Sometimes we get a request for a profile review from a Brave Supplicant — or we review some drafts submitted for our Essay Decimator service — or we look through a full set of application assets sent in for a Sanity Check …
And it doesn’t look so good.
And we do our best to communicate that back to the BSer. We try to say it politely — “This doesn’t appear to be a competitive pitch” or “Compared to other candidates this isn’t going to be strong enough” or whatever. On the inside, we’re saying to ourselves, It’s not gonna happen at this school buddy and You really need to adjust expectations.
We hope the message gets communicated, and the Brave Supplicant switches strategies and goes for a more realistic bschool target. Or they scrap everything they’d done before and start over with a vengeance, and really LISTEN to the feedback offered, and INCORPORATE it into a brand new set of materials (which is always possible, and which sometimes – rarely – people pull off with great aplomb, and impress us mightily!).
But then we get back another set of essays, or we get a follow-up email from the BSer in question, and we read through and our heart sinks.
Apparently this is the world they live in.
Some things make us very sad.