. But lot of people still hook up and date because quit frankly, they're there to have a good time and could care less about what people say. Of course, if you go overboard, you will probably be featured in the annual follies show. Lol.

  • In reply to Brady4MVP
    Bondarb's picture

    Brady4MVP wrote:
    My best friend called last night. The guy is currently a first-year at a top 5 mba program, and he was telling me about his winter break thus far. His classmates went on a ski trip to colorado, where they got wasted and fucked like rabbits. In his words, "pretty much everyone has hooked up by now. It's really easy to get laid in b-school." Next, he went on a career trek in silicon valley, visiting start-up tech firms on the cutting edge. And now he is on his way to New Zeland.

    Fucking SICK life. Can any non-mba folks on WSO beat that? I doubt it.

    i dont want to pile on, but going to business school to get laid and go skiing is really absurd. Why not try putting some time and effort into cultivating a social life on your own? I am not saying whether or not I can "beat that" but I do have sex regularly and if I wanted to I could go skiing...these arent really things you need to go to business school to accomplish. Besides, what are you going to do after two years when you finish business school and cant get laid or go skiing anymore?

  • LTV's picture

    Seriously, threads like this make me question why I still visit WSO.

    @all clowns dissing Brady, listen up kids, you're not as cool as you think you sound. The fact that you clowns are posting on WSO trying to pick an argument shows you're not the pussy-crushing alchoholic (actually, this part might be true) alpha-males you think you are. Stop trying to act cool and get on with your lives. Also, a word of advise for the kids whose repartee consists of "I sure am glad I spend my weekends partying" - maybe this is why you're also complaining recruiting is so tough this season...think about it and have a good day.

    @Brady, dude, I honestly have no idea whether you're a troll or not. I'm going to bite though, and assume for a moment you're not a troll. Clearly you know what you want. Now, instead of forcing your views of B-school as the gospel truth, use the resources on this site to work towards your goal. By repeating the same points like a broken record, you're diluting your credibility (which would be a shame because you're one of the few posters with a real job).

    @mods - Would have expected one of you to have locked this thread by now.

  • In reply to Bondarb
    Brady4MVP's picture

    Bondarb wrote:
    Brady4MVP wrote:
    My best friend called last night. The guy is currently a first-year at a top 5 mba program, and he was telling me about his winter break thus far. His classmates went on a ski trip to colorado, where they got wasted and fucked like rabbits. In his words, "pretty much everyone has hooked up by now. It's really easy to get laid in b-school." Next, he went on a career trek in silicon valley, visiting start-up tech firms on the cutting edge. And now he is on his way to New Zeland.

    Fucking SICK life. Can any non-mba folks on WSO beat that? I doubt it.

    i dont want to pile on, but going to business school to get laid and go skiing is really absurd. Why not try putting some time and effort into cultivating a social life on your own? I am not saying whether or not I can "beat that" but I do have sex regularly and if I wanted to I could go skiing...these arent really things you need to go to business school to accomplish. Besides, what are you going to do after two years when you finish business school and cant get laid or go skiing anymore?

    Bondarb, you're one of the best posters on WSO, so you deserve an honest and serious response.

    The issue is NOT that i don't have friends, can't get girls, or can't go skiing. I think a lot of other posters have missed the point. My main assertion is that business school, due to its unique nature, allows one to pursue his academic, professional, and social interests with almost complete freedom and latitude. Given that I'm totally burned out from a job I don't like too much, I am craving what b-school has to offer. It will allow me to re-fuel, make great friends, and hopefully get on a career trajectory that actually interests me.

  • captainradio's picture

    My brother went to Sloan, and based on what he tells me, I wouldn't recommend you go there if you're looking to ball out for 2 years. He claims he had more fun during his analyst years (non finance).

    Congrats everyone.

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    Me me me! It'd be more embarrassing than.... well, me putting the moves on the ladies

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • jos.a.bankhard's picture

    This thread is like an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Everything Brady says makes me cringe in embarrassment for him, but for some reason I can't stop reading.

  • whatwhatwhat's picture

    Larry David definitely gets more ass than Brady.

  • Cookies With Milken's picture

    You could always.... lie......to.......women?

