My name is Omar Aboulezz, and I’d like to share with you a bit about my journey to HBS and how I persevered through multiple setbacks. Nearly four years elapsed between starting my first HBS application and stepping foot on campus starting as an MBA student in 2019. I first applied in 2017, was invited to interview, but was not admitted. I tried again the following year with the same outcome, but this time without an interview. Both of these rejections were tough. [...]