Monday, February 27, 2012

My First Admit!

Well my first admission decision came through last week and I was ACCEPTED to Johnson (Cornell)!!!!! I can finally breathe. I received the called at 11:56 am and was on a high all week long.... Part 1 of Cornell down but since I applied to a dual degree I'm still waiting on the ILR school.  Even though I'm still waiting, it's a great feeling to know that I could be attending Cornell this fall. Good luck to those who are wrapping up their interviews and awaiting their admission decision.



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ross Interview

Last week I went back to Michigan for Ross's Consortium Interview Day and  BBSA Conference. Attending these events made me fall in love all over again.  I love my alma mater and knew that going there but after spending the two days at Ross, it was that butterfly type of love feeling( corny I know but it happened). Here's what went down.

I arrived for the consortium interview day and networked with some of the prospective students while we waited for the events to begin. It's interesting to see folks that I saw at school XYZ at Michigan.  It's such a small world. When the program started Jon Fuller and Soojin Kwon Koh opened up with their remarks and they both were really funny. I  feel like being funny and having a personality is the #1 criteria to be apart of the Ross community. I've never laughed so much during a school's interview events. After the opening remarks was the interview. All the bschool forums were right, the interview was like a conversation. One interview question I really like was " Looking ahead 2 years from now what would make you say I'm glad I went to Ross?"

After the interview we had the building tour, current student panel, and career services discussion. After the career services chat the consortium interview day was done and the Alfred L. Edwards 36th Annual BBSA Conference began later on that night then continue on Saturday. The BBSA conference was GREAT! Amazing speakers and panel sessions. I'll highlight a few things that I enjoyed during the conference.

  1. The Multicultural marketing panel. The panel participants were so passionate and engaged that it was an unforgettable panel.  The moderator, Professor Christie Nordhielm came with it. She asked such thought provoking question and really shaped the discussion.  After this panel I almost* wanted to switch to marketing.
  2. Ralph Gilles & Ralph Johnson. Both keynote speakers gave a wonderful look back on how they got to where they are today and also provided great advice.
  3. Reuniting with a current Ross student who taught me how to program during my freshman year of undergrad. (small world)
Overall I had a great weekend at Ross. Now I have to sit back and wait on the decision.



    Monday, February 6, 2012

    Motown - January Updates

    The Waiting Game....


    January was a huge waiting period. I spent most of the month relaxing, getting back to my "real life" as I waited to hopefully hear back from schools that wanted to interview me. Every time a school I applied to emailed me...I was so jumpy!! In my downtime, I did begin to plan my summer and also slowly prepped for interviews. This mostly meant reading/skimming some books, the news and watching a few movies that relate to my long term goals and interests. I’ve also got to focus on some of my personal/social life too…which got muted in the midst of this application process.

    As far as MLT, a new professional development side is about to start. In December I got a new coach and it will focus on tips and strategies to obtain an internship/fulltime position. I'm still not 100% sure what I'm going to do this summer, outside of travel. I know I want to work...I just need to determine if I want a traditional pre-MBA internship or volunteer. I'm leaning towards volunteering at a few non-profits.

    Lastly, I got two interview invites so far!!!! I'm excited but really it makes this process just seem so real! Anyhow, my relaxation period is officially over....back to work!

    Hope everyone else had time to relax!


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