Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Speechless, Part 2

Just got the most fantastic phone call from area code 773. Chicago loves me, they really really love me!

Stacey Kole called about 20 minutes ago with the good news. I'm in, and they've offered me $50K ($25K first year, $25K second year)!!!!!!!!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holy freaking cow, how did I get here? :)

That means money is pretty much a non-factor now when considering UCLA & Chicago. Texas is officially out of the race. I have to accept the Chi offer by April 1 and the admit weekend is the first weekend of March. I'm thinking I'll drop a deposit to both UCLA & Chicago, attend both admit weekends, see what happens with Wharton, and make a gut check from there.

Stacey had some really nice things to say about my application. I used the optional essay to talk about my previous application to Chicago, how I reacted to their decision, and how far I've come since then. She specifically cited that essay, that she remembered my old app, that she agrees that the decision was right for both parties at the time, and they are really excited about my progress and think I'm ready to take on the world with an MBA from Chicago. Swoon!

I'm so excited I could puke. First call after I got off the phone with Stacey was to my mom. Second was to my friends in Chicago. They are just as excited as I am.

26 comments:

universia said...

Congratulations! This is GREAT news!

Classy said...

CONGRATS WC!!!!!!!!

I love it when I'm right about things like this :-)

PowerYogi said...

awesome awesome awesome.

JDiddy said...

Wow, that's impressive! Congratulations! You now, officially, have a nice dilemma.

byron said...

Congratulations! Hope to see you at Admit Weekend :)


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Atta Girl said...

Excellent babe!!! Congratulations

OnlineMusing said...

Congrats wakechick !!!

Dirty_Martini said...

CONGRATS! You deserve it!! So happy for you.

Vold said...

Now thats some news! But you know what? It isnt a surprise :).

aregon23 said...

Wow! I am impressed! What in the world was Kellogg thinking to ding you? It was probably yield management! :)

Quantjock said...

this ABSOLutely ROcks...!!!!!!

britchick said...

This is such wonderful news. Well done!

Wakechick said...

Thank you everyone. I am still up, I don't think I can sleep with the high I'm on! I'm so happy to be able to share such good news, I just hope I don't sound like a braggart. It's hard to believe that call was real; I had to document it ASAP so that when I wake up tomorrow morning pinching myself I can verify that it actually happened. I feel so fortunate and absolutely blessed.

Redwolf056 said...

That's so awesome! Go WakeChick! You rock! Chicago needs more people like you :-).

Alex said...

congrats!

AxeChick said...

Congratulations!! You are just racking up the admits, are you leaving any for anyone else?

mbafarbe said...

I just saw how the news was made more special ... now additional WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...

iwhoElse said...

Success well deserved.. Cheers!!

droodoggie said...

Congratulations! You are money (literally).

onmywaymba said...

WOW! This is some news! Congratulations!!

Metal said...

Whoa..Congrats yet again!

Somebody is being spoilt for choices.

Bankers Hill said...

Congrats WC! That is incredible and you deserve it!

Riter said...

Awesome!! Congratulations!

Dave for MBA said...

Wow!!!! this is great news. I'm going to shout it from the rooftop with you. That's what you should do this morning. Go to the roof of your building and just scream your happy head off and dance!!!

rottenscoundrel said...

Congratulations WC! that is some serious amount of money they are pulling you with :)

IceMan07 said...

Way to score. Congratulations on all your admits!