Days of Whine and Neurosis

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

So I Hear the Invites Are Out/To Negotiate?

While reading the BW forums I noticed that R2 invites for Harvard and Cal have started to trickle out, and that UCLA has starting admitting some R2 candidates. These are always the worst of times. I haven’t received any invites or heard from UCLA, so naturally the disquiet starts to kick in. I went through the same thing with USC. I ultimately received an invite and admittance, so I just need to remember that dates mean nothing at this point. But still, it’s easier said than done. Anyone out there have any methods to ease their worried mind? Besides drinking at 11 AM and anything involving chicken feathers or goat’s blood, that is.

I expect to have the following dilemma at a few schools (I hope): School A offers me a fellowship, and school B doesn’t. School B is my first choice. Do I ask school B if they’ll award me a fellowship based upon school A’s offer? It’s a tough choice. On the one hand, I don’t want to look a gift horse in the mouth and I don’t want to come across as greedy. On the other, I always negotiate for everything, and this IS business school, after all. I mean, they have classes for negotiating built into their curriculum. I’m not sure if school B would think I’m crazy for asking. Your thoughts?