Do you know how it feels to receive an invite on the last day of the the mid-decision week?
All the scenarios that your mind will dream of and discard? How many mini heart attacks? The tears, the words, the joy, the pain and the hopelessness of it all? Going into the last day of interview invites from Booth, I was at that point where I really wanted it all to end. I was still holding on to a tiny smudge of hope and struggling to encourage myself (which is why I am writing this post by 9:30am WAT (UTC+1) – a long time before the final invites are released). I stopped checking gmatclub forum earlier this week because my heart could not handle all the excitement.
As the day progressed, I continued to lose hope and started hoping for at least a waitlist. Anything was better than a ding.
It is 11:00pm WAT and I just got my Booth invite. Last minute. I guess it pays to keep hoping. I’m sooooooo happy. I was beginning to look for more schools to apply to because I felt my Booth application had a piece of me on it and getting dinged without an interview would have caused a serious dent in my morale.
UPDATE: I’ll be interviewing off campus in my home city (Lagos, Nigeria). I’m waiting for Booth to contact me with the details of the alum that will me conducting the interview. I’m trying to decide how I feel about interviewing in Lagosagain and most importantly, trying to figure out the chances of getting the same alum who did my intial interview. We’ll see, Booth will be in contact before Tuesday so fingers crossed.