I know, long time no see… but July has been a very busy month: studying for the GMAT, writing essays and all dose days on-call at the hospital.
Good news is I have almost finished my MIT application. Of course there is one last essay that I have to polish, and I have somethings still to complete on the online application form, but the hardest part of the job is done.
It has been as difficult a process as I had been told. Difficult in that it´s a lot of effort and time that you have to put in to finally come with a satisfactory, compelling essay… let alone three. First you have to fin the time, then try to remain focused when you are hearing all those people outside having fun around the pool, try to think of the stories you want to tell and how… My first draft of an essay was a complete disaster, in conclusion. But with practice comes improvement. Bottom line, it requires some dedication.
I have almost completed my first two essays for MIT and, even better, according to my recommenders, LORs are close to be ready too, so it seems I will meet the september 23rd deadline. Now I have to decide what to do for the optional essay/presentation/video. I want to take my time before deciding what to do and what “format” to use, because I would really like for it to stand out, or at the very least, being something that is not so typical. That kind of freedom is both exciting and daunting.
With MIT so advanced, I plan to move to Tuck´s application this week, since I would like to have it “almost ready” also by the third week of the month. I like to think that the process will be smoother this time, with the experience I have already gained.
Then, of course, I have to balance everything so I can get some quality time to keep preparing the GMAT. I will tell you how it goes on a different post, when I have alreayd taken the first prep exam.
Enjoy your summer…those of you who are not applying to BSchool!