Rossed and Whartoned !
Submitted Ross yesterday night, and Wharton just a few minutes back. Feels so good !! So light, so relieved, so free! Every submission is preceded by the same feeling – a ‘what if’ I haven’t … ? Anyways, its all done for now.
Ross’ essays on hindsight turned out to be fine. I really liked the fact that I had written Kellogg first, which asks you to go on and on (as long as you can play around with the font to fit everything in 2 pages). Abbreviating them for Ross wasn’t so tough. All my essays have the exact max. number of allowed words! In retrospect, the multi disciplinary problem essay turned out to be much better than I had thought it would be. So overall, happy with Ross’ essays. The focus is really on action. When you have to cut over 1000 words to fit a 500 word essay, you won’t do away with action, would you? You would rather do away with all the fluff !! 🙂
Wharton was the coolest when it came to essays. Having written most of it for other schools helped a lot, and Wharton doesn’t really go out of its way to pose a mind bending essay question like some other schools do. It does give you a lot of room for all sorts of information in its form like hobbies, activities, job descriptions etc. You can just go on and on and create another big essay out of it!
Like people, each school seems to have a personality of its own. Wharton, Ross, Kellogg, Tuck, others, are not the same person. If you were to meet Ross and Kellogg in person (not a person from Ross/Kellogg, but Ross/Kellog themselves! You need to imagine a bit), I’m sure as an applicant you would be able to tell one from the other. That makes for an interesting post I would like to write later in the days to come!
All the very best to other applicants. Submitting the application is one of the few high points that this process gifts you. The best one is saved for the last!