The reason I haven't posted for a minute is because I've been busy trying to study but also trying to plan. To Niyi specifically, and to those who have encouraged me, I have not taken the GMAT. I have postponed taking it which leads me to why I am letting out a deep breath.
The last couple of weeks have been hectic. I attended two interesting MBA related sessions. The first regarding the Consortium, the second about a program called Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep. Both are programs that I want to be a part of and lead to the MBA. More on the Consortium another time. The ML4T MBA Prep program is featured in this month's issue of Fortune Magazine. It is a year long program that basically funnels minorities into top MBA programs and has an amazing success rate. It provides coaching, mentoring and guidance with essays, GMAT prep, interviewing and also gives participants access to admissions personnel at the top business schools and corporate personnel at firms such as Citigroup, Boston Consulting, CocaCola, and the list goes on. It requires an application and that is why I've been AWOL.
The first application round deadline was in October and they have chosen a little more than half the class already. The second deadline is tomorrow, December 1. Considering that I only heard about this program last week, I have been running around like a headless chicken trying to put everything together to get my application in before tomorrow's deadline. I had to get a recommendation letter, order transcripts, write 4 essays, and take a practice GMAT test, all in 3 days. This week has been hell, and there were times when I just wanted to give up but I pulled through. I completed the online portion of the application and had to mail some parts in. I ran to the post office this afternoon and just as I got there the mail was going out. I explained to the lady serving me that my documents had to be in New York tomorrow by noon and this wonderful woman held the mail so my application could go out today and get there on time. God gave me strength to persevere and ordered my steps so I could get to that post office right on time. Sitting in my car outside the post office I took a deep breath.....IN and OUT. The hard part is done. Now comes the waiting....till early February. So my friends, please pray for me. I want so badly to be a part of this program. I WANT IT. I know I was put in the position to hear about this program for a reason and I'm believing that as I speak it, so it shall be.
So, hopefully I'll come back soon to write something more interesting but this is what's been going on. To those who've been expecting a return phonecall - you know who you are - forgive me and we'll talk soon. I am so going to sleep like never before this weekend! You guys have a good one and remember to always, always, always BE THANKFUL.