MIT no more
The long story: I’ve been working on my Wharton app since the end of August, and I am still midway through the fourth and final essay. I never expected the whole essay writing process to take so long, and it has seriously taken a whole lot out of me. Especially with a punishing work schedule, the wedding, and the apartment. I have been tempted several times already to just put all my eggs in one basket and submit Wharton and only Wharton. Essay writing sucks. Period.
Fortunately the rational part of my brain realizes the suicidal nature of this plan and I have to send out my other applications just in case. Well not quite. I really want to go to Tuck, and I would just as happy if Wharton dinged me but I get admitted to Tuck, so I definitely have to get that out (just over 30 days left…). Chicago also gives me a good vibe with the flexibility in its curriculum. But MIT was pretty much never a good fit to begin with. The two things that attracted me were brand name and location. But I really don't think I would enjoy slogging through the quant intensive curriculum (I already went through 4 years of engineering hell during college so I know). Who wants to pay 120k and be miserable? And given that I’ve discovered how horrible I am at writing essays, I’ve decided to alleviate some of my pain and bid my Sloan hopes farewell.
That’s it. Hopefully I get into one of the remaining three, so I won’t mope and think: if only I’d applied to Sloan…