Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The MBA Project: Application Sent!

Well, I've submitted my online application to USD.  As soon as my second recommender submits her part, it should all be in. Then there's nothing left but to wait.

If I make it past the review round, then the next step is an interview.  Hopefully I'll know one way or the other about that within the next couple of weeks.  In the meantime, I also signed up to go to an all-day campus event for admitted and prospective students this Saturday.

I've been thinking that if USD falls through, I'm going to be in quite a quandry because based on my research, there's nowhere else locally that I'd want to go to school. I ruled out UCSD and SDSU. There's California State University San Marcos, but...meh....it's not what I'm looking for.  (Not much notoriety in that program.) If I don't get into USD, I'm going to apply to ERASMUS Rotterdam. I mean, what the hell? I won't have much to lose at that point and they don't start their next intake until January 2012, so the timing would still be ok.  My perception is that it's an even tougher school, so I'd probably have a snowball's chance if I couldn't even get into USD, but I'll give it a go anyway.  The urge to take flight to parts unknown has not completely gone away...it's just been tempered with logic and reason for the time being...

And on that note, only 88 days until Euro Trip 2011!  There's a reasonable chance that during Week 2 I'll get to visit an old high school friend in the Netherlands where she lives with her fiance.  I wonder if I could shoehorn a visit to Rotterdam in there somehow...

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I literally only have one piece left to do for my application, and I haven't done it.  It's the final essay, one that focuses on a current topic in business today.  It's the kind of thing I can bang out in an hour, and yet I'm dragging my feet.  I did my FAFSA like 6 weeks ago, sent for transcripts, got at least 1 recommendation letter in (the second is hopefully going to complete it this weekend), finally got my personal statement essay and resume ironed out with the help of some friends and family...and yet here I am doing everything but the final piece.  I honestly couldn't tell you why it's taken me this long because I really want this whole application over with already.  I wanted to be sending this in three weeks ago.  And let's not forget that I would have to do an interview too, so even after it all gets sent in, it's still not done.

This procrastingating business has really got to stop if I'm going to survive an MBA program on top of a full time job.