Monday, July 25, 2005


B-school Score

B-Schools I apped to and the results:

Chicago GSB (2004 BW Rank:2)- Accepted after Interview! :)
Columbia (8) - Dinged after WL
MIT Sloan (9) - Dinged after WL
Johnson@Cornell (7) - Accepted after Interview! :)
Ross@UMich (6) - Accepted after Interview! :)
Fuqua@Duke (11)- Accepted after Interview! :)
HBS (5)- Dinged without Interview :( :(
Kellogg (1)- Dinged after Interview :(
Yale (21)- Dinged after Interview :(
Wharton (3)- Dinged after Interview :(

Sunday, July 24, 2005


Time is a healer

Time is not only a healer but also a problem solver.

A week of deliberations with friends and family assuaged our fears of leaving our old home and migrate to our new home. Most of the questions that we had earlier have been answered (at least partially). A few have been addressed below:

1. We are hiring UPACK for the move. We pack and they move. eliminates the inconvenience of driving a truck full of stuff and more importantly makes it muck cheaper than renting a UHAUL or a PENSKE.

2. I am getting rid of my Bofa account and applied for a Citibank student account for lack of Bofa ATMs near the Hyde Park campus.

3. My FAFSA loan got approved! Yippee! I am still waiting on my GSB loan approval.

4. Notified ulitity company, gas service, cable company, washer/dryer, apartment of my impending move.

5. Arranged for a going away party for friends

6. Fixed an apartment near campus in Hyde Park area.

7. Ordered a T43 Thinkpad from IBM

8. Put in my 2week notice.

9. Got 80 boxes from work for pcking up stuff

10. Ordered all textbooks for the 1st quarter at GSB for a nominal fee.

Now that things are falling in place, I need to crank it up a notch and finish wrapping up stuff before my I-am-gonna-miss-Austin-so-much-feeling sets in...

Thursday, July 21, 2005


Questions, Questions, Questions!

So, my decision to attend GSB has given rise to many questions, both to me and my wife.

Where do we start?
How easy would it be to announce the last days to our managers? Do we take off a few weeks early and go on a vacation or do we work until the week before school starts?
How do we move from Austin to Chicago? How can we move with so much stuff? Do we hire movers or coax friends to help us out?
Do we throw a goodbye party before parting ways with friends?
What is the bank balance? Is it positive? Negative?
What about health insurance? Do we do COBRA?
What are other people doing with regard to pre-school book reading? Do I need to read any specific books? Which ones?
How do I encash my stock options? Is it worth it?
How will it end?
How will I get the loan the next two years? Will FAFSA approve of my loan? How about GSB loan? Will that be approved?

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