It has been so so … so long! I had almost forgotten about this blog. After sharing my GMAT and MBA application journey and reveling at a Kellogg admit, I couldn’t wait to chronicle life as an MBA student in Evanston. But fate, it seems, had other plans.
In parallel to my application, I had been pushing for a transfer within my company. And as luck would have it, I got a transfer letter and an admit letter at around the same time. So I thought hard and decided to give one more shot to a career in engineering, packed my bags and moved to USA. The decision turned out to be pretty awesome in hindsight – I got to work with a great team, learn a lot about American culture, meet long lost friends, backpack around South America, drive down from Portland to San Diego and generally have a great time! Although content with where I currently am, I see a glass ceiling above me.
I am happiest learning different things, facing newer challenges and pushing myself to the limits. Great as my career is right now, I do not see myself going too far down the current path. An MBA on the other hand promises to open paths towards other interests and a world full of things to discover. That allure is too great for me to overcome a second time and hence I have decided to finally join the Kellogg School of Management this fall.
While I am still wrapping my head around being a student again (no salary … aaaaaah), I believe this decision is for the best in the long run. I also hope that I will be able to carry on with this blog and provide an insight into the life of an international student at Kellogg.
I would cover my DAK visit, interaction with Kellogg students/alumni and the admission formalities in my next few posts.
P.S. : A special shout out to ak2012 from gmatclub who reminded me about blogging again 🙂