MadBubbles Experiences an MBA Thanksgiving
This year, as a result of my MBA application and research process, I am getting to know various different aspects of the US. This includes both academic and cultural aspects, and the latest obvious learning for me was Thanksgiving Day. The internet is abuzz with Thanksgiving Day thoughts, black Friday, and cyber Monday shopping deals and more.
Though this is the first time I heard about such a celebration, being an Indian, I am taught to pay gratitude to all good things in life. I would like to use this post as an opportunity to celebrate thanksgiving in my way, by thanking all the things/persons who have helped in my MBA process till now.
Family & Friends: The most obvious entry but nevertheless the most important. Thanks guys for all the love and support you have given unconditionally all my life. There are friends who are helping me with my essay reviews and those helping me with the whole apps. That matters a lot.
MBA Bloggers: Though I don’t know these bloggers personally they filled the gap of me not knowing any MBA aspirants personally. Reading their blogs gave me a lot of perspective about MBA and beyond and inspired me to start my own blog. I would also like to thank MBA in the USA® and MBAChannel for selecting me as an international blogger.
MBA websites: These were again very useful during my MBA research. I especially enjoyed listening to podcasts by MBA Podcaster during my initial days of the MBA process. This is an excellent place to start your MBA and school research. I also gained lot of value from MBA admission consultant sites like: MBA in the USA®, Accepted, Clear Admit, MBA Channel, and Veritas Prep.
Current MBA Students and Adcom: Once I started the real application process, I reached out to current MBA students of my target schools and also to the admission committee members. They were all (mostly) responsive and willing to help me out in my process. This can help out any MBA aspirant to know the school more personally.
There are a lot of other persons/factors who have helped me in my journey and I am thankful to each of them. Happy Thanksgiving to all those in the USA!