Dang, applying to business school can be tough on the emotions!!
Round 1 decisions aren’t all out yet, but a lot of schools have released by now, and it’s caused a lot of consternation — because yeah, getting rejected, or getting waitlisted, this is a tough thing to have happen.
You make it all the way to this point, which entails an incredible amount of very significant effort and time, and you have full expectations that those efforts are going to result in an admit — and then blammo. You’re turned away at that last stage, or put in the waiting room.
We know many of you are wondering what in heck happened?? All that work for nothing??
It can be really hard not to take it personally — and the up-and-down process can make you feel like you’ve been through a battle. Understandably, some BSers are not even sure they are up for another round of this type of emotional wringing.
Not getting in when you expected you would be, particularly if you made it to the interview stage on a school that does invite-only interviews, that can lead to some real second-guessing. What went wrong?
We talked last week about the possibility of making too much money to get into a full-time two year MBA program and today we’ll discuss the more commonly blamed phenomenon of being “too old” to get in.
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If you’re currently hurting from the sting of rejection and want to an objective take on where things may have gone sideways on one of your Round 1 applications, our Post Mortem Rejection Analysis can help demystify things. Or if you’ve been waitlisted and are interested in guidance on how to convert that to a success story, the Waitlist Assist package offers support through the coming months as you navigate the opportunities ahead.
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