    Where the fuck is Braverman when you need him. BRAVERMAN! GET IN HERE AND STRAIGHTEN THIS SHIT OUT FOR FUCKS SAKE. Be the internet father he never had. take it for the team

  • OffTheGrid's picture

    Unlike the vast majority of posters I:

    A) am not a high school student
    B) actually attend HBS
    C) am female (and a fairly laid-back, unbiased one)

    In general, and while I am very happy to attend HBS, what is discussed is quite different from what actually goes on:
    The females (and males) at HBS are not overwhelmingly attractive or much more attractive than someone you'd meet in a bar
    The females are EXTREMELY activist/feminist in general. i.e. they actually expect to be treated like ladies, not objects, and raise big points of debate about any gender issue in class
    Most students are in relationships or married so there is not as much "rabbit f***ing" as some people think
    Everyone knows everything all the time so if you are "rabbit f***ing" your section will skydeck you that week and everyone who doesn't know will know
    Dating at HBS = a bad idea. Hitting up surrounding schools or Boston bars = better idea. Forming your personal value system / "how to make the most of 2 years" = best idea. You are not paying to f***. If you want to pay $200k to have sex all day, hire a pro
    There are a lot of parties, but I partied while working too; who cares.
    Generally, students are serious about their work, especially during recruiting season. Everyone wants to say they got a "1" in FIN. Unfortunately, only 15% of students will get a 1 in FIN due to forced curve
    There are about 200 or so active partiers in the RC who you see at the Wednesday and Thursday night parties. The other 800 stay in and crank cases in the week
    There is a fair bit of work. While there are not problem sets, etc, like at some schools, there is a fair bit of reading (60-100 pgs a night). The prof's can smell BS a mile away so you can't just show up and say some s*** for participation grades. You will get docked for that and they will call you out in section
    It's expensive, but so is any good investment

    I will say that I will probably never be around such a huge concentration of talented, energetic, over-socialized people again, which I value greatly.

    Feel free to PM me on any of the above or anything in-between.

    Cheers

  • In reply to OffTheGrid
    APAE's picture

    OffTheGrid wrote:
    +1 for the first legitimate post in 3 pages of nonsense.

    Most people do things to add days to their life. I do things to add life to my days.

    Browse my blog as a WSO contributing author

  • Derivatives's picture

    OffTheGrid, thanks for this informative post. Finally, someone in this thread who actually knows what she's talking about.

    If you don't mind, a few quick questions:

    1. I have no idea how "attractive" the HBS student body is, but a few friends who are in your class have said that there are a decent number of good looking girls, much moreso than they expected. They think this is due to hbs accepting less finance people and drawing from more non-traditional industries that tend to have hotter people.

    2. Regarding the social scene and dating, I'm surprised by your comments since HBS is now a lot younger (most people are between 24-26 years old). So I would imagine that a lot of your classmates would be single. Also, do the guys in your class do well with the non-harvard girls in boston by virtue of their HBS pedigree? Or is brady just full of shit when it comes to the power of the "H-bomb?"

    3. I thought grades don't matter at HBS? Why do people want 1's in finance so badly?

  • In reply to Brady4MVP
    buybuybuy's picture

    Brady4MVP wrote:
    My best friend called last night. The guy is currently a first-year at a top 5 mba program, and he was telling me about his winter break thus far. His classmates went on a ski trip to colorado, where they got wasted and fucked like rabbits. In his words, "pretty much everyone has hooked up by now. It's really easy to get laid in b-school." Next, he went on a career trek in silicon valley, visiting start-up tech firms on the cutting edge. And now he is on his way to New Zeland.

    Fucking SICK life. Can any non-mba folks on WSO beat that? I doubt it.


    I started living and working in a different part of the country shortly after graduating this past May. This was my first time coming to this state and I had no special inroads to social life. A few months ago I went on a trip to wine country with a bunch of people from different divisions of one of these "cutting edge" companies. The person who invited me on the trip later invited me to go on a ski trip with a smaller group. I'm not sure if I'll go to that one as I've never gone skiing before in my life. More recently, I went to a conference which featured several "cutting edge" tech firms that ranged from start up to giant as well as the Angels/VC/PE shops that finance them. I hope to do some traveling abroad this Summer. I also sleep with my girlfriend.

