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see the excerpts from the interview with Derrick Bolton, Director of Admission at Stanford's MBA program on what sets an application apart from others. 

 "College is a match to be made
not to be won."

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The value of the application

Q: More than 5,800 people applied to Stanford's full-time MBA program in

2002. The school accepted 8%. What set those 8% of applicants apart from

those who were rejected or wait-listed?

A: I really struggle with how to articulate this. What it comes down to is

that someone who views the application process as an experience that has

value in and of itself typically produces the strongest application.


Structured reflection is important. But people -- and I'm guilty of this --

rarely dedicate time to it. So the application process is a rare opportunity

in life. Applicants shouldn't just go through it with the goal of getting

into a school but with the mindset that they want to learn more about

themselves -- learn more about their values, crystallize their aspirations,

and identify the experiences that they need to make an impact on the world.

And those experiences may or may not be business school.


That attitude manifests itself through the consonance of the application. By

that, I mean that applicants are able to relate their values to their

actions or see the connection between their aspirations and their

responsibilities. There's a sense of harmony in the application when we

review it. In those cases, the person we get to know in the essays is the

person we expect to meet based on their activities, recommendations, and

interview. That's extremely powerful.



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