Why this blog

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!

Any thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s