    I don't say any of this to "beat" you. I find the idea of trying to "beat" others with stories about how cool I am to be pretty douchey whether or not I end my paragraphs with "FUCKING SICK BRO." I think you need to really reexamine why you want to go to B school. Maybe you can do many of the same things right now that you think you can only do by attending B school. Maybe you will still want to do it. I am still thinking about doing so in a few years.

    I understand that moving to a new city is hard as I have done it myself and my friend recently moved to Chicago for a job. Maybe you should try a site like meetup.com if you're having trouble building a social life. I mostly use it for foreign language practice and the occasional happy hour, but the people I meet through meetup are never cliquish.

  • In reply to Derivatives
    consulting huh's picture

    Derivatives wrote:

    3. I thought grades don't matter at HBS? Why do people want 1's in finance so badly?

    HBS no longer has grade non disclosure as of last year or two years ago

  • In reply to consulting huh
    SDBall22's picture

    consulting huh wrote:
    Derivatives wrote:

    3. I thought grades don't matter at HBS? Why do people want 1's in finance so badly?

    HBS no longer has grade non disclosure as of last year or two years ago

    There are firms that will hand you a piece of paper during an interview and say, "write down your core grades." Getting a 'B' in finance or accounting can mean a ding for bankers and low grades in general ding a consultant. If you want to see grown men cry, stand in the halls after a business school finance final exam lets out.

  • In reply to Bondarb
    Faddy's picture

    Bondarb wrote:
    Brady4MVP wrote:
    My best friend called last night. The guy is currently a first-year at a top 5 mba program, and he was telling me about his winter break thus far. His classmates went on a ski trip to colorado, where they got wasted and fucked like rabbits. In his words, "pretty much everyone has hooked up by now. It's really easy to get laid in b-school." Next, he went on a career trek in silicon valley, visiting start-up tech firms on the cutting edge. And now he is on his way to New Zeland.

    Fucking SICK life. Can any non-mba folks on WSO beat that? I doubt it.

    i dont want to pile on, but going to business school to get laid and go skiing is really absurd. Why not try putting some time and effort into cultivating a social life on your own? I am not saying whether or not I can "beat that" but I do have sex regularly and if I wanted to I could go skiing...these arent really things you need to go to business school to accomplish. Besides, what are you going to do after two years when you finish business school and cant get laid or go skiing anymore?

    hahahhahaha this post was amazing

  • In reply to Derivatives
    OffTheGrid's picture

    Derivatives wrote:
    OffTheGrid, thanks for this informative post. Finally, someone in this thread who actually knows what she's talking about.

    If you don't mind, a few quick questions:

    1. I have no idea how "attractive" the HBS student body is, but a few friends who are in your class have said that there are a decent number of good looking girls, much moreso than they expected. They think this is due to hbs accepting less finance people and drawing from more non-traditional industries that tend to have hotter people.

    >> Maybe this is true; I have no benchmark since my class is the only class I know. (We don't interact with the ECs broadly.) I am not sure if you can make that correlation/causation relationship, though. Does engineering or marketing have "hotter" people? I worked in two different industries and did not notice a material gap. But my life goals do not center around f***ing like a rabbit, so maybe that is why. If you are going to HBS to meet hot people, you are wasting $200k.

    2. Regarding the social scene and dating, I'm surprised by your comments since HBS is now a lot younger (most people are between 24-26 years old). So I would imagine that a lot of your classmates would be single. Also, do the guys in your class do well with the non-harvard girls in boston by virtue of their HBS pedigree? Or is brady just full of shit when it comes to the power of the "H-bomb?"

    >>That's actually not true; the average age is 27 and trending upward. If someone were 24, that would mean they were 2+2 and >Because if you really get a hard-on recruiting for banking or PE and Blackstone M&A or KKR asks for your grades, you can proudly state you got 1's. Grades don't matter largely but you can release your grades if you wish.

    Also, think of it this way. Put 900+ Type-A overachieving, always-done-everything-right, always-been-the-best, driven, hard-working people in a pressure cooker for 2 years. Stand back and watch.

    However, I will say I know several Baker scholars (classes of 09 and 10) who said they regret the commitment deeply because they had to sacrifice so much (call it talks, clubs, parties, trips, going to the gym, and yes RECRUITING) just to become a Baker scholar. They are in basically the same job as my roommate was before HBS and said they wish they spent their time differently. One of my professors has the philosophy that Baker scholars should happen organically. i.e., the cream should just rise to the top and for the truly bright folks it will happen naturally; it is not something that you should be striving for. Also, your sectionmates typically despise that behavior and it could end up ostracizing you socially. The girl who sits in front of my participation buddy has her hand up non-stop and the whole row basically is now trying to slam her comments next semester. You don't want to be that person.

