Red October  

Posted by Dino Gane-Palmer né Ganesarajah in , ,

 
Everywhere you look, things are turning red. You may think it's because of the Autumn / Fall season. But it's actually nature's way of signaling 'danger', get your ass into gear - your applications are due this month.

I've had a horror story this week. I went to submit my HBS application last night. It was late, and I was tired. I was physically tired, but also tired of this whole arduous process. I checked everything on my application and was was about to bid it farewell. But then I got a phone call and got distracted. In the end, I did not submit. I got into work today and decided to print the application out and read it through during lunch hour. You'll not believe it, but I had uploaded the same essay for two different questions. AAARGH! What would they have thought if they had got that?! Needless to say, the shock has set me back and I will be taking a few more days to fret over this one.

As a 2001 graduate, based on their stats, I'm not sure I will get into HBS. I wonder if it is my mind unconsciously wreaking my application. It is telling that MIT ask for number of years of work experience on matriculation, whereas HBS ask for number of months.

BTW, in London things don't turn red in Autumn. They just turn cold, wither away and die.

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I'm a 2004 grad, so I'm at a slightly different point on the curve, but I feel your pain. I worried when I saw that graph, too, although in both our cases there are a few admits.

I'm glad you caught your essay mistake -- I can only imagine how it would have felt to submit with that kind of mistake. I noticed a few really dumb errors on my Kellogg app today before submitting. That's frustrating, to work on an app for months and find elementary mistakes at the end.

Hope your apps go well! I am 3/4 of the way done with R1 apps.

13 October 2008 at 07:02

I'm a 2004 grad, so I'm at a slightly different point on the curve, but I feel your pain. I worried when I saw that graph, too, although in both our cases there are a few admits.

I'm glad you caught your essay mistake -- I can only imagine how it would have felt to submit with that kind of mistake. I noticed a few really dumb errors on my Kellogg app today before submitting. That's frustrating, to work on an app for months and find elementary mistakes at the end.

Hope your apps go well! I am 3/4 of the way done with R1 apps.

13 October 2008 at 07:02

Hey Vitaly. In terms of graduation year, I reckon you don't have as much to worry about as me!

You know, going around the blogs... it is amazing how many people are applying to HBS.

Good luck!

13 October 2008 at 19:46

Hey Vitaly. In terms of graduation year, I reckon you don't have as much to worry about as me!

You know, going around the blogs... it is amazing how many people are applying to HBS.

Good luck!

13 October 2008 at 19:46

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