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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Buying More Time

I recently submitted the $2,000 deposit for a seat in NYU Stern’s Class of 2013. For the students who have already decided to matriculate at one school or another, making a seat deposit may be a mere formality. But, for … Continue reading

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Days Like These

On sunny days like today, there’s no greater feeling than rolling down your window as you drive around, feeling the breeze against your warm face and letting any worries dissipate into your peripheral vision. Against this idyllic backdrop, it’s easy … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

“As a young boy, I dreamed of being a baseball, but tonight I say, we must move forward, not backward, upward not forward, and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom.” -Kodos from The Simpsons, Treehouse of Horror VII

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