Then I spotted Angie (not Team over 30 Angie, but HBS Angie) on the other side of the room with only 3 people waiting to talk to her, so I zipped on over. There was a pretty nice woman waiting in front of me; however, when it was her turned she immediately turned into a giant mosquito and sucked Angie’s time so dry that she had to cut her off. Then I got my question answered and left the area.
Making the Rounds: Berkeley
A few days before the event, Cindy Jennings from Berkeley Haas sent an email to all of the participants requesting that we come and meet her in person–except everyone felt like the email was a personal note just to them. BRILLIANT. As a result, Cindy’s wait line was longer than any of the others–as in 100% of them.
And since Berkeley was yet another school that I had chosen but had not gotten matched with, I definitely wanted to meet her. Though, I was both tired and starving by this point and did not have much to say; plus the guy in front of me asked the same question that I was going to ask so I had gotten what I had come for.
A Tuck Sighting; Booth a No-Show
Chicago Booth was the only one of my target schools that did not show; bummer, because I really wanted to touch base with their adcom reps before applying in October. Tuck was another school that I chose, but did not get matched with. I did, however, get to briefly speak with Justin, who ran the coffee chat that I attended in July.
I did make one trade off in attending the Riordan/DMAC event today: I had to miss out on a BBQ for the Tiger Woods Foundation where I do some mentoring work in one of their programs. The TWF is the only thing that I don’t mind driving to Orange County for because I’ve gotten so much out of my involvement with them.
Oh well, I”m sure there will be other barbecues…
MBAOver30 offers the perspective of a 30-something, California-based entrepreneur who is applying to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Northwestern, Chicago, Dartmouth, Yale, and Berkeley.. He hopes to gain acceptance to the Class of 2015 and blogs at MBAOver30.
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