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15 Jan 2007, 11:38
For school to start.

Things at work are fine mind you, but I'm completely disengaged - im on cruise control. Rather than proactively seek out areas that need work, I find myself thinking "screw it" and sitting back and relaxing instead. People ask me to do things, and I do them, but I do them with half the effort I used to put in. The quality is still better than average, but its not the stellar stuff I used to do. I'm just not engaged anymore. In short, my motivation has gone into the crapper.

Anyone else feel this way now that they have an admit under their belt?

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15 Jan 2007, 11:51
I don't have any admits yet but I am already thinking of how I should resign. Part of me is thinking about working even harder so that they will miss me that much more. But seriously...

Rhyme what are your deposit deadlines? I think it souds like you are 90% decided already tho... you seem totally stress free.

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15 Jan 2007, 13:07
fluffydot wrote:
I don't have any admits yet but I am already thinking of how I should resign. Part of me is thinking about working even harder so that they will miss me that much more. But seriously...

Rhyme what are your deposit deadlines? I think it souds like you are 90% decided already tho... you seem totally stress free.

End of March. I'm sort-of stress free. I waffle back and forth between Kellogg and Chicago and wonder how long I'm willing to wait on Kellogg and how long I'm not. Part of me feels that Kellogg is the better fit for me, and part of me feels that I'm splitting hairs.

I go back and forth as to what I would do if Kellogg accepted me and at what point I'm ready to "throw in the towel" and move on with the GSB. Part of me feels like I'm ready to go to the GSB - part of me feels like I should wait out Kellogg because maybe its the better choice for me.

Kellogg will be less demanding academically. For someone with my relatively weak academic history, this is a plus.
GSB has MUCH better facilities. MUCH.
Kellogg does not let PT recruit with FT (without written permission from their firms). GSB does (which means more competition for a job)
Kellogg is more team focused (which I like). GSB seems to have more traditional midterm/final exam setups (which I dislike)
GSB is likely better academically - in terms of pure learning
Kellogg is not as quantatative. GSB is, and it scares me
Kelloggs brand recognition in Europe is slightly less than GSB
I'm not interested in IB - so the GSBs core strenghts do not play to my favour, while Kellogg's broader General Management curriculum does, however this also means less competition for hte kinds of jobs I want at the GSB than I would have at Kellogg.
Kellogg discloses grades, GSB does not disclose grades which is a plus
I'm not a fan of Kellogg's "ambercrombie and fitch" feel
GSB is very "new" to me, theres an element of excitement and risk
Kellogg feels a little less "new" because I already know the school so well
I have no faculty connections at the GSB
I have faculty connections at Kellogg (could be beneficial for my job hunt?)
I lack alumni connections from Kellogg
I have alumni connections from the GSB
I have friends at Kellogg
I do not have friends at the GSB
GSB is better ranked (for now)
Kellogg has better recruiting scores (A+ vs A)
Kellogg has slightly higher starting salaries (by \$5,000)
GSB's flexible curriculum is pretty darn cool
Kellogg's curriculum is comparitively speaking far less flexible

Last edited by rhyme on 15 Jan 2007, 13:18, edited 1 time in total.

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15 Jan 2007, 13:07
I still have 2 months of waiting to do before getting any final decisions and I'm already completely uniterested. A few months ago, going back to school was the furthest thing from my mind, now however, I'm genuinely excited to go back. Although I used to love my job, I feel so detached now that I don't think I can continue in it even if I don't end up getting any admits.

Basically, in 2 months time, I may find myself switching from applying to B-school to applying for new employment.

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15 Jan 2007, 13:35
Motivation? Work? What is that?

rhyme, I think you have a great problem to contend with. IMO, can't go wrong with either school.

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15 Jan 2007, 13:43
even though I am R2 applicant for all my schools and hence about 3 months away from any decisions, I have already drafted my 'Adios Amigos' email.

Cant wait to push the send button on that sucker!

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15 Jan 2007, 13:49
Oh man, I can totally relate with you guys. With my Ross admit, I can't wait to leave work!

But, I'm in charge of a very crucial (for our client) project. My managers have a lot in stake with this, and they have given me a lot of trust and freedom in this project. Plus they wrote my recs for 6 schools!

So, for me to just be like See ya would be totally not cool on my part. Hopefully, by March or April the project will be stable enough so I can leave. Thats my plan for now...

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15 Jan 2007, 15:09
Rhyme, I think you just gotta do "what your heart tells you".
You can't compare each little detail like that... just absorb all the info and go with your gut.

