i am out of the race. good luck to those of you still on the list.
i am going to reapply next year. any thoughts on round 1 vs round 2? i am probably going to have to retake the gmat -- i guess low 700s did not get it done. i definitely have some room to improve in the math section. given that i am studying for the level 3 CFA exam right now, i am probably not going to even think about the GMAT before july. might be a tight squeeze to try to fire off a quality application by october. will i be at a serious disadvantage as a round 2 applicant?
anticipated improvements prior to next application:
1) finish CFA (this is my alternate quant-oriented transcript)
2) get promoted (contingent on CFA) to VP at my firm (youngest and fastest rising ever, if it happens)
3) add 40-50 points to my GMAT score
Sudden I'm Really sorry for that, but in Stanford's case, I honestly Really don't believe that GMAT is what matter (HUGE DISCLAIMER - I MAY BE WRONG).
I'm finishing something I want to write in my profile to kind of "prove my case" in my case I'll let here
As someone stated here - I'm sorry I don't remember who was it - S GSB could fill up their classes with 760+ people, with good stats and amazing personal histories. With a 380 or so intake, and Stanford's brand (as strong as Harvard), it's kind of easy. However, they are at around the 720-730, and you know why? Because they want different kind of people - IMHO.
The CEO from the company I work for - which will sponsor my MBA at C GSB - was a little pissed because it's been almost a decade since Stanford have accepted a single person from our company (no matter if sponsored or not) and he's an Alumni from Stanford U. He asked some current students what was going on, and one of them said: your company is focused on hierarchy, promotions, and profits; nothing is about "changing the world".
I talked to terry when I was in Boston at MIT's AdMIT weekend and I told him that: "Man I'd like to go to Stanford, but I don't think I'll change the world". And from what I talked to people that got into S GSB (Terry, and 3 other people - apart from their staff people) they really care about that somehow.
Stanford really cares about your impact to the world, it doesn't matter what you're doing, but I'd say that it matters what you will do. If you're older, it's going to be tough, not impossible, but tough, because, you know we older people are lazy
we care about family, spouses, friends, we "can't stand" 80 hours week work hours...
Anyway, I'm just trying to say that GMAT is the least problem at Stanford, I know 2 people who got there with -700...
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