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Aaliyah537, I do think that is seriously good advice, and I know the blog you are referring to, and they are known to make solid posts. My 2 bits is that you will never know when that lightbulb will go off, and it is more likely that it will while you are working on some other essays. That said, it should not stop you from writing the Why Stanford content.

hlin - I'd be curious to know if you are willing to share your what matters most and why approach. How did you tackle it?


I originally fell into the trap of thinking about what...I care about most (which is education). But I don't think I was being honest with myself by saying that education is what has mattered to me most in the last twenty-some years of my life. I care the most about education NOW...but that's not something that has defined who I am as a person for my entire life.

I think what led me towards the correct path was thinking about what I love to do. I would suggest using lists, meditation, thinking out loud in the shower, running, yoga, whatever method of thought processing works for you. Think about what you TRULY like to do and also what personality trait(s) is/are constantly "noticed" by others (for me, it was the fact that I like talking...A LOT.

After landing on the "what" - this is where I ran into my biggest hurdle. I fell into explaining "what" it is that matters to me and that's exactly what they tell you NOT to do. I wrote an entire essay that was more centered around the "what" than the "why". Had to toss the entire essay. HOWEVER, it did help me get a better grasp around the "what" and helped me clearly define it...so at the end, it was still a helpful exercise.

So after I tossed my "what-centric" essay, I took a step back and thought: Ok, so I love to talk. I love to communicate. But why? Why is it important to me? Why do I talk so much? Why do I think it's important to others? How has talking a lot impacted me in a good/bad way? What does this mean for my future? Ask yourself questions like that.

TLDR: (1) Make lists/workout/shower/meditate do whatever to figure out the why, focus on things you like to do and things ppl notice about you. (2) Don't spend your entire essay writing about the what, but do have a very well-defined "what". (3) Ask yourself lots of questions to get to the "why"



Worth reading each and every word that you wrote hlin! The approach you have taken is clearly the right approach specifically when you are writting an essay for GSB.

All the best for your application, do keep us posted.
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Is anyone interested in having a chat with an admitted student, to whom Africa MBA Fellowship was granted?
I believe applicants from Africa would love to hear from him. Let me know, and we'll try to schedule a chat!



mvictor, it will be great to be a part of such an event, please do let us know the details.
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Is anyone interested in having a chat with an admitted student, to whom Africa MBA Fellowship was granted?
I believe applicants from Africa would love to hear from him. Let me know, and we'll try to schedule a chat!


Hello mvictor. This would be great, thanks a lot. I'm definitely interested.
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mvictor, it will be great to be a part of such an event, please do let us know the details.



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Hello mvictor. This would be great, thanks a lot. I'm definitely interested.



I am trying to arrange for it! More info soon!

p.s. I have just noticed that the stats in first post is not working; I asked Narenn to help with that too.
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I am trying to arrange for it! More info soon!

p.s. I have just noticed that the stats in first post is not working; I asked Narenn to help with that too.


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good news; we'll have the chat session that I promised soon.
Will let you know the date as soon as I have it!

p.s. on the topic: I got myself cornered in such a way, that I no longer know what exactly I want, and this is very very bad
even throwing at least some ideas for "what matters to you, and why?" essay seems almost impossible...on the other hand - I definitely do not want to lie...

how's everyone else tackling this essay?
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I'd really like to join the chat when its scheduled!
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Hello GSB aspirants. Actually became a little tiny bit famous for this blog I posted in GMAT Club last year…might be a helpful read.

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Why hasn't Stanford or MIT Sloan set up events in India :/

MIT is coming in September as part of the MBA Tour - but that's soooo late!
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Please let me know what kind of questions you have for our chat session so that the person could be better prepared to answer the questions!
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I do like to know where in the application does the Stanford admissions determines your intellectual vitality and demonstrated leadership potential?

Is this chat with the student that received the Africa MBA Fellowship? Also, when is this chat going to be held?

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Please let me know what kind of questions you have for our chat session so that the person could be better prepared to answer the questions!
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I do like to know where in the application does the Stanford admissions determines your intellectual vitality and demonstrated leadership potential?

Is this chat with the student that received the Africa MBA Fellowship? Also, when is this chat going to be held?

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yes, with him
I plan to schedule it for this Saturday if possible; if not - next
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Please let me know what kind of questions you have for our chat session so that the person could be better prepared to answer the questions!
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I'd like to know about his/her background prior to school, how they put together a strong application, and what they think seperates a GSB student from others.
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That is great mvictor. I was selected as this year finalist, so I do love to hear about his perspective. Also, I am in EST, so the time works well for me.
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MIT is coming in September as part of the MBA Tour - but that's soooo late!

Stanford coming in August.


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Please let me know what kind of questions you have for our chat session so that the person could be better prepared to answer the questions!
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I do like to know where in the application does the Stanford admissions determines your intellectual vitality and demonstrated leadership potential?

Is this chat with the student that received the Africa MBA Fellowship? Also, when is this chat going to be held?

Thanks.


qaoguntade I can answer that - have your recommenders select anecdotes that speak to these qualities, discussing instances where you have modeled leadership and intellectual curiosity. The kind of hobbies and interests show the intellectual vitality part as well. Make good use of the "additional" section on the resume. And Why Stanford might also be a good way to share substantiation of how you have these qualities, to a lesser degree. WMM&W essay CAN also be a conduit for this however doesn't have to. Of course, interview responses will optimally show these qualities as well.
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