Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ross ad-com's support to waitlisted applicants

Kudos Ross! Once again you've gone beyond my expectations.

As I mentioned last week, I got waitlisted in Ross R1. The very next day I got an e-mail from Ross ad-com inviting me to joining the googlegroup created by Ross-adcom for waitlisted students. Now, that was surprising! I didn't expect that any of the schools would initiate such a thing. Apparently Ross does.
Since I joined the group I've noticed ad-com people answering queries on the discussion board of the google group. They even scheduled a chat today for waitlisted students. I just logged off from the chat. 3 of Ross admission officers were present in the chatroom (big shout out to Linda Abraham from for organizing the chat). It's commendable that they took time from the busy R2 application reviews and patiently answered the queries from all of us waitlisted folks. In case you want to check out the chat transcript , you can find it at the archives next week.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Kellogg, Ross and NYU

As promised here I am posting as soon as I checked my Ross admit decision.

Sometime late afternoon yesterday(Jan 14th) I realized that I've not been accepted to Ross. Had I been accepted, I would've gotten my admit call already. But as the evening approached, with every passing minute not only did I get more nervous but also became more and more convinced that I had a good interview and a good application. So why did I not get in? I don't know, I'm going to think about that for the whole weekend coz people, I've been waitlisted ! :)
Frankly I'm thrilled to be on Ross' waitlist. I've been in love with the school since the past 5-6 months. And it's consoling to know that my courtship with Ross hasn't yet ended and there is still a chance of tying the knot!

As for the other schools, NYU gave me a no-no last week. I was particularly disappointed with that result because I wrote good essays for Stern. I would be interested in taking their feedback. Anyone know if Stern offers feedback for rejected candidates? Even if they don't normally do I'll try a hand at getting it.

So with 2 down and 1 hanging in mid-air today I submitted Kellogg for R2. I loved writing Kellog's essays, especially essay 3. I would like to take a moment and thank dreamchaser and rocky for their advice and feedback on my Kellogg essays. What would I do without the league of MBA'12 applicant bloggers?
Also a shout out to O'Neill (Kellogg '11) for his highly informative blog-posts about Kellogg!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

6 more hrs to go

..for Ross admit decision as well as Kellogg R2 deadline.
The score of my MBA apps so far, a dull 0-2.
More details in a few hours (after I check my Ross admit result online).

chow for now!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Not so good news

...from Goizueta. Despite what I felt were great essays, my just-ok interview obviously didn't help me. Strangely, when I read the admission decision, I din't feel the expected chill. I think the MBA application process is making me stronger. But I'd like to take this moment to thank all the Goizueta students who helped me in the process.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy 2010

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year!
May this new year and new deacde make all your dreams, MBA and otherwise come true :)