(Closed) graduate school

posted 9 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i’m going through the same thing right now, it stinks! i’ve gotten over 3/4 of the applications done (a lot are due tomorrow), so it’s getting better/i’m almost done, but ugh…such a pain! and we’re at the stage of wedding planning where things are nuts–i’m afraid if i put off booking photographers and florists until january, all the good ones will be snatched up!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It was years ago, but I still remember the horror of veterinary school applications. It’s going to feel soooooooooooo good when you’re finally done! 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Thankfully I only applied to one grad school and got in!  I wish you luck on your essays.  Take a break from it and usually it will help you to clear your head and think new things about it.

Post # 6
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732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I hate that damn essay. It was the worst, it took me almost 3 weeks just to start writing it. I never worked so hard on a paper in my life!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

yup, last year. i remember it well. but i cheated and reused a scholarship essay. lol. just like undergrad! like missasb, i only applied to one school [thanks to my less than fabulous gmat results] and got in and the application process wasn’t intense at all so i breezed through it. good luck to you!

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Do you have any professors from your undergrad school that loved you?  That’s the way I got most of my letters of recommendation.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Going through this RIGHT now. I freaked out and posted for help multiple times in the lounge. Much helpful! I also asked one of my recommenders and the other one offered to review my personal statement. Being that they read and decide admissions for their programs I found their feedback helpful as well. If yours is due tomorrow, I guess that probably won’t work. But definitely have someone review it! I tend to skim everything after I’ve read it once and don’t catch mistakes very well, so it helps to have fresh eyes.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I did do those applications several years ago…and it was horrible!  I never had trouble with the statement of intent, but the hardest thing for me was that every school had a completely different application process.  Online, offline, online-offline combo, profs submitting letters online, or individually by mail, or I had to pick up all of them and send them off myself.  It was so confusing and difficult to keep all the requirements straight.  Thankfully I finished, got into every school I applied for, and met Fiance while trying to pay off my grad school debts!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Hmmmm, I don’t remember it being that bad (I’m in my second year of graduate school right now) but I also applied to Columbia and NYU j-school my senior year of undergrad and that was a NIGHTMARE.  So I guess regular graduate school sort of pales in comparison for me ;o)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i hated filling the applications out last year! And then the waiting! Arg! Unfortunately, my undergraduate school ended up screwing up my paperwork and I’m stuck here for another year (well, a semester at this point…). And now i’m thinking of putting grad school off for a few years. I feel burnt out and we’re thinking of starting a family.

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I won’t be going to grad school for a while, and am thinking of taking the GMAT next fall (I graduate in the spring) so that everything is still fresh and will hopefully get a good score, or have time to retake if need be. Good luck everyone!!

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