Tag Archives: School Visits

CONGRATS to All Round 2 Wharton Admits

March 26, 2013

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So…you’re “in” at Wharton. Congratulations on your achievement. I’ve felt kinda bad for all of you during these past couple of weeks, as the period between mid-November and late December (my waiting period) was the roughest time for me during this whole MBA application ride–definitely the upside-down-to-downward-spiral part of the coaster. While the GMAT had […]

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Why I’ve Chosen The Wharton School of Business

March 1, 2013

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I’ve chosen to invest my next two years into building a company and earning an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at The Wharton School of Business at UPenn. First World Problems From the moment that I first got “the call” from Director of Admissions Ankur Kumar welcoming me to Wharton’s class of 2015, I […]

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A Windy City Welcome Weekend at Chicago Booth

February 11, 2013

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Earlier today (Sunday) I flew back into Los Angeles from R1 Welcome Weekend at Chicago Booth. Over the past two weekends, I’ve gotten little sleep, increased my alcohol tolerance by a third and met several hundred of the most interesting and exceptional people that I’ve met all in one place in quite some time. If […]

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High Times at Wharton’s Winter Welcome Weekend

February 6, 2013

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So last weekend I flew to Philadelphia to rendezvous with over 300 of my fellow R1 admits at Wharton’s Winter Welcome Weekend. To say that I had a blast and was impressed would be an understatement. The Whartonites definitely know how to sell their brand and showcase their culture to a horde of admits. The […]

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NO MORE Business School Applications!

December 24, 2012

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Woooo-saaaaahhhh (And Happy Holidays)! So about a year ago, I plunked down $250 and took my first swing at the GMAT. I had made a 650 on a practice test without studying, and felt that I should be able to do about as well without too much trouble, then pump out a few essays to […]

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Read the Damn Email! A Missed Face-to-Face Opportunity with Wharton

May 24, 2012

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Yeah, so I recently missed an opportunity due to reading too fast (NOTE TO SELF: get that together before the GMAT). A few days ago I was writing some marketing copy at work when I received an email about an opportunity to meet representatives from Wharton in my city.  I was juggling tasks between integrating […]

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“It’s Not You, It’s Me”: Letting Go of an MBA Safety School

May 19, 2012

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The signs were always there; like  knowing deep down that I haven’t really been that aroused by you, despite your attractive veneer; a bad first date full of hiccups; and friends (like T.C., Columbia GSB ’08 and M.P., Stanford GSB ’06) telling me that I could do better. For years I’ve been impressed with how […]

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MBA Fail-O-Phobia: A Sum of All Fears

May 16, 2012

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You lose sleep over it. You sacrifice a normal social life as you scavenge the net because of it. You also re-read the same article at accepted.com 10 times, hoping that your next read will reveal some golden nugget of rare wisdom that you haven’t noticed before. I call “it” MBA failophobia (n): the fear of not getting […]

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Visiting Stanford, UCLA and USC: A Prequel to the Blog

May 12, 2012

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Visiting and interacting with the schools that you plan to apply to is an important part of the MBA admissions process for any serious applicant. In my inaugural post, I talked about taking a pay cut to take on a job opportunity that would better position me for the mid-to long term trajectory that I […]

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