    As a side note, yes, many people did not finish the FIN1 Final on Dec 16th and there were tears.

    Cheers

  • In reply to SDBall22
    IRSPB's picture

    SDBall22 wrote:
    consulting huh wrote:
    Derivatives wrote:

    3. I thought grades don't matter at HBS? Why do people want 1's in finance so badly?

    HBS no longer has grade non disclosure as of last year or two years ago

    There are firms that will hand you a piece of paper during an interview and say, "write down your core grades." Getting a 'B' in finance or accounting can mean a ding for bankers and low grades in general ding a consultant. If you want to see grown men cry, stand in the halls after a business school finance final exam lets out.

    I thought MBA was more about networking and less about grades no?

  • In reply to OffTheGrid
    Derivatives's picture

    OffTheGrid wrote:
    Derivatives wrote:
    OffTheGrid, thanks for this informative post. Finally, someone in this thread who actually knows what she's talking about.

    If you don't mind, a few quick questions:

    1. I have no idea how "attractive" the HBS student body is, but a few friends who are in your class have said that there are a decent number of good looking girls, much moreso than they expected. They think this is due to hbs accepting less finance people and drawing from more non-traditional industries that tend to have hotter people.

    >> Maybe this is true; I have no benchmark since my class is the only class I know. (We don't interact with the ECs broadly.) I am not sure if you can make that correlation/causation relationship, though. Does engineering or marketing have "hotter" people? I worked in two different industries and did not notice a material gap. But my life goals do not center around f***ing like a rabbit, so maybe that is why. If you are going to HBS to meet hot people, you are wasting $200k.

    2. Regarding the social scene and dating, I'm surprised by your comments since HBS is now a lot younger (most people are between 24-26 years old). So I would imagine that a lot of your classmates would be single. Also, do the guys in your class do well with the non-harvard girls in boston by virtue of their HBS pedigree? Or is brady just full of shit when it comes to the power of the "H-bomb?"

    >>That's actually not true; the average age is 27 and trending upward. If someone were 24, that would mean they were 2+2 and >Because if you really get a hard-on recruiting for banking or PE and Blackstone M&A or KKR asks for your grades, you can proudly state you got 1's. Grades don't matter largely but you can release your grades if you wish.

    Also, think of it this way. Put 900+ Type-A overachieving, always-done-everything-right, always-been-the-best, driven, hard-working people in a pressure cooker for 2 years. Stand back and watch.

    However, I will say I know several Baker scholars (classes of 09 and 10) who said they regret the commitment deeply because they had to sacrifice so much (call it talks, clubs, parties, trips, going to the gym, and yes RECRUITING) just to become a Baker scholar. They are in basically the same job as my roommate was before HBS and said they wish they spent their time differently. One of my professors has the philosophy that Baker scholars should happen organically. i.e., the cream should just rise to the top and for the truly bright folks it will happen naturally; it is not something that you should be striving for. Also, your sectionmates typically despise that behavior and it could end up ostracizing you socially. The girl who sits in front of my participation buddy has her hand up non-stop and the whole row basically is now trying to slam her comments next semester. You don't want to be that person.

    As a side note, yes, many people did not finish the FIN1 Final on Dec 16th and there were tears.

    Cheers

    Thanks for clarifying a lot of the misinformation on HBS. It's refreshing to read a serious well-informed post.

    I'm surprised that so many people in your class are married, engaged, or in serious relationships. Very different from what i've heard.

    Can you describe a bit more about your classmates and why you find them so impressive? Is it because most of them have a "blue-chip" resume? Or are they really interesting people with a wealth of life experience?

    I'm stunned that people were actually crying after an MBA final exam.

  • In reply to Derivatives
    OffTheGrid's picture

    Derivatives][quote=OffTheGrid][quote=Derivatives wrote:

    Thanks for clarifying a lot of the misinformation on HBS. It's refreshing to read a serious well-informed post.

    I'm surprised that so many people in your class are married, engaged, or in serious relationships. Very different from what i've heard.

