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In at Duke (Fuqua)!

I found out yesterday that I had been admitted off of the. Duke waitlist. So happy.

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Waitlisted at Yale SOM

I thought for sure this would be a ding since my application said incomplete up until yesterday.One thing I know may have raised red flags is my quant score on my GMAT. I really don’t want to re-take my GMAT so I am just going to do my best in my math class and hope that is enough to get in.

I am still holding out hope for the other schools who I have not heard back from yet… The waiting continues.

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Calculus and Carebears

For the most part I loved my high school experience, I had amazing teachers many of whom I’m still friends with. However, the one thing that went wrong was my math classes. My high school believed in the Care Bear approach to teaching…teaching wasn’t just the job of the teachers, but also your fellowt  students. So when I didn’t understand why ax=2 in Algebra I, I had to ask each and everyone of my group members before I was allowed to ask my teacher. Finally when I could ask the teacher the answer they would give me left me more confused than ever. This method of teaching made me Hate Math! So much so that I took a test to pass out of math in college so I would never have to take it again.

The bad news: most b schools require that I complete a college level calculus course before being admitted. Which means back to math class for me. Finding a math class that fit into my math class was a big challenge, finding one with space was a bigger challenge and finally a professor who I could understand was impossible so I didn’t even try. All this to say that I am stuck in a Calculus class with a Professor who is hilarious, but unclear. All because my high school wanted to teach math the new age way.

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Invited to interview at Tepper and Fuqua

YES I am alive! And I was invited to interview and CMU Tepper and Duke Fuqua! I was so excited to receive the Duke Interview invite because I put the most of myself into those essays. So if Duke hadn’t invited me I would’ve felt direct rejection, but thankfully that didn’t happen.
So I will be making the trip up to Pittsburgh to interview with Tepper oncampus during their Women’s weekend.
I will be interviewing with Duke out here in San Francisco since I have visited campus once and at this point in the process am really low on funds.
So very excited. I promise promise to write an overview of both interviews.

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They Should Have a Support Group for this….

I admit it I have a problem. An obsession an addiction even and it is not healthy.

When I started this MBA process 10 years ago (Not 10 years, but at this point that is what it seems like), I thought the hardest part would be studying for the GMAT. I was wrong. The hardest part is waiting to receive an interview invite. Every morning I wake up and scour my inbox for any sign of an invitation, any glimpse of hope an email from the school might give me and every morning I am greatly disappointed. Then I proceed to look at the message boards to see if anyone from the schools I applied to received an interview invite, if they did I repeat step one of the process and re-check my email for any sign of an invite. If people who are applying for schools that I didn’t apply to, like Cornell recieve an interview invite I secretly wish that I had applied to that school because THEN I would have heard back by now.

It is a serious problem it is affecting my relationship with others and my productivity at work. I admit I am powerless over interview decisions! The funny thing is according to the schools websites none of them are suppose to release interview invites until next week, so I am being super obsessive about it for no reason.

I had my interview for Tuck over a month ago so that is one school I won’t have to worry about, but waiting for the other schools to contact is causing me to age like 20 years overnight!

Just a recap I am waiting to hear from

Wharton

Yale

Fuqua

Tepper

Olin

Someone, please anyone email me.

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Recommendation Update 2

My supervisors have scheduled a meeting to make sure they aren’t duplicating comments on my recommendation. Have I mentioned I have the best bosses ever and the best job ever!

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School Visits

Next week is it, the big business school extravaganza travel adventure. $1,204 will take me to 4 (Kinda 5) schools with a stop off to visit my bestie in New York. I will be visiting:
-Fuqua
-Tuck
-Columbia
-Wharton
I will also be heading back to HBS…not because I’ve changed my mind, but because I will be looking at a student created tech company on behalf of my firm.
In an effort to keep all the school details straight I will be taking copious notes and hopefully sharing them on here.

GMAT UPDATE
Still studying. I learned a really great tip from the Beat the GMAT forum about going back to the problems you got wrong 2 days later and reviewing them again to make sure you really got the concept that has been the best tip ever!

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