Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Dinged by Kellogg

"Despite your many merits as a candidate, I regret to inform you that we are not able to offer you a place in the entering class."

Bummer. Oh well. Post-mortem on this app: My first application, and definitely not as refined as later apps. My first interview, and the one I felt least confident about walking out of the interview room. Only one recommendation, from my current boss, may have not painted a comlete picture of me as I think my former boss knows me a little better and I worked on completely different types of projects with him, but I wanted to follow the rules and only submitted one. Wish I had asked a family friend who is a Kellogg alum & very successful CEO to submit an informal letter of support (had decided to keep that in my back pocket in case of waitlist).

It's a disappointment, but in the grand scheme of things I still feel pretty good. Having that Anderson admit alleviates much of my worry. We'll see what happens with Chicago. Wharton seems like a pipe dream at this point.

17 comments:

PowerYogi said...

awful sorry to hear that wakechick :( maybe the better school in Chicago is where you're supposed to be. hope you get the good word from Hyde Park.

byron said...

Sorry to hear about your K ding, but you still have a couple of schools to go. The ones you've already been admitted to are definitely nothing to sneeze at, either. Keep the faith.

-- byron from the daily travails

onmywaymba said...

Awfully sorry to hear this... but hope you get Chicago and Wharton! All the best!

iwhoElse said...

WC: Disappointed to hear, wishing luck for the coming ones..

britchick said...

Really sorry to hear that.

aregon23 said...

Hard luck! Still with two in the bag, you won't be feeling too bad about it.

Dirty_Martini said...

WC- so sorry to hear! Thank goodness you have 2 in the bag!! And, don't worry, bad news from one school has NO bearing on what another school might think about you. :) Keep your chin up- you have lots to be happy about.

mbafarbe said...

really sorry to hear this. All the best for the Wharton and Chicago.

Bankers Hill said...

Sorry to hear about this, but with the other two in the bag, you can gargle, rinse, repeat, and the bad taste of Kellogg's will be gone forever. Besides, its cold in Chicago.

Cal Grad said...

Sorry to hear, but good luck with Chicago and Wharton! Plus, I think you'd love Anderson!

Dave for MBA said...

I too am sorry to hear about Kellogg. They don't know what they are missing in dinging you.

kalki said...

Sorry to hear about that. Good luck on Chicago and Wharton!

DaRaverLA said...

W H A R T O N will be your redemption.

Classy said...

You can't wakeboard enough there anyway! ;-)

Wakechick said...

LOL! You guys are great, thanks for the good wishes. I'm actually kinda surprised myself about not being all that disappointed. I mean, I am disappointed, but I don't know, I just kinda feel like...whatever...next?

However, I am very happy that I got an admit (let alone two) before I got a ding. Otherwise....Chernobyl-scale meltdown! :)

Vold said...

Sorry to hear about K. But hey, W and C are waiting for you.

Redwolf056 said...

Sorry to hear it. Good luck with U of C and Wharton!