In less than 50 days, I will be submitting my application for at least one of my chosen schools (Sloan has the honour of being the school with the tightest deadline for me). Here’s a look at where I am now with respect to my MBA applications
GMAT: Done (710 – well within the 80% range for all the schools I’m applying to)
Resume: 75% done (its done but not completely reviewed by all the people I want it reviewed by)
- Stanford – 40% done
- Sloan – 20% done
- Others – Not Started
- Stanford – One submitted (my micromanaging skills have paid off, somewhat), One outstanding
- Others – Outstanding
Essays – My Wharton draft is ready to be seen. I’ve just sent it to my friends to take a look at. I’m not sure the order the review should take – friends before MBAs or the other way round? I hope it survives this review from my friends; my first draft was thrown back at me, someone offered to spend the application fee, that way I’ll “get some value out of it” – I have some brutally honest friends. Thankfully I have drafts of bits and pieces of the essays that I have written down in my application log/ book as the ideas occurred to me for the other applications. Now that I’m done with the GMAT I will try to put them together.
- Take advantage of the 30-mins free consultation from different consultants to get an opinion on my candidacy. I don’t know if I’m going to use one, seriously doubt it because of the associated costs.
- Send emails to my new alumni contacts to see if I can get extra help around essay review
- Get all my essays drafted and send out to reviewers
- Finish the online application – This si tougher than I thought it would be. I don’t want to give one word answers, I want to make maximum use of that opportunity so its taking a lot of probing and thinking to complete it.
- Throw a party (this has nothing to do with MBA application, but I really want one and it’ll be a great way to thank all those involved in reviewing the many different aspects of my application)
Did I miss anything?