November 19, 2018

Joined: Nov 06, 2017

Posts: 2

Kudos: 6

Self-reported Score:
610 Q44 V30
680 Q43 V40
710 Q44 V42

This place is better than I expected...and willing to help others

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This review is for Stanford

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2020

Experience during the program

This place is better than I expected...

Honestly, in trying to be incredibly critical, I have very little negative to share, and absolutely 0 substantial negatives to share. The professors, classmates, and facilities are incredible. I catch myself often in disbelief about what a diverse place this is, both in terms of the people here and the opportunities available.

To get more specific: there are classes on topics that are not only cutting edge, but often pushing the edge, especially in terms of leadership development and entrepreneurship. I often find myself having to choose between a great way to spend my time and an incredible way to spend my time.

A few examples: the GSB impact fund gives students a chance to invest real money in companies all the while learning what it takes to conduct due diligence on a company/building portfolio companies.

Another example of the network: since I have been here (just over 3 months), there have been numerous opportunities to work with alumni on interesting projects in new fields, where they would welcome fresh perspectives and encourage students using it as an opportunity to learn. I specifically got set up so I have a project this December in HI on a topic I am interested in but have no formal background in. Of course I am going to work my tail off, but the point is the network helped me find the opportunity.

There are many more examples, but most importantly I have come to realize how beautiful of a time this is to explore what are the things one wants to spend your life doing, and how to use business to help you do that (and hopefully help you help others to do the same).

**Finally, I want to make note that I am willing to help others by reviewing their essays. The "What matters to you most and why" question is something talked about a lot here, and I may be able to help you frame it so your message is clear. Reach out if interested and we can talk.**

About professors, classes and curriculum

Organization Behavior with Frank Flynn is an incredible class focused on how to make organizations effectively innovate, grow, and change.

Optimization and Modeling is a fantastic course. I leave it every week wondering how I moved through the business world without the skills it has taught me thus far.

About job placement process

I am recruiting down a more nontraditional path.

Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

September 21, 2019

Hey Henlight, I am considering applying to Stanford GBS MBA 2020 and would appreciate if you can help me through my essays. Would be glad to be hearing from you.


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