Hey all. Hope you are holding up well as round one interview invites have moved into full swing. I know I have been on edge the past few days, waiting for my phone to light up with mail from my target schools. I feel like Ron Burgundy in a glass case of emotion. A few weeks back, I received an interview invite and was on cloud 9. This week, however, was a rollercoaster – one invite and one ding.
Earlier this week, I received an interview invite from Johnson! I was amazed that I got an offer – I was preparing for the worst. Johnson changed my status from “Submitted” to “Under Review” almost a full month ago. Browsing the forums (which, by the way is proven detrimental to an applicant’s health – do not do it), I saw many people that got their invite after a few days, up to 2 weeks. When I crossed 4 weeks, I figured I was sunk. Was it because I never visited Johnson? Was it because I only submitted my application without ever talking to admissions or setting foot on campus? Then, as one of my good friends asked me how I was holding up on gchat, the activity prompted my phone to refresh my inbox and I received my invite. I was in the middle of responding that I was hanging in there, when I switched the screen to see the invite. My response was similar to that of Ron Burgundy when someone switched the script on him; I garbled out something incoherent, and nonsensical. I quickly explained the situation and went to go figure out how to schedule the interview!
Bad news second; Wharton doesn’t like me. I was expecting this, for the most part. I held out a tiny bit of hope, but after several waves and no news on my end, I figured I was destined for a ding. Wharton was definitely a reach school for me, so I do not feel too upset about it. I do, however, feel upset that I spent hours of work on essays and $265 for them to kick me to the curb with a form letter. Such is life, and it is time to move on. I removed all my updates from BTG and gmatclub for the school, spread bad rumors about them, and even unfollowed them on twitter because that’s how I roll. (Just kidding, Wharton is a great school – I am just a bit sore right now)
So that is it – two invitations for interview, two self-initiated interviews, one ding, and one TBD. I do not know what to expect from Darden; it is my understanding that they can invite me to interview up to the deadline in late December, so I guess it is time to wait. It is not like I don’t have things to do – two interviews in two weeks means I should get off of here, and focus on my prep. With that, I’ll leave you with one final gif – I like to think this is how the admissions people extend their interviews to me.