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3 January 2012

You Are Invited to Many Voices and XX Factor

Registration has just opened for Many Voices: Perspectives on Diversity and XX Factor: Women Changing the World, two events that can help you learn more about the Stanford MBA Program. Both of these events include an overview of the program, a class immersion experience, and opportunities to hear from Stanford GSB students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Space is limited, so you must complete a brief application if you'd like to attend. See the links below for more information. We hope to see you there!

Many Voices: Perspectives on Diversity
10 March 2012

XX Factor: Women Changing the World
11 March 2012

11 January 2012

GSB Students Travel the Globe

Over winter break, students traveled all over the world, including Argentina, Cambodia/Thailand, China, India, Kenya, and Qatar/UAE, on Global Study and Service Learning Trips. Participating in a global experience is a required part of the GSB's curriculum. It's also a highlight for many students, who return from their trips with amazing insights and stories. To get the inside perspective about student trips and see video clips, visit the Stanford GSB website.

19 January 2012

Thoughts from the people who evaluate your applications

Round 2 deadline was last week, and so we are in full swing. Reading the large volume of high-quality applications that Stanford receives is a challenging and enriching job. You might be interested in hearing what it's like for our staff reading your applications. Here are some comments from our readers about their experience...

— "It's like reading hundreds of biographies. Everyone has a story to tell."

— "When someone I've recommended for admission gets in, I feel that in my own small way, I've enabled someone who is eventually going to change the world."

— "The applicants have accomplished so much and have so much to offer the world. It's disappointing that we can't take them all, but I am reassured by knowing that they're going to go on and do great things even if they don't attend Stanford."

— "The toughest aspect of choosing among applicants is the limited number of seats in the class. I always feel we could fill several full classes with well-qualified applicants from our pool."

— "The collective pool offers much diversity, in terms of industry, background and aspiration. They are all interesting people that I'd love to know well."

— "It's a lonely job and the volume can be long as my eyes hold out, I'll be fine!"

One thing all of our readers agree on is that after spending many weeks getting to know our "flat friends", it's a joy to finally meet our admits in all of their 3-dimensional glory!


30 January 2012

What's it like to be an MBA student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business

Ever wondered what it's like to be an MBA student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business?

Follow the photo diaries of 15 second-year students who documented several days during fall 2011 quarter and find out everything from the classes they took and the housing choices they made, to their favorite memories and post-MBA goals.

View the Day in the Life photo diaries...

image link to Day in the Life feature