We’re always thrilled when a Brave Supplicant we know makes it into a school of their dreams.
We’re even more thrilled when they stay in touch with us as they actually go to bschool, and share news of their subsequent successes along the way.
We got a report from one such former BSer last fall and we’re happy to be able to share it with you today:
Hello Essay Snark,
Apologies for the severely delayed reply to both of your emails.
I am going to start working full-time at McKinsey.
It just seems so long ago when I first started reading your blog (about 3.5 years). MBA has been such a crazy wonderful journey… it has been truly a transformative journey. All the cliches happened to me and some more. I made some best friends, organised the largest conference at [this school] (Diversity Conference), chaired a few clubs not because I have to (like during undergrad) but because I was really passionate about leading those clubs… and finally, traveled to 6 continents while I was at [this school] (went to Antarctica earlier this year.. it was surreal).
Immersing oneself at an MBA school (especially at schools such as [this school]), is once in a lifetime opportunity that not many people can get. And you work towards helping aspiring kids like me get into that journey. Keep up the great work.. and thank you for helping me 3 years back!
I thought I ll leave you with a picture of my parents and me at graduation. My parents never went to school or college, so it was a special moment for them to come from a village in India and see their son get an Ivy League degree.
The graduation picture was a wonderful touch! Thank you, proud graduate, for sharing that!
It’s also pretty effing awesome to get a report of a BSer who took advantage of the opportunities, who dove in and made big contributions to their school, and who actually is doing the things that they said they would do when they wrote those essays.
We took the liberty of pulling out this graduate’s admissions essays that we reviewed for them, and were floored with what we read:
[Bschool’s] learning team model will provide me an incredible opportunity to share my ideas and perspectives with a diverse group of successful peers from different industries, functions and geographies. Having lived in India, Singapore, Germany and United Kingdom and having travelled to more than 35 countries, I will bring to [Bschool] a truly global perspective. I will play a significant role in ensuring my team member’s distinctive abilities come to the forefront, to create a tremendous learning experience for the group. At [Bschool], I will leverage my trekking experience in Swedish Lapland (200 km north of Arctic circle) to facilitate the Antarctica trip in 2015.
That’s just one example where they had told the adcom what they intended to do at bschool – and clearly, they meant it! Pretty cool stuff.
To this and all other former BSers who may wander back around these parts: Your successes are so exciting to hear about! Thank you for sharing the news and keeping EssaySnark inspired through your achievements in the world.