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

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Welcome everyone to the Stanford 2019 Intake applicants discussion.

Let's use this platform to know each other, exchange ideas/information, discuss application strategies, share interview/school visit experiences, and boost each other's morale to face the tough admission process.

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Application Deadlines


https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/m ... /deadlines

Round 1
Submit Applications by 18 September 2018
Decisions Notified by 13 December 2018
Reply and deposit are due by Early Feb 2019

Round 2
Submit Applications by 10 January 2019
Decisions Notified by 28 March 2019
Reply and deposit are due by Early May 2019

Round 3
Submit Applications by 03 April 2019
Decisions Notified by 16 May 2019
Reply and deposit are due by Late May 2019


Essays



"Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?



For this essay, we would like you to:

Do some deep self-examination, so you can genuinely illustrate who you are and how you came to be the person you are.
Share the insights, experiences, and lessons that shaped your perspectives, rather than focusing merely on what you’ve done or accomplished.
Write from the heart, and illustrate how a person, situation, or event has influenced you.
Focus on the “why” rather than the “what.”

Essay B: Why Stanford?



Enlighten us on how earning your MBA at Stanford will enable you to realize your ambitions.

Explain your decision to pursue graduate education in management.
Explain the distinctive opportunities you will pursue at Stanford.
If you are applying to both the MBA and MSx programs, use Essay B to address your interest in both programs."

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/programs/m ... ess/essays


Upcoming On-campus events



Visit Knight: Saturday, 8 September 2018, 1:00pm - 5:45pm


Meet Stanford GSB alumni, students, faculty, and staff while learning more about the Stanford MBA Program.
Register for Visit Knight: http://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/4469 ... &tfa_1975=

Diversity in Leadership: Saturday, 15 September 2018, 9:00am - 3:45pm


At this event featuring minority and LGBTQ perspectives, you will meet Stanford GSB alumni, students, faculty, and staff. All are welcome to attend.
Register for Diversity in Leadership: http://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/4469 ... &tfa_1975=

Women in Leadership: Sunday, 16 September 2018, 9:00am - 3:45pm


Meet Stanford GSB alumni, students, faculty, and staff at this event focused on women considering business school. All are welcome to attend.
Register for Women in Leadership: http://www.tfaforms.com/forms/view/4469 ... &tfa_1975=

Originally posted by MV23 on 29 May 2018, 21:30.
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Would be happy to provide any pointers as needed :-)

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Great I am looking forward to this application

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In for R1, good luck to everyone!
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All the best everyone! Did anyone apply to the Reliance India or the Africa fellowship?


I think they've changed the application process to the Africa Fellowship. Now you only indicate in the MBA application ( Round 1 or 2) that you're applying to the Africa Fellowship to be considered. ( Of course, you have to submit an additional essay )
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All the best everyone! Did anyone apply to the Reliance India or the Africa fellowship?


I think they've changed the application process to the Africa Fellowship. Now you only indicate in the MBA application ( Round 1 or 2) that you're applying to the Africa Fellowship to be considered. ( Of course, you have to submit an additional essay )


What factors they consider when awarding these scholarships? Are they purely merit based?
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I have a question ( might sound silly but please provide an answer for this )

1.- if I near the end of the deadline will my application be viewed at the end?

2. Is it that the sooner you apply the sooner you get to know if you're in or not?

3. Does the evaluation by the college start after the deadline?

4. If I apply near the end of the deadline mentioned will my chances decrease? I mean will the ppl who have applied before me have a greater probability of getting chosen? What if the students who have applied before me let's say 100 and the strength of the class is 60 and all the 60 seats are filled by the 100 ppl who have applied before me get the seat . Will I have no chance? I mean is it first come first serve?
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I have a question ( might sound silly but please provide an answer for this )

1.- if I near the end of the deadline will my application be viewed at the end?

2. Is it that the sooner you apply the sooner you get to know if you're in or not?

3. Does the evaluation by the college start after the deadline?

4. If I apply near the end of the deadline mentioned will my chances decrease? I mean will the ppl who have applied before me have a greater probability of getting chosen? What if the students who have applied before me let's say 100 and the strength of the class is 60 and all the 60 seats are filled by the 100 ppl who have applied before me get the seat . Will I have no chance? I mean is it first come first serve?


