Applying to business school is a hassle. There is no way around it. I graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Finance degree in the summer of 2011. I moved to Austin 1 week later. I knew it would be at least a year of settling in. I had planned on going back to school in fall 2012. But, of course, time slips by. I was meeting friends, I was working, and I was unfocused.
In order to start making a move in the right direction, I took a GMAT prep course. It was from Sept-Nov, Saturday from 1-4PM. It was rough, but EXTREMELY helpful. I took the exam in January, but didn’t hit quite what I needed to. I am planning on taking it again in March.
In addition, I have been trying to add extracurricular activities to my schedule, to add to my resume. You also need to collect letters of recommendation and write essays. It’s just a big production.
But, I really want it. I am in a Marketing department right now. It doesn’t suit me at all. I am a numbers girl, super analytical. I want to go back and get my Accounting degree. I think that’s something I could expand on and really enjoy. I am a workhorse – I love cranking out one thing after another. I need to look at business school as a path to a happier life, not a chore. If I do, I know I will crank this out.
**Progress & Tidbits**