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    I have a question about Harvard’s admissions essays.

    Last year’s application had the following question:
    “5. How would a Harvard Business School education help you to reach your professional goals? (300-word limit)”

    However this year, the question is worded as such:
    “5. What are your career aspirations and how can an MBA help you reach them? Why now? (400-word limit)”

    Does this mean that they are not interested in the “why Harvard” aspect of the question this year? It seems odd, but then again maybe they got tired of hearing the same responses year after year.

    400 words is very few, so I don’t want to use up precious space with my reasons for applying to Harvard if it’s not required. But where else would I emphasize my decision to apply specifically to HBS?

    Thanks for your advice!

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