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1 - 4 month mark: share your rants, raves and war stories

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Rave:
1) I love the people. Everyone is super impressive and down to earth. I'm really glad I chose a school that favored high social skills, since I've heard horror stories from other M7's.
2) Location is great. I went to a big city undergrad school and no one really developed a deep bond with their school. I love the small town feel of Kellogg. Every weekend people are going to hang out with Kellogg students, which definitely builds deep bonds. And Chicago is a 20 minute Uber away, so we can go there if things get boring
3) I love the culture. Between KWEST, CIM, and sections they do a great job to ensure everyone has a group of friends. I've very extroverted, but even introverts are easily able to find friendships
4) Everything is so much cheaper than NYC, and free food is easy to find. The bars are cheap, and even though I party every night, I'm actually UNDER budget.
5) People party a lot here, which I enjoy.

Rants:
1) Everyone is sick all the time. We flew off the exotic locations and then were stuffed together for orientation, while not sleeping and drinking every night...definitely has created some superbugs.
2) More homework than I expected. I wouldn't say it's hard, but more time intensive than I thought. I will say that, even though I'm busier than I thought I would be, I enjoy it a lot (Something that wasn't true when I was working).


To follow up...after recruiting season and the core classes, homework/busyness drastically decreases. I have a ton of free time now, even though I'm in multiple leadership positions, and go out with friends 4-5 nights week.

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I think this thread deserves to be more active than it is currently. Current students, where are you?
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Day 2 at school. Everyone looks so accomplished. Dude, that's sooo intimidating. But in the short while (before school) that I spent with other students, I found that a lot of them have similar fears. Schools apparently are aware of this. At least Ross is, this I know for sure. The entire (say lengthy) orientation is designed so that we get to know each other and to kick our fears off.
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Day 2 at school. Everyone looks so accomplished. Dude, that's sooo intimidating. But in the short while (before school) that I spent with other students, I found that a lot of them have similar fears. Schools apparently are aware of this. At least Ross is, this I know for sure. The entire (say lengthy) orientation is designed so that we get to know each other and to kick our fears off.
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Wow. Thanks a lot Neo. Keep us up to date.
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Day 2 at school. Everyone looks so accomplished. Dude, that's sooo intimidating. But in the short while (before school) that I spent with other students, I found that a lot of them have similar fears. Schools apparently are aware of this. At least Ross is, this I know for sure. The entire (say lengthy) orientation is designed so that we get to know each other and to kick our fears off.
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Thanks neo656!!

Looking forward to read stories of MBAreapplicant84, DefyingGravity, whiplash2411, bml1105, dcMBA2014, Ward2012, MacFauz, farhanc85, Andiamo and others.
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I guess I'll chime in here now that I'm coming up on a month soon.

Ditto to what neo656 said. It's definitely intimidating being around so many accomplished and impressive people. But at the same time you need to remind yourself that these people are now your peers and that someone somewhere thought that you were qualified enough to be added to this group :)

Here's a quick couple of things that I've noticed since being here:
  • I am extremely busy. I am definitely way busier than I thought I would be. However, it is definitely manageable as long as you manage your time well. I was fortunate enough to exempt out of one of the more work heavy classes, but there's still a lot of things going on. So far I've tried to make it seem more manageable by treating the entire thing like I did my job and maintaining similar hours. So far it has worked out ok, but I know a large group project will be coming up and I'm sure that will throw a big wrench into things.
  • I know that many people have said this time and time again but I'll emphasize it again. FOMO is real... There is just so much going on all of the time, you need to very quickly start deciding what's more important to you and what you can go without.
  • It's b-school and everyone is an overachiever in some way and anxious. I've been incredibly anxious about practicing cases and prepping for recruiting, but the students, staff, and faculty here have been fairly good at keeping that side of me at bay.

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I guess I'll chime in here now that I'm coming up on a month soon.

Ditto to what neo656 said. It's definitely intimidating being around so many accomplished and impressive people. But at the same time you need to remind yourself that these people are now your peers and that someone somewhere thought that you were qualified enough to be added to this group :)

Here's a quick couple of things that I've noticed since being here:
  • I am extremely busy. I am definitely way busy than I thought I would be. However, it is definitely manageable as long as you manage your time well. I was fortunate enough to exempt out of one of the more work heavy classes, but there's still a lot of things going on. So far I've tried to make it seem more manageable by treating the entire thing like I did my job and maintaining similar hours. So far it has worked out ok, but I know a large group project will be coming up and I'm sure that will throw a big wrench into things.
  • I know that many people have said this time and time again but I'll emphasize it again. FOMO is real... There is just so much going on all of the time, you need to very quickly start deciding what's more important to you and what you can go without.
  • It's b-school and everyone is an overachiever in some way and anxious. I've been incredibly anxious about practicing cases and prepping for recruiting, but the students, staff, and faculty here have been fairly good at keeping that side of me at bay.

That's it for now!! :-D



Great perspective. Thanks Dtse86. Looking forward to new posts by you. :-D
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Bumping this as we come into 2016-would love to hear your updates as i prepare to matriculate in the fall!

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Bumping this again in hopes any of you current students have the time to share your thoughts!

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Yeah, I think that's how it's coming down for me in b-school, which is kinda of funny. Most people think I'm really intense, a little crazy, and a total type a. But throw me in with a bunch of b-schoolers, and I come off a bit differently.

AAu's guide to applying b-school:
Come up with places you like. Don't worry about the rankings. You'll get to where you need to go.
Shoot off a bunch of essays in 4 weeks. Recycle as much material as possible.
Don't worry about visiting, etc. You know what you need - you'll get the info from the web.
Don't practice for interviews. Read one of those books and make notes in the margins. You know who you are.
Above all, don't do a NPV calculation.
Life's a journey. It's about so much more than money.

AAu's guide to being in b-school:

Do well in some classes. Don't worry about a few. Ace a few too.
Recruiting's all well and good, but don't let it stress you out.
Schoozing to get by is lame. If you like someone, reach out to them.
There are lots of jobs out there. You'll get one.
Embrace the hard stuff. If it weren't hard, it wouldn't be worth it.
Make friends. With the i-bankers, the marketers, the int'ls, and anyone else.
Above all, love your section.


Thank you aaudetat
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