Application #8: Pride and/or celebration

Completing my interviews, and submitting the “Post-Interview Reflection” for Harvard, effectively marked the end of my MBA application process. Nothing else was left to affect my chances! In the following days, I felt both energized and drained at the same time. The waiting game started, and I set myself into “zen mode”. I looked back at the incredible amount of work I was able to add to my already busy life, and felt immensely proud of it. At the same, I prepared myself to accept any outcome.  [Side note: how you should interpret this series of posts on the application process.]

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The winner is…

Stanford! End of the dilemma. I have been lucky enough to be admitted to both Harvard and Stanford MBA programs, and the choice has often felt impossible in the last few months. Thanks to Harvard for the truly humbling interest, but after spending a few days in both schools at admit weekends, I clearly realized where my future path lies. And here is a little story from my past to explain it.

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