Its almost November, and I've made a lot of progress since I last blogged:
Fuqua submitted EA and was fortunate enough to get an interview invite. Originally I planned to head back to Durham to interview - but they were kind to give me a Skype interview - saving me a few bucks and some 2012 vacation.
Now I've gushed over Duke for the better part of the year. Fell in love with the beautiful campus, and the amazing school culture. The first essay: 25 random things was probably the most enjoyable b-school related task I've done all year. And now this whole skype interview thing basically freed enough resources for me to take the new lady friend on a cruise or a short vacation.
I don't want to get my hopes too far up but I REALLY want the Duke admit. Can't imagine this journey ending anywhere but Fuqua. At least I'll know next week when decisions are out October 30th.
Today I got the Michigan Ross round 1 interview invite (the Ross application was probably the best one I've done so far). It made my week, because work has been absolutely gruelling and preparing for the interview will be a great distraction.
Hopefully I'll have more good news soon!