So I guess Iâ€™m going to Anderson.
As D-Day part two approached, I refused to make a big deal about this decision.Â I didnâ€™t stay up at night thinking about it.Â I wasnâ€™t checking my email every five minutes like I did last time.Â I didnâ€™t create any â€œpositive imageryâ€ and in fact had a lot of â€œnegative imageryâ€ in my head, to potentially help blunt a negative outcome.Â And while the build-up to the decision was completely different this time around, my result was exactly the same.Â
The wording of the decision was slightly different: Â the letter said Iâ€™m a great, talented candidateâ€¦ yada yada yadaâ€¦ and that the class of 2013 was alreadyÂ full. Â The school said they would distribute another â€œfinalâ€ decision on or before July 18th (which basically means on July 18th).Â Problem is, I plan to give notice at work about a month before that.
At the end of the day, regardless of how formal the email, the school just doesnâ€™t want me that badly.Â And I need to move on.Â There are a slew of things I need to get started on, including and not limited to:
- Reaching out to Career Services and charting out an initial career path
- Studying / preparing to waive accounting courses
- Finalizing my housing plans / getting a roommate
- Preparing for an international trip this summer
- Ramping down my activities at work
I really can’t sacrifice my career progress for what is now essentially a crap shoot.
Congratulations to all of you who did get off the waitlist.Â As for me, it seems that Wharton and I were not meant to be.Â Iâ€™m starting to see the writing on the wall and I canâ€™t deny it anymore.Â Sitting on a waitlist is painful torture, but after this point, any pain I suffer is self-inflicted.Â Iâ€™ll probably pull myself off the summer waitlist soon, but Iâ€™ll definitely consult my friends / recommenders before doing so.