Most business schools do not give feedback to applicants on why they rejected their app. However, some cool schools do – and if you’re going to reapply there, we have some (seemingly basic but apparently not) advice for what to do with it.
Today we’ll also mention what we always thought was obvious and standard, but again, we keep getting surprised.
If an adcom person at some school takes the time to meet with you in person or on the phone, you really might want to, like, send them a thank-you note.
This is more in the category of “how to live life in the world as a decent person” than anything to do with bschool admissions. And yet, doing something as simple as a thank-you to someone who did something for you can be a rare event in our modern world.
Before we start going off on THAT, we’ll just remind you that manners matter (another tip: if you sign up for a school event, you should go to that school event or have the courtesy of canceling), and no, you won’t be accepted or rejected on the basis of a thank-you note – but you might be remembered.
And that can be a very nice thing.