Friday, September 30, 2011

Life has been taken over.

I am surprised I haven't written about this before - How the MBA application process takes over your life.

Since I started preparing for GMAT, my life has essentially been taken over. All I do is live and breathe the essays, the application forms, and the forums. All I talk about is my application strategy, the deadlines, and my apprehensions. My friends and especially my wife are on the verge of a breakdown due to the incessant MBA chatter, half of which they do not understand.

Is this good?

Thursday, September 29, 2011


So, I managed to submit two of my applications yesterday. I will leave it to you to guess which two ;). To me personally, it represents a big milestone as it involved pulling together a myriad of components, essays being the toughest of all. I believe that I have put in a strong application especially since I put in a lot of work in the essays which was one of the only components under my control.

One of my recommenders is yet to submit but I am not too worried about it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Let Go.

Seriously, just two weeks to go!

Essays - Content all in place; trim and polish remain.
Recommendations - Dragging along; Not quite happy with them.
Resume - Almost done.
Forms - Half - Filled
Transcripts - All uploaded
GMAT - Taken & Reported

Friday, September 16, 2011

Kellogg Info Session and 2 weeks to go !

I attended the Kellogg information session and it was simply outstanding. I have come to believe firmly that these sessions are important not just to glean unique points about the school but also form an opinion on whether it is a good fit. E.g. I came to the firm conclusion that Chicago Booth is a not a fit for me given its lack of community and focus on research.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


I have been writing and re-writing my essays, discarding multiple drafts, and pruning my essays to the hilt. Given my disinclination to essay writing, I always thought writing 600 words would be a tall order - How would I fill so much space? Now, the problem is the reverse and I am struggling to fit my life into the tiny canvas provided by the various schools.