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Calling all Stanford GSB MBA Applicants: (2019 Intake) Class of 2021!

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Here's a very generic advice, exceptions apply. :)
If you are from an oversubscribed group like {Indian Male Engineer}/{White Male Finance}, you might be better off applying in R1.
If you aren't able to put in a good application before September, think about R2 or R1 of next year.
Don't even think about R3 unless you have a Nobel prize or you have an intriguing life story.
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How do we decide whether our Profile is good for R1 or R2 or R3? Can anyone please shed some light on this.

I am an Indian Applicant with 7 Years of Experience in Utility Sector and looking forward to Submit my Application this Year.
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I was actually going to write the exact same thing. With out additional background, this is definitely the same advice I would give.

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Here's a very generic advice, exceptions apply. :)
If you are from an oversubscribed group like {Indian Male Engineer}/{White Male Finance}, you might be better off applying in R1.
If you aren't able to put in a good application before September, think about R2 or R1 of next year.
Don't even think about R3 unless you have a Nobel prize or you have an intriguing life story.
rahul16singh28 wrote:
Hi All,

How do we decide whether our Profile is good for R1 or R2 or R3? Can anyone please shed some light on this.

I am an Indian Applicant with 7 Years of Experience in Utility Sector and looking forward to Submit my Application this Year.

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Anyone got started on the essays?

What matters most to you and why?
Why Stanford?
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Good luck to all! The best advice I can give for these essays is,

For A: Be honest and don't say what you think they want to hear. They can detect BS a mile away. Whatever you're claiming is most important to you, you need a solid story that explains WHY it's most important, and then you should have 2-3 examples showing how you've since done things about What Matters Most. Show them you are walking the walk. If you say that saving the environment matters most but have never been involved with any organization that attempts to fight climate change, for example, that would raise a red flag.

For B: This is a career goal essay in disguise. Tell them what you want to do in the future (and WHY) and then specifically (key word!) what you'll do at Stanford to help you reach those goals. General statements about it being near Silicon Valley and having small class sizes and whatnot are things literally anyone could write. Make it specific to YOU and your goals.

Hope that helps!

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Anyone got started on the essays?

What matters most to you and why?
Why Stanford?

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Good luck to all! The best advice I can give for these essays is,

For A: Be honest and don't say what you think they want to hear. They can detect BS a mile away. Whatever you're claiming is most important to you, you need a solid story that explains WHY it's most important, and then you should have 2-3 examples showing how you've since done things about What Matters Most. Show them you are walking the walk. If you say that saving the environment matters most but have never been involved with any organization that attempts to fight climate change, for example, that would raise a red flag.

For B: This is a career goal essay in disguise. Tell them what you want to do in the future (and WHY) and then specifically (key word!) what you'll do at Stanford to help you reach those goals. General statements about it being near Silicon Valley and having small class sizes and whatnot are things literally anyone could write. Make it specific to YOU and your goals.

Hope that helps!

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Anyone got started on the essays?

What matters most to you and why?
Why Stanford?


This is very helpful. Thank you.
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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
Good luck to all! The best advice I can give for these essays is,

For A: Be honest and don't say what you think they want to hear. They can detect BS a mile away. Whatever you're claiming is most important to you, you need a solid story that explains WHY it's most important, and then you should have 2-3 examples showing how you've since done things about What Matters Most. Show them you are walking the walk. If you say that saving the environment matters most but have never been involved with any organization that attempts to fight climate change, for example, that would raise a red flag.

For B: This is a career goal essay in disguise. Tell them what you want to do in the future (and WHY) and then specifically (key word!) what you'll do at Stanford to help you reach those goals. General statements about it being near Silicon Valley and having small class sizes and whatnot are things literally anyone could write. Make it specific to YOU and your goals.

Hope that helps!

MV23 wrote:
Anyone got started on the essays?

What matters most to you and why?
Why Stanford?


For essay B, how specific should I be? Is it ok to name courses/clubs/initiatives or should I answer more broadly?
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Oh you DEFINITELY want to be specific. Course names, a professor you'd like to study under, alums you'd want to network with at target companies, clubs you want to join, conferences you want to help out with/attend, etc. Half the response should be your career goals and WHY you have them, and the next half should be specifics about how Stanford will help you fill your gaps and reach those goals. Don't say anything general that anyone else could say!

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SBCErikaOlson wrote:
Good luck to all! The best advice I can give for these essays is,

For A: Be honest and don't say what you think they want to hear. They can detect BS a mile away. Whatever you're claiming is most important to you, you need a solid story that explains WHY it's most important, and then you should have 2-3 examples showing how you've since done things about What Matters Most. Show them you are walking the walk. If you say that saving the environment matters most but have never been involved with any organization that attempts to fight climate change, for example, that would raise a red flag.

For B: This is a career goal essay in disguise. Tell them what you want to do in the future (and WHY) and then specifically (key word!) what you'll do at Stanford to help you reach those goals. General statements about it being near Silicon Valley and having small class sizes and whatnot are things literally anyone could write. Make it specific to YOU and your goals.

