Hello Los Angeles!

I started this blog in 2014 and it’s taken till 2016 for me to come full circle.

After a wait of 517 days  (1 year, 4 months and 29 days, but who’s counting?) since I first started this process, I’m ecstatic to announce that I’m going to be a proud member of the UCLA Anderson Class of 2018.


Okay, back to business. I couldn’t be happier with my choice and I now realize that there is nowhere else I’d rather be. Throughout the ups and downs of the entire admissions process, I’ve always believed that I would end up where I was supposed to be. Life has a way of working out, you know? I mean it’s hard to keep sight of that when you’re staring at your third rejection letter and your career is looking bleaker than Leo’s prospects of winning an Oscar – but you just gotta keep the faith and motor on (which is what I did plus a lot of binge eating, binge watching and binge regretting).

I chose not to document the entire process this time around – to be honest, I was sick of doing it without having anything to show for it. But now that I’ve actually gotten in, I’m going to dissect everything I did differently this time around for the benefit of applicants and reapplicants everywhere (I feel your pain). I also have this faint idea of continuing to blog during the MBA, although I’m not sure how realistic that would be.

In the meantime, anyone looking for help, advice or a shoulder to cry on, go ahead and send me an email at pullingthatmbatrigger@gmail.com. I would be more than happy to help!


12 thoughts on “Hello Los Angeles!

  1. Congratulations!!!

    It’s so nice to hear your great news! I can’t blame you for not wanting to share your re-application experience publicly but I’m sure the applicant community has a lot to learn from your triumph the second time around. Can’t wait to hear it myself! 😀

    Welcome to the Class of 2018 – you won’t regret all your hard work when you get to campus. Good luck!!

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  2. Outstanding! Perseverance paid off. I applied to UCLA for Round 2. It’s not at the top of my list (Bay Area, fingers crossed) but I would be thrilled to get in. Hope to hear more from you about the MBA journey!


  3. PTMT. Hearty Congratulations! You were one of the first MBA bloggers I started reading in 2014. I’m so happy you got into one of the best schools! UCLA was one of my top choices last year! Should I wish to apply again, I’ll be sure to hit you up for information! 🙂


  4. You have been an inspiration to me as I go through this daunting application process. I have read every post on this blog, and your advice has been really helpful, so Thank you! I started blogging about my mba journey as a young applicant too and I really hope something works out finally! 😀


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