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No, those are not true. What you are talking about is in the case of rolling admissions, as in the case of Columbia.

Applying earlier gives you no advantage - everybody who applies in a given round is evaluated in parallel, after the deadline ends.
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I am applying in R1. I am looking forward to the application.

All the very best to all the aspirants.
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Hi all -- I'm looking forward to sharing advice and thoughts on this forum once the essays are released. My advice in the meantime would be to start thinking about what makes you tick and what you are most passionate about (and how you can "prove" that through past actions). Even if Stanford decided to change its long-standing "What matters most and why?" essay, I still believe they would ask something fairly personal and introspective. People struggle with this essay, so the more time you can spend really noodling on it, the better.
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All the best everyone! Did anyone apply to the Reliance India or the Africa fellowship?

Hey,

I applied for the India fellowship. Didn't get in though. Any body else from the fellowship applicant pool who got in ? it'd be great to learn from successful applicants :)
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souvik101990 wrote:
All the best everyone! Did anyone apply to the Reliance India or the Africa fellowship?

Hey,

I applied for the India fellowship. Didn't get in though. Any body else from the fellowship applicant pool who got in ? it'd be great to learn from successful applicants :)


I have been shortlisted for the Fellowship - happy to provide pointers.
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I have been shortlisted for the Fellowship - happy to provide pointers.


Thank you! I was checking their requirements. Is it must to re-take GMAT/GRE after getting selected as a finalist?
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I have been shortlisted for the Fellowship - happy to provide pointers.


Thank you! I was checking their requirements. Is it must to re-take GMAT/GRE after getting selected as a finalist?



No such information has been provided. But ideally, if my score was below the class average, I would try and get it near the class average at least.

Note: I have not given the GMAT and I submitted the Fellowship application without it. Although, I have scheduled it for early August.

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When I go to my profile to add the school as I am applying to Stanford, it asks me for my GMAT and GRE as well. I have scheduled my GMAT exam for late October and I do not plan to attempt GRE.

Is there a way of adding school in absence of a GMAT score?
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My main concern is my low GPA and jumpy career history (circling around the sales/PR/marketing drain, and switching industries from toys to SaaS (tech), before settling in Sales/SaaS 3-4 years ago). I've accomplished a lot at the companies I've worked for, received 5 promotions and held leadership roles for the last 3 years, but it's still not very impressive IMHO. It also took me yearsssss to graduate from my ALB, simply because of so many health and financial issues -- I had to keep taking time off.

During undergrad, I was seriously ill, once homeless, and worked full-time while studying, so I'm hoping this will shine a brighter light on my dim academics and inconsistent profile. I want my themes to be 1. failing, and then picking myself back up again to show tenacity, and 2. overcoming obstacles, and now wanting to start my own company to make the world a better place. I also persisted despite all the constant obstacles, and now I've graduated with an above 3.0 GPA, a 730 GMAT, have received 5 promotions, hold a leadership role, and I'm founding my own company while living abroad.

Academics:
- 3.29 GPA, social sciences
- 730 GMAT (RETAKING aiming for a 780)
- Completing HBX CORe (Harvard business 'prep' course) soon with a goal of an A (4.0) average
- Undergrad was at Harvard Extension School

Work Experience:
- American, 3 years of international experience (Germany - working language proficiency)
- 8 years of professional experience, 4 years in people management/leadership roles
- Managed 15 people at maximum, now managing around 5 people (switched companies, and now growing the team from 0 to 5)
- 5 promotions, from intern >associate > senior associate > team lead > senior manager > head of sales
- Starting my own company, in the very early stages

Life Background:
- Aged 30
- Experienced a life-threatening illness and homeless during undergrad - hence the low GPA
- Also worked full-time during all of undergrad, taking classes at night
- Decent amount of volunteering experience
- "Theme" of my application is overcoming hardship/life threatening illness/and homelessness, and now wanting to start my own company and make the world a better place
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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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