Thursday, February 27, 2014

Holy crap, I've been invited to interview by Stanford!

There's one school about which I've been pretty quiet. It's that "other" school on the west coast. You know the one I'm talking about, the one and only Stanford GSB.

I applied to Stanford in Round 2, after having received a couple of acceptances from other programs. I had already written my Round 2 essays, before having any acceptances, so I decided there was no harm in just submitting the application. Even though, to be honest, I wasn't expecting much. After all, the GSB now has an acceptance rate below 7%. Those are some crazy odds. I figured my application fee would probably be more like a $275 donation.

So, as the weeks went by and I didn't hear anything, I really wasn't stressed. Then, February 25th passed, the day by which "the majority" of interview invites would have been sent. People on GMATClub started to go a little wild, and speculations were running rampant. "Welp, guess I didn't make it," I thought. I've been oddly calm about this one.

Thus, imagine my surprise when I casually checked my email last night and saw a message inviting me to interview. Holy crap, I was invited to interview by Stanford GSB!! I was, and still am, in absolute disbelief. I read the email about 5 times just to make sure that it was real, and then I checked it again this morning.

I now have 10 days to arrange a mutually convenient time and location with my assigned alumni interviewer. Hence, I am kicking my interview prep into high gear... and trying not to freak out...


  1. Sorry for spamming with comments - very excited. I am guessing this is going to put a wrinkle into your school choice strategy.... MBA Applications have a tendency to do that :-)

  2. Seriously BB, you have no idea how much this confounds things. I know this is one of the best problems to have, but ahhh!!!!

  3. Wow, congrats! That is a huge accomplishment. I didn’t apply because they have such a low acceptance rate and I want to stay on the East Coast. Good luck on the interview.

    1. @MBA Data Guru, I completely understand your sentiment. I applied with very low expectations because of the acceptance rate. Who knows what the end result will be; I'm just thankful to have made it this far.

      Thanks and best wishes for your own MBA journey!

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