Hope that helps!

MV23 wrote:
Anyone got started on the essays?

What matters most to you and why?
Why Stanford?


For essay B, how specific should I be? Is it ok to name courses/clubs/initiatives or should I answer more broadly?

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Hi everyone! So excited to see so much enthusiasm for MBA :)

I am Joice Gumala, MBA student at London Business School and Founder of MBA Mentor. I know exactly what you are going through when applying to many business schools two years ago: researching the schools, speaking with current students and alumni, rewriting and revising your CV & essay, preparing for GMAT and so on. The list is endless! It's so tiring and it takes a lot of time and effort.

My friends and I have launched a website to help applicants (particularly from emerging markets) to deal with these issues. When you order a service with us, you will be assigned to a mentor (current student from your dream school), who will guide and support you through your application journey. If you are interested, check out this link: https://www.mbamentor.org/ or send an email to info@mbamentor.org. You can also book a 15-min call just to vent your frustration.

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They weren't replying to your post. :)
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joicegumala wrote:
Hi everyone! So excited to see so much enthusiasm for MBA :)

I am Joice Gumala, MBA student at London Business School and Founder of MBA Mentor. I know exactly what you are going through when applying to many business schools two years ago: researching the schools, speaking with current students and alumni, rewriting and revising your CV & essay, preparing for GMAT and so on. The list is endless! It's so tiring and it takes a lot of time and effort.

My friends and I have launched a website to help applicants (particularly from emerging markets) to deal with these issues. When you order a service with us, you will be assigned to a mentor (current student from your dream school), who will guide and support you through your application journey. If you are interested, check out this link: https://www.mbamentor.org/ or send an email to info@mbamentor.org. You can also book a 15-min call just to vent your frustration.

Hope this is helpful :)
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So hopefully a simple question. For the Activities & Interests section, is this just asking for what we do when not at work?

For instance, I have played amateur football for a long time, I should put that in?
How about being a keen skier and organising a group trip every year for 10-20 friends?
What about more recreational activities such as fitness training or playing tennis with friends?

I feel like the first two examples are probably good to be put in, but wondering where we should draw the line?
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BNabs88 yes it's whatever you're doing when you're not at work.

Prioritize anything that might be organized ie, one of my clients at Stanford led an annual trip for 6 friends, and had an amateur Soccer Club.

So if there's a way you could squeeze leadership in there then do that but it's not a must.

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MV23 wrote:
Anyone got started on the essays?

What matters most to you and why?
Why Stanford?


For what matters most to me, I wrote my essay about finding meaning in work (on a personal level) beginning with volunteering at my church in HS, to joining the military, and then how I will continue to do meaningful work in a future civilian career. Throughout the essay I pulled specific examples of why I found my work meaningful at different stages of my career and ended with a justification of why I will find work in the business world meaningful as well.

For "Why Stanford" I wrote about how the school's mission statement speaks to my goal to be a global leader broadly speaking, not only in business. I also discussed how I wanted to learn to different leadership styles through both my peers and the "touchy feely" class to expand outside of the centralized, hierarchichal style of leadership the military uses. I also wrote about how their global programs, such as GMIX, will complement my previous international experiences.
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XTOL - thank you for sharing!

I'm struggling more with the "Why Stanford" essay than "What Matters Most, and Why." Trying to squeeze in career goal + why Stanford (3 ideas: courses, tech, mentoring) is a challenge

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I sit my GMAT in late October, I will submit my application in R2.

The biggest worry I face is of getting a scholarship.
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Guys,

I am working with a consultant and when I told him that I wanted to write about moving to a new country as a young teenager and had to overcome language and cultural barriers, to show my ability to face challenges, he said that the idea is banal.

What do you guys think? Sure, I have not conquered cancer or poverty, but I am not trying to compete with who has overcome the greatest obstacles. I am telling a story about my life, and that was one of the first significant challenges.

What do you guys think about this? I think hundreds of people will be writing about some kinds of nonprofit, charity, giving back - so nothing is extremely original anyways.

Thanks for the input guys.

The GSB essay is due soon so any insight would be great!
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Guys,

I am working with a consultant and when I told him that I wanted to write about moving to a new country as a young teenager and had to overcome language and cultural barriers, to show my ability to face challenges, he said that the idea is banal.

What do you guys think? Sure, I have not conquered cancer or poverty, but I am not trying to compete with who has overcome the greatest obstacles. I am telling a story about my life, and that was one of the first significant challenges.

What do you guys think about this? I think hundreds of people will be writing about some kinds of nonprofit, charity, giving back - so nothing is extremely original anyways.

Thanks for the input guys.

The GSB essay is due soon so any insight would be great!


The idea itself is very cliche, but the devil is in the details. The reason why you moved away, where you come from and where you relocated to, how all of this affected your life path to date and your future goals are definitely things to consider. I guess some professional consultants can tell you a bit more about it, but my suggestion is to work with your consultant on your story, tell them who you are and what shaped your as a person and then he/she should be able to help you shape your essay. Good luck!
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