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Ok guys - aside from, you know, getting a life again...how exactly have you handled the stress of waiting to hear from these schools? I can't seem to keep myself from logging in "just to check" with alarming frequency. And I realize that this is nuts, given that I've JUST filed most of my R2s. Aaaargh... _________________
Ok guys - aside from, you know, getting a life again...how exactly have you handled the stress of waiting to hear from these schools? I can't seem to keep myself from logging in "just to check" with alarming frequency. And I realize that this is nuts, given that I've JUST filed most of my R2s. Aaaargh...
When I was waiting for my decision, I basically would give myself goals to avoid checking my status every second of every day. At first it was just, wait 2 days before you check again. Then it was a week. Then it was wait until after Thanksgiving. (I sent in my app on October 31st). Then I was going to wait until mid December, which would have been 6 weeks after submitting my app, but I heard, surprisingly before I checked again. I guess this little idea of setting a goal to discipline myself helped keep me from worrying, and it turned out to be unexpected when I heard about my acceptance. Good luck with the wait, it will be over soon enough, then you'll wonder what else to do. _________________
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I scheduled a 3 week vacation to another continent after I submitted. Then holiday shopping and all that travel stuff kept my mind off it. Also, spending too much time on this forum keeps you away from the status checks _________________
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My Kellogg admit was totally out of the blue, it came right after I got back from thanksgiving. The night before I got the call I told my wife that I heard Kellogg was starting to make calls, she laughed and said give it until closer to christmas before you freak out. Bang next day I got in...
Chicago, knew the day and time so that was easy didnt really worry about it...especially since I had K in hand.
MIT, seriously most days I forget to check my email that I used for apps. I never use it, cant check it at work, and when I get home just doesnt pop into my mind. Thats just for an interview, which they are still sending out I guess. _________________
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I almost never check. I only check just to be sure that some nefarious spam filter didn't eat an interview invite.
I have gotten back to life again. I have read two books since I finished R2, I am going to the gym with my wife every day again, I have seen more of my friends in the last couple of weeks than in the previous 3 months. It's been pretty nice. I'm also working a ton and I am running some pretty challenging projects (with ridiculous due dates that we are amazingly going to meet).
Not that I am not anxious to get invites, but I also figure it will be a little bit for my R2 schools yet, so I am pretty calm.
For my first app (CMU), I was very anxious and checked e-mail several times a day. After getting the bad news (WL), I no longer feel an anxiety to check the status for other apps I submitted...probably a sense of pessimism has crept in...which may be good in a way....I divert my mind away from the applications a lot these days and people around me (home and work) like it as I have something other than B-school apps to talk about. _________________
I was running a tax program -- record-breaking year with only half or two-thirds the staff I was supposed to have....I think I was too busy to worry....until I got that ding from Yale...then I employed the patented-by-Scarlett-O'Hara, perfected-by-AAu forget-it-till-tomorrow-cause-tomorrow's-another-day anxiety-reducing catch-all management system. D-Day came in no time.
Well I beat the stress by reading about other people's stress on gmatclub.com. I know this sounds very superficial but at least it is comforting to know that you are not the only hyper stressed mba applicant out there.
Check out this awesome article about Anderson on Poets Quants, http://poetsandquants.com/2015/01/02/uclas-anderson-school-morphs-into-a-friendly-tech-hub/ . Anderson is a great place! Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I...