So, my final tally is in. I applied to three b schools in total this season:
No MBA application process is complete without at least one ding – I know people who secured H/S/W admits and were still dinged by other schools! – so I will weather my Wharton one with only slightly ruffled feathers.
As I look back at the past 12 months or so, from the low of five dings, what I thought was my new strategy and finally deciding where I wanted to be, I realise that my ‘ranking’ of b schools was shifting throughout.
It’s OK not to be sure and it’s OK to change your mind, because it would be weird to be attached to just one school and have your eyes closed to other opportunities. I’m glad things worked out as they did, and I know it may sound patronising (it did to me when other students and alums I spoke with last year said it) but things definitely work out one way or another for a reason.
More importantly, since I’ve already got my visa approved and signed a lease on a house in Boston, I’m moving full speed ahead with MIT Sloan and excited beyond description! Of course, having awesome seats to the Red Sox game with other admits last weekend may have had something to do with it! 😉
I’m looking forward to meeting more of my future classmates when I arrive on campus in just a couple of months.
Enjoy the summer folks, and stay tuned!