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So, my tenure here at DW didn't last as long as I had thought it would. But oh well. Anyway, previously on Julia, I was applying to USC and Michigan. Neither one even wanted to interview me. Poop. So I decided to apply to second tier schools. I picked Illinois and Wisconsin. Illinois's deadline was right around when I made this decision, so I quickly got my app in. They wanted to interview me right away. And today they offered me admission, plus a very small amount of money (about enough to cover housing, but no food). Meanwhile, Wisconsin's deadline isn't until February, so I haven't applied yet, but the deadline to give Illini my deposit is right around the app deadline for Wisconsin.

Additionally, Iowa wants me. A lot. They gave me a tuition waiver and are now flying me out for an interview. So I would guess they will offer me money. A lot. But I'm not flying out until the first week of February, about a week before Illini's deposit is due. So... Conundrum. But I have time. I'm going to get my Wisconsin app in ASAP and hope they will give me a quick response. This isn't the worst position to be in, but if it comes to Feb 10th and I still haven't heard from anyone but Illinois, I will feel like I'm risking wasting a lot of money. But I will probably only back out if one of the other schools offers me a nice package, so I'd be saving in the end? Maybe? 
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I have submitted my second and last application for the first round. Two schools, $350. It's insane. But it's over and there's nothing I can do to change it now, so all I can do is wait.

While I wait, I watch TV. I just watched The Walking Dead. The first half hour was everything I hate about zombie movies - one guy alone. It's the lack of other people that scares the shit out of me. Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, etc. they all had groups of people nearly the entire time. That's what I like.  But luckily this wasn't like that the whole time. And the hook at the end totally caught me. So I will be back next week.

I still haven't watched this week's Boardwalk Empire. I am loving the show, but my friends are all unavailable tonight, and I was going to watch it alone, but I prefer the company. I like talking about it while watching. 

I'm on level 2 of the 30 Day Shred and it's ridiculously hard. If I don't fit into my dress after doing this for two months, something is seriously wrong.
jules: (Jason Fucking Dohring)
  • Had a kickass interview, and I'm supposed to have a second next week, though they haven't scheduled it yet...
  • Went to a kickass U of M MBA info session where I fell even more in love with the idea of going
  • Won a kickass bar trivia with my friends for a grand prize of $75 gift certificate, which just covered our tab
  • Fantasized about what sort of kickass things I could do with an extra $800 a month (if I get the job)
I guess that's it. But it's been a pretty good week, though work has been extra boring. Fingers crossed about the job, because I think I need a change of scenary.

U of M

Oct. 10th, 2010 01:15 pm
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 So, I got my official score report for the GMAT after only 6 days, so it's plenty of time for me to apply first round for U of M. Of course, applications are due tomorrow, so that plenty of time doesn't really apply to me. Hmm. But my essays are 50% ish written and off to my mother to try to flesh out. So nice to have a mother to do that for me. :)

In other news, I have an interview on Tuesday. After months of nothing happening, this is my second interview this month. Didn't get the last one, but still. An interview is better than nothing. If I do happen to get the job, it's a year and a half commitment (at much better pay than my current salary), so if I get into either U of M or USC, I will probably defer. If I get the job, I won't necessarily need to go to school to do what I want to do, but after working there for a while I may decide that I want to put myself into a ridiculous amount of debt anyway. Maybe. 

But that's getting way ahead of myself. Chances are I will not get the job. I just have to hold out hope that I get into school, which seems like a better chance to me. 
jules: (Bubbles!!)
So, I'm applying to b-school. I'm kind of getting a little excited at the idea. The biggest problem I have with going back to school is the thought of the debt I will end up with. DO NOT WANT! But when I get past the fear of never paying off my education, I actually like the idea. I'm almost even excited at the thought of maybe moving to the deuce if I end up at U of M, even though it's not my first choice. I do like my cousins and free room and board!

But now I have to pretend I'm medicated and just write my goddamn essays. I have about 6 or so to write between the two schools. But I'm not writing tonight because tonight is for watching Boardwalk Empire. And maybe Weeds. And some Inbetweeners.

Oh, and tonight is for lamenting that I finished Doctor Who Series 5. When I finished series 4, I was fine. Ten was gone and I figured I wouldn't really like Eleven and I was in no rush to watch it. I waited a couple of months, in fact. But, it turns out, I LIKE Eleven. A lot. He's not Ten, but he doesn't have to be. He's quite awesome in his own right, just as Nine was, and I'm sure 1-8 were, too. So I really really want MORE! Dammit. I didn't want to like Who. I mean, I still think it's completely silly and I HATE episodes that have either Daaleks or Cybermen, but it's just so entertaining. And I finally really like the companion. I hated Rose and Donna, and while I liked Martha, Amy is just so much better. So, now I need it to come back. Stupid waiting until Christmas.

In other news, my mother has just now decided she is going to be super negative about the MBA thing. She's acting like I just came up with the idea today and didn't communicate with her about this two months ago when I approached both my parents about it. Oh, and like I haven't been telling her I need to study for the GMAT every time I talked to her since then. Lovely.

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