On and beyond Super Tuesday

16 Jan

Hope everyone stayed warm during the polar vortex here in the US! Quite fittingly, once my apps for Ross, Kelley, and Kellogg were submitted on “Super Tuesday” of MBA Apps, work exploded, leaving very little spare time to come back here often. In a way, that has been a small mercy. In my not-so-infrequent visit to the forum, I can see that quite a few of us, who are in the same boat, are waiting quite anxiously to hear back. The next step for me was to open my GMAT books (I never managed to put them away), get my Kellogg interview booked, and start preparing for the Kenan-Flagler interview coming at the end of the month, all the while refreshing GMATClub and Gmail to hear the latest about Ross or Kelley.

One other thing that I also came to appreciate during this time was how amazing my recommenders were! Despite reading one too many horror stories about having chase recommenders or worse, them not submitting in time for the deadline, my recommendation writers completed all their end of the work right after Christmas. Not only that, they have been super supportive. One of them actually wrote this to me – “If you don’t get into one of these schools, I will personally go to them and slap someone.” 😀

Tomorrow, I am attending the Kelley Small Group Dinner in DC. I haven’t been able to find a lot of online information or much in terms of how the experience has been for other people in the past. So I do plan to debrief here on my blog, how the dinner goes. My interaction with Kelley Chair of Full time MBA program, Prof.Jonlee Andrews was wonderful. In fact, it was one of the main reasons that motivated me to apply to the school. So, I am pretty excited about the Dinner tomorrow, to meet more people from Kelley and understand about their program better. I won’t also say no to an ‘actual’ interview invite in a few days ;-).

And till then…everyone keep your peckers up! 🙂


Posted by on January 16, 2014 in Future, MBA


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4 responses to “On and beyond Super Tuesday

  1. hamm0

    January 16, 2014 at 2:58 am

    Good luck! Now the fun part begins….

    • Ellie

      January 16, 2014 at 4:32 am

      Hahaha! Or so I feel after each stage. But I do think the essay writing was very interesting. Stressful…but interesting.

  2. MBA Data Guru

    February 7, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Ah, I remember Super Tuesday, but for me it ended up being Super Monday. I had foolishly planned my book club meeting for Jan 7 months ago having not realized that was when all my apps were done. I guess it is good that I got them in early and didn’t have to deal with system crashes.

    • Ellie

      February 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      Haha! Well, always avoid the crashes. Just checked out your blog and it is really interesting. As someone with a really low GMAT, slightly above average GPA and a lot of wishful thinking, the analysis is pretty eye-opening :). Anyway I can convince you to include Kellogg or Ross in your analysis? Also, what schools have you applied to?


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