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Hi All-

Just received verbal notification of admission to the next Stanford Sloan Fellows cohort (2013 matriculation).

Anyone else out there joining me?

-Erik


I have also created both a LinkedIn group and a Facebook page for us. Please feel free to join those.
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 29 Jan 2013, 10:15
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I have applied to the Sloan fellow program by Jan 12th. I was wondering if anybody had feedback on their application so far. Anybody gotten a Yes or a No yet ?
Will they call you with a no answer? Are positive answers faster to come than negative ones?


Hi Cyril-

Good luck on your application!

A few of us have gotten acceptances -- but I think we all applied by the R1 Oct deadline.

I applied in Oct, received an email with phone interview invitation in mid-Dec and was called with acceptance notice about a week after the interview. Received my formal acceptance letter in early Jan.

Let us know what you find out!
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Please find below my timeline

  • Application submitted: Oct-31-2012
  • Interview invitation: Nov-08-2012
  • Phone interview: Nov-15-2012
  • Verbal acceptance: Dec-21-2012
  • Letter of acceptance (by email): Jan-04-2013

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I just got the call too ! :) Actually Melinda e-mailed me to call her... So, I just 'gave' THE call. She informed me I was in!!! Awesome news. So excited. Now, I need to figure out all about the program! And see if it is better for me than a FT MBA. (that's what I was going for originally)

Yes yes yes! So excited !


Thank you Douglas,

Congrats Cyril!.. Can you please share if you had an interview and if so when. Also, what is your background? Thx.


Thanks. I did go to the program office a couple times and talked to Melinda.
My background is in engineering. I am from France. Worked in Germany and the US. Manager of a team of engineers in a large tech company in the bay area. (Gmat: 710)
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Now, I need to figure out all about the program! And see if it is better for me than a FT MBA. (that's what I was going for originally)


Cyril-

Congrats!

From the research I have done, it seems like the Sloan Fellows get one quarter in the summer to get "caught up" - then pretty much join the MBA2s in the fall. There are still some Sloan-specific classes in the remaining 3 quarters, but they assume you have real world experience so have a baseline of knowledge and skill that is different from the FT MBAs...

Hope you join us in July!

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Hi,
Anyone else heard from the program? I had my interview 2 weeks back and haven't heard back. Wondering what is the timeline for decisions. Are good news faster to come by than the bad ones?

Thanks.


Hi there,

Haven't heard anything on my side yet. Did you apply in the second round?

Also, can you please share what was the general direction of questions in your interview. How was the experience? Was it an alumni interview or with someone from the adcom?

Would really appreciate if people interviewed in first round would also share their experience.

Thanks,

:-)


Hi Everybody,

Congrats to those who got in. I have also gotten my admission letter. My timeline is as follows:

Aug 15th: Submitted my application
Aug 27th : Went down for class observation as well as a face to face interview with Virginia
Dec 6th: Received verbal Confirmation from Virginia
Dec 27th: Received email confirmation from Sally
Feb 12th : Received Packet.

Just to clarify that I was the one who asked for class observation and they took the opportunity to interview me after that.

The general questions that I had during the interview were towards self introduction and for them to get a clearer in depth understanding of myself and my work. They also wanted to understand why I am applying to go back to school. They also asked about some of the challenges I faced in my past experience and in detail what I hope to do when I get back to Singapore. They also asked me to clarify any questions that I may have. In short it was a very warm and friendly chat and they made sure I was really comfortable. According to one of the Alumnus that I am in contact with, the adcom will be the one doing the interviews and they make it an effort to interview every single one before they admit the candidate. I do have the impression that an introduction from an Alumnus would help, but I am not sure about that.

Hope to see you guys in April

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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 16 May 2013, 09:44
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Dear all,
I need some advice and I am coming to you with some hope to get answers. I have been thinking of taking an eMBA for a while now, yet I was never conviced by the format of this type of program. I have discovered recentely the Stanford Sloan MS program and was wondering if my profile could fit.
I am 37, have 12 years experience in financial services industry (derivatives brokerage and prime clearing services for one of the world's leading company), 5 years as a global manager (across Asia, Europe and Americas). I have a successful track record with quick progression. I am from Morroco and live in Paris.
I will quit my job in a few months as I need to refocus on the path I want to follow and to be honest, I am very keen to set a venture. Entrepreneurship is really what I want.
Considering these elements, do you guys (i) that my profile could fit, and (ii) that not having a job at the time of subscription is prohibitive?
Many thanks in advance for your feedback.
C.


