This week we’re discussing the real-world situation of the Brave Supplicant who tried for an MBA but did not have success getting in. This is not so much about planning a reapplicant strategy, though that isn’t at odds with this either. This is about, hmmm, things didn’t go as planned, and sitting here in middle…
It may seem like everyone but you has been accepted to bschool this year, but it’s not true. There have been lots of disappointments. You’re not the only one. Everyone crows about their successes but many who don’t make it go very quiet about everything so you can sometimes feel like you’re the only one…
Can you believe we’re halfway through the Fall already?!??
Can you believe that Round 1 is this far along???
Can you believe that it was way back in July that we first heard from our intrepid Brave Supplicant who’s sharing his story with us?????
Nope, we can’t either!
Here’s an update on app strategy, approach, and (yay!!) progress made so far for our reapplicant friend!
If you missed his first episode, you can check it out here.
Episode 2: Progress in Round 1!!
Disclaimer: The content produced for this series was provided as a contribution to the EssaySnark blahg in exchange for free EssaySnark consulting services. The BSer created this report on his own. All opinion, advice, and ideas are his — though we recognize quite a bit of our own coaching advice coming through!!! 😉 For anyone new to this process who wants to learn the strongest techniques for presenting yourself in your essays as he has described, we’d suggest looking into our App Accelerators for guidance. We also have to caution against submitting to that many schools if this is your first season of apps and especially if Round 2 is your first round. However, we have to commend him on the approach to school research!! EVERYONE can benefit from that.
Last season we had a slew of Round 2 BSers who were reapplying to bschool. No problem with that, plenty of schools are very open to reapplicants. The problem occurred with the essays. In multiple cases, these applicants hit us up for help really really late – like, less than a week before their deadline….
We’ve had the honor this season of being trusted to advise and support a number of reapplicants in their renewed attempts at getting into the schools that they are excited about. One such trying-again BSer we’ve known for several years now, and partly because of that long-term relationship and partly because we’ve gotten to know this person, and admire him, and know that he can share something others can benefit from, we extended an invitation for him to share his journey here on the blahg.
We also figured a new format might be a nice change of pace.
So, here is the first installment in our Future Success Story for the 2017 season!
Episode 1: What happened last year, and gearing up as a reapplicant
If any of you have questions for him, you’re invited to post in the comments.
We’re looking forward to following along with his journey through Round 1!
Disclaimer: The content produced for this series was provided as a contribution to the EssaySnark blahg in exchange for free EssaySnark consulting services. EssaySnark offered some ideas of what to present, however the BSer created this on his own. All opinion, advice, and ideas are his own (though obviously we believe he has good ones, or we wouldn’t have invited him to share!).
We recently issued an invite to any BSer we worked with previously who’s looking at becoming a reapplicant this year to tell us of their plans so that we could give some input into the situation. It’s a little sad how many BSers came out of the woodwork; last season was really challenging for many…
If you’re just starting the process of applying to bschool for the first time, this post is not for you. Today we’re mostly talking to those who are either still on the waitlist, or who will be reapplicants, and who will be informing the adcom about an updated GMAT score either in a waitlist update…