As we prepare to welcome 2019 next week, it’s a time for reflection and anticipation. But odds are if you’ve been working on MBA applications, you’ve already been doing a lot of both over the past several months.
Updating your resume—check. Brainstorming intriguing stories for your essays—check. Reminding your recommenders of everything you worked on together—check. All that’s about as intense a walk down memory lane as it gets.
You’ve spent weeks upon weeks reviewing your life’s accomplishments and navel-gazing in order to ensure your materials will show admissions committees who you really are.
Take a break–even for a day–to reflect and look forward
If you already know where you’ll be heading in the fall—or are in the envious position of deciding between programs—then there’s no doubt 2019 is going to be a banner year. You have much to be excited about!
But what if you’ve been waitlisted? Or need to put the finishing touches on your Round 2 applications. Maybe you are just beginning the application process for Round 3. Whatever the case, it’s stressful to have a good chunk of 2019 up in the air.
But your future plans will all fall into place in due time. And once your materials are in, there’s no harm in testing out the power of positive thinking, right?
You could also make it a New Year’s resolution to look forward to bigger and better things in 2019—no matter what ends up happening with business school.