Take Two Bskool

Making history... one application season at at time.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Vacation for the Mind

Never before have I compared blog posting to essay writing, yet I am compelled to do so today. On more than one occasion over the last two weeks, I have hovered above my laptop, banging out a sentence, deleting it, and banging out another. Ah, screw it, I think. I’ll post later.

The last month has been a mishmash of activity. Work continues to challenge my ability to maintain a positive attitude. A major problem is that my rate of learning has slowed tremendously over the last few years. Add in the usual office politics, the daily drudgery of the rat race and a lack of real vacation, and KAZAM!: you get one burnt-out dude.

Regarding vacation, I used most of my prior vacation time to study for the GMAT or write essays. Fortunately, I took action to rectify this. I requested and was granted the entire week of May 15 as vacation. I have no plans to travel. Instead, I will sleep in, hit the gym and peruse life in San Francisco for the non 9-5 crowd. By Friday of that week, I anticipate that I will be bored to tears. And thus, this will be a TRUE vacation for the mind.

On the b-school application readiness front, I am still enrolled in Stats. Things are progressing swimmingly -- I took the course as a college freshman, so much of the material is familiar. I also plan to complete an Accounting course this summer, thus adding (I hope) two A's in quantitative courses to my academic profile.
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Votes for Sale: Best of Blogging

That's right, kids. My Clear Admit "Best of Blogging" vote is for sale. I accept cash, check and barter.

*Chortle* *Titter* Hardy har har! Heh heh. Ahem. I'll be here all night, folks!

Ok, seriously -- I did complete and turn in my ballot yesterday. The competition was THICK. Though several bloggers have recently posted insightful application tips and tactics post-acceptance, there was a special place in my heart for those bloggers that gave a relatively candid play-by-play throughout the admissions process. Naturally, no blogger (myself included) revealed their entire hand of cards prior to final admissions decisions, but several of you were quite forthcoming and honest about yourselves in your pre-acceptance (or pre-denial) blog posts -- an approach that I consider quite admirable.

Finally, I do have one update to share about myself in my ongoing quest for MBA admission. I have enrolled in a Statistics class. I have a slightly lower quant score on my GMAT (73%), a respectable but not brag-worthy GPA (3.22), so a quant class or two on my transcript won't hurt me as I head into this fall's admissions process.
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Monday, April 10, 2006

ENTER the PUPSTAR

That's right, Pupstar is back! Did you miss me?

Rested? Check.
Resilient? Check.
Determined? Check.
Deluded? Possibly.
Inspiring? Time will tell.

My MBA blogging hiatus has been brief but sweet. Although I set aside the last few weekends to veg on the couch and catch up on sleep, I also spent considerable time mapping out a plan for my final attempt at business school admission. This year's applications ended in disaster, but I remain very confident about my chances to attend a top 10-15 institution. Future posts will outline a sampling of the multiple steps I am taking to strengthen and improve my candidacy in the next 4-5 months.

Like I tell my friends, and anyone who will listen: anything worth having is worth three attempts at attaining. Just ask my girlfriend how much convincing it took her to date me ;)
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