Stanford GSB MBA application data form short answer questions 2017-18

Stanford GSB MBA Application 2017-18

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Please share possible answers to these "small boxes" so Vince can evaluate your candidacy holisitcally, as admissions officers do.

Wherever possible, please share several options so Vince can help you pick the best mix of examples that demonstrate your selling points.

One last request: Please share story options in outline form.

Applicants trust Agos Admissions Consultants to help them select the best story that fits the questions BEHIND the question. Before spending hours writing a complete essay draft that might fail to impress admissions office readers, please share all possible answers with us. In your session, you and your consultant can discuss these options and pick the best one. Once you know that your story fits the question, please outline and write a full draft without worrying about the word limit. Cutting words from your story comes at the END of the brainstorming and drafting process.

Program Options

· Have you or will you be applying to, or are you enrolled in, any joint or dual degree program at Stanford or other study opportunity outside Stanford?:

· Are you applying to the P4D Fellowship?:

· Are you applying to the Stanford USA Fellowship?:

More Considerations

· Are/were you a full-time student graduating after September 2017?:

· Are you currently serving, or have you served, in the United States military?:


<Education>

Secondary School (High School)

Secondary school name:

Location:

Country:

City:

State:

Attended from (mm/yyyy):

Attended to (mm/yyyy):

University or College Granting First (Bachelor’s) Degree

Undergraduate university or college:

Location:

Country:

City:

State:

Attended from (mm/yyyy):

Attended to (mm/yyyy):

Major:

Degree conferred or expected:

Date degree conferred or expected conferral date (mm/yyyy):

Undergraduate major field:

Did you, or will you, receive a second major from this undergraduate institution?:

Major:

Degree conferred or expected:

Undergraduate major field:

GPA scale:

Undergraduate cumulative GPA:

First year:

Second year:

Third year:

Fourth year:

Rank in class:

Important Transcript Instructions: If your transcript is a certified/secured electronic copy, or directly downloaded from your university online system, please print it, scan it, and save it as an unprotected PDF.

Miscellaneous Information

· Have you ever been suspended, dismissed, or placed on enforced leave from any college, university, or post-secondary institution or been the subject of disciplinary action by such an institution?:

· Have you ever been placed on academic probation by any college or university?:

· How did you fund your undergraduate education?

Languages

Language:

Level:

<Test Scores>

GMAT and GRE

I want to report my scores from the: (GMAT? GRE?)

If GMAT: Have you taken the GMAT more than once? Report scores only from one examination.:

GMAT test date (mm/dd/yyyy):

GMAT verbal score:

GMAT verbal percentile (%):

GMAT quantitative score:

GMAT quantitative percentile (%):

GMAT analytical writing score:

GMAT analytical writing percentile (%):

GMAT integrated reasoning score:

GMAT integrated reasoning percentile (%):

GMAT total score:

GMAT total percentile:

TOEFL, IELTS and PTE

I want to report my scores from the: (TOEFL or IELTS, if required).

(Vince note: if available, please add your sub-scores for each TOEFL or IELTS section)

<Background>

More About You

Tell us about a time within the last two years when your background influenced your participation at work or school. (xxxx/1200 characters)


<Professional Experience>

Employment Information

· How much full-time work experience, if any, will you have had between completing your first undergraduate degree and September 2018?:

· In which industry are you currently employed?:

· If you are admitted and commit to enroll, may we contact your employer?:

Employment History

Tell us about your full-time and part-time work experience, including internships. Click on the Add Employer button to add your current and/or previous employers and organizations. After clicking on the Add Employer button, click on the Search button to look up the name of your employer or organization. You may list up to five positions/titles per employer. We know it's time consuming, but it's essential.

