Tag Archives: Application

I have no pink shoes

First off I’d like to wish all round two applicants the very best of luck in their applications. Hope you get into your dream schools.

Since my admission to Booth, I have being immersed in the Booth culture and I can say that I did not make a mistake in my initial analysis. Also, I am now much more certain that I can flourish in that environment. I have also noted that I am not as open to change as I thought I was. I know I will be going to business school this fall but I’m not as elated about it as I should be and this has nothing to do with the school I got into (which is a great school).

I will be leaving my home, my job, my friends. Everything that is familiar to me. As much as I’m excited, I’m scared out of my wits. And that is the reason why my mind keeps wandering; developing a pro/con list based on the things that I love and the things I don’t Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Financial Aid, School preparation


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Happy New Year!!! And round two help :)

Congrats everyone!!! We’re in the year when most of us will be resuming at Business schools 🙂

This is going to be very brief but I know it’ll help someone. This post is specifically for round two applicants yet to submit. Two things I want to say:

  • The entire application matters. Looking back at my applications, I realize that there are a lot of things my essays did not address but I see them addressed in other parts of my submission. So take the time to read through the online application, your resume and your essays. Don’t take any one piece for granted.

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Posted by on January 2, 2015 in Application


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That’s all it really is.

Admission decisions are due next week and like a lot of people, I’m holding my breath. But I feel the need to put this out here. Hopefully, it will help someone put things in perspective.

We are all great people doing something very wonderful with our lives. We have dreams and goals and things we want to do. Going to business school is NOT the goal, it has never being. The process is so consuming that it becomes easy to lose sight of our goal and focus on something else. Business school is a step towards achieving the goal. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 11, 2014 in Application, Notification


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True Heroes

Hero (n):  a person, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

As my application journey gradually comes to a (happy) end, I would like to say a few words about the unspoken and uncelebrated heroes of this process. The people who made my application what it was, gave me invaluable advice, encouraged me to push myself harder and most of all, ensured that I kept sharing my journey regardless of the emotions I was feeling. These people are my new friends, potential classmates and fellow MBA application bloggers 🙂 Bet you didn’t see that coming 😛 Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Application


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Stanford interview debrief

I did not get invited to interview with Stanford (their loss. Yes I know they will get a lot of well qualified and great students who will do them proud. But, I’m the only person that knows what I have to offer), but I have a friend that did and this is a summary of how her interview went: Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on December 5, 2014 in Interview


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If you need me …

I’ll be under my blanket crying my heart out. Just got a ding from Stanford. I’m entirely and utterly confused. So I’m going to go through the motions of work today ill I can crawl under my blanket and sleep for at least 12 hours straight.

This was not supposed to happen. Now I’ve got to go through the entire process for round 2. 50% is not enough to put my entire faith on for this round.



Posted by on November 25, 2014 in Notification


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In case you were wondering…

I am still waiting for my invitation to interview at Stanford GSB. Yes, I’m aware that it’s just two days to go till the window closes but you’re talking to the lady who got her Booth invite on the last day and her Sloan invite on the day before the last. I’m not giving up hope! I can’t!In my mind, I’m a member of Stanford MBA class of 2017, have been since August 1, 2014 and I don’t foresee any changes to that. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Interview, Notification


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