I’m 27 y/o and ever since graduating college I’ve wanted to go to business school for an MBA. The past few months have been a bit tough because I was rejected from every school I applied to. The first rejections weren’t that bad at first because I thought I had a chance at the others (I applied to 6 schools in total). The worst part is now seeing people I made friends with being so stoked about going to college in the fall. It feels like everyone else succeeded and I’m the only failure. PS. I know that isn’t the case, other people would have been rejected too, but it’s like other people’s success is being rubbed in my face.
It’s hard for me to process. Some say I should have been realistic in my choices (I chose top 10 schools) but others say you shouldn’t limit yourself and reach for the stars. My GMAT score was good, not spectacular. My undergrad grades were good, not great. But I think my work experience and extracurriculars are strong – internships at MBB, Big 4 experience, volunteering activities. I know I’m up against some very talented competition but it still sucks to not even be invited to an interview for any school. Anyone else have the ding blues?