I hope you choose Chicago cuz that is my #1 choice also. But then maybe I should hope you don't choose Chicago so there is 1 more spot for me in R2.

Btw, I just got my first admit this afternoon. My backup school in Toronto - Rotman. woohoo. feels great. But they want a \$2500 deposit within a month I doubt i will hear from any US schools by that time.... shit

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15 Jan 2007, 15:12
fluffydot wrote:
Rhyme, I think you just gotta do "what your heart tells you".
You can't compare each little detail like that... just absorb all the info and go with your gut.

I hope you choose Chicago cuz that is my #1 choice also. But then maybe I should hope you don't choose Chicago so there is 1 more spot for me in R2.

Btw, I just got my first admit this afternoon. My backup school in Toronto - Rotman. woohoo. feels great. But they want a \$2500 deposit within a month I doubt i will hear from any US schools by that time.... *deleted*

My gut is no help. My gut tells me GSB may be a better overall education but my gut tells me I'd probably enjoy Kellogg more. Those are two very conflicting things.

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15 Jan 2007, 18:39
Dont worry "Wait List" result might put an end to the dilemma

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15 Jan 2007, 20:06
rhyme,

What is ur background? What industry?

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15 Jan 2007, 20:37
Ozmba2006 wrote:
Dont worry "Wait List" result might put an end to the dilemma

LOL it might.

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15 Jan 2007, 20:39
Tajik4GMAT wrote:
rhyme,

What is ur background? What industry?

730 GMAT, ~3.0 GPA, ~6 years WE, mix of psuedo IT consulting (not developer, or tester or anything like that), and consulting in the financial services industry.

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16 Jan 2007, 06:22
can truely relate to this crap...i dont have a single admit and cant get myself to do anything at work.
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16 Jan 2007, 06:45
gmatmba wrote:
can truely relate to this crap...i dont have a single admit and cant get myself to do anything at work.

I'm right there with you. I guess I'm not the only one that checks several mba-sites for updates ever 2 minutes?

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16 Jan 2007, 07:37
Xeo78 wrote:
gmatmba wrote:
can truely relate to this crap...i dont have a single admit and cant get myself to do anything at work.

I'm right there with you. I guess I'm not the only one that checks several mba-sites for updates ever 2 minutes?

I'm at work and yet here i am on this site...

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16 Jan 2007, 07:40
rhyme wrote:
Xeo78 wrote:
gmatmba wrote:
can truely relate to this crap...i dont have a single admit and cant get myself to do anything at work.

I'm right there with you. I guess I'm not the only one that checks several mba-sites for updates ever 2 minutes?

I'm at work and yet here i am on this site...

I'm at work too. At least physically.

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16 Jan 2007, 07:47
Xeo78 wrote:
rhyme wrote:
Xeo78 wrote:
gmatmba wrote:
can truely relate to this crap...i dont have a single admit and cant get myself to do anything at work.

I'm right there with you. I guess I'm not the only one that checks several mba-sites for updates ever 2 minutes?

I'm at work and yet here i am on this site...

I'm at work too. At least physically.

My work has a firewall from hell, so I bring in my personal laptop, plug in my blackberry, and connect via it to browse. I bring up my email on my work's desktop screen, and periodically when the screensaver kicks in, I move my mouse. Other than that I spend my time browsing this site, checking Businessweek, chatting with some people on yahoo, and reading digg.com.

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16 Jan 2007, 07:48
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Me too.
Well, any other good sites or forum to search?
The problem is that I should also be doing my essays for Columbia... I'm kind of worried with LBS, it is my top school and I think I should have given it a bigger effort...
I will probably still apply to at least Columbia and Berkeley...
...and if I don't see any of these going my way, a few in the last round. Who cares, money is just that, money, isn't it? And another year doing my job will be painfull and won't help a little bit my chances to get into an MBA...

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16 Jan 2007, 08:06
antapple wrote:
Me too.
Well, any other good sites or forum to search?
The problem is that I should also be doing my essays for Columbia... I'm kind of worried with LBS, it is my top school and I think I should have given it a bigger effort...
I will probably still apply to at least Columbia and Berkeley...
...and if I don't see any of these going my way, a few in the last round. Who cares, money is just that, money, isn't it? And another year doing my job will be painfull and won't help a little bit my chances to get into an MBA...

although I like my job, this whole application process made me realize how young and relatively inexperienced I am and I should get out there and not be afraid to try new things, whether it's work related or things that I've always wanted to do, but never had enough determination or drive to start

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