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Stanford GSB MBA Essay Topic Analysis 2017-2018

Since the Stanford Graduate School of Business just released its essay questions for the 2017-2018 admissions season, we are following up with some advice for GSB applicants on how to approach Stanford’s essays. Stanford has asked applicants to respond to the same two questions it has asked the past few years,... Read more »

Last Updated May 16, 2016 by

Stanford GSB Essay Topic Analysis 2016 – 2017

Since the Stanford Graduate School of Business just released its essay questions for the 2016-2017 admissions season, we are following up with some advice for GSB applicants on how to approach Stanford’s essays. Stanford has asked applicants to respond to the same two questions it has asked the past few years,... Read more »

Last Updated May 15, 2015 by

Stanford Graduate School of Business Essay Topic Analysis 2015-2016

Since the Stanford Graduate School of Business just released its essay questions for the 2015-2016 admissions season, we are following up with some advice for GSB applicants on how to approach Stanford’s essays. Stanford has asked applicants to respond to the same two questions it asked last year, but the... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 16, 2014 by

Stanford GSB Essay Topic Analysis 2014-2015

**Working on your Stanford GSB essays? Our 2015-2016 Stanford GSB Essay Topic Analysis is now available.  Following up on Stanford’s announcement of its essay questions for the 2014-2015 admissions season, we wanted to offer some guidance on how GSB hopefuls might approach this task. Like many of its peer programs,... Read more »

Last Updated May 30, 2013 by

Stanford GSB Essay Topic Analysis 2013-2014

The 2o14-2015 Stanford GSB Essay Topic Analysis is available now.  Following our announcement of Stanford’s 2013-2014 essay topics, we at Clear Admit want to weigh in on how applicants might approach best approach this particular set of essays.  For the second year in a row, Stanford GSB has retained its... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 21, 2012 by

Stanford GSB Essay Topic Analysis 2012-2013

Following up on our announcement of Stanford’s 2012-2013 essay topics, we wanted to weigh in with some guidance on how applicants might approach their work on this particular application.  For the most part, Stanford GSB has retained the format we’ve seen for several years running; the first two essay questions... Read more »

Last Updated Aug 12, 2011 by

Clear Admit Provides Essay Analysis for Beat the GMAT’s “Write Like an Expert” Series

Clear Admit and Beat The GMAT (BTG) are working together to provide prospective applicants with detailed analysis of the essay questions from nine of the top business school programs as part of BTG’s 2011 “Write Like an Expert” series. The free series of online events debuts next Tuesday and Wednesday... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 13, 2011 by

Stanford GSB Essay Topic Analysis 2011-2012

Following up on last week’s announcement of Stanford’s 2011-2012 essay topics, we wanted to weigh in with some guidance on how applicants might approach their work on this particular application.  Stanford GSB has retained the format we’ve seen for several years running, posing two required and rather open-ended questions, followed... Read more »

Last Updated Jun 12, 2011 by

Analysis of Stanford GSB Essay 3: A) Tell us about a time when you built or developed a team whose performance exceeded expectations, B) Tell us about a time when you made a lasting impact on your organization, C) Tell us about a time when you generated support from others for an idea or initiative, D) Tell us about a time when you went beyond what was defined or established.

Answer two of the four questions below. Tell us not only what you did but also how you did it. What was the outcome? How did people respond? Only describe experiences that have occurred during the last three years. (Recommended 300 words each) Option A: Tell us about a time... Read more »

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Analysis of Stanford GSB Essay 2: What do you want to do—REALLY—and why Stanford?

What do you want to do—REALLY—and why Stanford? (Recommended 450 words) The wording of Stanford’s second question has changed somewhat significantly for this admissions season, though at heart it remains focused on the candidate’s career goalsand the reasons for his or her particular interest in Stanford.  The all-caps qualifier “REALLY”... Read more »