Friday, June 17

Gearing up again

I have almost recovered from the setbacks and disappointments of last year's application season debacle. I am feeling enthusiastic again about applying to some top b-schools. I gave a deep thought to my application strategy and summarized it as:

1. Apply only to top 10 b-schools -- i don't think its gonna change {i know its very risky but can't just help it...}

2. Colloquial language-- BIG NO --has to change...i was too colloquial.. --> will be a lot more structured and formal while approaching the essays

3. My goals were too narrow -- i was specific but too narrow -- will be specific but will show some flexibility..won't be too rigid this time

4. Failed to highlight my extra currics and achievements outside the professional domain -- Will have to show a multi-dimensional facet...

Tied up real bad in a critical project so that leaves very little time for blogging...but will try to share timely updates on my apps...

8 comments:

Sirius Black said...

Best of luck..
I m another traveler in the same boat.
Indian Re app who will not settle with Avg. :)

KT said...

good to hear from u :)...which all colleges u re applying to?

Tanmay said...

wish you best of luck!!

pyarapopat said...

Interesting observations from last year ... I intended to use informal language in my essays this time ... thought it would be a nice way to stand out ... do you have any reasons to believe that the tone of your essays were not well received by the adcoms ?

KT said...

@popat -- nice name :) .. most of the b-school students told me that its a sin to be colloquial in ur essays..we are applying to B-SCHOOLS :) .. no matter what they say..be formal...you can stand out even by using formal language...

rest is upto you...but from my own experience i would suggest that refrain from using informal language...which all schools are you applying to??

all da best :)

pyarapopat said...

KT ... thanks for the update ... And here I was feeling I was doing well on my essays ... will need to completely revamp some of them :( ... I am applying to Wharton, Kellogg, Michigan and Tepper ... have my own mba blog too - http://pyarapopat.wordpress.com
Do check it out :)

KT said...

JUST checked ur blog...nice work and nice list of schools :) ..once again all da best

Arindam said...

Agree with your aim for Top 10 B Schools only. I am in your boat as well - Indian but living in Canada and re-applying to top 10 school business schools only. Which schools are you looking at?