This is the classic Stanford GSB essay question. If you want to enter into the MBA Class of 2017, you will need to find your answer to it. Essay 1 for admission to the 2015 entering MBA class has not changed and it would have been big news if it had.
WHERE DO SUCCESSFUL ANSWERS TO ESSAY 1 COME FROM?
In my experience, answers to this question that result in acceptance come from the HEART and the HEAD. The two combined will allow you to tell your story about what matters most. GSB’s Admissions Director, Derrick Bolton, makes this very clear in his advice regarding the question:
In this post, I analyze the Stanford GSB MBA essays and additional information/resume/employment history/activities for Class of 2017 Admission. My analysis of Stanford GSB interviews can be found . In addition to the Class of 2017 posts, I also recommend reading and/or listening to my presentation, ” which was made to a Japanese audience in March 2011. That presentation focuses on issues that are applicable to all applicants as well as some issues specific to Japanese applicants.
Stanford GSB Essay: What Matters Most and Why - YouTube
Stanford really does provide great advice about both the Stanford GSB essays and about how to handle your applications. Just start exploring Also see my discussion of Stanford GSB in my analysis of Essay 2. Don’t make assumptions about what Stanford GSB is or based on what someone told you it is. Instead, make that determination yourself after sufficient research. If you are thinking about Stanford GSB and have not yet attended one of their I suggest doing so if you can. Visiting when school is in session is ideal. Most importantly try to talk to current students or recent alumni.