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# Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants

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Current Student
Joined: 04 Mar 2011
Posts: 129
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
GMAT 2: 720 Q47 V41
WE: Law (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 38 [1] , given: 38

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  21 Nov 2012, 11:15
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KUDOS
OK, people who submitted for R1, who else got a heart attack after reading the sender and the first three words of the subject line of today's e-mail reminder about Round 2 deadlines?
Manager
Joined: 28 Feb 2011
Posts: 92
Location: Brazil
GMAT 1: 710 Q46 V42
WE: Management Consulting (Consulting)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 20 [0], given: 13

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  21 Nov 2012, 11:41
GPT55 wrote:
OK, people who submitted for R1, who else got a heart attack after reading the sender and the first three words of the subject line of today's e-mail reminder about Round 2 deadlines?

I didnt get this email!
Intern
Joined: 24 Aug 2011
Posts: 21
Location: United States (MA)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V44
GPA: 3.2
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 4

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  21 Nov 2012, 11:44
astrochris wrote:
GPT55 wrote:
OK, people who submitted for R1, who else got a heart attack after reading the sender and the first three words of the subject line of today's e-mail reminder about Round 2 deadlines?

I didnt get this email!

me either...curious and curiouser...
Current Student
Joined: 31 Oct 2012
Posts: 70
Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Schools: CBS '16 (M)
GMAT 1: 730 Q48 V46
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 4

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  21 Nov 2012, 12:08
igzolt wrote:
astrochris wrote:
GPT55 wrote:
OK, people who submitted for R1, who else got a heart attack after reading the sender and the first three words of the subject line of today's e-mail reminder about Round 2 deadlines?

I didn`t get this email!

me either...curious and curiouser...

I am going to pretend that not getting the email is an indicator of good things to come...
Current Student
Joined: 04 Mar 2011
Posts: 129
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 700 Q44 V41
GMAT 2: 720 Q47 V41
WE: Law (Non-Profit and Government)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 38

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  21 Nov 2012, 13:59
MrAlpaca wrote:
igzolt wrote:
astrochris wrote:

I am going to pretend that not getting the email is an indicator of good things to come...

I got it because I'm subscribed to their e-mail list, it has nothing to do with the actual application.
Intern
Joined: 05 Nov 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: Stanford '15 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q48 V49
GPA: 3.89
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [2] , given: 1

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  21 Nov 2012, 16:15
2
KUDOS
Wow. I got the invite today. I thought their offices were closed! I am beside myself with happiness right now, even though I know there's still less than a 50% chance after this stage. But so excited!
Intern
Joined: 03 Oct 2012
Posts: 12
GMAT 1: 770 Q51 V45
GPA: 3.15
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 12 [4] , given: 7

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  21 Nov 2012, 16:43
4
KUDOS
Was beginning to feel I would never get to post on this thread

Just got the invite, everyone. I am an Indian, working in the US, energy industry. So thankful! Good luck to the people still waiting - the admissions officer re-affirmed that they send out invites till a week before the deadline.
Intern
Joined: 17 Mar 2012
Posts: 28
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance
GMAT 1: 760 Q48 V45
GPA: 3.71
WE: Accounting (Accounting)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  21 Nov 2012, 22:06
xnormjeanx wrote:
Wow. I got the invite today. I thought their offices were closed! I am beside myself with happiness right now, even though I know there's still less than a 50% chance after this stage. But so excited!

Actually your chances are almost exactly 50% at this stage.
Intern
Joined: 22 Nov 2012
Posts: 29
Location: United States
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
Schools: Stanford '15
GMAT 1: 760 Q59 V45
GPA: 3.99
WE: Accounting (Aerospace and Defense)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 5

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  22 Nov 2012, 05:38
after many weeks of waiting, just received my invite. stats - GMAT: 760; GPA: 3.9. 2 years of IBD / 2 years of PE. born and working in the US.

the invite mentioned a 60-min interview which sounds longer than the 30-45 i was expecting. obviously doesn't matter but just curious how this compares to others who have received / completed interviews? also anyone have any good interview prep resources> thanks again and good luck to all those still waiting! i know how tough it is...
Intern
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 42
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  22 Nov 2012, 13:26
Congratulations to everyone who got the invite. Good luck and I am sure all of you will get in.

Happy thanksgiving you guys

Somehow seeing folks getting invites makes me happy even tho I didn't get one.