Hi there,
I think you have the right profile to apply! Right experience, an industry that is well represented in the class. And the fact that you want to start a new venture points to the GSB for sure!
My advise would be to still keep your job until you apply. Or you should have a really good reason why you quit, and explain what you are doing since you left! Giving it a shot at your own venture might be a compelling story! (and you'd learn so much doing it)
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claudayst wrote:
Dear all,
I need some advice and I am coming to you with some hope to get answers. I have been thinking of taking an eMBA for a while now, yet I was never conviced by the format of this type of program. I have discovered recentely the Stanford Sloan MS program and was wondering if my profile could fit.
I am 37, have 12 years experience in financial services industry (derivatives brokerage and prime clearing services for one of the world's leading company), 5 years as a global manager (across Asia, Europe and Americas). I have a successful track record with quick progression. I am from Morroco and live in Paris.
I will quit my job in a few months as I need to refocus on the path I want to follow and to be honest, I am very keen to set a venture. Entrepreneurship is really what I want.
Considering these elements, do you guys (i) that my profile could fit, and (ii) that not having a job at the time of subscription is prohibitive?
Many thanks in advance for your feedback.
C.


Hi there,
I think you have the right profile to apply! Right experience, an industry that is well represented in the class. And the fact that you want to start a new venture points to the GSB for sure!
My advise would be to still keep your job until you apply. Or you should have a really good reason why you quit, and explain what you are doing since you left! Giving it a shot at your own venture might be a compelling story! (and you'd learn so much doing it)


Totally agree with Cyril... Don't quit your job if you don't need to... Worst case, you could end up with no job and no school admittances... No need to do that to yourself.


I'm going to take a slightly different stance.

First, you certainly sound like a fit for the program, so apply.

Second, know that Stanford applauds risk taking, particularly when the intention is to drive change. So I don't think that quitting your job to work on a new venture will hurt you. That is what I did. In fact, I think that it would be difficult to interview as a candidate that doesn't enjoy their job and has a venture idea, but is unwilling to commit to it. If you are quitting just to take a sabbatical, that could be problematic (unless your going to do something really cool like climb everest).

One piece of advice - which is particularly important if you do decide to leave your job - I believe it is essential to schedule a campus/class visit and a face-to-face interview with the admissions staff. I did so and I feel like it help tremendously as it allowed me to explain my position and discuss my new venture. In fact, I don't believe I would have been admitted without the interview. Cyril is right, your industry experience is well represented. But, I would assume it is also one of the most competitive for admittance.

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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2012, 14:10
Hello NewCardinal!

I'll be there too :-) I received the verbal notification in early December.

I'm from Brazil... Where are you from?
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2012, 14:26
Hi Pedro-

I'm from Virginia, USA.

Where in Brazil are you from?

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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 30 Dec 2012, 04:26
Hi Erik,

I'm from Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.

I'll join the Facebook and Linkedin Groups... :-)
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 14:11
Hi guys,

I got accepted too. I received a call from Melinda last dec-21.

I am from Brazil as well, but from Sao Paulo.

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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2013, 19:01
Hey Douglas-

Congrats!

See you in April.

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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 00:41
Do Stanford / MIT publish the admissions statistics, acceptance rate for the SF (sloan fellows) program over the years? I can't find this information on their websites. Appreciate anyone sharing this information, thanks.
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 08:30
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Do Stanford / MIT publish the admissions statistics, acceptance rate for the SF (sloan fellows) program over the years? I can't find this information on their websites. Appreciate anyone sharing this information, thanks.



Hi Firsttimer-

I have not been able to find admission stats for Sloan Fellows - and I did a lot of searching prior to applying... I don't even know how many people apply. The current cohort (class of 2013) is 81 enrolled students.

The only useful stat I saw was international students make up ~60% of the incoming class.

