Who are you and what have you done to Ana? I woke up one morning feeling completely psyched going back to school. Zeroed in on enrolling myself in business school, actually. That week came by like a whirlwind, discussing matters with my parents from making successive calls to the admissions office to consolidating all necessary documents required for application. I knew my 10-month Marketing+Admin work experience in a multinational company isn't going to vouch for my one-way ticket in grad school, much less in business school? I couldn't grow balls to phone in this crucial inquiry but getting an answer was way better than not having any hunch at all. I'd like to know, despite my 10-month work experience, would my application be given fair consideration for admissions? I got a crisp, in-your-face NO. Point blank. Okay, it was more of a Not Now. It stung to hear the admissions officer explain further why I have to defer my application for the next 3-4 years. He made perfect sense, though.
Despite being quasi-rejected and under-qualified for formal graduate school education, I took a moment. Deep breaths, tear-soaked tissues later and a solid 10-minute spent blankly staring at my computer screen, I went back to work. Delay doesn't always mean denial. For now, it's project self-improvement for me. Thinking of continuing my stalled intermediate French language lessons, reading news headlines, etc.
I've been itching to go back my school to further my game in the corporate ladder. Apparently, the process reciprocates. You also have to gain the necessary work experience to make you cut for graduate school. It's a cut throat world, needless to say. Invest in your mind.