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Stanford Intellectual Vitality Question

cboback567cboback567 Registered User Posts: 34 Junior Member
edited August 2012 in College Admissions
Question: "Stanford students possess an intellectual vitality. Reflect on an idea or experience that has been important to your intellectual development."

I am kind of stuck on this question, and Im not sure how to express my devotion for the field of business to this question effectively.

I have had my own online business since I have been in 6/7th grade, and I have always had some sort of "entrepreneur spirit" in me. I have taken Intro to Business Admin, Principles of Marketing, Business Law I, Business Law II, and Principles of Management at my local community college. I have designed websites for a local city government, and collaborated with Lady Gaga's marketing manager to create a website to promote her new tour. I am currently interning at a marketing firm. I have used profit from my business to buy a MacBook, fund a trip to Costa Rica (and maybe Australia in 2013), and put payments on my new car lease.

I want to tell all of this to Stanford, but im not sure how. Should I take take a more creative approach? Should I just list all of my accomplishments (without sounding as much of a d**k as I do in this post)?

and how do these accomplishments even stack up to other students' apply to this school?

Thanks :)
Post edited by cboback567 on

Replies to: Stanford Intellectual Vitality Question

  • siliconvalleymomsiliconvalleymom Registered User Posts: 4,461 Senior Member
    The list is elsewhere in your application, so don't waste space duplicating that. The prompt is looking for the reason why you did all that, what you find interesting about it and what you expect to do at Stanford to further those interests.
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