I’m an MBA candidate in the Stanford GSB class of 2015. The most influential work experience I had before the GSB was a few years I spent overseas working for an international nonprofit and trying to hone in on what I want to do with my life.  I have ideas (LOTS of ideas; possibly too many ideas), and I’m excited to finally join the GSB Class of 2015 on campus so that I can begin to sort stuff out and make things happen.

My hope is that by sharing my experiences as I prepare for and attend the GSB I’ll be able to help other applicants decide if Stanford is a good fit and prepare to attend after they get that phone call.


7 Responses to About

  1. Sanket Mali says:

    Believe me you are doing a great job in sharing your GSB application experience. There are very few blogs which give inside information about GSB and as GSB doesn’t share contact details of its current students/ alumni, its very difficult for a prospective student to understand what goes in getting into GSB.

    Your approach is systematic and insightful. I would love to read all the 12 part series of application and hopefully the same would continue when you start with your Stanford MBA.


    • Sanket,
      Thank you for the encouraging comment! I hope that you continue to find this blog useful. Don’t hesitate to let me know if there is anything inparticular you would like me to write about.
      Backinthebay2015 : )

  2. Hi Backinthebay2015,

    Accepted.com runs an interview series (http://blog.accepted.com/tag/mba-applicant-bloggers/) with b-school applicants and current students in which we feature your blog and talk about some of the successes and challenges you are facing (or have faced) in the MBA application experience. We’d love to feature you and your blog and hear more about your acceptance to Stanford GSB (congrats!). Are you available to answer 6-7 questions via email? Can you please email me at sarahp@accepted.com?

  3. Conrad says:


    My name is Conrad and I am emailing on behalf of Stacy Blackman Consulting (http://www.stacyblackman.com), which is a leading MBA admissions consulting firm. I was asked by Stacy to reach out because we have enjoyed reading your blog.

    I wanted to reach out to say that we are beginning our B-School Buzz Feature, where we highlight the top business school blog articles around the country. We are interested in selecting one of your articles to re-post on Stacyblackman.com. These articles will be posted on our blog, which receives tens of thousands of unique visitors every month, and will be broad-casted to our Facebook Page (5000+ fans) and our Twitter account. If we can ever be of any additional help, we would be happy to talk with you more.

    If you are interested, can you please email conrad@stacyblackman.com.

    Thanks for your time and energy.

    Best Regards.

  4. Cinny says:

    Thanks for sharing your experience! I just moved to the South Bay from Colorado just because I want to get into GSB so bad! I am wondering if you don’t mind to answer few questions through email. My email is cinny.cn@gmail.com. Look forward to your response! Thx!

  5. thembastory says:

    Hi BackintheBay,

    You have been awarded a “Liebster Award” by me! Not sure if you have heard of it 🙂 but this is awarded to my top 10 favorite blogs. As with all good things, this award also comes with its own set of terms and conditions ( which are rather easy to follow). Please do read the details at http://thembastory.com/2013/09/07/omg-its-the-liebster-award/.
    Would love to read your answers to my 10 questions.


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