I'm gasping because I was following up on an e-mail from MIT and saw that they had local events going on all over the Globe. I registered for one in a month. Here's the thing though, I decided to glance at Harvards schedule and found that all their events are starting in September all over the Globe. Checked another school and then another. Dang! All the schools are hitting their "admission events" from September to November. (And some are next week)
When I went to Harvards web site, there was a note stating that if the hyperlink was NON-EXISTANT, that the event was already full. Well, there was only one hyperlink and the rest of the events in other cities were not hyperlinked. I sat there thinking, "oh, oh, are they all full?"
Then I saw a prospective student link and filled that out for Harvard. After filling it out, the comment said that all events would be announced 2-3 weeks in advance via e-mail and that I would be notified because I had registered. Registration will be first come,first serve at that point.
Ladies and gentlemen, I plan on registering at each prospective school that I'll be applying to so that I can be notified of the "admission events" for each school that I'm interested in. It's August 19th and a slew of California admission events are EARLY NEXT MONTH! I'm not sure whether I'll be able to attend all of them. I'm debating the wisdom of doing that vs going to the World MBA Tour's where these schools will already be represented. However, I think it would be good to go a school specific one to hear the spotlight info on just that one school and to be able to focus more time on my desired schools.
I did NOT realize this movement was happening. Did you? Anyway, I'm glad I caught it. I figure that if I can complete school profile registrations this week, then I'll receive notifications of the events in my area. Other schools that allow you to register now like MIT require each of us to take some action quickly to attend the school specific admission events. As there were nearly 5,000 people who applied Kellogg last year for example, I doubt there will be much room to take our time on making decisions about registering and attending these events. Space in these events is sure to be limited.
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