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# Calling all Stanford GSB MBA Applicants: (2018 Intake) Class of 2020!!

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14 Nov 2017, 13:30
Stanford DECISION TRACKER

• Denied, 3 minutes ago, from United Kingdom, GMAT:720 (Q49 V40), GPA: 3.5, Industry: Real Estate, WE 80, heard via: email
• Denied, 8 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:760 (Q50 V44), GPA: 3.1, Industry: Consulting, WE 60, heard via: email
• Denied, 25 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:740 (Q49 V42), GPA: 3.58, Industry: Energy and Utilities, WE 72, heard via: email
• Denied, 26 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:760 (Q49 V45), GPA: 3.99, Industry: Internet and New Media, WE 48, heard via: email
• Denied, 27 minutes ago, from United Kingdom, GMAT:770 (Q50 V47), GPA: 3, Industry: Energy and Utilities, WE 32, heard via: email
• Denied, 50 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:740 (Q50 V38), GPA: 3.58, Industry: Accounting, WE 66, heard via: email
• Denied, 54 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:710 (Q47 V41), GPA: 3.51, Industry: Other, WE 48, heard via: email
• Denied, 55 minutes ago, from Brazil, GMAT:740 (Q50 V41), GPA: 2.34, Industry: Consulting, WE 42, heard via: email
• Denied, 57 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:770 (Q51 V44), GPA: 3.9, Industry: Consulting, WE 45, heard via: email
• Denied, 57 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:760 (Q50 V47), GPA: 3.7, Industry: Internet and New Media, WE 52, heard via: email

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Stanford DECISION TRACKER

• Denied, 11 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:770 (Q49 V48), GPA: 3.54, Industry: Telecommunications, WE 72, heard via: email
• Denied, 26 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:750 (Q51 V40), GPA: 3.83, Industry: Venture Capital, WE 60, heard via: email
• Denied, 44 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:760 (Q50 V42), Industry: Other, WE 100, heard via: email
• Denied, 47 minutes ago, from Japan, GMAT:760 (Q51 V41), GPA: 3.2, Industry: Pharmaceuticals and Biotech, WE 90, heard via: email
• Denied, 49 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:760 (Q50 V42), GPA: 3.62, Industry: Venture Capital, WE 48, heard via: email

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• Denied, 24 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:770 (Q50 V46), GPA: 3.6, Industry: Consumer Products, WE 72, heard via: email
• Denied, 48 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:720 (Q49 V39), GPA: 3.5, Industry: Education, WE 108, heard via: email

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Stanford DECISION TRACKER

• Denied, 18 minutes ago, from United States, GMAT:720 (Q42 V47), Industry: Venture Capital, WE 48, heard via: email
• Denied, 27 minutes ago, from Malaysia, GMAT:740 (Q50 V41), GPA: 4, Industry: Energy and Utilities, WE 93, heard via: email
• Denied, 29 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:760 (Q49 V45), GPA: 3.2, Industry: Internet and New Media, WE 74, heard via: email
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14 Nov 2017, 19:04
That's the end of it.
I need to apply to other colleges in R2.Where else have you guys applied?
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14 Nov 2017, 21:30
Stanford DECISION TRACKER

• Denied, 18 minutes ago, from Thailand, GMAT:700 (Q48 V38), Industry: Other, WE 41, heard via: email
• Denied, 28 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:760 (Q51 V41), GPA: 3.2, Industry: Military & Defense, WE 66, heard via: email

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14 Nov 2017, 22:30
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• Denied, 16 minutes ago, from India, GMAT:710 (Q50 V35), GPA: 4, Industry: Computer Software, WE 36, heard via: email
• Denied, 34 minutes ago, GMAT:690 (Q46 V38), heard via: email

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Re: Calling all Stanford GSB MBA Applicants: (2018 Intake) Class of 2020!!  [#permalink]

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15 Nov 2017, 07:58
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Game over... Pathetic year it was.. What a way to turn 30! Rejected by 4 schools.. lost a national level competition.. disillusioning mid year review with super boss at work.. Lol.. pain can sometime yield laughter - funny and tragic emotions Good luck folks on the mba journey ahead..
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Updated on: 28 Nov 2017, 12:37
h.

Originally posted by Thefort on 15 Nov 2017, 12:04.
Last edited by Thefort on 28 Nov 2017, 12:37, edited 1 time in total.
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And the ding wave is here...
Time to identify schools for R2!
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15 Nov 2017, 18:23
All the best for those continuing on with their Stanford applications! Let us know how you go

Hopefully you all get offers!
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Reminder for those applying for the Dual Stanford GSB MBA Program with Harvard Kennedy School --the deadline to apply to HKS is December 4th! There is only one round (unlike st GSB) and if you get in you can choose which school (Stanford or Harvard) where you'd like to start

The Dual Stanford / Harvard Kennedy program is really great for those interested in public-private partnerships, who want to eventually transition into government service, or who just want two amazing brand names on their resume.

We put together this handy article all about the various programs at the Harvard Kennedy School, including an overview of the degrees offered and the application requirements. An increasing number of Stanford MBAs are now doing joint programs so make sure you give it a look before it's too late!
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Any thoughts on prospects/general stats of admission for current HKS students? MPP1 who just went through the GSB interview here!

NateFromHBS wrote:

Reminder for those applying for the Dual Stanford GSB MBA Program with Harvard Kennedy School --the deadline to apply to HKS is December 4th! There is only one round (unlike st GSB) and if you get in you can choose which school (Stanford or Harvard) where you'd like to start

The Dual Stanford / Harvard Kennedy program is really great for those interested in public-private partnerships, who want to eventually transition into government service, or who just want two amazing brand names on their resume.

