I Went From Consulting At Bain To An MBA At Stanford—Here's My Advice On Getting Accepted

Julian Nicks got a spot on the MBA at Stanford with his financial consulting experience. Now he wants to use his degree to make an impact

Take one quick peek at the LinkedIn profile of Julian Nicks and you'll immediately notice an impressive breadth of experience in both the public and the private sector.

His diverse affinities are a product of his family, who instilled values of faith-driven service during his childhood. Having attended the predominantly black St. Louis, Missouri, public school district, Julian also grappled with issues similar to those faced by young people of color across the country.

“Most of my core interests have always focused on social impact and social change,” Julian explains.

He earned his BSBA from Olin Business School in 2013. Following three years working as a financial consultant at Bain & Company, Julian didn’t head directly to b-school like many of his colleagues. Instead, he took his time to decide on the right path,...

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