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HBS Mock Interview and Post-Interview Reflection Support

HBS Mock Interview and Post-Interview Reflection Support

Harvard Business School’s (HBS’s) notoriously challenging interview process begins with a 30-minute interview conducted by a member of the admissions team who has read your entire application in advance and customized their approach to your interview accordingly. HBS interviewers typically also research certain components of candidates’ applications more deeply and explore who they are beyond their provided profile. This makes the HBS interview unlike any other business school interview.

The school further differentiates its interview process by asking interviewees to submit a written Post-Interview Reflection (PIR) within 24 hours of completing their interview. This submission is essentially your “last word” with the school, so you want to ensure that it conveys precisely the tone and information you want the admissions committee to use in its ultimate evaluation of your candidacy.

We at Gatehouse Admissions know so much about the HBS interview because members of our team have been in the room. Brooke Wheelan, Special Advisor to the team, conducted more than 1,000 HBS interviews during her 13 years with the HBS admissions team. Now, in addition to coaching the rest of us on the intricacies of the HBS interview process, she also conducts mock interviews herself, giving HBS applicants the most realistic experience possible outside of the actual interview.

As a client of our HBS Mock Interview service, you will receive the following:

  • Access to Gatehouse Admissions’ Interview Training video series, which breaks down the core types of questions typically asked in business school interviews and models how to approach answering them. (Note: This series is not specific to HBS, but it provides valuable foundational strategies for any interview, including the HBS interview.)
  • A 30-minute virtual interview that simulates the HBS interview approach. Before your interview, your Consultant will study your application in depth and develop questions specific to your candidacy.
  • A subsequent 30-minute session with your Consultant, during which you will receive strategic feedback and guidance.

As a client of our Post-Interview Reflection Support service, you will receive the following:

  • A 15-minute strategy session with your Consultant after your actual HBS interview to plan out your PIR.
  • One review of your PIR draft, offering high-level, strategic feedback.
HBS Mock Interview $1,300
HBS Mock Interview (Current Clients Only) $1,150
Additional HBS Mock Interview with Same Consultant $850
HBS Mock Interview with Founder or Ex HBS AdComm $1,700
HBS Mock Interview with Founder or Ex HBS AdComm (Current Clients Only) $1,500
Additional HBS Mock Interview with Founder or Ex HBS AdComm $1,000
Post-Interview Reflection Support $450