Well it's certainly been a while since I posted. Since then, I've decided not to rush an application into Columbia before their deadline, as I didn't think I could really put something of quality together given the time constraints and my work commitments. So, I've decided to call it a day and start looking ahead to the next cycle of admissions. My boss has continued to be great and completely supportive, and we are in the process of finding a new 1-year long project I can take on when my current job's rotation ends this July.
I've certainly learned a lot from the process this year and am certain I can use my experience to prepare better apps next year. I'll also be re-thinking school choice for this next attempt. I'll probably only post from time to time until the next app season heats up, since without MBA admissions my life can get a bit dull to read about. (Sample post: "Hey, I went to work again today, then came home, and will probably go back to work tomorrow.")
A big Thank You to all my fellow applicants and bloggers out there who have commented on my blog and lent their support. For those of you who were accepted in R1 - congrats! and good luck as you prepare for class this fall, and for those waiting for R2 decisions I'll keep my fingers crossed.