We put together this handy article all about the various programs at the Harvard Kennedy School, including an overview of the degrees offered and the application requirements. An increasing number of Stanford MBAs are now doing joint programs so make sure you give it a look before it's too late!
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16 Nov 2017, 18:05
john9922 wrote:
Any thoughts on prospects/general stats of admission for current HKS students? MPP1 who just went through the GSB interview here!

NateFromHBS wrote:

Reminder for those applying for the Dual Stanford GSB MBA Program with Harvard Kennedy School --the deadline to apply to HKS is December 4th! There is only one round (unlike st GSB) and if you get in you can choose which school (Stanford or Harvard) where you'd like to start

The Dual Stanford / Harvard Kennedy program is really great for those interested in public-private partnerships, who want to eventually transition into government service, or who just want two amazing brand names on their resume.

We put together this handy article all about the various programs at the Harvard Kennedy School, including an overview of the degrees offered and the application requirements. An increasing number of Stanford MBAs are now doing joint programs so make sure you give it a look before it's too late!

Congrats on the interview! Hard to say without knowing more about your individual profile.

Generally speaking though -- most dual degree candidates between Harvard Kennedy School and Stanford GSB are admitted to both programs in the same year, generally opting to begin at HKS so that they graduate with their GSB cohort. It's rarer to see HKS students later admitted at GSB, but I think that is just because the populations are so small at each school. Of the HKS students who later apply to MBA programs, by far the most common route is to be admitted to and attend MIT Sloan, where I see you also interviewed. Sloan knows you'll go because there is a robust dual-degree community and because you're already in Boston. Absent an offer of admission from GSB, you would be very likely to accept the MIT offer because you won't have to move apartments and because the value proposition of the MBA (especially when paired with an MPP or MPA from HKS) is so compelling. That makes it a win-win for their yield.

Happy to help with other questions about the HKS program. Others who are still applying can reach out to us here.
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22 Nov 2017, 19:44
Hi Everyone,

I came across the following paragraph on GSB Essay 1:

"Among my students who have been successfully admitted to Stanford, all of them answered this prompt by writing in explicit detail about a very specific topic, a topic of which they were proven experts, and in a way that showed immense emotions toward that topic.
All of these students were top-ranked in their schools. All had close-to-perfect exam scores. All had remarkable extracurricular and career achievements. Yet in this essay, they all showed that they were unbelievably good writers capable of deep and overwhelming human emotion."

My initial idea about this essay is to write something abstract and personal, e.g. "be influential", "make differences". These topics can tie in many different life stories spanning from career to hobbies to personal events while reflecting my core value. However, writing something specific has its advantages, too. I could go very deep on a specific topic, e.g. "societal equality", showing my deep thinking about a social issue and tie it to the career goal. I think these two approaches speak to "what matters the most" to our core from different angles. Which one do you think is the most effective?
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Hi Everyone,

I came across the following paragraph on GSB Essay 1:

"Among my students who have been successfully admitted to Stanford, all of them answered this prompt by writing in explicit detail about a very specific topic, a topic of which they were proven experts, and in a way that showed immense emotions toward that topic.
All of these students were top-ranked in their schools. All had close-to-perfect exam scores. All had remarkable extracurricular and career achievements. Yet in this essay, they all showed that they were unbelievably good writers capable of deep and overwhelming human emotion."

My initial idea about this essay is to write something abstract and personal, e.g. "be influential", "make differences". These topics can tie in many different life stories spanning from career to hobbies to personal events while reflecting my core value. However, writing something specific has its advantages, too. I could go very deep on a specific topic, e.g. "societal equality", showing my deep thinking about a social issue and tie it to the career goal. I think these two approaches speak to "what matters the most" to our core from different angles. Which one do you think is the most effective?

You should absolutely write about a specific value using specific sensory moments that happened at definite moments in your past (i.e. took place on a single calendar date). When we help people with their essay editing we always encourage them to tell simple, emotional, and linear stories because those are the most powerful, memorable, and distinct— the kind that GSB is looking for.

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24 Nov 2017, 01:47
NateFromHBS wrote:
leoyizhou wrote:
Hi Everyone,

I came across the following paragraph on GSB Essay 1:

"Among my students who have been successfully admitted to Stanford, all of them answered this prompt by writing in explicit detail about a very specific topic, a topic of which they were proven experts, and in a way that showed immense emotions toward that topic.
All of these students were top-ranked in their schools. All had close-to-perfect exam scores. All had remarkable extracurricular and career achievements. Yet in this essay, they all showed that they were unbelievably good writers capable of deep and overwhelming human emotion."

My initial idea about this essay is to write something abstract and personal, e.g. "be influential", "make differences". These topics can tie in many different life stories spanning from career to hobbies to personal events while reflecting my core value. However, writing something specific has its advantages, too. I could go very deep on a specific topic, e.g. "societal equality", showing my deep thinking about a social issue and tie it to the career goal. I think these two approaches speak to "what matters the most" to our core from different angles. Which one do you think is the most effective?

You should absolutely write about a specific value using specific sensory moments that happened at definite moments in your past (i.e. took place on a single calendar date). When we help people with their essay editing we always encourage them to tell simple, emotional, and linear stories because those are the most powerful, memorable, and distinct— the kind that GSB is looking for.

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Thank you for your response! May I also ask if the essay should focus on personal experience or professional experience?
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03 Dec 2017, 09:26
From last year's decision rollout, it seems that they will start calling admitted folks on the 13th and continue into the 14th before releasing the decisions online.
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05 Dec 2017, 00:16
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