Thursday, December 15, 2011

Second Decision

I have been wait listed at Kellogg. I don't know if anyone ever anticipates being placed in MBA purgatory, but here I am. To say that this is a disappointment would be understating how I feel. In general, I don't deal well with being in limbo. I process any maybe's as no's especially because I don't know what I can do to ameliorate any weaknesses that I haven't done already. I took [expensive] courses to augment my quantitative profile, performed well on the GMAT (my score is higher than their average), went through eight iterations of my Kellogg essays, and practiced for my interview. Perhaps my age has given cause for concern? I can't imagine there are too many people like me in the applicant pool. Sure there are other 700+ GMAT scorers from ivy leagues, but my career goals are pretty unique [so I've been told] and you just don't find too many people in my industry applying to business schools.

So, now I wait to hear from Wharton. Hopefully Tuesday will bring better news, but my hope has waned after two straight days of disappointment.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

First Decision

I received my official Stanford rejection letter today and to my surprise I wasn't disappointed by the decision. I think I was more relieved than anything to close the door on one potential path.

In any event, congratulations to those who were accepted!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Waiting Game Part Deux

I can't believe a month has flown by since my last update. Within the span of four weeks, I got an interview invite at Wharton, went to London, went to Paris, flew to Philadelphia, interviewed, wrote some first drafts, wrote some second drafts, went to a few holiday parties, and roasted a turkey!

I wasn't expecting to hear anything from Kellogg until next week, but I unwittingly looked at the gmatclub Kellogg thread to see that the school has already begun making admit calls. They've also started sending out dings. So now I'm on pins and needles hoping to hear something. I've checked my application status several times and nothing has changed. Is no news good news? I don't know, but I'm getting scared. What if I don't get in anywhere at all? I guess that's what R2 apps are for.

My nerves are shot to hades right now.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Wait is OVA!

I've been anxiously checking my email everyday since 10/27, the day that Wharton began sending out interview invites. As I hadn't received anything and today was the last day they'd send out invites, I assumed that I would surely receive a ding today.

Imagine my delight when I checked my email at 1:15 PST, and saw an invitation to interview! Of course all of the SF hub interview slots are full and I have to fly to PHL and of course the most cost effective day for me to go is the day after I get back from my week long trip to Europe, but I'm not complaining!

I'm in a celebratory mood, but hunny bunny (my boyfriend) and I are sick, so I'll have to have a glass of champagne in the house.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kelley School of Business

I went to a Kelley School of Business admissions event last night. It was awesome. Instead of sitting us down and giving a power point presentation, we had a cooking class led by two professional chefs. There was lots of wine and I got to know the alumni and staff very well in this informal gathering!

The chef is meant to be sending us the recipes from what we made, and I really need that recipe for the turkey sliders. They were simply phenomenal.