Harvard sent out the first interview invitations by email yesterday. Unfortunately I didn’t receive any :(.
According to HBS, they plan to interview about 800 candidates in round 1, from whom they will accept about 400. The invitations are sent from October 15th to November 3rd on a rolling basis.
However, there is no official information but it seems that last year they sent about 600-700 of the interviews the first day, and the 100-150 remaining the following days.
In conclusion, this is bad news for me. Anyway, I don’t lose hope, anything can happen.
BTW, the interviews in Harvard are done by members of the AdCom and not by Alumni. That means the AdCoom’s members travel around the world to some major cities and make the interviews there. This year they will come to Hong Kong (last year they didn’t). A (very) small sign of hope. This year cities are:
Menlo Park, CA
New York, NY
Sao Paulo, Brazil