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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 18:55
jslice03 wrote:
Does anyone know when R2 admits have to respond by? I imagine that after GSB knows how many people are not accepting, theyll start culling thru the WL...and we MIGHT hear something.


Anyone on the WL hear anything? i/v invite? admitted? hopefully at least someone has had some good luck...


the deadline to accept a round2 admissions offer is tomorrow (thurs/29th) at 5pm pacific.

also, i generally agree w/ the poster above. i spoke to DB, and at one point he mentioned that theyre still in the midst of reviewing round3 applications. so it also seems highly likely to me that they would wait to move some portion of the INT/WL after getting a clearer picture of the class profile/numbers tomorrow.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 19:06
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omg. omg. i just got a call from stanford! i had totally given up hope!

i could tell from his script and tone, he definitely had more calls to make. hang in there everyone!!

i am in total disbelief right now. wow.


Woo! Excited for you after our conversation last night! Congrats.


:!: Biggus and Quantjock:

Enjoy admit weekend, but don't forget your mission of putting in a good word for me!! :wink: your GSB experience just wont be the same without the trifecta!! 8-)


ha ha. biggus and i had a strategy session about this in palo alto. since at the moment we have like negative influence over DB, our conclusion was to work on scaring away the dual H/S admits who were clearly more H in personality. in exchange for our services, you have to keep that crazy ring tone on your phone from that night tho until you get the call. :-)
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2010, 19:38
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i am clearly dominating this thread now :!:

as promised, admit weekend highlights:
- confirming at 2am the first night that there will plenty of party people to close down palo alto bars with come sept
- coddy johson's (yale/all american/field director bush reelection/mba '07/COO at activision blizzard) simply exceptional address. i mean like wow.
- larry page (co-founder of google) showing up for dinner to hang out
- being surprised by the number of attractive people admitted
- a hilarious and intelligent faculty panel discussion that was definitely not scripted
- minimal hard selling (vs H) from the school for the entire weekend
- getting a rundown on the new knight management center (expected completion march '11)
- meeting some really exceptional people across the entire career spectrum and having great conversations with them
- finally meeting Derrick Bolton
- a really cool and intellectual classroom immersion experience
- the 70 degree weather the entire weekend in the middle of stanfords gorgeous campus

good luck to all r3 applicants. im outtie.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 08:25
quantjock, how would you describe stanford v. harvard personalities in general? just curious as i was thinking they'd be somewhat similar. i don't personally know anyone who went to stanford gsb, but have a few friends at harvard right now, so it'd be an interesting comparison...
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 10:19
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ZOMG I GOT AN INTERVIEW!!!

woohoo!!! THERE IS HOPE!!!

came in at ~11:00 PST

YAY! :) :) :) :) :)
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 12:07
quam - congrats! This is quite an achievement. When did you submit your application? I am assuming most of the invites will go today/tomorrow.

Also, what is your background, if you don't mind sharing it?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 13:11
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i actually posted a long post here but it got deleted because someone PM'ed me

i got requests for my background so here it is (re-typing it all)

i submitted right before deadline

3.8+ at tier 3 undergrad, liberal arts
gmat way below median
6+ years w/e almost all entrepreneurship (failed)
non profit extra
recs were average every day people you meet on the street

essays were good. i spent a lot of time "introspecting" and thinking about my life in an honest way rather than thinking about the marketing spin on it. talked about how i have dealt with failure.

i truly feel fortunate and blessed and wish everyone waiting for an interview good luck, it is truly nerve-wracking!!!

i hope stanford isn't just interviewing me for their amusement... LOL...

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Hello xxx,

The Stanford MBA Admissions Office has reviewed your application to the Stanford MBA Program. We would like to invite you to meet with one of our alumni for a 45-minute interview. The purpose of this meeting is both evaluative and informational, with an emphasis on creating an enjoyable experience.

Your alumni interviewer is:
xxx


If you have a pre-existing relationship with your alumni interviewer, please immediately contact xxx.

To move forward, it is imperative that you follow the instructions below:

1. We ask that you contact your alumni interviewer - contact information is provided above - to schedule a mutually convenient time and location to meet. We suggest business attire, but ask that you contact your alumni interviewer to confirm specifics of the meeting.

2. Please send your alumni interviewer a copy of your resume via email or fax. Please do NOT send other information (your essays, transcripts, etc.).

3. If at all possible, please schedule and complete the interview within one week. If it is not feasible to complete the interview in that time period, please contact xxx.

