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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2009, 14:56
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Interviewed this week. My performance was less than stellar - not great and not horrible. None of the questions threw me off - if you review the clearadmit guide you should be fine. I just didn't feel like I articulated my thoughts that well. Unlike the experience of many other Stanford interviewees, I didn't get the sense my interviewere really listened to me much. The interview felt somewhat scripted.


Stay positive! We both have a month long wait to look forward to. :)

Here is some info from the Stanford Blog about R2 invites:

"Stanford MBA Admission Blog
25 February 2009
Round 2 Interview statistics
As of this morning, we have invited 275 second-round candidates to interview. We will extend an additional 100-125 interview invitations to second-round candidates in the next couple of weeks.
During that same period, we plan to interview some of the first-round candidates who accepted spots on the waitlist without having interviewed.
I hope this is helpful,
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2009, 01:03
Interesting, it seems they will invite much less people from R2 to interview:

R1: 550-600 candidates interviewed
R2: 400 + some ppl from the waitlist

Don't know if that is good or bad for R2 candidates...
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2009, 08:12
Sounds like R1 Apps > R2 Apps this year.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2009, 15:51
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Sounds like R1 Apps > R2 Apps this year.


Or quality of applicants R1 > R2. Since I am a R2 applicant, I can totally understand that :lol:
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2009, 19:45
According to BW the last few invites for R2 went out today. Oh well, so much for that dream...

I wonder if any of the R1 waitlisted got an invite this round?
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 14:57
I don't think that's true... I was at admit weekend a few days ago, and Derrick mentioned that the team was taking a break from application reading in order to organize the weekend. They said interviews would be going out until 1 week before the deadline, which suggests that there's still 2 weeks left of invites going out. Good luck!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2009, 16:07
Mikus - have you decided where you are going to be in the fall? If, not where are you leaning and why? Just curious!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2009, 16:21
Matriculating at Stanford. :)

I can write up my rationale later; but after visiting the schools-- my high level conclusions are:

1. They are all amazing institutions with incredible people. Extremely grateful and lucky to be able to attend any of these.

2. You can't go wrong at any of those schools; you'll be happy and well set up no matter where you end up.

3. This is a very personal decision and it makes sense for different people to go to different schools

4. I was leaning towards HBS for a while, but after visiting Stanford-- I can confidently say that Stanford is the ideal place for me.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2009, 19:25
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Matriculating at Stanford. :)

I can write up my rationale later; but after visiting the schools-- my high level conclusions are:

1. They are all amazing institutions with incredible people. Extremely grateful and lucky to be able to attend any of these.

2. You can't go wrong at any of those schools; you'll be happy and well set up no matter where you end up.

3. This is a very personal decision and it makes sense for different people to go to different schools

4. I was leaning towards HBS for a while, but after visiting Stanford-- I can confidently say that Stanford is the ideal place for me.


Congrats man! I am sure you will happy there. :)
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2009, 19:44
For those of you who received an interview invite:-

Did you receive a mail asking you to confirm your current location, so that you can be paired up with an alumnus close to your location? Did any other mail with detailed information followed?

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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Mar 2009, 22:17
Mikus wrote:
Matriculating at Stanford. :)

I can write up my rationale later; but after visiting the schools-- my high level conclusions are:

1. They are all amazing institutions with incredible people. Extremely grateful and lucky to be able to attend any of these.

2. You can't go wrong at any of those schools; you'll be happy and well set up no matter where you end up.

3. This is a very personal decision and it makes sense for different people to go to different schools

4. I was leaning towards HBS for a while, but after visiting Stanford-- I can confidently say that Stanford is the ideal place for me.


Translation: Mikus can't handle the Boston weather ;-)
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2009, 04:38
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For those of you who received an interview invite:-

Did you receive a mail asking you to confirm your current location, so that you can be paired up with an alumnus close to your location? Did any other mail with detailed information followed?

Thanks.


Nope. The e-mail listed my interviewer and his contact information.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2009, 07:11
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appukutty wrote:
For those of you who received an interview invite:-

Did you receive a mail asking you to confirm your current location, so that you can be paired up with an alumnus close to your location? Did any other mail with detailed information followed?

Thanks.


Nope. The e-mail listed my interviewer and his contact information.


Oh! I see. I think I must wait for their second mail with the contact information of the alumnus, and all those paraphernalia such as FAQ etc. Thanks for your info.
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2009, 04:48
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pu2003 wrote:
appukutty wrote:
For those of you who received an interview invite:-

Did you receive a mail asking you to confirm your current location, so that you can be paired up with an alumnus close to your location? Did any other mail with detailed information followed?

Thanks.


Nope. The e-mail listed my interviewer and his contact information.


Oh! I see. I think I must wait for their second mail with the contact information of the alumnus, and all those paraphernalia such as FAQ etc. Thanks for your info.


Well, that's great! I didn't realize you got an invitation to interview! I bet your location doesn't have many, if any, Stanford Alumni, so they are trying to figure out who to match you up with. Good luck!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 03:16
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appukutty wrote:

Oh! I see. I think I must wait for their second mail with the contact information of the alumnus, and all those paraphernalia such as FAQ etc. Thanks for your info.


Well, that's great! I didn't realize you got an invitation to interview! I bet your location doesn't have many, if any, Stanford Alumni, so they are trying to figure out who to match you up with. Good luck!



Thanks Pu! I have now got the detailed instruction mail with details of alumnus, and FAQs. I hope to complete the interview by 23 Mar which is the last date of completion of interview as per the email. (the mail states if at all possible...so if not possible, then possibly Stanford would be having alternate arrangements)!
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2009, 04:59
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appukutty wrote:

Oh! I see. I think I must wait for their second mail with the contact information of the alumnus, and all those paraphernalia such as FAQ etc. Thanks for your info.


Well, that's great! I didn't realize you got an invitation to interview! I bet your location doesn't have many, if any, Stanford Alumni, so they are trying to figure out who to match you up with. Good luck!



Thanks Pu! I have now got the detailed instruction mail with details of alumnus, and FAQs. I hope to complete the interview by 23 Mar which is the last date of completion of interview as per the email. (the mail states if at all possible...so if not possible, then possibly Stanford would be having alternate arrangements)!


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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2009, 20:22
Ahoy to all R1 waitlisters!

I was wondering if any of you ever got a confirmation that you indeed are on the waitlist after filling the Waitlisted Candidate Form. Did you get any kind of correspondence from Stanford since Jan 22?

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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2009, 11:27
Nope, i haven't heard anything since Jan 22nd.

sb17 wrote:
Ahoy to all R1 waitlisters!

I was wondering if any of you ever got a confirmation that you indeed are on the waitlist after filling the Waitlisted Candidate Form. Did you get any kind of correspondence from Stanford since Jan 22?

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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 23 Mar 2009, 12:46
Same, no word from them since the 22nd...
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Re: Calling all Stanford Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2009, 01:40
And so the waiting continues...

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Nope, i haven't heard anything since Jan 22nd.
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