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MemberSeptember 22, 2021 at 7:22 am
Maj. Carmel Young, an Army Reserve officer who unsuccessfully applied to six prestigious B-schools in one year, acknowledges that getting turned down by multiple MBA programs was upsetting.
“I don’t really know how to explain the feeling of being denied across the board like this,” Young, the lead editor for WheelieGreat.com, a website about biking, wrote in an email. “To sum it up, it sucked. I was extremely angry and disappointed for a long time. However, after some self-reflection, I realized what my weaknesses were and put a plan of action in place to address them.”
Young had a eureka moment when she realized that, although her military background and score of 760 on the Graduate Management Admission Test were pluses in the admissions process, they might not be enough by themselves to outweigh a B average in college and a lack of compelling personal success stories. So she decided to increase her professional credentials and pursue more challenging military projects.
“Since then, I have taken (and passed) the CFA Level I exam,” Young says, referring to the Chartered Financial Analyst test for investment managers. “But more importantly, I deployed overseas for a year. That gave me a lot of valuable experiences and perspectives that I was able to draw upon when re-doing my CV, writing my essays, and doing interviews.”
When Young applied to B-school for the second time, she was admitted to the Yale School of Management with a partial scholarship which, when combined with her military benefits, meant she could get a full ride to B-school.
“The best advice I could give someone in a similar spot,” she says, “is to identify and address your weaknesses, be patient, and possibly reassess your career goals and which tier of schools you’re competitive for.”
MemberSeptember 24, 2021 at 5:10 pm
That means experiences proved great help for him.
MemberSeptember 25, 2021 at 6:11 pm
Its true that you should not deviate from your goal because trying again will lead you to it some day.
MemberSeptember 26, 2021 at 4:40 am
It depends that if the thing you are trying is really worth it.