4. As soon as you have confirmed the date of your meeting, please send a reply email to xxx.

We hope you will find the meeting stimulating and informative. Thank you again for your continued interest in the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Warm regards,
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2010, 13:18
congrats qaum, and thanks for the info!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 09:58
designstory wrote:
quantjock, how would you describe stanford v. harvard personalities in general? just curious as i was thinking they'd be somewhat similar. i don't personally know anyone who went to stanford gsb, but have a few friends at harvard right now, so it'd be an interesting comparison...


that was a gross generalization in humorous fun, designstory. we all know the H vs S stereotypes so i wont repeat them here. truth is you will find concentrations of particular personalities at both schools i imagine. i will say according to the dual admits, the approach of both weekends is VERY different. "personalized", "intimate", "relaxed" were the adjectives they used to describe the S weekend experience. i can confirm that, but i have no idea of the H experience in comparison.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 11:12
quantjock, i got that. of course all generalizations are gross and usually humorous. but i guess i should do more googling on the stereotypes since i honestly don't know the finer differences. maybe that's because i've been living in the middle of nowhere for 5 years.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 16:12
Had a question regarding Stanford's interview procedure hoping anyone could answer.

Why in the world does Stanford waitlist without interview?

I mean seriously ponder about it. They get thousands of qualified applicants. Interview about 15%, and then put another x% on waitlist without int. It just makes absolutely no sense to me.

Do those waitlisted w/o int have a better shot if they were to re-apply? Could the adcom not make a decision? Or did the coin land on its side?

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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 16:50
It is very strange. Do you know how many that % is? Also, wonder if it happens in R3 since the apps aren't really forwarded on to another round...
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 19:50
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Come on, we are SMART people here! :-)..

If I were adcom, my system would be:

1.) Accept: OMG I need these people, and I know other universities would think they are also valuable.
2.) Waitlist: I see their potential, but I need them to show me that they see it too by reapplying.
3.) Interview: These are people with potential, but I need to confirm it.
4.) Not Interview, Ding: These are people I like, but need to reapply because anyone who is attracted to this school is worthy of my serious consideration.

Or am I being optimistic? to include myself into the "Not" section because I know I don't have a chance.

Or am I being pessimistic because I don't think that even I have a chance, yet I include myself into the "Accept" 'definition'?

Excuse my being 'emo' again... haha

congrats to everyone who received an interview! here is my white flag lol

But ignore my heartbreak because seriously, congratulations. ! Definitely earned my respect. :-)

What does everyone else think? How do you 'feel' that their system works?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2010, 19:59
Yes, however the waitlist w/o int still fall into 2 categories under your breakdown. Plus it still doesn't resolve the issue of why bother waitlisting w/o interview.

On a side note, I wonder if someone who was on the waitlist w/o interview could cut a deal with adcom. Something to the effect of telling the adcom "it is obvious you want me but are hesistant for some reason unbeknownst to me so let's cut a deal, I'll defer admission for a year if granted admission."

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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 May 2010, 07:14
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Yes, however the waitlist w/o int still fall into 2 categories under your breakdown. Plus it still doesn't resolve the issue of why bother waitlisting w/o interview.

On a side note, I wonder if someone who was on the waitlist w/o interview could cut a deal with adcom. Something to the effect of telling the adcom "it is obvious you want me but are hesistant for some reason unbeknownst to me so let's cut a deal, I'll defer admission for a year if granted admission."

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i think waitlist without interview is for more traditional profiles... i.e. consultant, product manager, etc - people they need to round out the class just in-case someone else does not accept


im sure a lot of people who get interviews and stuck on waitlist would try the same thing LOL - i know i would!


my hypothesis: there are only 20-30 stars every year at GSB i am sure who are pretty much 'we didn't think twice' for the adcom - everyone else i think is within a 10% variability in performance and have only their essays and recommendations to help them stand out
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2010, 07:54
Anyone has any thoughts on when the next batch of interview invites will go out? Last thursday was one of those days. Anymore coming or is it a trickle from now on.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 May 2010, 12:59
Still no interview for me :-( how is everyone else doing in that department?

PS The GMAT test is so interesting to me... from a psychological perspective, how is it an accurate test? My two results (as well as most people's multiple results that I've seen) vary so greatly. Maybe I should just take the GRE next time haha.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 May 2010, 08:36
still waiting to hear on interviews as well... ahhhh so impatient. i figure most would be out by end of the week, no?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 May 2010, 09:17
Does anyone know when dings start going out (based on stats from last year round 3), or has anyone received one? Eeeeeek
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 May 2010, 11:06
had my interview now... just waiting... will let you all know how it turns out!

i imagine DB will start calling people around the 15th or so
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