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6 minutes ago, Curio said:

Did everyone else get an email from Yale confirming receipt of the application? Just curious?

I received an email from them when each of my recommendation letters were received and an email waiving my application fee, but no "Your application is complete" email. As long as it says submitted, you should be all set!

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Is it weird that I haven't heard from CMU yet? I was under the impression that they scheduled interviews with everyone first round, but I haven't heard anything. I was thinking of reaching out to them, but maybe I just need to practice some patience...

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@Squidpunk SUCH a relief! Sorry to hear about the lack of communication from CMU... that must be frustrating! I didn't apply there, so I have no helpful information, but I do hope you hear something soon to put your mind at ease.

Now on to find and prepare a monologue for UW... fun times! 

 

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15 hours ago, Squidpunk said:

Is it weird that I haven't heard from CMU yet? I was under the impression that they scheduled interviews with everyone first round, but I haven't heard anything. I was thinking of reaching out to them, but maybe I just need to practice some patience...

I haven’t heard from them either. Last year they sent out Skype interview requests on January 3rd... hmm... 

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2 hours ago, E. Karenina said:

Has anybody heard from Northwestern yet?

Nothing here yet... radio silence so far from them and UT Austin. 

Not expecting anything from UMass or BU just yet, since their deadlines just passed, but starting to get antsy about those other two. (Patience has absolutely never been my strong suit.) 

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5 hours ago, MadamDirector said:

Nothing here yet... radio silence so far from them and UT Austin. 

Not expecting anything from UMass or BU just yet, since their deadlines just passed, but starting to get antsy about those other two. (Patience has absolutely never been my strong suit.) 

Same! I didn't apply to BU, but UCSD just closed too. (I also applied to UMass Amherst.) Not expecting to hear from them for another month at least, but Northwestern needs to hurry up! :) 

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Had my Yale interview. That was intense. I felt pretty great about it afterwards, but now I'm picking it apart.

The one topic that keeps coming up is that "I don't seem to need graduate school" since my career is going well -- this feels like a pretty tricky thing to navigate. I don't want other people deciding what's best for my career after only speaking to me for an hour...

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@Squidpunk I got the very same thing in mine, which was the only part I didn't feel so great about looking back. "You have a company, you're doing what you love...why quit that?" ...because I know more training could help me do what I love better? Eek. 

Sounds like that may be a question they challenge everyone with. 

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@Hamidoo I'm so glad to hear your interview went well! I'm glad to know I'm not in the boat alone waiting on Northwestern (and others). This process is a practice in patience. 

@ctbck Thanks for the info! That's good to know.

@MadamDirector and @Squidpunk Did you both respond "Ummm... ... ... because you're Yale." ? ;) 

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20 hours ago, MadamDirector said:

@Squidpunk I got the very same thing in mine, which was the only part I didn't feel so great about looking back. "You have a company, you're doing what you love...why quit that?" ...because I know more training could help me do what I love better? Eek. 

Sounds like that may be a question they challenge everyone with. 

Thanks so much for sharing this question! I'm applying in a year or two, and what strikes me is that Northwestern (granted, not who asked the question) explicitly states that they're interested in candidates who are running companies. I guess different schools really are looking to shape different directors. 

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