The process had started in February with an initial realization for the need to make a decision about my career and where it is headed. I looked at the possibility of an MBA to carve out a different career path. Then came the information gathering about the MBA, then the GMAT, followed by introspection and a parallel research of schools. So here we are 6 months down the road with a 760 in GMAT, a 3 school list sorted out and essay topics thoroughly thought over.
As I approach the September 1 deadline I had set for myself to start working on the online applications of schools, I can feel the excitement building. Somewhere along the road the MBA admission process stopped being a boring exercise and has become a exhilarating journey of self-discovery and possibilities. I have given ample thought to stuff I will write about, have lined up my recommenders, sorted out my transcripts, talked to current students and alumni and done everything I could possibly do to give myself the best chance of achieving my target.
I wish all my fellow applicants the best of luck as we grapple with the admission process and the essays for the next couple of months. 🙂