I decided to create this blog for 3 reasons:
1) my family and friends: at the Stanford GSB Admit Weekend everyone, literally everyone, kept repeating that as a new student I will be bombarded from day 1 with “shiny objects” (social events, conferences, networking, recruiting, etc., among lots of studying), with some significant priority setting and agenda management to do. I am prepared to the fact that my time availability will sharply decrease from September, so it will be hard to keep everyone updated individually. This blog will be a good compromise to share some news.
2) students interested in an MBA, and Stanford specifically (once SEO starts working on Google Search rankings!): during the research phase of my application process I read as much material as I could on MBA in general, and on each school of my interest. This included a few blogs that were interesting sources of information. I was also lucky enough to have 3 amazing friends that attended Harvard and Wharton MBAs, and their advice was priceless. I would like to give back to the community and share on these pages my key learnings.
3) myself: the Stanford MBA will be one of the most incredible experiences in my life and I would like to note down my thoughts as I live through it. In 2002, when I was 17 years old, I spent the whole summer in South Africa as an AFS exchange student, and I was resolute and constant enough to keep a diary. Re-reading now my teenage impressions of such a life-changing experience is a remarkable experience of self-exploration!
On point 2, the first thing I’d like to do is a series of posts which summarize my approach to the different parts of the (long!) application process. Stay tuned!