    >>In general, people talk a lot of s***. See also: "I got wasted before the final." i.e. "I banged half the RC class." = I banged 2 people in the RC class and the others rejected me. You see where I am going with this. I believe there was some rule of 3 in a movie once; I think that was American Pie. Anyways.

    Can you describe a bit more about your classmates and why you find them so impressive? Is it because most of them have a "blue-chip" resume? Or are they really interesting people with a wealth of life experience?

    >>Personally, I could give a f*** what people did before business school. Titles and jobs are nothing if you cannot conduct yourself properly. What impresses me are the following aspects:
    How articulate students are when commenting/emailing/talking casually
    How responsive students are if someone needs help in FIN, Ops, Marketing, etc. It is not really a cut throat environment like some people say. At least that's not my view
    How respectful people are.

    Above all I think this makes sense. No one wants to work with an a**hole. My former boss was such a jerk and no one likes him in as much that PE shops have stopped doing deals with him. To that end, I think what impresses me most is that HBS (and B school students in general) "get it" and modify their behaviors to set them up for success. Banging chicks and slamming shots will not make you successful, although I agree that some degree of social interaction/skill is important.

    I'm stunned that people were actually crying after an MBA final exam.
    >>Yea, me too. I was just happy to be finished. Lol.

  • JimmyDormandy's picture

    Wow, I can't believe I read through this, especially since I am not even in the office.

    Anyways, I'll bite on a few things:

    Brady: you seem like a decent dude, don't listen to all these people shitting on you (well maybe the few people that know what they are talking about). A lot of ex co-workers/contacts/friends are at HBS/Wharton/Stanford GSB and their experiences are much similar to what OffTheGrid alluded to in her post. I think you have an idea of what you really want out of Bschool, but it may not be in line with reality. For me, Bschool is a revolving question, as I am seeing the path to where I want to be without it, but agree it is a great thing to add to any resume.

    OffTheGrid: solid insight, very similar to other reputable source info

    Bottom line, if you didn't get laid in ugrad, aren't getting laid in your current life/traveling/have friends/enjoy yourself, this is not going to change because you get to meet Suffolk girls with your HBS hoodie on.

    "Jesus, he's like a gremlin; comes with instructions and shit"

  • In reply to JimmyDormandy
    Brady4MVP's picture

    JimmyDormandy wrote:
    Wow, I can't believe I read through this, especially since I am not even in the office.

    Anyways, I'll bite on a few things:

    Brady: you seem like a decent dude, don't listen to all these people shitting on you (well maybe the few people that know what they are talking about). A lot of ex co-workers/contacts/friends are at HBS/Wharton/Stanford GSB and their experiences are much similar to what OffTheGrid alluded to in her post. I think you have an idea of what you really want out of Bschool, but it may not be in line with reality. For me, Bschool is a revolving question, as I am seeing the path to where I want to be without it, but agree it is a great thing to add to any resume.

    OffTheGrid: solid insight, very similar to other reputable source info

    Bottom line, if you didn't get laid in ugrad, aren't getting laid in your current life/traveling/have friends/enjoy yourself, this is not going to change because you get to meet Suffolk girls with your HBS hoodie on.

    Thanks for the kind words. You make some good points.

    Lost in all this though is the fact that I do have legitimate professional reasons for wanting to pursue an MBA at a top school. It would be very difficult to achieve my career goals without it.

    Moreover, I really miss being surrounded by very smart talented peers. That's the part about college I absolutely loved. I felt this acutely when I visited booth. Being inside the gorgeous pristine harper center and overhearing discussions on finance literally sent chills down my spine. I felt alive for the first time in a while. The intellectual energy was infectious.

  • In reply to Brady4MVP
    bfin's picture

    Brady4MVP wrote:
    JimmyDormandy wrote:
    Wow, I can't believe I read through this, especially since I am not even in the office.

    Anyways, I'll bite on a few things:

    Brady: you seem like a decent dude, don't listen to all these people shitting on you (well maybe the few people that know what they are talking about). A lot of ex co-workers/contacts/friends are at HBS/Wharton/Stanford GSB and their experiences are much similar to what OffTheGrid alluded to in her post. I think you have an idea of what you really want out of Bschool, but it may not be in line with reality. For me, Bschool is a revolving question, as I am seeing the path to where I want to be without it, but agree it is a great thing to add to any resume.

