According to the initial plan, I was supposed to get into Stanford and any other school then choose Stanford. But that is not going to happen so here’s the revised version: Get into Sloan and Booth, make the decision when time comes. There’s nothing more I can do about my Booth application (other than pray and hope) but I have one week before my Sloan interview and I plan to nail it.
I’m putting in a minimum of 2 hours of preparation daily until the interview day. I intend to prepare for all the questions in clearadmit’s Sloan interview guide. Since Sloan interview is mostly Behavioural, I’m working on my STAR (Situation, Task, Action and Result) technique for learning, growth and other positive experience questions. For setbacks (I don’t plan to tell them about the Stanford setback 😉 ) and weaknesses, I’ll be using the PAR technique (Problem, Action, Results).
So far, I;m coming up with situations that are different from what I submitted in the application which is tough ‘cos I put my most lofty accomplishments in the application. Had to get their attention somehow. Also, I’m studying my application like I have an examination on it which I technically do.
I also have to catch up on work since my performance at work for the last two days have been sub-optimal. I plan to take a vacation in the last week of this year so I gotta get cracking so that can round-up this project. Also I intend to have my first exhibition in January 2015 so I have about 7 photo shoots to plan (and countless hours of editing).
To all those that got the stanford invite (Fiona et al), all the best, you’ve gotta get in ‘cos I have to have at least one friend in that class.
So do I have my confidence back? You betcha. My sister said “quit trying to get depressed, you have more backup plans than an average household of overachievers. What do you even need business school for?” More on that when I tell you about my plan B 🙂 I think it will be extremely different from what you expect.
And before I forget, an American friend of mine has asked me to spread the word on “Brown Friday”, the movement to boycott Black Friday in protest of the (ruling on?) Micheal Brown’s death. I’m not American and I currently am not leaving there and going by what obtains in my country I don’t think this will work but I’m not shopping on Black Friday mostly due to currency devaluation which has made everything infinitely more expensive. Including Business School.