Monthly Archives: June 2013

Applying: Part 3 (recommendations)

Pick well. Pick very, very well. Follow the general advice. Always pick someone who knows you well over someone with an impressive job title. Don’t write the recommendations yourself; if someone asks you to do that then go find a … Continue reading

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Applying: Part 2 (consultants)

***Update on this “series”: I think I will end up with around 11 or 12 posts detailing the application process as I experienced it. I know that a lot of people are in the midst of the application process even … Continue reading

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Applying: Part 1 (picking schools)

As far as picking schools goes, I don’t think that anything I have to say is groundbreaking. Below I’ve laid out the process the way I approached it. When I did this I skimped on step 2- I ended up … Continue reading

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Applying: Part 0 (introduction)

Last night I stopped to think about who the actual audience for this blog is. I’m pretty sure that only individuals interested in the GSB will take the time to read any of my posts. Out of that group, current … Continue reading

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To Car or not to Car

One of the many questions I’m debating while getting ready for the fall is whether or not to purchase a car. I’ve heard that about half the first years and maybe 80 or 90 percent of the second years owns … Continue reading

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The GSB Brand

One of the reasons I applied to the GSB is the strength of the brand. When I applied I had a very clear picture of my long-term goals, but was a bit more fuzzy on what my path would be … Continue reading

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My Stanford Buddy

Today I received the weekly GSB Digest. It’s usually a list of opportunities and upcoming events- lots of welcome get-togethers, speakers, dinners, etc. in different countries and cities. I’ve yet to attend an event (although I’m determined to make it … Continue reading

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