Diversity Events at Stanford GSB

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has just announced that registration is now open for two events that can help you learn more about the Stanford MBA program.

The Many Voices: Perspectives on Diversity event is hosted by the Stanford MBA Admissions Office with participation from the Black Business Students Association (BBSA), Hispanic Business Students Association (HBSA), GSB Pride (the student club for LGBT students and allies), and the Asian Society (AS).

XX Factor: Women Changing the World is an event geared towards women who are considering applying to business school.

Both of these events include an overview of the program, a class immersion experience, and opportunities to hear from Stanford GSB students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Space is limited, so you must complete a brief application if you’d like to attend.

Derrick Bolton, Assistant Dean for MBA Admissions at Stanford GSB, shares a few thoughts on how Stanford regards diversity, and why and how it matters in the admission process.

“At Stanford we believe the way you think is much more important than the way you look,” he writes, in an effort to dispel the notion that there is a “Stanford type”””in experience, essays, etc.””when in fact there is no such model.

“Stanford has no ideal background, aspiration, format, etc.””regardless of what you may hear from individuals claiming to have “inside knowledge” of admission processes,” Bolton notes.

“The best applications we see each year are those that do not begin with the goal of impressing us,” he writes. Staying true to your experiences and accomplishments, sharing your insights and aspirations—this is the key to crafting a successful application to the Stanford GSB.

For more Stanford advice, including essay tips from the Stacy Blackman team, please follow this link.


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