<Current job>

Name of organization/employer:

Nature of organization/employer's activities: (/255 characters)

Approximately how many people does your organization employ?:

Starting date of employment (mm/yyyy):

Ending date of employment (mm/yyyy):

Position title:

Position function:

Position start date (mm/yyyy):

Position end date (mm/yyyy):

Starting annual salary:

Currency:

Ending annual salary:

Currency:

Job Location

Country:

City:

Number of employees you supervised:

Your primary job responsibilities (xxx/320 characters)

Your most significant challenge (xxx/320 characters)

Your most significant accomplishment (xxx/320 characters)

<Prevoius job>

(Vince note: Repeat all above same plus one new answer required:

Reason for leaving (xxx/145 characters)


<Activities and Interests>

Activity 1 of 5

Activity or interest:

When did you pursue this activity or interest?:

From (mm/yyyy):

To (mm/yyyy): (blank)

Number of members:

Typical time spent: # Hours:

What role(s) did you play?:

Description of activity/interest and your role, impact, or contribution. (xxx/255 characters)

For your first (most significant) activity or interest listed, why did you become involved? (xxx/255 characters)

Activity 2-5 of 5

(Vince note: Repeat above contents from Activity 1 except the following, which no longer applies: For your first (most significant) activity or interest listed, why did you become involved? (xxx/255 characters)


<Awards and Honors>

Award/Honor 1 of 4

Award or honor received: Senior Design Award (Second Prize) (xx/35 characters)

Date received (mm/yyyy):

Basis of Selection (xxx/255 characters)

Award/Honor 2-4

Award or honor received: Senior Design Award (Second Prize) (xx/35 characters)

Date received (mm/yyyy):

Basis of Selection (xxx/255 characters)

<Additional Information>

N/A

<Essays>

A. What matters most to you, and why? (xxx/~750 words)

B. Why Stanford? (xxx/~400 words)

Vince comment and request: before writing your “why Stanford” goals essay outline, please also share your initial answer to the following related questions from the application data form. Seeing these short answers will help me evaluate how GSB admissions office readers will evaluate your answer to Essay B.

Desired industry category: [DROP DOWN MENU]

Desired job function: [DROP DOWN MENU]

Please write a sentence or two about what you aspire to do after graduating from Stanford GSB.

(xxx/250 characters)

<Letters of Reference>

Recommender A

1. How do the candidate's performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (xxx/500 words)

2. Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response.

(xxx/500 words)

(Optional) Is there anything else we should know? (xxx words)

Recommender B

1. How do the candidate's performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (xxx/500 words)

2. Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response.

(xxx/500 words)

(Optional) Is there anything else we should know? (xxx words)

As we read application essays, Agos Admissions Consultants ask ourselves four questions:

  1. Do I understand your story?
  2. Do I believe you made an impact?
  3. Do I care about the impact you made?
  4. Do I think what you want me to think? For example, can I imagine you making a similar impact at your target school?


The best Agos admissions consulting clients share ideas with us BEFORE they spend hours writing. Then, they continually scrap and build their story. They structure story options into a simple outline or framework.

For now, please share two or three story options. Which examples might fit the question? What are your reasons to choose (or perhaps NOT choose) a particular story?

Here is one possible structure for sharing your ideas with your consultant:


STORY OPTION 1


Please use the STAR method (or another simple framework that best fits the question) to organize your answer. STAR stands for situation, task, action, and result. A STAR framework might look like this:

1. Situation – What was the problem?

2. Task – What was your idea for how to solve the problem? Why did you think that idea would work?

3. Action – What steps did you take? Of those action steps, which one seemed to have the most impact? What was the turning point?

4. Result – What happened in the end? What impact did your actions have on others? Can you quantify your results with numbers such as money or percentages? Can you qualify your impact with words like first, youngest, only, or best?

Finally, please tell us how you feel about this story. What are the pros and cons of selecting it? List the


Pros (reasons to use this story)

1

2

Cons (reasons NOT to use this story)

1

2

Therefore, you might consider sharing your ideas like this:


STORY OPTION 1

S

T

A

R

Pros

1

2

Cons

1

2


STORY OPTION 2

S

T

A

R

Pros

1

2

Cons

1

2


STORY OPTION 3

S

T

A

R

Pros

1

2

Cons

1

2


Thank you!


