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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 10:30
I did a visit back in the spring.
As far as I know, the office people won't give out email of current students to prospective students (they say that students get bombarded when they did this)
But during classes/walkthrough of the school you can definitely make connection with students, and they are very open and nice in sharing their stories. They'll give you their info as well if you want to do a follow up.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 10:53
They don't allow class visits till October so the only option was an Information Session with Admissions. Classes don't start till September 15. How about GMATclub alumnae who went/are going to the school?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 12:25
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They don't allow class visits till October so the only option was an Information Session with Admissions. Classes don't start till September 15. How about GMATclub alumnae who went/are going to the school?


Do you think you'll be able to get back again? I didn't find the info session all that helpful when I went.

Did you try and PM Terry? I don't know if he subscribes to the threads. You could also check out the Stanford thread from last year, but I think most of the GSB admits ended up at HBS. One other thing you might try if you can't find someone is to PM kryzak. He goes to Haas, but I think he's probably still in the area and I think knows quite a bit about Stanford.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 12:50
They would have to invite me to an Interview to get a second visit :wink: The flights to SF are steep from Atlanta. Thank you very much for the suggestion, I will ping Terry and kryzak.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2009, 15:44
Any idea about the questions that is being asked to the recommenders for the Stanford fall 2010 applicaiton?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2009, 11:42
count me in for r1 too. having a tough yet exciting time figuring out what really matters most to me! how far is everyone else on their essays?
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2009, 17:36
Hi everyone-

Sorry I've been quiet, the summer internship has been quite busy. Anyway, I'm glad to answer any questions I can. I'll try to respond as promptly as possible.

Two quick thoughts:
1) Yes, the GSB is as incredible as you've heard. Palo Alto is nice too :-D
2) Don't overthink things on Essay A. Be as honest as you can and write about what really matters to you. Don't force yourself into writing about business-related topics... there's plenty of space to write about those sorts of things in Essay B and on your resume.

Good luck to everyone!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 10:27
Count me in. Just finished the essays, a surprisingly enjoyable experience.

Best of luck to everyone!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2009, 11:28
I'm applying Round 1 !!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 12:40
I'm in for R1. I seem to be re-thinking 'what matters most' about every other day. In any case, getting the app done in time for R1 is what matters most right now...
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Aug 2009, 22:36
Applying R1
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2009, 09:44
FYI

http://www.mbamission.com/blog/2009/08/ ... nford-gsb/

MBA News: Early Interviews at the Stanford GSB
August 24th, 2009 | Posted in News

Most MBA admissions officers will tell you that it does not matter whether you send your application in early or at the deadline, because they will not read your application until the deadline passes. Stanford seems to have changed its tune as of late or, at a minimum, articulated a policy that few knew existed before. Stanford will now be reviewing applications and inviting candidates for interviews before its first round deadline passes. Does this mean that others are at an advantage if they get their applications in early? Not really. We are guessing that this is primarily a pragmatic choice, allowing for a more even flow of work for the admissions committee. Still, the committee no doubt appreciates the opportunity to reach out to a few stars and ensure that they are not caught up in another school’s web (CBS early decision for example). we would advise, as we always do, to place quality ahead of speed. Don’t rush your application — get it in when it is at its best.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2009, 13:52
Roll Call Page Updated

Also added section called "Current Students" :-D
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2009, 16:13
I had originally ruled out Stanford, mostly because of the ridiculously low acceptance rate. But, the more I thought about it, I really think it is the perfect school for me. Besides, what have I got to lose (besides my app fee of course...).

I'm in for Round 1.
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2009, 04:09
Count me in R1.

One recommender just came back to me, he is not sure about following recommender questions:

"What (if any) legacy has this candidate left on your organization?"

What are your thoughts?

I am also wondering since "legacy" is quite a big term.. thinking about what a 2nd-year i-banker or consultant that is still working with his employer already left as a legacy.. I am not sure whether this works well in that context. Thanks for your advice..
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2009, 04:26
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Count me in R1.

One recommender just came back to me, he is not sure about following recommender questions:

"What (if any) legacy has this candidate left on your organization?"

What are your thoughts?

I am also wondering since "legacy" is quite a big term.. thinking about what a 2nd-year i-banker or consultant that is still working with his employer already left as a legacy.. I am not sure whether this works well in that context. Thanks for your advice..


Well that is a loaded question. Remember that we've used sports & politics to glamorize the definition of Legacy. A legacy is just anything that you've passed down to a second generation. So if they rephrased the question as "What has this applicant left behind that improves the company", would they have a better time answering then?

Standard disclaimer - it's just my opinion :-D
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2009, 20:04
Count me in Round 2. Good luck Round 1!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 18:01
Round 1! Stanford is my dream school!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2009, 18:33
Please, move me to R2. I've decided to give this one a little more time. Good luck R1!
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Re: Calling All Stanford Fall 2010 applicants! [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2009, 06:36
Hi everyone! New to the boards and just wanted to throw my hat in the ring for R1. Now to finish those essays...
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