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Calling Stanford Fall 2008 Applicants

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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2007, 21:41
yeah, that I don't know either, which is why I'm not applying... these are my reasons:

1. They're asking more for underrepresented minorities (African, Hispanic, and Native Americans - maybe women), even though they open it to anyone who can bring valuable "diversity" to the school.

2. The company and internship length are unknown. I'd rather not deal with this type of uncertainty

3. I really don't feel like writing another 500 word essay, especially since I spent 3 pages talking about diversity in "What Matters Most" and I don't know whether I can reuse that or not.

4. At first I thought it was a full scholarship, but after I found out it was an internship, I didn't see the value in applying to this one compared to other internships I could be doing, especially in entrepreneurship or VC.

Hope that makes sense :)
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2007, 23:11
nick_sun wrote:
"seven pages (in total)"


Do they care about number of words in essays or amount of wood (environmental issue)? :)

Can we make 9 pages of seghmented essays? For example, 2.2 pages - essay A, 1.5 - essay B, 1.6 - essay C1, 1.7 - essay C4 - totally 9 woody pages :)

Shall we make round pages, i.e. 1 pages + 2 pages + 2 pages + 2 pages?

What do you think, guys? What are those seven pages in total? Woody or wordy?

Nick


Hi Kryzak,

How did you address this issue? :)

Regs,
Nick
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2007, 23:47
That is something I wish I knew the answer to. Do they actually take a ruler out and measure what fraction of a page you used in one essay and apply that to another one if you don't use up a full page? If anyone knows or has called the admissions office about this, please let us know. Thanks! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 08:05
Anybody going to Stan info session / lunch with students today?
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RE: P4D [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 08:59
What I know about P4D from the AO in charge of diversity recruiting:
-Last year only Eli Lily participated
-It was a one year internship then your two years of business school are paid for
-You did not have to return to Eli Lily post-graduation

Suppossovely they are revamping it, but who knows. Hope this helps.

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 13:58
Kryzak,

In Educational History section of the application there is a phrase "International students should list the names and dates of all schools and degrees in the original language". What does it mean? Shall we list the names of our institutions/ universities in our native language: arabic, cyrillic, sanscrit, chineese?

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Q1 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 18:38
OK. Out of curiosity, how many times has your "what matters most..." essay changed significantly?

I'm at about 5.

Sweet.
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Re: Q1 [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2007, 22:06
JamieK wrote:
OK. Out of curiosity, how many times has your "what matters most..." essay changed significantly?

I'm at about 5.

Sweet.


2 times but not significantly :) I thought a lot before drafting it.... It was a nice tough essay.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 09:34
nick_sun wrote:
Kryzak,

In Educational History section of the application there is a phrase "International students should list the names and dates of all schools and degrees in the original language". What does it mean? Shall we list the names of our institutions/ universities in our native language: arabic, cyrillic, sanscrit, chineese?

Nick


Hi Nick,

Sorry, no idea since I'm not an international student. You should call the admissions office.
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Re: Q1 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 09:34
JamieK wrote:
OK. Out of curiosity, how many times has your "what matters most..." essay changed significantly?

I'm at about 5.

Sweet.


The most out of all my essays... probably 6-7 times and still counting...
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 09:36
mNeo, I'm going to the lunch with students/visit on Friday.
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Many Voices [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 09:59
Are you guys going to their diversity event Friday/Saturday? If so I will see you there!

I am also currently waitlisted for lunch with a student on Friday so maybe someone will drop out!

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 [#permalink] New post 16 Oct 2007, 10:10
they have a diversity event this Friday/Saturday??
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Yes [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 04:33
But it's really Friday night and then Saturday.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 04:47
Hoping to get the app in today or tomorrow. Went to visit recently and loved it. Have fun at the diversity event.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 07:47
Essays need some final revision. Got some great comments from some GSB alums. Otherwise, I hope to submit Friday (and hope my recommenders do so too!)

Maybe I should check out the diversity event...
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 07:56
All the best, kry!
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 09:15
Thank you mNeo!
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 09:48
I just read this on a blog, and also realized the wording myself last night when I was looking at the Stanford questions... I answered the "Career Aspirations" as a career goals/post-MBA plans question using 2 examples from work to show why I want an MBA. Now I'm doubting myself on whether that's what Stanford is looking for... crap! Am I thinking too much?

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# Pay attention to the wording of the essay questions. They pick the words for a reason, and omit words for a reason. There is a big difference between asking "career vision", "aspirations" and "post-MBA plans". Hint: Stanford's use of the word "aspirations" means that could be both inside and outside work.

# For Essay B, he said they're not just looking for a 5-year career plan. Again, they're trying to understand what is important to you, inside and outside of work, and how Stanford can support those goals. He also made the point that they know your career progression from other parts of the application (i.e. resume) so don't spend too much time in the essays restating that.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 22:02
Shamelessly copying River's post from Chicago GSB thread ;)

Well since the deadline is almost over for R1, time for a Roll call of who applied. Hopefully we can get one going like in the wharton thread, then we can update it as needed with interviews and hopefully lots of admits. Argh the thought of interviews sucks, its going to be horrible waiting once you know someone else got an interview.

Just copy and paste this list into your post and add your name at the bottom, that way we dont have to search through to find everyone.

Don't forget to log your candidacy here!

http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/t53748

Here's the STRICT format to follow:

Stanford GSB Applicants Status:
<Name> <Round> <Status>
Kryzak - R1 - Submitting 10/19
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