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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 09:02
abhishek.sardana wrote:
What kind of questions does the adcom think are not dumb to ask in the infosessions?


Dumb questions are usually defined as questions that can easily be answered by checking the school's website or brochures.

However, I wouldn't hold back any questions I had at an info session. After all, info sessions are not evaluative (i.e.: they won't write down comments next to your name). You could make a good impression, but that's highly unlikely. Most likely, you'll be forgotten right after the info session.

Good luck. L.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 09:16
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abhishek.sardana wrote:
What kind of questions does the adcom think are not dumb to ask in the infosessions?


Dumb questions are usually defined as questions that can easily be answered by checking the school's website or brochures.

However, I wouldn't hold back any questions I had at an info session. After all, info sessions are not evaluative (i.e.: they won't write down comments next to your name). You could make a good impression, but that's highly unlikely. Most likely, you'll be forgotten right after the info session.

Good luck. L.


That was nice advice....... Thanks Lep
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2007, 09:20
bherronp wrote:
I'd love to go to Stanford, but I think that my efforts are best spent on other schools.


same. too rich for my blood.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 00:09
yay ! done with the 1st draft
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 05:52
You guys have any ideas regarding the first essay? The "what matters most to you one." This is extremely vague...it's hard to write something without being too pretentious. In fact Stanford's essays are by far the most vague out of all schools. How do you guys go about brainstorming this?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 08:49
wow grad_mba, you're done with the first draft already? nice!

aceman, I was thinking of just sitting down and brainstorming things that matters to me, things that motivated me throughout the years... and then compare that with my career goals and the themes I want to tell... It's supposed to be a deeply personal essay, and will require you to really look into yourself.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 09:22
reflecting exactly on what Kryzak penned - just brainstorm for your personal values/characteristics that has make you the person you are today - what is it really that makes you tick? what propells you ?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 09:28
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yay ! done with the 1st draft


Okay, you are wayyy ahead of the rest of us. I have finished the first draft of just one essay for one school.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 09:51
I'm still "data-mining" my life history... probably will data-mine my "goals" and "what matters" next... gotta do brainstorming otherwise I will procrastinate writing forever... ;)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 16:06
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I will procrastinate writing forever... ;)


I did that for a couple of months last year, and it did work out, somehow.

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2007, 16:08
well, a couple hours later I have 4 pages of outline/ramblings just on my work experience, the "external" and "internal" impacts of each... Now on to community/extracurriculars/Personal outline...
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 08:04
kryzak wrote:
wow grad_mba, you're done with the first draft already? nice!

aceman, I was thinking of just sitting down and brainstorming things that matters to me, things that motivated me throughout the years... and then compare that with my career goals and the themes I want to tell... It's supposed to be a deeply personal essay, and will require you to really look into yourself.


Hi Kryzak, looks like you're doing good. I'm still pretty stuck...been thinking about the question, but still can't come up with something convincing to talk about for 3-4 pages..My overall background is not really spectacular unfortunately..I do have a lot of international experience, which I guess is a strength...but I still don't know how to tie it with what I care about..
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 08:28
I thought the page limit was 7 pages total for the 3 essays... so 3 for the "What matters", 2-3 for Goals, and the rest for Essay C.

Many people I talked to are having problems fitting their essays in the limit above...
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 09:59
My problem last year was filling the 3-4 pages that came after answering the question "what matters most to you and why?" in 2 lines. I think that was my problem with Stanford's app.

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 10:17
I heard Stanford used to give you up to 7 pages per essay... but this year they have a 7 page total...
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 17:46
I may sound too crazy but I want to apply for R1 but haven't taken the GMAT Yet!

Dreaming about HWS for the last 3 years. I have around 10 years of WorkEx. Of which 7 years in the Management and last 3 years of which as a Director of the company.I am 33+ :oops:

Do you think I have a chance? Anyways I want to give my best possible TRY! Count me too......
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 17:51
Never say never! :)

The only thing I'm wondering is why you aren't going for the executive MBA? You have 10 years in management/leadership, and reached directorship in your company, they will really wonder *why* you need an MBA... Just food for thought.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 18:08
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1. Passion to study.
2. Have experience in IT and managed a team of 1000 as a Director. But, need to learn lot more to be an allrounder and be able to work in any industry (Not Just IT)
3.Good Full 2 year Break to recharge and restrategise the next 20 years
4.Combine my Global Experience in 4 Continents with the GSB card to move to the next levels with ease.
5.I don't want to do neither a parttime course nor an Exec MBA as I want to feel the air and Give & Take 100% from the campus.

I am sound very strong...But, this is me!
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 18:34
i am in for R1 as well... however S will be my last app, and might move to R2 based on how i do on the initial apps
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Aug 2007, 19:55
hrm, appuvar, your reasons are good, but your background is almost over-qualified. All the reasons (other than taking 2 years off and feeling the air) seem to fit what I've read of exec MBAs better, but that's just what the brochures and books say. Who am I to judge? :)

I wish you the best of luck with the app, and I suggest you drop your profile off for Paul Bodine at Accepted.com, Hjort, or MBA Game Plan to evaluate, as they know way more than me. =)
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