Walking the walk. Talking the talk.  

Posted by Dino Gane-Palmer né Ganesarajah in , ,

I've started going to work wearing a secret costume on underneath. The extra layer really helps in this cold weather we're having. (c).

With the end of my job in sight and business school beckoning – I fully expected my motivation at work to wane. I expected I would be distracted by the life that lies ahead. I've heard from past MBA applicants that this kind of demotivation is typical at this stage of the process and I expected to be susceptible to it. Yet... none of this expectation has materialized. Instead, I've become more motivated at work.

I put it down to this: I feel like I'm representing Kellogg in everything I do. Everybody now knows I've been admitted and hardly anyone around here goes to business school, let alone a top US business school. I feel motivated to make a really strong impression in the last 6 or 7 months I'm here, just so people will have no doubt: "that Kellogg place really does take on the best". I sometimes think to myself, "how would a world class Kellogg grad do this?"... and as cheesy as it sounds, it does edge me on a little bit further. I'm now working longer hours and more concentrated at work than ever before. It sucks, really - it's distracting me from getting my pre-school prep done, e.g. registering, booking flights/accommodation etc and everything else for DAK.

In the meanwhile, I did get a chance to join the Facebook group for admitted Kellogg students. It seems a little more active than the discussion board on the Kellogg welcome site, though only a little more active. The people on there seem varied and interesting: an Italian, a guy from General Motors, a bunch of Ivy school grads, consultants from every consulting shop, a museum person, at least one person with a kid ... it goes on. There are 46 people on there so far. I wonder if any of them have found their Kellogg super-suit too.

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8 comments

Champion Fishball  

Hey hey, just curious, how many people at on Kellogg's facebook group are there now? :P

i'm on the waitlist and am trying to gauge where I stand...

btw. I think your blog layout, is nice. :)

20 April 2009 at 09:49
Champion Fishball  

Hey hey, just curious, how many people at on Kellogg's facebook group are there now? :P

i'm on the waitlist and am trying to gauge where I stand...

btw. I think your blog layout, is nice. :)

20 April 2009 at 09:49
Champion Fishball  

Hey hey, just curious, how many people at on Kellogg's facebook group are there now? :P

i'm on the waitlist and am trying to gauge where I stand...

btw. I think your blog layout, is nice. :)

20 April 2009 at 09:49
Champion Fishball  

Hey hey, just curious, how many people at on Kellogg's facebook group are there now? :P

i'm on the waitlist and am trying to gauge where I stand...

btw. I think your blog layout, is nice. :)

20 April 2009 at 09:49

241. Don't think everyone admitted has joined, so probably not a goo way to gauge it. Good luck!

20 April 2009 at 10:23

241. Don't think everyone admitted has joined, so probably not a goo way to gauge it. Good luck!

20 April 2009 at 10:23
Champion Fishball  

thanks :)

20 April 2009 at 10:32
Champion Fishball  

thanks :)

20 April 2009 at 10:32

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