Jumping Into The MBA Admissions Rabbit Hole

My Next Set of Apps

I don’t have time for too much post-submission reflection about my HBS application, as my apps for Wharton, Booth and Stanford are all due (back to back to back, no less) in just over a week. I’ll need to stay on top of my recommenders, do one (or two; or three; or ten–I’m obsessive) last look(s) over my Stanford and Wharton essays before bidding them adieu, and mostly obsess over my Booth essay set (which still needs quite a bit of work) for at least the next 7 days.

Right now, I”m just thankful that I have given myself enough time to submit apps that I am comfortable with, happy about and that I don’t have to rush or strain to get in on time. That will take a lot of stress off of me as I wait, wait and wait some more to find out if and where I’ve received interview invites.

Tuck: My Next Relationship

The best way to get over one affair is to get into the next one; or so I’ve heard. At any rate, that Tuck invite was right on time. It zapped any anxiety that I may have had about turning in my HBS app. It’s always good to know that someone else [possibly] has their eye on you. The idea of potential options has a way of helping you to keep your grubby little fingers off that panic button. Plus, I’m uber curious about Tuck. I’m anxious to see their familial, clan-like sense of community in person. I want to get a feel for what the atmosphere is like. I also am impressed with the fact that they literally have a suggested curriculum mapped out for entrepreneurs. I’ll have a lot of questions about that. Finally, I would like to see a few buddies of mine (like The Senator, LadyRoadWarrior, Ahmed, etc.) that are c/o 2014 there who’ve given me some great advice up to this point.

If I can swing it, I may try to get to New England a few days early so that I can also attempt visits to Philly and Cambridge while I’m over there–but those plans are WAY in pencil right now; so don’t hold me to them.

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.

Previous posts on Poets&Quants:

How I Totally Overestimated The MBA Admissions Process

Musings on MBA Failophobia

Letting Go Of An MBA Safety School

When A Campus Visit Turns Off An MBA Applicant

Yale, Tuck and Booth: The Next Leg of My Pre- MBA Research

 My Countdown: Less Than 30 Days To The GMAT

From Suits To Startups: Why MBA Programs Are Changing

Why I’m Not Getting Either A Part-Time MBA or An Executive MBA

Preparing To Sit For The GMAT Exam

Falls Short of GMAT Goal, But The 700 Is A Big Improvement

A 2012-2013 MBA Application Strategy

Celebrating A 35th Birthday & Still Wanting A Full-Time MBA

A Tuck Coffee Chat Leaves Our Guest Blogger A Believer

Heading Into the August Cave: Getting Those Round One Apps Done 

Just One MBA Essay Shy Of Being Doe

Getting That MBA Recommendation From Your Boss

Facetime with MBA Gatekeepers at Wharton

The Differences Between Harvard & Stanford Info Sessions

My MIT Sloan Info Session in California 

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