Let there be light
Today is Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. As a gift I have two interview invites, one from ISB and the other from Ross.
ISB’s on 4th, while I need to schedule the one with Ross. To say that I’m excited would be understating how glad I’m feeling now. 2 schools so far read my essays, went through my application, and decided that I fit the bill for the interview. I know it ain’t easy for ISB, ppl with stellar profiles have managed to evade its adcom’s eyes before. As for Ross, its beginning to grow upon me like A R Rahman’s music; not as melodious at first, but refreshingly good for the ears and soul upon subsequent hearings.
I expect ISB’s interview to be the toughest. ISB becomes the natural choice for me as its the only affordable mba left as of now 🙂 , that I’d like to be a part of. ISB’s results would be out by 20th November, and I hope I make it! More on ISB after my interview.
Ross. Its beginning to give a direct competition to Kellogg, my top choice. Aren’t both schools a lot different when it comes to the right fit? I think they are. But so are the facets of our personalities. We aren’t always what we think we are. Again, more on this when the dust settles down!
Ross gives me the option for an alum interview or a telephonic one. I’d like to go for a telephonic interview cos I’d like to interview directly with the adcom than an alum. Unless a telephonic interview is also conducted by alums!! Guys, any suggestions on which is a wiser option, interviewing with the adcom or an alum, supposing that both happen over the telephone ?
As for Kellogg, my interviewer is waiting anxiously to meet me at 2pm on the coming Monday. He waves at me and gives an encouraging smile the moment he sees me, treats me like a VIP, offers me some snacks and tea. We have a great discussion, since after all, Kellogg is my future and his past! I’ve asked him more about his experience than he’s had the chance to interview me, and suddenly he looks at his watch and exclaims that its already over 2 hours!! He offers to get me escorted to the airport for my flight in his brand new car, and wishes me good luck. His last words that I remember are that he wished he could go back to school with me, but I’d have to enjoy my stay at Kellogg without him!
Some dreams may or may not come true. But its important to keep believing in them.
Good luck to fellow applicants. May the adcom’s blessings be on all of us.