I was so caught up in my excitement over the Kellogg interview invite that I forgot to do an update on my Anderson app. I managed to submit the application for R1 just in the nick of time (a few hours before the deadline). Hmm, I see a trend emerging here. Note to self: Work on submitting applications atleast a few days before the deadline. I know that’s not much better, but oh well. 😀
The great thing about Anderson is that the more I read up about the school and talk to current students, the more I fall in love with it! It’s such a great school, and of course – location! Of the 3 schools I’ve applied to so far in R1, UCLA Anderson is the app I’m most happy with. I’ve met a lot of people who questioned if Anderson could really “get to know the applicant” with just one question, but I think the 750-word limit really allowed me to tell my story in a way that made sense (hopefully!). With Anderson complete, I’m done with all my R1 applications.
Just last week, after submitting my app, I spoke to 2 more current students from Anderson. I feel like I’d really get along well with the UCLA bunch. I’m super excited and I really hope I get an interview invite from them. I did get a mail from the adcom saying that my application is being considered for R1 and that they expect to send out the bulk of their interview invites in mid-December, so I guess all I have to do is wait.
Meanwhile, I was really considering applying to Tuck (Nov. 5th) or Stern (Nov 15th) – but work has been crazy, and I wanted to spend some time preparing for the Kellogg interview (also I really needed a break!). Kellogg on Nov. 7th will be my very first business school interview – EVER. So I’m a little nervous! I’ll do a separate post on my prep for the interview process. Good luck to everyone – some who are preparing for interviews, some who are dealing with dings (you are all such awesome people! Stay strong) and others who are yet to tackle the GMAT. I’m sure you’ll all do great – and I love reading about all your experiences. Keep sharing!