Stanford’s Mind-Boggling Essay

Ask yourself:

• Who do I love? Why?

• What makes me happy?

• What do I love? Why?

• What makes me angry?

• What makes me mad?

• What frightens me?

• What makes me sad?

We sometimes ask our clients, “If you were woken up in the middle of the night and someone asked you what matters most to you, what would you say?” If they can’t come up with anything, we suggest that they put a notepad by the bed and set the alarm clock. Try it; you might get some really creative ideas.

An MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Stacy Blackman founded Stacy Blackman Consulting in 2001 and has helped thousands of MBA applicants gain admission to the most selective business schools in the world. The Stacy Blackman team, comprised of MBA graduates, former admissions officers and expert writers, editors and marketers, helps clients develop and implement a winning marketing strategy. For more in-depth analysis and tips, check out Stacy Blackman Consulting’s Harvard Business School Essay Guide.

Our Series On Business Schools’ Most Challenging Essay Questions

Part I: Smartly Handling Harvard’s Setbacks Essay

Part II: Smartly Handling Wharton’s Most Challenging Essays

Part III: Stanford’s Mind-Boggling Essay

Part IV: Kellogg’s Most Challenging MBA Essay Question




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