Mailing Lists, Mentors, and E-vites
We put so much energy into this entire process.
- GMAT (check)
- Essays (check)
- Recommendations (check)
- Interviews (check)
Which hopefully leads to an admit. (Check)
*You let your breath out.* With the congratulatory letter in your hand, all of a sudden you're wondering, "Is my work really over now? Has all the fun ended? Could all this work become just this single piece of paper??"
No. It's only the beginning.
Before, I would find myself staring at an empty inbox, furiously clicking the "Refresh" button in hopes of school application updates. Now - I've never seen so much mail in my life.
"Hello! My name is AAA. I'm so excited!! -AAA"
"Hi, I look forward to meeting everyone at school ZZZ!! -BBB"
"Sending hugs and kisses to all of you, my new buddies!! -CCC"
If this were a popularity contest, the e-mails do a good job in making you feel special. "(squeeks) You want to be best friends with little ol' me from the bay?? No way! Wow."
The student & alumni mentors have been great with answering questions.
I will be your mentor. I’ve attached a picture of me and my wife (and my baby, my dog, my mother, my lover, my...).
If you have any questions about the school (or the attached picture), please feel free to contact me.
And let's not forget all the parties.
"Get drunk with Dean EEE when she visits your town! Available one night only!"
"Come join school YYY at Admit Weekend where you can start building relationships and make love (not war) with your future business partners!"
Choices, choices... hmm...
On a serious note: It's been a difficult ride, yet fun. :-)
P.S. Thanks to Clear Admit for the BoB nomination. Really appreciate your organization going out of your way to hold contests for us - who are blogging, when we really should be working. :-P Just don't tell my manager. *wink*