Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Go Blue!!

Yay!!! Got the call I was waiting for (like ever!) today morning...

The Ross Rnd 1 decision deadline is not until 01/15 but the BW forums had been abuzz with anticipation regarding the calls going out starting Monday itself and anyone who has been on the forums (who hasn't, you ask? :) would know how addicitive it is once someone on the forum mentions receiving a call!! So I spent the whole of yesterday refreshing the Ross Round1 thread every 2-3 minutes like an obsessive maniac and as the day wound down, I was almost reduced to a nervous wreck as I had not received 'THE' call yet!!

All I could do the entire evening was ponder over why I did not get the call? had they already called everyone? maybe they are doing it alphabetically? and so on... I remember falling asleep with the last thought being about the call and waking up today thinking about it!!! Trust me, I am not the obsessive kind but this was my top choice school and also the only result I was waiting for... I so wanted it and then it finally does go off!!

Strange how when I saw the number and realised it was from Ann Arbor, I felt relieved and almost calmed down... the victory dance came later :D

But there it is... With an admit to Ross 2011, my application season comes to an extremely successful end... 1 year, 4 applications, 4 interviews and 4 admits later I am finally ready to close this exciting chapter of my life!!

Tons of decisions, planning, shopping, preparing, traveling to look forward to but we will leave that for another day... till then, Hakuna Matata!


m@ said...

congrats! see ya in ann arbor. :)

Anonymous said...

Hakuna matata!! You're doing gr8!! 4/4 is an enviable record and that too, when the list includes Ross, Cornell, Goizueta and Yale!!

Keep on rocking!!!

M.K said...

Wow, that is seriously awesome! many congrats, and hope you achieve everything from your MBA experience which you are aiming for :) 4/4 is one of the most impressive admit records ive heard of!

Matt said...

Hey, that's great news! Congrats on the admissions! I hope that I will have the chance to meet you in A2!

Omne said...


ruche said...

I need one help from you. I have my on-campus interview with Yale on 2 feb. Could you please tell me how did you prepare for the interview


Coronet said...

@All - Thanks a lot, guys!

@m@ - Rainerisms has been fun to read... would love to meet the 3 brains behind it :)

@Matt - r u a prospective? which round?

@Ruche - Congrats on the interview invite! I went through the essays, revised all the program and profile strengths in order to show a fit... My interview experience (on the blog) and ClearAdmit should give you a good idea of the questions... prepare a 1-2 points for each q and u should be fine...
Dont stress too much else you tend to either blabber too much or not speak at all... it happened to me! :) ATB

MBAlmighty said...

Wow!!! Speechless!!! Congrats Coronet and have fun in Michigan! :)

ahembeea said...

Congrats again! So you are our EXPERT when it comes to school selection and acing the applications :). The applicants this year would all fall one over the other to take tips from you!!

Coronet said...

@MBAlmighty - Thanks! it surely has been a fun ride so far :) ATB with your Stanford app!

@ahembeea - I wouldnt call myself an 'EXPERT' but I think I have the 'FIT' thingie figured out now :) Keep the faith... Kellogg/Ross are just a step away!

Matt said...

No, I'm not a prospective. : )
I'm in the Marketing Communications Office at Ross, trying to handle our social media presence. We just launched a Facebook page if you want to connect with other Rossians! http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Ann-Arbor-MI/The-Ross-School-of-Business/42202896250

I'd love to hear what you thought of the decision notification. Shoot me an email if you have time.
Congrats again!

ruche said...

Thanks a lot for the help :)

raghuformba said...

Congrats... As you said... "Go Blue"

I've been wait listed. Hope we will be classmates at Ross :)


Coronet said...

@Matt - oops! guess should have checked you out on Twitter before asking the q :) so whats ur email-id again?

@Ruche - ur welcome! let me know how it goes...

@raghuformba - sure thing! ATB

Matt said...

Oh sorry. Email is
Thieleman1 (at) yahoo.com

Oren said...

Congratz! Be sure to go to the GBR.

Alex said...


I'm a R2 applicant at Ross, just got an interview invite and have a couple of questions, my id is shalini.g.mani@gmail.com. Could you please drop a mail if you dont mind?

Coronet said...

@Oren - Thanks! Unfortunately I will be missing GBR as I just returned to India :( Looking forward to meeting everyone in August

@Alex - have sent you a mail... let me know your questions and I will share as much gyaan as I can :)

Anonymous said...


I got into the Ross Class of 2011.I am based in Bangalore.Do drop me a mail sometime at karthikvraj@yahoo.co.in



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Anjani said...

Hi there!
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