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Nature of organization/employer's activities (Limit 255 characters):


Job Title 1:

Your primary job responsibilities (limit 320 characters):

Most Significant Challenge (limit 320 characters)

Most Significant Accomplishment (limit 320 characters)

Please write a sentence or two about what you aspire to do after graduating from Stanford GSB. (Limit 255 characters)

Please select the industry and job function that most closely matches your post-GSB goal. This isn't a commitment; you can still change your mind during the program.

industry: (select one option from drop-down menu)

function: (select one option from drop-down menu)

Award or honor received

Date received (mm/yyy)

Basis of Selection (Limit 255 characters)

ctivities and Interests (order of importance)


Activity or Interest 1 of 3:

When did you pursue this activity or interest? (Select):

Number of Members:

Typical Time Spent:

What role(s) did you play:

Description of activity/interest and your role, impact, or contribution.(Limit 255 characters)

For your first (most significant) activity or interest listed, why did you become involved? (Limit 255 characters.)


Activity or Interest 2 of 3:


Activity or Interest 3 of 3:

NEW!

Tell us about a time within the last two years when your background or perspective influenced your participation at work. * (1200 characters)

Vince tips

Type: Behavioral question


OPTION 1

Circumstance

Belief

Participation

Result


OPTION 2

Circumstance

Belief

Participation

Result

Just for reerence, from the 2015-16 application

"Just for fun"

Your favorite food (35 characters available, including spaces)

Your favorite word in any language (35 characters available, including spaces)

Please describe yourself using 20 or fewer words


Education

(Transcript Instructions)

Please scan and upload the front and back of your university transcript for each institution you attended for one or more academic years. Don't mail an official transcript; we'll request it after admission.

● Each front page of your transcript should be included in the upload.

● Only one copy of the back page should be included in the upload, to provide us with your university's transcript key.

Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with the schools.

Professional Experience

Please write a sentence or two about what you aspire to do after graduating from Stanford GSB.

(Limit 255 characters)


Please select the industry and job function that most closely matches your post-GSB goal. This isn't a commitment; you can still change your mind during the program.

Industry:

Job Function:

Employment History

Nature of organization/employer's activities

(Limit 255 characters)

Job Title 1

Function

Number of employees you supervised

Your primary job responsibilities

(limit 320 characters)

Most Significant Challenge

(limit 320 characters)


Most Significant Accomplishment

(limit 320 characters)

Reason for leaving

Job Title 2

Function

Number of employees you supervised

Your primary job responsibilities

(limit 320 characters)

Most Significant Challenge

(limit 320 characters)

Most Significant Accomplishment

(limit 320 characters)

Reason for leaving


Job Title 3

Function

Number of employees you supervised

Your primary job responsibilities

(limit 320 characters)

Most Significant Challenge

(limit 320 characters)

Most Significant Accomplishment

(limit 320 characters)

Reason for leaving

Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with the schools.


Activities and Interests (order of importance)


Activity or Interest 1 of 3

When did you pursue this activity or interest? (Select)

Number of Members

Typical Time Spent

What role(s) did you play?

Description of activity/interest and your role, impact, or contribution.

(Limit 255 characters)

For your first (most significant) activity or interest listed, why did you become involved?

(Limit 255 characters)


Activity or Interest 2 of 3

When did you pursue this activity or interest? (Select)

Number of Members

Typical Time Spent

What role(s) did you play?

Description of activity/interest and your role, impact, or contribution.

(Limit 255 characters)


Activity or Interest 3 of 3

When did you pursue this activity or interest? (Select)

Number of Members

Typical Time Spent

What role(s) did you play?

Description of activity/interest and your role, impact, or contribution.

(Limit 255 characters)

Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with the schools.

Awards

1.

(Limit 255 characters)

2.

(Limit 255 characters)

3.

(Limit 255 characters)

Information is subject to change. Please verify all data with the schools.