Author Archives: justship

50 Days of Summer

It’s been exactly 50 days since I decided not to go to business school and, as usual, I can’t believe how quickly time seems to fly by. It’s been a whirlwind of different activities – a bit of this, a bit of … Continue reading

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Moving Forward Without an MBA or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace My Decision

So… I decided not to attend business school this fall. At various times during the application process, it seemed more likely than not that I would enroll. However, in recent weeks, I came to the conclusion that the better choice … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here

Just wanted to drop a quick line for those who are still interested in my business school journey. From an admissions standpoint, nothing has changed since my last update: I’m still admitted to one school and waitlisted at another. But, … Continue reading

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So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance

Today, Chicago Booth emailed to inform me that I was being kept on the waitlist. The email wasn’t a surprise, since Round 3 and previously waitlisted applicants that were admitted were called yesterday and I didn’t receive a phone call … Continue reading

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20,000 Miles Later

With the busy portion of the 2010-2011 application season now in the past, giving way to its plodding end, there hasn’t been much to update on the business school front. Instead, I went on vacation for a few weeks and … Continue reading

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Preview Weekend at NYU Stern

This past weekend, I attended NYU Stern’s admitted student weekend. Unlike most other schools it seems, NYU Stern held a combined admitted student weekend for both Round 1 and Round 2 admitted applicants, instead of a separate weekend for each. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School

I recently finished Ahead of the Curve, a real-life account of the author’s two years at Harvard Business School. As I hoped, the book contains a thoughtful, honest and seemingly balanced assessment of the merits of attending business school and its … Continue reading

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