Monday, May 01, 2006

Graduate School and life....

I'm back!

Quick update, in a mere two weeks all three of the B-schools I applied for replied back. Drumroll please....

#1 - VCU - I'm in! Yay!!

#2 - University of Toronto - I'm wait-listed, not bad, not bad at all.

#3 - London Business School - rejected. But I'm not totally bummed out, the price tag for going to the school and living in London - $75,000. Really even if accepted, I would not have been able to go, much too expensive, can't incur that debt.

I'm pleased with my results, after seeing the GMAT score, I was afraid I wouldn't get into any of the schools. Two out three is not bad (according to University of Toronto, wait-listed is a positive thing and I'm taking it that way!).

Trip out to Phoenix was fun, without internet and all my household chores, it was like a mini-vacation. I truly was able to relax as soon as the quitting bell rang instead of constantly thinking, "what do I have to do." Already I've been back in the DC area two days and my nerves are back to were they were, I'm stressed out. Plus I think going out, meeting the people taking over my duties has helped me bring some closer to this job. I'm ready to move on. It's a good thing.

18 Comments:

Blogger PaxRomano said...

The Grad Schools: GOOD FOR YOU!!

I loved Toronto the last time I was there; beautiful city!

5:25 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

So you've got one in the bag, no matter what. You're set! And it's close to home!

I love Canada, and there's a lot to be said for going away, too.

Good Luck!

6:30 PM  
Blogger Tony said...

Welcome back! I missed you!!!


****HUGS****

8:32 PM  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

So, which, VCU or wait for UofT?

10:18 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Pax - thank you : ) I'm so happy to have been accepted, I was quite nervous with my GMAT scores being so low.

Merci - yup, close to home and one in the bag, works for me, considering I only applied to three schools, I'm feeling pretty good.

Tony - oh thanks, I missed reading all of you guys. I will try to get to my tag this week, promise!

Joe - leaning towards VCU cause it is more feasible, much more feasible! But we will see, University of Toronto is a very good B-school, but out of my price range.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Adham said...

Congratulations.

x

3:11 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Adham - thanks : )

3:33 PM  
Blogger o0ohso0ocrazy said...

one word:VCU?
we swore we would never become those girls.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Sorry Naima - its to Richmond I head : )

10:43 AM  
Anonymous Divine Calm said...

Whoo-hoo!!!!! CONGRATS! Things are looking up for you!

4:20 PM  
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9:11 PM  
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9:27 PM  
Blogger o0ohso0ocrazy said...

hey aslong as ur happy.
somebody deserves to be.
=)

9:28 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Divine - thanks!

Naima - Yes, I'm happy but would be much much happier if I was getting married, so I suppose its all relative : )

9:44 AM  
Blogger o0ohso0ocrazy said...

maybe you find nice indian boy at business school.you know they vant to make some money and meet new people too yaar.
hahaha.

10:37 PM  
Blogger Virginia Gal said...

Naima - why do you think I'm going back to school, hee hee.

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