I’m going to ESADE after all 🙂 – and truth be told I couldn’t be happier. ESADE is shooting through the rankings, and they are ever working towards making their school even better. Truth be told, I had this gut feeling I wanted to go to ESADE after all, and after speaking with the ad-com, and people who’d graduated, I think the school is a better fit for me personality wise, and like I said, in the end I think it all comes down to what MBA program is the best fit for you, I really think ESADE is it. I’m rambling
But it seems that my pathetic performance during the VC, along with a late in the game application has led to me being dinged from IESE. Truth be told, I know where my application was weak, and given I’d remedied these weak points, I’m almostcertain I would have gotten in. Would I have gotten in – now that it’s all over, I’m not sure which school I would have chosen, each has considerable benefits, and each offsets each other’s weaknesses. Comparing them side to side I at least would have found the end decision difficult, and contrary to popular belief it’s not all aout rankings, yes they are very important, but if it were strictly about numbers my arse would have gotten in nowhere, you know that 2.234 Undergrad GPA I keep telling you about.
There were also a number of reservations that I had on IESE which I partially wanted to keep from this website. You know, in case the adcoms read it (Which looking at my clustermap, they probably do). Anywho…
So, while reviewing MBA programs, I read that the WSJ said ESADE, while a great school, lacks self-confidence. In that case, I think it’s time to work towards building that self confidence up, by being the best I can, working towards making the school more internationally renown, by starting clubs, getting speakers, and trying to establish an eastern outlook – basically, doing a general lot of arse kicking while I’m there – can’t wait, should be fun.
And best of luck to all the students from IESE, LBS, RSM, HEC, etc… who read this, but try not to get your panties in a bunch when you come up against me in any MBA competitions. 🙂
Cheers, best of luck to everyone in their respective programs, and all that other goodness. We’ve got a fun, stressful, and exciting couple of years ahead of us.
P.S. – If anyone’s in NY, and would care to meet up with myself and two other future ESADE students this Thursday 18/5 (or 5/18 in the US), drop me a line jgrebski @ yahoo . com
P.P.S. – I was also informed by an IESE grad I met this weekend who did not have a chance to speak to the ad-com on my behalf that ESADE has better looking girls. Marcello, perchè non avete suo e-mail, perchè? Eh, qualunque….