How does it Feel?
Business school applicants received their admission decisions to much fanfare and expectation. Ecstasy beyond belief or earth-shattering disappointment are just part of the aura of the b-school admissions process. Whether you consider yourself a winner or loser, the bottom line is it is not what happens to you that matters, but what you do with what happens to you that matters. Your life is what you make of it. Can you progress through both success and obstacles? Because it is likely you will fail many, many times before you reach success. Obstacles and the corollary, opportunities are a function of life. You just need to see them, create them, and take advantage of them. I have a friend that got into NYU Stern School of Business. Rejected from Columbia Business School (CBS), her top choice, she deferred NYU Stern for a year and re-applied to CBS. She got into Columbia the following cycle. Now that is conviction and perseverance!
Will you let failure define you or will you let your vision, work ethic and resilience? But, what if you are waitlisted at your top choice. What can you do? What should you do?
The most important things for you to do include:
If you got on the Waitlist at your Top Choice, what can you do to earn that coveted acceptance letter?
1. First and foremost, concentrate on being positive and enthusiastic, never annoying when corresponding with the admissions committee. The probability of coming off the waitlist varies. The more selective the school, the tougher it is and the lower the probability.
Rebecca Joseph: Don’t Wait to Get off a College Waitlist; HuffPost
Jordan Friedman: How to Get Admitted off a College Waitlist: 6 Steps for Success; US News
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