    OffTheGrid: solid insight, very similar to other reputable source info

    Bottom line, if you didn't get laid in ugrad, aren't getting laid in your current life/traveling/have friends/enjoy yourself, this is not going to change because you get to meet Suffolk girls with your HBS hoodie on.

    Thanks for the kind words. You make some good points.

    Lost in all this though is the fact that I do have legitimate professional reasons for wanting to pursue an MBA at a top school. It would be very difficult to achieve my career goals without it.

    Moreover, I really miss being surrounded by very smart talented peers. That's the part about college I absolutely loved. I felt this acutely when I visited booth. Being inside the gorgeous pristine harper center and overhearing discussions on finance literally sent chills down my spine. I felt alive for the first time in a while. The intellectual energy was infectious.

    Wow.

    The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

    WSO is not your personal search function.

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    I went to Wharton and heard two chicks talking about p/e ratios... I came

    everywhere

    honestly though... if hearing a conversation about finance was the first thing that made you feel alive in a while, your life sucks

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • In reply to bfin
    txjustin's picture

    blackfinancier wrote:
    Brady4MVP wrote:
    JimmyDormandy wrote:
    Wow, I can't believe I read through this, especially since I am not even in the office.

    Anyways, I'll bite on a few things:

    Brady: you seem like a decent dude, don't listen to all these people shitting on you (well maybe the few people that know what they are talking about). A lot of ex co-workers/contacts/friends are at HBS/Wharton/Stanford GSB and their experiences are much similar to what OffTheGrid alluded to in her post. I think you have an idea of what you really want out of Bschool, but it may not be in line with reality. For me, Bschool is a revolving question, as I am seeing the path to where I want to be without it, but agree it is a great thing to add to any resume.

    OffTheGrid: solid insight, very similar to other reputable source info

    Bottom line, if you didn't get laid in ugrad, aren't getting laid in your current life/traveling/have friends/enjoy yourself, this is not going to change because you get to meet Suffolk girls with your HBS hoodie on.

    Thanks for the kind words. You make some good points.

    Lost in all this though is the fact that I do have legitimate professional reasons for wanting to pursue an MBA at a top school. It would be very difficult to achieve my career goals without it.

    Moreover, I really miss being surrounded by very smart talented peers. That's the part about college I absolutely loved. I felt this acutely when I visited booth. Being inside the gorgeous pristine harper center and overhearing discussions on finance literally sent chills down my spine. I felt alive for the first time in a while. The intellectual energy was infectious.

    Wow.

    Double wow.

  • IlliniProgrammer's picture

    Brady4MVP is a successful proprietary trader with a long, storied career and he has "other career ambitions". This is like the governor of Iowa wishing that he could be a mayor of a small town in Switzerland where everyone is so much richer and cooler and the girls are all hotties.

    Oh boohoo Brady. Stop whining and go win some football games.

  • eriginal's picture

    Wait... how does going to b-school equate to one big, awesome party? A bunch of over ambitious, slightly socially awkward people in one place - sounds like a buzz kill. Great career move, bad place to party.

    If you want to party hard come get an MBA from my piece of shit non-target school. My undergrad was one big cluster f**K of people that only wanted to rage Tuesday-Sunday night. You can't have it all man, I guarantee you the best parties are not to be found at b-school. On campus recruitment will be horrible but at the end of your two years you'll be able to drink a 300 pound Irishman under the table and have more STDs than Paris Hilton.

    "One man with courage makes a majority." — Andrew Jackson

  • spaceagecowboy's picture

    youre a real bum Brady. Go eat some chicken bim bim bop and stop dreaming about HBS

  • In reply to wolverine19x89
    jimbrowngoU's picture

    scottj19x89 wrote:
    I went to Wharton and heard two chicks talking about p/e ratios... I came

    everywhere

    honestly though... if hearing a conversation about finance was the first thing that made you feel alive in a while, your life sucks

    Ha, made me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4

    Brady, everyone is giving you shit for saying you want to go to b-school to bang all the hot MBA chicks all over the place. Understood you want to go for professional reasons, for the network, for the intellectual stimulation, and for the general feel of being surrounded by smart, successful individuals. I just think it'll probably be slightly different than you expect.

