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# This waiting is killing me.

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24 Oct 2008, 06:40
I'm going crazy ... my productivity at work has gone down and I'm sleep deprived
I can't stop thinking about my essays, what I wrote, the examples I used and starting to think I did it all wrong!! This is so frustrating!!

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24 Oct 2008, 06:59
yeah, I'm totally stressed. on here constantly. Not doing anything at work. I'm always looking out the window checking bird patterns and cloud patterns to see if they reveal the secrets of the future. I'm tempted to go review some entrails but my coworkers might puke so I'm trying to restrain the urge.

To make matters worse, my girlfriend only knows about it through me really, and I was like "I think I'll be competative at Cornell and Tuck if I write good essays" but now one of her friends is dating a guy who heard from cornell a coupple days ago about an interview so she's totally freaking out

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26 Oct 2009, 23:48
perhaps this thread may be useful to some of you.

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27 Oct 2009, 00:47
Having a phone with push email prevents a lot of excessive email checking...
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27 Oct 2009, 16:54
Great thread. It's amazing to me how this whole process is playing out ... two months ago I was certain that once I got the GMAT out of the way it would be so much easier. Then I started essays and realized how hard they were ... and found myself thinking that once I get the essays done things will be so much easier. Then I submitted a few apps and started this absolutely dreadful waiting game ... thinking it will be so much easier once I get some interview invites. Then so much easier once I just get an acceptance ... Ahh, it just never ends...

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27 Oct 2009, 17:17
And everything takes on new meaning... I'm sitting here watching "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" to clear my mind and the girl says, "There were two lists, Charlie Brown. One was to invite, and one was not to invite. You must have been put on the wrong list."

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27 Oct 2009, 18:14
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NickTW wrote:
Ahh, it just never ends...

And then you get an acceptance
and then you worry about the money
and then you worry you wont manage the workload
and then you worry you dont know what you want to do
and then you worry you picked the wrong school
and then you start school and you worry you picked the wrong classes
and then you worry you missed a recruiting dinner
and then you worry about every cover letter you write, realizing each one is basically just as bad as an MBA application
and then you worry you had a typo
and then you really worry that you haven't made a closed list
and then you worry that you wont interview well
and then you worry that you wont be able to do a case
and then you worry that the math might trip you up
and then you worry that you have a midterm the same week as you have four other interviews
and then you worry that if this internship plan doesnt pan out, you are dead
and then you worry you didnt get a 2nd round
and then you worry you did, but you called a day later than everyone else
and then you worry the 2nd round has three interviews
and then you worry one of them is with the CFO
and then you worry you wont make it
and then you worry you should have gone to law school
and then you worry the offer wont be good anyway
and then you worry you maybe still dont know what you want to do
and then you worry about that midterm again
and then you worry if you should have accepted it or that other internship offer
and then you worry you wont get a full time offer
and then you worry 2nd year recruiting is worse
and then the 2nd year starts
and you do it again.

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27 Oct 2009, 20:23
this needs to be stickied

rhyme wrote:
NickTW wrote:
Ahh, it just never ends...

And then you get an acceptance
and then you worry about the money
and then you worry you wont manage the workload
and then you worry you dont know what you want to do
and then you worry you picked the wrong school
and then you start school and you worry you picked the wrong classes
and then you worry you missed a recruiting dinner
and then you worry about every cover letter you write, realizing each one is basically just as bad as an MBA application
and then you worry you had a typo
and then you really worry that you haven't made a closed list
and then you worry that you wont interview well
and then you worry that you wont be able to do a case
and then you worry that the math might trip you up
and then you worry that you have a midterm the same week as you have four other interviews
and then you worry that if this internship plan doesnt pan out, you are dead
and then you worry you didnt get a 2nd round
and then you worry you did, but you called a day later than everyone else
and then you worry the 2nd round has three interviews
and then you worry one of them is with the CFO
and then you worry you wont make it
and then you worry you should have gone to law school
and then you worry the offer wont be good anyway
and then you worry you maybe still dont know what you want to do
and then you worry about that midterm again
and then you worry if you should have accepted it or that other internship offer
and then you worry you wont get a full time offer
and then you worry 2nd year recruiting is worse
and then the 2nd year starts
and you do it again.

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28 Oct 2009, 13:05
I quit! lol

rhyme wrote:
NickTW wrote:
Ahh, it just never ends...