Hopefully someone else will find something!
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 12:27
thanks newcardinal, congrats on the acceptance.

Yes, they have profiles of students on the web but no admissions stats unlike their mba program. Ive been trying to find info regarding SF placements and how it compares to regular ft mba program in terms of integration with the bschool community; doesn't seem to be a whole lot of info out there. Only three admits noted on this forum this year. Is the admissions committee for SF program same as mba program (means DB at stanford and rod garcia at mit)?
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 21:39
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Ive been trying to find info regarding SF placements and how it compares to regular ft mba program in terms of integration with the bschool community; doesn't seem to be a whole lot of info out there.


Hey FT-

Not sure if you're talking about job placement or acceptance / matriculation into the program...

As for job placement, I've seen a few articles out there that basically says that job placement for Sloanies (and many other EMBA programs) is virtually non-existent. And this actually makes sense - the students are not uniform enough (in terms of experience and career progression) to draw a large number of recruiters / positions to campus. So, unlike newly minted MBAs, a competitive shotgun interviewing approach doesn't work. So, hiring for more experienced EMBAs (and Sloanies) tends to be more hand-picked and drawn from the students own connections. Also, Stanford, in particular, breeds a lot of entrepreneurs - so the Sloanies are particularly likely to be launching startups, not looking for jobs...

As for placement into the GSB as a whole, what I've been able to find indicates that Sloan students get a summer term to get to know each other and wipe out some core curriculum courses. Then, in the fall, join with the rest of the MBA students in many electives and b-school life. Sloanies are up to speed by this time and are almost as seasoned as the second year students - definitely senior to the first year students. No idea how this compares to Sloan programs elsewhere.

I've got links to other Sloan student blogs in my new blog... Might help...
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 07:02
Hey guys,

While researching about potential business schools and programs for someone at my age (33, starting at 34), kinda too old for a FT MBA, I had the opportunity to talk with several alumnus from Stanford and MIT about placement support in the Sloan programs and how it compares to the traditional FT MBA programs. The summary of what I heard is:

  • Self-funded Sloan Fellows have full access to the career management center just as FT MBA students do;
  • Self-funded Sloan Fellows can attend all recruitment events that target the FT MBA students;

However, such resources are not very "compatible" with the nature of the Sloan program, which attracts more experienced folks. Few fellows seek, for example, an associate position at MBB, because previous to the Sloan program they normally already had position with the level of responsibly (and compensation) at least equal to the MBB associates. On the other hand, it is not very usual too for a management consulting or private equity firm to hire someone over 30 without previous experience in the field. Based on that, as NewCardinal commented, most of the fellows choose to launch startups or to return to the industry in senior positions, in general not available to MBAs, but that require more effort to find (and to receive offers) than the typical FT MBA options.
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 21:11
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Do Stanford / MIT publish the admissions statistics, acceptance rate for the SF (sloan fellows) program over the years? I can't find this information on their websites. Appreciate anyone sharing this information, thanks.



Hi Firsttimer-

I have not been able to find admission stats for Sloan Fellows - and I did a lot of searching prior to applying... I don't even know how many people apply. The current cohort (class of 2013) is 81 enrolled students.

The only useful stat I saw was international students make up ~60% of the incoming class.

Hopefully someone else will find something!


Hi NewCardinal,

Did you also look at MIT Sloan Fellows which awards an MBA too? If so, I would be interested to know why you chose Stanford over MIT? Doesn't MBA have better brand value?

Thx and Congrats on admission.
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Re: Stanford Sloan Fellows admits - Class of 2014 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2013, 22:29
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Did you also look at MIT Sloan Fellows which awards an MBA too? If so, I would be interested to know why you chose Stanford over MIT? Doesn't MBA have better brand value?


Nope - didn't even look at MIT...

I'm huge on Stanford's strong legacy in Entrepreneurship. I'm less concerned about what other people think about my degree - more interested in what I will learn and who I will meet. So MSMgmt -vs- MBA was totally not an issue for me. For people who get hung up about that, I will still be able to say that I went to Stanford GSB...

I really think that people with my level of work experience (18 years) will mostly agree with me...
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