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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






Someone, please anyone email me.



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Business Schools’ Diversity Weekends Dates

Listing of Business Schools Diversity Weekend Dates
(if you know of any additional schools hosting diversity weekends please leave the information in the comments section)

Wharton (University of Pennsylvania)
Explore Wharton
September 22-Septmeber 23
* No application 🙂
For More information click here

University of Michigan (Ross)
UpClose 2011
September 30-October 1, 2011
Application Deadline:?
For More information click here

Ross Empowering Women
October 21, 2011
Application Deadline: ?

Cornell University
Johnson Means Business
October 27-29,2011
For more information click here

Carnegie Mellon University
Connections Weekend
October 28-30, 2011
For more information click here

Duke University (Fuqua)
2011 Duke MBA Weekend for Women
November 3-6, 2011
Application Deadline: October 3, 2011

2011 Duke MBA Workshop for Minority Applicants
November 17-20, 2011
Application Deadline: October 17, 2011
For More information click here

Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
Olin Preview Weekend
November 4-5, 2011
*No formal application
For More information click here

Indiana University (Kelly)
Kelly In Focus
November 4-6, 2011
Application Deadline: October 28, 2011
For More information click here

Yale (SOM)
Explore Diversity
November 6-November 7, 2011
Application Deadline: October 14, 2011 by 5:00pm EST
For More information click here

Emory (Goizeuta)
Inside Goizueta 2011
November 10-12, 2011
Application Deadline: November 4, 2011
For More information click here

Dartmouth (Tuck)
Tuck Diversity Conference
November 10-13, 2011
Application Deadline: October 14, 2011
For More information click here

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B-School Diversity Weekends

I am really interested in attending the various B-schools Diversity Weekends, or at least applying to attend. However,  the process for some of the schools seems almost b-school app equivalent. Isn’t the purpose of these weekends to find out whether or not the school is a good fit? If that is the case, how am I going to write an application about Why (Insert School name here)? BEFORE I have even visited! Who thinks that they should elimnate the Diversity Weekend application process? This would then give us more time to focus on our ACTUAL applications and studying for the GMAT.

SO, that being said I app boycotting all the Diversity Weekends that require me to answer that question and I may even take those schools off my potential schools list just because they had the audacity to ask me that question.

With that one important note, the Diversity Weekends I am hoping to attend are:

  • Yale (my first choice school)
  • Olin (no application!-AUTOMATIC Acceptance)
  • Emory
  • Wharton
  • Tuck
  • Ross (potentially)

I will keep you guys posted on my Diversity Weekend application progress. Anyone else planning to attend and Diversity Weekends? If so, which ones?

PS. If you know of any schools who just have an AMAZING Diversity Weekend let me know. Like if  a school is known for giving out little puppies as favors  (Bridesmaids) then I will so crash the event. I am not above doing that ya’ll, seriously.

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