Well Chicago's deadline is rapidly approaching and so far I have 0 recommendations submitted. I spoke with my supervisor this morning and he promised it is in progress and he will submit it this week. I will see the other partner writing my recommendation tomorrow and will speak to her about it as well. My application is in pretty good shape so I'm feeling pretty good about it. As for Stanford, I have 2 of 3 recommendations already submitted, and will chase down the 3rd this week. Since I fly to Beijing on Oct. 21 and don't know how quickly I'll be able to get online once I'm there, essentially my deadline for Stanford is the 20th. That application is in ok shape, but I still have some work to do on the essays. Needless to say, the projects I'm involved with at work are getting pretty intense, so it's going to be a fun 2 weeks leading up to the deadlines. Thankfully I planned a 4 day long weekend into my trip to Beijing, I will need the time to decompress.
One thing that does concern me a bit is that I have quite a bit of travel for work in November and December. While I am getting a bit ahead of myself, I'm concerned that it could impact interview scheduling. I guess that's a bridge I'll have to cross when I come to it.
I'm going to a Stanford reception tonight in NYC so I'll give the full rundown on it within a day or so.