Stanford GSB | Mr. Financial Controller
GRE Yet to Take, Target is ~330, GPA 2.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. S.N. Bose Scholar
GMAT 770, GPA 3.84
Harvard | Mr. Data & Strategy
GMAT 710 (estimate), GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Mr. Surgery to MBB
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Foster School of Business | Mr. Tesla Gigafactory
GMAT 720, GPA 3.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. PM to FinTech
GMAT 740, GPA 6/10
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Emporio Armani
GMAT 780, GPA 3.03
MIT Sloan | Mr. Generic Nerd
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Columbia | Mr. Alien
GMAT 700, GPA 3.83
Harvard | Ms. Media Entertainment
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Ms. Jill Of All Trades
GRE 314, GPA 3.36
Stanford GSB | Mr. Army Man
GRE 330, GPA 3.25
Ross | Mr. NCAA to MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Finance in Tech
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. Global Energy
GMAT 760, GPA 7.9/10
Chicago Booth | Mr. Indian O&G EPC
GMAT 730, GPA 3.75
Tuck | Ms. Green Biz
GRE 326, GPA 3.15
Wharton | Ms. Female Engineer
GRE 323, GPA 3.5
Stanford GSB | Mr. Global Innovator
GMAT 720, GPA 3.99
London Business School | Mr. CFA Charterholder
GMAT 770, GPA 3.94
Tuck | Mr. Federal Civilian
GMAT 780, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Texan Adventurer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.5
London Business School | Mr. Impact Financier
GMAT 750, GPA 7.35/10
Kellogg | Mr. Class President
GRE 319.5, GPA 3.76
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Upward Trend
GMAT 730, GPA 2.85
Kellogg | Mr. Defense Contractor
GMAT 730, GPA 3.2
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Work & Family
GMAT No GMAT Yet, GPA 4

Brain Racing At 4 A.M. Thinking About Business School

So because my sleep schedule is all screwed up right now, I am awake at 4 a.m. again.  The thing is, I am getting the proper amounts of sleep. I’m just getting the sleep at not-so-common times.  But this has been my MO since high school. I feel that I should go to sleep when I am tired and not when it’s “time to go to sleep.” If I’m lying in bed trying to go to sleep, my brain starts racing thinking about the things that I could be getting done. I see no reason to stay in bed for an hour and a half with my eyes closed trying to go to sleep. Not right now when I could be getting so much done.

So needless to say over the past two days I have gotten about 14 hours of sleep. So that’s great: seven hours a day! I’m used to my sleep craziness and I’ve learned to work with it.  That being said, I’ve been awake for a couple of hours now and I did the last 20 or so reading comprehension passages in the Blue Book Verbal Guide.  I only had four incorrect answers. Woop! Woop!

Then I did 42 quant problems.  The last problem solving questions in the Official Guide!  Those are hard. I definitely need to go through those again because my hit rate was not as high as I would like it. What’s good is that when I show my tutor my error sheet, he’s able to scan the numbers of the problems I got wrong and know which topics I need more work on.

I’m starting to get nervous about this test, but it’s a good nervous.  In the past, it was a nervous like “Oh well, this isn’t going to go so well. Wonder how bad it’s going to be?”  This time its a nervous like, “Oh, you’re sooo close. Make sure you remember to always check your work and answer the question being asked.”

Now I’m going to work on an essay.  Gotta get it done…

This report is adapted from Richard Battle-Baxter’s blog posts at “Ellipsing My Way…To Business School.”

Previous posts by Richard at Poets&Quants:

Should You Hire an MBA Consultant?

Study for the GMAT or Polish Off an Essay?

Am I Really Cut Out For This?

My First Round Applications Are Looking Elusive

A Frustrating Day and Night on GMAT Prep

Having Trouble Hitting the Submit Button

It’s Nearly Midnight. Where Are All My Friends?

“Why An Admissions Consultant Objected To My Essay on Coming Out”