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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

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Stanford GSB Applicants Status:
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Kryzak - R1 - Submitting 10/19
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 22:43
Clicked on the submit button !! Actually feeling relieved that I needn go over my essays again :)

God - PUHLEEEZE let me in .. plz!

May Stan show a lot of luv to gmatclub this season -
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 23:03
Congrats grad_mba! I'm almost there... 2 more days. Waiting for my recommenders to submit this Friday before I submit (that's what Stanford's email recommended)... still doing last minute edits...
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 07:57
kryzak wrote:
Congrats grad_mba! I'm almost there... 2 more days. Waiting for my recommenders to submit this Friday before I submit (that's what Stanford's email recommended)... still doing last minute edits...


Cool Kryzak - all the very best :)
Yes - Stan asks us to ensure that all rec are in before we click the button!
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 08:15
May the two of you get selected, and share your wisdom with me for my R2 app.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 08:19
2 out of 3 recs in... almost there!
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Me Too [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 09:29
That's where I'm at also. 2 out of 3. I am really hoping to be 3 out of 3 by Friday! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 12:29
All three recs are in... yay! Now I'll just submit tomorrow.
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Educational History Section [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2007, 17:54
I have a question about the educational history section. I just noticed that it says to list all other 'post-secondary colleges.' This means you should list institutions you attended while in colleges as well, right? For example, I did study abroad through another school while in college but this should be listed? Thanks, the post-secondary was throwing me off.....

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Essay Format [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 05:50
Anyone determine the best way to present the essay questions? Should I start a new page for each essay, or just include the next essay question and response directly after the previous questions content? If it's the latter of the two, I think I'm going to italicize the question or something.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 09:48
kryzak wrote:
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.


Guys, can't get through to admissions office - they do not pick up the phone calls :(
What could it mean - "International students should list the names and dates of all schools and degrees in the original language" ?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 11:01
What are the different events at Center for Entrepreneurship?

Does it have events like "New Business Plan Competition" at Wharton??
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 13:48
the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) doesn't have a business plan competition, nor any special events. There is an Engineering-Business joint business plan competition, and a lot of events set up by the Entrepreneur Association. For some reason, the more I find out about Stanford's Entrep programs, the more disappointed I am. But oh well, I'll still be extremely delighted if I get in. ;)

Also asked about the margins, and they said "use your judgment". I hope 0.5" is acceptable around the edges...
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 18:40
Very roughly... the 7 page limit = how many words?

My guess: 1400-1500.

Edit: Updated to 1875. Using Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1" Margin around, Double spacing

Last edited by collegesenior on 19 Oct 2007, 19:32, edited 2 times in total.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 18:46
All recos in. Now let's move to essays!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 19:20
roughly 3200 words with my margins... I'm a little worried about my margins and lines spacing, so I'm editing my essays and removing any extraneous words/sentences. So roughly 450 words per page... That's not a lot of words for 4 essays, especially one that asks you to pour your heart and soul out.

application is done, just essays.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 19:21
hello everyone,
i have been browsing the forum for a long time (since i took the gmat in august!) but this is my first post here...finishing my stanford application as well :-D

i did the harvard one before this--and compared to that, there's so much more one can fit in!!
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 19:25
kryzak wrote:
roughly 3200 words with my margins... I'm a little worried about my margins and lines spacing, so I'm editing my essays and removing any extraneous words/sentences. So roughly 450 words per page... That's not a lot of words for 4 essays, especially one that asks you to pour your heart and soul out.

application is done, just essays.


Wow! I must be waay off.

I understand that the essays should be 12 point, double spaced right?
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2007, 19:27
are you guys using a particular font? or just the default times new roman?
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