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.
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