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1 January 2008

Round 2 application deadline is 7 Jan 2008

Happy New Year! I imagine many of you are busy putting the finishing touches on your application for Round 2.

With the deadline for Round 2 rapidly approaching (7 January 2008) I wanted to let you know that the quickest way to get your last minute questions answered is by calling us at + 1 650.723.2766 (we'll be back from Winter Break on Wednesday, 2 Jan 08).

Best wishes for the coming year,

9 January 2008

Announcing the Mohammed bin Rashid Fellows Program

I'm very excited to announce a new fellowship opportunity made possible by the Mohammed bin Rasheed Fellows Program:

The fellowship--which will cover tuition, room and board, travel, and course-related fees--aims to support youth from across the Arab region who are interested in studying management, finance, or leadership at the graduate level. The fellowship stipulates that within 2 years of graduation, fellows are required to return to the Arab region to work for at least 2 years in the public or private sector.

Up to 5 fellowships will be awarded annually to candidates from the Arab region admitted to the Stanford MBA Program.

For complete information about eligibility and the application process, visit and


19 January 2008

Student organizations at the GSB

My name is Angie Wilcox, and I have the coolest job at the GSB.

As the Assistant Director for Student Activities in the Student Life Office, I advise all 60 of our student organizations, including the MBA Student Association.

Since I am the resident expert in all things extracurricular, I get to spend a lot of time with the leaders of the GSB Traditional and Featured Events--the biggest student-led events of the year.

The GSB hosts six Traditional Events annually:
--Black Business Student Association (BBSA) Conference
--Challenge for Charity (C4C) Weekend
--GSB Gives Back Charity Auction
--GSB Show
--Hispanic Business Student Association (HBSA) Latino Leadership Banquet
--Women in Management (WIM) Banquet

This year is a big one for the BBSA--it is the 25th anniversary of the organization and of their annual conference (the longest-running at the GSB). The student planning committee has been hard at work putting together an entire weekend of activities (25-27 April 2008) to commemorate this special occasion. It will include not only the annual conference, but also an alumni/student happy hour to kick off the weekend, and a gala dinner after the conference. It promises to be an educational, inspiring, and especially FUN weekend!

Featured Events are student-proposed and student-led conferences, symposia, or banquets that focus on a specific industry or topic of interest to GSB students and alumni. The events change from year to year, but one thing remains the same--they are always a great opportunity for our students to learn from and network with top business and management professionals (many of them GSB alumni!).

There are three Featured Events this year:
--Education Symposium
--Health Care Banquet
--Principal Investment Conference

The Principal Investment Conference is right around the corner (13 February 2008). The GSB community is really excited about it, and with good reason--over 45 senior investment professionals from leading hedge fund, private equity, real estate and venture capital firms are coming to campus for this event. The agenda includes a gala dinner, 2 networking receptions, 4 keynote speeches, 8 panels and over 35 roundtables. Check it out at