DOWN But Not OUT: Tips to deal with B School Rejection

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Results of almost all the B school for the MBA admissions are declared. Congratulations to the students who got their dream college. And those who could not make it should not lose heart. Just because you’re down to your last strike, you’re not out yet. You can always do more. This year if you didn’t get a B school of your choice, doesn’t mean that you can’t get it. Just remember, “Failure is the first key to success”. Don’t lose faith in yourself, just follow these steps and start preparing for CAT’17.

1.Re-evaluate Yourself

The first important step you have to take now is re-evaluate yourself and your performance. This will help you in figuring out where you lack this year and what were your mistakes and how can you improve it. The reason of failure can be any one of these:

A) Poor Performance

This is possible that you are not well prepared this time and you have not performed upto the mark. There can be many reasons for that. E.g. you were working and didn’t get enough time to prepare. All you have to do is improve yourself and your profile as well by working hard this time and taking a proper guidance from a senior or an experienced faculty.

B) Profile not as per the B-school

Sometimes our expectations are higher than the reality. It is possible that your profile didn’t match with the B school you were expecting. There may be a reason that your experience was not as per the competition level. You have to do the true analysis of your profile and accordingly select the B-school you can target.

2. Plan out the next step

The most important step you have to take is to plan what next you have to do. You want to take CAT again or you will work and prepare for the same while working. This is the most important decision you have to take according to your profile. You have to take proper guidance from a professional for this because you don’t know which step is best suited to your profile. This is the most crucial step because this will decide your career. So plan accordingly.

3. Start again with a new hope

Life always move on and there is no reason to stop in the fast moving world. So take a rest, plan out something refreshing and go with the flow. Start preparing for CAT with the fresh mind and be focused to your dream.


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