And then you get an acceptance
and then you worry about the money
and then you worry you wont manage the workload
and then you worry you dont know what you want to do
and then you worry you picked the wrong school
and then you start school and you worry you picked the wrong classes
and then you worry you missed a recruiting dinner
and then you worry about every cover letter you write, realizing each one is basically just as bad as an MBA application
and then you worry you had a typo
and then you really worry that you haven't made a closed list
and then you worry that you wont interview well
and then you worry that you wont be able to do a case
and then you worry that the math might trip you up
and then you worry that you have a midterm the same week as you have four other interviews
and then you worry that if this internship plan doesnt pan out, you are dead
and then you worry you didnt get a 2nd round
and then you worry you did, but you called a day later than everyone else
and then you worry the 2nd round has three interviews
and then you worry one of them is with the CFO
and then you worry you wont make it
and then you worry you should have gone to law school
and then you worry the offer wont be good anyway
and then you worry you maybe still dont know what you want to do
and then you worry about that midterm again
and then you worry if you should have accepted it or that other internship offer
and then you worry you wont get a full time offer
and then you worry 2nd year recruiting is worse
and then the 2nd year starts
and you do it again.

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28 Oct 2009, 17:46
Classic response ... It's a wonder they scam thousands of otherwise intelligent, thoughtful people into this every single year. And then have the audacity to charge us a small fortune for it!

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28 Oct 2009, 17:48
I found it somewhat cathartic answering this. It cracked a grin!

- LSMBA

Last edited by lsmba on 29 Oct 2009, 09:09, edited 2 times in total.

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28 Oct 2009, 17:59
rhyme wrote:
NickTW wrote:
Ahh, it just never ends...

And then you get an acceptance
and then you worry about the money
and then you worry you wont manage the workload
and then you worry you dont know what you want to do
and then you worry you picked the wrong school
and then you start school and you worry you picked the wrong classes
and then you worry you missed a recruiting dinner
and then you worry about every cover letter you write, realizing each one is basically just as bad as an MBA application
and then you worry you had a typo
and then you really worry that you haven't made a closed list
and then you worry that you wont interview well
and then you worry that you wont be able to do a case
and then you worry that the math might trip you up
and then you worry that you have a midterm the same week as you have four other interviews
and then you worry that if this internship plan doesnt pan out, you are dead
and then you worry you didnt get a 2nd round
and then you worry you did, but you called a day later than everyone else
and then you worry the 2nd round has three interviews
and then you worry one of them is with the CFO
and then you worry you wont make it
and then you worry you should have gone to law school
and then you worry the offer wont be good anyway
and then you worry you maybe still dont know what you want to do
and then you worry about that midterm again
and then you worry if you should have accepted it or that other internship offer
and then you worry you wont get a full time offer
and then you worry 2nd year recruiting is worse
and then the 2nd year starts
and you do it again.

I think it's only fair to qualify this with "and then you get a super cool 9-5 job and all is well".
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28 Oct 2009, 18:10
Yeah seriously... we've all spent the last few months writing about why we want an MBA, why from school X, y and Z, and imagining the much greener grass in business school. Now I see this and I'm beginning to wonder if I deluded myself into thinking this would be a good idea. I should write an essay "why not mba, why not today, and what about not having an mba will help you achieve your goals" just so I can make decisions from an unbiased perspective.

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28 Oct 2009, 18:27
jankynoname wrote:
Yeah seriously... we've all spent the last few months writing about why we want an MBA, why from school X, y and Z, and imagining the much greener grass in business school. Now I see this and I'm beginning to wonder if I deluded myself into thinking this would be a good idea. I should write an essay "why not mba, why not today, and what about not having an mba will help you achieve your goals" just so I can make decisions from an unbiased perspective.

... MBA != requirement to have an idea, convince people of its value, and make it a reality. It is a very nice thing to have on your resume tho.

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29 Oct 2009, 06:59
Rhyme is bang on the money. You will worry about all kinds of crap. Pressure comes from the strangest places. If I can find it, I will post up an interview schedule I had with a Fortune 500 company, which was set up a few months ago (FT position).

To summarize, it was 9am-6pm and met with three people on the board, finishing up with the CEO. The killer blow was when they told me a charcoal suit, white shirt and purple tie was not quite as conservative as they like to do things.
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29 Oct 2009, 08:04
Did anyone get the Chicago Booth admission chat email? My heart skipped a beat when I first saw it. Then it skipped another beat when I realized what the email was.

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29 Oct 2009, 08:07
Same here.

<Playlist Now> Backstreet Boys: "Quit playing games with my heart" </Playlist Now>

billyjeans wrote:
Did anyone get the Chicago Booth admission chat email? My heart skipped a beat when I first saw it. Then it skipped another beat when I realized what the email was.

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29 Oct 2009, 08:35
Same here.

<Playlist Now> Backstreet Boys: "Quit playing games with my heart" </Playlist Now>

billyjeans wrote:
Did anyone get the Chicago Booth admission chat email? My heart skipped a beat when I first saw it. Then it skipped another beat when I realized what the email was.

I got that email just as I was logging on to check my status with Booth. I think I need a new pair of pants.

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29 Oct 2009, 09:00
billyjeans wrote:
Did anyone get the Chicago Booth admission chat email? My heart skipped a beat when I first saw it. Then it skipped another beat when I realized what the email was.

Same here... that was kinda weak.

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