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All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 16:39
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Now that GMATs and applications are done for most people looking at Fall 2012 matriculation, how are you spending your newly regained free time?

..aside from staring at our emails waiting for an interview invite, refreshing application websites waiting for the status to change, or stalking last years threads to figure out the timing of interview invites and admissions results :)

I'll start-
1) I've been taking my dog out more
2) I started going to the gym again
3) I'm looking at joining a rowing club again
4) I've been cooking instead of ordering out
5) Spending more time at work
6) Contemplating adding another school or two in R3
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 16:53
Training for marathon #5. Bayshore 2012 in Traverse City Michigan. It's on!
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 18:27
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Training for marathon #5. Bayshore 2012 in Traverse City Michigan. It's on!


Nice! I'm training for 1/2 marathon #5 and Full marathon #2. Not to mention probably 100 5ks in the spring.
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 18:52
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Training for marathon #5. Bayshore 2012 in Traverse City Michigan. It's on!


Nice! I'm training for 1/2 marathon #5 and Full marathon #2. Not to mention probably 100 5ks in the spring.


If my foot heals, I am doing half-marathon #2 in April before I turn into a full-time voluntourist for two months.
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 18:56
I actually ran marathon #1 the day before one of my admissions interviews. I wouldn't recommend this.

Trying to walk up 3 sets of stairs with my interviewer without falling over/passing out was not fun.
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 24 Jan 2012, 21:27
Lots of respect for all you marathoners. Takes a lot of physical and mental stamina to pull that off.
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 08:23
Sitting for CPA and CMA examinations. Someone shoot me now...
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 09:50
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Sitting for CPA and CMA examinations. Someone shoot me now...


haha masochism much?
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 09:55
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haha masochism much?


lol, but a marathon sounds worse! so much worse.
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 10:21
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haha masochism much?


lol, but a marathon sounds worse! so much worse.


Marathon training = skinny jeans. Nothing better than that!
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 10:31
What I'm doing....

1) Working Out
2) Naps
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 10:45
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What I'm doing....

1) Working Out
2) Naps


Nap time!! I am all about nap time. Actually I didn't stop napping while working on apps. I can't function at all without naps.
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 25 Jan 2012, 11:23
I went to bed at 4pm this past weekend... definitely all caught up on sleep again. Now to find new things to lose sleep over...
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2012, 08:24
Strangely I find myself missing the "writing essay" part! Staying up till 5am without sleeping to rush the essays and redoing them 20-30 times! Now I am completely burnt out by work and I almost miss it!!
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2012, 07:48
going scuba diving....and then long naps...

While napping, I dream of essays - especially why MBA.
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2012, 11:10
I have been up all night (US west coast) watching the australian open. It's quite fun actually though I find myself logging into my applications every few hours to look for a change of status :roll:
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 27 Jan 2012, 14:47
I definitely lightened up a bit and started watching TV again, or wasting time online or with friends, the bar, etc. But after about a month of that I've started to focus again on what's ahead. Some things I am currently/planning on doing are:

+Submitting taxes ASAP so I can start FAFSA
+FAFSA app
+Purchase Accounting study book to prepare for and test out of basic Accounting core class (replace with elective)
+Researching pre-MBA internships opportunities (they do exist)
+Taking free classes on entrepreneurship through Stanford's program (www[dot]uncollege[dot]org/archives/1441). Note - you don't have to be a student at Stanford or anywhere to enroll
+Watching free lectures on other topics of interest (www[dot]academicearth[dot]org - Justice lectures are very interesting)

Sorry if this last bit is a damper to the intention of the thread...I'll go out with this: tonight I plan to get stinking drunk and and worry about tomorrow when it comes. :-D
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 09:00
MikeBolton wrote:
I definitely lightened up a bit and started watching TV again, or wasting time online or with friends, the bar, etc. But after about a month of that I've started to focus again on what's ahead. Some things I am currently/planning on doing are:

+Submitting taxes ASAP so I can start FAFSA
+FAFSA app
+Purchase Accounting study book to prepare for and test out of basic Accounting core class (replace with elective)
+Researching pre-MBA internships opportunities (they do exist)
+Taking free classes on entrepreneurship through Stanford's program (www[dot]uncollege[dot]org/archives/1441). Note - you don't have to be a student at Stanford or anywhere to enroll
+Watching free lectures on other topics of interest (www[dot]academicearth[dot]org - Justice lectures are very interesting)

Sorry if this last bit is a damper to the intention of the thread...I'll go out with this: tonight I plan to get stinking drunk and and worry about tomorrow when it comes. :-D



what are you doing to research pre-mba internships? i have found a couple programs, but not many. Most are for diversity groups that I dont apply for.

have you found any programs that are more open?
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 09:35
(1) Hitting the gym mercilessly. Trying to get swole before school starts. :)
(2) Informational interviews - Trying to meet up with people in various function/sectors to get a taste of different jobs and roles.
(3) I was looking around for pre-MBA internship but nothing good has turned up so far.
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(4) Relaxing with a book and some wine in the night.
(5) Going out with friends more!
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Re: All this free time: how are you spending it? [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2012, 10:10
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MikeBolton wrote:
I definitely lightened up a bit and started watching TV again, or wasting time online or with friends, the bar, etc. But after about a month of that I've started to focus again on what's ahead. Some things I am currently/planning on doing are:

+Submitting taxes ASAP so I can start FAFSA
+FAFSA app
+Purchase Accounting study book to prepare for and test out of basic Accounting core class (replace with elective)
+Researching pre-MBA internships opportunities (they do exist)
+Taking free classes on entrepreneurship through Stanford's program (www[dot]uncollege[dot]org/archives/1441). Note - you don't have to be a student at Stanford or anywhere to enroll
+Watching free lectures on other topics of interest (www[dot]academicearth[dot]org - Justice lectures are very interesting)

Sorry if this last bit is a damper to the intention of the thread...I'll go out with this: tonight I plan to get stinking drunk and and worry about tomorrow when it comes. :-D



what are you doing to research pre-mba internships? i have found a couple programs, but not many. Most are for diversity groups that I dont apply for.

have you found any programs that are more open?


One place to try is: http://www.fastweb.com/content/job_search

Besides that, individual effort is probably the best bet. I plan on narrowing down my field of interest, researching some companies, attending events to network, and trying to weasel into an internship before classes start in August. Pre-MBA internships aren't easy to find, but the most valuable opportunities rarely are.
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