    I actually had beers last night with a good friend and his older brother who is a first-year at HBS. He's married, so his view may be a bit skewed, but he echoed the sentiments of the poster above. Some hook-ups among the singles, but there are no rampant sex parties and girls certainly aren't dropping their pants for any HBS student. And he commented on the quality of females, basically said he's thrilled he wasn't going into b-school looking to meet chicks because, well... it's not undergrad.

  • In reply to jimbrowngoU
    Brady4MVP's picture

    jimbrowngoU wrote:
    scottj19x89 wrote:
    I went to Wharton and heard two chicks talking about p/e ratios... I came

    everywhere

    honestly though... if hearing a conversation about finance was the first thing that made you feel alive in a while, your life sucks

    Ha, made me think of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pXfHLUlZf4

    Brady, everyone is giving you shit for saying you want to go to b-school to bang all the hot MBA chicks all over the place. Understood you want to go for professional reasons, for the network, for the intellectual stimulation, and for the general feel of being surrounded by smart, successful individuals. I just think it'll probably be slightly different than you expect.

    I actually had beers last night with a good friend and his older brother who is a first-year at HBS. He's married, so his view may be a bit skewed, but he echoed the sentiments of the poster above. Some hook-ups among the singles, but there are no rampant sex parties and girls certainly aren't dropping their pants for any HBS student. And he commented on the quality of females, basically said he's thrilled he wasn't going into b-school looking to meet chicks because, well... it's not undergrad.

    Married students have a very different b-school experience from the single guys. It's not even comparable.

  • jimbrowngoU's picture

    Sure, wouldn't disagree, but he and his wife are young and I know like to go out and drink, and he brings her around quite a bit. He doesn't let his marriage get in the way of the networking and social events at school... So he sees and hears a lot of what goes on. And, obviously, he sees the chicks at HBS all the time, and the fact that he's married has nothing to do with his judgment there.

    Your views of what b-school will be are just a bit misconstrued. When are you applying? This coming fall? Did you attend undergrad in the Boston area? Just curious. Apologies if this is known information, haven't paid a lot of attention over the past few months.

  • In reply to jimbrowngoU
    Brady4MVP's picture

    jimbrowngoU wrote:
    Sure, wouldn't disagree, but he and his wife are young and I know like to go out and drink, and he brings her around quite a bit. He doesn't let his marriage get in the way of the networking and social events at school... So he sees and hears a lot of what goes on. And, obviously, he sees the chicks at HBS all the time, and the fact that he's married has nothing to do with his judgment there.

    Your views of what b-school will be are just a bit misconstrued. When are you applying? This coming fall? Did you attend undergrad in the Boston area? Just curious. Apologies if this is known information, haven't paid a lot of attention over the past few months.

    I'm applying next fall. I'm actually a re-applicant.

    No, I did my undergrad at Penn.

  • wolverine19x89's picture

    As much as I give you shit, I'd be so happy for you if you got in haha

    If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough.

    "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.

  • Marcus_Halberstram's picture

    Brady how is it that you keep referring to this plethora of friends, each of which just happened to have called you last night and randomly made a statement which refutes one of the many arguments on here which you disagree with?

  • Marcus_Halberstram's picture

    BTW... I second that there are much better places to get your MBA if your number one goal is having a much awaited social life and finally losing your virginity. Stanford and Ross, come to mind off hand... Columbia for its location... for that matter any of the good b-schools in Londo.

  • Brady4MVP's picture

    Marcus_Halberstam, when did i ever say that my b-school friends called me last night to refute the points? I talk to them occasionally, and they tell me what's going on. I also visited hbs and wharton last fall and went to a bunch of parties, so i got a firsthand view of what the social scene is like there.

    For nye, my b-school buddies are literally all over the world: tokyo, paris, sydney, rio, etc. Meanwhile i'm stuck in fucking chicago due to work and can't find a decent party to go to. I don't think any rational person can argue that my social life won't be exponentially better if i were in b-school right now.

  • seedy underbelly's picture

    ^ Chicago is a very decent city.

    It could be worse, you know.

    Also, to add to marcus' recommendations for b-school social life: Duke-Fuqua, NYU-Stern, UCLA-Anderson, Dartmouth-Tuck. All are incredibly socially active environments.

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