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Joined: 17 Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Location: United States
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Finance
GMAT 1: 760 Q49 V46
GPA: 3.43
WE: Engineering (Aerospace and Defense)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 2

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  22 Nov 2012, 16:31
^^
You're the type of person that we need at business school to run our businesses with altruism. I'm rooting for you, now, bud

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Manager
Joined: 29 Oct 2010
Posts: 82
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 18

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  22 Nov 2012, 18:31
Some things that were NOT asked during my Stanford interview this week:

-Why MBA?
-Why Stanford?
-Why now?
-What do you do for work?

NONE of those questions were posed. Every question began, "Tell me about a time when you..."

I was disappointed not to get any help from fellow Gmatclubbers before the interview, but so it goes. All the best to everyone!
Current Student
Joined: 29 Oct 2012
Posts: 14
Schools: Stanford '15 (M)
GMAT 1: 750 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.51
WE: Project Management (Military & Defense)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 0

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  22 Nov 2012, 22:55
Just got the invite to interview as well. Any advice from those who have already done theirs?

Stats - 750 GMAT 49Q, 42V; 4.25 years in military; Currently JD candidate at Stanford Law School
Current Student
Joined: 26 Aug 2010
Posts: 49
GMAT 1: Q V0
GPA: 3.5
WE: Operations (Consumer Products)
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 55

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  23 Nov 2012, 00:33
MNmba wrote:
xnormjeanx wrote:
siris wrote:
The official driving variable for the order of the invites is the order of the files being read (if you want another confirmation look at yesterday's post on their admissions blog). Therefore you have two cases :
- Your file has been read and you don't have an invitation : 0 % (+ waitlist odds)
- Your file has not been read and you don't have an invitation (obviously) : 14 % (+ waitlist odds)

Its as simple as that.

Sure, but the two cases have different probabilities. Before any applications have been reviewed, there's a 100% chance of being in the second scenario, thus 14% chance. After all applications have been reviewed, there's a 100% chance of being in the first scenario, thus a 0% chance.

As we get later in the cycle and more applications have been reviewed, the likelihood of being in the first scenario outweighs the likelihood of being in the second scenario. So the odds kmcduw put out there are actually right.

The probability function is actually very simple: It is the probability that your application has not yet been reviewed times the probability of any given application getting an invite (14%). So that the start you have 100% x 14% = 14%. At the end you have 0% x 14% = 0%. If you think half have been looked at and you haven't heard you have 50% x 14% = 7%. And so on.

I know you guys are all implying this, but thought I would just spell it out for anyone who was interested.

I just loved all of this. You guys all seem like awesomely smart people and I wish you all the best of luck!
Intern
Joined: 01 May 2011
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  23 Nov 2012, 05:06
In for the 2nd round
Intern
Joined: 27 Apr 2012
Posts: 44
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 4

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  24 Nov 2012, 10:15
kmcduw wrote:
I would say that EVERY decision should be made based on its statistical support. Then again, I ran a multiple regression to draft my fantasy football teams this year, so maybe I'm a bit extreme.

Not too extreme to do so. On the West Coast, statistics does tend to influence decision making in non-fantasy sports. Look at the Moneyball Oakland A’s and the Oregon Ducks ‘correct mathematical’ decisions to go for it on 4th down, 2-point conversions, etc…

All Right Now, who saw that Stanford redshirt quarterback just defy all the numbers when recently playing one of those #1 ranked sports teams?
Intern
Joined: 05 Nov 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: Stanford '15 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q48 V49
GPA: 3.89
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 1

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  26 Nov 2012, 16:03
Can any of those interviewed supply any insights as to how their interviews went?
Current Student
Joined: 14 Jul 2010
Posts: 129
Concentration: Healthcare
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 29 [0], given: 0

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  26 Nov 2012, 16:53
Very relaxed. There are a list of behavioral questions that Stanford provides. The interviewers pick their favorites. Why MBA/Why Stanford is likely but not a given.

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Intern
Joined: 26 Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  26 Nov 2012, 16:59
Got an interview invite this week. My hope was waning and this came as a pleasant surprise. For those interested: 710 GMAT, US, 2 years consulting, 2 years private equity.

Good luck to everyone still waiting!
Manager
Joined: 24 May 2010
Posts: 84
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 1

Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants [#permalink]  26 Nov 2012, 17:19
jch wrote:
Got an interview invite this week. My hope was waning and this came as a pleasant surprise. For those interested: 710 GMAT, US, 2 years consulting, 2 years private equity.

Good luck to everyone still waiting!

Do you mind telling the time and date you received it?
Re: Stanford GSB 2013 - Calling all Applicants   [#permalink] 26 Nov 2012, 17:19

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