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With Committee…

While wading my way through the ocean of tasks I have to complete at work, I decided to take a break to check my application statuses… It has become an obsession now – I religiously check the statuses at least three to four times a day, just hoping for some news… It’s a very systematic process: I go through my bookmarks one by one; first Carnegie Mellon, then Michigan, and finally NYU… I quickly scan each screen for any change in text since the last iteration… In fact, one time I had my browser window smaller than usual so the text alignment was off – I was so excited, I had thought something changed… A closer reading revealed that all was as before…

Today something changed… The paragraph of text that explained that my application was being processed now states that my application is “with committee”… That means that throughout the next week or two some individuals in New York will read my application, hear my pleas to go to NYU, and pass judgment on my fate… Wow, that’s one heck of a way to think about it! I’m excited to say the least – I feel pretty good about my application… I hope I won’t have to eat these words later… No really, I hope that my application will stand out and that the ad com will say something like “Oh yeah, I remember Yash. He’s the guy with the creative video tape describing him”… Either that or they’ll say, “Yeah, I think Yash is the guy with weird colleagues and friends!”… Regardless, at least they’ll remember me!

I’m surprised that my status for Carnegie Mellon hasn’t been updated yet… I interviewed with them a little over a week ago, and my application still shows as incomplete… Things also look the same as always with Michigan… When I log into their system it doesn’t even show a status – it just shows my application, as it was when I submitted it… I wonder if I’ll get an e-mail from them or if they’ll update the online area (or both)… Come to think of it, one thing I’ve learned from this process is that relying on the e-mail systems is not the best way to get notification… It appears that changes on the website occur sooner than the time that you get the e-mail… In some cases (such as the change in my NYU status), you don’t get an e-mail at all…

Oh well, I’m rambling… So I’ll shut up, wrap up a couple of things at work, and head out for my weekend…:)

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