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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 09:59
I am from construction too! 1% from other industries sounds really disheartening :(

But it looks like from your profile BuilderSF that you at least got an interview last year? Since your profile said Stanford 2015 WL...is that right? Would give me a little hope.
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 10:54
BTW are there any joint degree candidates on here? Specifically MBA/MEM?
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 11:44
I AM! joint MEM/MBA...I hope that helps their decision a little?
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 11:47
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I AM! joint MEM/MBA...I hope that helps their decision a little?


Woo hoo!! Hooray for joint candidates! Yes I am also hoping that it gives us a little 'edge.' I can't find any stats on the number of joint applicants each year, can you?
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 12:31
I am going for the joint MBA/M. Education... but it doesn't seem like that program is one that will give me a leg-up in the process considering that you can just apply to do the Masters in Education after you are already enrolled.
But my fingers are crossed -- GSB is one of the few schools (and the only school at this caliber) that has such a program that can be finished in two years!
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 12:49
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I am going for the joint MBA/M. Education... but it doesn't seem like that program is one that will give me a leg-up in the process considering that you can just apply to do the Masters in Education after you are already enrolled.
But my fingers are crossed -- GSB is one of the few schools (and the only school at this caliber) that has such a program that can be finished in two years!


you can finish both the MBA and M.Education in 2 years? wow, that's fast! Typically joint degrees are three years..
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 12:51
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speedyb09 wrote:
I am going for the joint MBA/M. Education... but it doesn't seem like that program is one that will give me a leg-up in the process considering that you can just apply to do the Masters in Education after you are already enrolled.
But my fingers are crossed -- GSB is one of the few schools (and the only school at this caliber) that has such a program that can be finished in two years!


you can finish both the MBA and M.Education in 2 years? wow, that's fast! Typically joint degrees are three years..


Yes they are usually three years... that is why this one is GOLDEN.
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 16:23
speedyb09 wrote:
I am going for the joint MBA/M. Education... but it doesn't seem like that program is one that will give me a leg-up in the process considering that you can just apply to do the Masters in Education after you are already enrolled.
But my fingers are crossed -- GSB is one of the few schools (and the only school at this caliber) that has such a program that can be finished in two years!


Wow, I am also MBA/Education. I hope we will be a classmate! As you mention, this is the only school that offer double degree in two years.
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 16:25
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 16:31
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speedyb09 wrote:
I am going for the joint MBA/M. Education... but it doesn't seem like that program is one that will give me a leg-up in the process considering that you can just apply to do the Masters in Education after you are already enrolled.
But my fingers are crossed -- GSB is one of the few schools (and the only school at this caliber) that has such a program that can be finished in two years!


Wow, I am also MBA/Education. I hope we will be a classmate! As you mention, this is the only school that offer double degree in two years.


MA Education/MBA applicant here too. I imagine there's no forum for the three of us. Feel free to PM me if you want to get in touch.

Good luck to both of you.
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 16:47
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Here is my "two cents" - they go through industry by industry. It doesn't make sense that it would be random. Despite their comments that they don't have quotas on industries, the reality is there are reasonable limits for a class of 400. The best way to compare candidates is by reviewing people in similar jobs right next to each other, otherwise it just becomes too random and inconsistent. For example, on this chain it seemed on day 1 they dished out a number of consulting interviews, however I haven't heard of many consulting interviews since then. I know of a few other people in consulting who received interviews that first day.

I happen to be a consultant. Can someone please tell me I am wrong here?!? Would really appreciate it ;)

Hey thanks for the input, is this your own analysis or from any reliable source?
but I went to the HBS outreach and heard similar comments from their AO, they said they don't have certain quota for certain nationality, but candidates in same industry compete in same pool internationally. I just have one question here: how about those career switchers: e.g. Engineer in the past but aiming to go IBD?
and how about people like myself who have mixture of industry in W/E: (lawyer then general management) ?


Not sure about Stanford but that's how Chicago Booth evaluates applications.

In early 2012, I took the Mini-MBA course offered by Booth. In one course, the topic was about job opportunity (or something like that) and a girl (a PhD student or post-doc scientist from Chicago's Chemistry Department) asked a question:"If I wanna do an MBA, does my academic science background jeopardize my chance?" The speaker, an adcom staff at Booth, said:"It doesn't. We don't compare chemical scientists with management consultants. We compare scientists with scientists." And she went on to make it very clear that the competition in the academic scientists cohort is less daunting because the pool is quite small. But she didn't address whether academic scientists would be a good fit (or ill fit) for B-school.

So, if you're an apple, don't worry about the orange.

I do hold the opinion that there are quotas. For example, international students account for roughly 30% every year. I believe this is also true for each industry. It's just that the quota for industry is much less stringent so you see violent fluctuations. But I would say it's outright impossible that consultants would account for 50% of the incoming class, no matter what. For career-changers (I'm also one), we can be broadly swept into the "career-switchers" or "others" category, which might mean your story will be carefully scrutinized.

very useful input, thanks !! :-D
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 16:54
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my friend who got an invite in the first day was in i-banking. And I know at HBS, they have adcom members who look after a particular region. I believe there are quotas for a particular geography and industry, and I guess they will try to balance the two to have a diversified class.

It also makes sense to evaluate consultant/i-banking candidates first, since B-schools receive many applications from these pools and are most familiar with them to pick out the diamonds. After all, they will move on to the more unusual applicants to add color to the painting. Just my speculation. :)

sounds making sense to me. And give me a bit of hope as applicant in "Other" category. :oops:
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 18:56
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I am from construction too! 1% from other industries sounds really disheartening :(

But it looks like from your profile BuilderSF that you at least got an interview last year? Since your profile said Stanford 2015 WL...is that right? Would give me a little hope.


Yep I was waitlisted last year and am a reapplicant this year (not sure why gmatclub isn't showing it that way). I'm not sure if that helps or hurts my odds but yes, they did at least interview an applicant from the construction industry last year.

Have any reapplicants out there received an invite?
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 04:32
Since there is some talk that they review profiles based on industry or geography, has anyone from Latin America received an invite? or someone focusing on entrepreneurship with entrepreneurship/engineering background ?
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 09:23
Anyone from Brazil has received an invite to interview?
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 14:33
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Just received my invite about 30 minutes ago (2:00 pm PST). It completely caught me off guard, but I'm so excited!
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 14:49
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Just received my invite about 30 minutes ago (2:00 pm PST). It completely caught me off guard, but I'm so excited!


congrats bbarr3124!! :)
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 15:24
bbarr3124 wrote:
Just received my invite about 30 minutes ago (2:00 pm PST). It completely caught me off guard, but I'm so excited!


Congrats!! It feels like the invites don't necessarily come in waves... anyone else seeing the same thing? Trying not to obsessively check my e-mail, but it's hard not to! :)
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 16:54
I only check my email once a day..not because I am super cool..as I am based in China, if no email in the morning (which means the end of business hour in GSB), no email the whole day......

By the way, has anyone based in China received an invitation? let me know ( so I can be more depressed .....
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Re: Stanford GSB Calling all applicants for Class of 2016! [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2013, 17:29
Just curious...anyone in the military receive an invitation?
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