Tuesday, November 09, 2004


5 applications, 4 visits, 9 recommendations, 22 essays, and approximately 12,000 words later, I'm done.

Well, sorta.

I submitted by Chicago app this morning after one final read-thru. Feels good to be done with the application part of this process. Although I can't say I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders because I think I've traded one weight for another "wait." Time to keep myself busy to avoid dwelling too long on questions like "Will they like me? Am I good enough? Did I just spot a typo?! Did I bomb that interview? What happens if I don't get in anywhere? What happens if I get in everywhere?" Now that last one's a problem I'm sure we'd all love to have, but it's not very likely so I won't spend much time worrying about it. However, there are things I really like about each of the programs I've applied to and if I am faced with a decision between two or more, it's going to be tough.

I've got my McCombs interview scheduled for next week and I'm really looking forward to it. They turned the interview invite around pretty quick (3 days after going complete) so hopefully if I get the interview done quickly they will be inclined to send me a final decision quickly. I am still struggling to get an off-campus interview scheduled with Chicago. I put in my first request at the beginning of October. I hadn't heard anything from them after three weeks, so I had to cancel that request and re-request the interview. That time I got a pretty quick response. However, it turns out the alum assigned to me recently moved to Cleveland! How's that for luck? So, my second request was cancelled and I made a third request. It has now been a week and *nothing*. I attended a Chicago GSB Women in Business reception here in San Diego last week and the alum assured me that there are about 100 GSBers in this area. Not sure what the deal is, but since I'm on my third request with no prospects, it's looking pretty bleak and I'm thinking I'll probably end up in the "interview waived" category. At least I've shown a serious interest in the program by making a visit, attending events, and making several attempts at scheduling an interview. So it goes.


Classy said...

5..WOW! WC, you're awesome! BTW, I just *know* you're going to be a shoe-in at Chicago, don't sweat the interview much. In fact, I had an idea for you...;-)

I'll send an email...

aregon23 said...

Congratulations on wrapping up GSB and R1. Hope you get this interview sorted out fast. November 26th is the last date for interviews to be scheduled.

I just initiated contact with my interviewer from Chicago and he seems like a real nice guy. So in case all else fails for you, maybe you could contact this guy and interview with him. That will atleast ensure that your application gets in for R1.

Good luck!

Dirty_Martini said...

CONGRATS!! 5 In- I'm so impressed! I have a feeling you may be faced with some tough decisions with many admits to come.

Also- sorry I didn't get a chance to get back to you about the UCLA night, but, as you can tell from my blog, I was in Ithaca last week!! I'm glad to hear your iview went well.

keep us posted! :)

I'm so excited for all of us bloggers soon to be matriculating....

DaRaverLA said...

Now the worst part begins....the waiting game!!!

Man, I just hope that you pick up a new hobby to occupy yourself:)

Good job!

Wakechick said...

Thanks for the props guys! It wasn't until I really sat and thought about what goes into 5 apps that I realized what a task that was. I was just looking at it one piece at a time and that's what made it do-able.