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Rossed and Whartoned !

October 1, 2008

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!

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 2, 2008 1:15 am

    Congrats on submitting the apps!

  2. October 2, 2008 4:23 am

    All the best. 🙂

  3. ahembeea permalink*
    October 2, 2008 7:04 am

    Matt, Ph – thank you!! Ph – I am honored by your visit 🙂

  4. missionmba permalink
    October 2, 2008 7:23 am

    You’re rocking ahembeaa!! Your systematic approach doesn’t ;eave adcom with many uptions..
    Now get ready for a flurry of interview calls!!! 🙂

  5. October 5, 2008 11:11 am

    all the best!… and i hope to type a “Whartoned” on my blog in a couple of days 🙂

  6. October 6, 2008 3:47 pm

    Hey dude…

    Congrats on the successful submissions…hope u get interview calls for all of them!

  7. October 7, 2008 12:15 am

    thnx for the encouraging words. Best of luck for all ur apps.

  8. ahembeea permalink*
    October 7, 2008 1:02 am

    Mission – ur school list keeps changing, and understandably so. The fin crisis is already beginning to hit us out here.

    Pramod – go for it soon!

    Ashwanth – thx. We’ll know very soon!

  9. anon permalink
    October 10, 2008 9:40 pm

    how did you upload transcripts for ross? for us indians, we have more than 9 pages of transcripts. are they fitting in a single document after scanning?

  10. ahembeea permalink*
    October 10, 2008 10:16 pm

    Anon – Don’t you have a single consolidated transcript? I don’t think more than 3-4 pages will fit in the prescribed size limit.

  11. anon permalink
    October 12, 2008 3:41 am

    Thanks for getting back. I uploaded all the pages into one document. Ross app did not allow me to enter percentages? How did you go about it?

  12. ahembeea permalink*
    October 12, 2008 10:07 am

    I went about it in the same way as u did – I didn’t enter the %age! I think thats ok for Ross as it only allowed GPA figures. Atb to u for Ross n other apps!

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