Should I be scouring BusinessWeek and Forbes Magazine for clues to decipher the intricate and opaque world of business? Should I be memorizing words in my next foreign language, business-ese, like derivatives, synergy, and systematize? Or should I be pillaging my mind for forgotten stories to share with all these new people over the next few weeks?
If you couldn’t tell, sometimes I overthink things.
1) Create a budget with the bf (as if I even know how much stuff even costs in New Haven or what I’ll be spending money on)
2) Hang out with friends before leaving (as if it’s the “last time”)
I know a lot of it just comes from feeling unsettled. It’s weird being unemployed and homeless. In a few more days I’ll have all but forgotten what I was even worried about.
Sassafras is a 30-year-old MBA applicant who works for a San Francisco-based non-profit organization with a primary focus on youth development and education. With a 730 GMAT and a 3.4 grade point average from a highly ranked liberal arts college, he currently blogs at MBA: My Break Away? His previous posts for Poets&Quants:
A Non-Traditional Candidate Reflects On Why He Wants An MBA
The Round One Days Dwindle Down To A Precious Few
Common Questions From The Helpless, Hapless & Hopeless
The Business School Waiting Game
Cultivating Great Leaders or Great Changers: The Mission of Business Schools
Undoing My Scarcity Paradigm
A Partner’s Perspective On The MBA Application Journey
My Round Two Strategy
Rejection From Stanford–An Acceptance From Yale
An Acceptance From Kellogg Leads To Some Soul Searching
Weighing Kellogg vs. Yale: Which School Would You Choose?
Now Into The Next Stage Of His B-School Path: The Network
Why I’ve Decided To Pass On A Higher Ranked School & Go To Yale
The Words Behind Those Admission Essay Questions
An Honest Letter To Anxious Round Two Candidates
What Things Can Give An Admissions Committee Doubts About Your Application?
How I Came To Believe I Needed An MBA Degree
Celebrating The One-Year Anniversary Of Taking The GMAT