Remember what I said about not sacrificing my social obligations for b-school anymore?Â Wellâ€¦
To be honest, things have been better.Â I do get out more and donâ€™t always feel like a hermit.Â But I still find myself in the middle of the library in front of a laptop most nights of the week.Â I had the wrong impression of what post GMAT life would be.Â And when I see other students studying beside me, I think to myself, â€œIâ€™m working this hard so I can do MORE of this during my first semester at b-school.â€Â Yes, we MBA candidates are an interesting bunch.
I finished the first draft of my Haas essays this week and sent it to my review team.Â Itâ€™s great to know other MBAs, especially ones that went to the school youâ€™re applying to.Â The Haas essays are unique because of the 250 word count limit of the short answer questions.Â I felt those were the most difficult because I couldnâ€™t allocate words to actual â€œwritingâ€ and was spending more of my time just being concise and making a point.Â Iâ€™m not going to win a literary award for any of my essays, but hopefully my ideas and my candidacy came through.
Iâ€™ve switched from Google Docs over to Word.Â I know, I know, Google Docs is the future and MS Word is evil.Â But the problem is Google Docs is still pretty clunky, thereâ€™s no grammar check, and it takes longer to get a word count.Â When I pasted my Google Doc back into Word format, I was surprised at the number of grammar errors I missed.
Iâ€™m finding it harder and harder to make updates to the blog because I feel like Iâ€™m cheating on my essays.Â I use up all my creative energy to try and inject some personality and creativity into my writing.Â My blog just gets is whateverâ€™s left in the tank.
Below is my progress thus far.Â Iâ€™ve got almost everything done for Haas but I still need to do my resume.Â Iâ€™ve started doing research and drafting essays for a couple of the other ones.Â This first application was actually not that bad.Â However, come January, I face a gauntlet of Round 2 deadlines.