Yeah folks - i am finally complete with one entire application packet. All four of Wharton's essays, the entire online application, self reported transcript - everything is done. Resume??? Nope - Wharton does not ask for a resume! "Why haven't you submitted?", you might ask, fully knowing what the answer would be. I need some private time with the essays :) But for now, i have pushed them aside and moved onto my Harvard application packet.
Speaking of HBS, i am almost complete there. The entire online application, self reported transcript and the two page resume are all ready. I am working on the essays now. These were the first set of essays i wrote and hence there are changes to be done in many places. I am also thinking about a bit of shuffling and changes in presentation. Things like moving something in "achievements" section to the "leadership" section, emphasizing factor X rather than factor Y in an achievement - things like that. I have worked on two of the six essays, so four more to go. Once that is done, my HBS packet will be ready too. Early next week, i am planning to finalize all these and submit my HBS and Wharton applications. One week before the official deadlines to try beat the traffic.
I am hoping to finish working on the Chicago essays also before the weekend begins. I have already finished a major portion of these essays, especially the huge 1500 word one is done :) So i am hoping i have very less to do here. So in all probability, i must be ready with W and H apps and Ch essays before the weekend begins. The weekend is to finish the remaining portion of Chicago (the online apps especially) and the entire Kellogg packet.
Now - off to the remaining HBS essays :)
PS: The holy month of Ramadan has begun today and with it the fasting. Ramadan Mubarak to all brothers and sisters! This one month has been a special time in my life for more than a decade now. This time around, I also have a secret plan to shed some more weight ;)