A brief intermission & a B School Tally Entry

It is great to be back to the blogosphere, I was starting to get withdrawal symptoms. But things are quite lull ‘ed’ out here at the moment, aren’t they? I am sure everyone is working their butt off on GMAT prep and their applications.

A lot has happened since my last post. Exciting stuff, for the most part ! Work-wise things have been cra-aa-zzy (the good kinda crazy), our business so far has been bootstrapped, but with rapid expansion on the cards, the hunt for other avenues of funding has become imperative . So, over the past couple of months we’ve approached various angel investors to pitch our idea. A couple of leads went through to the second round of discussions, so my life of late, has become a frenzy of financials, business models and investor pitch presentations. It’s amazing how this experience has stretched my mind and given me feedback on the skills I need to hone, at business school of course. Great bits of content to inject into my essays.

Speaking of essays, I have started out with my admissions consultant. My immediate, Short-term and Long-term MBA goals have crystalized into something concrete, waiting to hear comments on that, at the same time I have gotten a couple of success, leadership and ‘why MBA now’ accounts to work with. 

The GMAT prep is going full swing. I will have a post specifically on my preparation strategy and material in another post. You won’t believe what’s keeping me motivated, it’s Facebook feeds and Instagrams from all my target schools. The class of 2016 is having it’s orientation and the social media is flooded with pictures of clam bakes (that’s right, a clambake dinner on the frickin’ beach – Yale SOM), barbecues, mock classes (Ross) and meets . I WANT to be doing those things next fall! LET’S DO THIS!

So, My business school Tally board is about 90% done with the completion of the ‘ROSS’ section. Michigan Ross is a school I connected with way back in November, 2013. Extremely friendly current students, they went out of their way to answer all my questions thoroughly. A fantastic school, Marketing and Social Enterprise have a special focus. My experience in the past few months with prepping for discussions and meetings with Angel Investors and VC’s has been an eye opener and has left me with a yearning  for an understanding of the dynamics of social Impact funding, I have been consciously looking for a ‘VC and Social Impact funding exposure’ feature in my target schools, – Kellogg, Stanford and Ross tick that box for me! 

Ross

Ross on the B school Tally Board. I am loving their new & improved website.                                                    http://michiganross.umich.edu/

Grantmeadmission and Texaswannabecali , guys CRUSH the GMAT ! Make me proud !! 😀

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8 thoughts on “A brief intermission & a B School Tally Entry

  1. I’m totally with you on the Instagram/Facebook feeds keeping me motivated! Looks like you’ve been making great progress with your applications. Also, on the work front, as a founder and an employee of a startup, I know how exciting and scary looking for investors can be. It’s a huge learning experience and also reinforces your faith in your idea. But perfect timing for this to happen since I’m sure you’ll be able to use a lot of this in your essays 😀

    When is your GMAT again? I forget. Also, I’m not sure if I can make it for the Yale information session 😦 super disappointed but hoping you’ll get me up to speed 😛

    • Either the 30 of September or the First week of October! I am not sure if I can make for the info session either 😦 I will try to squeeze it in. I’ll keep you posted on that.
      How are your apps coming along ?

  2. Ahh you are my new motivation for the MBA application balancing act!!! Everything with your company sounds extremely exciting, that’s definitely going to be some essay worthy material!! Keep up the GMAT prep and you are well on you way!!

    • Might as well get used to multi-tasking right? 😉 Business school is all about that! We are getting a huge advantage by juggling the GMAT, work AND the applications! 😛
      And thank you for the encouragement! 😀

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